Battlefield 3 – Best First Shooter of the Year – Poll Decides
Its closest rival is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (MW3), but a week-long poll run by gaming community IGN has put Battlefield 3 (BF3) ahead of its rival. The poll had more than 45,000 respondents from all over the world, conducted by IGN and published on their website found 51.01% of those votes went to BF3 and MW3 claiming only 19.57% – making it the best first person shooter of the year for 2011.
Respondents chose from 20 different titles within the genre of First Person Shooters including Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Crysis 2, and Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary – all top five contenders for the top spot. BF# not only won the Shooter of the Year but also won the Best Weapon category with 30.61% of the votes; Best Competitive Multiplayer, 54.32%; and Most Graphically Impressive FPS, 63.94%.
MW3 did win one category over BF3 – the Best Co-Op category with 30.95% of the votes.
There has been a lot of media concerning which of these two titles would be grab the lion's share of gamer support and IGN seems to be the winner in terms of popularity and sales. One such reason perhaps is that gamers have commented that with COD: Black Ops only released last year they may have played too much COD and looking for something different.