Posted on August 31, 2011 by Dan Adcock
Top Six 3D Games of 2011
Gears of War 3 – Is a upcoming third-person shooter video game developed by Epic Games and published by Microsoft Studios exclusively for the Xbox 360. Gears of War 3 has made over one million pre-orders and is one of the most anticipated games of 2011. It will be the third installment of the Gears of War series, and the final game in the current story arc
Uncharted 3 – Is the third game in the Uncharted series, created by Naughty Dog for the PlayStation 3, and due for release in North America on November 1, 2011. The team is at full speed, optimizing code specifically for the SPUs,” Naughty Dog co-president (and former technical director) Christophe Balestra told Edge. As a result, the game will blur the line between game and reality. Real physics and environment deformation are key in creating a realistic playing experiences.
Halo Combat Evolved Remake – Created in celebration of the 10th anniversary of one of the most beloved franchises in gaming history, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary is a spectacularly re-mastered version of the original Halo campaign. Bundled with seven of the most popular multiplayer maps in Halo history ready for Xbox LIVE, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary will include a bounty of new features including cooperative play over Xbox LIVE, achievements, new challenges, and new fiction to uncover.
Resistance 3 – Is a upcoming 2011 science fiction first person shooter video game developed by Insomniac Games and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 3. It will be the first in the series to support 3D and Playstation Move and the first to introduce the PSN PASS program. In North America, Resistance 3 will come in two editions: Standard & Doomsday Edition.
Killzone 3 – Is a 2011 first-person shooter for the PlayStation 3, developed by Guerrilla Games and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. It is the fourth installment in the Killzone series, the first game in the series to be presented in 3D and the first to include motion controls using the PlayStation Move. Killzone 3 received very positive reviews. One review stated “on a visual level, as a 3D breakthrough, this feels like a watershed moment in a revolution affecting all of gaming”.
Batman Arkham City - This sequel builds upon the intense, atmospheric foundation of Batman: Arkham Asylum, sending players soaring into Arkham City, the new maximum security “home” for all of Gotham City’s thugs, gangsters and insane criminal masterminds. Set inside the heavily fortified walls of a sprawling district in the heart of Gotham City, this highly anticipated sequel introduces a brand-new story that draws together a new all-star cast of classic characters and murderous villains from the Batman universe.
Have you made the jump to 3D?
While I am not a fan of wearing the shades, 3D tech is entertaining and absolutely adds immersion to games and movies alike. The support for this technology is growing within the gaming industry. More and more games are touting 3D capable.
Is this is a big selling point yet? I feel we still have some time till it really makes a strong impact on sales. Nearly everyone has a HD television in house now but as far as 3D units go, it’s few and far between. But the numbers never the less are growing and the price is dropping on this new technology.
I’ve come close to biting the bullet on one myself numerous times. My plan however is to wait until glasses aren’t needed but with such huge hits around the corner such as Gears of War 3, Uncharted 3, Halo: CE and Resistance 3 all supporting action in 3D…it may be difficult.
I’d love to hear some feedback from gamers out there that have these units and can elaborate on how much it truly adds to the experience and if it’s truly worth the admission.