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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  • JHDog93

    I'm kinda disappointed that Zelda or even Uncharted 3 aren't nominees for GOTY :/

    Posted: December 7, 2011 5:59 PM
  • ayeluso

    I like how people are ignorant to the fact that Mario is a bigger and better franchise then Zelda will ever be. Zelda games are cool, but I would rather play New Super Mario Bros or Mario Kart Wii than any Zelda game. And all the Skyrim haters who hate Skyrim just because its Skyrim and think its over hyped even though it is not, you all need to go to an island and just talk about how much you hate Skyrim. Every TRUE gamer is playing and/or has played Skyrim and thinks it is a great game for and Open World. Stop hating people, grow up out of your troll pants.

    Posted: December 7, 2011 3:11 PM
  • spence921

    Skyrim Sweep

    Posted: December 7, 2011 2:59 PM
  • brilliantshadow

    reading the vehemence in the posts against G4 for not including Skyward Sword, it's really hard to imagine why anyone ever complains about Zelda fan-boys. I especially like the comment about showing Zelda the respect it deserves. They are. That's why it's not on GOTY. Zelda doesn't get included on the list simply for being Zelda. And it's not like GOTY nominees are the only games they are saying are good and the rest are automatically rubbish. You don't really see people whining that Dark Souls or Witcher 2, which were both really good games, aren't on the GOTY list. Grow up and understand that not everyone agrees with you but that doesn't make them wrong.

    Posted: December 7, 2011 2:42 PM
  • Somekindofguy22

    where is skyward sword you G4 noobs? Gtfo, you freakin' joke of a gaming media. No wonder G4 has been doing worse and worse over the years.

    Posted: December 7, 2011 1:46 PM
  • smashmaster95

    I know Super Mario 3d land is fun, but in my opinion not goty status, if anything they should of picked skyward sword, i mean its in the finals for the video game deathmatch...

    Posted: December 7, 2011 1:04 PM
  • htownking

    The people who work at G4 voted on this. They didn't think SS should be nominated for game or else everyone who worked there would have nominated it. They didn't get over it. This consist of THEIR opinions not anyone else's. Deathmatch is for the public this isn't.

    Posted: December 7, 2011 11:54 AM
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    Posted: December 7, 2011 10:19 AM
  • rocketwolf

    Personally I'm glad Zelda isn't on there, I played it and it handled like a dead fish. Go Batman and go to the dethronement of Madden in the Sports catagory

    Posted: December 7, 2011 8:08 AM
  • Chaos2106

    Where's Lonesome Road for Best DLC?

    Posted: December 7, 2011 6:36 AM
  • Sesslersprodigy

    uncharted 3, portal 2, nolan north from uncharted and then JK Simmons for not nolan north! best categories ever.

    Posted: December 7, 2011 6:16 AM
  • DrowNoble

    Gears of War 3... good but not great.
    LA Noire... fresh gameplay but not for everyone.
    Skyrim... over-hyped and PC version very buggy.
    Portal 2... puzzle games not for everyone, even though is a good puzzle game.
    Super Mario... another Mario game *yawn*
    Saints Row 3... great game with story, replay value and over the top fun.
    Arkham City... Great game but little replay value.

    GOTY 2011 .... Saints Row 3

    Posted: December 7, 2011 6:12 AM
  • infantfinite1208

    I just want Batman Arkham City to win. Skyrim is going to win though. At least my second favorite game of the year is going to win.

    Posted: December 7, 2011 5:57 AM
  • Kale46n2

    Not so many years ago, when G4 was new, I had a lot of respect for them. You know, back when they showed Zelda the respect it deserves, referenced it constantly and even had an episode of Icons all about it. Now they blatantly ignore the opinion of their viewing public. Another post pointed out that the Deathmatch is for the public (and let's face it, SS has that one in the bag), while these nominees are the opinions of "the experts." But seriously, there is absolutely no way in which Skyward Sword is not a perfect game, and gamers and game critics alike can plainly see it.

    Posted: December 7, 2011 5:18 AM
  • VKTH777

    WTF?! On downloadable context you're missing "The Arrival" DLC for Mass Effect 2!

    Posted: December 7, 2011 2:15 AM
  • Nidav3

    Now I see why I saw X-Play as a joke now. Super Mario 3d land really X-Play that spot should have went to Skyward Sword. I would have love to see Webb's stupid face after it won.

    Posted: December 7, 2011 1:40 AM
  • HammerOfNul

    I see why no one takes G4 seriously anymore.

    Posted: December 6, 2011 10:20 PM
  • Zarosian

    no skyward sword for goty? not even in art style wow
    im speechless, im not asking for it to win but mario 3d land > skyward sword?? really??

    Posted: December 6, 2011 9:32 PM
  • Spybreak

    Game of the Year has to go to Skyrim, and I don't even have it (it's on my wishlist calm down) then Batman and then Portal 2. My top 3 with Forza 4 & Gears 3 as honorable mentions (they're great but the previous titles were great to start with).

    Posted: December 6, 2011 9:30 PM
  • brilliantshadow

    Skyward Sword is sort of like Avatar at the Academy Awards. A whole bunch of people loved it, and when it came time to dole out credit for outstanding achievement in the major categories...nothing. Well, that's not entirely true. Zelda got best soundtrack nomination. But other than that. I think it's telling that the people for whom it is a career to review, critique, and ultimately enjoy video games did not actually include Skyward Sword in the major categories. For those of you complaining of this "injustice", the Deathmatch is for internet trollers to have their say, and G4's GOTY list is for the professionals to have theirs. You don't see them yelling at all of you on the message boards for voting for Skyward Sword over Skyrim, do you? No. So how about you just be happy with the results you get in Deathmatch. And for those of us not happy with those, we will take comfort in what G4 has to say. Everyone wins. Unless you want something other than Skyward Sword, Arkham City, or Skyrim to win. If you're not going for those three, you're not gonna find much luck here.

    Posted: December 6, 2011 9:30 PM