Some games are just that much better than others. Here are Gouki.com's official nominees for 2011 Game of the Year. Let the debate begin!
BatRastered says: Easily my most anticipated game of the year. Arkham Asylum was so good that its sequel couldn't possibly live up to the hype, and yet it did. I played through Arkham City twice (once on new game+) and enjoyed every minute of it. If anything, the combat was better than the original. The story was awesome and the voice acting top notch. This Batman had everything you could want in a single player experience. If they could only make it so you and your friends could go through as Batman, Robin, Catwoman, and Nightwing in a 4-player co-op, it'd probably be the best multiplayer too.
GoukiJones says: Played it on hard. Batman Arkham City was the best experience from start to finish for a complete game. It didn't break. There weren't any bugs. Batman AA also had spot on gameplay and controls. A great story. I only played through this once, but I know for sure it will be revisited in 2012.
FnJimmy says: Watch my Golden Video Review...
BatRastered says: What Batman was to single player games, Battlefield is to multiplayer... to the extent that the campaign is on disk 2 (and not really worth your time). Team up to take down (or defend) objectives or just go all out in death match. You can blow the buildings to little bits, collapsing floors on peoples heads or just removing their cover. Don't get me started on laying down claymore mines, nothing's reminded me of the fun of Goldeneye's proximity mines more than this... watch your ass coming up those stairs Jimmy... BOOM!
GouiJones says: Easily the best time online right now since Halo 2. Unfortunately my friends from that era are MIA. For all you Jimmys that picked up that ridiculous run and gun snorefest MW3 and have either; stopped playing it after that first week or traded it/ sold it. WTF. Great shooting. Great integration of vehicles. Excellent and unique game modes. Platoons MOFO! Always on the Gouki.com Live Stream. Watch 'Cision 'Nade this nuab!
BatRastered says: One of the more well rounded games this year, and probably my second most anticipated. Portal 2 not only had an awesome, funny single player story, it was joined by a somehow even more compelling co-op mode. Not to mention free DLC that expanded the co-op even further and added leader boards to the single player campaign. What's not to love?
GoukiJones says: Portal 2 is super fun alone and with a friend. Great controls. Free DLC. Cheap price. Great voice acting. Fun story. Excellent characters. There's a reason why the Valve Jimmys only release games every couple years.
BatRastered says: Playing co-op through the main storyline was a blast, even if we did have to carry FnJimmy through most of it. The new horde mode is fun and playing the other side in beast mode was a novel treat. The main multiplayer was great too while it lasted, too many other good games came out in the weeks after to keep us on it though.
GoukiJones says: Fun campaign. Quality multiplayer, just didn't get into it. Fun to play online campaigns with your buds. Look at FnJimmy's face. I can't stand it!
GoukiJones says: Nobody talks about Dragon Age II. WTF. DA2 had way better dragon combat than Skyrim. That's one. I loved the team based combat. The combat is what actually stole the show for me here. I was so interesting in getting into the next fight. I played through this game 3 times. I did try it on super hard, but then there was friendly fire and my team wasn't set up for ranged attacks. I was using a two-handed weapon and ripping my team to shreds every time they got near me. Dragon Age II wasn't perfect, it broke and slowed down like a snail when I played as a mage. I still highly recommend playing this game. Easily one of the best from 2011.
BatRastered says: I can't really get into playing this game... I love watching the masters play this at tournaments though. Some of the combos they pull off are just insane. The game looks great too, very colorful and smooth. Where is Gambit?
GoukiJones says: Poison tip across FnJimmy's grill. That's what he likes. Eat chain! Oh wait this is not a rant about how bad FnJimmy is at video games? UMvC3 is super fun and highly competitive. The Fighting Game Community is super hype over this game. I love to play it and watch other people play it. I enjoy learning and improving in the game as well. I haven't felt competitive with a fighter in many many years. UMvC3 is easily the best fighting game of the year.
GoukiJones says: 3 days of my life gone. I was so determined to figure this game out and beat the crap out of it. My only sad face here is that it was short. lol. Well I guess I don't know how long it would have taken me if I hadn't played it non-stop for 3 days. Anomaly also opened up the world of Steam. I had always been a hardcore console gamer. That and I never thought any of my computers were capable of playing PC games. Anomaly is a top down reverse tower defense. So you are a train of vehicles trying to get from one side of the map to the other. Meanwhile aliens have set up defense turrets all through out the city you must destroy or navigate past. A tower defense/strategy gamers dream. Must play.
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