2011 Best

Here it is: our consensus pick for the best game of 2011, as well as our runners-up and honorable mentions. READ MORE

10. L.A. Noire
Rockstar and Team Bondi have crafted something pretty incredible with L.A. Noire. The facial motion-capture technology is amazing and the story is pretty great, but what is most fascinating about L.A. Noire is how it turns your typical point-and-click adventure title into a blockbuster hit. This game is far from perfect, but it’s one where I’m able to look at the package and a whole and say, “Yeah, that turned out pretty great, didn’t it?” READ MORE

Another year, another sense of amazement that I was able to turn out another twelve months of biweekly content (give or take an E3) for this column. And I’m certainly not going to stop any time soon; due to their recent releases, I haven’t even covered three of the games I’m about to list as my favorites for 2011! READ MORE

In a special edition of the podcast, the crew debates our Game of the Year finalists: Batman: Arkham City, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Portal 2, Radiant Historia and Uncharted 3.


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Hosts: Matthew Jay, Chris Ingersoll, Gerry Pagan, Andrew Passafiume, Graham Russell, Shawn Vermette.
Music: Podcast theme by Tom Casper.

10.The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
It’s Zelda. Probably my least favorite Zelda in a good long while, but by no means a bad game, and definitely good enough to earn a spot on my personal top 10. READ MORE