After reading this article on GameRevolution's news feed and seeing all the negative feedback Nielsen's poll was getting, I decided to do a little poll of my own to determine what the GR readers would vote as their Most Wanted Games of Holiday 2011.
Posted on Thursday, October 6 @ 11:50:24 PST by used44
20 of you voted. Here are the results (finally). All point totals were determined using science.
#26 (7-Way Tie)
Madden NFL 12 (1 Point): MattAY votes for this because he's predictably Brit... uhh... hmm.
Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary (1 Point): Put your 3D glasses on and play a game from 2001.
Spider-Man: Edge of Time (1 Point): It must be good. Beause it's licensed property.
Rocksmith (1 Point)
Mario Kart 7 (1 Point)
Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom (1 Point)
Just Dance 3 (1 Point)
#21 (5-Way Tie)
Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One (2 Points)
FIFA Soccer 12 (2 Points): MattAY votes for this because he's predictably British.
Minecraft (2 Points): Resident PC fan Cyberjim2000 gives his blocky heart to Minecraft, which he's probably playing all the time. But it's not officially released. Computers are weird.
I Am Alive (2 Points):I am like, oh yeah, this game. I guess it might coming out someday. Maybe.
Ace Combat Assault Horizon: High Altitude. Even Higher Altitude (2 Points): This isn't the actual title of the game, but it's the tagline that Namco Bandai has chosen to emblazon the website with. So amazing.
#19 (2-Way Tie)
Torchlight II (3 Points): De-Ting needs more Diablo clones in his life. That and tentacles. Never enough tentacles.
Gears of War 3 (3 Points): This game would probably have gotten more points in this poll if UghRochester were here. He would have pulled a Longo and voted for it 5 times. And then I would have been too afraid of him and his replica Lancer to say no.
#18 WWE '12 (4 Points)
Kingg5 is sorta into the wrasslin'.
#13 (5-Way Tie)
Star Wars: The Old Republic (5 Points) (1 first-place vote): Rinnon voted for SWTOR
ICO and Shadow of the Colossus HD Collection (5 Points) (1 first-place vote): Lokness voted for SOTC/ICO HD
Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 (5 Points) (1 first-place vote): Bras voted for PES 2012. MENUS!
Sonic Generations (5 Points) (1 first-place vote): TheDiesel voted for Sonic (and was maybe a little embarrassed about it (as he should be)(?))
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (5 Points): The top game on Nielsen's list only gets two votes from my polled GR readers.
#12 RAGE (6 Points)
Coming in near the bottom of several gamers' lists, RAGE scrapes together enough points for a #12 finish. GR's timely review is here.
#11 Silent Hill: Downpour (8 Points) (1 first-place vote)
Receiving a first-place vote from SH-obsessed WickedLiquid helped the latest Silent-Hill-game-that-won't-be-as-good-as-Silent-Hill-2 get a respectable 8 points.
#8 (3-Way Tie)
Deus Ex: Human Revolution (9 Points): A lot of voters were unsure if they should count already-released games as part of the "Holiday Releases" but my first rule is they ain't no rules, man so whatever. Nielsen did it, too!
Metal Gear Solid: HD Collection (9 Points): Snake is back and looking as high-definition as ever. I mean, not as high-def as MGS 4 but still - pretty high-def.
Saints Row: The Third (9 Points): Slap grannie with a dildo... THIS CHRISTMAS.
#7 Assassin's Creed: Revelations (18 Points)
Zero first-place votes for the latest yearly release of the AC series, but still enough to get into the Top 10.
#6 Dark Souls (19 Points) (2 first-place votes)
Longo_2_guns and Green_Lantern are masochistic weirdos who already have a whole forum topic to themselves where they talk about "mystery keys" and Estus Flasks. Then they vote Dark Souls for #1 and it's like, yeah, I know. Got it.
Check out the Top 5 on the next page!