Just as RipTen has decided to end 2011 with its End of the Year Awards, TorrentFreak has decided round up 2011 with the year’s top ten most pirated games.

Take a guess at what the top most pirated PC game of 2011 was. If you guessed Portal 2, Skyrim, Modern Warfare 3, or Battlefield 3, you’re wrong.

It’s actually something from earlier in the year: Crysis 2. In fact, it was so heavily pirated on its release back in March that it still beat out Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3, although I’d say that that’s probably due to the extra half a year of advantage that Crysis 2 has had.

Obviously, the most pirated game for the Wii was Super Mario Galaxy 2. Still, I’m surprised that Skyward Sword didn’t break the top five. Didn’t have enough time to, I guess.

Hitting #1 for the most pirated game for the 360 is its exclusive, Gears of War 3. Although Crysis 2 made a splash on PC, it wasn’t quite as popular on the 360 and didn’t make the top five. Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3 rounded up #2 and #3 respectively, of course.

Here’s the breakdown for the top most pirated games of 2011 for the PC, the Wii, and the Xbox 360:


  • Crysis 2 – 3,920,000 downloads
  • Modern Warfare 3 – 3,650,000 downloads
  • Battlefield 3 – 3,510,000 downloads
  • FIFA ’12 – 3,390,000 downloads
  • Portal 2 – 3,240,000 downloads
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2 – 1,280,000 downloads
  • Mario Sports Mix – 1,090,000 downloads
  • Xenoblade Chronicles – 950,000 downloads
  • Lego Pirates of the Caribbean – 870,000 downloads
  • FIFA ’12 – 860,000
Xbox 360:
  • Gears of War 3 – 890,000 downloads
  • Modern Warfare 3 – 830,000 downloads
  • Battlefield 3 – 760,000 downloads
  • Forza Motorsport 4 – 720,000 downloads
  • Kinect Sports: Season Two – 690,000 downloads
Just remember folks. Even though sharing is caring, that’s the amount of purchases that those developers and publishers could have missed out on, which is pretty extraordinary, considering those numbers on the PC.


  1. Your logic is totally incorrect, there’s no way to concludes (and in fact it’s more logically correct to assume the reverse) that each of these downloads would have represented a sale, especially an unrealized sale.

    • I hate this argument. Your logic is flawed to think that NONE of those pirated downloads would of equaled a sale. If even just 1 of those 3.92 million were a sale instead of a pirated stat, then EA would of made more money from that one sale – than the entire rest of the 3.92 (-1) combined.