Sometimes it's silly to name just a few titles your "Games of the Year" but... ehh, Everyone has their favorites and it's fun to share. You may or may not agree with my choices, please discuss that in the comments section :P I decided to just copy the style I used last year and place the appropriate titles. Do note that I've only included title's I've actually bought and played (at least some). *I took the "best fighter" category out because I didn't have a single title to insert.
Genre and Category awards:
Best Music: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Best Graphics: Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception
While some PC peeps may go on and on about larger textures, more anti-aliasing and physics based volumetric effects in their games... Uncharted 3 stands above technical babble and delivers a gorgeous looking treat to your eyes. Sure, there are some high quality poly models and the textures are fine tuned to look great... but it's how it all comes together that makes it special. The way the sand blows around, the way ruble crumbles away when destroyed, the way the sun peaks through holes or how the characters interact with their environment, giving it a surreal feeling.
Best Shooter: Killzone 3
Best Racer: MotorStorm: Apocalypse
Best RPG: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Best Adventure: Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception
Best MMO: DC Universe Online
Best Free-to-play Game - APB Reloaded
Solid Nod - Portal 2
Best Download Title (original) - ilomilo
Best HD Remake (single) - Beyond Good & Evil HD
Best HD Remake (compilation) - Ico/Shadow of the Colossus Collection
Pleasant Surprise - Payday: The Heist
I've said this before, but it's 100% true. Payday really surprised me with how cool it is. I got it free for pre-ordering the pack of games PSN had on sale and if it hadn't been for that I might not of even heard of it. As it stands I still jump in once in a while to play it's unique cops/robbers style gameplay and still enjoy it - which is quite a feat for an online game in my world (as they usually bore me).
Most improved Sequel - Resistance 3
Best New IP - L.A. Noire
Best PSP - Dissidia 012: Duodecim Final Fantasy
Best DS - Pokemon Black
Best PC - The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
Best PS3 - Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception
Best 360 - Gears of War 3
Best Wii - Monster Hunter Tri?
Game of the Year - Batman: Arkham City
Worst Game of 2011 - Test Drive Unlimited 2
Hardest to get into - E.Y.E.: Divine Cybermancy
Most Disappointing Sequel - DiRT 3
Most Disappointing Title - Rage
The Game no one played - Two Worlds II
I would also like to mention Alice: Madness returns. It took seemed to have a tough ride. It's not an amazing game, but very decent in it's own light. It got passed over by many as well.