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These are the games of 2011 you'll want to look out for

2:00 PM on 12.23.2010 // Hamza CTZ Aziz
  @CTZ

2010 is coming to a close. Can you believe it? It feels like time has moved by so fast this year and so much has happened. 2010 was an amazing year for gaming but it's time to look onward, TO THE FUTURE!

Compiled here is a list of some of the standout titles of 2011. It's not the definitive list, just the games that should be on your radar. Next week, some of your favorite Destructoid editors will be focusing on a selection of these upcoming titles for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, PC, 3DS, DS and the PSP that we can't wait to get our hands on.

If you feel like something is missing from this list, leave a comment and we'll add it in. Be sure to also tell us what games you're looking forward to here as we're going to feature the most anticipated games from the Destructoid community in a future post!

DS:

Plants vs Zombies
ATV Wild Ride
New Kirby game
Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth 2
Pokemon Black Version
Pokemon White Version
Okamiden
de Blob 2
Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective
Kingdom Hearts: Re:coded
Dragon Quest VI
Radiant Historia
Monster Tale
Professor Layton and the Flute of Malevolent Destiny

3DS:

Mega Man Legends 3
LovePlus 3DS
Resident Evil: Revelations
Super Paper Mario 3DS
Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle
Ocarina of Time
Driver 3D
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory
Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition
Tetris 3DS
Saints Row: Drive-By
Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D
Kid Icarus Uprising
DJ Hero 3D
Bomberman 3DS
Assassin's Creed: Lost Legacy
Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater 3D
de Blob 2
Omega Five
Nintendogs + Cats
BloodRayne: The Shroud
A Boy and His Blob
Mario Kart
Star Fox 64 3D
Steel Diver
Dead or Alive 3D
Ninja Gaiden
Dynasty Warriors
Phoenix Wright vs Professor Layton

PSP:

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy
Patapon 3
Pac-Man: Championship Edition
Monster Hunter Freedom 3
I Must Run!
God Eater Burst
Phantom Brave: Heroes of the Hermuda Triangle
Lord of Arcana
Prinny 2: Dawn of Operation Panties, Dood!
Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together
Valkyria Chronicles 3
Parasite Eve 3rd Birthday
Ys I and II
Jikandia
Half-Minute Hero 2nd

PC:

BRINK
F.E.A.R. 3
Max Payne 3
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
Star Wars: The Old Republic
Spec Ops: The Line
Saints Row 3
Prey 2
Postal III
I Am Alive
Duke Nukem Forever
Doom 4
Diablo III
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Call of Duty -- Sledgehammer Games Project
Alice: Madness Returns
Mass Effect 3
Alien Breed 3: Descent
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Guild Wars 2
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
Batman: Arkham City
Rage
Captain America: Super Soldier
True Crime: Hong Kong
Trine 2
Torchlight II
Sims Medieval, The
Shift 2 Unleashed
Section 8: Prejudice
From Dust
Darkspore
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game
Hunted: The Demon's Forge
Portal 2
Test Drive Unlimited 2: Casino Online
Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime
DC Universe Online
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II -- Retribution
Crysis 2
Dragon Age 2
Homefront
Bulletstorm
Dead Space 2
Mega Man Universe
Devil May Cry
Two Worlds II
Battlefield 3
Shogun 2 - Total War
Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, The

PS3:

Little Big Planet 2
Metal Gear Solid Rising
BRINK
F.E.A.R. 3
Max Payne 3
SSX: Deadly Descents
YooStar 2
Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, The
Twisted Metal PS3
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
Silent Hill 8
Saints Row 3
Prey 2
Postal III
No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise
Infamous 2
Ico & Shadow of the Colossus HD Collection
I Am Alive
Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon, The
Driver: San Francisco
Duke Nukem Forever
Doom 4
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Call of Duty -- Sledgehammer Games Project
Alice: Madness Returns
Ace Combat Assault Horizon
Spec Ops: The Line
Mass Effect 3
Last Guardian, The
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
Grinder, The
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Record of Agarest War Zero
Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
Batman: Arkham City
Rage
Resistance 3
Captain America: Super Soldier
Yakuza 4
True Crime: Hong Kong
Trine 2
Shift 2 Unleashed
Shadows of the Damned
L.A. Noire
El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game
Hunted: The Demon's Forge
Thor: God of Thunder
Portal 2
Mortal Kombat
Test Drive Unlimited 2: Casino Online
Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime
DC Universe Online
Red Faction: Armageddon
Crysis 2
Dragon Age 2
Killzone 3
Homefront
de Blob 2
Dead Space 2
Marvel Vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds
Bulletstorm
Devil May Cry
Asura's Wrath
Two Worlds II
Rayman Origins
Mass Effect 2
Ar Tonelico Qoga
Hyperdimension Neptunia
Arcana Heart 3
Catherine
Motorstorm Apocalypse
Ninokuni
Tekken Tag Tournament 2

PSN:

Retro/Grade
Section 8: Prejudice
From Dust
Pixeljunk Shooter 2
Journey
Child of Eden
Sega Bass Fishing
Bionic Commando Rearmed 2
Explodemon


X360:

Metal Gear Solid: Rising
Child of Eden
BRINK
F.E.A.R. 3
Max Payne 3
SSX: Deadly Descents
YooStar 2
XCOM
Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, The
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
Silent Hill 8
Saints Row 3
Prey 2
Postal III
I Am Alive
Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon, The
Duke Nukem Forever
Driver: San Francisco
Doom 4
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Call of Duty -- Sledgehammer Games Project [working title]
Alice: Madness Returns
Ace Combat Assault Horizon
Spec Ops: The Line
Mass Effect 3
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Grinder, The
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine
Record of Agarest War Zero
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
Forza Motorsport 4
Gears of War 3
Batman: Arkham City
Rage
Captain America: Super Soldier
True Crime: Hong Kong
Trine 2
Shift 2 Unleashed
Shadows of the Damned
L.A. Noire
El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game
Hunted: The Demon's Forge
Thor: God of Thunder
Portal 2
Mortal Kombat
Test Drive Unlimited 2: Casino Online
Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime
Red Faction: Armageddon
Crysis 2
Dragon Age 2
Homefront
de Blob 2
Bulletstorm
Dead Space 2
Marvel Vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds
Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor
Devil May Cry
Asura's Wrath
Two Worlds II
Rayman Origins
DoDonPachi Dai-Fukkatsu Black Label
Muchi Muchi Pork/Pink Sweets
Arcana Heart 3
Catherine
Tekken Tag Tournament 2

XBLA:

Section 8: Prejudice
From Dust
Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury
Ms. Splosion Man
Retro City Rampage
Sega Bass Fishing
Bionic Commando Rearmed 2
Radiant Silvergun
Fez

Wii:

The Grinder
The Last Story
Rhythm Heaven
Mario Sports Mix
Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, The
Bit.Trip Flux
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game
de Blob 2
Conduit 2
Earth Seeker
Super Meat Boy
Lost In Shadow
Night of the Sacrifice
Captain America
Retro City Rampage
Xenoblade






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