Game of the Year - Best of 2011 Award Nominees

These are GameSpot's nominees for the Game of the Year of 2011.

Discussion

45 comments
Warsilver
Warsilver

Dark Souls is the best of this list bar-none.

Nonbeing
Nonbeing

Dark Souls can has GOTY, plz?

guiplc
guiplc

dark souls or batman...

ONE_BIG_MOB1
ONE_BIG_MOB1

Dark Souls winning it would be a pretty badass move on Gamespot's part, imo. Although I wouldn't blame them if they just called it a tie between DS and Skyrim. And in a way it would be a reasonable response. I mean, it's like comparing Citizen Kane with a Lord of the Rings movie. Who's to say which is better?

ApatheticClone
ApatheticClone

Dark Souls, for me. All of these games are great, and are all GOTY material in general; nothing in memory has enthralled me so much as Dark Souls, however. Demon's Souls won GOTY 2009 for GS, and I wouldn't be disappointed with another win for the Souls series.

Bowmangr
Bowmangr

Witcher 2 should take this home. No other game pushed the genre forward like TW2 did this year. Unfortunately because most people will vote either pro-hype or pro-platform I guess SKyrim is going to win this one but NOT because it is something extraordinary.

SomeDays2
SomeDays2

its a pretty hard choice but i really do love skyrim

IanFrederick91
IanFrederick91

I think Skyrim should have it, but i only own Skyrim. But thts because iv watched gameplay and reviews of al the above and only saw Skyrim is necessary to own. Dark Souls looks awesome as well though, Witcher 2 sounds unique and good, Gears of War 3 is played out imo, i cant see a Batman game winning, and i dont remember any others. Portal 2 is also a creative game and gets credit for being rememorable.

neoneo360
neoneo360

skyrim is fantastic and it is the best game of 2011

BimboShaggins
BimboShaggins

Those are some real nominees right there Dark Souls is my game of the year though. Probably my favorite game ever.

Zynqu
Zynqu

skyrim sucks batman was bleh dark souls was bleh xenoblade bleh... its gonna be ghost trick!!! ;)

legendarySOBHAN
legendarySOBHAN

Batman and gears of war will have the great challenge!

Casenuggz
Casenuggz

This has been a great year for gaming. It's good to see some of the best getting the nods they deserve for this category.

Rovelius
Rovelius

Dark Souls for me with Xenoblade VERY close behind.

nasser_m200
nasser_m200

Skyrim, Dark souls and Witcher 2 ... well hard choice :P all wins :D

Umar10000
Umar10000

Where the F*&K is UNCHARTED 3, gears? really?

invaderstone
invaderstone

OMFG do we really need 20 nominees for GOTY they all sucked too, felt like a pity party to me.

brunaves
brunaves

It seems wrong. Dirt instead of Forza 4? Where is Battlefield 3 and Cod 3? Uncharted 3? This is the worst GOY nomination I've ever seen.

GamerNerdTalk
GamerNerdTalk

@waZelda Skyward sword kind of sucked though, I for one am glad it never got nominated

aRealCoolGuy
aRealCoolGuy

Gears of War 3? Really?? And there's a Dirt 3? I didn't even know they made a Dirt 2...

GamerNerdTalk
GamerNerdTalk

Xenoblade chronicles looks amazing. Sucks Nintendo of America said I couldn't play it before... but soon next year I can :) YAY Soo many good games. ugg

Ragnarokishere0
Ragnarokishere0

shogun 2 or the witcher .........and its not xbox only cause shogun is pc only lol

I_love_Harmony
I_love_Harmony

dark souls is gonna win. nothing overcomes van ord's fetish for that series :\

Chii69
Chii69

DARK SOULS !!!!!!!!!!!

zaiwen
zaiwen

its tough whenever batman is a nominee.. sure skyrim maybe awesome to some, but it all boils down to batman & gears 3.. between these 2.. i'd go for gears coz its the complete package, though i'd also love it if batman gets the award

leoansa2
leoansa2

Eyyy!! Where is Duke Nuken?????? : )

Codester_41
Codester_41

Wait, WTF is Ghost trick? Never heard of it. Why is it in this category? Waste of nomination space... where's Kirby! XD JK

slippship
slippship

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vivalatour
vivalatour

all these games have there own special qualities ! I cannot cast a vote ?

waZelda
waZelda

I think it speaks well for the industry that there are so many great games this year that many popular titles such as Skyward Sword, Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3 aren't even nominated.

waZelda
waZelda

@MrNewsman: Yeah it is a bit weird, but they are definitely the GOTY awards across all plattforms. The "best plattformer" award said (3DS), but there is no way they have a category just for plattformers on 3DS.

krishnaV_
krishnaV_

Arkham City any day !! It's definitely The 'Game of the Year'.

MrNewsman
MrNewsman

Don't you guys read the title? Game of the Year - Best of 2011 Award Nominees (Xbox 360) XBOX 360

Legojake94
Legojake94

where the hell was BF3 and MW3?????