Best of 2011: Game of the Year

Posted: December 14, 2011
Best of 2011: Game of the Year
X-Play presents the Best of 2011 Award for Game of the Year. The nominees are Batman: Arkham City, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Gears of War 3, L.A. Noire, Portal 2, Saints Row: The Third, and Super Mario 3D Land.

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  • deshawnta

    See this is what Xplay use to be about Funny Skits and Awesome Game host with Great Reviews and Qurkey characters Mixed In. Still have the Great Game Host and reviews but we need the characters and skits back.

    I miss the Old Xplay

    Posted: March 12, 2012 2:31 PM
  • sarajj

    sarajj's comment is abusive and has been removed.

    Posted: January 18, 2012 6:41 PM
  • anniezz

    anniezz's comment is abusive and has been removed.

    Posted: January 17, 2012 9:22 PM
  • FluidJordan

    I love Skyrim, and I probably do agree that it is the best game of the year, but how did Skyward Sword not get a nomination at the very least? It is a work of art. It revolutionizes the Zelda series with it's Motion+ gameplay and crafting. Plus, the side quests are awesome. Fantastic game that definitely deserved a nomination for GotY.

    Posted: January 17, 2012 5:40 PM
  • anniezz

    anniezz's comment is abusive and has been removed.

    Posted: January 5, 2012 11:32 PM
  • Defianc4

    I love you too, Todd Howard!!!

    Posted: December 29, 2011 12:33 AM
  • xXunholychildXx

    7 months? God Damn!!!

    Posted: December 20, 2011 6:37 PM
  • ryguy5357

    Well now its official, no surprise, Now i just need to wait for the GOTY edition to come out. im renting the original so ill have the money when GOTY comes out

    Posted: December 19, 2011 3:59 PM
  • HardcoreScene08

    would of liked to see The Witcher 2 on this list.

    Posted: December 19, 2011 9:41 AM
  • Left4Dead3

    Where the hell is Dead Space 2 and Minecraft!

    Posted: December 17, 2011 11:23 AM
  • unwittingswine

    skyrim is great

    Posted: December 16, 2011 1:53 PM
  • orangecrow

    SKYRIM!!! I knew it. Hey Morgan, I like the way you say Rocksteady studios in the beginning of the video.

    Posted: December 15, 2011 10:34 PM
  • sult1

    More like most bugged game of the year.

    Posted: December 15, 2011 5:08 PM
  • Monticello19

    Well deserved. Can't wait to see what Bethesda does next. Todd Howard, you're the man!

    Posted: December 15, 2011 4:05 PM
  • TheSkaterNerd

    Nice to see Bethesda bring another GOTY home. Congrats, guys.

    Posted: December 15, 2011 3:23 PM
  • miva2

    Well, Disgaea4 is my game of the year.
    But i'm okay with Skyrim, even though i totally disagree.
    i feel good about being that guy who plays all those wonderful weird games no one seems to know about.
    D4 GOTY!

    Posted: December 15, 2011 2:25 PM
  • fieryermine

    I hear a lot about Legend of Zelda being the best game of the year. I enjoyed Skyrim very much and I don't own a Wii. Zelda had good reviews, but there were quite a few games that had better reviews on pretty much any site out there. Fans apparently aren't in agreement with critics.

    What exactly is it about Skyward Sword that makes Zelda fans think it's the best game of the year? I keep hearing that it's great, but no one actually says why.

    Posted: December 15, 2011 2:20 PM
  • maclink00

    I have to agree with some people that are, well confused... I love all Bethesda games I am still playing Fallout 3 (still need to finish 2 DLC packages) love it. Skyrim is awesome but the fact that it becomes pretty much unplayable after 80+ hours seems like a big flaw to give it game of the year... Skyward Sword was amazing, I am a huge Zelda fan and yes Nintendo fan boy but I don't think it was game of the year either (though definitely should have had the nomination amazing game, my second/third favorite game of the year). Uncharted 3 was beyond words love Naughty Dogs and really thought they where going to win it this year, but my personal vote went with Arkham City. Like X-Play did a couple of years back they gave the award to Fable 2 because that was the game they had most fun playing and replaying and this year that was Batman Arkham City for me. Had way to much fun playing that game. But in the end it is just the personal opinion of individuals. I can recognize MGS games are amazing but make me play one and I will fall asleep... And i know DBZ games are not great barely good but man i have fun with them. Oh and i have not played Saint Rows so really can't comment on that one.

    Posted: December 15, 2011 9:13 AM
  • ElectricToast

    The second I started playing Skyrim it was clearly evident that it was game of the year. Oblivion got the GOTY when it was released so its natural that Skyrim takes the crown. Bethesda combined all the great aspects of Oblivion and the Elder Scrolls story, with the best parts of Fallout3, perks and fatalities making a truly epic game.

    Posted: December 15, 2011 7:09 AM
  • JKING2012

    Skyrim in HD=Good.

    Morgan in HD=GREAT!

    Posted: December 15, 2011 6:38 AM