Little Big Planet 2 - PS3
Unlike the first Little Big Planet, which focused almost entirely on creating platforming levels, users can now create racing games, arcade shooters and even RPG's. Levels created in the original can also be ported into its sequel, making it the ultimate user created gaming platform for 2011.
Gears of War 3 - Xbox 360
New weapons, mechs, a better online experience, new gameplay modes and more make the latest Gears of War look like a surefire hit.
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds - Xbox 360, PS3
A sequel to one of my favorite arcade fighters of all time, featuring new characters like Marvel's Thor, She-Hulk as well as Capcom favorites like Albert Wesker from Resident Evil and Arthur from Super Ghouls and Goblins.
Batman: Arkham City - Xbox 360, PS3
Batman will now put his detective skills to good use, solving forensic puzzles at crime scenes and comparing his findings to a criminal database full of Gotham City's most dangerous criminals. Don't worry, there will still be plenty of action... and a new multiplayer mode to keep you and your friends busy.
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