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.”

Paul Younger
Founder and Editor of PC Invasion. Founder of the world's first gaming cafe and Veteran PC gamer of over 22 years.

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