1. Portal 2
So - who saw this coming? If I was Gary Barlow, I would just say that Portal 2 is pure class and then knock off. Contractually, however, I am forced to keep typing, so I'll say that Portal 2 was magnificent - clever, creative, affecting and utterly unique. "A mere ten minutes here will yield more memorable moments than you're likely to squeeze out of the entirety of most other games this year. In all aspects of its design, Portal 2 is genius," said Jamin in his 10/10 Portal 2 review.
Coincidentally, Jamin does not think Portal 2 should be Game of the Year. The VideoGamer.com community, however, disagrees:
Altaranga: "Win, win, win from start to finish."
Rbevanx: "Game of the year for me and would recommend it to anyone of all ages to play if they still haven't with great humour from Stephen Merchant and a great soundtrack to go with some original and brilliant level designs, and sheer enjoyability when you finally discover the solution to a problem. Only took six hours to do the main game for me but this is truly quality over quantity exceptionally more so than the yearly FPS that we are drowned in. Portal 2 is fantastic and is a true classic in my view."
Dazzadavie: "Steven Merchant, that is all."
Vector33: "How Valve managed to better the almost perfect Portal I'll never know. Brilliantly funny with some very inventive new mechanics. A wonderfully crafted adventure based on perfectly tuned gameplay."
87Sarah: "While I did enjoy it and it is a 2011. I think if I had played more games from 2011 this one would be further down the list and may not have even entered the top 10 at all unfortunately."
Get2DaChoppa: "Was actually a very tough choice for this top spot, but I just think Portal 2 is one of the best single player experiences I've probably ever played. Fantastic script and voice acting, and just enough puzzling to call yourself a genius. Just loved it."