Batman: Arkham City has been named Metacritic's 2011 Game of the Year.
According to the review aggregator, Batman: Arkham City on PS3 (Metascore 96) edged out the Xbox 360 version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Metascore also 96) "by a few decimal points to take top honours".
Both titles claimed two top ten entries, Portal 2 charted three times, while The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, Mass Effect 2 and Minecraft also featured.
Arkham City follows on from previous Game of the Year winners Super Mario Galaxy 2, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Grand Theft Auto IV and Super Mario Galaxy.
On the individual platform front, Skyrim (96) was the top reviewed Xbox 360 game and Blackwater (32) the worst. Batman: Arkham City (96) topped the PS3 rankings and Kung Fu Panda 2: The Video Game (31) came last, while The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (93) was the top reviewed Wii game and Transformers: Dark of the Moon - Stealth Force Edition the worst (33).
2011's top reviewed games
- Batman: Arkham City (PS3, 96)
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Xbox 360, 96)
- Portal 2 (PC, 95)
- Portal 2 (Xbox 360, 95)
- Portal 2 (PS3, 95)
- Batman: Arkham City (Xbox 360, 94)
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (3DS, 94)
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PC, 94)
- Mass Effect 2 (PS3, 94)
- Minecraft (PC, 93)