Crysis 2 and Modern Warfare 3 are most-pirated games of 2011

By on January 2, 2012

And the irony: 2010’s Super Mario Galaxy 2 had the most downloads on consoles.

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Most pirated games in 2011 have been revealed courtesy of TorrentFreak. The website listed the figures based off downloads tallied from BitTorrent networks.

On PC, Crytek’s sci-fi shooter Crysis 2 racked up the prize of most-illegitimately downloaded game of 2011, registering nearly four million downloads. At number two, followed closely is another first-person shooter that is unsurprisingly Activision’s 2011 Call of Duty blockbuster – Modern Warfare 3. Another big EA shooter, Battlefield 3, made it to the third place.

Nintendo Wii’s Super Mario Galaxy 2 was the most downloaded game on consoles (1.28 million), even though it wasn’t released in that year. Xbox 360-exclusive Gears of War 3 led its way on top of the platform’s list with 890K downloads, followed by Modern Warfare 3 with 830K. As for PlayStation 3, there was no list because the Sony console apparently had “considerably less downloads”. Entire list can be seen below.

PC Game Downloads

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

Wii Game Downloads
1. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (1,280,000)
2. Mario Sports Mix (1,090,000)
3. Xenoblade Chronicles (950,000)
4. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean (870,000)
5. FIFA 12 (860,000)

Xbox 360 Game
1. Gears of War 3 (890,000)
2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (830,000)
3. Battlefield 3 (760,000)
4. Forza Motorsport 4 (720,000)
5. Kinect Sports: Season Two (690,000)


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