Game of the Year 2011 Roundup

Posted on Wednesday, January 25th 2012 at 12:37 p.m.

Wondering what game won overall Game of the Year this past year based on Critic and Reader Reviews from several sources?  Of course you are.  Read on to see the consensus.

Critics’ Game of the Year:

  • 1UP – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Edge – The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
  • Eurogamer (UK) – Portal 2
  • Gamasutra – Portal 2
  • Game Informer – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Games magazine – Portal 2
  • GamesRadar (UK) – Portal 2
  • GameSpot – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • GameSpy – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • GameTrailers – Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
  • Giant Bomb – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • IGN – Portal 2
  • Japan Game Awards – Monster Hunter Portable 3 rd
  • Joystiq – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Kotaku – Portal 2
  • Metro GameCentral – The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
  • Spike Video Game Awards – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • The Washington Examiner – The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
  • Time Magazine – Minecraft
  • X-Play – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Based on average of review scores:

  • GameRankings – Batman: Arkham City
  • Metacritic – Batman: Arkham City

Readers’ Game of the Year:

  • G4 – The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
  • Game Revolution – Dark Souls
  • IGN – The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
  • MMGN – The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
  • ScrewAttack – The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Total awards for each game:

  1. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – 7 votes total (7 critics)
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword – 7 votes total (3 critics, 4 readers)
  3. Portal 2 – 6 votes total (6 critics)
  4. Batman: Arkham City – 2 votes total (2 based on review average)
  5. Minecraft – 1 vote total (1 critic)
  6. Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception – 1 vote total (1 critic)
  7. Monster Hunter Portable 3 rd 1 vote total (1 critic)
  8. Dark Souls – 1 vote total (1 reader)

Source:  Wikipedia

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