GameFront 2011 Reader’s Choice Awards

It’s that time of year again. The time when we all look back over the games that were released this year and try to decide which of them are the best. Instead of simply telling you what we think, we also decied that we want to know what you think as well. To that end, we proudly present the 2011 GameFront Reader’s Choice awards!

Here’s how it works. Simply visit our Facebook page and vote for the best game in each category, including Game of the Year. If your pick for that category isn’t there, you’ll be able to add it to the poll. Voting will be open until Sunday, December 18 at 11:59 PM.

Dec. 19 – 23, we’ll be announcing our staff picks for each category, as well as the winners in the Reader’s Choice voting. On Thursday the 23rd, we’ll also be announcing one lucky reader whose name was drawn to win a $60 game of their choice. All you’ll need to do is vote, and you’ll be entered to win.

So, without further ado, here the nominees for each category, courtesy of our awesome video team. Watch the videos, go vote, and good luck!

Best AAA Shooter


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Best Non-AAA Shooter


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Best Indie Game


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Best Racing Game


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Best Action / Adventure Game


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Best RPG


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Game of the Year


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11 Comments on GameFront 2011 Reader’s Choice Awards


On December 9, 2011 at 1:21 pm

What’s a Facebook? oh, oh, N/M, Zuckerberg’s Facebook Account Hacked! Yeah, exactly what I want.

Are the HTML and CSS right here are too stupid for game popularity polls? Or just too stupid for more data collection with
BlueKia, Comscore Beacon, VoiceFive, DoubleClick, Facebook Beacon, Facebook Connect, Facebook Social Plugins, Google Analytics, Lotame, OpenX Limited, Quantcast?

Are reading and comprehending GameFront reviews and watching GameFront videos a prerequisite to voting, or are people aloud to form their own opinions and base votes of popularity on meritocratic and sales stats? I doubt many voters have played all games and have finished them? Seems quite unfair they are even allowed to vote, Facebook or not.

Mark Burnham

On December 9, 2011 at 1:35 pm

@G.A.R.B.A.G.E We did consider requiring every potential Game Front voter to travel to their nearest “Game Front Voting Fraud Prevention Bureau,” for screening, interrogation and a full medical examination. We’d also considered injecting each of these potential voters with a sodium pentathol solution to ensure the most accurate video game voting in history.

In the end, we decided to just go with Facebook polls, and to let anyone vote for their favorite game of the year. That sounded like a more fun idea. :)

Garyn Dakari

On December 9, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Where’d the videos go?

Anyway, I voted.

Arkham City is my GotY.


On December 9, 2011 at 8:00 pm

I refuse to log into Facebook so I’ll just post them here (so my votes are useless)

Best AAA Shooter: BF3
Best Non-AAA Shooter: Red Orchestra 2
Best Indie: Minecraft
Best Racing: Dirt 3
Best Action/Adventure: Portal 2
Best RPG: Skyrim

GOTY: Skyrim (even if the PC version is and has to be fixed by modders)


On December 12, 2011 at 3:39 am

I always forget the peops here are mostly PC gamers and so the choices winning understandably are reflecting that….

Ron Whitaker

On December 12, 2011 at 5:25 am

@Redmagpie: I’m intrigued by your comment. Are you referring to our selections, or the results of the voting?

As regards our selections, if you exclude the indie games, there are only 3 PC-exclusive titles on this list. In contrast, there are 6 console exclusives. The indie category shouldn’t be a surprise, as PC is fast becoming the preferred platform for indie developers, even moreso now that MS has pushed the indie game channel in to the background of XBL.

In case you haven’t noticed, we still cover major console news and games, and they are prominently featured in these awards. We also set up the polls so that you can add any game you feel needs to be on the list when you vote.


On December 12, 2011 at 6:53 am

I’m referring more to the results so far…. For example Battlefield is currently beating MW3 which has always been more popular on consoles… and Skyrim is currently beating the likes of Zelda hands-down as well as somehow being the top non-AAA shooter :D


On December 12, 2011 at 6:54 am

oh and Xenoblade Chronicles isn’t even up for RPG of the year which is a tragedy

Red Menace

On December 12, 2011 at 12:08 pm

I voted for the ones I’ve played and liked. Steam has spoiled me to under $10 GOTY editions even if it means being a year or years behind.


On December 15, 2011 at 7:43 am

Where is Duke Nukem Forever. Best game ever..


On January 14, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Rage for fps, open world and rpg or witcher 2 for rpg, just not skyrim or bf3 becasue they are too mainstream and we hate teh mainstream AHHAHAHAHAH