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27th, December
Upcoming Games of 2011 (By Month)

Before you drink that gallon of spiked eggnog and drunkenly ruin a child’s Christmas by telling him or her that there is no Santa, remember to save any holiday money for your 2011 gaming habit. As of right now, next year is packing quite a punch. So if little Timmy wants an iPad from Old Saint Nick, just give him a notepad and a pen so you can save that cash for these new releases.

Here is a list of the big games coming out in 2011 (no guarantee it’s complete)! I compiled this for the lazy in you and the bored in me.

UPDATE [05/09/11]: Be sure to check here every once and a while, I do update this list with every new announcement!

Venetica (PC, PS3, Xbox 360) – January 11
DC Universe Online
(PS3, PC) – January 11
Kingdom Hearts Re:coded (DS) – January 11
Little Big Planet 2 (PS3) – January 18
Mass Effect 2 (PS3) – January 18
Mind Jack (PS3, Xbox 360) – January 18
Dead Space 2 (PC, PS3, Xbox 360) – January 25
Sorcery (PS3) – Q1 2011

Marvel vs Capcom 3 Fate of Two Worlds (PS3, Xbox 360) – February 15
Warriors: Legends of Troy (PS3, Xbox 360) – February 15
Bulletstorm (PC, PS3, XBOX 360) – February 22
Knights Contract (PS3) – February 22
Killzone 3 (PS3) – February 22

Fight Night Champion (PS3, Xbox 360) – March 1
Homefront (PC, PS3, Xbox 360) – March 8
Dragon Age 2 (PC, PS3, Xbox 360) – March 8
Yakuza 4
(PS3) – March 15
Heroes on the Move (PS3) – March 22
Crysis 2 (PC, PS3, Xbox 360) – March 22
F.E.A.R. 3 (PC, PS3, Xbox 360) – March 22
Dynasty Warriors 7 (PS3, Xbox 360) – March 22
Ico Collection (PS3) – Q1/Q2 2011

Motorstorm Apocalypse (PS3) – April 12
Patapon 3 (PSP) – April 12
Portal 2 (PC, PS3, Xbox 360) – April 19
Conduit 2 (Wii)– April 19
SOCOM 4 (PS3) – April 19
Mortal Kombat (PS3, Xbox 360) – April 19
Driver San Francisco (PC, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii) – April 2011
El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron (PS3, Xbox 360) – Spring 2011

Thor: God of Thunder (PC, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii) – May 3
Brink (PC, PS3, Xbox 360) – May 10
Hunted: The Demon’s Forge (PC, PS3, Xbox 360) – May 10
LEGO: Pirates of the Caribbean (PC, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, DS, PSP) – May 10
The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings (PS3, Xbox 360) – May 17
LA Noire
(PS3, Xbox 360) – May 17

inFAMOUS 2 (PS3) – June 7
Red Faction Armageddon (PC, PS3, Xbox 360) – June 7
Duke Nukem Forever (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)– June 10
Alice Madness Returns (PC, PS3, Xbox 360) – June 14
Star Wars The Old Republic (PC) – Q2/Q3 2011
Catherine (PS3, Xbox 360) – Summer 2011

Forza Motorsport 4 (Xbox 360) – Q3 2011
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine (PS3, Xbox 360) – Q3 2011


Resistance 3 (PS3) – September 6
RAGE (PC, PS3, Xbox 360) – September 13
Ratchet and Clank All 4 One (PS3) – Fall 2011

Batman Arkham City (PC, PS3, Xbox 360) – October 18
Diablo 3 (PC) – Q4 2011
The Last Guardian (PS3) – Q4 2011
Gears of War 3 (Xbox 360) – Q4 2011
Mass Effect 3 (PC, PS3, Xbox 360) – Q4 2011

Uncharted 3 Drake’s Deception (PS3) – November 1
The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim (PC, PS3, Xbox 360) – November 11


The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword (Wii)
Star Wars Kinect (Xbox 360)
Project Dark (PS3, Xbox 360)
Child of Eden
(PS3, Xbox 360)
PixelJunk Shooter 2 (PS3)
Guild Wars 2 (PC)
Gun Loco (Xbox 360)
Twisted Metal (PS3)
Final Fantasy XIV (PS3)
Max Payne 3 (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
Battlefield 3 (PC, PS3, Xbox 360) – Second half of 2011

I cross-referenced these dates with several websites to try to be as accurate as possible, but there’s always room for mistakes (especially when it’s me). Let me know if something is amiss or if a certain game is missing altogether! But before you go spamming me for not including one of your most anticipated titles, remember that some games were pushed back to 2012.

