Monday, January 2nd 2012

The Most Pirated Games of 2011

Today Kotaku is reporting the top 5 games pirated for major platforms this year according to TorrentFreak. As usual the PC platform is the most guilty almost doubling in pirated copies then its competitors.

Some of the titles listed are not surprising but the lack of a certain title filled with dragon slaying is. Why Skyrim didn't make the top five is anyone's guess. Either Steam is in fact the most user friendly DRM or people just love Skyrim. Either way this is just a small glimpse into the world of pirated software.

Top Five Pirated PC Games

1. Crysis 2 (3,920,000) (March 2011)
2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (3,650,000) (November 2011)
3. Battlefield 3 (3,510,000) (October 2011)
4. FIFA 12 (3,390,000) (September 2011)
5. Portal 2 (3,240,000) (April 2011)Source: Kotaku
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93 Comments on The Most Pirated Games of 2011

#1
mlee49
Funny, I didn't play any of these games this past year.
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#2
PremoGS
All of them suck except for BF3, so IDGAF.
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#3
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
by: PremoGS
All of them suck except for BF3, so IDGAF.
You actually think that POS BF3 was better than Portal 2?:shadedshu

by: TheMailMan78
As usual the PC platform is the most guilty almost doubling in pirated copies then its competitors.
Kind of expected when the publishers have to rely on easily breakable software DRM, when the consoles are using hardware based DRM. This will be used as another argument about how DRM does help reduce piracy, and stronger hardware DRM helps reduce it dramatically...
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#4
entropy13
I played 3, 4 and 5 but except for 4 I don't really play them anymore.

I rarely play BF3 multiplayer because my internet only becomes reliable around...well, right now. It's 2:30AM and not exactly a good time to play an FPS though. :laugh:
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#6
sy5tem
WTF how do they comme with those number? AND why the HELL would pppl "pirate" multiplayers oriented game (with almost no single player content) EX:2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 , Battlefield 3?? this make no sense.. lol
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#7
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
IM SORRY

But where is Skyrim on that list???

So you are telling me tha MW3 is better then Skyrim???
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#8
tigger
I'm the only one
I thought Crysis 2 single player was very good, and it did look very fine in DX11 mode.
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#9
TheMailMan78
Big Member
by: FreedomEclipse
IM SORRY

But where is Skyrim on that list???

So you are telling me tha MW3 is better then Skyrim???
No I think it says a lot on how great Skyrim is. People loved it so much they were willing to.....gasp.......pay for it. I dunno honestly.

Will someone buy it for me? lol I WANNA PLAY IT SO BAD!

Anyway this is the kinda crap why that junk bill SOPA gained ground.
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#10
Drone
Haven't played any of those and ain't gonna either. However, this list is kinda predictable. cod and bf and all other mediocre stuff is quite popular.

Anyway I don't believe all those numbers and lists. These lists is just another reason for riaa mpaa or whatever theyr called to push their ridiculous laws so they could easily spy on people.
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#11
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
by: TheMailMan78
Top Five Pirated PC Games

1. Crysis 2 (3,920,000) (March 2011)
2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (3,650,000) (November 2011)
3. Battlefield 3 (3,510,000) (October 2011)
4. FIFA 12 (3,390,000) (September 2011)
5. Portal 2 (3,240,000) (April 2011)

Source: Kotaku
1. Crytek fucked us PC gamers over.
2. To be expected.
3. Release dates varied between countries despite the digital release. Most who pirated it, did so as they had a pre-order.
4. No excuse
5. No excuse
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#12
theJesus
by: TheMailMan78
No I think it says a lot on how great Skyrim is. People loved it so much they were willing to.....gasp.......pay for it. I dunno honestly.
Either that or, well, look at the demographics of people that play shooters versus people that play RPGs.
by: TheMailMan78
Will someone buy it for me? lol I WANNA PLAY IT SO BAD!
You missed the $40 sale on Steam.
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#13
TheMailMan78
Big Member
by: theJesus
Either that or, well, look at the demographics of people that play shooters versus people that play RPGs.

You missed the $40 sale on Steam.
I didnt miss it. IM BROKE. lol
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#14
PremoGS
by: newtekie1
You actually think that POS BF3 was better than Portal 2?:shadedshu
Yeah. Portal 2 sucks and that's just my opinion. No need to rage for matters of taste.
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#15
Dj-ElectriC
People most pirated Crysis2 for 2 reasons
1 - multiplayer sucks, no one gives a crap about it so y pay
2 - its Crysis2 its cool and haz cool grafiks wit my GTX590 i will play on max settings cool!111
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#16
erocker
by: TheMailMan78
I didnt miss it. IM BROKE. lol
But on the internet, everything is free! FREE!!!!

Good job MailMan, nice and simple. We don't need analysis and opinion, we have forum members for that. Keep up the good work! :toast:
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#17
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
by: tigger
I thought Crysis 2 single player was very good, and it did look very fine in DX11 mode.
yeah with an entire tessselated ocean under the city and unneeded tesselated barriers.
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#18
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
Mailman, well fancy you writing an article on piracy when you rail so much against posting about it! lol. :laugh:

Anyway, I'm all for it, good article. :) Could have done with a bit of analysis in it...
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#19
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
I don't believe those numbers are accurate for a second.

Torrents?

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#20
overclocker!
I Guess one of the is me :) Well if they make a good game i`ll buy it like BF3!
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#21
tigger
I'm the only one
by: nvidiaintelftw
yeah with an entire tessselated ocean under the city and unneeded tesselated barriers.
The bit above the floor still looked very pretty though.
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#22
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Bought Crysis 2, Portal 2, and BF3, didn't touch MW3 or FIFA12 with a barge pole.
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#23
Delta6326
I'm surprised that Skyrim isn't on there, but I guess that is a good thing.
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#24
faramir
by: mlee49
Funny, I didn't play any of these games this past year.
Me neither. I did (and still do in 2012) play World of Tanks though ... which is free, albeit torrent-able game :)
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#25
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: faramir
Me neither. I did (and still do in 2012) play World of Tanks though ... which is free, albeit torrent-able game :)
It's free, but useless without countless micro-transactions that end up making it cost more than, say, BF3.
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