The Most Pirated Games of 2011 Awards
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Guess which game was most pirated of 2011. Modern Warfare 3 would be a pretty good guess, as would Battlefield 3, Portal 2 or Skyrim. In fact, given today’s gaming tastes, anything with a weapon on screen at almost all times would be a good guess.
It wasn’t any of the above but – surprise, surprise – it is a game featuring weapons. Crysis 2 was (according to the “fine” people of TorrentFreak) downloaded illegally an estimated 4 million times on PC.
Second in the PC piracy honours list was Modern Warfare 3 at 3.65 million and Battlefield 3 at 3.51 million. Fifa 12 and Portal 2 didn’t perform to badly either, coming in with 3.39 million and 3.24 million respectively.
Portal 2 was named IncGamers’ third best game of 2011, Modern Warfare 3, Battlefield 3 and Fifa 12 all made it into the top 25.
On Xbox 360 Gears of War 3 took home the top prize with 890,000 downloads, closely followed by Modern Warfare 3 (830,000) and Battlefield 3 (760,000).
Numbers were slightly higher for the Wii, with Super Mario Galaxy 2 at 1.28 million. Other big players included Mario Sports Mix (1.09 million), Xenoblade Chronicles (950,000) and LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean (870,000).
PlayStation 3 and other platforms were not included in the list because, according to TorrentFreak, those platforms see “considerably less downloads.”