So much for the outside world; gamers will certainly be too occupied to experience it.

December 27th, 2010 at 15:32 by Mattjc1337


Are there any kinect games announced for 2011 yet, apart from star wars?

December 27th, 2010 at 18:31 by Esmeralda


That I could find: Child of Eden and Michael Jackson: The Experience will be compatible with Kinect. There’s also a probable SpongeBob SquarePants game (hah, who’s not excited about this?) and UFC Trainer.

December 27th, 2010 at 21:13 by Mattjc1337


I hope you werent being sarcastic about the spongebob game, that would be the highlight of my kinect time playing that! 😀

December 28th, 2010 at 12:51 by Whodini1


The new Steel Battalion game (the one that on old X-Box came with a dedicated 3ft long 50 button controller and pedals), is going to be on Kinect apparently.

How that will work? Who knows?!?

December 27th, 2010 at 15:39 by smiling is required by law (mi)


2011 looks great most anticipated games for me are:
Dead Space 2 ,Bulletstorm,Crysis 2,LA Noire ,Portal 2,Red Faction Armageddon,RAGE,Mass Effect 3,Duke Nukem Forever ,Battlefield 3.
Without delays 2011 wold be one of the best years in gaming ever but looking at the past 2 years probably half of the games on this list will be pushed to 2012.

December 27th, 2010 at 16:19 by karbaasi92


Nice list 🙂
Looking forward to Batman:AC, Crysis 2, Mass Effect 2, KillZone 3, Resistance 3, Uncharted 3, LBP2, Bulletstorm, TES V and InFamous 2.

2011 is going to suck for my wallet 🙂

BTW. Should FF XIV be on the “UNKNOWN” list?
SE delayed the PS3 version, but it should (?) come out this year?

December 27th, 2010 at 18:56 by Esmeralda


I added the PS3 version

December 27th, 2010 at 16:24 by zeldawg


Skyward sword is gunna be sweet

December 27th, 2010 at 17:09 by Ala Douche


I DEMAND you add MLB 11 to that list!!!

(tee hee)

but…. fo real….. MLB 11.

December 27th, 2010 at 19:15 by Havok Saunders


Baseball has no place on a list of good things.

December 27th, 2010 at 17:57 by Mattjc1337


I also want mlb11, will be the first ps3 game i play for more than 2 hours 🙂

December 27th, 2010 at 18:49 by Esmeralda


@AlaDouche @Mattjc1337
Then I’d have to add all the sports games that are guarenteed to come out every year. You know it’s coming for 2011 lol

December 27th, 2010 at 20:05 by Ala Douche


Oh that’s right, cause every sports game is exactly the same.


December 27th, 2010 at 21:11 by Mattjc1337


I wasnt complaining about the list, i was just saying i want to play it 🙂

December 27th, 2010 at 19:25 by cleversignin


Hunted: Demon’s Forge? maybe I am the only one looking forward to it.

December 27th, 2010 at 19:38 by Esmeralda



December 28th, 2010 at 00:44 by RandumSGmember


Twisted Metal for the PS3 comes out March 31st 2011 according to Gamestop and Gamefly.

December 28th, 2010 at 12:38 by Esmeralda


Gamestop and Gamefly added dates to several of these games that have not been confirmed by the official publishers or developers. I believe they do this just as an estimation. I’ve found errors in Gamestop dates overall so I try not to go by those.

So until there is an official press release from games like Twisted Metal, then it’s still just “TBA 2011.”

December 28th, 2010 at 00:49 by The Jack Of Hearts SG


It great how there are so many awesome games coming out this year, though too bad I won’t be able any of them lol.

