Yet another year has flown by, but what a year for gaming!
To celebrate the top games of 2011 in all their glory, we are proud to present the Thumb Culture Video Game Awards 2011.
This list represents the staff’s favourites of 2011, let us know your favourites too!
We hope you enjoy, thanks to all of our readers for supporting Thumb Culture in 2011. Here’s to 2012!
Game of the Year: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Honourable Mentions: Batman: Arkham City, Portal 2, Battlefield 3.
Best Xbox 360 Game: Gears of War 3
Honourable Mentions: Forza Motorsport 4, Halo Anniversary, Dead Space 2.
Best PS3 Game: Portal 2
Honourable Mentions: Uncharted 3, No More Heroes, Batman: Arkham City, Tekken Hybrid.
Best Wii Game: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Honourable Mentions: Xenoblade Chronicles
Best PC Game: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Honourable Mentions: Football Manager 2012, Minecraft, Portal 2, Tera: The Exiled Realm of Arboren
Best Handheld Game: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
Honourable Mentions: Mega Mall Story, The 3rd Birthday [Parasite Eve 3]
Best Independent Game: Bastion
Honourable Mentions: T.E.C. 3001, Minecraft, Pixel May Cry
Best Action Adventure: Batman: Arkham City
Honourable Mentions: Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Saints Row: The Third, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
Best Shooter: Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Honourable Mentions: Call of Duty: MW3, Warhammer 40k: Space Marine, Battlefield 3
Best Driving Game: Forza Motorsport 4
Honourable Mentions: Driver: San Francisco, Test Drive Unlimited 2
Best Sports Game: Fifa 12
Best Music Game: Child of Eden
Honourable Mentions: Dance Central 2
Best Multiplayer: Battlefield 3
Honourable Mentions: Call of Duty, Modern Warfare 3, Warhammer 40k: Space Marine, Dark Souls, Rayman: Origins, DC Universe Online
Best Soundtrack: Portal 2
Honourable Mentions: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim, Uncharted 3, Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
Best Downloadable Game: Bastion
Honourable Mentions: T.E.C. 3001, From Dust, DC Universe Online
Best Character: Cave Johnson (Portal 2)
Honourable Mentions: The Joker (Batman: Arkham City), Wheatley (Portal 2), Batman (Batman: Arkham City), X-23 (Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3)
Best Strategy: Portal 2
Honourable Mentions: Anno 2070, Total War: Shogun 2
Best RPG: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyim
Honourable Mentions: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Batman: Arkham City, Dark Souls
Most Anticipated Game For 2012: Mass Effect 3
Honourable Mentions: FortNite, Starhawk, Battlefield Bad Company 2: Vietnam, The Secret World
So there you have it! All of us at Thumb Culture wish you a happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year!