We all know about the games coming up and how awesome they will be, but let us look back at the games already released this year that need mentioning.
I would cut that list down quite a bit, but yeah, there's a lot of GOTY contenders this year; maybe more than any other year. This would be my list, based on what's out, and what we know about what's coming: Uncharted 3 (strong candidate) Portal 2 (strong candidate - seriously) Battlefield 3/Modern Warfare 3 (I'm really hoping these don't win) Infamous 2 (weak GOTY contender compared to the rest) Batman: Arkham City (really amazing game) Skyrim/Witcher 2 (RPG of the year, weak GOTY chance) I honestly think it'll be between Portal 2 and Uncharted 3. And to be honest, either deserves it. I'm not the biggest valve fan, but Portal 2 should be a standard in game design. Uncharted 2/what we know of 3 - excellent story with fully fleshed out multiplayer. I would hate to pick between the 2 of these. Next year looks like an easier choice (ME3?).
yeah I have to agree, quite a few of those games don't belong. Crysis 2 has no chance Terraria is too obscure Marvel vs Capcom doesn't even deserve the accolade Gears of War 3 has a decent shot. Uncharted 3 will have a decent shot. Portal 2 has a decent shot (and just may be the one that wins GOTY, my opinion) Deus Ex has a decent shot As unfair as this is, L.A. Noire might not get it because of the issues surrounding team bondi (yeah sort of a political scandal situation of sorts) I know it's a long shot, but something like that can keep the game from getting the recognition. Little Big Planet 2 probably won't get it because the wow factor from release has worn off a bit. And yeah, that does play a part most of the time because it's not as "fresh" in the mainstream mind if it comes out at the beginning of the year and the rewards are given at the end of the year. Infamous 2 is way too much the underdog to get it. Racing games almost never get that accolade, so that counts out Dirt 3 Most of the time, this is a reward that console games win, so that counts out shogun total war. Legend of Zelda 3DS may not get it off of being a remake of an old game alone. Now before ANY of you jump down my throat with any fanboyism, this is all my PERSONAL OPINION. Not fact.
Ah, yeah, forgot about Gears 3. That does have a DECENT shot, but not really likely. And of course, there's like a million different GOTY winners for a million different websites, so it'll differ somewhat. But for the most part, I still feel it will be a fight between Portal 2 (my choice for winner, if not my choice for actual better game) vs Uncharted 3, with Gears 3 nipping at the heels.
I know a lot of those games would never be GOTY competitors but they have their own niche that they reign supreme in for sure like Terraria for example.
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