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#1 Edited by siddarth0605 (124 posts) -

Giant Bomb Community Game of the Year - The Unsung Game of the Year (Voting)

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: Dead Space 2

Runner Up: Radiant Historia

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 16th at 11:59 pm EST. The Winners for each category will then be announced on Saturday.

This award is for games that were amazing and powerful and special and a game that either did not get any recognition or a game that did not make as much of an impact as it deserved.

#2 Posted by Dunchad (503 posts) -

Winner: Witcher 2

Runner Up: Trine 2 (hey, it's been out for a week now!)

#3 Posted by DonutFever (3561 posts) -

Winner: Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective Runner-Up: Professor Layton and the Last Specter

#4 Posted by Commisar123 (1798 posts) -

Winner Witcher 2

Runner Up Catherine

#5 Posted by sungahymn (1034 posts) -

Winner: Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

Runner-up: Dead Space 2

#6 Posted by Aetheldod (3682 posts) -

Winner: EYE Divine Cybermancy

Runner up: Withcer 2

#7 Posted by Dolphin_Butter (1916 posts) -

Winner: Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten

Runner-up: Yakuza 4

#8 Posted by Shirogane (3581 posts) -

Winner:Ghost Trick

Runner-Up: Yakuza 4

#9 Posted by Zella (804 posts) -

Winner: Witcher 2

Runner Up: Resistance 3

#10 Edited by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

How is Witcher 2 unsung?

Winner: Solar 2

Runner Up: No...that's all I've got. It was a quiet year for games, the little stuff got more recognition.

EDIT: Wait, fuck! Shadows of the Damned is my runner up.

#11 Posted by InsidiousTuna (411 posts) -

Winner: Shadows of the Damned

Runner-up: Mortal Kombat 9

#12 Posted by Asurastrike (2170 posts) -

Winner: Yakuza 4

Runner Up: Ghost Trick

#13 Edited by SamFo (1552 posts) -
@Zella said:

Winner: Witcher 2

Runner Up: Resistance 3

Both of these games sold fine and got good reviews, so how are they unsung? 
O_o...
I think this category is a little odd.
 

 
 Mine are:
Winner: Rotastic.
Runner Up: Fruit Ninja Kinect
#14 Posted by RetroVirus (1486 posts) -

Winner: Ghost Trick

Runner up: Dead Space 2

#15 Posted by JasonR86 (9763 posts) -

Winner: Crysis 2

Runner-Up: Stacking

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#16 Posted by jorbear (2517 posts) -

Winner: Outland

Runner Up: Rock Of Ages

#17 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5855 posts) -
#18 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

Winner - Dead Space 2

Runner up - de Blob 2

#19 Posted by Michaelblack18 (223 posts) -

Winner: ghost trick good story and plot twist all throughout the game

Runner up: Shadows of the damned showing garcia effin hotspur the love he deserves suda 51 made a fun game

#20 Posted by NeoKef (75 posts) -

Winner: Shadows of the Damn

Runner Up: Hard Corps: Uprising

#21 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19377 posts) -

Winner: Ghost Trick

Runner Up: Radiant Historia

#22 Posted by Zella (804 posts) -

@SamFo said:

@Zella said:

Winner: Witcher 2

Runner Up: Resistance 3

Both of these games sold fine and got good reviews, so how are they unsung?
O_o...
I think this category is a little odd.



Mine are:
Winner: Rotastic.
Runner Up: Fruit Ninja Kinect

I would say they are unsung because even though they did well critically and sold well most people don't really consider them for GoTY(well Witcher 2 is debatable) .

#23 Posted by Marz (5668 posts) -

Winner: Witcher 2
Runner up: Ghost Trick

#24 Posted by Fripplebubby (1028 posts) -

Winner: Dungeon Defenders

Runner-Up: Ghost Trick

#25 Posted by TwoLines (2826 posts) -

Winner: Shadow of the Damned

Runner up: Rock of Ages... I guess. I don't know.

#26 Posted by Soapy86 (2638 posts) -

Winner: Yakuza 4

Runner up: Dark Souls

#27 Posted by klinkcow (253 posts) -

Winner: T.E.C 3001 (xb indie)

Runner Up: Rock of Ages

#28 Posted by EmuLeader (558 posts) -

Winner: Shadows of the Damned

Runner Up: Orcs Must Die!

#29 Posted by BeachThunder (12307 posts) -

Winner: Ghost Trick

Runner Up: Hard Reset

#30 Posted by Lydian_Sel (2495 posts) -

Winner: Dead Space 2

Runner-up: Shadows of the Damned

#31 Posted by CJduke (796 posts) -

Winner: Witcher 2

Runner up: Dead Space 2

#32 Posted by ArbitraryWater (12007 posts) -

Winner: The King of Fighters XIII

Runner Up: Ghost Trick

#33 Posted by takayamasama (443 posts) -

Winner: The Binding of Isaac

5 bucks and 60+ hours on that game, and the free DLC at Halloween was amazing.

Runner Up: Child of Eden

Another Rez game in the world is a good, good thing.

#34 Posted by BjornTheUnicorn (358 posts) -

Winner: Rayman Origins (I admit I barely played this so far, but I can't not see this ending up in my top 5 of the year, and it seems that not so many people bought it.

Runner Up: DeuxEx: Human Revolution: This game did some really cool choices and freedoms other WRPGS didn't really accomplish this year, so kudos to DeusEx.

#35 Posted by Tordah (2484 posts) -

Winner: Outland

Runner Up: Sanctum

#36 Posted by biospank (660 posts) -

Winner: Catherine.
Runner Up: Radiant historia

#37 Posted by CornishRocker (398 posts) -

Winner: The Binding of Isaac

Runner up: Magicka

#38 Posted by Yummylee (22304 posts) -

Winner: Yakuza 4.

Runner Up: Shadows of The Damned.

#39 Posted by NyxFe (248 posts) -

Winner: EYE Divine Cybermancy

Runner up: Withcer 2

#40 Posted by Blackout62 (1389 posts) -

Winner: Dead Space 2

Runner Up: Deux Ex: Human Revolution

#41 Posted by JTB123 (1050 posts) -

Winner: Dead Space 2

Runner Up: Shadows of the Damned

#42 Posted by Moncole (636 posts) -

Winner: Saints Row the Third

Runner Up: Kirby Return to Dreamland

#43 Posted by kalmis (1559 posts) -
#44 Posted by composite (134 posts) -

Winner: Rayman Origins

Runner up: Catherine

#45 Posted by Fjordson (2453 posts) -

Winner: Gemini Rue

Runner Up: Shadows of the Damned

#46 Posted by Revan_NL (346 posts) -

Winner: Dead Space 2

Runner Up: Shadows of the Damned

#47 Posted by Taka (202 posts) -

Winner: Saints Row 3

Runner Up: Shadows of the Damn

#48 Posted by ProfessorEss (7473 posts) -

Winner: Dance Central 2

Runner Up: Tiny Tower

#49 Posted by MG1989 (21 posts) -

Winner: The Witcher 2

Runner Up: Total war shogun 2

#50 Posted by animathias (1194 posts) -

Winner: Terraria

Runner Up: Magicka