December 28th, 2010 at 01:38 by DARK-ANIMUS


i just cant thank you enough Esme… really!
do you know how much time and effort you saved me? i guess you know since you did it already.
thanks again and god bliss you 😀

December 28th, 2010 at 12:44 by Esmeralda


It was a bit of a pain to compile this list so I wanted to save everyone else the trouble 🙂 Happy gaming! God bless you too!

December 28th, 2010 at 11:21 by Godchild1020


Its not complete. You missed Mindjack for Jan 18,2011 and venetica for the ps3 jan 11,2011.

Those are the games I’m looking forward to including DS2 & DCUO from that month.

December 28th, 2010 at 12:41 by Esmeralda


I never claimed it was complete (despite someone on N4G linking my article stating it is) 🙂 As for those games you mentioned, they’ve been added, but I probably missed them because they’re not big anticipated titles – Not trying to put the games down, just listing a reason for why those and any other games I may have missed are not on here. Thanks!

December 28th, 2010 at 23:28 by Godchild1020


Sorry. That was why I say it wasn’t complete, cause somebody linked it that way. You have Venetica as the 4th but gamestop(US) has it as the 11th. Great list!

December 29th, 2010 at 13:13 by Esmeralda


Gamestop’s dates are not always reliable. As I told someone above, “Gamestop and Gamefly added dates to several of these games that have not been confirmed by the official publishers or developers. I believe they do this just as an estimation. I’ve found errors in Gamestop dates overall so I try not to go by those.” Over 3 sites I visited confirmed the 4th 🙂

January 1st, 2011 at 04:51 by Ian


mm, I think Duke is coming out April as well almost certainly- while Deus Ex is now in limbo >April sometime

January 1st, 2011 at 14:25 by Esmeralda


@Ian: For Duke, there is still no official release date, just check the site. And I already had Deus Ex listed under April….

December 28th, 2010 at 23:46 by bg93


HOLY SHIT. Almost every month has a game I want and most of those have multiple games I want. Damn its going to be tough to choose the top games!

December 29th, 2010 at 01:01 by kf0394


yo Tales of Graces F localization has been confirmed for August 9th release 2011

December 29th, 2010 at 13:28 by Esmeralda


Please provide a link to such confirmation. I searched and could not find any.

December 29th, 2010 at 01:10 by Doc


gj ez

December 29th, 2010 at 01:50 by trylle


You forgot Knights contract which comes around 22 february or so,and warrior legend of troy which also comes out in 2011 in Q1.And mortal kombat 9 is is not on the list either,think it comes in Q1 or so that to.

December 29th, 2010 at 13:33 by Esmeralda


I added Knights and Warriors. Mortal Kombat 9, which is simply Mortal Kombat, was already listed under April.

December 29th, 2010 at 07:44 by Pulviriza


Can’t wait for Marvel vs. Capcom, Dynasty Warriors, Brink, Portal and to a slightly lesser extent Mortal Kombat.

December 29th, 2010 at 10:16 by CaffeineBronco


Thanks Esme! This list helps those of us who are too lazy to look that far ahead for ourselves.

December 31st, 2010 at 19:10 by Esmeralda


Welcome! I do what I can when I’m bored 🙂

December 29th, 2010 at 14:49 by Derezzed Ewok


For MMO Fans The Next Everquest 2 Expansion Is Released In February As Well. Even Though I Know Most Probably Play WOW

December 29th, 2010 at 16:03 by Tominie


I love the fact that Duke Nukem Forever has joined another years TBC section. I remember it being previewed in a PC Gamer magazine in ’98. If he isn’t out of gum by now then I’m a starfish.

December 30th, 2010 at 20:11 by seaninskibb


Damn. There is no way that I’m going to be able to get the money for even half of the games I want.

January 1st, 2011 at 04:49 by Ian


Good Job Esme! Bloomin April/May is ridiculous

August 4th, 2011 at 21:00 by Rage The Game


Almost every month has a game I want and most of those have multiple games I want. Damn its going to be tough to choose the top games!

Rage The Game