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Batman: Arkham City PS3 is Metacritic's Game of the Year

Narrowly beats The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on Xbox 360 to take the top review spot

Batman: Arkham City has been named Metacritic's 2011 Game of the Year.

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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

  1. Batman: Arkham City (PS3, 96)
  2. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Xbox 360, 96)
  3. Portal 2 (PC, 95)
  4. Portal 2 (Xbox 360, 95)
  5. Portal 2 (PS3, 95)
  6. Batman: Arkham City (Xbox 360, 94)
  7. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (3DS, 94)
  8. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PC, 94)
  9. Mass Effect 2 (PS3, 94)
  10. Minecraft (PC, 93)

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[ SOURCE: Metacritic ]

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