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Game Of The Year Picks Blog

2012 Game of the Year - from media outlets

Video Game Awards Only - The Video Game includes Console & PC Games, but not Handheld games, Mac games, Kids games, Indie games, etc.

Professional Awards Only - The Media include Sites, Magazines, Newspapers, Publications, Broadcastings, but not Blogs have a staff of one.

All-Format GOTY Awards Only - But a single GOTY pick must be a single title, except for a tie.

* In release order.

* More details are here.

GameCity Prize (UK) : Journey

Golden Joystick Awards (UK) : The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Stuff Gadget Awards (UK) : The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Amazon (US) : Journey

GameVerb (US) : Halo 4

Games Magazine (UK) : The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Pocket-lint Gadget Awards (UK) : Journey

IBTimes (UK) : Max Payne 3

Just Push Start (US) : The Walking Dead: The Game

TIME (US) : Guild Wars 2

ABC Good Game (AU) : Mass Effect 3

X-Play (US) : Borderlands 2

OXCGN (AU) : Far Cry 3

OXCGN Readers' Choice GOTY (AU) : Journey

Fnac Gaming Network (FR) : Assassin's Creed III


Press Play (US) : Borderlands 2

Cheat Code Central (US) : The Walking Dead: The Game

Spike TV Video Game Awards (US) : The Walking Dead: The Game

Inside Gaming Awards (US) : Halo 4

Inside Gaming Awards Gamers' Choice GOTY (US) : Assassin's Creed III

Game Informer (US) : Mass Effect 3

Game Informer Readers' Choice GOTY (US) : Halo 4

Slant Magazine (US) : Xenoblade Chronicles

Focus Knack (BE) : Assassin's Creed III

Zavvi (UK) : Far Cry 3

Forbes (US) : Dishonored

bit-tech (UK) : The Witcher 2: Enhanced Edition

Associated Press (US) : Dishonored

Hooked Gamers (US) : XCOM: Enemy Unknown

MTV Game Awards (Latin America) : The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword


FactPile (US) : NHL 13

Entertainment Weekly (US) : Journey

 Kotaku AU (AU) : Trials Evolution

Kotaku AU Readers' Choice GOTY (AU) : Borderlands 2

CNET (US) : Dishonored

The Globe and Mail (CA) : Mass Effect 3

Arcade Sushi (US) : The Walking Dead: The Game

Freakin’ Awesome Network (US) : Borderlands 2

The Arts Desk (UK) : Journey

 Destructoid (US) : The Walking Dead: The Game

Destructoid Community Choice GOTY (US) : The Walking Dead: The Game

Security Magazine (UK) : Mass Effect 3

Digital Trends (US) : The Walking Dead: The Game

 Wired (US) : The Walking Dead: The Game

 Yahoo! Games (US) : The Walking Dead: The Game



 Gamers@Play (IE) : Far Cry 3

GAMEBLOG.fr (FR) : Journey

GAMEBLOG.fr Readers' Choice GOTY (FR) : The Walking Dead: The Game

NDTV (IN) : The Walking Dead: The Game

Sound+Vision Magazine (US) : Journey

The Married Gamers (US) : The Walking Dead: The Game

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (US) : XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Level7 (NU) : XCOM: Enemy Unknown

TbreakingP (US) : Borderlands 2

Gamekult (FR) : Dishonored

Edge Magazine (UK) : Dishonored

La Presse (CA) : Far Cry 3

INFO Games (BR) : Far Cry 3

INFO Games Readers' Choice GOTY (BR) : Call of Duty: Black Ops II

El33tonline (ZA) : Borderlands 2


VG Nett (NO) : Dishonored

Game Revolution (US) : Assassin's Creed III

Game Revolution Community Choice GOTY (US) : The Walking Dead: The Game

The List (UK) : Far Cry 3

G4TV Videogame Deathmatch (US) : Borderlands 2

GamesRadar (US) : The Walking Dead: The Game

GamesRadar Readers' Choice GOTY (US) : Mass Effect 3

GamesMaster Magazine (UK) : Halo 4

Complex (US) : The Walking Dead: The Game

National Post - Controller Freak (CA) : The Walking Dead: The Game

Contra Costa Times / San Jose Mercury News (US) : Far Cry 3

MGnews (RU) : Dishonored

HunGamer (HU) : Mass Effect 3

National Post - Download Code (CA) : Mass Effect 3

Golden4Games (OM) : The Walking Dead: The Game


Golden4Games Readers' Choice GOTY (OM) : Assassin's Creed III

NOLA.com (US) : Mass Effect 3

G3AR (ZA) : Halo 4

E! Online (US) : The Walking Dead: The Game

Gizmag (AU) : The Walking Dead: The Game

Gamepur (IN) : Journey

Game Republic Magazine (IT) : XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Digital Spy (UK) : The Walking Dead: The Game

XGN (NL) : Hitman: Absolution

Paraiba (BR) : Far Cry 3

The New Zealand Herald (NZ) : Halo 4

The Guardian (UK) : Dishonored and XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Telegraph (UK) : The Walking Dead: The Game

