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Game of the Year 2011: Who Is In The Lead?

It’s never too early to start talking Game of the Year, after all it’s not every year we have so many legitimate contenders as we do here in 2011.

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gillri2114d ago

Portal 2, Arkham City and Uncharted 3 so far

Arkham City has to be the front runner now though, even Skyrim wont beat it due to being less focused than AC

BiggCMan2114d ago

Dark Souls. Don't call me crazy until you play it.

piroh2114d ago (Edited 2114d ago )

GOTY contenders: Uncharted 3, LittleBigPlanet 2, Dark Souls, Batman AC, Zelda

best graphics contenders: Uncharted 3, Killzone 3

KonaBro2114d ago

I'd have to say that the front-runner is Uncharted 3 even though it has a lower metacritic just because the game made such a strong impression on reviewers. Batman: AC is a good game, but whether or not it was so good that reviewers gushed over it like Portal 2 or U3, remains to be seen.

TheBlackMask2114d ago

Have to agree with Uncharted 3

It only got a lower Metacritic because Eurogamer set off a chain of events that made other reviewers give it a low score just for hits.....half of the good 9/10 scores havent even made it onto the site.

Bigpappy2114d ago (Edited 2114d ago )

Dark souls is and average RPG with good action. Overated to the core. If this game was nominated GOTY, I would loose even more respect for what the press opion on gaming is. The game is loaded with serious flaws and may have been a GOTY contender 10 years ago. The game brings nothing new to the tabkle what so ever. What I like about it is that it has that old school style to it (No hand holding whatsoever).

I am sure when Skyrim is release, even if it doesn't win GOTY, it would bring most back to their senses and they will see the huge quality and production value. The real feedom and deep story telling, interesting side quest, cutomization options, detailed environments, economy managements, Massive towns, hundreds of dungeons, choice of races, many more weapons and spells... I am out of breath.

Please stop with the Dark Souls already. I bought it because you guy talked it up so much. I do not regret buying it, because as I said: it is a good game. But can this game compare to skyrim? As long as skyrim is not executed in some kind of tragic way, there is no chance DS is the better game.

Mexican wrote: "If we want to judge games by score use n4g's channel/game."

Are you nutts? N4G kids here submit and approve dupicate reviews if they are favorable to their favorite games. They also suppress bad reviews of said game by making up some lame reasons to get them to fail. Too many personal websites from users on the site, submit their own reviews.

In short, fanboys will end up choosing GOTY. I personally think that GOTY should be the best selling games in each catagory. The journalist can vote or best Graphics and what not. It is not perfect, but it is better that being purely subjective.

joydestroy2114d ago

yep, i have yet to play Batman (waiting on PC version), but from what i've heard from everyone, it's one amazing game that i can't miss out on.

i agree with the other high scores though. it's either UC3, Batman, or Skyrim this year for me personally.

JsonHenry2114d ago (Edited 2114d ago )

So far, for the ones I have played (just got UC3 from gamefly today, so I am not counting it yet) I would have to pick Dark Souls.

Obvioulsy by Dec. 31st I might have changed my mind because of the other games about to be released I have not played yet.

NeoBasch2114d ago

Seems to me people have forgot about LittleBigPlanet 2 and Dead Space 2...

360ICE2114d ago

It's not a damn race!

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tigertron2114d ago

The best games of 2011 so far:

Gears of War 3
Dead Space 2
Uncharted 3
(Probably Batman too, but I haven't played it so I can't comment)

andrew1719942114d ago (Edited 2114d ago )

the first deadspace was a better experience and a wayyyyy longer story that got in greater depth and gears never wins and uncharted got butchered its gonna be a doozy

Solidus187-SCMilk2114d ago

I also loved dead space 2 but I still need to play gears 3 and Uncharted 3, Im sure those will be awesome.

Deus Ex was great but noone will give it GOTY.

I think Dark souls could get some GOTY awards from some places too. I loved it and think it offered alot of gameplay in one playthrough.

Noticeably_FAT2114d ago

Batman Arkham City most likely, but Gears 3 is right up there as well.