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Game of the Year 2011: Jeff's Top 10

By the power of Ra, Jeff summons to this realm his favorite games of the past twelve moons.

Discover the best and worst games of the year with your friends from Giant Bomb.

Dec. 28 2011

Posted by: Drew

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More Skyrim?

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gangsta!

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hello

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First!!

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nice

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Jeff!

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Looks like Saints Row will be game of the year.

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Sick jacket

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THREE FOR THREE SO FAR HELL YEAH

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This year's GOTY awards have made me come to the conclusion that while I love the GB crew and respect them, I can hardly agree on some of their opinions.

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DXHR is not forgotten!

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Wow, I thought for sure Skyrim would be #1 after watching Jeff's appearance on the Bonus Round

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Sometimes it's easy to forget how professional Jeff can be when the situation calls for it. Great list!

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I was expecting Skyrim to be Jeff's #1!

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@Make_Me_Mad said:

Sometimes it's easy to forget how professional Jeff can be when the situation calls for it. Great list!

This video shows both sides.

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This is the top 10 list that I can get behind most. I would have replaced bastion with battlefield 3 on my own list though - obviously not for the single player haha.

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@Animasta: Me too. I had Ryan and Jeff for Saints Row and everybody else I put Skyrim. I GOT THIS SHIT IN THE BAG

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Come on guys "You kinda have to play Saints Row"

When someone says that, It probably means that they REALLY like that game.

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A year has 13 lunar cycles....

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I agree wii Jef the most out of anyone so far, but I would have repaced Saints Row with Skyward Sword. Just me though. Love how the picks have been quite different each time, just shows how great and diverse the year has been.

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I never ever want to play Trackmania, but I'll be goddamned if I ever get tired of hearing about how much Jeff loves Trackmania.

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Hey Eff-you Jeff, the PS3 version of Skyrim plays just fine! Also surprised to not see one FPS on the list.

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How weird will it be if GB's GOTY ends up being a game that got 4 stars? Yes, I realize that the opinion of one reviewer doesn't represent the whole staff.

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yeah.. nice to see deus ex: HR in there :)

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@ptys said:

Also surprised to not see one FPS on the list.

That's incredibly refreshing now that you point it out.

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Oh my god, guys, Saints Row could be Giant Bomb's GOTY. I really hope it is.

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Skylanders? No wait, seriously, Skylanders? Jeff, did you only play ten games this year?

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I should really play Saints Row The Third.

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I finished my second playthrough of SR3 last night and I still want more. Good to see that it at the top of your list. Off to make a zombie character.

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Aww my guess was Skyrim cause he said that on the Bonus Round haha

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@whylessness said:

8.8

I agree; that score was too generous for Nintendo's continued rehashes.

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@hollitz said:

I never ever want to play Trackmania, but I'll be goddamned if I ever get tired of hearing about how much Jeff loves Trackmania.

Don't knock it until you've tried it.

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Man, another 1st place for Saints Row. Will the final battle between Skyrim and Saints Row? Krazy!

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Hahahahaha Saints Row; The Third as number one. Nice.

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Heh, Jeff rocks. Nice varied list and as usual for GoTY Jeff is tops. I figured he'd pick SR3 for numero uno, so thumbs up sir, thumbs up!

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NOOO!!! i put jeff down for skyrim i think

... "this is the game to beat" ..... COME ON!!!!

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@Forum_User: I would never knock a game that I haven't played. I just know that racing games aren't my thing. I just meant that I love games that really inspire a passion in people/

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Finally a list with Deus Ex in it, but it deserves so much more tho

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So... should I play Saints Row?

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@Forum_User said:

@hollitz said:

I never ever want to play Trackmania, but I'll be goddamned if I ever get tired of hearing about how much Jeff loves Trackmania.

Don't knock it until you've tried it.

Er, he's saying that he likes hearing Jeff talk about Trackmania.

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@hollitz said:

@Forum_User: I would never knock a game that I haven't played. I just know that racing games aren't my thing. I just meant that I love games that really inspire a passion in people/

I'm not really too interested in racing games these days, and I still find Trackmania a lot of fun. Key is finding a server that hosts a lot of fun tracks, though. There is certainly a lot of dumb tracks out there.

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Awesome costume

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@mewarmo990 said:

@Forum_User said:

@hollitz said:

I never ever want to play Trackmania, but I'll be goddamned if I ever get tired of hearing about how much Jeff loves Trackmania.

Don't knock it until you've tried it.

Er, he's saying that he likes hearing Jeff talk about Trackmania.

Yeah, and I'm saying he should try the game. I think it's one of those games where it's kind of hard to understand what is compelling about it until you actually play it.

I mean, TM Nations Forever is free.

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@Alphazero said:

So... should I play Saints Row?

You should play Saints Row.

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Did Jeff just tell me to not buy a big ass skin pack?

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Fuck yes, Jeffs costume takes the cake!!

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you guys are really going to make me buy saints row....dam you i was hoping the 15 games i bought this year would be enough gosh!!!

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After finishing up AC Revelations I'm spending the rest of my Winter Break playing Skyrim and Saints Row.

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Nice Jacket!