Monday 12 December 2011

Skyrim is 2011's Game of the Year while Portal 2 is the Biggest Winner

skyrim gets game of the year awards in spike vga 2011

Spike TV's annual Video Game Awards (VGA) has recently ended and the winners of 2011 have also been announced. Portal 2, as we know it, is indisputably one amazing, amazing game of puzzles and interesting challenges unique to others. True to its wonderful predecessor Portal, the second episode bounces away with the most awards, some including Best PC Game and Best Multiplayer. Batman: Arkham City, another big winner (surprisingly), takes away 4 titles including Best Action Adventure, Best Xbox 360, Best Adapted and The Joker as Character of the Year!

However, the ultimate winner who worthily earned the trophy of 2011's Game of the Year as well as Best RPG was none other than Skyrim. I understand that this award can be quite controversial as many believe that Portal 2 should be the one. Both games are perfectly accomplished and both equally deserve the title. However, Portal 2's campaign is, let's admit it, rather too short especially compared to Skyrim, which can easily be hooked on for days and weeks and months. That, I think is the main differential factor. I don't know, what do you think?

Also, what was surprising was that Battlefield 3 and Fifa 12, both from EA, didn't win anything at all! Wow, Fifa 12 was a wonderful enhancement and Battlefield 3, in my humble opinion, is much better than Modern Warfare 3 despite some of its letdowns. How can they not win anything at all?

Full list of winners:
Game of the Year: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Studio of the Year: Bethesda Game Studios, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Video Game Hall of Fame: The Legend of Zelda

Gamer God: Blizzard Entertainment, creators of the Warcraft and Starcraft franchises.

Best Xbox 360 Game: Batman: Arkham City

Best PS3 Game: Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

Best Wii Game: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Best PC Game: Portal 2

Best Handheld/Mobile Game: Super Mario 3D Land

Best Shooter: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Best Action Adventure Game: Batman: Arkham City

Best RPG: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Best Multiplayer: Portal 2

Best Individual Sports Game: Fight Night Champion

Best Team Sports Game: NBA 2K12

Best Driving Game: Forza Motorsport 4

Best Fighting Game: Mortal Kombat

Best Motion Game: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Best Independent Game: Minecraft

Best Adapted Video Game: Batman: Arkham City

Best Song in a Game: "Setting Sail, Coming Home (End Theme)" by Darren Korb, Bastion

Best Original Score: Bastion

Best Graphics: Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Best Performance by a Human Male: Stephen Merchant as Wheatley, Portal 2

Best Performance by a Human Female: Ellen McLain as GLaDOS, Portal 2

Best Downloadable Game: Bastion

Best DLC: Portal 2 - Peer Review

Character of the Year*: The Joker, Batman: Arkham City

Most Anticipated Game*: Mass Effect 3 Trailer of the Year*: Assassin's Creed: Revelations, E3 2011 Trailer

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