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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  • Whiteaura1


    Posted: December 6, 2011 2:44 PM
  • silver6kraid

    My God, never before have I ever seen this many freaking whiners complaining about how their favorite game didn't make an arbitrary list of games based on the opinions of a group of game reviewers. Seriously people, just because Zelda or Uncharted didn't make this list doesn't mean G4 is biased or that they take bribes from Microsoft or something, it just means that their opinions on the matter differ from the norm. Get over yourselves and grow up, PLEASE!

    Posted: December 6, 2011 2:25 PM
  • cod4Sniper

    Wow, some of these nominees are out of the blue. Super Mario 3d, don't really know how that made it up there before MW3(Its MW3, not MW1 with maps, etc, its a brand new game tha is extremely fun and you just need to get over it). Also don't know why Skyward Sword isnt up there as well, although I haven't played it, it just seems as if it should be nominated. Do not know what some people are thinking saying "where's UC3" it doesn't deserve to be nominated this year.L.A. Noire is a good game and very innovative and uncommon in this day in age, but I don't thin it deserves to be up for GOTY; along with Portal 2. Nor does Portal deserve to be nominated for so many categories, never thought it was that fun, ctually found it semi-boring and not the greatest humor. Another thing here I just saw; how does Black Op have a nomination. Black Ops was not that great at all, nowhere near the level of the Modern Warfare's series. It has on reason being up here because of that and because it is OVER A YEAR old.
    One good thing I see is that Gears is finally getting the respect it deserves with a lot of nomiations, even though G4 already knows its a powerhouse game, because it is. Deserves to be GOTY and win other awards. Gears 3 is as close to perfect as it gets. Also, I like to see they added a "Remake/Retro game" category. Halo I think should take that title, even though Ocarina of Time is in their too. I just think that re-releasing it on a handheld hurts it alittle, while Halo:CE Anniversary was released with some major upgrades on a next-gen console.

    Posted: December 6, 2011 1:52 PM
  • bwillb

    Skyrim is definitely my game of the year. 160 hours in during the first 3 weeks and still having a blast, that's very rare for something this detailed . This is the first game in a long time that's really lived up to the hype.

    Posted: December 6, 2011 1:29 PM
  • kfd056

    Officially G4 is a freaking joke now. LMFAO!!! The fact that skyward sword got a 4/5 and not a 5/5 was pathetic and now it doesnt even get a GOTY nominee. get out of here. G4 is now an irrelevant website the same as how Xplay is irrelevant.

    Posted: December 6, 2011 1:08 PM
  • KingGainerXan

    Wow... the best performance category is brutal. JK Simmons, John Dimaggio, & Stephen Merchant are all fantastic, but i'd have to say Mark Hamill is the winner. He'll always be the best Joker, but in Arkham City he was phenomenal.
    They should add a 3rd best performance category - best performance by Steve Blum. he's in pretty much every game I've ever played...

    Posted: December 6, 2011 12:52 PM
  • Zuul

    LA Noire is THE most over-hyped, over-covered, underwhelming, underperforming, under-FUN game of the past twenty years! I go into all games I pre-order or buy when they first come out with a great deal of excitement, and the same when for LA Noire, but it disappointed on so many levels and it was worse than just being NOT FUN.... it was a BAD GAME (if we can even really call it a "game").

    Posted: December 6, 2011 12:47 PM
  • tacocheck

    Most Biased Videogame Website.* (Yeah. Really.)

    Posted: December 6, 2011 12:29 PM
  • Wozman23

    For me, Rayman Origins would take GOTY, Best Art Direction, Best Soundtrack, and a few other awards. Everything about it was perfect in my eyes. I'm giving it GOTD and GOTM (decade and millennium, respectively) and we're barely into those time periods.

    Posted: December 6, 2011 11:59 AM
  • Hydronide

    Deathmatch was for fanboy game of the year.

    Posted: December 6, 2011 11:45 AM
  • Seluhir

    wtf no final fantasy 4 in remake/retro? WTF are you guys on?

    Posted: December 6, 2011 11:44 AM
  • $RK$

    These games have a 5 star rating. That's the main reason they are nominated for GOTY. So I guess that Deathmatch is for viewer's GOTY.

    Posted: December 6, 2011 11:23 AM
  • AfterdarkJoker

    Go Gears or Arkham city!!! oh And Super Mario 3d land!!

    Posted: December 6, 2011 10:35 AM
  • doctorfunk

    I don't understand why X-Play snubbed Uncharted 3??? Okay, the Sess didn't enjoy U3 as much as Uncharted 2 but that doesn't make it any less awesome of a game.

    Posted: December 6, 2011 10:34 AM
  • drilb

    Zelda not GOTY, Uncharted not GOTY... interesting...

    Posted: December 6, 2011 10:28 AM
  • SonyNmbrOneGuy

    Saints Row 3? tha hell?

    Oh yeah, forgot which site I was on...

    Posted: December 6, 2011 10:09 AM
  • flea6115

    I know it's a sports game, but where's FIFA 12? Were Skyward Sword and LA Noire really more deserving than quite possibly the best sports game ever?

    Doesn't really matter, though, since either Skyrim or Portal 2 will take it.

    Posted: December 6, 2011 10:08 AM
  • Iboga2012

    Your choices for GOTY are pretty pathetic... no Zelda, no UC3? I suspect there is something afoot here...

    Posted: December 6, 2011 9:47 AM
  • DarthBoard

    The nominations are just laughable. They've gone against both the vast majority of other reviewers and gamers themselves. How does Zelda not get nominated for GOTY or even best action/adventure game? I can certainly understand it not WINNING, but how is it possible that it didn't get nominated?

    For that matter, how did Saints Row the Third or Super Mario 3D Land wind up in the nominees? I'm one of the biggest Mario fans you'll meet, and I get that it's the best 3DS game so far, but there's no way either of those games is better than Skyward Sword (or Uncharted 3 for that matter).

    I think the reason it's so annoying is because G4 is higher profile than just about anybody else, but they're so infuriatingly biased. The blurbs for Skyrim and Skyward Sword in the Deathmatch basically said, "Skyrim is teh best game EVAH!!!" and "Zelda sticks to the same formula again." They're not even trying to hide their biases when they so clearly disagree with the majority of the gaming (and game reviewing) community.

    Posted: December 6, 2011 9:16 AM
  • Jeespot

    Also, Killzone 3 should be up for Best Sound Design. That has some of the greatest and cleanest audio fidelity and audio mastering on any game around, reviling battlefield. Not just in raw sound but in its applications and use as well. Lastly, where was Crysis 2? Best multiplayer, game innovation, and shooter anyone? It deserves shooter more than Rage I know that. This list has plenty of flaws, it should have been revised by someone outside of the G4 staff

    Posted: December 6, 2011 9:04 AM