PSU - time to vote for best games of 2011!

adamdolge

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May 11, 2009
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UPDATE: I've gotten word that some of you want to add categories. Feel free to add anything you want, like Best Fighter, and we'll definitely consider it in our final roundup. If you guys already voted and want to add, feel free to do so. Thanks for helping us out, and keep voting. Looks like it's a close competition this year!

It’s that time of year again. While the malls are filled with plump holiday shoppers and the elves are working overtime, we have a moment to slow down and reflect on the year’s best videogames. This is no easy task as 2011 was a stellar year for games across Sony’s platforms. That’s why we are again turning to the community of PlayStation fans to pick the best games of the year. The staff picked the nominees, and while we encourage you to pick your favorite game in each category, you may nominate a game we did not include in each category. This year we’ll combine the community’s pick with the staff’s pick to compile PSU’s Best Games of 2011. This is the official "Best of" vote for PSU's homepage.

Let your voice be heard. Polls close on Friday, Dec. 16 and we’ll start announcing the winners the following week. Try to pick a game in each category so we have a complete shakedown. Please avoid filling this space with lengthy debates about the nominees (simply to make the process easier for us). You can, of course, drop a quick opinion about your picks and we’ll use them in our final 'best of' list.

Without further ado, here are the nominees for the best games in 2011:

Game of the Year:
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
Batman: Arkham City
Portal 2
Dark Souls
L.A. Noire
LittleBigPlanet 2
Dead Space 2

PlayStation 3 Exclusive:
LittleBigPlanet 2
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
inFamous 2
Resistance 3
Killzone 3

Action/Adventure Game:
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
Dead Space 2
inFamous 2
Batman: Arkham City
L.A. Noire
El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron

Role-Playing Game:
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Mass Effect 2
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Final Fantasy IV Complete

Racing Game:
Driver: San Francisco
Dirt 3
MotorStorm Apocalypse
F1 2011
Need for Speed: The Run

Sports Game:
FIFA 12
Madden NFL 12
NHL 12
NBA 2K12
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters
Pro Evolution Soccer 2012
MLB 11: The Show

Shooter:
Killzone 3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Battlefield 3
Resistance 3
Rage

Puzzle/Platform Game:
Portal 2
LittleBigPlanet 2
Patapon 3
Limbo
Catherine
PSP Game:
Final Fantasy IV Complete
Persona 2
Patapon 3
Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy
The 3rd Birthday

PSN Game:
PixelJunk Shooter 2
Limbo
Dungeon Defenders
Renegade Ops
NBA Jam: On Fire Edition
inFamous: Festival of Blood
 
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CMac21

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#2
Game of the Year:
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

PlayStation 3 Exclusive:
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Action/Adventure Game:
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Role-Playing Game:
Mass Effect 2

Racing Game:
MotorStorm Apocalypse

Sports Game:
NHL 12

Shooter:
Killzone 3

Puzzle/Platform Game:
Portal 2

PSN Game:
PixelJunk Shooter 2

 

daLa

Veteran
May 22, 2006
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#3
Here's my entry (didn't choose a GOTY because none of the games listed were worth being named GOTY imo)


PlayStation 3 Exclusive:
Killzone 3

Action/Adventure Game:
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception


Role-Playing Game:
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim


Racing Game:
Need for Speed: The Run

Sports Game:
FIFA 12

Shooter:
Battlefield 3

Puzzle/Platform Game:
Portal 2

PSP Game:
Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy


PSN Game:
inFamous: Festival of Blood
 

AaronSOLDIER

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Apr 5, 2007
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#4
Game of the Year:
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

PlayStation 3 Exclusive:
LittleBigPlanet 2

Action/Adventure Game:
Batman: Arkham City

Role-Playing Game:
Final Fantasy IV Complete
- (Might as well give it some love - it was a good remake IMO)

