Game of the Year 2011 Winners

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MMGN.com's Game of the Year Celebrations kicked off last week, giving members the opportunity to vote for their favourite games from 2011.

So far we've seen Shogun 2 take out PC GOTY, Gears of War 3 take out Xbox 360 GOTY, and Uncharted 3 take out PS3 GOTY.

But which games were the best in their respective genres? Check out the official winners of this year's MMGN.com Community Game of the Year Polls.

Game of the Year 2011

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Best Action/Adventure Game

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Best Sports/Racing/Fighting Game

Forza Motorsport 4

Best Shooter

Battlefield 3

Best RPG

Xenoblade Chronicles

Best Strategy/Puzzle

Portal 2

Best Music/Entertainment

Dance Central 2

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Shogun 2 was an awesome game to play.
What a fantastic strategy game it is.
Deserves that title for sure

Diagonis83 said: Shogun 2 was an awesome game to play.
What a fantastic strategy game it is.
Deserves that title for sure



There is so much hate for the game on N4G. I don't get it.

Shogun 2 >>>>> The Witcher 2
bullcrap.
Blob
+
I agree with these, all deserving winners! :)
Zelda, I forgot everyone was 13 on this site... [Rage]

Best Shooter
Battlefield 3



Ye thats right! ^_^

byrnezy said: Zelda, I forgot everyone was 13 on this site...


>butthurt

I didn't vote seeing as Zelda wasn't out. I'm sure if it was though I would have voted Zelda anyway.
what abouit goty indie?
Makra
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byrnezy said: Zelda, I forgot everyone was 13 on this site...


[Facepalm]
Zelda is an ok game with great music but its not goty worthy imo
it all depends how you the define what the GOTY should have and be
oh snap! gears 3 got it for 360? sweet! i also enjoyed the campaign

Xoldelpaso said: Zelda is an ok game with great music but its not goty worthy imo


You call a Awesome series ok?
You must be in Shame. [Shifty]

Beta said:

Diagonis83 said: Shogun 2 was an awesome game to play.
What a fantastic strategy game it is.
Deserves that title for sure


There is so much hate for the game on N4G. I don't get it.
Shogun 2 >>>>>>> The Witcher 2


AHEMM! Shogun may be an absolutely amazing strategy game, but you can't compare it with The Witcher 2! The gap in genres is like comparing Mario to Skyrim! [Shifty]
My god MMGN you guys have lost the plot then again apart from beta everyone else must be still in pre school cos after spending 3 hours with this crap because of MMGN saying how good this is i think you guys owe my 3 hours back cos realy i dont know how much you are paid to say this is good but it must be alot cos guys THIS IS CRAP [Rage]
Why did you guys do this so early before Zelda even came out...
I didn't vote either...

Bayonetta said: My god MMGN you guys have lost the plot then again apart from beta everyone else must be still in pre school cos after spending 3 hours with this crap because of MMGN saying how good this is i think you guys owe my 3 hours back cos realy i dont know how much you are paid to say this is good but it must be alot cos guys THIS IS CRAP


....are you a woman by any chance?

shiversul said: Why did you guys do this so early before Zelda even came out...
I didn't vote either...


same weeell i still voted after the polls closed but whatever

this poll was set way too early

what was the rush?
It's ok Skyrim, I still love you! :'( (as I go off to hug my game case)
Isn't there more wii members on mmgn? Just wondering

edisside12 said: Isn't there more wii members on mmgn? Just wondering


Like I said before, I don't think it's more Wii users, I think it's that Wii owners have only 2 real contenders for GOTY (SS and Xenoblade) so they're all voting for one game. PS3 and PC vote for a ton of different games. 360 owners either vote for Gears, or they vote for Zelda as well. :P
PS3.mmgn has the most members pretty sure. And i don't think it's a matter of people lacking choice either. Maybe Skyward Sword is a great game deserving of reward? Maybe? People also complain SS was an option. It's one of the best games of this year so ofcourse it's an option. If this poll was made after the game was released, you could be sure there'd be even more votes for SS. Just be glad your pick didn't get beaten as badly as it could have.

I do agree this was decided way too early. mid-late december would be the time :S
Just finished U3. Definitely not GOTY material imo since the villians weren't memorable or compelling, gameplay is essentially the same except they threw a grab/throw button in (which is annoying when you're surrounded by snipers), there aren't any single player skins (which effectively means very little replay value), glitches abound (I got stuck in a pillar in the boat level), multiplayer works badly when joining friends, kickbacks and boosters suck; it comes down to using revenge and quick boom. As if grenades weren't broken enough in the last game.

Puzzles were bland, EXCEPT for the one with the light on the mural, things that happen to Drake are incredibly unbelieveable Oh hey, I am on a boat. Boat got shipwrecked. I end up ashore almost at Elena's house. What are the odds? OR oh hey, I'm in a desert for days without water or food. Oh look a random village of plot advancement. Enemies? Drake proceeds to run and climb about as per usual. there are essentially no major boss fights and the ending was terribly disappointing compared to U2.

It was pretty though. Drake has nice eyes.

I'd rate it 8.5/10 because I enjoyed it. From a critical standpoint though, it's fundamentally flawed since it's a mix of U1 and U2.

inb4some stupid Zelda hater sez "BUTT ZELDA IS AWLAYS TEH SAME" and proceedes to make a fool of himself.

To him I say; "Did you see any rideable birds in OoT?"

Kurogane said: To him I say; "Did you see any rideable birds in OoT?"


I used to ride on cuckoos straped on my feet together with a leather band /wishes :'(
SKYWARD SWORD FOREVER!!! Everyone who voted on something else sucks!!!
Hey look! a cartoony Wii game designed for 11 year olds won GOTY!

Game of the Year 2011 Winners

Kurogane said: Just finished U3. Definitely not GOTY material imo since the villians weren't memorable or compelling, gameplay is essentially the same except they threw a grab/throw button in (which is annoying when you're surrounded by snipers), there aren't any single player skins (which effectively means very little replay value), glitches abound (I got stuck in a pillar in the boat level), multiplayer works badly when joining friends, kickbacks and boosters suck; it comes down to using revenge and quick boom. As if grenades weren't broken enough in the last game.
Puzzles were bland, EXCEPT for the one with the light on the mural, things that happen to Drake are incredibly unbelieveable there are essentially no major boss fights and the ending was terribly disappointing compared to U2.
It was pretty though. Drake has nice eyes.
I'd rate it 8.5/10 because I enjoyed it. From a critical standpoint though, it's fundamentally flawed since it's a mix of U1 and U2.
inb4some stupid Zelda hater sez "BUTT ZELDA IS AWLAYS TEH SAME" and proceedes to make a fool of himself.
To him I say; "Did you see any rideable birds in OoT?"


@ Uncharted 3 - UC3 was heaps better than UC2, the ending was alot better and was a more cinematic experience. So far the multiplayer for me has been awesome and alot better than UC2 aswell.... sooooooooooo idk what game you were playing but UC3>UC2
The Zelda series fell off after it's days on N64. Skyward Sword looks horrible. Just sayin'...

WC_Loc said: looks horrible. Just sayin'...

You don't know it 'till you buy it.

Bloard said:

Kurogane said: Just finished U3. Definitely not GOTY material imo since the villians weren't memorable or compelling, gameplay is essentially the same except they threw a grab/throw button in (which is annoying when you're surrounded by snipers), there aren't any single player skins (which effectively means very little replay value), glitches abound (I got stuck in a pillar in the boat level), multiplayer works badly when joining friends, kickbacks and boosters suck; it comes down to using revenge and quick boom. As if grenades weren't broken enough in the last game.
Puzzles were bland, EXCEPT for the one with the light on the mural, things that happen to Drake are incredibly unbelieveable there are essentially no major boss fights and the ending was terribly disappointing compared to U2.
It was pretty though. Drake has nice eyes.
I'd rate it 8.5/10 because I enjoyed it. From a critical standpoint though, it's fundamentally flawed since it's a mix of U1 and U2.
inb4some stupid Zelda hater sez "BUTT ZELDA IS AWLAYS TEH SAME" and proceedes to make a fool of himself.
To him I say; "Did you see any rideable birds in OoT?"


@ Uncharted 3 - UC3 was heaps better than UC2, the ending was alot better and was a more cinematic experience. So far the multiplayer for me has been awesome and alot better than UC2 aswell.... sooooooooooo idk what game you were playing but UC3>UC2



No it wasn't. What exactly was the ending anyway? Marlowe was cool, but where the hell was an epic boss battle like in the end of U2?

