Did you buy, rent, or steal a game last year expecting the worst only to be pleasantly surprised? Commenter DerpiestShazbot wants to know, and you'll tell him in today's Speak Up on Kotaku.

Heyo Kotakuites! So which game(s) from 2011 ended up being better than you expected?

Not asking which games you thought were good but instead which games actually surprised you by even better than you thought!

Right now the only games I can think of are Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Battlefield 3, and Mortal Kombat.

Mortal Kombat probably surprised me the most seeing how my friend and I each bought a copy for ourselves as a sort of joke. I wasn't expecting anything more than just a fun little fighting game with hilarious amounts of gore. What I ended up getting was actually, in my opinion, a very deep and engrossing fighter with an entertaining story mode which never took itself too seriously AND hilarious amounts of gore!


So how about you guys?

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