VidaExtra (ES) : Assassin's Creed III

Lazygamer (ZA) : Borderlands 2


God is a Geek (UK) : The Walking Dead: The Game

TechCentral (ZA) : Borderlands 2

Stevivor (AU) : The Walking Dead: The Game

Stevivor Readers' Choice GOTY (AU) : Mass Effect 3

VentureBeat (US) : The Walking Dead: The Game

IGN (US) : Journey

IGN Readers' Choice GOTY (US) : Borderlands 2

CraveOnline (US) : The Walking Dead: The Game

Game Rant (CA) : XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Paste Magazine (US) : The Walking Dead: The Game

The Sun (UK) : Sleeping Dogs

Baixaki Jogos (BR) : Assassin's Creed III

Baixaki Jogos Readers' Choice GOTY (BR) : Assassin's Creed III

GameFocus (FR) : Far Cry 3

VGRevolution (US) : Journey


Meristation (ES) : Dishonored

Meristation Readers' Choice GOTY (ES) : Halo 4

GeekNation (US) : Borderlands 2

Radio Times Magazine (UK) : Halo 4

Mundogamers (ES) : Dishonored

SpazioGames (IT) : Far Cry 3

Combo Caster (PT) : Guild Wars 2

All Age Gaming (AU) : Far Cry 3

GameFront (US) : The Walking Dead: The Game

GameFront Readers' Choice GOTY (US) : Tribes: Ascend

Canada.com (CA) : Halo 4

Gamer.nl (NL) : Guild Wars 2

4News (IT) : Assassin's Creed III

AreaGames (DE) : XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Actiontrip (US) : XCOM: Enemy Unknown


Actiontrip Readers' Choice GOTY (US) : Far Cry 3

Games TM Magazine (UK) : Borderlands 2

Eurogamer.it (IT) :

Eurogamer.it Readers' Choice GOTY (IT) : Dishonored

Mirror (UK) : Dishonored

GameSpot (US) : Journey

GameSpot Readers' Choice GOTY (US) : Far Cry 3

Le Canada Français (CA) : Assassin's Creed III

Netmedia (MX) : Journey and Dishonored

IGN (Benelux) : Far Cry 3

Virgin Media (UK) : Mass Effect 3

The Escapist Community Choice GOTY (US) : Mass Effect 3

Hypable (US) : The Walking Dead: The Game

CNN (US) : Dishonored

Battle Creek Enquirer (US) : Borderlands 2


Redeye Chicago (US) : The Walking Dead: The Game

Metro - GameCentral (UK) : XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Metro - GameCentral Readers' Choice GOTY (UK) :

AnaitGames (ES) : Journey

The Bitbag (US) : Dishonored

WhatIfGaming (US) : Halo 4

Wall Street Journal - Speakeasy (US) : Dishonored

Jugaccino (UK) : Dishonored

All Around Gaming Hub (US) : Mass Effect 3

Megazine (SE) : The Walking Dead: The Game

One Hit Pixel Community GOTY (UK, formerly known as MediaKick) : Journey

Attack of the Fanboy (US) : Dishonored

TheGamersHub (UK) : The Walking Dead: The Game

GamingBolt (IN) : Far Cry 3

New York Daily News (US) : Mass Effect 3


Phoenix New Times (US) : Dishonored

VideoGamer (UK) : Halo 4

VideoGamer Community Choice GOTY (UK) : Borderlands 2

Giant Bomb (US) : XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Quarter to Three (US) : Guild Wars 2

Horrible Night (US) : Mass Effect 3

Revision3 (US) : Journey

GIGA (DE) : Journey

Gamereactor (SE) : Journey

GameZone (US) : The Walking Dead: The Game

The Charleston Gazette (US) : XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Denver Post (US) : Journey

Gamereactor (NO) : Journey

Gamereactor (DK) : The Walking Dead: The Game

Gamereactor (UK) : Mass Effect 3


Gamereactor (DE) : Mass Effect 3

eGamer (ZA) : Journey

Tech-Ticker (LB) : Journey

Tech-Ticker Community Choice GOTY (LB) : Halo 4

GoozerNation (US) : The Walking Dead: The Game

Techthirsty (US) : XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Shortlist Magazine (UK) : Far Cry 3

