Complete list of 2011 Spike TV Video Game Awards nominees

Spike TV has revealed the complete list of nominees for the 2011 Spike TV Video Game Awards and Portal 2 has teleported back into the public’s consciousness as it leads the way with 11 nominations. Batman: Arkham City is also preparing for a big night as it racked up nine nominations. Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception rounds out the top three with seven nominations.

Not surprisingly, those three titles will all vie for this year’s Game of the Year award along with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.

There were a few blunders (who wants to break the news to the VGA Advisory Panel that Epic Mickey was released in 2010?), but Spike TV seems to finally be getting the hang of this awards show thing. One thing the channel definitely got right was the love for Bastion, which walked away with five nominations. That’s more than The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. I’m definitely pulling for “Build That Wall (Zia’s Theme)” by Darren Korb to win Best Song in a Game.

The complete list of nominees is available after the break.

Game of the Year
Batman: Arkham City
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Portal 2
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Studio of the Year
Bethesda Game Studios
Naughty Dog
Rocksteady Studios
Valve

Best Xbox 360 Game
Batman: Arkham City
Forza Motorsport 4
Gears of War 3
Portal 2

Best PS3 Game
InFamous 2
Killzone 3
LittleBigPlanet 2
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Best Wii Game
Epic Mickey
Kirby’s Return to Dream Land
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Lost In Shadow

Best PC Game
Battlefield 3
Minecraft
Portal 2
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

Best Handheld/Mobile Game
Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective
Infinity Blade
Jetpack Joyride
Super Mario 3D Land

Best Shooter
Battlefield 3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Gears of War 3
Rage

Best Action/Adventure Game
Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
Batman: Arkham City
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Best RPG
Dark Souls
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Dragon Age II
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Best Multiplayer Game
Battlefield 3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Gears of War 3
Portal 2

Best Individual Sports Game
Fight Night Champion
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters
Top Spin 4
Virtua Tennis 4

Best Team Sports Game
FIFA Soccer 12
NBA 2K12
NHL 12
MLB 11: The Show

Best Driving Game
Dirt 3
Driver: San Francisco
Forza Motorsport 4
Need For Speed: The Run

Best Fighting Game
The King of Fighters XIII
Marvel vs Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds
Mortal Kombat
WWE All-Stars

Best Motion Game
Child of Eden
Dance Central 2
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
The Gunstringer

Best Independent Game
Bastion
The Binding of Isaac
Minecraft
Superbrothers: Sword and Sorcery EP

Best Adapted Video Game
Back to the Future
Batman: Arkham City
Captain America: Super Soldier
Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars

Best Song in a Game
“Want You Gone” by Jonathan Coulton – Portal 2
“I’m Not Calling You a Liar” by Florence + The Machine – Dragon Age II
“Build That Wall (Zia’s Theme)” by Darren Korb – Bastion
“Setting Sail, Coming Home (End Theme) by Darren Korb – Bastion
“Exile Vilify” by The National – Portal 2

Best Original Score
Bastion
Batman: Arkham City
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Portal 2

Best Graphics
Batman: Arkham City
L.A. Noire
Rage
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Best Performance By a Human Male
Mark Hamill as The Joker – Batman: Arkham City
Stephen Merchant as Wheatley – Portal 2
Nolan North as Nathan Drake – Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
J.K. Simmons as Cave Johnson – Portal 2

Best Performance By a Human Female
Claudia Black as Chloe Frazier – Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
Ellen McLain as GLaDOS – Portal 2
Emily Rose as Elena Fisher – Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
Tara Strong as Harley Quinn – Batman: Arkham City

Best Downloadable Game
Bastion
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
Trenched (AKA Iron Brigade)
Stacking

Best DLC
Fallout: New Vegas – Old World Blues
Mass Effect 2 – Arrival
Mortal Kombat – Freddy Krueger
Portal 2 – Peer Review

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