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Full list of VGA 2011 nominees posted by Spike, MGS: Rising teaser hits

Wednesday, 16th November 2011 19:09 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Spike has announced the full list of nominees for the 2011 Video Game Awards, which take place live on December 10.

The list is posted in full below, courtesy of Kotaku.

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

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

The show has promised a reveal of the next game from BioWare, an appearance from Hideo Kojima talking up Metal Gear Solid: Rising – a teaser for which is through here. There’s also the reveal of the next Alan Wake, new footage from BioShock: Infinite expected, and the debut trailer for Transformers: Fall of Cybertron.

Be sure to watch it for the announcements and videos if nothing else.

You can cast your vote through the link at the top.

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  1. Gekidami

    Why would Hideo Kojima be talking up Rising? He isnt even working on it.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Quasar

    no witcher in rpg section? aahahaahahaahahahahaahahahaahaahahahaahahaahah

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Stephany Nunneley

    A lot of categories missing in my opinion with this show.

    @1 Who the hell knows with him. All we know is that Keighley said he would be saying something about it at the show.

    @2 Probably because most people who watch Spike are console players. *runs fast out of the room*

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Mike

    Surprise me that Witcher 2 gets a nom for best PC game, but not GotY. I simply refuse to believe that Uncharted and Arkham are better.

    Maybe I should play them, obv. But Witcher 2 was/is simply an astonishing achievement.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Mike

    @2: quite.

    I’m playing Skyrim atm. and Witcher 2 is simply the better game, imo. Doesn’t make Skyrim poor. It’s great.

    More publisher pandering, imo.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Mike

    Also, bit strange The Old Republic isn’t down for most anticipated.

    As like, it absolutely is.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Stephany Nunneley

    @6 I find that odd as well. I also find it odd there is nary an MMO on the list, let alone a category for it or Indies. I suppose downloadable games could be considered an indie category, but still. You catch my meaning.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Erthazus

    I like how Battlefield 3 is not in the Graphics section

    or

    witcher 2 is not in RPG section.

    So Uncharted 3 is not a shooter anymore?

    So GTA V is not that anticipated? Or Max Payne 3? Guild Wars 2?

    This award show is a “cocksucking” fest at best. It’s even worse then last year nominations.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. DSB

    Stroke dat publisher.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Edo

    Skyrim not even nominated in the best soundtrack section?!

    #10 3 years ago
  11. KrazyKraut

    The List ist stupid….The Witcher 2 should be in more categories.
    And I say this as 98% console gamer. Where all those japanese rpgs for the wii?

    Yes, Erth is for the first time right…its cocksucking show.

    And Uncharted 3 is overrated…

    #11 3 years ago
  12. osric90

    Don’t like it, don’t watch it, create your own. That’s what I did and now I’m lighting my cigarrette with a $100 bill.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. strikkebil

    yes the show isnt the best but i still like to watch. its exciting to see new games and if my favorites win any awards. also, if it was up to me i wouldve ditched kz3 for resistance3 in best ps3 shooter catagory.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Mike

    It’s everything that’s wrong with the industry, televised.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. fearmonkey

    J.K. Simmons as Cave Johnson has my vote…
    We need a Schillinger: The game…..
    (or maybe not….)

    #15 3 years ago