other gaming sites, but that's what spurred me to write it in the first place.
5. Infamous 2 (2011)
4. Mass Effect 2 (January 18th)
3. Team Ico HD Collection (Spring 2011)
I never owned Shadow of the Colossus for PS2, and hardly know a thing about Ico, so I'm very excited to purchase this HD collection for PS3 next year. There's just something very exciting about taking down giant behemoth creatures solo, with just a sword and a horse. Also, not only do both games come with full trophy support, but it's confirmed to have full 3DTV support as well. With this classic collection most likely going for $39.99, it's a complete steal that nobody should pass up.
2. Little Big Planet 2 (January 18th)
Creatinator, Sackbots, Controlinator, and Grappling Hook are just a few of the new additions. LBP2 promises to give so much more control to the fan-base developers, while still allowing the casuals to play their favorite levels from the original LBP.
If you're not yet convinced, check out a few of these videos from the beta test. Those are ONLY from the beta. I consider myself a pretty creative guy, but I can't even imagine what the fans are going to create using these new tools. Media Molecule used to say that there was no real need for a sequel, so I really believe in these guys because they're making one, so it must really be something special.
1. DC Universe Online (January 11th)
When I began playing Final Fantasy XI back in 2004 it was nothing compared to the game it is now almost 7 years later. I'm pretty sure the same can be said for any long running MMO franchise. DCUO may or may not have a strong release, but when people are paying $15/mo for a game like this, the fans pleas are heard. I am very confident from what I've seen and been reading that SOE are going to make the majority of players happy. If not right off the bat, then just wait a month or two, because then you'll be seeing the new content and updates come flowing in. At least, that was my experience with FFXI. Things got fixed, updated, and added on a pretty regular basis, even years later.
No, I haven't forgotten about all the other amazing games to be released in 2011. But I'm an RPG nut for the most part. I miss the good old days of classic PS1 RPG's and so I'm picking from what we got coming up. Killzone3, Uncharted3, Dead Space2, Batman: Arkham City, Resistance3, and perhaps The Last Guardian are all going to be kick ass 2011 games, no doubt. They just aren't at the top of my list. This was just a top 5 afterall. I am excited to play all of those games I just mentioned, but I won't be buying them the day they are released, if I buy them at all.
The only exception perhaps being Killzone3, because I absolutely loved the second one from beginning to end. It was pretty much my first in the First Person Shooter department, and Killzone3 would probably end up as 6th on my list. Anyways, thanks for reading. If you're going to comment below then list some of the games you're looking forward to next year. Perhaps I totally forgot about some great RPG's coming next year, feel free to call me out on it.