Tag:  Best of 2011

Games of the Year 2011

Dec 30, 2011

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages – it’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for! After a solid month of looking at the good, the bad, and the ugly of 2011, we at Gamezebo have put together our picks for the 10 best games of 2011.

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Best Hidden Gems of 2011

Dec 29, 2011

We review a lot of very good games at Gamezebo, and 2011 was no exception. Unfortunately, with the sheer number of games that come across our collective desks over the course of a year, some ultimately don’t get the attention they deserve. Even excellent games can be forgotten. So, in an attempt to remedy this, we’ve picked out five hidden gems across all platforms. The kind of games that, despite our critical praise, managed to fall under the radar.

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Biggest News Stories of 2011

Dec 28, 2011

A lot can happen in a year. New games come and go, development studios and publishers are formed and shuttered, and people leave our lives forever. As part of our Best of 2011 series, today we’re taking a look at the biggest news to hit the casual games industry all year, covering everything from Angry Birds to Zynga (though excluding some of the huge acquisitions, which we’ve covered previously). From games blowing up to companies going public amidst waves of hype and interest, these are the five biggest news stories of the year.

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Best PC Games of 2011

Dec 27, 2011


Over the last few weeks, we’ve looked at the best of everything that we cover here at Gamezebo. Facebook, iPhone, iPad, Android, Browser – pretty much everything. Well... everything except PC games. But you didn’t think we’d forget about all of the fun we’ve had with a keyboard and mouse in 2011, did you?

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Games we can’t believe didn’t come out in 2011

Dec 23, 2011

The end of a year is a great time to celebrate the best games we’ve played, but what about the ones we haven’t? What about the games that were expected to come out in 2011, but never materialized?

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Best Browser Games of 2011

Dec 22, 2011

Social networks like Facebook and Google+ may steal all of the headlines, but there are plenty of other ways to enjoy some gaming in a web browser. The quality of browser-based games is steadily increasing, and the sheer variety on offer is pretty incredible: from full-blown massively multiplayer online games all the way to deceptively simple word games, it's pretty easy to find a great gaming experience just one tab over while you browser Gamezebo. Here are our four favorite browser games of 2011.

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Best iPhone Games of 2011

Dec 21, 2011

Of all of the lists we’ve had to write this year, none have proven as difficult to compile as this. Not because the iPhone has been lacking in great games – quite the contrary, in fact. There have been so many great games that it’s been practically impossible to narrow it down to just five.

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Biggest Disappointments of 2011

Dec 20, 2011

2011 was undoubtedly a great year for gaming, whether you were playing games on your phone, on Facebook, or on your PC. But as good as things were, there were a number of moments that left us disappointed. New games that couldn't quite live up to the hype, technologies that failed to impress consistently, and even old series that fell from grace. These are the five most disappointing moments of the year.

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Best Adventure Games of 2011

Dec 19, 2011

2011 showed that adventure games are alive and well across all of the platforms we cover here on Gamezebo, from iPhone and Facebook to PC and Mac. This was also a year that some new developers came onto the scene and surprised us with wonderful hidden gems. Here are our favorites among the dozens of adventure games that crossed our desks in 2011.

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Best Social Spin on a Familiar Favorite in 2011

Dec 16, 2011

If 2011 is remembered for one thing, it might just be the deluge of popular game franchises that made their way to Facebook. Plenty of familiar faces were given the social treatment with new free-to-play Facebook games, and the results varied quite a bit. Some games failed to live up the hype while others, despite being fun, were unceremoniously shut down. But for the first time there was also a great line-up of games from popular gaming franchises that managed to make their mark on Facebook. These are the five best.

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