The Kotaku Awards 2011: Nominate Your Overall Game Of The Year

Alright we're kicking off award season at Kotaku, and this week we're taking nominations! Every day this week we're taking nominations on each specific category. Next week we'll put up the poll, and the week afterwards we'll announce the winners. Today is the big one.

So we're looking for your nominations for the overall game of the year. This is all formats -- consoles, handhelds, mobiles, PC. Everything.

This is a tough one for me, but my favourite games of the year so far have been...

-- Ghost Trick -- Fight Night Champion -- Batman: Arkham City -- Portal 2 -- Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

This is tricky for me considering that Skyward Sword and Super Mario 3D Land are still unreleased. I think Skyward Sword has a good chance of being one of my favourite games of the year. Feel free to nominate these games, since we won't start proper votes for a while.

Drop your nominations in the comments below, and nominate in other categories here.


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    Until I finish Skyrim, I'd say it's a struggle between Bastion, Portal 2 and Uncharted 3, although I find it somewhat ridiculous to have only ONE GOTY. Why not both?

    I think i'll have tacos for lunch now.

    Dark Souls or Skyrim for sure.

    So far I've only played Portal 2, but I'm keen on Arkham City and Skyward Sword, too =)

    Portal 2
    Batman: Arkham City
    Need For Speed: The Run
    Back to the Future: The Game
    Shogun 2

    Haven't got to Skyrim yet so for now I have to nominate Xenoblade Chronicles. I was honestly only buying it because I liked what the Operation Rainfall guys were doing. I never expected to get such an amazing game out of the deal

    PORTAL 2
    SKYRIM
    ARKHAM CITY
    LEGEND OF ZELDA - SKYWARD SWORD

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      I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY VOTES THAT IS - BUT IT CLEARLY WINS!!!

        I support Chuloopas nomination of StarCraft Troopers... ah, I mean Gears of Warhammer.

          You mean Spacemarine Quakecraft of War?

          You do realise that Blizzard has admitted a lot of their Stacraft and Warcraft stuff was inspired by Warhammer, right?

            I've told him that before - he's just trolling me lol :)

            I know that... and that their stuff was in turn inspired by Robert A Heimleins novel 'Starship Troopers'.

            I actually enjoyed the game, so there's no malice in my statements... it's all in jest.

      You serve the Emperor well

        I only do my duty

          But did you have unholy assistance?

    haven't played arkham city yet. i'm waiting for pc release, but atm uncharted 3 would be my GOTY.

    Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

    It's been a while since I've been in a believable world, with easily missable backstories that completely change the way you feel towards a character or faction.

    Hell, yesterday I saw a framed picture of one of the characters on a desk, standing in front of the Twelve Apostles in NSW, and another picture with a family member and instantly changed the way I felt about her, having a greater insight into her motivations and moral code. There's no level of detail that great in any of the big budget shooters, or any other game I can think of that comes to mind.

    And it's one of the first games in ages that I've actually felt anger towards a character in a game.

    Eaaasily going to nominate Portal 2 without hesitation.

    Hmmm... what else... the problem is that I've been doing so much MMOing with City of Heroes: Freedom that I haven't played any others... except Dead Island, and while it's awesome, it's far from GOTY. Same with City of Heroes: Freedom- it has problems of its own, despite my unending addiction to it. It also needs more media coverage from kotaku and joystiq imho. >>

    LittleBigPlanet 2.

    The deep love I hold in my heart for Batman wants me to say Arkham City ... but the bed sores I have earned over the past week are screaming SKYRIM !!!!

    Gotta say Portal 2, but that's because it's one of the few releases from this year that I actually played. #cheapskategamer

    In order for me:
    Batman Arkham City
    Skyrim
    Forza Motorsport 4
    Portal 2

    If only Rocksteady could license their freeflow combat to every game I would be in gaming nirvana...

    Skyrim

    What I hate about this is that, recent games will always be strong in the mind, and anything released earlier this year may fall too the way side.

    I loved Portal 2, adding Co-op was a fantastic choice even if you can only really do it once and then have a huge break.

    That said, I haven't played anything with such intensity as I have been playing Skyrim. Holy shit, Skyrim. Skyrim, guys, Skyrim. Goddamn, Skyrim. Oh man.

    Skyrim.

    Homefront.

      Get out.

        Why should a game need a metacritic of 100 to be someones personal game of the year?

        I really liked the multiplayer in Homefront, and the few things it did well... it did very well.

        It's my Alpha Protocol of the year.

          I second that, the multiplayer in Homefront was awesome.

          Lol, just kidding. I never played the game, I just heard that apparently the game wasn't that good at all.

    World of Tanks ;)

    15 minutes time limit per game, 1 life per game, Tanks V Tanks.
    Just one more game???

    I'm currently thinking that the game of the year was either Bastion or Portal 2. But Skyward Sword may well alter these thoughts.

    Skyrim for sure!
    even with all the bugs and crashes.

    Skyrim all the way.

    Portal 2 was pretty good too.

    Portal 2.
    It's flawless.

    Skyrim.
    And probably Skyward Sword, even though it's not out until next week.

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