Racing Game:
MotorStorm Apocalypse

Sports Game:
NBA 2K12

Shooter:
Killzone 3

Puzzle/Platform Game:
LittleBigPlanet 2

PSP Game:
Final Fantasy IV Complete

PSN Game:
inFamous: Festival of Blood
 
Oct 22, 2009
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Sorel-Tracy/Sherbrooke
#5
Game of the Year:
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

PlayStation 3 Exclusive:
Killzone 3

Action/Adventure Game:
L.A. Noire

Role-Playing Game:
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Racing Game:
Dirt 3

Sports Game:
NHL 12

Shooter:
Killzone 3

Puzzle/Platform Game:
Portal 2

PSN Game:
inFamous: Festival of Blood
 

Naxi

The Dawkness!
Sep 3, 2006
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www.last.fm
#6
Game of the Year:
Portal 2

PlayStation 3 Exclusive:
inFamous 2

Action/Adventure Game:
Infamous 2

Role-Playing Game:
Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Racing Game:
-
Sports Game:
FIFA 12

Shooter:
Battlefield 3

Puzzle/Platform Game:
Portal 2

PSP Game:
-

PSN Game:
Limbo

 
S

Soldier 95B

Guest
#7
Game of the Year:
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

PlayStation 3 Exclusive:
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Action/Adventure Game:
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Role-Playing Game
Mass Effect 2

Racing Game:
F1 2011

Sports Game:
NBA 2K12

Shooter:
Battlefield 3

Puzzle/Platform Game:
Portal 2

PSN Game:
Limbo
 

Hulious777

Apprentice
Apr 18, 2010
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#8
Game of the Year:
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

PlayStation 3 Exclusive:
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception


Action/Adventure Game:
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Role-Playing Game:
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Shooter:
Battlefield 3


Puzzle/Platform Game:
Portal 2

PSN Game:
Limbo

 
Jul 24, 2009
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#9
Game of the Year:
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

PlayStation 3 Exclusive:
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

Action/Adventure Game:
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

Role-Playing Game:
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Racing Game:
Motorstorm: Apocolypse

Sports Game:
NHL 12

Shooter:
Battlefield 3

Puzzle/Platform Game:
Portal 2

PSP Game:
-----------

PSN Game:
Limbo
 
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PS4freak

Counting Mod
Staff member
May 15, 2006
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Louisiana
#10
Game of the Year:
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

PlayStation 3 Exclusive:
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Action/Adventure Game:
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Role-Playing Game:
Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Racing Game:
MotorStorm Apocalypse

Sports Game:
MLB 11: The Show

Shooter:
Killzone 3

 

Joe Zombie

Superior Member
May 16, 2008
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#12
PlayStation 3 Exclusive:
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Action/Adventure Game:
Batman: Arkham City

Role-Playing Game:
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Racing Game:
MotorStorm Apocalypse

Sports Game:
FIFA 12

Shooter:
Killzone 3

Puzzle/Platform Game:
Portal 2

PSN Game:
inFamous: Festival of Blood
 

Don Oliveira

Dedicated Member
May 5, 2011
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Montreal
#13
Game of the Year:
L.A. Noire

PlayStation 3 Exclusive:
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Action/Adventure Game:
Infamous 2 / Batman: Arkham City (ouch my brain)

Role-Playing Game:
Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Racing Game:
MotorStorm Apocalypse

Sports Game:
NHL 12

Shooter:
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Puzzle/Platform Game:
Portal 2

PSP Game:
Final Fantasy IV Complete

PSN Game:
PixelJunk Shooter 2
 

Fenix

Elite Sage
Aug 19, 2007
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#14
Game of the Year:
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Despite the lag issues, I haven't been this addicted to a game in a long time)

PlayStation 3 Exclusive:
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Action/Adventure Game:
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Role-Playing Game:
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Racing Game:
-Not played one for years-

Sports Game:
-Dont play sports games-

Shooter:
Battlefield 3

Puzzle/Platform Game:
Portal 2

PSP Game:
-Not played any of them-

PSN Game:

-Not played any of them-
 
Jan 18, 2009
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Game of the Year:
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