The Angry Joe Show (US) : Guild Wars 2

PixelJumpers (US) : The Walking Dead: The Game

GameFocus (CA) : Dishonored

Ars Technica (US) : Dishonored

Cheat Happens (US) : Dishonored

Ready Up (UK) : Mass Effect 3

Eurogamer (UK) : Fez

Eurogamer Readers' Choice GOTY (UK) : Dishonored


Thunderbolt (UK) : The Walking Dead: The Game

Eurogamer.es (ES) : Journey

Eurogamer.es Readers' Choice GOTY (ES) : Mass Effect 3

Eurogamer.pl Readers' Choice GOTY (PL) : Far Cry 3

Softpedia (RO) : Far Cry 3

EGM (US) : Far Cry 3

Velocity Gamer (US) : The Walking Dead: The Game

Gamereactor GRTV (UK) : Journey

Sentinel and Enterprise (US) : Mass Effect 3

Games.com (US) : Journey

Gamer365 (HU) : Far Cry 3

BootHammer (US) : The Walking Dead: The Game

We Got This Covered (US) : Assassin's Creed III

Tech2 (IN) : The Walking Dead: The Game

TheVine (AU) : Mass Effect 3


InsideGamer (NL) : Borderlands 2

Unwinnable (US) : Journey

Eurogamer.de Readers' Choice GOTY (DE) : Mass Effect 3

Brasilgamer Readers' Choice GOTY (BR) : Assassin's Creed III

3DJuegos (ES) : Dishonored

3DJuegos Readers' Choice GOTY (ES) : Assassin's Creed III

Hobby Consolas (ES) : Dishonored

Gameliner (NL) : Assassin's Creed III

Pixel.tv (DK) : The Walking Dead: The Game

PopBucket (UK) : Halo 4

FZ (SE) : The Walking Dead: The Game

Hard Reset (UK) : The Walking Dead: The Game

LevelUp (LV) : The Walking Dead: The Game

zConnection (UK) : Dishonored

Entertainment Fuse (US) : The Walking Dead: The Game


Gamekings (NL) : Far Cry 3

TG Daily (US) : The Walking Dead: The Game

Gameranx (US) : XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Mashable (US) : The Walking Dead: The Game

GameTrailers (US) : XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Dusty Cartridge (AU) : Journey

Dusty Cartridge Readers' Choice GOTY (AU) : Borderlands 2

Console Monster (UK) : The Walking Dead: The Game

The Salt Lake Tribune (US) : Mass Effect 3

DarkZero (UK) : Journey

Game Chronicles HD - Video Game Network (US) : Far Cry 3

NGB (UK) : Journey

Jeux Vidéo Magazine (FR) : Dishonored

Stars and Stripes (US) : Dishonored

TheSixthAxis (UK) : Mass Effect 3


TheSixthAxis Community Choice GOTY (UK) : Journey

gamrReview (UK) : Journey

Eurogamer.se (SE) : The Walking Dead: The Game

Eurogamer.se Readers' Choice GOTY (SE) : Journey

The Gamer Access (US) : The Walking Dead: The Game

Gaming Union (UK) : Journey

Polygamia.pl (PL) : The Walking Dead: The Game

The Gaming Experience (US) : Borderlands 2

Game 2.0 (GR) : Sleeping Dogs

Hardcore Gamer (US) : Far Cry 3

Eurogamer.pt Readers' Choice GOTY (PT) : Assassin's Creed III

DarkStation (UK) : The Walking Dead: The Game

USA TODAY (US) : The Walking Dead: The Game

Gameplanet (NZ) : Far Cry 3

GameNTrain (US) : Halo 4


MANIAC.de (DE) : Dishonored

GameProTV (ES) : Assassin's Creed III

GameFaction (PL) : Mass Effect 3

PowerGamer (SE) : Dishonored

PowerGamer Readers' Choice GOTY (SE) : Far Cry 3

Play Legit (US) : Halo 4

unocero (MX) : Dishonored

Gamed (NL) : Far Cry 3

WorthPlaying (US) : Dishonored

PressFire.no (NO) : Dishonored

Vagary.TV (US) : XCOM: Enemy Unknown

The Controller Online (CA) : Halo 4

GameMAG (RU) : Max Payne 3

Kill Screen Magazine (US) : Journey

Zero Punctuation (US) : Spec Ops: The Line


Sky.it (IT) : Max Payne 3

TechTudo (BR) : Far Cry 3

Daily Record (UK) : Dishonored

Snackbar Games (US) : Mass Effect 3

VGW (US) : Spec Ops: The Line

NoobFeed (BD) : XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Everyeye.it (IT) : Dishonored

Everyeye.it Readers' Choice GOTY (IT) : Mass Effect 3

Joystiq (US) : Journey

Gameswelt (DE) : The Walking Dead: The Game

Gameswelt Readers' Choice GOTY (DE) :

The Austin Chronicle (US) : Journey

Z-Giochi (IT) : Dishonored

Akihabara Blues (ES) : Dishonored

Akihabara Blues Readers' Choice GOTY (ES) : Dishonored


ITavisen (NO) : Dishonored

GamersGlobal (DE) : Dishonored

MMGN (AU) : Far Cry 3

Strategy Informer (US) : XCOM: Enemy Unknown

MTV Multiplayer (US) : XCOM: Enemy Unknown

NotebookReview (US) : Dishonored

The Sydney Morning Herald - Screen Play (AU) : Mass Effect 3

Extreme Gamer (CA) : Halo 4

Playtech.ro (RO) : Far Cry 3

GamerSyndrome (CA) : Dishonored

Mania (US) : Far Cry 3

MSN UK (UK) : The Walking Dead: The Game

7DAYS in Dubai (AE) : Journey

Matt's Games (IT) : Dishonored

Reviews on the Run - Rocket & Raygun Awards (US) : Dishonored


GRY-OnLine.pl (PL) : The Walking Dead: The Game

newbreview.com (UK) : The Walking Dead: The Game

Press X or Die (UK) : Dishonored

Press X or Die Readers' Choice GOTY (UK) : Mass Effect 3

Giant Fire Breathing Robot (CA) : Journey

Gamereactor (FI) : Borderlands 2

Kotaku (US) : XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Kotaku Readers' Choice GOTY (US) : Borderlands 2

