This is it, the award that everyone has been waiting for. We’ve had a lot of winners for different genres and platforms announced through the course of the week, but only one title can be declared the absolute winner. And with 2011 being a truly outstanding year for gaming, it was a really hard decision to make.
So after discussing the pros and cons of the games present, we came to only one logical conclusion.
Here are the nominees for Game of the year:
Batman: Arkham City
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
And the award goes to:
Winner: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim
The fifth chapter in the Elder Scrolls series was one of those rare games this year, earning a coveted score of ten out of ten and a permanent place in our hearts. While it may have it’s share of bugs and glitches, Skyrim had one other, crucial factor that earned it top marks this year.
Namely, a fun factor that keeps the game going long after the main quest has been finished, or even attempted. Many games claim that they can still be fun to play after the end credits have rolled past, but Skyrim puts such claims to shame.
After all, how many games do you know of that can still be played by the original owner for over fifty hours at a stretch? Skyrim is just such a game, as the massive world that Bethesda has crafted is filled with secrets and quests, just waiting to be explored, while the comprehensive character customisation option ensures that your dragon-slayer can be tailored to your personal satisfaction.
Bravo Bethesda, as Skyrim truly deserved to be Game of the year.
Runner-Up: Batman Arkham City
Last Updated: December 23, 2011