The Video Game Awards Nominees For 2011

The nominees for 2011's Video Game Awards include a number of expected and unexpected titles. This full list doesn't just include the nominees for game of the year, and best game for each platform, but the titles that stood out in their particular genres.

Have a look, and then make your counter-arguments below.

GAME OF THE YEAR Batman: Arkham City The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Portal 2 Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

STUDIO OF THE YEAR Bethesda Game Studios Naughty Dog Rocksteady Studios Valve

BEST XBOX 360 GAME Batman: Arkham City Forza Motorsport 4 Gears of War 3 Portal 2

BEST PS3 GAME inFAMOUS 2 Killzone 3 LittleBigPlanet 2 Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

BEST Wii GAME Disney's Epic Mickey Kirby's Return to Dream Land Lost in Shadow The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

BEST PC GAME Battlefield 3 Minecraft The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Portal 2

BEST HANDHELD/MOBILE GAME Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective Infinity Blade Super Mario 3D Land Jetpack Joyride

BEST SHOOTER Battlefield 3 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Gears of War 3 Rage

BEST ACTION ADVENTURE GAME Assassin's Creed: Revelations Batman: Arkham City The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

BEST RPG Dark Souls Deus Ex: Human Revolution Dragon Age II The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

BEST MULTIPLAYER Battlefield 3 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Gears of War 3 Portal 2

BEST INDIVIDUAL SPORTS GAME Fight Night Champion Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters Top Spin 4 Virtua Tennis 4

BEST TEAM SPORTS GAME FIFA Soccer 12 NBA 2K12 NHL 12 MLB '11: The Show

BEST DRIVING GAME DiRT 3 Driver: San Francisco Forza Motorsport 4 Need For Speed: The Run

BEST FIGHTING GAME The King of Fighters XIII Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds Mortal Kombat WWE All Stars

BEST MOTION GAME Child of Eden Dance Central 2 The Gunstringer The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

BEST INDEPENDENT GAME Bastion Minecraft Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP The Binding of Isaac

BEST ADAPTED VIDEO GAME Back to the Future: The Game Batman: Arkham City Captain America: Super Soldier LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars

BEST SONG IN A GAME "Build that Wall (Zia's Theme)" by Darren Korb — Bastion "Exile Vilify" by The National — Portal 2 "I'm Not Calling You a Liar" by Florence + the Machine — Dragon Age II "Setting Sail, Coming Home (End Theme)" by Darren Korb — Bastion "Want You Gone" by Jonathan Coulton — Portal 2

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE Bastion Batman: Arkham City Deus Ex: Human Revolution Portal 2

BEST GRAPHICS Batman: Arkham City LA Noire Rage Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A HUMAN MALE J.K. Simmons as Cave Johnson — Portal 2 Mark Hamill as The Joker — Batman: Arkham City Nolan North as Nathan Drake — Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Stephen Merchant as Wheatley — Portal 2

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A HUMAN FEMALE Claudia Black as Chloe Frazer — Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Ellen McLain as GLaDOS — Portal 2 Emily Rose as Elena Fisher — Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Tara Strong as Harley Quinn — Batman: Arkham City

BEST DOWNLOADABLE GAME Bastion Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet Stacking Trenched

BEST DLC Fallout: New Vegas — Old World Blues Mass Effect 2: Arrival Mortal Kombat: Freddy Krueger Portal 2 Peer Review

MOST ANTICIPATED GAME BioShock: Infinite Diablo III Halo 4 Mass Effect 3 The Last Guardian


Comments

    1 nomination for Witcher 2??????

      It's sad tok a game as good as the Witcher 2 won't get any spoils in this year's awards, but I suppose it demonstrates what an incredible year it has been for the gaming industry.

    How is Rage on the list for best shooter?

    I'd say it's comparable to Crysis 2, and that wasn't on the list.

    Also, how is Skyrim not nominated for Orgional score?

    All I've got to say is WHAT A YEAR!!

    Skyward Sword not on the list for Best Original Score? Xenoblade Chronicles not on the list for Best Wii game? Anyway, while I'm a Zelda fan, I can probably see Skyrim and Uncharted 3 walking away with most of the wins here.

    Deus Ex isn't nominated for Game of the Year? Sad face.

      It could have at least been put in the shooter category. Best RPG will obviously go to Skyrim or Skyward Sword.

    No Dark Souls for GotY, I hear a lynch mob approaching.

    The games that are nominated are more deserving in my opinion anyway, I hope Skyrim or Arkham City picks up the honor.

    So much love for Portal 2 <3 good to see

    I would have thought witcher 2 for game of the year, but I can accept if it wins best on PC.
    and seriously
    minecraft?

    Was the Captain America: Super Soldier game any good? I love me some Caps but I just assumed it'd be crap.

    Or did they nominate it just to fill the spot?

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