NBCNews (US) : Mass Effect 3

Gamereactor (ES) : Borderlands 2

Игромания (RU) : Journey

Noble Press (US) : Journey

Metacritic Readers' Choice GOTY (US) : The Walking Dead: The Game

The Flickcast (US) : The Walking Dead: The Game

BagoGames Readers' Choice GOTY (US) : Call of Duty: Black Ops II


fokgames.nl (NL) : Far Cry 3

New Game Network (US) : The Walking Dead: The Game

MonsterVine (US) : Journey

MediaStinger (US) : Max Payne 3

4Players (DE) : Journey

4Players Readers' Choice GOTY (DE) : Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition

BigPond GameArena (AU) : Borderlands 2

BigPond GameArena Editor's Choice GOTY (AU) : Borderlands 2

Gamer Theory Media (US) : The Walking Dead: The Game

Polygon (US) : The Walking Dead: The Game

GameFAQs (US) : Borderlands 2

Alternative Music Hub (AU) : Assassin's Creed III

SideQuesting (US) : The Walking Dead: The Game

Capsule Computers (AU) : The Walking Dead: The Game

Rocket Chainsaw (AU) : The Walking Dead: The Game

 


Games.cz (CZ) : Journey

Multiplayer.it (IT) : The Walking Dead: The Game

Multiplayer.it Readers' Choice GOTY (IT) :

VG247 (UK) : The Walking Dead: The Game

BILD.de (DE) : Assassin's Creed III

* The Winners of this year *

The Walking Dead: The Game - 66

The Critics' Picks - 57

The Readers' Picks - 9

Dishonored - 45

The Critics' Picks - 39

The Readers' Picks - 6

Journey - 43

The Critics' Picks - 38

The Readers' Picks - 5

Far Cry 3 - 31

The Critics' Picks - 22

The Readers' Picks - 9

Mass Effect 3 - 29

The Critics' Picks - 21

The Readers' Picks - 8

Borderlands 2 - 23

The Critics' Picks - 13

The Readers' Picks - 10

XCOM: Enemy Unknown - 19

The Critics' Picks - 19

The Readers' Picks -

Assassin's Creed III - 18

The Critics' Picks - 9

The Readers' Picks - 9

Halo 4 - 17

The Critics' Picks - 12

The Readers' Picks - 5

Guild Wars 2 - 5

Max Payne 3 - 4

Call of Duty: Black Ops II - 2

Sleeping Dogs - 2

Spec Ops: The Line - 2

Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition - 1

Fez - 1

Hitman: Absolution - 1

NHL 13 - 1

The Witcher 2: Enhanced Edition - 1

Trials Evolution - 1

Tribes: Ascend - 1

Xenoblade Chronicles - 1

2012 SHOOTER OF THE YEAR 

Golden Joystick Awards (UK) : Battlefield 3

Just Push Start (US) : Far Cry 3

X-Play (US) : Halo 4

Press Play (US) : Borderlands 2

Cheat Code Central (US) : Borderlands 2

Spike TV Video Game Awards (US) : Borderlands 2

Game Informer (US) : Halo 4

Game Informer Readers' Choice (US) : Borderlands 2

Freakin’ Awesome Network (US) :
First Person - Borderlands 2
Third Person - Spec Ops: The Line

Destructoid (US) : Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Digital Trends (US) : Max Payne 3

Yahoo! Games (US) : Far Cry 3

Gamers@Play (IE) : Far Cry 3

INFO Games (BR) : Halo 4

MGnews (RU) :
First Person - Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Third Person - Max Payne 3

HunGamer (HU) :
First Person - Far Cry 3
Third Person - Hitman: Absolution

GamesRadar (US) : Halo 4

GamesRadar Readers' Choice (US) : Far Cry 3

G3AR (ZA) : Halo 4

XGN (NL) : Halo 4

VidaExtra (ES) : Borderlands 2

Lazygamer (ZA) : Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Game Revolution (US) : Borderlands 2

Stevivor (AU) : Far Cry 3

IGN (US) : Far Cry 3

IGN Readers' Choice (US) : Borderlands 2

Baixaki Jogos (BR) : Far Cry 3

Baixaki Jogos Readers' Choice (BR) : Call of Duty: Black Ops II

GameFocus (FR) : Borderlands 2

SpazioGames (IT) :
First Person - Far Cry 3
Third Person - Max Payne 3

eGamer (ZA) :
First Person - Borderlands 2
Third Person - Spec Ops: The Line

OXCGN (AU) : Halo 4

Combo Caster (PT) : Halo 4

4News (IT) :
First Person - Halo 4
Third Person - Max Payne 3

AreaGames (DE) : Far Cry 3

Eurogamer.it Readers' Choice (IT) : Far Cry 3

GameSpot (US) : Halo 4

WhatIfGaming (US) :
First Person - Halo 4
Third Person - Max Payne 3

One Hit Pixel Community Choice (UK) : Far Cry 3

TheGamersHub (UK) : Far Cry 3

New York Daily News (US) : Far Cry 3

GameZone (US) : Far Cry 3

PixelJumpers (US) :
First Person - Halo 4
Third Person - Max Payne 3

GameFocus (CA) : Far Cry 3

Softpedia (RO) : Far Cry 3

TheVine (AU) : Borderlands 2

3DJuegos (ES) : Max Payne 3

3DJuegos Readers' Choice (ES) : Far Cry 3

Hard Reset (UK) : Halo 4

Entertainment Fuse (US) : Halo 4

GameTrailers (US) : Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Console Monster (UK) : Halo 4

