Who Won The Video Game Awards 2011?

13 December 2011
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The Spike 2011 Video Game Awards have come and gone. Who won Game of the Year?

While many loathe the actual awards show, I had a good time watching it and thought it was better than past years. Even if innuendo and outdated gamer stereotypes dominate. But more important than the awards show itself and all its sillyness, are the actual awards which are chosen by many industry veterans from lots of different publications.

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Highlights include Skyrim and Batman: Arkham City, which both won numerous awards. Skyrim took away Game of the Year and Best RPG (as well as Bethesda winning Best Studio) while Batman: Arkham City won Best Action Adventure Game, Best Xbox 360 Game, Best Adapted Game and Best Character for The Joker. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword won several awards including Best Wii Game, Best Motion Game and The Legend of Zelda series was inducted into the first “Hall of Fame” Award, with Shigeru Miyamoto coming on stage to accept the award. Portal 2 won several awards including Best Multiplayer Game, Best PC Game, Best Performance By A Human Male for Stephen Merchant as Wheatley, Best Performance By A Human Female for Ellen McLain as GLaDOS and Best DLC for Peer Review. Finally Uncharted 3 won Best Graphics and Best PS3 Game.

Here is a nice lil summary of the VGA 2011 Winners.

Last but definitely not least, Bastion took home several awards including Best Downloadable Game, Best Original Score and Best Song In A Game (for “Build that Wall (Zia’s Theme)” by Darren Korb) , while MineCraft won an official award as Best Independent Game. Most Anticipated Game was won by Mass Effect 3, while Ray Rice won the vote to be the official digital cover athlete for the upcoming NFL Blitz downloadable game.

In short, the Awards themselves are legit. Here is the complete list.

GAME OF THE YEAR

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

STUDIO OF THE YEAR

Bethesda Game Studios

CHARACTER OF THE YEAR

The Joker – Batman: Arkham City

VIDEO GAME HALL OF FAME AWARD

“The Legend of Zelda”

GAMER GOD AWARD

Blizzard Entertainment

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 MULTI-PLAYER

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

“Build that Wall (Zia’s 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

MOST ANTICIPATED GAME

Mass Effect 3

GAMETRAILERS.COM TRAILER OF THE YEAR

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations – E3 2011 Trailer

EA SPORTS NFL BLITZ DIGITAL COVER ATHLETE WINNER (BY VOTE)

Ray Rice

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