10 Most Anticipated PC Games of 2011 - (#5 to #1)

And here are the remaining games of my most anticipated PC Games of 2011

5. Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Why it might be good:
  • Deus Ex is one of the greatest games ever. If this is half of the game the original was, it'll be worth playing.
  • Graphics are looking awesome.
Why it might be bad:
  • The game isn't being developed by any of the original developers.
  • Being a prequel there is a chance the developers will use it as an excuse to not link the game to the Deus Ex continuity.
  • No Alexander Brandon for the soundtrack :(
Release Date:
April 2011

4. Portal 2

Why it might be good:
  • More puzzle-solving goodness with the use of portals.
  • Get to learn more about Aperture Science and GLadOS.
  • Trademark black humour from the series seems to be back.
Why it might be bad:
  • The original was pretty good, it'll be a challenge to live up to its high expectations.
Release Date:
21 April 2011

3. Diablo III

Why it might be good:
  • More of that hack 'n' slash RPG goodness
  • Get to see what happens to the world of Sanctuary after the last outing.
Why it might be bad:
  • Diablo III has competitors in this market which are either outright clones or games with similar gameplay elements (e.g. Titan Quest, Dungeon Seige series, Borderlands, Torchlight, Guild Wars, etc.)
  • No Matt Uelmen doing the music :(
  • People might not like the artistic style of the new 3D engine.
Release Date:
Q4 2011 (hopefully just in time for X-mas!)

2. Guild Wars 2

Why it might be good:
  • ArenaNet promises to redefine the MMORPG genre once more. The game promises to be more like a single-player RPG in terms of immersive story than other MMOs.
  • There are now persistent world areas along with traditional instanced ones
  • You get to play as different races besides humans.
  • Jeremy Soule!
  • Still no subscription fee required!
Why it might be bad:
  • ArenaNet's gamble in making a system not reliant on quests may be too much to bear for the traditional MMORPGer
  • It's been an awfully long time since Guild Wars and old Guild Wars players may have moved on to different MMORPGs.
  • What will happen to Guild Wars 1?
Release Date:
2011 (hopefully!)

1. Mass Effect 3

Why it might be good:
  • It will conclude the Mass Effect trilogy with a bang.
  • You will be able to import apparently 1,000 variables from the previous two games, customising your story even more.
  • Looks like you may even get some glimpses of what Earth looks like in the future (a war-ravaged one at that).
Why it might be bad:
  • It could just as easily end the trilogy with a whimper.
  • Juggling that many variables from the previous game can mean the game may be extremely buggy.
Release Date:
Q4 2011