TheSixthAxis (UK) : Far Cry 3

TheSixthAxis Community Choice (UK) : Far Cry 3

The Gamer Access (US) : Borderlands 2

Hardcore Gamer (US) : Far Cry 3

gamrReview (UK) :
First Person - Halo 4
Third Person - Resident Evil: Revelations

DarkStation (UK) : Borderlands 2 and Far Cry 3

GameNTrain (US) :
First Person - Halo 4
Third Person - Mass Effect 3

PowerGamer (SE) : Syndicate

PressFire.no (NO) : Dishonored

Vagary.TV (US) : Halo 4

The Controller Online (CA) : Halo 4

GameMAG (RU) : Halo 4

TechTudo (BR) : Far Cry 3

VGW (US) :
First Person - Far Cry 3
Third Person - Spec Ops: The Line

NoobFeed (BD) : Borderlands 2

Everyeye.it (IT) :
First Person - Far Cry 3
Third Person - Mass Effect 3

Everyeye.it Readers' Choice (IT) :
First Person - Borderlands 2
Third Person - Max Payne 3

Z-Giochi (IT) : Halo 4

MMGN (AU) : Far Cry 3

The Sydney Morning Herald - Screen Play (AU) : Far Cry 3

Extreme Gamer (CA) : Halo 4

GamerSyndrome (CA) : Borderlands 2

Mania (US) : Far Cry 3

Matt's Games (IT) : Far Cry 3

Reviews on the Run - Rocket & Raygun Awards (US) : Far Cry 3

New Game Network (US) : Borderlands 2

4Players (DE) : Halo 4

Gamer Theory Media (US) : Borderlands 2

GameFAQs (US) : Borderlands 2

2012 RPG OF THE YEAR 

Golden Joystick Awards (UK) : The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Just Push Start (US) : Xenoblade Chronicles

X-Play (US) : The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition

Press Play (US) : Guild Wars 2

Cheat Code Central (US) : Mass Effect 3

Spike TV Video Game Awards (US) : Mass Effect 3

Game Informer (US) : Mass Effect 3

Game Informer Readers' Choice (US) : Mass Effect 3

Hooked Gamers (US) : Borderlands 2

Freakin’ Awesome Network (US) : Guild Wars 2

Destructoid (US) : Guild Wars 2

Digital Trends (US) : Borderlands 2

Yahoo! Games (US) : Mass Effect 3

Gamers@Play (IE) : Mass Effect 3

NDTV (IN) : Mass Effect 3

INFO Games (BR) : Mass Effect 3

MGnews (RU) : Diablo III

HunGamer (HU) : Mass Effect 3

GamesRadar (US) : XCOM: Enemy Unknown

GamesRadar Readers' Choice (US) : Mass Effect 3

G3AR (ZA) : Mass Effect 3

XGN (NL) : Mass Effect 3

VidaExtra (ES) : Mass Effect 3

Lazygamer (ZA) : Mass Effect 3

Game Revolution (US) : Mass Effect 3

IGN (US) : Mass Effect 3

IGN Readers' Choice (US) : Mass Effect 3

Baixaki Jogos (BR) : Mass Effect 3

Baixaki Jogos Readers' Choice (BR) : Diablo III

GameFocus (FR) : Mass Effect 3

SpazioGames (IT) : Mass Effect 3

eGamer (ZA) : Mass Effect 3

OXCGN (AU) : Mass Effect 3

Combo Caster (PT) : Mass Effect 3

All Age Gaming (AU) : Mass Effect 3

4News (IT) : Mass Effect 3

AreaGames (DE) : The Last Story

Actiontrip (US) : Torchlight II

Eurogamer.it Readers' Choice (IT) : Mass Effect 3

GameSpot (US) : Guild Wars 2

WhatIfGaming (US) : Star Wars: The Old Republic

One Hit Pixel Community Choice (UK) : Mass Effect 3

TheGamersHub (UK) : Mass Effect 3

New York Daily News (US) : Mass Effect 3

GameZone (US) : Mass Effect 3

PixelJumpers (US) : Mass Effect 3

GameFocus (CA) : Mass Effect 3

Softpedia (RO) : Diablo III

3DJuegos (ES) : Guild Wars 2

3DJuegos Readers' Choice (ES) : Mass Effect 3

Hard Reset (UK) : The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

LevelUp (LV) : Mass Effect 3

Entertainment Fuse (US) : Mass Effect 3

GameTrailers (US) : Mass Effect 3

Console Monster (UK) : Mass Effect 3

TheSixthAxis (UK) : Mass Effect 3

TheSixthAxis Community Choice (UK) : Mass Effect 3

The Gamer Access (US) : Xenoblade Chronicles

Hardcore Gamer (US) : Dragon's Dogma

DarkStation (UK) : Mass Effect 3

GameNTrain (US) : Borderlands 2

PowerGamer (SE) : Mass Effect 3

Play Legit (US) : Mass Effect 3

PressFire.no (NO) : Diablo III

Vagary.TV (US) : Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

The Controller Online (CA) :

