Usagi704’s GAME OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2011 Nominees

Here’s my list of nominees in each of the categories I am doing for this year’s Game of the Year Awards. Winners will be announced around the middle of December. As always the following are the rules I follow for my awards:

* THE GAME MUST HAVE BEEN PLAYED FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS YEAR
* THE GAME DOES NOT HAVE TO HAVE BEEN ORIGINALLY RELEASED THIS YEAR
* THE GAME OF THE YEAR AWARD ITSELF IS ONLY OPEN TO GAMES FROM THE CURRENT GENERATION

BEST MUSIC
– God of War III (PS3)
– Thunder Force IV (GEN)
– Quake II (PS)
– Thunder Force V (PS)
– Heavenly Sword (PS3)

BEST SOUND DESIGN
– Yakuza 4 (PS3)
– Crysis (PS3)
– God of War III (PS3)
– F.E.A.R. (PS3)
– Demon’s Souls (PS3)

BEST GRAPHICS, TECHNICAL
– Dissidia: Final Fantasy (PSP)
– Doom 3 (XB)
– Crysis (PS3)
– God of War III (PS3)
– Heavenly Sword (PS3)

BEST GRAPHICS, ARTISTIC
– King of Fighters XIII (PS3)
– Mushihime-sama (PS2)
– Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (PS3)
– God of War III (PS3)
– Demon’s Souls (PS3)

BEST DOWNLOADABLE GAME
– After Burner Climax (PS3)
– Tetris (PS3)
– Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition (PS3)
– G.G Series: Ninja Karakuri Den (DS)
– Crysis (PS3)

MOST IMPROVED SEQUEL
– Onimusha 3: Demon Siege (PS2)
– King of Fighters XIII (PS3)
– Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (PS3)
– Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (GBA)
– Halo 2 (XB)

MOST SURPRISINGLY GOOD GAME
– Heavenly Sword (PS3)
– Demon’s Souls (PS3)
– Doom 3 (XB)
– Ryuuko no Ken 2 (SFC)
– G.G Series: Ninja Karakuri Den (DS)

MOST DISAPPOINTING GAME
– BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II (PS3)
– Hard Corps: Uprising (PS3)
– Quake II (PS)
– Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection (PS3)
– Last Bronx (SAT)

WORST GAME I PLAYED
– A Space Shooter for 2 Bucks! (PSP)
– Hard Corps: Uprising (PS3)
– Goldeneye: Rogue Agent (XB)
– Magic: the Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers (PS3)

BEST ACTION/ADVENTURE
– ICO (PS2)
– Onimusha 3: Demon Siege (PS2)
– God of War III (PS3)
– Demon’s Souls (PS3)
– Yakuza 4 (PS3)

BEST ACTION/PLATFORMER
– Hoshi no Kirby 3 (SFC)
– Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves (PS2)
– G.G Series: Ninja Karakuri Den (DS)

BEST SHOOTER
– Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne (XB)
– Doom 3 (XB)
– Crysis (PS3)
– Halo 2 (XB)
– F.E.A.R. (PS3)

BEST FIGHTING GAME
– Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (PS3)
– Dissidia: Final Fantasy (PSP)
– Tekken 6 (PSP)
– King of Fighters XIII (PS3)
– Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition (PS3)

BEST PUZZLE/STRATEGY GAME
– Puzzle Quest 2 (DS)
– Tetris (PS3)
– Tetris Attack (GB)

BEST SHMUP
– Super Aleste (SFC)
– Mamoru-kun wa Norowarete Shimatta!: Meikai Katsugeki Wide-han (PS3)
– Mushihime-sama (PS2)
– Thunder Force V (PS)
– Star Soldier (PS2)

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