It's that time of the year again: a time to look back at 2011 for its gaming prowess; to pay tribute to those elite pieces of electronic interactive entertainment that reside in a league all by themselves.
Just like last year, 2011 treated us to a few new franchises, but, ultimately, the sequels once again hogged the spotlight. While 2010 stumbled towards the end of the year, 2011 went out with an absolute bang, seeing nearly a dozen blockbuster titles hit store shelves within just a few weeks.
Don't see your pick for game of the year on our list? Be sure to yell at us in the comments section. But first, make sure you take a look at our list of very worthy honourable mentions by clicking through.
- Dark Souls (Xbox 360, PS3)
- LittleBigPlanet 2 (PS3)
- Bastion (Xbox Live Arcade)
- Outland (Xbox Live Arcade)
- Mortal Kombat (Xbox 360, PS3)
- Catherine (Xbox 360, PS3)
- Minecraft (PC)
- NHL 12 (Xbox 360, PS3)
- Battlefield 3 (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)