While Portal 2 walked away with Kotaku's official game of the year award for 2011, Kotaku commenters held their own damn awards this year and they ended with a resounding chorus of "FUS ROH DAH".

Yes, this year a committee of readers that frequent our Speak Up forum decided to set up their own game of the year awards, naming them the Speakys in honor of their mutual gathering place. They developed a list of categories, nominated games, and determined the winners of each category, which you can see here.

From the winners of the individual categories a list of winners was formed, each eligible for the grand accolade: The 2011 Speaky Game of the Year Award.


Then there was a grand voting, and with more than twice the votes of its closest competitor (Kotaku's game of the year, Portal 2), The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim came out on top.


Congratulations, Skyrim! We hereby crown you the official game of talkative mobs everywhere for 2011.