Untangling The Games Of 2010 From The Games Of 2011

We've been hearing about all kinds of big, exciting games in the last few weeks, all seemingly on the horizon. But they're not all coming out that soon. Let's face reality and sort the 2010 games from the 2011s.

Some of the following 2011s are set to come out in early 2011. But they are still next year's games. The top list is for games you will probably be able to play by Christmas. The list below is for games you'll be playing after you practice your ability to count down to one and embrace the person next to you.


  • Halo Reach
  • Fable 3
  • Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
  • Driver San Francisco
  • Call of Duty Black Ops
  • Medal of Honor
  • Crysis 2
  • Epic Mickey
  • Kirby's Epic Yarn
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns
  • Golden Sun: Dark Dawn
  • Super Scribblenauts
  • Gran Turismo 5
  • Fallout: New Vegas
  • Mafia II
  • Starcraft II
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
  • Dead Rising 2
  • Castlevania Lords of Shadow
  • Castlevania Harmony of Despair
  • Guitar Hero 6: Warriors of Rock
  • Dance Central
  • Final Fantasy XIV
  • GoldenEye
  • Vanquish
  • Civilization V
  • True Crime
  • Wii Party
  • Mario Sports Miz
  • Rock Band 3
  • God of War: Ghost of Sparta
  • Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep
  • L.A. Noire
  • Test Drive Unlimited 2
  • Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit
  • NBA Jam
  • F.E.A.R. 3
  • DC Universe Online
  • Spider-Man Shattered Dimensions
  • Sonic 4
  • Sonic Colors
  • Splatterhouse
  • Metroid: Other M
  • Kinect
  • Move


  • Gears of War 2
  • Infamous 2
  • Rage
  • Motorstorm Apocalypse
  • Dead Space 2
  • Bulletstorm
  • Portal 2
  • Killzone 3
  • Sorcery
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
  • Okamiden
  • Ghost Trick
  • Twisted Metal
  • Brink
  • Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
  • Dragon Age II
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic
  • Red Faction 2
  • Mortal Kombat 9
  • Marvel Vs. Capcom 3
  • Child of Eden
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • Spec Ops: The Line
  • Homefront
  • X-Com
  • Guild Wars 2

Who-Knows-When Max Payne 3 (any time after October 31, 2010) Nintendo 3DS (before April 1, 2011) World of Warcraft: Cataclysm (2010ish?) Metal Gear Solid Rising The Last Guardian Batman: Arkham Asylum 2 Diablo III

I didn't list every game that is slated to come out in the next two years. I skipped most of them, including most of the expected sports stuff. But hopefully this helps you sort out the games that are near from those that are far away.


    You listed Gears of War 2 instead of Gears of War 3.

    I think Gears of War 2 is out already.

    Hmm... Interesting to see L.A. Noire on the list. I haven't seen much about it in recent months.

    And I think you meant to say Gears Of War 3, rather than 2. But it OK, we know what your talking about ;)

    Oh crap, too many games, not enought money.

    I presume you mean Gears of War 3...

    Otherwise, thanks for the list. HAve bookmarked for future reference!

    LOL @ Gears of War 2

    Gear of War 2 in 2011? :P might wanna fix that

    Think Pirates of the caribbean armada of the damned and Quantum Theory may also be 2010.

    I'm not sure if any of the 6 people before me noticed but you listed Gears of War 2 instead of 3! haha! Gears2 is out dummy!

    I thought Cataclysm was dated for November?

    LittleBigPlanet 2?

    Sweet, unless Batman or Diablo get kicked in early, only one more game I want for the rest of the year!

    My wallet will thank me, and I'll be able to finish the backlog!

    It's too bad they're all going to be released in clumps... otherwise this is shaping up to be a pretty good 2010 / 2011.

    I think that should be Red Faction 4.

    can't wait for that Gear of War 2...

    Where's Enslaved? that's the only guranteed 2010 purchase for me, maybe Star Wars and Castlvania (if its more Castlevania and less Dante's Inforno)

    ...and what's the bet that GT5 WON'T be released this year....or for that matter, EVER!!

    So many games, so little money :(

    I will continue to cry myself to sleep until i see a release date for Elder Scrolls V and/or confirmation its being made.

    Another 1 to add to the list, Mass effect 3 is slated for early 2011 as far as i know, def holding out for that 1.

    I think by Red Faction 2 he means Red Faction: Armageddon. I really wish THQ would take the Red Faction franchise back to FPS. Playing Red Faction 2 multiplayer on the original Xbox is one of my greatest memories of the Xbox. It had the best maps, and everyone always fighting to get to the rail-gun made for some epic battles.

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