Top PC Action Games of 2011

Welcome to's top action games of 2011, a list of the best videogames, created from editorial reviews on the site. It's the perfect tool to find that great game you haven't played yet, or even to find a gem for a friend or loved one as a gift.

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  • 15.


    Homefront's threadbare campaign is like a beautiful, sweeping piece of music being awkwardly recited by a child on a recorder. If imitation is truly the sincerest form of flattery, the Call of Duty 4 team must feel pretty... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 14.

    Operation Flashpoint: Red River

    Operation Flashpoint: Red River does a good job of capturing the spirit of war, but it sadly fails to capitalise on its lofty ambitious. For all the hoo-ha about switching Operation Flashpoint to a more action-orientated... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 13.


    FEAR 3 is an enjoyable experience, but is sadly lacking in the fear department, and has subsequently lost its defining characteristic. It's 2011, and FEAR 3 is relying on the same scare tactics that the original game did... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 12.

    Call of Duty: Black Ops - Annihilation

    Annihilation presents another batch of consistently entertaining maps built on the solid bedrock of sprawling architectural foundations. Do golfers love sniping or do snipers love golf? I don't know, but Treyarch definitely... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS3, PC

  • 11.

    Dead Rising 2: Off the Record

    If you're a massive fan of the series - and of Frank West in particular - it's still worth picking this up, but even at twenty notes, there's little to make this an urgent purchase. For a game that contained so many wonderful... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 10.

    Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam

    Vietnam isn't a dramatic reinvention of Bad Company 2, though I doubt anybody would want it to be. The briefing screen to Phu Bai Valley, one of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam's five new maps, informs that the all-important... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 9.

    Dead Space 2

    Dead Space 2's phenomenal production values, including perhaps the best use of sound in modern gaming, ensures the game stands tall amongst its peers. Most of the time, anyway. There's a bit where, over the radio, Isaac Clarke... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 8.

    LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars

    There's plenty of things to like in LEGO Star Wars III, though some of them might be buried a little too deep for younger players. In the interests of full disclosure, here's what I knew about Star Wars: The Clone Wars before... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PC

  • 7.


    Brink is a game that deserves a chance, and those with a penchant for the multiplayer shooter owe it to themselves to give it a look. If you believe all the huffing and puffing from this oft-delayed game, Brink has managed... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 6.

    Dungeon Siege 3

    Dungeon Siege 3 is noticeably pricier than the competition in the genre, but it's a modernised take on dungeon crawling that brings a few new ideas to the series with superior production values. Dungeon Siege began in 2002... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 5.


    Rage is a technical powerhouse, and if you can overlook the bits that don't quite work, you'll find one of the most exciting shooters we've had in years. An ominous clanking heralds the arrival of a heavy Gearhead thug -... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 4.


    Given the current landscape of the genre, it's fair to say that Bulletstorm is not only a great game, but an important one, too. Bulletstorm is: a bromantic comedy starring two meat-heads and a chick with huge norks; a lesson... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 3.

    Crysis 2

    Switching to New York gives Crysis 2 what it desperately needed: a credible sense of menace to go alongside gorgeous technical fortitude and impressive artistic direction. New York. The city that never sleeps, though I imagine... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 2.

    Deus Ex: Human Revolution

    Deus Ex: Human Revolution is reminiscent of the best efforts from the golden era of PC gaming at the end of the 90s. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is the story of a man who gets blown apart, and then put back together again.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 1.

    Mass Effect 2

    You say potato, I say potato. It's taken almost a year for Mass Effect 2 to reach the PS3. Now that it's finally here, however, there are only two questions worth asking: "Does the game live up to its reputation?" and "Does... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, PS3