TorrentFreak released its annual tally of the most pirated games of the year via BitTorrent. The numbers are not all that shocking. Crysis 2 was named the most pirated game of 2011 on the PC platform, beating out the likes of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3 with 3,650,000 and 3,510,000 downloads respectively. Interest among pirates in the Xbox 360 version of Crysis 2 was relatively low, with the game not even registering in the top five.
On the Xbox 360 Gears of War 3 was the most pirated game in 2011, with 890,000 downloads. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3 came in second and third on the Xbox 360.
On the Wii Super Mario Galaxy 2 was the most pirated Wii game for the second year in a row. With 1,180,000 downloads it barely beat out Mario Sports Mix, which was pirated 1,090,000 times.
PC Games continue to be the most downloaded by pirates. PS3 games were not included. Full set of lists below, by title and number of downloads:
Top PC Game Downloads on BitTorrent in 2011
- Crysis 2 (3,920,000)
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (3,650,000)
- Battlefield 3 (3,510,000)
- FIFA 12 (3,390,000)
- Portal 2 (3,240,000)
Top Wii Game Downloads on BitTorrent in 2011
- Super Mario Galaxy 2 (1,280,000)
- Mario Sports Mix (1,090,000)
- Xenoblade Chronicles (950,000)
- Lego Pirates of the Caribbean (870,000)
- FIFA 12 (860,000)
Top Xbox 360 Game Downloads on BitTorrent in 2011
- Gears of War 3 (890,000)
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (830,000)
- Battlefield 3 (760,000)
- Forza Motorsport 4 (720,000)
- Kinect Sports: Season Two (690,000)