GOTY 2011 – Staff Picks and Readers Choices Announced

After going through one of the strongest years in gaming history, the staff and readers have posted their official picks for the winners in each category. Here are the winners and runner-ups of the following categories:

Best Action/Adventure Game:

Staff Pick: Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Staff Runner-Up: Batman: Arkham City

Readers Choice Winner: Batman: Arkham City

Readers Choice Runner-Up: Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Best Driving Game:

Staff Pick: Forza Motorsport 4

Staff Runner-Up: Motorstorm: Apocalypse

Readers Choice Winner: Forza Motorsport 4

Readers Choice Runner-Up: Dirt 3

Best First-Person Shooter:

Staff Pick: Resistance 3

Staff Runner-Up: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Readers Choice Winner: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Readers Choice Runner-Up: Battlefield 3

Best Open-World Game:

Staff Pick: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Staff Runner-Up: inFamous 2

Readers Choice Winner: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Readers Choice Runner-Up: inFamous 2

Best RPG Game:

Staff Pick: Dark Souls

Staff Runner-Up: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Readers Choice Winner: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Readers Choice Runner-Up: Dark Souls

Best Fighting Game:

Staff Pick: Mortal Kombat

Staff Runner-Up: Marvel vs Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds

Readers Choice Winner: Mortal Kombat

Readers Choice Runner-Up: Marvel vs Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds

Best Sports Game:

Staff Pick: MLB ’11: The Show

Staff Runner-Up: Fight Night Champion

Readers Choice Winner: FIFA 12

Readers Choice Runner-Up: NBA 2K12

Best Story:

Staff Pick: Batman: Arkham City

Staff Runner-Up: Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Readers Choice Winner: Batman: Arkham City

Readers Choice Runner-Up: Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Best Voice Acting in a Game:

Staff Pick: Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Staff Runner-Up: Batman: Arkham City

Readers Choice Winner: Batman: Arkham City

Readers Choice Runner-Up: Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Best Sound Design:

Staff Pick: Dead Space 2

Staff Runner-Up: Battlefield 3

Readers Choice Winner: Battlefield 3

Readers Choice Runner-Up: Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Best Soundtrack:

Staff Pick: Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Staff Runner-Up: Batman: Arkham City

Readers Choice Winner: Batman: Arkham City

Readers Choice Runner-Up: Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Best HD Collection:

Staff Pick: Metal Gear Solid HD Collection

Staff Runner-Up: Ico & Shadow of the Colossus HD Collection

Readers Choice Winner: Metal Gear Solid HD Collection

Readers Choice Runner-Up: Ico & Shadow of the Colossus HD Collection

Best Downloadable Title:

Staff Pick: Outland

Staff Runner-Up: Bastion

Readers Choice Winner: Bastion

Readers Choice Runner-Up: Bloodrayne: Betrayal

Best Competitive Multiplayer:

Staff Pick: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Staff Runner-Up: Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Readers Choice Winner: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Readers Choice Runner-Up: Battlefield 3

Best Co-op Multiplayer:

Staff Pick: Gears of War 3

Staff Runner-Up: LittleBigPlanet 2

Readers Choice Winner: Gears of War 3

Readers Choice Runner-Up: Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Most Underrated Game:

Staff Pick: Resistance 3

Staff Runner-Up: F.E.A.R. 3

Readers Choice Winner: Resistance 3

Readers Choice Runner-Up: F.E.A.R. 3

Best PC Game:

Staff Pick: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Staff Runner-Up: Battlefield 3

Readers Choice Winner: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Readers Choice Runner-Up: Battlefield 3

Best PSP Game:

Staff Pick: The 3rd Birthday

Staff Runner-Up: Dissidia 012: Final Fantasy

Readers Choice Winner: Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection

Readers Choice Runner-Up: Dissidia 012: Final Fantasy

Best 3DS Game:

Staff Pick: Super Mario 3D Land

Staff Runner-Up: Mario Kart 7

Readers Choice Winner: Super Mario 3D Land

Readers Choice Runner-Up: Mario Kart 7

Best PS3 Exclusive:

Staff Pick: Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Staff Runner-Up: LittleBigPlanet 2

Readers Choice Winner: Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Readers Choice Runner-Up: LittleBigPlanet 2

Best Xbox 360 Exclusive:

Staff Pick: Gears of War 3

Staff Runner-Up: Forza Motorsport 4

Readers Choice Winner: Gears of War 3

Readers Choice Runner-Up: Halo: Anniversary Edition

Best Wii Exclusive:

Staff Pick: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Staff Runner-Up: Kirby: Return to Dreamland

Readers Choice Winner: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Readers Choice Runner-Up: Kirby: Return to Dreamland

Best Multiplatform Title:

Staff Pick: Batman: Arkham City

Staff Runner-Up: Dead Space 2

Readers Choice Winner: Batman: Arkham City

Readers Choice Runner-Up: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Overall Game of the Year:

Staff Pick: Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Staff Runner-Up: Batman: Arkham City

Readers Choice Winner: Batman: Arkham City

Readers Choice Runner-Up: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Game of the Year 2011 Nominees – Readers Choice Awards

2011 has been a spectacular year for gaming. We’ve seen some truly brilliant games throughout these months and composing this Game of the Year list was no easy task. However, our opinion isn’t the only one that matters. The staff here at Gamers Xtreme want to see all of YOUR personal picks as well! Below are the categories and nominees that we ultimately decided on. We look forward to seeing your votes. The readers choice winners will be revealed on December 23rd along with our staff’s personal choices. Vote now for your favorite games!

Best Action/Adventure:

Best Driving Game:

Best First-Person Shooter:

Best Open-World Game:

Best RPG Game:

Best Fighting Game:

Best Sports Game:

Best Story:

Best Voice-Acting in a Game:

Best Sound Design:

Best Soundtrack:

Best HD Collection:

Best Downloadable Title:

Best Competitive Multiplayer:

Best Co-Op Multiplayer:

Most Underrated Game:

Best PC Game:

Best PSP Game:

Best 3DS Game:

Best PS3 Exclusive:

Best Xbox 360 Exclusive:

Best Wii Exclusive:

Best Multiplatform Title:

Overall Game of the Year: