I usually end up buying more video games in a given year than I plan to. Although I go through spurts, I don’t play video games all that much. I bought 8 games in 2010, a few which I didn’t even play in the calendar year. I have looked through some of the games set to be released in 2011 and very things jump out at me as “can’t miss.” Therefore I am hoping to spend time in 2011 playing and/or finishing five games I have sitting around.
1. Batman: Arkham Asylum
Many people thought this was one of the best games of 2009. I played the demo way back when and finally picked this game up with Amazon had it on sale in December. I have played about 20-30 minutes of it so far, and it’s fun. The sequel has been announced for holiday 2011, so that is reason to get through it.
2. Marvel Alliance 2
My friend and I both bought this game and played the entire campaign as online co-op. We thought we were finished, but just when you think the game is ending, weird stuff happens and it continues. I am fairly confident we are very close to the end, I would guess less than an hour away. But it’s been months since we have played. I am sure we will get back to this one soon.
3. Red Dead Redemption Undead
Microsoft had this zombie expansion DLC for Red Dead Redemption on sale for $51 this month and I jumped on it. Red Dead Redemption was my favorite game of 2011 and maybe my all-time favorite. I have heard mixed reviews on Undead expansion. Some people have said it’s repetitive, but for $5 it’s relatively low-risk.
Another game with mixed reviews. I picked it up almost exclusively because as a kid everything Ghostbusters was my favorite. The movie, cartoon, toys, everything. The idea of playing a new recruit is like a dream come true.
5. Star Wars: Force Unleashed
Another childhood favorite. I have played at least half of this game already but haven’t finished it. My motivation for finishing this game is mostly in regards to the story, which has been heralded as downright amazing. I have enjoyed it a lot so far. The crappy reviews of the sequel are what is keeping this at the bottom. I am not likely to pick it up, so there isn’t as pressing of need to finish this.
- It’s normally $10 [↩]