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GCA 2011 nominations favour Uncharted, BioShock Infinite

Wednesday, 22nd June 2011 02:50 GMT By Brenna Hillier

The 2011 Game Critics Awards nominations are in, with BioShock Infinite and Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception each appearing in four categories.

Technically, the Uncharted franchise is winning the day so far, as Golden Abyss, the Vita version, also snuck in.

A strong line-up of big-hitters followed close on its heels, with Battlefield 3, Tomb Raider, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Batman: Arkham City, Star Wars: The Old Republic, From Dust and Sound Shapes each managing three nominations each.

On the publisher side Electronic Arts and Sony both managed 14 nominations, with Microsoft taking runner up with 11.

Of the nominations, 55 concerned Xbox 360 games, 48 PlayStation 3 and 42 PC.

The Game Critics Awards are an annual event following each E3, voted on by major games press outlets across the US.

The full list of nominees is below.

Thanks, Gamespot.

    Best of Show

  • Batman: Arkham City
  • BioShock Infinite
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Tomb Raider
  • Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
    Best Original Game

  • Bastion
  • BioShock Infinite
  • From Dust
  • Journey
  • Sound Shapes
    Best Console Game

  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Mass Effect 3
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Tomb Raider
  • Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
    Best Handheld/Mobile Game

  • Contre Jour
  • Mario Kart
  • Sound Shapes
  • Super Mario
  • Uncharted: Golden Abyss
    Best PC Game

  • Battlefield 3
  • BioShock Infinite
  • End of Nations
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic
  • Torchlight 2
    Best Hardware

  • PlayStation Vita
  • Rocksmith
  • Sony 3D Display
  • Wii U
  • Zoom for Kinect
    Best Action Game

  • Battlefield 3
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  • Gears of War 3
  • Prey 2
  • Rage
    Best Action/Adventure Game

  • Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
  • Batman: Arkham City
  • BioShock infinite
  • Tomb Raider
  • Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
    Best Role Playing Game

  • Dark Souls
  • Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
  • Mass Effect 3
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    Best Racing Game

  • Driver: San Francisco
  • Forza 4
  • Mario Kart
  • Need for Speed: The Run
  • Wipeout 2048
    Best Fighting Game

  • Skullgirls
  • Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition
  • Street Fighter X Tekken
  • Soul Calibur V
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2
  • WWE 12
    Best Sports Game

  • FIFA Soccer 12
  • Madden NFL 12
  • NBA 2K12
  • SSX
  • UFC Undisputed 3
    Best Strategy Game

  • Age of Empires Online
  • End of Nations
  • From Dust
  • Skulls of the Shogun
  • Trenched
    Best Social/Casual Game

  • Dance Central 2
  • Disneyland Adventures
  • Rocksmith
  • Rhythm Heaven
  • Sound Shapes
    Best Motion Simulation Game

  • Dance Central 2
  • Fruit Ninja Kinect
  • Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster
  • The Gunstringer
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
    Best Online Multiplayer Game

  • Battlefield 3
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  • Gears of War 3
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic
  • Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
    Best Downloadable Game

  • Bastion
  • From Dust
  • Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
  • Journey
  • Papo & Yo

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5 Comments

  1. ultramega

    Go Uncharted! Woo-woo-woo!

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Kuwabara

    Uncharted 3 will win obviously. GOTY

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Mike

    Oh it’s E3. Boring.

    Nothing can, or will touch The Witcher 2. It’s simply breathtaking. The writing is also first class. I haven’t played a game this good for as long as I can remember.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Blerk

    This is a pretty decent list, actually! I’m particularly heartened to see so many smaller games in the the ‘Best Original Game’ section, although I suspect this is probably down to the big players only doing sequels or threequels this year.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. itsucks

    GotyEARS3, obviously. And no questions about ITSP as Best Downloadable, no other comes close to that genius.

    Everything else is (pieceof)shit. 3.

    #5 4 years ago

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