Best Xbox 360 Game
It helps that there weren’t that many 360 exclusives on the system in 2011 but let’s face it, Gears 3 would have probably won anyway.
Best PS3 Game
Thought by some to be a downgrade from Uncharted 2, Uncharted 3 still has some of the best graphics and set pieces than any other game in 2011.
Best Downloadable Game
I don’t play many downloadable games but when I do, I hope them to be as creative and fun as Bastion.
Best Wii Game
This is a no brainer. Not only did I not play another Wii game that released in 2011, but Skyward Sword is pretty damn amazing. Intricate level design, beautiful art direction, and good motion controls gives the series a fresh feel.
Best PC Game
Honorable Mention: The Witcher 2
This game caught me by surprise. A little bit Deus Ex 1, a lot of bit Metal Gear Solid, I had a great time overall with the game. DXHR beat out The Witcher 2 because TW2 somehow managed to have worse boss fights than Human Revolution.
Best 3DS Game
Honorable Mention: Pilotwings Resort
Having never played Ocarina of Time when it first came out on Nintendo64, this was a treat. Well implemented 3D and redone graphics give the game a new coat of paint. I can see why so many regard this game as one of the best ever.
2011 Game of the Year
Honorable Mention: Portal 2
This is one of the few games that just got better as it went along. The last two hours were fucking great, and that ending! In just a few short years, Rocksteady has become one of my favorite developers.
Other fun choices:
Best Graphics: Uncharted 3
Best Artistic Design: Rayman Origins
Best Action Game: Saint’s Row: The Third
Best Fighting Game: Mortal Kombat
Best iOS Game: Sonic CD
Best Platforming Game: Rayman Origins
Best RPG: Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Best Shooter: Gears of War 3
Best Sports: NBA 2K12
Best Score: Rayman Origins
Best Voice Acting: Uncharted 3
Best Story: Portal 2
Best Online Multiplayer Game: Gears of War 3
Best Survival/Horror game: Dead Space 2