The 2011 GiN Game Of The Year Nominees

The ballots have all been counted, and here are the five nominees in each category for the 2011 GiN Game of the Year Awards. Congratulations to everyone who’s game earned a spot on the ballot this year. Look around and you’ll find yourself in amazing company.

For all our voters, don’t forget to cast your final ballot for the overall winner in each category. Last year we had more than 50,000 votes cast, so be sure you’re ballot is in there. Voting is, as always, free. Lots of people worked really hard to bring us these great games. Show them we care!

Best Adventure Game

  • Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Dead Island
  • Pirates of Black Cove
  • Portal 2

Best Family Game

  • Adam’s Venture 2: Solomon’s Secret
  • Rocksmith
  • Sesame Street: Once Upon A Monster
  • Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure
  • Wildlife Park Tycoon

Best Online Only Game

  • Age of Conan: Unchained
  • Earthrise
  • Nuclear Dawn
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic
  • Stronghold Kingdoms

Best Puzzle Game

  • Enchanted Caverns 2
  • Letters from Nowhere 2
  • Planet Buster
  • Portal 2
  • Puzzle Expedition

Best Rhythm/Music Game

  • Dance Central 2
  • Just Dance 3
  • Rocksmith
  • The Black Eyed Peas Experience
  • Zumba Fitness 2

Best RPG

  • Avadon: The Black Fortress
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • Dragon Age II
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Best Shooter

  • Bulletstorm
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  • Crysis 2
  • F.E.A.R. 3
  • Gears of War 3

Best Simulation

  • Fate of the World: Tipping Point
  • My Farm Life
  • NASCAR 2011: The Game
  • Train Simulator 2012
  • Wildlife Park Tycoon

Best Sports Game

  • Kinect Sports Season Two
  • Madden NFL 12
  • MLB 11: The Show
  • NASCAR 2011: The Game
  • NCAA Football 12

Best Strategy Game

  • Hegemony Gold: Wars of Ancient Greece
  • Making History II: War of the World
  • Real Warfare II: Northern Crusades
  • Stronghold 3
  • WarFlow

Best Environment

  • Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Dead Island
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Best Expansion Pack Or DLC

  • Deus Ex: The Missing Link
  • Fallout New Vegas: Honest Hearts
  • Fallout New Vegas: Lonesome Road
  • Fallout New Vegas: Old World Blues
  • The Lord of the Rings Online: Rise of Isengard

Best Original Score

  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • L.A. Noire
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Best Apple/iOS Game

  • Avadon: The Black Fortress
  • Pep the Dragon
  • Shadowgun
  • The Dark Meadow
  • When Pigs Fly

Best DS/3DS Game

  • Emily The Strange – Strangerous
  • Monster Tale
  • Pac-Man Party 3D
  • Plants vs. Zombies DS
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Best PC Game

  • Bastion
  • F.E.A.R. 3
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

Best PlayStation 3 Game

  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • Dungeon Siege III
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Rocksmith

Best PSP Game

  • Lord of Arcana
  • Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together
  • The 3rd Birthday
  • The Rapid Angel
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Tag Force 5

Best Wii Game

  • Conduit 2
  • Namco Museum Megamix
  • Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure
  • Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Best Xbox 360 Game

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  • Gears of War 3
  • L.A. Noire
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • The Gunstringer

And the overall best game of the entire year? Will it be something like Skyrim or Batman that’s nominated in other categories? Or will it be something completely unexpected? We leave that up to you, so cast your ballot today!

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