GameMAG (RU) : The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition

TechTudo (BR) : Mass Effect 3

VGW (US) : Mass Effect 3

NoobFeed (BD) : Mass Effect 3

Everyeye.it (IT) : Diablo III

Everyeye.it Readers' Choice (IT) : The Last Story

Z-Giochi (IT) : Risen 2: Dark Waters

GamersGlobal (DE) : Mass Effect 3

MMGN (AU) : Mass Effect 3

The Sydney Morning Herald - Screen Play (AU) : Mass Effect 3

Extreme Gamer (CA) : Mass Effect 3

GamerSyndrome (CA) : Guild Wars 2

Matt's Games (IT) : The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition

Reviews on the Run - Rocket & Raygun Awards (US) : Borderlands 2

Игромания (RU) : Mass Effect 3

New Game Network (US) : Mass Effect 3

4Players (DE) : Guild Wars 2

BigPond GameArena (AU) : Mass Effect 3

Gamer Theory Media (US) : Xenoblade Chronicles

Games.cz (CZ) : Dragon's Dogma

2012 ACTION / ADVENTURE OF THE YEAR 

Golden Joystick Awards (UK) : Batman: Arkham City

Just Push Start (US) : Darksiders II

X-Play (US) : Sleeping Dogs

Press Play (US) :
Action - Borderlands 2
Adventure - The Walking Dead: Episode 1 - A New Day

Cheat Code Central (US) : Assassin's Creed III

Spike TV Video Game Awards (US) : Dishonored

Game Informer (US) : Dishonored

Game Informer Readers' Choice (US) : Assassin's Creed III

Hooked Gamers (US) : Far Cry 3

Freakin’ Awesome Network (US) : Sleeping Dogs

Destructoid (US) : Sleeping Dogs

Digital Trends (US) : Hitman: Absolution

Yahoo! Games (US) : Dishonored

Gamers@Play (IE) : Assassin's Creed III

NDTV (IN) : Dishonored

INFO Games (BR) : Max Payne 3

MGnews (RU) : Assassin's Creed III

HunGamer (HU) : Assassin's Creed III

Golden4Games (OM) : Dishonored

GamesRadar (US) : Dishonored

GamesRadar Readers' Choice (US) : Dishonored

G3AR (ZA) : Max Payne 3

XGN (NL) : Hitman: Absolution

VidaExtra (ES) :
Action - Assassin's Creed III
Adventure - The Walking Dead: The Game

Lazygamer (ZA) : Sleeping Dogs

Game Revolution (US) : Dishonored

Stevivor (AU) : Dishonored

IGN (US) :
Action - Dishonored
Adventure - The Walking Dead: Episode 5 - No Time Left

IGN Readers' Choice (US) :
Action - Dishonored
Adventure - The Walking Dead: Episode 1 - A New Day

Baixaki Jogos (BR) : Assassin's Creed III

Baixaki Jogos Readers' Choice (BR) : Assassin's Creed III

GameFocus (FR) : Sleeping Dogs

SpazioGames (IT) : Dishonored

eGamer (ZA) : Hitman: Absolution

Combo Caster (PT) : Dishonored

All Age Gaming (AU) : Far Cry 3

4News (IT) :
Action - Mass Effect 3
Adventure - Assassin's Creed III

AreaGames (DE) : Darksiders II

Actiontrip (US) : Dishonored

Eurogamer.it Readers' Choice (IT) : Assassin's Creed III

GameSpot (US) : Dishonored

WhatIfGaming (US) :
Action - Dishonored
Adventure - The Walking Dead: The Game

One Hit Pixel Community Choice (UK) : The Walking Dead: The Game

TheGamersHub (UK) : Assassin's Creed III

New York Daily News (US) : Dishonored

GameZone (US) : Assassin's Creed III

PixelJumpers (US) :
Action - Dishonored
Adventure - The Walking Dead: The Game

GameFocus (CA) : Dishonored

Softpedia (RO) : Assassin's Creed III

3DJuegos (ES) : Dishonored

3DJuegos Readers' Choice (ES) : Assassin's Creed III

LevelUp (LV) : The Walking Dead: The Game

Entertainment Fuse (US) : Dishonored

GameTrailers (US) : Assassin's Creed III

Console Monster (UK) : Assassin's Creed III

TheSixthAxis (UK) : Dishonored

TheSixthAxis Community Choice (UK) : Dishonored

The Gamer Access (US) : Sleeping Dogs

Hardcore Gamer (US) :
Action - Assassin's Creed III
Adventure - The Walking Dead: The Game

gamrReview (UK) : Dishonored

DarkStation (UK) : Dishonored

GameNTrain (US) : Assassin's Creed III

PowerGamer (SE) : The Witcher 2: Enhanced Edition

PressFire.no (NO) : Dishonored

Vagary.TV (US) :
Action - Hotline Miami
Adventure - The Walking Dead: The Game

The Controller Online (CA) : Max Payne 3

GameMAG (RU) :
Action - Max Payne 3
Adventure - Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward

