The shortlist was selected by a panel but now it rests with us. The winner will receive the award March 16th. Last year's prize went to Treyarch's Call of Duty: Black Ops.
TV presenters Jason Bradbury and Michael Underwood as well as a number of journalists from video games publications put the shortlist together. Who was top dog among games for 2011?
We get to choose from: Batman: Arkham City, Battlefield 3, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, FIFA 12, LA Noire, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Minecraft, Portal 2, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception.
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