Looking back: Game of the Year 2011 --- what's your pick?

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Poll: Looking back: Game of the Year 2011 --- what's your pick? (90 votes)

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception 12%
Gears of War 3 6%
Zelda: Skyward Sword 10%
Portal 2 10%
Elder Scrolls: Skyrim 17%
Batman Arkham City 23%
Dark Souls 21%
LA Noire 7%
Rayman Origins 1%
Deus Ex Human Revolution 4%
Little Big Planet 2 2%
The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings 8%
Battlefield 3 3%
Call of Duty MW3 3%
Minecraft 2%
Total War Shogun 2 6%
Terraria 1%
Saints Row The Third 2%
Dead Space 2 3%
Dirt 3 2%
Limbo 1%
Bastion 6%
Crysis 2 3%
OTHER / I don't know / I'm a hispter 4%

What a great year!

My pick is Portal 2. But I also love LA Noire and Uncharted 3 and Gears of War 3.

Skyward Sword took up a lot of my time that year. It was a really good game but had too many disappointments to be in the top 5.

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#1 Edited by gameofthering (11098 posts) -

That is a tough decision but I picked Arkham City.

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#2 Posted by Nike_Air (18896 posts) -

Resistance 3

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#3 Posted by applefan1991 (3388 posts) -

Uncharted 3 for me. Not as good as the 2nd, but still good enough to win GOTY. Tells you how good UC2 was

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#4 Edited by Ballroompirate (25863 posts) -

Skyrim aka Godrim

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#5 Posted by with_teeth26 (8277 posts) -

Good year indeed, especially for RPG's. I think for me it would go:

1. The Witcher 2

2. Shogun 2

3. Dark Souls (even though the version I played technically came out in 2012)

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#6 Posted by Renegade_Fury (19634 posts) -

None of those. Sonic Generations was not only my GOTY for 2011, it was my game of the gen.

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#7 Edited by mems_1224 (56914 posts) -

Skyrim. Best game last gen.

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#8 Edited by PrincessGomez92 (5005 posts) -

Modern Warfare 3.

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#9 Posted by Pikminmaniac (11194 posts) -

Definitely Batman Arkham City. That's my game of the generation alongside Donkey Kong Returns from 2010

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#10 Posted by NoirLamia777 (3174 posts) -

Dark Souls wins easily for me, although a lot of those other games are amazing too. Loved Skyrim, Deus Ex, and Arkham City.

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#11 Posted by TheEroica (17236 posts) -

I still say Portal 2 may be the only game last gen to have not a single flaw in execution... may not be everyone's cup of tea, but it's damn near gaming nirvana, Sp is extremely satisfying, Coop is so well realized, hell even the story is fun, has excellent characters and best of all.... it actually has a memorable ending. Valve did well with that franchise.

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#12 Posted by Jag85 (10768 posts) -

@Renegade_Fury said:

None of those. Sonic Generations was not only my GOTY for 2011, it was my game of the gen.

Interesting choice. That's probably my favourite platformer last gen.

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#13 Posted by Basinboy (13101 posts) -

Winner: Dark Souls

What a great year for gaming. Almost half of my top 10 comes from that year.

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#14 Posted by cainetao11 (32478 posts) -

Really, I never saw any game in the years Arkham asylum and city come out as better. I'd say uncharted 2 was as good, and the witcher 2, but those games are awesome. I'm loving origins still.

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#15 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (12614 posts) -

Modern Warfare 3 should be on the "worst of 2011" list

I vote Forza 4

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#16 Posted by Floppy_Jim (25834 posts) -

Dark Souls

Deusex HR and Motorstorm Apocalypse runners up

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#17 Posted by zassimick (10378 posts) -

Batman: Arkham City takes the cake for that year.

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#18 Posted by Sword-Demon (7007 posts) -

Dark Souls, with Arkham City close behind

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#19 Posted by Telekill (7347 posts) -

Uncharted 3 took my GOTY.

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#20 Posted by Vatusus (7892 posts) -

Dark Souls definitely

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#21 Posted by Master_ShakeXXX (13361 posts) -

Batman and Dark Souls were my two favorites by quite a wide margin, followed by Skyrim in a distant 3rd. If I had to pick a favorite between those two... Batman Arkham City.

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#22 Posted by benleslie5 (8620 posts) -

Mine was Uncharted 3 and Disgaea 4 was my second choice

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#23 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (19564 posts) -

I hate these types of threads but I liked it more when they were atleast about recent games.

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#24 Edited by millerlight89 (18658 posts) -

BF3 and LA Noire

@Lulu_Lulu said:

I hate these types of threads but I liked it more when they were atleast about recent games.

Then don't post in the thread. It's not that hard.

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#25 Edited by PyratRum (778 posts) -

LA Noire. It was fresh and unique concept and a great homage to both classic adventure games and film noir. It definitely had it's flaws but core investigative gameplay kept me hooked the entire way through.

