2011 Pike TV VGA full nominees list.

#1 Edited by mordukai (7801 posts) -

Studio of the Year:

  • Bethesda Game Studios
  • Naughty Dog
  • Rocksteady Studios
  • Valve

Best Xbox 360 Game:

  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Forza Motorsport 4
  • Gears of War 3
  • Portal 2

Best PS3 Game:

  • inFamous 2
  • Killzone 3
  • LittleBigPlanet 2
  • Uncharted 3

Best Wii Game:

  • Epic Mickey
  • Kirby’s Return to Dream Land
  • Lost in Shadow
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Best PC Game:

  • Battlefield 3
  • Minecraft
  • The Witcher 2
  • Portal 2

Best Handheld/Mobile Game:

  • Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective
  • Infinity Blade
  • Super Mario 3D Land
  • Jetpack Joyride

Best Shooter:

  • Battlefield 3
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  • Gears of War 3
  • RAGE

Best Action Adventure Game:

  • Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
  • Batman: Arkham City
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
  • Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Best RPG:

  • Dark Souls
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • Dragon Age II
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Best Multiplayer:

  • Battlefield 3
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  • Gears of War 3
  • Portal 2

Best Individual Sports Game:

  • Fight Night Champion
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters
  • Top Spin 4
  • Virtua Tennis 4

Best Team Sports Game:

  • FIFA Soccer 12
  • NBA 2K12
  • NHL 12
  • MLB ’11: The Show

Best Driving Game:

  • DiRT 3
  • Driver: San Francisco
  • Forza Motorsport 4
  • Need for Speed: The Run

Best Fighting Game:

  • The King of Fighters XIII
  • Marvel vs. Capcom 3
  • Mortal Kombat
  • WWE All Stars

Best Motion Game:

  • Child of Eden
  • Dance Central 2
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
  • The Gunstringer

Best Independent Game:

  • Bastion
  • Minecraft
  • Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP
  • The Binding of Isaac

Best Adapted Video Game:

  • Back to the Future: The Game
  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Captain America: Super Soldier
  • LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars

Best Original Game:

  • Bastion
  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • Portal 2

Best Graphics:

  • Batman: Arkham City
  • L.A. Noire
  • RAGE
  • Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Best Performance By a Human Male:

  • J.K. Simmons as Cave Johnson – Portal 2
  • Mark Hamill as the Joker – Batman: Arkham City
  • Nolan North as Nathan Drake – Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
  • Stephen Merchant as Wheatley – Portal 2

Best Performance By a Human Female:

  • Claudia Black as Chole Frazer - Uncharted 3
  • Ellen Mclain as GLADOS - Portal 2
  • Emily Rose as Elena FIsher - Uncharted 3
  • Tara Strong as Harley Quinn - Batman: Arkham City

Best Downloadable Game:

  • Bastion
  • Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
  • Stacking
  • Trenched

Best DLC:

  • Fallout: New Vegas – Old World Blues
  • Mass Effect 2 – Arrival
  • Mortal Kombat – Freddy Krueger
  • Portal 2 – Peer Review

GameTrailers.com Trailer of the Year:

  • Assassin’s Creed: Revelations – E3 2011 Trailer
  • Batman: Arkham City – Hugo Strange Reveal Trailer
  • Dark Souls – Ignite ’11 Debut Trailer
  • Dead Island – GDC 11 Cinematic Trailer
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Purity First Infomercial
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – In-Game Debut Trailoer
  • Hitman: Absolution – E3 2011 Trailer
  • Prey 2 – E3 2011 Trailer
  • Tomb Raider – E3 2011 Trailer
  • Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception – E3 2011 Trailer

Best Song In A Game:

  • “Build that Wall (Zia’s Theme)” by Darren Korb – Bastion
  • “Exile Vilify” by The National – Portal 2
  • “I’m Not Calling You a Liar” by Florence + the Machine – Dragon Age II
  • “Setting Sail, Coming Home (End Theme)” by Darren Korb – Bastion

Best Original Score:

  • Bastion
  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • Portal 2

Most Anticipated Game:

  • BioShock: Infinite
  • Diablo III
  • Halo 4
  • Mass Effect 3
  • The Last Guardian

Game of the Year:

  • Batman: Arkham City
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
  • Portal 2
  • Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Pretty solid list imo though there are some questionable nominees. I am kinda surprised that GT is doing a useless Best Trailer category and not a GT Gamers Choice award.

My predictions:

Best Studio - Rocksteady, Best Wii Game - The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, BF3 takes Best Shooter and Best MP, Best RPG - Skyrim, I also predict Batman: Arkham City to take several awards including GOTY.

Well whether you like it or not it's still the only thing we gamers got to an organized gaming award.

EDIT: Yes I know I forgot the 'S' in Spike.

#2 Posted by ColinWright (753 posts) -

Is Arkham City really an adaptation?

#3 Edited by buzz_killington (3655 posts) -

'Best Graphics' category is fucking stupid. They should broaden it, to 'Best Looking Game' or 'Best Art Direction' or something, so that it can include games like Rayman Origins or Zelda: Skyward Sword. Because if they wanted to award "Best Graphics", they would have to modify their judges panel to include programmers instead of journalists, because "Best Graphics" can be measured objectively.

#4 Posted by jetsetwillie (882 posts) -

smerch for best voice acting imo

#5 Posted by Benny (2001 posts) -

Cliffy B tweeted about this but...

What's up with Skyrim getting shafted on every platform? (PUN INTENDED)

#6 Edited by mordukai (7801 posts) -

@ColinWright said:

Is Arkham City really an adaptation?

That's what I thought. I think it's the thought behind it was that it's an adaptation from already existing materiel. I haven't got around to finishing Arkham City but as a fan of Batman comics I can say that they used a shit ton of metrical that was lifted straight out of the comics. Arkham Asylum imo, was more of an adaptation though that's clearly based off of Arkham Asylum: A Serious House On A Serious Earth. If you liked the game then you should totally check this comic book out. Hands down the most creepy Batman I've ever read.

#7 Posted by RedRoach (1363 posts) -

Does anyone actually care about the awards at the VGA's? They're always rushed out and not really the point, everyone I know just watched for the game announcements. It would be nice if they actually gave a shit about the awards, but as of the state of the show right now the only reason I would watch the VGA's is or the announcements. Hoping for some exciting stuff this year, E3 was fairly disappointing and I think the industry needs a resurgence of sorts. Something like what CoD4 did for the industry, the next big thing.

#8 Edited by gike987 (1811 posts) -

Best graphics has some of the most laughable nominees I have ever seen. No Battlefield 3, Crysis 2 and The Witcher 2. 
Dragon Age 2 is also pretty stupid when most people seems to look at it as a big disappointment and one of BioWares worst games.

#9 Posted by Vyse (76 posts) -

Must...fight...urge to complain about something I will not watch or vote on.

#10 Posted by A_Cute_Squirtle (772 posts) -

How is Deus Ex an original game? It's a prequel to an established franchise!

#11 Posted by Skytylz (4070 posts) -

I liked Cave Johnson in Portal 2 and Skyrim should be in their for original score, it has great music.

#12 Edited by fragor87 (94 posts) -

How did Mass Effect 2's "The Arrival" make it in as a nominee for best DLC? That entry proves how stupid the VGA's are.

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