While many gamers levelled criticism at Crytek for releasing Crysis 2 on numerous platforms – something Crytek said it was doing to curb piracy – Crytek's fears were proved right as Crysis 2 is officially the most pirated game of 2011. Time for the company to pop the champagne. Here's also how other titles faired according to Torrentfreak.
Crysis 2 managed to garner about 3.92 million pirated downloads on PC, ousting Modern Warfare 3 with its measly 3.65 million and Battlefield 3 with 3.51 million. FIFA 12 and Portal 2 made it into third and fourth place, respectively. Crysis 2, however, didn't make it into the top five pirated games for Xbox 360.
Gears of War 3 managed to grab the top spot for Xbox 360 with 890,000 downloads. Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3 also managed to take top spots here – with 830,000 and 760,000 downloads respectively. Forza 4 took fourth place.
Time for Crytek and EA to pop the champagne as Crysis 2 becomes the most pirated game of 2011.
Interestingly, Mario Galaxy 2 was the most pirated game for Wii – the second year it's achieved such 'heights'. It garnered 1.18 million downloads (that's right, it looks like there's more piracy going on with Wii than Xbox 360) while Mario Sports Mix managed 1.09 million. FIFA 12 also managed the Wii top five most pirated games.