Game of the Year 2011 News

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Shacknews '2011 Game of the Year' Recap

By Shack Staff, Jan 23, 2012 12:00pm PST

Shacknews 2011 'Game of the Year' awards have been revealed. Here's a recap of our selections along with a snazzy new video presentation for the awards.

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"I appreciate those award drawings. Someone went to art school!"

- XAVdeMATOS see all 14 comments

2011 Game of the Year - The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

By Shack Staff, Jan 20, 2012 12:00pm PST

Shacknews is proud to announce that our 2011 Game of the Year is The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, from developer CD Projekt RED. Read why we picked it, here!

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"Excellent choice for GotY! It's nice to see a game that actually deserves it get it, rather than ..."

- pizzaput see all 295 comments

Best of 2011 Runner-Up: Portal 2

By Shack Staff, Jan 19, 2012 12:00pm PST

This week Shacknews finally reveals its top five games of 2011. Today we announce our first runner-up, Valve's Portal 2. Tomorrow, our Game of the Year for 2011 will finally be revealed.

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"My thoughts exactly, this is a pretty ridiculous overkill way to do it. We're closing in on ..."

- node see all 80 comments

Best of 2011 Runner-Up: Batman Arkham City

By Shack Staff, Jan 18, 2012 12:00pm PST

This week Shacknews finally reveals its top five games of 2011. We continue today with out third best game of the year, as voted by the editors and staff writers: Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham City.

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"is that a question? I guess I'm looking for a 360 style controller. Are any of the 'knock-offs' ..."

- djdisco see all 47 comments

Best of 2011 Runner-Up: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

By Shack Staff, Jan 17, 2012 12:00pm PST

This week Shacknews finally reveals its top five games of 2011. We continue today with the fourth best game, as voted by the editors and staff writers: Bethesda's Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

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"I quite like the way you're doing it too. And nope, not saying that to curry favor. Though I ..."

- wytefang see all 224 comments

Best of 2011 Runner-Up: Deus Ex Human Revolution

By Shack Staff, Jan 16, 2012 12:00pm PST

This week Shacknews finally reveals its top five games of 2011. Today we begin with the fourth runner-up, Deus Ex: Human Revolution from developers Eidos Montreal and Nixxies (PC).

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"Dues EX deserves this award! BTW any bitching about the boss battles from what I've heard most ..."

- TotalRecall see all 27 comments

Staff Favorites 2011: Garnett's picks

By Garnett Lee, Jan 13, 2012 1:00pm PST

The Shacknews staff takes a moment to recognize some of the team's favorite titles that didn't quite crack our overall 'Best of 2011' awards. Finally, here are editorial director Garnett Lee's picks.

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"finally someone picks Shadows..great game..and I will say Dead space 2 was excellent as well!"

- scernos see all 13 comments

Best of 2011 Honorable Mention: Bastion

By Garnett Lee, Jan 13, 2012 12:00pm PST

The 2011 Shacknews 'Game of the Year' awards begin today with our list of honorable mentions. These titles didn't quite crack our overall top five, but deserve your attention.

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"So now that the honorable mentions are done, are we going to accelerate this feature to the rate ..."

- Haxim see all 6 comments

Staff Favorites 2011: Steve's picks

By Steve Watts, Jan 12, 2012 2:00pm PST

The Shacknews staff takes a moment to recognize some of the team's favorite titles that didn't quite crack our overall 'Best of 2011' awards. Next up is staff writer Steve Watts with his picks.

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"Dead Space franchise is incredible. For me it surpassed Resident Evil as my favorite game of ..."

- scernos see all 4 comments

Staff Favorites 2011: Alice's picks

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 12, 2012 1:00pm PST

The Shacknews staff takes a moment to recognize some of the team's favorite titles that didn't quite crack our overall 'Best of 2011' awards. Next up is staff writer Alice O'Connor with her favourites.

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"Maybe you're confused about how chatty works here, Alice. :P We all still love you and ..."

- wytefang see all 24 comments

Best of 2011 Honorable Mention: Super Mario 3D Land

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 12, 2012 12:00pm PST

The 2011 Shacknews 'Game of the Year' awards begin today with our list of honorable mentions. These titles didn't quite crack our overall top five, but deserve your attention.

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"3d land is kind of difficult to play if you turn off the 3d, you can set it to min if you need to. "

- Slowtreme see all 24 comments

Staff Favorites 2011: Ozzie's picks

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 11, 2012 2:00pm PST

The Shacknews staff takes a moment to recognize some of the team's favorite titles that didn't quite crack our overall 'Best of 2011' awards. Next up is staff writer Ozzie Mejia with his picks.

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"Rock of Ages is pretty cool, but I wish it were more Spectraball-esque."

- Alexrose see all 5 comments

Staff Favorites 2011: Jeff's picks

By Jeff Mattas, Jan 11, 2012 1:00pm PST

The Shacknews staff takes a moment to recognize some of the team's favorite titles that didn't quite crack our overall 'Best of 2011' awards. Next up is staff writer Jeff Mattas and his favorites.

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"I need to try To the Moon but I keep forgetting. Time to get a tattoo"

- Chipwarrior see all 7 comments

Best of 2011 Honorable Mention: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 11, 2012 12:00pm PST

The 2011 Shacknews 'Game of the Year' awards begin today with our list of honorable mentions. These titles didn't quite crack our overall top five, but deserve your attention.

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"They would fuck up speech. I just have a strong feeling they would...hell shit in Skyward Sword ..."

- Vorlonesque see all 14 comments

Staff Favorites 2011: Andrew's picks

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 10, 2012 3:00pm PST

The Shacknews staff takes a moment to recognize some of the team's favorite titles that didn't quite crack our overall 'Best of 2011' awards. Next up is east coast editor Andrew Yoon with his favorites.

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"Except that Dead Space ripped it off of Resident Evil, who ripped it of from The Thing, ..."

- gibolas1234 see all 3 comments