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Battlefield 3, Modern Warfare 3, Crysis 2 Among Most Pirated Games

by Bill Hess on January 1, 2012


2011 is behind us, and the yearly breakdown of BitTorrent traffic of the most pirated software of the year has been released. As expected, the most popular games of 2011 are among the most pirated titles of the year. PC Games once again take the cake when it comes to the most pirated versions, and the top three most pirated games were shooters. Apparently the early Crysis 2 leak led to a bit of double dipping for pirates with Crysis 2 being the most pirated title at almost 4 million times.

Piracy of the biggest games on the Wii and Xbox 360 looked fairly mild compared to their PC counterparts, and piracy on the PS3 was fairly non-existent as TorrentFreak said there were “considerably less” downloads than their counterparts.

According to TorrentFreak

Top Pirated on PC in 2011

  • Crysis 2 (3,920,000)
  • Modern Warfare 3 (3,650,000)
  • Battlefield 3 (3,510,000)
  • FIFA 12 (3,390,000)
  • Portal 2 (3,240,000)

Top Pirated on Nintendo Wii in 2011

  • Super Mario Galaxy (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 Pirated on Xbox 360 in 2011

  • Gears of War 3 (890,000)
  • Modern Warfare 3 (830,000)
  • Battlefield 3 (760,000)
  • Forza Motorsport 4 (720,000)
  • Kinect Sports: Season Two (690,000)

Say Something
  • AIRFREAK

    Piracy is killing PC gaming. Damnit guys just buy the games.

  • KLOWN PHACE

    Why am I not surprised..

  • john

    I’m surprized Arkham City wasn’t up there for the PC. That had a ridiculous amount of useless DRM on it.

  • That Guy

    why even pirate bf3? you can’t play multiplayer and the single player isnt worth pirating.

  • Bacon

    N people said the ps3 hack will lead to “massive piracy”

  • reality

    Any more proof that there isn’t a damn thing on PS3 worth pirating? And as far as the multiplayer focused games you can make hacked lobbies and play online. Amateurs.

  • Cool dude

    Crysis 2!!!

  • Bacon

    @reality noone wants to waste their time to wait for 15+gb games to download, only a few do but not a lot, idiot

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