The 18 Best PC Games of 2011 That You Don't Know About

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niceperson_90

Call of Duty has it's own flock of sheeple so there's no doubt that they'll make some cash off of this. I won't have anything to do with Call of Duty so it doesn't matter to me, but it's sad to see companies taking advantage and sucking as much money as possible from it's customers.Bungie offers the same feature abosolutely free. Except for that fact that if you want more than what they provided, you have to pay. Now that's fair.What Activision is doing is bullsh3t. Only TRUE COD fanboys would go for that kind of rubbish offer. That's my opinion about this option subscription thing btw. Blogposts service

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aldabright

the name of the fisrt game---Fate of the World let me think of the Japan earthquake happened sevaral days ago, what really the fate of the world be? Is 2012 really real? I think I'm more asured of it now.

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Ceadderman

I've been waiting on Homefront since I first caught a glimpse of the 1st review. I'd all but given up hope that it would be released. Even now, I don't believe it. But then I think back to Duke Nukem and remember that was scrapped. And then I praise the gaming gods that Homefront doesn't suffer the same fate.

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jkyarr

I find the omission of Guild Wars 2 and Star Wars: The Old Republic to be hilacious oversights bordering on unforgivable! What gives?

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Thursday

I think you missed the part that said "...that you don't know about."

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ajfranquiz

I for one am looking for better games and better production and distribution. I was just having a conversation about the state of business affairs and at least in arts and development it seems that people are willing to take passion and personal investment into consideration over, past experience or publisher names. It's a good thing. I for one just got hooked on the Penumbra series, I love a good scare but can never find it and the Amensia title really really hooked me. It's good to see that there are a lot of people willing to take a chance on what they love to do. 

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samduhman

Red Orchestra 2! I'm assuming this is flying under the radar for most. This will be a PC EXCLUSIVE FPS aka if BF1942 where developed today. There a great interview from the Dev with PC Gamer magazine. Check out their website, I believe they also put it online. Talks about how todays FPS are great acheivements for console but not for PC and how as PC gamers we are expected to accept less than we have in the past and with more restrictions.

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maleficarus™

+1. I was a huge fan and still am of RO!!

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bmomjian

The new layout now causes the "print" page to close the tab as soon as you decline to print, meaning you can't view articles as a single page anymore.  Is this web site that desparate for ad impressions?  :-(  Perhaps they should spend their time on comment spam removal first!

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sybert

Already knew about Home Front. Featured on Steam for a couple days.

 

It looks good, and I hope they don't screw it up.

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Biggins

North Korea invades the USA? Is that really plausible? Maybe if North Korea invaded South Korea, but not NK invading the USA.

I was considering buying Homefront but took it off my list after reading the plot. If they can't get the geopolitics right, what else are they going to screw up?

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Biggins

Hey I've got an idea for a game...

How about Mexico invades China? Or Haiti invades all of South America. That could totally happen, right?

/Sarcasm

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k11k

Beside don't assume anything is false. Like how we thought China couldn't develop a stealth fighter till 2020. Who knows what going on behind closed door is all I'm saying.

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szore

ROFL, and you think that piece of shit works?

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Houndf

Yeah I know. When I heard the plot I sometime prior I laughed. They couldn't even bring an army to the US, much less without being unnoticed. Half of them would defect as soon as they saw that we don't eat babies and haven't any slaves crawling the streets.

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someuid

They would probably defect as soon as they crossed their own border.  May that regime topple in our lifetime and we can show them what they've been missing out on all these decades.

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Ceadderman

Well Egypt just had a successful revolt, so one can only hope that North Koreans see this(in some form or other) and decide now is the time to take junior down before things can get out of hand. That guy almost ended the tenuous cease fire that has been in existence for over 50 years. We can only hope anyway.

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someuid

Well, they better not release anything until Dec 2011.  I bought so many games from Steam during their November and December holiday sales, I'm busy for a solid 11 months.

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lunchbox73

Ha! I hear you. I loaded up on Steam games over the holiday season and then just got Just Cause 2 and Mafia 2 free with my new GPU. I haven't even gotten my $15 worth of game time from BFBC2 Vietnam yet and I bought that the day it was released. I guess too many games to play is better than the opposite.

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someuid

I have a friend who's been playing Just Cause 2 and loves it.

As for $15, it is amazing what kind of game you can get for the money these days if you're willing to wait 6 months after the hype settles down.  I think the most expensive game I bought was $25 or $30.  I was happy as a clam at high tide.

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logicmaster2003

same here !!   I also took advantage of the Steam's daily deals during the month of December !

Out of all these 2011 games, only ONE interest me == HOMEFRONT !  but they better have mods/map support ! otherwise it will be garbage just like Bad Company2

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someuid

I might notice Diablo 3 when it is released, but it is really hard to say.  My brain is thinking Borderlands 24x7 these days, and I still have Half Life 2, Warhammer 2, and Fallout to play, not mention an obsession with AI War the size of a runaway forest fire.

Where was I the last several years?  I was playing EVE Online and nothing else got my attention.

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OhSoCheesy

HL2 was more than "several years" ago!  Welcome to the 21st Century...maybe someday you can catch up to the second decade :)

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pc_load_letter

Have to say, this comment threw me for a loop...."Kaos Studios' formidable pedigree"

Eh, what? They made a mod then completely failed at FrontLines. Not to mention letting all the FFOW users die a slow death on a vine.

Nah, I predict, despite the great story material, this game will be forgotten by May.

 

PCLL

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D00dlavy

Who the f--k doesn't know about The Witcher?  Maybe Wiitards and Call of Duty players, but everyone else...

Oh wait, we're the minority.

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Aksparks04

Yeah,  Ive been anticipating the Witcher 2 for some time now.  The original was great -- the Enhanced Edition fixed some of the issues that plagued the original as well.  I loved the dark-themed content/environment and the pacing kept you interested.

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carnivorousslushee23

I disagree with only one thing in this article.  For me, Frontlines: Fuel of War sucked as much ass as it is possible to suck.  Immensely unsatisfying shooting mechanics, lukewarm graphics/animations, and an even more meh storyline.  I'm glad I got it in the THQ pack on Steam instead of actually buying it separately, because I found it to be a complete load of junk.  Oh, and I would disagree with the article's title, because I've heard of half of these things already, and have followed several of them as well.

Other than that, I've been following the Witcher 2 for a while now.  It looks quite good; I recently bought the first one on Steam for $5, and it's better than I expected.  I hope to complete #1 before I try Assassins of Kings, just so I can get a feel for Geralt's character and the gameplay style.  It's still a bit new to me.

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lunchbox73

Agreed. When I finally got that game patched and running smoothly on my system I realized it was a crap game and stopped playing. Got it for free a couple years ago with my video card.

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Fecal Face

Heheh, Frontlines did suck. I can't complain though, since I bought the THQ pack for $49.99

God I love steam..

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OhSoCheesy

I love Steam too...but don't let your internet die...you can't play ANYTHING!  My FiOS box crapped out with the rolling blackouts in TX and it took them a (VERY F'ing LONG) day to fix it.  None of my Steam games would play Single Player because I couldn't connect to the Steam servers.  Other than that...I love Steam and all the great deals.  Plus after a couple hardware issues, it's always easy to reinstall your games.

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