Torrent monitoring website Torrent Freak has published a list of the most pirated games of 2011 and, unfortunately for those who support PC gaming, the PC users proved to be the biggest of pirates, with over 16 million pirated copies of PC games for just the top 5 most pirated titles.
Now here is the list of the most pirated PC games of 2011, according to Torrent Freak:
Crysis 2 (3,920,000 copies)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (3,650,000 copies)
Battlefield 3 (3,510,000 copies)
FIFA 12 (3,390,000 copies)
Portal 2 (3,240,000 copies)
I must admit that I consider this list to be somewhat strange and maybe encouraging for some developers, as Skyrim, the game that won Unigamesity’s Game of the Year award (and similar awards on a multitude of websites) is not on this list clearly dominated by first person shooters.
The numbers, however, are indeed really big and we can say, as an example, that price the Crysis 2 developers have paid for piracy in 2011 is of at least 160 million dollars. That’s huge!