Golden Joystick Awards 2011: Portal 2 worthy winner?

Each year there are plenty of great games being released to tempt gamers to part with their cash. Titles get their own set of fans that claim it is the best available. The Golden Joystick Awards 2011 have just been announced with Portal 2 being named as the ultimate game of the year, but it is a worthy winner?

The first-person puzzle game managed to beat competition from the likes of Gran Turismo 5 and Call of Duty: Black Ops. According to the BBC there were over two million votes made across fourteen categories, with organizers claiming it to be the biggest award ceremony of its kind in the world.

This year though there was no stand out title that won more than one award, with Angry Birds winning the mobile award for the Rio edition. Black Ops was by far the biggest seller during the past year, but only picked up the best shooter award. FIFA 11 managed to bag the best sports category award beating PES 2011.

An old favorite Sonic The Hedgehog won the outstanding contribution award twenty years after it was first released. The one to watch gong went to Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim ahead of next month’s release, while Portal 2 was praised for its humor.

The puzzle platform game sees players take on the challenge of trying to get through a series of chambers, which is done with a special gun to create the portals. Do you agree with the choice? If not take part in our poll and tell us what you think should have won.

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Written by Gary Johnson

Gary has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. While Gary is keen to write about most topics that PR covers, his love for phones finds him reporting a lot of news about applications for iPhone, Android, and other popular operating systems

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