24 Games until Xmas is our special feature to build up to the end of the year, however that is not all.
Each member of staff was asked to provide their top twenty four games of the year; we have taken this list and will reveal a game each day until December 24, at which point we will unveil our number one game of the year.
There are some fantastic titles on the way and when the final game is revealed, that’s where you come in.
Once the number one game has been revealed we will then create a poll with all 24 games and ask you to vote on your own personal game of the year, this poll will run from December 24 until January 2nd, at which point we will announce the ShopToNews readers Game of The Year 2011.
We hope you are enjoying counting down our best 24 games of the year with us and if you have just joined us then make sure you check out the other games in the list.
Here’s the next…
15 games until Xmas – Crysis 2
For years, no matter what amazing games home consoles had, the PC always had its top trump, Crysis. Well all that changed this year as console gamers finally got to strap into their nano suits and bust some alien skulls for one of the most fast paced first person shooters to arrive in 2011.
Rather than the lush jungles of an isolated island from the PC version we get the more familiar concrete jungle of New York City, starting off with familiar skyscrapers and highways until it has been ripped apart by the invaders, creating a heated battle across this apocalyptic city, negotiating strange terrain and dodging falling buildings, fighting aliens plus dealing with the army who are gunning for you personally.
Crysis stood out from the rest of the crowd as if played like a standard FPS you will miss a huge portion of the gaming experience as it’s all about your nano suit; which is versatile enough to allow you to attempt numerous approaches to battle from stealth, acrobats to flat put ground battles with boosted armor, with each mode being extremely quick and simple to switch between, allowing for some awesome firefights.
Crysis 2 really sets a high pace with the action rarely letting up, constantly throwing new hazards for you to overcome with some truly amazing set pieces that take your breath away but it was all over a bit too quickly. There is an in depth multiplayer mode allowing you to rank up and unlock a variety of upgrades for your suit to dominate the battlefields that are playable around arenas ripped straight from the game but with more recent big releases, it’s only really the single player worth paying through now.
To see a more in-depth analysis of the game, and our thoughts on it, click here to read our review. You can order your copy of Crysis 2 here.
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