Golden Joysticks 2011: Your Ultimate Game of The year is...
21st Oct 2011 | 14:47
It's the big one - the Golden Joystick Awards Ultimate Game of the Year, and the public have voted Valve's seminal puzzler Portal 2 as the overall winner for 2011.
Portal 2 released on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 earlier this year to overwhelming critical acclaim. In our Portal 2 review we called the puzzle shooter "one of 2011's most interesting, challenging blockbusters."
"Valve's sequel is another fantastic display of no-filler design; gameplay is relentlessly imaginative and evolves seamlessly from effortless hurdle to mind-boggling physics test - and we'd throw ourselves through the ceiling for more."
Valve's since released the Peer Review DLC, which adds new challenges for players to solve as P-Body and Atlas, the stars of Portal 2's co-operative campaign.
Getting respectable runners-up places in the Ultimate Game of the Year category are Blizzard's StarCraft II and Activision FPS monster Call of Duty: Black Ops.
A well deserved winner here if you ask us. Who doesn't love Portal 2? Let us know in the comments below.
Follow the rest of the awards in our Golden Joysticks 2011 live blog.