BAFTA has announced that Skyward Sword has been nominated for the Game of the Year award! The Game of the Year awards pick 10 video games from any platform, letting the public decide which one deserves it the most. Click the jump to view the  nine other games that have been nominated and to vote for your favorite one.

  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Battlefield 3
  • Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  • FIFA 12
  • LA Noire
  • Minecraft
  • Portal 2
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword
  • Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Vote for your favorite one right here.

Which lucky video game do you think should deserve the amazing award? Leave a comment!

Source: My Nintendo News
  • Luke

    As much as it my clearly be my favourite amongst them, unfortunately it hasn't got a chance.

  • Harold

    Zelda SS should be the best game than the games above. Those characters look funny when Links fighting them.

  • Is Zelda SS doesn't win then I don't want to live on this planet anymore…

  • cloverplayer

    March 16 = day before my birthday 😀
    Make this my bday present?

  • Red Bear LuX

    I'd love to vote for Skyward Sword I really really would Zelda is by far the greatest gaming series in my opinion. But, Arkham City was better than SS… I should handover my Zelda fan card now :/ But before being a Zelda fan I'm a video games fan, and that covers everything, and I have to go with what I think personally was the better game.

    [Although I think if SS was on a console with the same power as 360/PS9, it would of been a better game.]

    • [Although I think if SS was on a console with the same power as 360/PS9, it would of been a better game.]

      ^ No. Just, no.

      • Nick

        So you're saying if it was on the Wii U and it had 1080p HD graphics it wouldn't be a better game? Of course it would. Is it necessary though? Probably not.

        • Disciple of Midna

          I'm a computer graphics major, and even I can admit that super high-def, ultra-realistic graphics aren't necessarily an improvement.

    • Lucius Optimus

      Skyward Sword does not need extraordinary graphics to be a great game dude!

    • Zelda3607

      1. I totally DISAGREE 2. there is no PS9 last time i checked only PS1 PS2 PS3 PSP and soon PS Vita. 3. who's side are you on anyway!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? Even if the nintendo systems "dont have the same power" the games nintendo makes are freaking awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • TallonHunteR

    as much as i love zelda…portal 2 for me.

    Only played SS once, and have no compulsion to play it again. played P2 SP 5 times and Co-Op once. so yeah…

    • ZeldaPlaya

      Portal 2….to Skyward Sword. Get out of here.

      • lootic

        I must really say I really love portal 2 though, its to the point gameplay. I really like those games and thats why Im a Nintendo fan(and why Other M and Twilight Princess kinda dissapointed me even though they both are good games). So yup IMO with my taste as the only parameter if any game should beat Zelda, then that game is Portal 2.

  • aeolus

    Though I feel like the actual game of Skyward Sword is probably one of the best games I've ever played, the presentation doesn't hold up to those other games. And presentation is like 80% of how most people judge games it seems, but of course not everyone does it that way. I think its becoming more and more apparent how Nintendo builds Zelda games (gameplay elements first then a story built around that), and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that, as the games always come out great and in my opinion feel more solid than other games. But in today's world, a game needs to look awesome and basically be an "epic blockbuster" that you get to control to be loved by the majority.

    Would I like Zelda to win? yes. Is it going to? not in a long shot. Beautiful game though.

    • adler

      it won several othe people's choice awards

    • Prada

      very true, presentation is critical, since SS doesn't appeal to all

    • Link and Cuccos

      It won't win by a long shot?

      So by your logic, it wouldn't have won IGN's People Choice GOTY and G4's GOTY Deathmatch as well as other GOTY voted by users. But it did win those, and it went up against many of the same games in BAFTA.

      So how is it that for BAFTA, it would not win by a longshot? It's still user voted.

  • Zelda Playa

    Voted for Zelda. Can't imagine voting for anything else



  • Sanity's_Theif

    Sorry, I don't think Skyward Sword deserves to be GOTY, not as good as previous Zelda games

    • adler

      so youve said every single time we've mentioned these things
      and yes it is

      • Sanity's_Theif

        Just as every other person has voiced their opinions every time we've mentioned these things

        And I strongly disagree

  • I think I've seen this exact post before…

  • But I vote SS. Both Minecraft and Skyrim are great games and I've played both more then SS (mostly because Minecraft and Skyrim are on PC and SS on Wii, and I'm on my PC more because of homework), but SS was just better.

  • ChainofTermina

    1. what the heck is BAFTA?

    2. we all know how this is gonna turn out: Skyrim is gonna win and everyone here is gonna start S***ing all over it. again. even though Skyrim is in fact an awesome game. (note that I did NOT say it is better than Skyward Sword, nor will anyone every hear me say that, but it is still an awesome game)

    • Link and Cuccos

      And how do you know that Skyrim is going to win? Remember that Skyward Sword won IGN's People's choice award for GOTY, G4's GOTY Deathmatch, and other GOTY awards voted by users.

  • Mack

    If Zelda SS was available for other consoles it would probably be game of the year. More consoles = more players, never gonna happen I know. Skyrim is probably going to get it.

  • Keimori

    Whats with all this negative talk? comeon guys, Lets go vote for Skyward Sword!
    Zelda All thw way!!

  • As long as Call of Duty doesn't win, I'm happy. But I'll be even more happy if Skyward Sword wins!

  • Twilight Hunter

    That shooter is listed twice! Oh wait… what? it's two different games? Who would have known.

  • Sanguiluna

    I have an idea. It's a bit of a crazy radical idea, but hear me out.
    What if we…

    Vote for the game we honestly believe deserves it, rather than just voting for a game based on its name or franchise! I know, it's ludicrous, right?!

  • GorCoronSumo

    Vote for Skyward Sword, but it really only matters which game is the most fun for you. All of the games listed are good and if another one wins, then good for it and it doesn't make SS any less awesome.

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