In 2011, the video game industry continued to evolve and innovate, with several notable events, including:
The launch of the Nintendo 3DS: Nintendo released the Nintendo 3DS, a handheld game console that featured glasses-free 3D graphics.
The release of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: Developed by Bethesda Game Studios, Skyrim was released in 2011 for multiple platforms and became a critical and commercial success, with its vast open world and immersive gameplay.
The rise of mobile gaming: Mobile gaming continued to grow in popularity in 2011, with games like Angry Birds and Temple Run becoming cultural phenomena.
The closure of the PlayStation Network: In April 2011, the PlayStation Network was hacked, leading to the theft of millions of users’ personal information. Sony was forced to shut down the network for several weeks to fix the security issues.
The death of Steve Jobs: The death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in October 2011 had a significant impact on the video game industry, as his company had played a major role in the rise of mobile gaming.
Overall, 2011 was a year of continued innovation and growth for the video game industry, with the launch of new hardware and influential games, the rise of mobile gaming, and the challenges posed by security issues and the loss of a major industry figure.
Video Games Released in 2011:
Here is our enormous collection of video games released in 2011 and detailed information on each. As always, new games are added to this collection regularly.
Click on a game listing to find out much more about it.