Best Video Games 2011: Top New Releases

Best Video Games 2011: Top New Releases

On the heels of a topsy-turvy 2010 that saw sales dip by 6%, video game makers are getting back to basics in 2011. Translation: Rather than lightweight entertainment apps, social games and casual downloads, that means more face-melting blockbusters. Following are five of the best new gaming debuts expected to keep you glued to your PC or TV through the coming year.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Softworks, PC/PlayStation 3/ Xbox 360) – Sequel to bar-raising fantasy role-playing adventure Oblivion, takes its go-anywhere, levy sword or spell against anything approach to new heights, including the addition of new magic powers collectible by slaying dragons. Consider it a more complex and ambitious foil to equally promising wizard and warrior alternatives like Diablo III, Mass Effect 3 and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.

Gears of War 3 (Microsoft, Xbox 360)

Star Wars: The Old Republic (Electronic Arts, PC) 

Portal 2 (Valve Software, PC/PlayStation 3/Xbox 360)

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (Sony, PlayStation 3)

For the full article, including more top picks, click here to visit Rolling Stone.

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  1. Don’t forget Forza 4

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