PlayStation 3 Exclusive:
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Action/Adventure Game:
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Role-Playing Game:
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Racing Game:
MotorStorm Apocalypse

Sports Game:
NBA 2K12

Shooter:
Killzone 3

Puzzle/Platform Game:
LittleBigPlanet 2
 

Amnoz

Apprentice
Oct 19, 2006
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#16
Game of the Year:
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

PlayStation 3 Exclusive:
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Action/Adventure Game:
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Role-Playing Game:
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Racing Game:
MotorStorm Apocalypse

Sports Game:

Shooter:
Resistance 3

Puzzle/Platform Game:
Portal 2

PSP Game:
The 3rd Birthday

PSN Game:
Limbo
 
Dec 7, 2011
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#17
Game of the Year:
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

PlayStation 3 Exclusive
:
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Action/Adventure Game:

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Role-Playing Game
:
Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Racing Game:

MotorStorm Apocalypse

Sports Game:

MLB 11: The Show

Shooter:
Resistance 3

Puzzle/Platform Game:
Catherine

PSP Game:
The 3rd Birthday

PSN Game:
inFamous: Festival of Blood
 

Fon

Master Guru
Oct 5, 2009
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#18
Game of the Year:
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception


PlayStation 3 Exclusive:
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception


Action/Adventure Game:
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception


Role-Playing Game:
Deus Ex: Human Revolution


Racing Game:
MotorStorm Apocalypse


Shooter:
Resistance 3


Puzzle/Platform Game:
Portal 2


PSP Game:
Persona 2


PSN Game:
inFamous: Festival of Blood
 

zombieking36

Dedicated Member
Mar 6, 2008
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#19
Game of the Year:
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

PlayStation 3 Exclusive:
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Action/Adventure Game:
Batman: Arkham City

Role-Playing Game:
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Racing Game:
MotorStorm Apocalypse

Sports Game:
MLB 11: The Show

Shooter:
Killzone 3

Puzzle/Platform Game:
Portal 2

PSP Game:
Final Fantasy IV Complete

PSN Game:
inFamous: Festival of Blood
 

NightOnyx

Superior Member
Sep 25, 2009
545
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Florida
#20
Game of the Year:
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

PlayStation 3 Exclusive:
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

Action/Adventure Game:
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

Role-Playing Game:
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Racing Game:
Dirt 3

Sports Game:
NBA 2K12

Shooter:
Battlefield 3

Puzzle/Platform Game:
Portal 2

PSP Game:
The 3rd Birthday

PSN Game:
InFamous: Festival of Blood
 

TEJ2025

Superior Member
Dec 16, 2010
671
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#21
Game of the Year:
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

PlayStation 3 Exclusive:
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Action/Adventure Game:
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Sports Game:
FIFA 12

Shooter:
Battlefield 3

Puzzle/Platform Game:
LittleBigPlanet 2
 

Ghost

Administrator
Staff member
Aug 12, 2009
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#22
Game of the Year:
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

PlayStation 3 Exclusive:
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Action/Adventure Game:
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Role-Playing Game:
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Racing Game:
MotorStorm Apocalypse


Sports Game:
MLB 11: The Show

Shooter:
Battlefield 3


Puzzle/Platform Game:
Portal 2

PSP Game:
Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy

PSN Game:
inFamous: Festival of Blood
 
E

ERC1980

Guest
#23
For me:

Game of the Year: Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception. Just when you thought Naughty Dog couldn't possibly raise a higher bar of standards that they previously set with UC2, they prove once again with UC3 that they are THE premiere PS3 development studio.

PS3 Exclusive: What else but Uncharted 3!

Action Adventure: Uncharted 3 (Infamous 2 deserves an honorable mention. a marvelous sequel that improves on every aspect of the original. User Generated Content FTW!)

