Video Game Awards Nominees Announced

(Asterisks *** denote my picks and mostly does not reflect Game Revolution's picks.)

Game of the Year

Batman: Akrham City

***The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Portal 2

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

Rejected: Assassin's Creed Revelations, Battefield 3, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Studio of the Year

***Besthesda Game Studios (Skyrim)

Naughty Dog (Uncharted 3)

Rocksteady (Batman: Arkham City)

Valve (Portal 2)

Best Xbox 360 Game

***Batman: Arkham City

Forza Motorsport 4

Gears of War 3

Portal 2

Best PS3 Game


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


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


Rejected: Killzone 3

Best Action Adventure Game

Assassin's Creed: Revelations

***Batman: Arkham City

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

Rejected: L.A. Noire, Saints Row: The Third

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

Rejected: Madden NFL 2012

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 Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

***The Gunstringer

Best Independent Game



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 Florance + 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


Batman: Arkham City

Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Portal 2

Best Graphics

Batman: Arkham City

L.A. Noire


***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


Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet



Rejected: From Dust

Best DLC

Fallout: New Vegas – Old World Blues

Mass Effect 2: Arrival

Mortal Kombat: Freddy Krueger (REALLY?)

***Portal 2 Peer Review

Viewer Voted – Most Anticipated

Bioshock: Infinite

Diablo III

Halo 4

***Mass Effect 3

The Last Guardian

Viewer Voted – Best Trailer of the Year (sponsored by GameTrailers)

Assassin's Creed: Revelations E3 2011 Trailer

Batman: Arkham City Hugo Strange Reveal Trailer

Dark Souls IGNITE '11 Debut Trailer

***Dead Island GDC 11 Cinematic Trailer

Deus Ex: Human Revelations Purity First Infomercial

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim In-Game Debut Trailer

Hitman: Absolution E3 2011 Trailer

Prey 2 E3 2011 Trailer

Tomb Raider E3 2011 Trailer

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception E3 2011 Trailer

(P.S. What? No Most Innovative Game?)