Untangling The Games Of 2010 From The Games Of 2011

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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.

2010

  • 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

2011

  • 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.

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