Bestselling PC Video Games for 2011 – 2012

July 26, 2011

As we do with most of our articles this will be an active lists which means it’s updated from time to time. 2011 is a great year for PC gaming. Not only do gamers have tons of new hardware options with Intel’s Sandy Bridge, AMD’s Bulldozer, and the myriad of new GPUs that were released, but also many fan favorites have released sequels.

Whether they are oldies but goodies, new releases, or games that are being preordered now, here is a list of the bestselling PC Video Games for 2011:

Bestselling PC Video Games for 2011 – 2012

GamePriceRelease DateDescription
Battlefield 3 - Limited Edition
October 25, 2011Another game on the bestseller's list because of pre-orders is the much anticipated Battlefield 3. Lack of "Steam" certainly hasn't detracted from sales of fan favorite BF3. Prone will be back, graphics will be better, more options will be given, and we're all still drooling over some of the recent gameplay footage.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
November 8, 2011Sequel to the most popular FPS of all time. Standard and Hardened Editions are available. Updates from previous versions include all-new Kill Streak categories and customizable strike packages that offer more options for player strategies and combat styles.
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
November 11, 2011You've waited since 2006 for a release and now you're finally going to get it. Skyrim allows you to Choose from hundreds of weapons, spells, and abilities; the new character system allows you to play any way you want. "The Empire of Tamriel is on the edge. The High King of Skyrim has been murdered. Alliances form as claims to the throne are made. In the midst of this conflict, a far more dangerous, ancient evil is awakened. Dragons, long lost to the passages of the Elder Scrolls, have returned to Tamriel. The future of Skyrim, even the Empire itself, hangs in the balance as they wait for the prophesized Dragonborn to come; a hero born with the power of The Voice, and the only one who can stand amongst the dragons." - Bethesda Games
Star Wars: The Old Republic
December 31, 2011Having a release date of December 31, 2011 means that you won't have it in time for Christmas, but if you plan right you can have it in time for your New Year's Eve Party! Star Wars the Old Republic is the bestselling PC video game of July 2011 and it's not even released yet. With how great of a job Bioware did on Knights of the Old Republic we can understand gamers excitement.
Batman Arkham City
October 18, 2011You play as the dark knight in this completely authentic Dark Knight game. The story gives you insight into Batman's psychology and allows you to play as Catwoman with her own story line. You'll encounter all of his infamous villains.
Sid Meier's Civilization V
September 21, 2010Still on the bestseller's list Sid Meier's Civilization V (and every one of the other Civilizations) gives you hours of turn-based strategy and conquest. Civ V also introduces firing behind enemy lines and large scale battles.
Brink
May 10, 2011Awesome character customization "Brink is an immersive first-person shooter that blends single-player, co-op, and multiplayer gameplay into one seamless experience, allowing you to develop your character whether playing alone, with your friends, or against others online. You decide the combat role you want to assume in the world of Brink as you fight to save yourself and mankind’s last refuge. Brink offers a compelling mix of dynamic battlefields, extensive customization options, and an innovative control system that will keep you coming back for more." - Bethesda Games
Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty
July 27, 2010The sequel to the original that we all still play. Although there have been some complaints about the lack of LAN functionality and the Internet connection on Single Player, this has done little to detract from this game being on the bestseller's list and is still a must for Starcraft fans.
The Sims 3: Town Life Stuff
July 26, 2011The Sims 3: Town Life Stuff is an add-on content pack designed exclusively for use with The Sims 3 for PC and Mac computer gaming platforms. Town Life Stuff is the fourth Stuff Pack release for The Sims 3, and features a wide variety of ways to extend your The Sims 3 gameplay experience including: spectacular ready-to-go venues and community lots, fit and fresh gym and laundry equipment, new library accessories, new outfits, hairstyles and more.
The Sims 3: Generations
May 31, 2011The Sims 3: Generations is the fourth expansion pack for popular single player Life Simulation game The Sims 3.* Through it players can dramatically expand The Sims 3 gameplay with a generationally oriented focus on new activities, celebrations, and opportunities for drama and creativity. With this new expansion players' Sims can experience the gameworld from multiple perspectives, including childhood, the teenage years, young adult to adult, and the senior years. Each of these has a different general focus that players can of course alter as they see fit.
Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Gold Edition
September 23, 2008This gets better every time they release it, and it's still great 3 years after its initial release. Microsoft's Flight Simulator X is the best flight simulator available, period. You can choose from 80 missions that will show you the world with fun assignments from around the globe.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
March 2, 2010We still play it too. Harness your skills for BF3 by purchasing Bad Company 2 on the cheap. BFBC2 offers a completely dynamic environment that allows destruction of every tree, light pole, and building that gets in the way of your goals.
Final Fantasy XI: Ultimate Collection Abyssea Edition [Download]
May 16, 2011Ultimate Collection Abyssea Includes all expansions - Rise of the Zilart, Chains of Promathia, Treasures of Aht Urghan, and Wings of the Goddess. It also includes new scenarios, and battle area add-ons.
The Sims 3 Pets
October 18, 2011Pre order Sims 3 Pets which allows you to create fully customizable pets for your Sims.
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm
December 7, 2010What's it feel like to be level 85? You'll only know if you order Cataclysm. With this release Blizzard remade classic older areas, gave two new playable races - Goblins and Worgen, and allowed for flying mounts in Azeroth. Oh yeah, new areas include Uldum, Grim Batol, and the great Sunken City. A must have for WoW fans.
Mass Effect 3
March 6, 2012The Mass Effect series is an epic original series from Bioware created after wanting complete creative control following games like Neverwinter Nights. The first and second were 5 stars and we can only assume that it gets better from here.
The Sims 3
June 2, 2009Create a Sim of anything you can ever imagine. Sims 3 allows you to live in the online world as whatever you want or aspire to be.
World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Expansion Pack
November 13, 2008What do you say about an expansion that's been on the bestseller's list for 3 years? Own it.
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
May 17, 2011Character customization, violence, weapons, and an incredible story. Assassin of Kings follows the original Witcher with an immersing and mature storyline. New in Assassin of Kings are New system of Mutagens gives you the ability to modify the effects of particular skills.
Rome: Total War - Gold Edition
February 1, 2006A classic at an incredible price. Winner of Best Of E3 awards from Wargamer, Game Revolution, IGN, Gamespy, Gamespot and Firing Squad and averaging 91.8 % in reviews, the third highest PC strategy game average of all time. Download it now for 4 bucks.
Portal 2
April 19, 2011Sequel to the original which was chosen to be 2007's best game of the year by over 30 publications."In Portal 2 players awake in the Aperture Science Labs as Chell, the heroine of the original game. A great expanse of time has passed since the conclusion of the first game and the gameworld has fallen into visible disrepair, but placed in suspended animation, Chell has survived intact and is revived. With the help of a robotic entity the concluding events of the past game are revealed and you escape your initial confinement, but in doing so GLaDOS, the the AI computer antagonist from the previous game is also reawakened. Just as fickle as ever, GLaDOS' motives are unknown. Insisting on testing you, it may assist you but may also be planning something more sinister." Amazon.com
Rift
March 1, 2011Full featured MMORPG with Full-Featured: Guilds, dungeons, raids, auctions, crafting, a vibrant economy, Player vs. Player combat, and more!
Just Dance 3
October 7, 2011Features brand new game modes, Over 40 all-new tracks, just sweat more - a new cardio program, and extended game play.

 

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