Many assume that Naughty Dog's Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception – which has gone gold , by the way – will be in the running for Game of the Year.
And if you want to talk about competition, gamers will point to titles like L.A. Noire , Portal 2 , LittleBigPlanet 2 , Gears of War 3 , Forza 4 , and Dark Souls , among others. Other competitors that have yet to arrive include Battlefield 3 , The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim , and Assassin's Creed: Revelations . But might Batman: Arkham City , which launches next week, be Uncharted 3 's stiffest competition?
Perhaps people forget how good Arkham Asylum was, and they've missed the many videos and previews for the newest title. Perhaps the reason the first game was a tad overlooked is because that year, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves stole the spotlight and earned just about every major award on the planet. It's possible that Uncharted 3 will once again steal Batman 's thunder, but early reviews are singing the Caped Crusader's praises. Game Informer has already given it a perfect 10 , and we can definitely expect more super high scores.
It was a runaway for Uncharted 2 but as time goes on, the competition just gets stiffer and stiffer. And this year, when it's all said and done, Arkham City might just make critics and journalists think twice before awarding that coveted Game of the Year title.
Related Game(s): Batman: Arkham City , Uncharted 3