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OXCGN’s Game Of The Year Awards 2011

OXCGN’s Game Of The Year Awards 2011

Did the VGAs get it wrong?

by: dkpatriarch

©2011 David Hilton

For many of us the VGAs were a bit underwhelming.

Which games stood head-n-shoulders above the others?

We had new announcements in the form of new ‘post-apocaliptic’ zombie survival type games (sigh), and new footage of some upcoming games that look either very promising (Bioshock Infinite, Hitman Absolution) or incredibly silly (Metal Gear Rising: Revengance, or as I call it: Devil May Rise: Cryvengance).

Then we had the idiocy that made our gaming industry look even more puerile with ‘tea bagging’ those whose speech went a little long and bad jokes.  Are we still all supposed to be childish teens?  Or am I just getting way too old for such ‘humour’?

Anyway, for the last week or so we at OXCGN have been nominating and tallying our own Game Of The Year Awards for 2011.  

If last year was the year of the sequel, this year was the year of the three-quel (Uncharted 3, Gears of War 3, Battlefield 3, Modern Warfare 3, Resistance 3Dungeon Siege 3Serious Sam 3…I’m sure there are others…).

These are just our individual opinions scored together using a complex mathematical formula involving each of us picking a Top 3 and scoring them with a 5, 3 or 1.  I’m sure the VGAs had a much more sophisticated methodology…

Without any more rambling, here are OXCGN’s Game Of The Year Awards for 2011.

Feel free to discuss your opinions of the VGAs and our picks in the comments section below.

Overall Game Of The Year 2011:

WINNER: Skyrim

Runners Up:

  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • L.A. Noire
  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Battlefield 3
  • The Witcher 2
  • Forza 4
  • Crysis 2
  • Gears of War 3

Best Writing/ Story in a Game:

WINNER: Deus Ex: Human Revolution 

Runners Up:

  • L.A. Noire
  • Uncharted 3
  • Portal 2
  • Dragon Age II
  • Skyrim
  • Batman Arkham City

Best Soundtrack:

WINNER: Skyrim

Runners Up:

  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
  • Uncharted 3
  • L.A. Noire
  • Shadows of the Damned
  • Battlefield 3
  • Halo Anniversary
  • Crysis 2
  • Batman Arkham City
  • Gears of War 3

Best Game Revival:

WINNER: Halo Anniversary 

Runners Up:

  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • Metal Gear Solid HD Collection
  • Rayman Origins
  • Goldeneye Reloaded
  • Mortal Kombat
  • Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection

Best New IP:

WINNER: Minecraft 

Runners Up:

  • L.A. Noire
  • Bulletstorm
  • RAGE

Best Multiplayer Game:

WINNER: Battlefield 3 

Runners Up:

  • Modern Warfare 3
  • Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
  • Rayman Origins
  • Gears of War 3
  • Minecraft
  • FiFA 12

Best New In-Game Tech:

WINNERS: Battlefield 3 & Crysis 2

Runners Up:

  • L.A. Noire
  • RAGE
  • Rayman Origins

Best Game Atmosphere:

WINNER: Skyrim

Runners Up:

  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • Dead Space 2
  • Dark Souls
  • Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
  • Uncharted 3

Best Shooter:

WINNER: Battlefield 3

Runners Up:

  • Modern Warfare 3
  • Gears of War 3
  • Goldeneye Reloaded
  • Dead Space 2
  • Crysis 2

Best RPG:

WINNER: Skyrim

Runners Up:

  • Two Worlds II
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • Dragon Age II
  • The Witcher 2
  • Dark Souls
  • Dungeon Siege III

Best Family Game:

WINNER: Sesame Street: Once Upon A Monster

Runners Up:

  • Pokemon Black & White
  • Rayman Origins
  • Kinect Disneyland
  • Lego Star Wars III

Best Open World Game:

WINNER: Skyrim

Runners Up:

  • Saints Row: The Third
  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
  • Infamous 2

Best XBLA or PSN Game:

WINNER: From Dust

Runners Up:

  • MS Splosion Man
  • Outland
  • Crysis 1
  • Dungeon Defenders
  • Burnout Crash
  • Twisted Shadow Planet

Best Kinect/Move Game:

WINNER: Fruit Ninja Kinect 

Runners Up:

  • Sesame Street: Once Upon A Monster
  • Child of Eden
  • Dance Central 2
  • Gunstringer

Best Racing Game:

WINNER: Forza 4

Runners Up:

  • Mario Kart 7
  • Need For Speed: Shift 2
  • Dirt 3

Best Smartphone/Tablet Game:

WINNER: Jet Pack Joyride

Runners Up:

  • Infinity Blade II
  • Kinectimas for Windows Phone
  • World of Goo
  • Defender

Best 3D Game:

WINNER: Super Mario 3D Land 

Runners Up:

  • Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D
  • Battlefield 3

Win Best Shooter, Tech, and Multiplayer Game Battlefield 3, as well as Need For Speed: The Run and Tribes: Ascend Beta Keys here

What’s Your GOTY?

©2011 David Hilton

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2 Comments on OXCGN’s Game Of The Year Awards 2011

  1. No best fighting catagorty game In that case i Vote MK9

  2. Halo is not really a revival of the series mortal kombat something that you have seen in a while and it brought back the fun of the MK series

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