Skyrim, Portal 2 Big Winners at the 2011 VGAs

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim enjoyed an explosive launch when it debuted last month, so it's hardly surprising to learn that the popular game has won Game of the Year at the VGAs. The title beat out Batman: Arkham City, Portal 2, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword to win the prize at Spike TV's VGAs in Los Angeles this past weekend, but it wasn't the only win for the game or studio Bethesda. Skyrim also bagged best RPG, while Bethesda rounded out its hat-trick with an award for best studio.

All was not lost for the other Game of the Year nominees, though as Batman: Arkham City did manage to snag an award for Best Xbox 360 Game, while Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception was awarded the title of Best PS3 Game, the Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword won Best Wii Game and Portal 2 won Best PC Game. Drake's Deception also won Best Graphics and Best Shooter was given to COD: Modern Warfare 3. Minecraft was also on the winners bill, winning Best Independent Game.

Valve's Portal 2 cleaned up, winning a total of five awards, including Best PC Game, Best Best DLC, Best Multiplayer, Best Performance by a Human Male (Stephen Merchant as Wheatley), and Best Performance by a Human Female (Ellen McLain as GLaDOS).

Batman: Arkham City scooped four awards in total, winning Character of the Year for the Joker, Best Xbox 360 Game, Best Action Adventure Game and Best Adapted Video Game.

Check out the full list of VGA winners below:

Game of the Year: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Studio of the Year: Bethesda Game Studios (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim)

Character of the Year: The Joker (Batman: Arkham City)

Gamer God: Blizzard Entertainment

Best Xbox 360 Game: Batman: Arkham City

Best PlayStation 3 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

  • cappster
    Best zombie killing game: Dead Island
  • striker410
    Modern Warfare 3 won best shooter? The fanboy cycle continues.
  • Goldengoose
    Gamer God: Blizzard Entertainment

    I disagree - their customer support is terrible, their consumer interaction is terrible and their taking their sweet time about releasing diablo 3 (last one is more of a personal annoyance).
  • CaedenV
    Woot for MINECRAFT!

    Can't wait to play Skyrim GOTY edition ;)
  • did MW3 also pay to be best shooter of the year?
  • synd
    Worst game support: Bethesda Game Studios
    I think they forgot this
  • rohitbaran
    Best graphics: Unchartered 3? Seriously? They didn't even take a look at Crysis 2 DX11 or BF3?
  • guru_urug
    What no BF3?? The game that shot up PC n hardware sales...and revived the PC gaming market single-handed. *sigh*
    They could have just given the award to mw2....mw3 is the same anyway..more like 2010 awards..same old same old. Even the error msgs/exceptions it throws mention MW2 in it.

    They gave this award solely on sales I guess.
  • zachusaman
    what a joke seriously....
  • salgado18
    That awkward moment when the game with the least awards and most bugs is the Game Of The Year.

    Congratulations Bethesda, you know how to make good games. (no sarcasm)