Digital Trends 2011 Gaming Awards Nominees

Digital-Trends-2011-Gaming-Awards-Nominees

2011 has been an incredible year. It began a bit slowly, but things picked up with a vengeance, turning 2011 into one of the best years for gamers in recent years. 

Below you will find our selection for the best games of the year in multiple categories. The winners will be announced on Tuesday, December 27.

Best Action/Adventure Game

Batman: Arkham City

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Best Competitive Multiplayer Game of the Year

Battlefield 3

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Gears of War 3

Best Co-op Game

Portal 2

Saints Row: The Third

Gears of War 3

Best Driving Game

DiRT 3

Driver: San Francisco

Forza Motorsport 4

Best First-Person Shooter


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Battlefield 3

Crysis 2

Best Graphics

Battlefield 3

Crysis 2

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Best Remake/Re-release

God of War: Origins Collection

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Edition

Ico/Shadow of the Colossus

Best Role-Playing Game

Dark Souls

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Witcher 2

best-of-gaming-awards

Best Sports Game

FIFA 12

MLB 11: The Show

NBA 2K12

Best Survival-Horror Game

Dead Island

Dead Space 2

F.E.A.R. 3

Best Writing

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations

Portal 2

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Best Handheld Game

Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D

Super Mario 3D Land

Best PC Game

Battlefield 3

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

Best PS3 Exclusive

InFamous 2

Resistance 3

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Best Xbox 360 Exclusive

Forza Motorsport 4

Gears of War 3

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Edition

Best Wii Exclusive

Kirby’s Return to Dreamland

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Rayman: Origins

Game of the Year

Batman: Arkham City

Dark Souls

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Forza Motorsport 4

Gears of War 3

L.A. Noire

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Portal 2

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings

Deals

Ditch the discs: The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is available for pre-order

Like it or not, discs seem to be going the way of the VHS tape. Digital gaming is quickly becoming the new norm even for consoles, and Microsoft’s new Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is now available for pre-order with three free games…
Gaming

These are the must-have games that every Xbox One owner needs

More than four years into its life span, Microsoft's latest console is finally coming into its own. From Cuphead to Halo 5, the best Xbox One games offer something for players of every type.
Gaming

The hottest Nintendo Switch games you can get right now

The Nintendo Switch's lineup started off small, but games have steadily released as the console continues through its second year. Here are the best Nintendo Switch games available now.
Gaming

The best of the last generation: Our 50 favorite Xbox 360 games

The Xbox 360 thrived during a generation where games were plentiful. Here's our list of the best Xbox 360 games of all time, including all game genres and even a few special indie hits.
Gaming

The last gen had some hits! Take a look at the best PS3 games of all time

Choosing the right PlayStation 3 game can be a conundrum, especially when there are nearly 1,500 titles to choose from. Thankfully, we've rounded up the best games to have ever made it to the platform.
Gaming

The best zombie games of all time, from Resident Evil to The Last of Us

Zombies are a longtime media staple, from movies to literature to TV to video games. Plenty of zombie games are bland and boring, but a good number offer tangible reasons to care about the undead. These are the best zombie games.
Gaming

The Last of Us Part 2 finishes capturing its main characters’ performances

Calling it the most "ambitious cinematic shoot" the team has ever done, Naughty Dog revealed that the motion-capture performances for the main characters in The Last of Us Part II are finished.
Gaming

Transform into the ultimate leader with our tips and tricks for Civilization 6

Civilization VI offers both series veterans and total newcomers a lot to chew on from the get-go. Here are some essential starting tips to help you master the game's many intricacies.
Gaming

Here's where Xur is and what he has for wares this week in Destiny 2: Forsaken

The weekly vendor in Destiny 2: Forsaken always brings Exotic weapons and armor, some of the toughest loot to find in the game. Here's everything you need to know to track down Xur: Where he is, when he shows up, and what he's stocking.
Gaming

World of Warcraft's allied races will make you want to start a new character

The Horde and Alliance are seeking new allies in their struggle for control of Azeroth. Whether you pledge your allegiance to the Horde or Alliance, we have a guide to help you unlock every allied race in Battle for Azeroth.
Gaming

Wired headphones are so 2018. Here's how to pair a Bluetooth device to your PS4

One of the best aspects of modern consoles is how easily you can pair them with other devices. Here's our quick primer on how to connect a Bluetooth headset (or really any Bluetooth device) to your PlayStation 4.
Gaming

Here are the best games to play with your friends on the Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch's hybrid design adds convenience to your gaming time, allowing you to play Switch games both at home and on the go. The design also benefits multiplayer experiences, from co-op to competitive and online to offline.
Deals

Amazon sale knocks 20% off Nintendo Switch, Pro Controller, and games

A new wave of savings on gaming content is crashing down in celebration of Earth Day. Amazon is slashing prices up to 20% off for used Nintendo Switch consoles, games, and accessories like the Switch Pro Controller.
Gaming

Get Nindie with it and check out these awesome indie games for the Switch

The Nintendo Switch's portability makes indies feel at home on the platform. Luckily, there are plenty of great titles to choose from. Here are our picks for the best Nintendo Switch indie games.