Top PC Action Games of 2011

Welcome to VideoGamer.com's top PC 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.

Please take into account this list is in descending order! VideoGamer.com is always open to hearing about your opinion. Would your list be different? If so let us know by contacting us or tweeting us @VideoGamerCom.

  • 12.

    Mass Effect 2 - Arrival Review

    Mass Effect 2 - Arrival

    There are some choice moments across Arrival's duration, but it's just a shame that Mass Effect 2's final piece of DLC is undoubtedly its weakest. Designed to bridge the gap between last year's Mass Effect 2 and the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 11.

    Red Faction Armageddon Review

    Red Faction Armageddon

    Aside from marvelling at collapsing buildings, there's little here to hold your attention for more than a few hours. It's not a bad game; it's just an entirely forgettable one. There are times when Red Faction: Armageddon is great: when you're firing... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 10.

    Renegade Ops Review

    Renegade Ops

    If you're looking for a demanding blast from the past, Renegade Ops will sort you out for a week or two; just don't expect to be playing it for much longer than that. When a game adopts a floppy disk as its save symbol, you know you're in for... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 9.

    Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Review

    Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light

    A few control issues bringing the overall quality of the product down, but that doesn't mean Guardian of Light isn't worth a look. Discard any dusty, out of date preconceptions you might have about raiding... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

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  • 8.

    Operation Flashpoint: Red River Review

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 7.

    Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon Review

    Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon

    EDF can become monotonous – mindless even, if you let it – but with the right frame of mind, there's a remarkable amount of fun to be had here. It's hard to pinpoint, to convey in words, exactly what makes Earth Defense... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 6.

    Dead Rising 2: Off the Record Review

    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 elements, Dead Rising 2 was hard... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 5.

    Assassin's Creed Revelations Review

    Assassin's Creed Revelations

    Ezio's story comes to a disappointing conclusion in the weakest Assassin's Creed since the original. The Animus is gaming's greatest get-out clause. Invisible walls, erratic NPC... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 4.

    Dead Space 2 Review

    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 is told that under... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

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  • 3.

    Dungeon Siege 3 Review

    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 under Gas Powered Game's watch, largely keeping... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 2.

    Saints Row: The Third Review

    Saints Row: The Third

    Ceaselessly crass and juvenile it may be, but then Saints Row: The Third has no higher purpose than to entertain you in the most ridiculous way possible. Three games in, and Saints Row is now much more than a Grand Theft Auto... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 1.

    Batman: Arkham City Review

    Batman: Arkham City

    It doesn't take the world's greatest detective to spot that this is an expertly crafted adventure, one that maintains a breathtaking pace and invigorating rhythm from beginning to end. Batman: Arkham Asylum's success hinged on the fact it would have been an... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC