#1 Edited by siddarth0605 (161 posts) -

VOTING IS CLOSED

Giant Bomb Community Game of the Year - Best Debut

Welcome as we continue a month long project I am hosting to allow the fans of the site to offer their chance to vote for the GOTY awards. Over the next month I will be posting a new award every day and will let the fans vote on the winner as well as the runners up. Here are links to the winners of the previous categories:

The Voting Process

So here's how we are going to do this. You will have free reign to nominate anything you want as long as it fits with the category and was released in 2011. When you reply to the post put your winner and runner up. So for example If I was voting for this category I would put down

Winner: Bastion

Runner Up: Rage

The way the scoring system will work is that the winner from each person will get 2 points and the runner up will get one point. At the end of the day I will tally up all the points and whoever has the most wins and consequently the 2nd and 3rd highest will be the runners up. For GOTY we will do a winner and four runners up but the voting process will still be the same.

Because I want to give more people an opportunity to cast their votes all the voting will be done over the course of the week and they will close on Friday December 9th at 11:59 pm EST. The Winners for each category will then be announced on Saturday.

This category is a very interesting one this year because it recognizes a companies willingness to experiment and try new ideas. In a year filled with sequels I think it will be interesting to see what new games were released that resonanted with the community. With that being said let the voting begin

#2 Posted by Grilledcheez (4004 posts) -

Winner: L.A. Noire

Runner up: From Dust

#3 Posted by benspyda (2108 posts) -

Winner: Bastion

Runner Up: Renegade Ops

#4 Posted by Amilmitt (245 posts) -

Winner - Minecraft

Runner Up - Terraria

#5 Posted by Icemael (6794 posts) -

Winner: Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective 
 
Runner-up: Crimzon Clover

#6 Posted by ColinWright (753 posts) -

Winner: Bastion 
 
Runner-Up: Ghost Trick

#7 Posted by JasonR86 (9994 posts) -

Winner: Minecraft

Runner-Up: Bastion

#8 Posted by BeachThunder (12995 posts) -

Winner

Ghost Trick

Runner Up

Bastion

#9 Posted by jorbear (2570 posts) -

Winner - Bastion

Runner Up- L.A. Noire

#10 Posted by Little_Socrates (5834 posts) -

Winner: Bastion

Runner-Up: Catherine

While both games are excellent debuts, I want to spend more time in Bastion's world. With Catherine, all I want are more puzzles.

#11 Edited by Lunar_Aura (2824 posts) -

Winner: Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

Runner up: Marvel vs. Capcom 3

ohoho see wut I did there?

okay serious time: Winner: Gemini Rue. Runner-up: Bastion

#12 Posted by Soapy86 (2663 posts) -

Winner: Dark Souls (IT'S TECHNICALLY NOT A SEQUEL!!!)

Runner up: Catherine

#13 Posted by Sgtpierceface (712 posts) -

Winner: Bastion

Runner up: Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet

I just realized that I only bought four retail games this year and L.A Noire was the only new IP.

#14 Edited by Levius (1288 posts) -

Winner: Binding of Isaac

Runner Up: Bastion

#15 Posted by AlexanderSheen (5147 posts) -

Winner: Ghost Trick

Runner up: Catherine

#16 Posted by Vexxan (4624 posts) -

Winner: Bastion

Runner up: Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet

#17 Posted by MEATBALL (3825 posts) -

Winner: Bastion
Runner-up: Shadows of the Damned

#18 Posted by Vextroid (1448 posts) -

Winner: The Binding of Isaac

Runner-Up: Outland

#19 Posted by Brodehouse (10432 posts) -

Winner: Bastion

Runner-Up: Outland

#20 Posted by Blackout62 (1468 posts) -

Winner - Bastion

Runner Up - Trenched

#21 Posted by XxBarretxX (321 posts) -

Winner: Shadows of the Damned
 
Runner-Up: OUTLAND

#22 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7097 posts) -

Winner: Minecraft

Runner-Up: Bastion

#23 Posted by VIGGO123 (582 posts) -

Winner: Bastion

Runner-up: Minecraft

#24 Posted by StarvingGamer (8894 posts) -

Winner: Ghost Trick

Runner Up: Catherine

#25 Posted by bibamatt (1123 posts) -

Winner: LA Noire

Runner-up: Bastion

#26 Posted by LiquidSaiyan3 (499 posts) -

Winner: Ghost Trick

Runner-up: Shadows of the Damned

#27 Posted by Ravenlight (8057 posts) -

WINNAR: Bastion

R-U: Shadows of the Damned

#28 Edited by Poost (85 posts) -

Winner: Bastion

Runner-up: Terraria

#29 Posted by Stepside (557 posts) -
#30 Posted by sagesebas (2158 posts) -

Winner-Shadows of the Damned

Runner Up-Bastion

#31 Posted by downtime58 (234 posts) -

Winner: Minecraft

Runner-up: Bulletstorm

#32 Posted by Ghostiet (5535 posts) -

Winner: The Binding of Isaac

Runner Up: Bastion.

#33 Posted by Commisar123 (1850 posts) -

Winner: Bastion

Runner Up: Catherine

#34 Posted by emergency (1206 posts) -

Winner: LA Noire

Runner Up: Catherine

#35 Posted by ProfessorEss (7648 posts) -

Winner: Tiny Tower

Runner Up: Dead Island

#36 Posted by SolidGear3 (11 posts) -

Winner: Catherine

Runner Up: L.A. Noire