Jocul anului 2011 a fost desemnat in acest weekend in California, in cadrul ceremoniei Video Games Awards. La ceremonia de decernare a premiilor, au participat will.i.am,  LL Cool J, Hulk Hogan, Charlie Sheen si altii.

Competitia s-a desfasurat, la fel ca Oscarurile, pe mai multe categorii. La Jocul Anului, au fost nominalizate urmatoarele: Batman: Arkham City, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Portal 2 si Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception. Invingator a iesit jocul The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

Iata lista castigatorilor:

Game of the Year

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

 

Studio of the Year

Bethesda Game Studios

 

Character of the Year

The Joker – Batman:  Arkham City

 

Video Game Hall-of-Fame Award

“The Legend of Zelda”

 

Best Xbox 360 Game

Batman: Arkham City

 

Best PS3 Game

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

 

Best Wii Game

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

 

Best PC Game

Portal 2

 

Best Handheld/Mobile Game

Super Mario 3D Land

 

Best Shooter

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

 

Best Action-Adventure Game

Batman: Arkham City

 

Best RPG

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

 

Best Multiplayer

Portal 2

 

Best Individual Sports Game

Fight Night Champion

 

Best Team Sports Game

NBA 2K12

 

Best Driving Game

Forza Motorsport 4

 

Best Fighting Game

Mortal Kombat

 

Best Motion Game

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

 

Best Independent Game

Minecraft

 

Best Adapted Video Game

Batman: Arkham City

 

Best Song in a Game

"Build that Wall (Zia’s Theme)” by Darren Korb – Bastion

 

Best Original Score

Bastion

 

Best Graphics

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

 

Best Performance by a Human Male

Stephen Merchant as Wheatley – Portal 2

 

Best Performance by a Human Female

Ellen McLain as GLaDOS – Portal 2

 

Best Downloadable Game

Bastion

 

Best DLC

Portal 2 Peer Review

 

Most Anticipated Game in 2012

Mass Effect 3

 

Trailer of the Year

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations – E3 2011 Trailer