TechTudo (BR) : Assassin's Creed III

VGW (US) :
Action - Dishonored
Adventure - The Walking Dead: The Game

NoobFeed (BD) : Assassin's Creed III

Everyeye.it (IT) : Dishonored

Everyeye.it Readers' Choice (IT) : Dishonored

Z-Giochi (IT) : Dishonored

GamersGlobal (DE) :
Action - Darksiders II
Adventure - Chaos on Deponia

MMGN (AU) : Assassin's Creed III

The Sydney Morning Herald - Screen Play (AU) : Dishonored

Extreme Gamer (CA) : Max Payne 3

GamerSyndrome (CA) : Journey

Mania (US) : Dishonored

Matt's Games (IT) : Dishonored

Reviews on the Run - Rocket & Raygun Awards (US) : Dishonored

Игромания (RU) : Far Cry 3

New Game Network (US) :
Action - Sleeping Dogs
Adventure - The Walking Dead: The Game

4Players (DE) :
Action - Journey
Adventure - The Walking Dead: The Game

BigPond GameArena (AU) :
First Person - Far Cry 3
Third Person - Max Payne 3

Gamer Theory Media (US) : Dishonored

GameFAQs (US) : Assassin's Creed III

Games.cz (CZ) :
Action - Far Cry 3
Adventure - Journey

SPORTS OF THE YEAR

Golden Joystick Awards (UK) : FIFA Soccer 12

Just Push Start (US) : FIFA Soccer 13

X-Play (US) : NBA 2K13

Cheat Code Central (US) : SSX

Spike TV Video Game Awards (US) : NBA 2K13

Game Informer (US) : FIFA Soccer 13

Game Informer Readers' Choice (US) : FIFA Soccer 13

Hooked Gamers (US) : Football Manager 2013

Freakin’ Awesome Network (US) : MLB 12: The Show

Digital Trends (US) : NBA 2K13

Yahoo! Games (US) : NBA 2K13

INFO Games (BR) : FIFA Soccer 13

MGnews (RU) : FIFA Soccer 13

HunGamer (HU) : FIFA Soccer 13

Golden4Games (OM) : NBA 2K13

G3AR (ZA) : SSX

XGN (NL) : FIFA Soccer 13

VidaExtra (ES) : FIFA Soccer 13

Lazygamer (ZA) : FIFA Soccer 13

Game Revolution (US) : NBA 2K13

Stevivor (AU) : SSX

IGN (US) : FIFA Soccer 13

IGN Readers' Choice (US) : FIFA Soccer 13

Baixaki Jogos (BR) : FIFA Soccer 13

Baixaki Jogos Readers' Choice (BR) : FIFA Soccer 13

GameFocus (FR) : NHL 13

SpazioGames (IT) : FIFA Soccer 13

eGamer (ZA) : FIFA Soccer 13

OXCGN (AU) : FIFA Soccer 13

Combo Caster (PT) : FIFA Soccer 13

All Age Gaming (AU) : NBA 2K13

4News (IT) : FIFA Soccer 13

AreaGames (DE) : FIFA Soccer 13

Eurogamer.it Readers' Choice (IT) : FIFA Soccer 13

GameSpot (US) : Football Manager 2013

One Hit Pixel Community Choice (UK) : SSX

TheGamersHub (UK) : FIFA Soccer 13

New York Daily News (US) : NBA 2K13

GameZone (US) : FIFA Soccer 13

PixelJumpers (US) : FIFA Soccer 13

GameFocus (CA) : FIFA Soccer 13

Softpedia (RO) : FIFA Soccer 13

3DJuegos (ES) : NBA 2K13

3DJuegos Readers' Choice (ES) : FIFA Soccer 13

Hard Reset (UK) : WWE '13

LevelUp (LV) : FIFA Soccer 13

GameTrailers (US) : NHL 13

Console Monster (UK) : FIFA Soccer 13

TheSixthAxis (UK) : FIFA Soccer 13

TheSixthAxis Community Choice (UK) : FIFA Soccer 13

The Gamer Access (US) : Madden NFL 13

Hardcore Gamer (US) : SSX

gamrReview (UK) : FIFA Soccer 13

DarkStation (UK) : NBA 2K13

GameNTrain (US) : FIFA Soccer 13

PowerGamer (SE) : NHL 13

Play Legit (US) : NBA 2K13

PressFire.no (NO) : Football Manager 2013

Vagary.TV (US) : MLB 12: The Show

The Controller Online (CA) : NHL 13

GameMAG (RU) : NBA 2K13

TechTudo (BR) : FIFA Soccer 13

VGW (US) : MLB 12: The Show

NoobFeed (BD) : UFC Undisputed 3

Everyeye.it (IT) : NBA 2K13

Everyeye.it Readers' Choice (IT) : FIFA Soccer 13

Z-Giochi (IT) : FIFA Soccer 13

GamersGlobal (DE) : FIFA Soccer 13

MMGN (AU) : FIFA Soccer 13

The Sydney Morning Herald - Screen Play (AU) : NBA 2K13

Extreme Gamer (CA) : FIFA Soccer 13

GamerSyndrome (CA) : FIFA Soccer 13

Mania (US) : Madden NFL 13

Matt's Games (IT) : FIFA Soccer 13

Reviews on the Run - Rocket & Raygun Awards (US) : NHL 13

New Game Network (US) : SSX