I don't want cinematic experiences, I want gameplay.
Multiplayer's gameplay is dumb. Grenades, grenades, grenades yay. And raffica's.

Also those choke guys where you have to remove their helmets to kill them are dumb. Why the **** do you need to remove their helmets, gawd.

I said I enjoyed the game, but U2 was better. It had much more of an effect on me than U3.

edisside12 said: Isn't there more wii members on mmgn? Just wondering


ssbb is all the wii members :P

WC_Loc said:\Skyward Sword looks horrible.


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Pilkingbod said:

WC_Loc said:\Skyward Sword looks horrible.



lol that guy always makes me laugh
LOL

Best Music/Entertainment
Dance Central 2
what fag plays games like this?

Rocksmith is about 1000x the game that dance crap is.
losers play dance central 2

abujaffer said:

edisside12 said: Isn't there more wii members on mmgn? Just wondering


Like I said before, I don't think it's more Wii users, I think it's that Wii owners have only 2 real contenders for GOTY (SS and Xenoblade) so they're all voting for one game. PS3 and PC vote for a ton of different games. 360 owners either vote for Gears, or they vote for Zelda as well.


And like I've said before, the days of gamers owning just 1 console are pretty distant. I bet a ton of people who voted for SS also own a PS3/360/gaming PC

byrnezy said: Zelda, I forgot everyone was 13 on this site...



Nope. I'm 28, i only own a Wii, never owned a Ps3 or 360, and thats by choice. More A+ exclusives on Wii than any other console. And i easily voted Zelda its amazing.

Foetoid said:

byrnezy said: Zelda, I forgot everyone was 13 on this site...


Nope. I'm 28, i only own a Wii, never owned a Ps3 or 360, and thats by choice. More A+ exclusives on Wii than any other console. And i easily voted Zelda its amazing.


more A+ exclusives hey, its the same crap that nintendo have been putting out since they started, now if you were honest you know the nintendo died after the N64 but if you want to be a fangirl thats fine

WC_Loc said: The Zelda series fell off after it's days on N64. Skyward Sword looks horrible. Just sayin'...


well put bro well put

Foetoid said:

byrnezy said: Zelda, I forgot everyone was 13 on this site...


Nope. I'm 28, i only own a Wii, never owned a Ps3 or 360, and thats by choice. More A+ exclusives on Wii than any other console. And i easily voted Zelda its amazing.



You know, you don't help your "I'm not a fanboy" argument when you only show up to stick up for Nintendo products...

Is it fact that Wii has more A+ exclusives, or you just offering an opinion?

But I agree anyway.
In 5-10 years everyone will be complaining because all of us born in the 90's will be voting for Jak and Daxter and Ratchet and Clank games.

Redean said: In 5-10 years everyone will be complaining because all of us born in the 90's will be voting for Jak and Daxter and Ratchet and Clank games.



I doubt that LOL

Beta said:

Foetoid said:

byrnezy said: Zelda, I forgot everyone was 13 on this site...


Nope. I'm 28, i only own a Wii, never owned a Ps3 or 360, and thats by choice. More A+ exclusives on Wii than any other console. And i easily voted Zelda its amazing.


You know, you don't help your "I'm not a fanboy" argument when you only show up to stick up for Nintendo products...
Is it fact that Wii has more A+ exclusives, or you just offering an opinion?
But I agree anyway.



Of course its a fact. And its only a fact because the Ps3 and 360 have 99% of games on both consoles. The number of A+ exclusive Wii games really actually is higher than the number of A+ exclusive games on either HD console. If i had the money i would honestly have a Ps3 too. My gorgeous HD PC monitor is begging for a Blu-Ray player and i really need to play the Ps3 exclusives i've missed :(

Bayonetta said:

Foetoid said:

byrnezy said: Zelda, I forgot everyone was 13 on this site...


