X-Play's Game of the Year 2011 Nominees

Posted: December 5, 2011
X-Play's Game of the Year 2011 Nominees
Adam Sessler reveals the seven nominees for X-Play's Game of the Year 2011.

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  • ddf

    I LOVE gear of war 3 but the story was disapointed
    multplayer battlefield 3
    game of year batman or skyrim
    best graphics battlefield 3

    Posted: December 5, 2011 9:46 PM
  • Exprima

    LA Noire doesn't deserve a nomination. I've played it and feel strongly that it's a mediocre game. Seeing as Zelda's not even nominated, Portal 2 better win.

    Posted: December 5, 2011 9:18 PM
  • Tmidiman

    I have to say I agree with G4 99.999% on their nominations. I don't know about the Mario game, but it must be good since all there other choices seem right on point.

    Yes I have a Wii (LOL), but I'm sorry. Zelda not only looks very dated, but it almost seem like a half hearted effort compared to other releases by Nintendo. I refuse to call a turd "great" just because Nintendo poops it out. And while I'm sure Zelda is no turd it is not that great. I'm waiting for the Wii U version.

    Madden however is a turd and is nowhere on the lists. Bravo G4. Maybe now EA will put some effort into getting it right.

    I have a PS3 too, but is Uncharted a game or a well scripted animation that you make choices for from time to time? Dragon's Lair HD perhaps? Not really, but hmmmm, kind of, sort of, a little bit. Truth I have only played U2, and while fun I felt it was rails a lot too. Was that bad, no, but its world is just a tab bit controlled to me.

    Are those reasons G4's reasons. Probably not. But they are mine and with those I like what I see.

    Thanks G4!

    So let's get to the results.

    Posted: December 5, 2011 9:13 PM
  • Duckman6969

    To all you morons making ridiculous comments out there. They have there opinions and you have yours! Quit complaining that not everyone on the planet shares the same opinion that you morons do!!! You are a egotistical, childish fools, and oh yeah my opinions right and yours is totally wrong!...idiots.

    Posted: December 5, 2011 9:08 PM
  • GameBoss01

    Game of the Year should be: Uncharted 3: Skyward Sword or The Legent of Zelda: Drake's Deception.

    Posted: December 5, 2011 9:02 PM
  • CustosIntusSilentium

    Saints Row?... Really?........ Really........... Ok,. Well, it's got camp appeal, but I thought quality was one main criterion superseding intentionally tacky aesthetics. Guess I was wrong.

    Posted: December 5, 2011 9:01 PM
  • GameBoss01

    OMG?! Why the hell are Uncharted 3 and Zelda not there? G4 sucks.

    Posted: December 5, 2011 9:00 PM
  • NintendoVER

    Man, G4 must really hate Zelda (Even the VGA's nominated it even though they barely nominate any nintendo games)

    Posted: December 5, 2011 8:33 PM
  • AfroThunder781

    My List:

    GOTY- Portal 2
    Original- LA Noire
    Innovation- LA Noire
    Multiplayer- MW3 and BF3
    Co-Op- Portal 2
    Sports- MLB 11: The Show
    Downloadable- Bastion
    DLC- Black Ops- Rezurrection
    Shooter- Resistance 3
    RPG- Dark Souls
    Fighting- Mortal Kombat
    Art- Portal 2
    Animation- Arkham City
    Soundtrack- Bastion (Should be nominated)
    Sound- Portal 2
    Action/Adventure- Arkham City
    Racing- Motorstorm: Apocalypse
    Motion Control- LoZ: Skyward Sword
    Handheld- Pokemon Black & White
    Puzzle/Strategy- Portal 2
    Nolan North- Nathan Drake
    Not Nolan North- Mark Hamill as The Joker and Stephen Merchant as Wheatley
    Remake- Metal Gear Solid HD Collection
    Trailer- Dead Island

    Posted: December 5, 2011 8:31 PM
  • RandyMercer

    Wow, I try not to complain about theses thing but you guys seem to be along the lines of bourgeois Hollywood, I mean seriously no nod to Uncharted 3 (what it wasn't Uncharted 2 enough for you?)? or Skyward Sword (it wasn't OoT enough?)? It kinda looks like they let their scores do the talking this time but whatever. I mean damn U3 didn't even get a nod for animation, whatever it's your list. But in my not-so-humble opinion I disagree, heavily. I know there were quite a few people pissed in your studio as well.

    Posted: December 5, 2011 8:24 PM
  • unchartedkratos293

    where is Uncharted 3? Mario is on list which is like millionth super mario but no uncharted 3? pathetic n sad G4.

    Posted: December 5, 2011 8:24 PM
  • ReiverBell21

    lol at the nolan north categories <3

    Posted: December 5, 2011 8:23 PM
  • porphyria'slover

    Did anyone here watch the Zelda episode of feedback? By the looks of it not many of the staff members enjoyed it as much as the average rabid Nintendo fanboy, so obviously it isn't going to be a contender for THEIR staff picks for "Game of the Year". I swear, the internet astonishes me with the sheer amount of idiocy I find on it (especially on gaming sites. These are just the opinions of a select few individuals. If they didn't like Skyward Sword enough to give it "GOTY", who cares? Does that change how you feel about it? If it does, then make you're voice heard and vote for it in the fan poll (where it is quite popular). Honestly, I get so tired of seeing this and it really turns me away from gaming culture.

    With that said, I'm glad to see a site give LA Noire a nomination. I feel most people went in expecting another GTA-inspired romp, but were turned off by the more adventure style gameplay (and because of this, the game seems to have built a pretty poor reputation among fans). I personally love the game and would probably make it my choice for "Game of the Year".

    Posted: December 5, 2011 8:14 PM
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    Posted: December 5, 2011 8:13 PM
  • piratexzombiex

    I think that with best writting Batman and Portal are very neck and neck. It will be intresting to see who wins.

    Posted: December 5, 2011 8:12 PM
  • jediapprentice

    How can Sesame street: once upon a monster be nominated at all when it was never reviewed, and how can Kirby: mass attack not be nominated for best handheld, but of course it was never reviewed. Three cheers for the laziest gaming website of all time, where they don't even do what their paid to do which is to review at least 99% of games that are released, and to educate gamers on what's happening in the industry. I can think of thousands of stories that other sites have reported on that this site doesn't even acknowledge. I will say G4 is not the worst gaming website or magazine but it is surely not the best far from it, their right in the middle which means they don't suck but their not good either.

    Posted: December 5, 2011 8:11 PM
  • Kimahriman

    Skyrim shouldn't win game of the year unless bathesda fixes at least the bugs that make the game unplayable within the next week.

    Posted: December 5, 2011 8:09 PM
  • Hycoudog

    I agree with Namikaze1, I just cannot understand how Zelda and Uncharted 3 are not in the Game of the Year category! Ya Saints Row was a amusing and entertaining game but it was certainly not the best game I have played this year, not even close. Worse than that is L.A. Noire, I expected great things from it but was graced with an overly mediocre game that became extremely repetitive after a few missions. I am offended that L.A. Noire has a game of the year nomination over Zelda and especially over Uncharted 3 (which I think is a front runner for the award between itself and Batman)

    Posted: December 5, 2011 8:09 PM
  • Fizzy_Lamingo

    Im only sad Dead Space 2 is ONLY nominated for sound design

    Posted: December 5, 2011 8:06 PM
  • smashbrother4

    This list lacks Skyward Sword, BF3, Ocarina of Time 3D, Uncharted 3, and Assassins Creed, which are all amazing.

    Posted: December 5, 2011 8:06 PM