Batman: Arkham City is our Game of the Year

Tech-Out conducted a highly unscientific poll of its team of contributors to name 2011’s best game, and “Batman: Arkham City” took the top prize.

Current and former staffers for The Sun and Inland Valley Daily Bulletin newspapers comprised the majority of our panel. We don’t get to cover games full time (I spend most of my days as a business reporter), but we like games and like to share our opinions on which titles are worth playing .

As for Arkham City, here’s what contributor Reggie Carolipio, who also reviewed the title, had to say:

Arkham Asylum resurrected the Dark Knight’s career in gaming in much
the same way that Christopher Nolan’s Batman resurrected his
onscreen legend, and Arkham City delivered even more high-flying
crimebusting and street-level beat downs than its predecessor.
Squeeze in a who’s who of bad guys ranging from the Penguin to
Two-Face, a host of storied side missions, the Riddler, and Arkham
City isn’t so much of a sequel as it is a new chapter in the Caped
Crusader’s career.

We liked other games, too. The runners up are after the jump.
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Review, Part One: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim


By Jahmal Peters

What hasn’t been said about Bethesda’s latest installment in the Elder Scrolls series?

Critical acclaim? Definitely.

Game of the year candidate? Without question.

A vast open ended environment with hundreds of hours of replayability? It’s been said.

Quite possibly the best way to sum up Skryim would be to say this review is late is because all the reviewers are still playing it.

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