Plus, you can't beat driving through 1940's downtown LA, in '47 Oldsmobile S98 Convertible, listening to Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! That Cigarette by Tex Williams, with the black and white filter on. Can't fucking beat that.

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#26 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (19564 posts) -

@ millerlight89

True.... But its a lot less fun.

Plus I can't beat'em, so I join.

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#27 Edited by mrintro (1354 posts) -

skyrim

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#28 Edited by ristactionjakso (6118 posts) -

I am split between Bastion and Dues Ex. Both are great games.

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#29 Posted by Pikminmaniac (11194 posts) -

@Jag85 said:

@Renegade_Fury said:

None of those. Sonic Generations was not only my GOTY for 2011, it was my game of the gen.

Interesting choice. That's probably my favourite platformer last gen.

Yeah that game is seriously underrated. It got right down to what sonic is about and it did it so darn well. I love it

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#30 Posted by 187umKILLAH (1414 posts) -
  1. Skyrim
  2. Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  3. Sonic Generations
  4. Rayman Origins
  5. Crysis 2
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#31 Edited by scoots9 (3478 posts) -

Tie between The Witcher 2 and Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

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#32 Edited by PhazonBlazer (12013 posts) -

Skyrim

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#33 Edited by Minishdriveby (10520 posts) -

I'm surprised Dark Souls is winning only by a slight margin over Batman of all games... Dark Souls isn't just my game of 2011, but it's my GotG and of all time.

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#34 Posted by wiifan001 (18647 posts) -

I'm casting two votes: Portal 2 and Batman Arkham City

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#35 Posted by blamix99 (2685 posts) -

1. Arkham City

2. Uncharted 3

3. Witcher 2

4. Portal 2

5. Dark Souls

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#36 Posted by Joedgabe (5134 posts) -

Dark Souls <3

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#37 Edited by Seabas989 (13112 posts) -

Batman Arkham City.

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#38 Posted by chocolate1325 (33009 posts) -

Arkham City everything that was good about the first one was built upon and made better.

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#39 Edited by Lulu_Lulu (19564 posts) -

I don't usually vote for Action RPGs, but Bastion has the best way of implimenting Difficulty. And its a shame we'l never see anything like that again.

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#40 Posted by Some-Mist (5631 posts) -

akai katana shin :$

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#41 Posted by Master_ShakeXXX (13361 posts) -

@Minishdriveby said:

I'm surprised Dark Souls is winning only by a slight margin over Batman of all games... Dark Souls isn't just my game of 2011, but it's my GotG and of all time.

Batman AC is winning now :P

The two best games of 2011 are leading the poll so I say cheers.

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#42 Posted by RageQuitter69 (1366 posts) -

Uncharted 3 wins it, Deus Ex Human Revolution is a close second and Saints Row The Third takes the number 3 spot.

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#43 Posted by deactivated-59b71619573a1 (38222 posts) -

Bitch please, Dark Souls hands down. It's the best game of the gen.

@Minishdriveby said:

I'm surprised Dark Souls is winning only by a slight margin over Batman of all games... Dark Souls isn't just my game of 2011, but it's my GotG and of all time.

You.... i like you!

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#44 Posted by Roler42 (1067 posts) -

Dead Space 2, I didn't get to play most of the games in the poll at the time, but man, when i played Dead Space 2, it was... a perfect gaming experience for me, loved it from begining to end, shame EA killed the hype for 3 and preety much sabotaged it with it's own marketing

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#45 Posted by sailor232 (6714 posts) -

I still stand by Portal 2. Brilliant game with unlimited play-ability thanks to user created single and co-op maps.

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#46 Posted by Minishdriveby (10520 posts) -
@Master_ShakeXXX said:

@Minishdriveby said:

I'm surprised Dark Souls is winning only by a slight margin over Batman of all games... Dark Souls isn't just my game of 2011, but it's my GotG and of all time.

Batman AC is winning now :P

The two best games of 2011 are leading the poll so I say cheers.

Unfortunately, only one of the best games are leading the 2011 poll. The second best game, Rayman Origins, is at 2%. I thought Arkham City was alright, but I wasn't really a big fan of the Arkham games; I just never really got into them or was excited by them. I can understand that they were soundly designed games which is amazing for the legacy of superhero games, but I just found myself sort of bored playing them. Stealth sections were really cool though.

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#47 Posted by princeofshapeir (16593 posts) -

Back in 2011 I would have undoubtedly said Skyrim, but that was all just post-release hype... Looking back, The Witcher 2 was definitely my favorite game of 2011.

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#48 Posted by Heil68 (57712 posts) -

9.0 AAAE Editors Choice Award winner Uncharted 3.

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#49 Posted by Stevo_the_gamer (44839 posts) -

The Elder Scrolls V: Godrim.

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#50 Posted by gamefan67 (10034 posts) -

Either Arkham City or Deus EX.