My 2011 Game of the Year Awards

Best Xbox 360 Game

Honorable Mention: Bastion

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

Honorable Mention: inFamous 2

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

Honorable Mention: inFamous: Festival of Blood

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


One Response to My 2011 Game of the Year Awards

  1. silvercube says:

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