The Pryor Times

December 1, 2011

This year's top 10 video games (with holiday savings!)

Justin Dennis
CNHI News Service

— For gamers, 2011 has been a savory year: rich with triple-A releases, fervently anticipated sequels and a few new franchises that are set to take off in 2012 and beyond.

Herein, you’ll find a list of the top 10 most popular titles released this year. We scoured the Internet for the best holiday pricing on each (and found some deals that shocked even this seasoned player.)

Rest assured: stick to this list and you’ll have a can't-miss gift for the gamer in your family and maybe some extra cash in your wallet.

You can see each title's suggested retail price, find out what the critics think of each game by clicking their Metacritic.com score and scope the latest trailers to get a feel for whether this game is right for your giftee.

To find the deal, just click the retailer name and price point. But click quickly - these deals won’t be around long.

1. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Nintendo)

2. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda)

3. Portal 2 (Valve)

4. Battlefield 3 (DICE)

5. Batman: Arkham City (Rocksteady Games)

6. LittleBigPlanet 2 (Media Molecule)

7. Gears of War 3 (Epic Games)

8. Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (Naughty Dog)

9. L.A. Noire (Rockstar - Team Bondi)

10. Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary (343 Industries)