First I'd like to wish everyone a happy New Year and good luck with your new year's resolutions.
Looking back, 2011 was a great year for gamers. Gears of War 3
, Saints Row: The Third
, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
, L.A. Noire
,Batman: Arkham City (Xbox 360)
, Dead Space 2
were all great games, but which was the best? If it was up to me, Skyrim would take the title, but it’s not up to me and that can only mean one thing; it's time for the Second Annual TrueAchievements Game of the Year Awards!
Whilst we regard last year’s event as a success and Red Dead Redemption was a worthy winner, we know the voting had its limitations and promised bigger and better things to come. True to our word, we have been working on a new site feature just for this event. I am happy to announce that we have addressed the issues with grouping genres and now you will have the opportunity to vote for any game from 2011.
In order for every genre to have its own winner, we've replaced last year's poll with a series of short surveys. This allowed us to add extra questions regarding DLC, Kinect and XBLA, and increases the amount of statistics we should be able to provide about the results...because we all love stats!
Most importantly though, this change gives us a TRUE TrueAchievements vote. Now you, the TA Community, can voice your opinion and state to the gaming world which games deserve the honour and privilege of being named Game of the Year!!!
Like last year, the voting will take place throughout the month, but unlike last year all results will be hidden and revealed in a news post on the 31st of January. Take a look at the schedule below and start thinking about your top three for each of the questions. Week 1 – 2nd January
Favourite Shooter Games of the year?
Favourite Vehicular Combat Games of the year?
Favourite Racing Games of the year?
Favourite Sports Games of the year?
Favourite Platformer Games of the year?
Favourite Kinect Required Games of the year?Week 2 – 9th January
Favourite Role-Playing Games of the year?
Favourite Simulation Games of the year?
Favourite Strategy Games of the year?
Favourite Puzzle Games of the year?
Favourite Card & Board Games of the year?
Favourite Windows Phone Games of the year?Week 3 – 16th January
Favourite Action-Adventure Games of the year?
Favourite Action Games of the year?
Favourite Adventure Games of the year?
Favourite Music & Rhythm Games of the year?
Favourite Party Games of the year?
Favourite DLC packs of the year?Week 4 -23rd January
Favourite XBLA Games of the year?
Overall Game of the Year
Lastly, because the surveys use the genres set by the content team any suggested changes will be discussed and implemented in February.
Have fun voting,