These are Xbox Live’s most popular games for 2011

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Microsoft’s Major Nelson’s gone and released their list of the most popular games , as recorded by Xbox Live for 2011. Here’s something that shouldn’t comes a surprise to anybody; The most played game in 2011 was a Call of Duty game. A little surprising is that the the second game is also Call of Duty, this time Modern Warfare 3, which has managed the spot even though it was only available for the last two months of the year. The third game on the list? Would you believe it, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

Halo Reach and Battlefield 3 round out the top five, proving that gamers still really dig their shooters. Call of Duty takes another two spots in 2011’s most played games, with Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and World at War at 14 and 20 respectively. Give it a few years, and it’s possible there’ll be nothing but Call of Duty clogging up the internet. Maybe Kojima was on to something when he said there’s no demand for much else right now?

Rest of the list after the jump!

Xbox 360 Top LIVE Titles

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  • Modern Warfare 2
  • Halo: Reach
  • Battlefield 3
  • Skyrim
  • Gears of War 3
  • FIFA 12
  • FIFA Soccer 11
  • Madden NFL 12
  • GTA IV
  • NBA 2K11
  • Battlefield: Bad Co. 2
  • Call of Duty 4
  • Battlefield 3 Beta
  • Halo 3
  • Gears of War 2
  • Forza Motorsport 4
  • Red Dead Redemption
  • Call of Duty: WaW
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Top Arcade Titles

  • Pinball FX2
  • Full House Poker
  • Castle Crashers
  • Fruit Ninja Kinect
  • From Dust
  • Trials HD
  • Magic: The Gathering — Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012
  • DEAD RISING 2: CASE WEST
  • Torchlight
  • Toy Soldiers: Cold War
  • Plants vs. Zombies
  • Portal: Still Alive
  • Bastion
  • LIMBO
  • Game Room
  • DEAD RISING 2: CASE ZERO
  • Peggle
  • Dungeons & Dragons Daggerdale
  • Battlefield 1943
  • Beyond Good & Evil HD

Top Indie Games

  • FortressCraft Chapter 1
  • Total Miner: Forge
  • The Impossible Game
  • Avatar Paintball
  • Toy Stunt Bike
  • CastleMiner Z
  • I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES!!!1
  • Avatar Legends
  • CastleMiner
  • Miner Dig Deep
  • Avatar Laser Wars
  • Bird Assassin
  • Voice Changer 360
  • Nuclear Wasteland
  • Avatar Karting
  • Zombie Estate
  • Avatar Drop
  • Baby Maker Extreme 2
  • College Lacrosse 2011
  • The $1 Zombie Game

Last Updated: January 10, 2012

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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