This past year may have very well been the biggest year in gaming yet. We saw a new installment in almost every single well known gaming franchise release this year, and it’s likely that gamers will be talking about 2011’s surreal offerings well into 2012. However, not all of these titles will be remembered for the quality of the game itself, but how much cash publishers managed to squeeze from your wallet. There were a lot of questionable money-making stunts that gaming companies pulled on consumers in 2011, and the final product (that gamers waited months and even years for) was affected because of it.
We here at Game Rant have taken the liberty of highlighting the five biggest rip-offs for gamers in 2011, and while we aren’t calling the final quality of the product into question (i.e. the games themselves), we are looking into some of the biggest cash-grabs that companies got away with this past year. So without further ado, let’s take a look at schemes that made your wallet weep in the past 365 days.