Role Playing Game: Not my genre, but i'll pick Deus Ex

Racing: Motorstorm apocalypse

Sports: MLB 2011: The Show

Shooter: Resistance 3 (Best FPS single player campaign of the year by a country mile)

Puzzle/Platform: Little Big Planet 2

PSP: Patapon 3 (have a love/hate relationship with that game)

PSN Game: Pixeljunk Shooter 2 (Absolutely love the game soundtrack. Infamous: Festival of Blood is a close 2nd. That is how you do dlc)

Best Fighter: Mortal Kombat
 
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Dec 24, 2006
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#24
Game of the Year:
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception


PlayStation 3 Exclusive:
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception




Action/Adventure Game:
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception


Role-Playing Game:
Deus Ex: Human Revolution


Racing Game:
Dirt 3


Sports Game:
FIFA 12


Shooter:
Battlefield 3


Puzzle/Platform Game:
Portal 2


PSN Game:
Limbo
 
Nov 4, 2011
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#25
Game of the Year:
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

PlayStation 3 Exclusive:
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Action/Adventure Game:

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Role-Playing Game:
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Racing Game:
Need for Speed: The Run

Sports Game:
NHL 12

Shooter:
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Puzzle/Platform Game:

Catherine

PSP Game:
The 3rd Birthday

PSN Game:
NBA Jam: On Fire Edition
 

PS4freak

Counting Mod
Staff member
May 15, 2006
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#26
[QUOTE="ERC1980, post: 5725195]For me:

Game of the Year: Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception. Just when you thought Naughty Dog couldn't possibly raise a higher bar of standards that they previously set with UC2, they prove once again with UC3 that they are THE premiere PS3 development studio.

PS3 Exclusive: What else but Uncharted 3!

Action Adventure: Uncharted 3 (Infamous 2 deserves an honorable mention. a marvelous sequel that improves on every aspect of the original. User Generated Content FTW!)

Role Playing Game: Not my genre, but i'll pick Deus Ex

Racing: Motorstorm apocalypse

Sports: MLB 2011: The Show

Shooter: Resistance 3 (Best FPS single player campaign of the year by a country mile)

Puzzle/Platform: Little Big Planet 2

PSP: Patapon 3 (have a love/hate relationship with that game)

PSN Game: Pixeljunk Shooter 2 (Absolutely love the game soundtrack. Infamous: Festival of Blood is a close 2nd. That is how you do dlc)

Best Fighter: Mortal Kombat[/QUOTE]

Glad someone else gave The Show some love. Best sport franchise out imo.
 
Sep 28, 2009
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#27
Game of the Year:
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

PlayStation 3 Exclusive:
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Action/Adventure Game:
inFamous 2

Role-Playing Game:
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Racing Game:
Dirt 3

Sports:
NBA 2K12

Shooter:
Battlefield 3

Puzzle/Platform Game:
LittleBigPlanet 2

PSP Game:
Final Fantasy IV Complete

PSN Game:
PixelJunk Shooter 2
 
#28
Game of the Year:
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

PlayStation 3 Exclusive:
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Action/Adventure Game:
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Role-Playing Game:
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Racing Game:
Need for Speed: The Run

Sports Game:
Madden NFL 12

Shooter:
Battlefield 3

Puzzle/Platform Game:
Portal 2

PSP Game:
Final Fantasy IV Complete

PSN Game:
NBA Jam: On Fire Edition
 
C

Crescendo

Guest
#29
Here are my votes;

Game of the Year:
Dark Souls

PlayStation 3 Exclusive:
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Action/Adventure Game:
Dead Space 2

Role-Playing Game:
Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Racing Game:
MotorStorm Apocalypse

Sports Game:
NHL 12

Shooter:
Battlefield 3

Puzzle/Platform Game:
Portal 2

PSP Game:
Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy

PSN Game:
Limbo
 

Wolf616

Apprentice
Jan 8, 2011
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#30
Game of the Year:

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

PlayStation 3 Exclusive:

LittleBigPlanet 2

Action/Adventure Game:

L.A. Noire

b]Role-Playing Game:[/b]

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Shooter:

Battlefield 3