Best PC Video Games 2011 – 2012

This article is a review of the top rated and bestselling PC video games of 2011.  Please note that this list is constantly changing and for a current list at any time you can always see this page:

Bestselling PC Games 2011

Top 10 Best PC Video Games of 2011 – 2012

1. Rift

The top rated gaming right now (4/12/2011) is Rift.  This new MMORPG has immersing features like guilds, dungeons, raids, auction, crafting, PVP and everything you’d want in a MMORPG.  One of the things we like about Rift is that it allows you to specialize your class or pick abilities in order to create a unique character just for your playstyle.  In 2011 we’re looking for MMORPGs that allow this kind of customizable content as gamers are no longer satisfied with simply making a print and level character.  In fact, you can even choose different classes for different situations.  In Rift if you think you’re safe, then you’re not.  Extra-planar creatures can surge into the world from outside rifts at any time creating a frenzy.

2. The Sims Medieval

The Sims Medieval allows you to create a hero, level it up, build up their skills, and then send them on various epic quests.  You can start as a lowly servant with a simple field and then build up your kingdom to achieve its ultimate destiny.

3. Total War: Shogun 2

Total War: Shogun 2 allows you to play through the main campaign by yourself or grab a friend and play it in multiplayer campaign mode.  Build up and govern your own cities while recruiting troops to protect and take over.  This strategy based game has varied articial intelligence that reacts with precision and variety to your every move.  You have 9 different clans to choose through in order to reach ultimate supremacy in Medieval Japan.

4. Portal 2

Sequel to 2007′s game of the year, Portal 2 is a first-person action and puzzle solving game that allows you think and act creatively to produce your own path.  Co-op mode allows you to play a unique game with your friends online.

5. Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty

This incredibly fast-paced and fast action strategy game allows you to choose between 3 distinct races (Protoss, Terran, and Zerg) and build up troops to go destroy anyone in your way.  The original was a favorite of many that was still played a decade after its original release.  A new 3D-graphics engine allows support for visual effects and enormous armies of units.  Play multiplayer online through battle.net.

6. Crysis 2

If you’ve not played it you’ve heard of its graphics.  Crysis has set the mold for how games of the future should look.  This multiplayer shooter keeps you on your toes as you go through stages (including New York City) to kick some major alien butt.

7. Dragon Age 2

Dragon Age 2 is one of the most immersing RPG-type games that we’ve come across in a while.  With its unique storyline and character development choices it immerses you in a world that’s hard to get away from.  Rise to power as one of many races or rogue, warrior, wizard class.  Level and get unique items that make your character stronger.   Sequel to Bioware’s 2009 Game of the Year Dragon Age: Origins.

8. World of Warcraft: Cataclysm

If you play World of Warcrat, then you need Cataclysm.  With Cataclysm the level cap was increased to 85, classic zones were re-made, Azeroth was given flying mounts, and two new races were introduced – the goblins and the Worgen.  As with all other versions of WoW full version of WoW, The Burning Crusade, Wrath of the Lich King, and a Battle.net Account are required in order to be able to play.

9. Mass Effect 2

Another incredible sequel RPG from Bioware.  Mass Effect 2 is a space-based role playing game that allows you to  integrate your original character from the Mass Effect.  Here’s a bit of the storyline:

“Two years after Commander Shepard repelled invading Reapers bent on the destruction of organic life, a mysterious new danger has emerged. On the fringes of known space, something is silently abducting entire human colonies. Now Shepard must work with Cerberus, a ruthless organization devoted to human survival at any cost, to stop the most terrifying threat mankind has ever faced. To even attempt this perilous mission, Shepard must assemble the galaxy’s most elite team and command the most powerful ship ever built. Even then, doubters say it would be suicide. Commander Shepard intends to prove them wrong.”

The character development is unique as it allows you to choose from 19 different weapons while you customize your characters strength and abilities.

10. Battlefield: Bad Company 2

We’re still playing it.  Battlefield Bad Company 2 is amazing first person shooter from Electronic Arts.  Originally released in 2008 it has remained in the bestsellers list ever since.

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