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Published on December 11th, 2011 | by Cameron Woolsey

Spike TV Video Game Awards 2011 Winners

The Spike TV Video Game Awards for 2011 have come and gone and the best games of the year have been chosen. As predicted, Skyrim walked away with the Game of the Year award. The epic RPG also won Best RPG, and developer Bethesda was awarded Studio of the Year.

The entire list is detailed below. Did your game or character win? Discuss in the comments section below.

Game Of The Year:

Batman: Arkham City

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim [Winner]

The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Portal 2

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Studio Of The Year:

Bethesda Game Studios [Winner]

Naughty Dog



Character of the Year:

The Joker [Winner]

Nathan Drake

Marcus Fenix


Best Xbox 360 Game:

Batman: Arkham City [Winner]

Forza Motorsport 4

Gears of War 3

Portal 2

Best PS3 Game:

Infamous 2

Killzone 3

LittleBigPlanet 2

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception [Winner]

Best Wii Game:

Disney’s Epic Mickey

Kirby’s Return To Dream Land

Lost In Shadow

The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword [Winner]

Best PC Game:

Battlefield 3


The Witcher 2: Assassins Of Kings

Portal 2 [Winner]

Best Handheld/Mobile Game:

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

Infinity Blade

Super Mario 3D Land [Winner]

Jetpack Joyride

Best Shooter:

Battlefield 3

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 [Winner]

Gears of War 3


Best Action Adventure Game:

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations

Batman: Arkham City [Winner]

The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Best RPG:

Dark Souls

Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Dragon Age 2

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim [Winner]

Best Multi-Player:

Battlefield 3

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Gears Of War 3

Portal 2 [Winner]

Best Individual Sports Game:

Fight Night Champion [Winner]

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters

Top Spin 4

Virtua Tennis 4

Best Team Sports Game:

FIFA Soccer 12

NBA 2K12 [Winner]

NHL 12

MLB ’11: The Show

Best Driving Game:

Dirt 3

Driver: San Francisco

Forza Motorsport 4 [Winner]

Need For Speed: The Run

Best Fighting Game:

The King Of Fighters XIII

Marvel Vs. Capcom 3

Mortal Kombat [Winner]

WWE All Stars

Best Motion Game:

Child Of Eden

Dance Central 2

The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword [Winner]

The Gunstringer

Best Independent Game:


Minecraft [Winner]

Superbrothers: Sword And Sworcery EP

The Binding Of Isaac

Best Adapted Video Game:

Back To The Future: The Game

Batman: Arkham City [Winner]

Captain America: Super Soldier

Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars

Best Song In A Game:

Bastion: “Build that Wall (Zia’s Theme)” by Darren Korb [Winner]

Portal 2: “Exile Vilify” by The National

Dragon Age 2: “I’m Not Calling You a Liar” by Florence + the Machine

Bastion: “Setting Sail, Coming Home (End Theme)” by Darren Korb

Best Original Score:

Bastion [Winner]

Batman: Arkham City

Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Portal 2

Best Graphics:

Batman: Arkham City

L.A. Noire


Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception [Winner]

Best Performance By A Human Male:

Portal 2: J.K. Simmons as Cave Johnson [Winner]

Batman: Arkham City: Mark Hamill as The Joker

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception: Nolan North as Nathan Drake

Portal 2: Stephen Merchant as Wheatley

Best Performance By A Human Female:

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception: Claudia Black as Chloe Frazer

Portal 2: Ellen McLain as GLaDOS [Winner]

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception: Emily Rose as Elena Fisher

Batman: Arkham City: Tara Strong as Harley Quinn

Best Downloadable Game:

Bastion [Winner]

Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet



Best DLC:

Fallout: New Vegas – Old World Blues

Mass Effect 2: Arrival

Mortal Kombat: Freddy Krueger

Portal 2 Peer Review [Winner]

Most Anticipated Game:

BioShock: Infinite

Diablo III

Halo 4

Mass Effect 3 [Winner]

The Last Guardian

Gamer God Award

Blizzard Entertainment

Video Game Hall of Fame

The Legend of Zelda

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6 Responses to Spike TV Video Game Awards 2011 Winners

  1. Guest says:

    Call of duty beat battlefield :/ pfffftttt

    • 420Gaymer says:

      lol that’s cause with BF3 there wasn’t much of a competition. MW3 reached $1 Billion dollars in 17 days, i dont even think bf3 got half that

  2. 420Gaymer says:

    youch, quite a shitty round of winners this year; hopefully next year the award show won’t be as fixed and full of mistakes as this one was 

  3. Mike_e_123 says:

    Arkham City won 5. I am sooooo happy.

  4. Ruick78 says:

    Dlc year should been mass effect 3

  5. Ruick78 says:

    Crap meant dlc year been mass effect 2 arrival accidentally types 3

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