Nope. I'm 28, i only own a Wii, never owned a Ps3 or 360, and thats by choice. More A+ exclusives on Wii than any other console. And i easily voted Zelda its amazing.


more A+ exclusives hey, its the same crap that nintendo have been putting out since they started, now if you were honest you know the nintendo died after the N64 but if you want to be a fangirl thats fine



I honestly think you have to be 12, at the most. Noone is this much of an irrational fangirl/fanboy without being pre-teen. If you knew anything about Nintendo or the Wii then u'd know even tho yes they stick with the same 8 franchises or so, they change and innovate them so much with their sequels that they feel like totally new games. Plus there as heaps of A+ exclusives not made by Nintendo, like Muramasa: The Demon Blade, Madworld, Tos: Dawn of the New World, and Xenoblade for example.

A real gamer knows all consoles have excellent games, a pre-teen irrational fanboy will diss any console cause thats the immature thing to do. Since i have a gaming PC, and 99% of all HD games are on 360/Ps3/PC, owning a 360 or Ps3 for its tiny amount of A+ exclusives doesnt make sense when i have friends with those consoles anyway.

How much trolling does a troll have to do before they get banned anyway?
@Foetoid definately agree, looking at exclusives alone the Wii has the most quality games.

Xenoblade is first party by the way also ^_^
......... whats with all the hate on zelda

Monster hunter tri was the only game on wii that i actually never really stopped playing. I have an xbox 360 and I only reely play that. But i wanted to try zelda game, and i have never played zelda game before. And holy crap, I frikin loved it, me being a not a reel fan of the wii, and more into games like skyrim and halo, i have never enjoyed a single player game soo much since halo 2 capaign haha, stop hating cuz it's on wii, and just relize that you cant hate on sumthin cuz it's on a console that doesnt have superior graphics. Zelda and skyrim are my goty. Play b4 u hate

But haters gonna hate
So much Zelda hate [MOG]

DaNoSaUr said: So much Zelda hate



And deservedly so [MOG]

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I really don't get all the hate Zelda gets, is it just because it's on the Wii?

blob said: I really don't get all the hate Zelda gets, is it just because it's on the Wii?


Pretty much.

Kurogane said:

blob said: I really don't get all the hate Zelda gets, is it just because it's on the Wii?


Pretty much.



Or maybe people just don't think much of it? I dunno.

But hey, the people have spoken! [MOG]
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rizzod said: bullcrap.


byrnezy said: Zelda, I forgot everyone was 13 on this site...


Bayonetta said: My god MMGN you guys have lost the plot then again apart from beta everyone else must be still in pre school cos after spending 3 hours with this crap because of MMGN saying how good this is i think you guys owe my 3 hours back cos realy i dont know how much you are paid to say this is good but it must be alot cos guys THIS
IS CRAP



Lol, u mad? [MOG]

KieranT878 said:

rizzod said: bullcrap.


byrnezy said: Zelda, I forgot everyone was 13 on this site...


Bayonetta said: My god MMGN you guys have lost the plot then again apart from beta everyone else must be still in pre school cos after spending 3 hours with this crap because of MMGN saying how good this is i think you guys owe my 3 hours back cos realy i dont know how much you are paid to say this is good but it must be alot cos guys THIS
IS CRAP


Lol, u mad?


I think we forgot to tell them that zelda requires logic to play
Haters gonna hate.

Simple as that.
can we kill the haters ^_^

Beta said:

Foetoid said:

byrnezy said: Zelda, I forgot everyone was 13 on this site...


Nope. I'm 28, i only own a Wii, never owned a Ps3 or 360, and thats by choice. More A+ exclusives on Wii than any other console. And i easily voted Zelda its amazing.


You know, you don't help your "I'm not a fanboy" argument when you only show up to stick up for Nintendo products...
Is it fact that Wii has more A+ exclusives, or you just offering an opinion?
But I agree anyway.


I own all of them, and still completely agree. Exclusives are the only things I buy on console, because if I can get it on PC, thats where I buy it. So looking at the library of exclusives for each console, the Wii blows the other two away. I am no Wii fanboy either, I'm pretty well impartial when it comes to the consoles.
I NEED skyward sword
rated 10/10 by gameiformer

Redean said: In 5-10 years everyone will be complaining because all of us born in the 90's will be voting for Jak and Daxter and Ratchet and Clank games.


HAHA, soo truu, ratchet and clank FTW! I used to play Crash too
No SKYRIM!!!!! U MAD BRO?!

sonleeboy said: No SKYRIM!!!!! U MAD BRO?!



Community votes.

Skyrim won MMGN GOTY:

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