With the year of 2011 soon coming to an end, it's that time to reflect on the best and most enjoyable PC games of 2011. This is a list of my favourite games of 2011, so I can tell you now you won't find those overpriced, overhyped titles such as Battlefield 3 and Skyrim. So, without further ado, here's the list:-
Turn based gaming is back and this game (at least to us) played out like a game of Paintball, with it's similar tactics such as working out your movements from the break and being all about the angles. Very easy to start a game and come back to it whenever you like.
Web Site: http://www.frozensynapse.com/
This game is mad fun. Explosions everywhere, fast paced action and the levels look fantastic. Has great co-op multiplayer too, just a pity a couple of my friends aren't WASD people and so balked at the game because you couldn't change the keys. Still, I had immense fun with this game and will continue to do so for sometime.
Web Site: http://www.sega-australia.com/games/renegade-ops/
Being a fan of Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, I was especially looking forward to Brink. With it's initial high-price and panning reviews, I was soon put off it, but when the Steam sale hit (Thanks Steam!) I grabbed it and really enjoyed it's gameplay. This is an updated version of Quake Wars, with it's objectives and goals and the presence of AI bots. The parkour system worked well, however, the weapons in the game were pretty uninspiring. Single player is just the multi-player with bots, which is fine except in the higher levels where the AIs have trouble doing the objectives.
Web Site: http://www.brinkthegame.com/
Orcs Must Die
This is a great enjoyable single player only game, which is a cross between tower defence and a third person shooter and relies on bits of both. Setting traps and watching those Orcs (the other, other white meat) die is extremely fun and the game has a great sense of humour too. I've done so many levels and still haven't found myself getting bored, which is a great sign of a good game. The only multi-player aspect of this game is a leaderboard, so you can see how your scores stack up against your friends.
Web Site: http://www.robotentertainment.com/games/orcsmustdie
Pay Day: The Heist
Who knew robbing banks would be so much fun ? This game is awesome. Indie priced too. It's best described as Left 4 Dead meets Point Break/Heat. Each game feels new as the AI director gives you something different every time. Great co-op with great game play, just wish the developers Overkill could sort out those annoying networking issue. They've been releasing patches pretty constantly, so there is hope in that department. I dare say this game will be played well into 2012.
Web Site: http://www.overkillsoftware.com/payday/