2011 has had more blockbuster AAA video game releases than any other year ever. It made this year’s voting process extremely difficult – even just narrowing it down to the nominees was a monumental task. After much deliberation and a painstaking staff voting process, here’s PlayStation LifeStyle 2011 Game of the Year.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is an epic in every sense of the word. Bethesda has crafted an open world with fantasy rife throughout. The game’s magic isn’t in the sorcery, the tale, or even the combat – Skyrim is about freedom. Skyrim is what you make of it, and what you take from it. Whether you’re a mage, a knight, a thief, or some sort of combination of it all, no two quests are alike, and no two experiences are the same. Skyrim’s world is as unforgiving and brutal as it is beautiful, and every inch of it is begging to be explored and conquered.
Today, most games are done and over after 8 hours of gameplay. With Skyrim, you could play for 100 and have barely scratched the surface. It’s flawed in many ways, but the wealth of content and variety is more than enough to award it with the 2011 Game of the Year award.
- Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
- Portal 2
- Batman: Arkham City
- LittleBigPlanet 2