The second part of our Games of 2011 countdown features one of the best Wii releases of the year, a best-selling shooter, a fighting reboot and a downloadable gem.
> Digital Spy's Games of 2011: Entries 20-16
15. Xenoblade Chronicles
Launching with seemingly little fanfare in the summer, we fear that Xenoblade Chronicles has already been overlooked. The first of three Wii exclusive role-playing games that are skipping North America to arrive on our shores first, Xenoblade Chronicles offers massive environments to explore, a plot crammed with twists and personality, and gameplay ideas that squeeze all the time-consuming elements of the genre - such as fetch-quests and random encounters - and leave all the good stuff behind. Don't pass this up.
> Read our review of Xenoblade Chronicles
14. Mortal Kombat
The hyper-violent fighting series has had its ups and downs since its shining 16-bit entries, but this is absolutely a return to form. It does so by going back to those golden years with a 3D reboot, providing an alternate take on the first three games and the chance to play as your fan-favourite roster of characters - Sub Zero, Scorpion and many more - once again. Superb online features, an entertaining challenge mode and mini-games make this the year's best fighting game.
> Read our review of Mortal Kombat
13. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
The year's biggest selling game is also one of the best. The campaign sees World War 3 make its way to Europe and ties up the loose ends of one of the most ridiculous yet entertaining stories we've come across. Spec Ops once again pairs players up to take on challenging mission scenarios as well as waves of deadly enemies - including bomb-strapped dogs and Juggernauts - while multiplayer continues to be the industry leader with smart changes to kill streaks and new toys to play with.
> Read our review of Modern Warfare 3
Our highest downloadable-only entry is one of the year's most unique releases. Bastion takes you to the end of the world, seeing you survive an unknown cataclysmic event and set off to make things right again. Featuring an innovative narrator who remarks on both the story and your actions as you're playing, super sharp Diablo style combat and an excellent array of weapons to experiment with, Bastion is a delight to play.
> Read our review of Bastion
11. Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Creating a prequel to one of the most revered games of all time - 2000's Deus Ex - is no mean feat, but Square Enix managed to pull it off with ease. Offering a fascinating near-future world where cybernetic implants and limbs are becoming common place, Human Revolution deals with the ethics behind the movement and the shady forces powering it. Clever level design allows you to tackle each situation from however you please - guns blazing, sneaking within the shadows or by hacking and breaking through enemy defences.
> Read our review of Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Join us for the next part of our Games of 2011 countdown with entries 10-6 on Monday (December 26).