For all the gamers in the world 2011 was a full year with interesting and groundbreaking releases such as Crysis 2, Assassin’s Creed (Revelations), Call of Duty (Modern Warfare 3), the long expected Battlefield 3 and Gears of War 3, Batman (Arkham City) and many more. But not everyone made it to the top 3.
According to TorrentFreak’s report last’s year most downloaded game for PC was Crysis 2 with close to 4 million downloads, followed by Call of Duty – MW3 with 3.6 million downloads and Battlefield 3 with 3.5 million. FIFA 12 takes the 4th place as the most pirated game of 2011 with approximately 3.3 million downloads followed on 5th by Portal 2 with a little over 3.2 million.
A month before Crysis 2 was supposed to be released a leaked version of the game was made available for downloading. In March 2011 the game was officially launched and gathered almost 4 million downloads by the end of the year; surprisingly enough, the Xbox version did not made it to top 5. But this is of little importance since Crysis 2 managed to win over six trophies, including best German game, and several international rewards such as the videogame graphics of the year prize at the 3D world CG awards and the best European soundtrack award at the Fun & Serious Games Festival.
Xbox’s Top List is headed by Gears of War 3 as number one with 890.000 downloads, followed by Call of Duty: MW3 with 830.000 downloads and Battlefield 3 with 760.000 downloads.
Last but not least, for Wii Games Super Mario Galaxy 2 wins the prize with over one million downloads since its release in May 2010, followed by Mario Sports Mix with a million and Xenoblade Chronicles with a little under a million downloads.
For EA Games it looks like it has been a good year, as four of their games made it to the list.