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Platform Nation’s Games Of The Year: Xbox 360

This year had a lot of big releases for Xbox 360 – and we narrowed it down to just the top three. We played all the games, and it was a hard job; trust me, you wouldn’t want to do it. Oh you would?.. well then… Incidentally, we still did this not-so-hard job, and here is what we came up with:

Top 3 Xbox 360 Games of The Year

3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

 

After a brief departure to the Cold War-era in Black Ops, Call of Duty has returned to our favorite time: today. Modern Warfare 3 combines a high-action single-player campaign with a multiplayer that’s been expanded, even after all these iterations. The new engine improvements bring 60fps gameplay and the fastest response times of any console shooter – delivering the perfected competitive shooter. The new Call of Duty:Elite service, which had a rough launch, adds another layer of depth to the stat-tracking madness.

Modern Warfare 3 hasn’t impressed just us – the game has hit $1 Billion in sales twice as fast as Black Ops. If you haven’t engaged in the door-breaching, knife-throwing, perk-picking action yet, you are certainly missing out. Read Platform Nation’s full review of Modern Warfare 3 here.

2. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

 

We have all wanted to fight giants and dragons, assassinate unaware townspeople, and throw mudcrabs off mountains for years, and now we can! Bethesda’s Elder Scrolls franchise has finally made a return since 2006’s Oblivion, and boy is it a welcome comeback. A revamped fighting and skill system, WAY better graphics, and even more content and quests!

If you have not played Skyrim, you are surely missing out on one of the greatest games of the year. The improvements over Oblivion are very obvious – and exploring the vast lands of Elder Scrolls lore has never been more fun. Read Platform Nation’s full review of Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim here.
1.  Gears of War 3

 

It’s been 18 months since Jacinto was flooded in Gears of War 2, and survivors moved to Vetes to rebuild, and the Gears of War 3 stage is set. In what is an exciting end to the Gears of War trilogy, we seen the rise of the imulsion infected Lambents, and humans suffering from imulsion poisoning at Mercy, but the action doesn’t stop there.  We see some old faces we loved from the previous Gears titles, and some new faces that are a welcome addition. A lot of people didn’t care for the storyline, but give it a fair shot, because there’s a good story in what is one of the most gripping games of the Gears franchise, Gears of War 3.

If you haven’t picked up Gears of War 3 to give a play through, you should.  The multiplayer aspect of the game will surprise you, as new game modes and the Season Pass has been introduced in GoW 3 and gives you a lot bang for the buck.  For return players and fans of the Gears series, this is an excellent end to a series that some hoped would never die.  But all good things must come to an end, and Gears of War 3 did just that.  Long live the COG!

So what did you think of Platform Nation’s Top 3 Xbox 360 Games of 2011? Maybe you would have picked something different, or maybe you totally agree. Whatever the case let us know what your Top Three Xbox 360 Games of 2011 were below in the comment section.

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