2011 Spike Video Game Awards: Complete Winners List

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2011 Spike Video Game Awards Winners List

In mid-November we learned which lucky developers had their games nominated for the 2011 Spike Video Game Awards and today the votes are in. This year’s VGAs were hosted by Chuck star Zachary Levi and as usual, we were treated to a series of new video game trailers and a few unveilings of brand new games, including Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us and BioWare’s Command & Conquer: Generals 2.

The votes are in and we now know the winners for this year’s awards. See the complete list of VGA 2011 winners below and check out all of Game Rant’s coverage of the Spike Video Game Awards for all of the new trailers and announcements.

The Legend of Zelda franchise was also be honored in the first ever “Hall of Fame” award. Geoff Keighley, publisher relations of Spike said, “It is only natural to start with ‘Zelda.’” View the entire list of 26 categories, their nominees and most importantly, the winners below:

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GAME OF THE YEAR

  • Batman: Arkham City
  • *The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim*
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
  • Portal 2
  • Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

STUDIO OF THE YEAR

  • *Bethesda Game Studios*
  • Naughty Dog
  • Rocksteady Studios
  • Valve

BEST XBOX 360 GAME

  • *Batman: Arkham City*
  • Forza Motorsport 4
  • Gears of War 3
  • Portal 2

BEST PS3 GAME

  • inFAMOUS 2
  • Killzone 3
  • LittleBigPlanet 2
  • *Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception*

BEST Wii GAME

  • Disney’s Epic Mickey
  • Kirby’s Return to Dream Land
  • Lost in Shadow
  • *The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword*

BEST PC GAME

  • Battlefield 3
  • Minecraft
  • The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
  • *Portal 2*

BEST HANDHELD/MOBILE GAME

  • Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective
  • Infinity Blade
  • *Super Mario 3D Land*
  • Jetpack Joyride

BEST SHOOTER

  • Battlefield 3
  • *Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3*
  • Gears of War 3
  • Rage

BEST ACTION ADVENTURE GAME

  • Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
  • *Batman: Arkham City*
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
  • Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

BEST RPG

  • Dark Souls
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • Dragon Age II
  • *The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim*

BEST MULTI-PLAYER

  • Battlefield 3
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  • Gears of War 3
  • *Portal 2*

BEST INDIVIDUAL SPORTS GAME

  • *Fight Night Champion*
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters
  • Top Spin 4
  • Virtua Tennis 4

BEST TEAM SPORTS GAME

  • FIFA Soccer 12
  • *NBA 2K12*
  • NHL 12
  • MLB ’11: The Show

BEST DRIVING GAME

  • DiRT 3
  • Driver: San Francisco
  • *Forza Motorsport 4*
  • Need For Speed: The Run

BEST FIGHTING GAME

  • The King of Fighters XIII
  • Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds
  • *Mortal Kombat*
  • WWE All Stars

BEST MOTION GAME

  • Child of Eden
  • Dance Central 2
  • The Gunstringer
  • *The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword*

BEST INDEPENDENT GAME

  • Bastion
  • *Minecraft*
  • Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP
  • The Binding of Isaac

BEST ADAPTED VIDEO GAME

  • Back to the Future: The Game
  • *Batman: Arkham City*
  • Captain America: Super Soldier
  • LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars

BEST SONG IN A GAME

  • *“Build that Wall (Zia’s Theme)” by Darren Korb — Bastion*
  • “Exile Vilify” by The National — Portal 2
  • “I’m Not Calling You a Liar” by Florence + the Machine — Dragon Age II
  • “Setting Sail, Coming Home (End Theme)” by Darren Korb — Bastion
  • “Want You Gone” by Jonathan Coulton — Portal 2

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

  • *Bastion*
  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • Portal 2

BEST GRAPHICS

  • Batman: Arkham City
  • LA Noire
  • Rage
  • *Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception*

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A HUMAN MALE

  • J.K. Simmons as Cave Johnson — Portal 2
  • Mark Hamill as The Joker — Batman: Arkham City
  • Nolan North as Nathan Drake — Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
  • *Stephen Merchant as Wheatley — Portal 2*

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A HUMAN FEMALE

  • Claudia Black as Chloe Frazer — Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
  • *Ellen McLain as GLaDOS — Portal 2*
  • Emily Rose as Elena Fisher — Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
  • Tara Strong as Harley Quinn — Batman: Arkham City

BEST DOWNLOADABLE GAME

  • *Bastion*
  • Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
  • Stacking
  • Trenched

BEST DLC

  • Fallout: New Vegas — Old World Blues
  • Mass Effect 2: Arrival
  • Mortal Kombat: Freddy Krueger
  • *Portal 2 Peer Review*

MOST ANTICIPATED GAME (Fan-Voted)

  • BioShock: Infinite
  • Diablo III
  • Halo 4
  • *Mass Effect 3*
  • The Last Guardian

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 There you have it, all of the awards for this year’s Spike VGAs? Some quick thoughts:

  • Why didn’t Skyrim win best score? It wasn’t even nominated!? Someone made a big mistake and missed this behind-the-scenes video about the sound of Skyrim.
  • For the console awards, why is Portal 2 nominated for best Xbox 360 game and not PS3 when it supports Steam and cross-platform gameplay only on PS3?
  • Portal 2 wins best DLC because it was free. Win!
  • Despite winning game of the year, Skyrim somehow is not nominated on any of the consoles for best game.
  • Bethesda wins studio of the year even though they released a weak game in Brink and a disappointing one in Rage. Valve released Portal 2 (with free DLC) and let’s not forget about Steam…
  • If Mass Effect 3 miraculously was delayed (again) to 2013, could it win most anticipated again?

What are your thoughts on this year’s awards? Would you have picked any differently?

Be sure to check out the rest of the premieres, announcements and trailers coming out of the 2011 Spike Video Game Awards here on Game Rant.

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