The 2011 Grimmys: Steady Sequel of the Year

The Grimmys

Of the games that are on obvious sequel release schedules or the ones that came out of nowhere to titillate our fantasies of living out these scenarios, these are the games that stood high above the rest.

The Nominees

Grimmy WinnerGears of War 3There was a lot riding on this installment of the Gears trilogy by Epic Games. Not only did we get some closure on a lot of loose ends, but we got to see more of our favorite characters and great battle sequences which fit into the machismo that Gears of War is known for.

Batman: Arkham CityThe highly anticipated sequel to the long awaited “good Batman game.” Spoilers abound in headlines along with vastly high expectations; the Dark Knight did not disappoint as the formula for its predecessor in Arkham Asylum was expanded upon and wrapped up in a nice pretty bow…which was wrapped around a fist.

Uncharted 3: Drake’s DeceptionThe second console exclusive on the list, and Uncharted 3 made waves with its cool graphics, excellent character development and a fun story line. With two amazing predecessors, this game did not disappoint and made a splash in our gaming this year.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3You can’t ignore the record-breaking sales that this game brought upon us, and you can’t certainly ignore the vast fan base because, frankly, they wouldn’t let you. This was the finishing touch to the Modern Warfare trilogy which brought us an enriching multiplayer experience and fitting end.

Dead Space 2Arguably the scariest game of the year, Dead Space 2 reached deep into our psyches and pulled out all those fears we thought we had conquered, vomited in our faces, impaled us, ‘sploded us and so on. It’s hard to take a scary concept and continue the pattern and keep bringing the scares, but this game did and so it is here.

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