PS nomi-Nation

As 2011 comes to an end that can only mean one thing, The Golden Minecart Awards!

Get ready to vote for all your favorites in some new, and hopefully refreshingly unique, categories. The polls will be posted at the end of the year, and you’ll have a few days to pick the winners.

PS Nation staff (podcast hosts and website writers) will nominate our six favorite games in each category and will then ask the community to pick the winners. Voting will be hosted on this website.

One slight problem if you can call it that. There were too many great games released in 2011, and we can’t figure out which last one to nominate. Please help by choosing your favorite. Highest vote will be nominated in the sixth and final spot for PS3 game of the year.

We’ve narrowed it down to our five favorites and those five have already been nominated. The nominees for Golden Minecart 2011: PS3 Game of the Year:

Batman Arkham City
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Uncharted 3
Killzone 3
[your choice]

Last spot is yours to decide. You can vote once per day and the nomination will end 12/30/2011.

EDIT: The winner is Portal 2 with 24% of the vote. Thanks for voting and be sure to follow up with a vote (or one per day) in the Golden Minecarts.

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  • I voted Dark Souls. I hope that game at least gets a bit of recognition is so desperately deserves. 

  • Really hard between Battlefield 3 and FIFA 12 for me.

  • voted for fifa 12

  • Anonymous

    I was surprised to see Dead Space 2 on that list.  It really posed a problem for me, then.  I love the Dead Space franchise but ultimately had to go with Portal 2 – a game that I feel should have already been on the top 5 list.  Picking a single best this year is gonna be tough!

  • I voted for Socom 4 but was thinking about voting for Resistance 3

  • Derek / Beaver6622

    Portal 2 –  My game of the year.  But damn Batman is good, so is Resistance 3 and BF3 and Mortal Kombat and LittleBigPlanet2 and ah crap I think the back of my head just exploded…

  • I vote inFAMOUS 2. I love the inFAMOUS series.

  • Anonymous

    Mass Effect 2 alll the way

  • Anonymous

    Little Big Planet 2, the forgotten gem of the year. Turned it on yesterday for the first time since the summer. Some levels alone justify it being my GOTY.

  • Portal 2 most definitely. It is the most polished experiences you could have on the PS3 this year. BF3 and R3 are both great, but they feel rushed and in places and feel like they would’ve benefited from extra development time.

  • resistance 3 all the way

  • A lot of incredible game came out this year: Mass Effect 2, LittleBigPlanet 2, all of the ones mentioned above, and lets not forget about Duke Nukem 😉
    My vote went to NHL 12

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  • My actual vote in the Golden Minecarts will be Uncharted 3, but for the last spot here I chose Portal 2. Such a good game, and as much as I loved Mass Effect 2, Portal deserves its’ place in the GOTY poll.

  • SO many awesome games this year! I am batcrap crazy for Saints Row 3 BUT I did even dig mining for minerals in ME2! So that’s my vote.

  • Tury6

    Fifa time