4Players (DE) : SSX

BigPond GameArena (AU) : FIFA Soccer 13

2012 BEST GRAPHICS 

X-Play (US) :
Art Direction - Journey
Animation - Hitman: Absolution 

Cheat Code Central (US) : Assassin's Creed III

Spike TV Video Game Awards (US) : Halo 4

Inside Gaming Awards (US) :
Art Direction - Journey
Animation - Max Payne 3

AreaGames (DE) : Halo 4

Softpedia (RO) : Far Cry 3

Freakin’ Awesome Network (US) : Journey

Destructoid (US) : Journey

Digital Trends (US) : Max Payne 3

Gamers@Play (IE) : Far Cry 3

Gamekult (FR) : Far Cry 3

Edge Magazine (UK) : Journey

GamesMaster Magazine (UK) : Halo 4

MGnews (RU) : Hitman: Absolution

HunGamer (HU) : Max Payne 3

Golden4Games (OM) : Halo 4

G3AR (ZA) : Halo 4

Game Republic Magazine (IT) :
Artistic - Halo 4
Technical - Halo 4

Telegraph (UK) : Art Direction - Journey

Lazygamer (ZA) : Far Cry 3

IGN (US) : Halo 4

IGN Readers' Choice (US) : Halo 4

GamesRadar Readers' Choice (US) :
Artistic - Journey
Technical - Far Cry 3

Baixaki Jogos (BR) : Far Cry 3

Baixaki Jogos Readers' Choice (BR) : Far Cry 3

eGamer (ZA) :
Artistic - Journey
Realistic - Far Cry 3

All Age Gaming (AU) : Far Cry 3

4News (IT) :
Console - Far Cry 3
PC - Far Cry 3

Eurogamer.it Readers' Choice (IT) : Far Cry 3

Metro GameCentral (UK) : Halo 4

WhatIfGaming (US) :
Artistic Design - Far Cry 3
Technology - Halo 4

Jugaccino (UK) : Far Cry 3

One Hit Pixel Community Choice (UK) : Journey

GamingBolt (IN) :
Artistic - Journey
Technical - Far Cry 3

Giant Bomb (US) : Journey

GameZone (US) :
Artistic - The Walking Dead: The Game
Technical - Halo 4

Gamereactor (UK) : Borderlands 2

PixelJumpers (US) :
Artistic - Journey
Technical - Halo 4

Ready Up (UK) : Halo 4

3DJuegos (ES) : Assassin's Creed III

3DJuegos Readers' Choice (ES) : Assassin's Creed III

LevelUp (LV) : Journey

GameTrailers (US) : Halo 4

The Gamer Access (US) :
Art Style - Journey
Graphics Design - Halo 4

Hardcore Gamer (US) : Journey

gamrReview (UK) :
Art Direction - Journey
Technology - Halo 4

DarkStation (UK) :
Artistic - Journey and Mark of the Ninja
Technical - Journey

Play Legit (US) : Halo 4

GameMAG (RU) : Halo 4

Horrible Night (US) : Dust: An Elysian Tail

VGW (US) : Far Cry 3

NoobFeed (BD) : Art Direction - Dishonored

Everyeye.it (IT) : Far Cry 3
Art Direction - Journey

Everyeye.it Readers' Choice (IT) : Halo 4
Art Direction - Journey

Z-Giochi (IT) : Halo 4

MTV Multiplayer (US) : Art Direction - Mark of the Ninja

NBCNews (US) : Halo 4

Extreme Gamer (CA) : Halo 4

Matt's Games (IT) : Halo 4

Gamereactor (ES) : Forza Horizon

New Game Network (US) :
Art - Journey
Technical - Far Cry 3

MonsterVine (US) : Journey

4Players (DE) :
Art Design - Journey
Technical - Far Cry 3

Gamer Theory Media (US) : Halo 4
Art - Darksiders II

2012 BEST STORY

AreaGames (DE) : The Walking Dead: The Game

X-Play (US) : The Walking Dead: The Game

Press Play (US) : Spec Ops: The Line

Inside Gaming Awards (US) : Spec Ops: The Line

Softpedia (RO) : Mass Effect 3

Digital Trends (US) : The Walking Dead: The Game

The Married Gamers (US) : The Walking Dead: The Game

GamesMaster Magazine (UK) : The Walking Dead: The Game

MGnews (RU) : The Walking Dead: The Game

IGN (US) : The Walking Dead: Episode 5 - No Time Left

IGN Readers' Choice (US) : The Walking Dead: Episode 1 - A New Day

Baixaki Jogos (BR) : The Walking Dead: The Game

Baixaki Jogos Readers' Choice (BR) : Assassin's Creed III

SpazioGames (IT) : The Walking Dead: The Game

eGamer (ZA) : The Walking Dead: The Game

OXCGN (AU) : Mass Effect 3 and Spec Ops: The Line

Combo Caster (PT) : The Walking Dead: The Game

Metro GameCentral (UK) : The Walking Dead: The Game

WhatIfGaming (US) : The Walking Dead: The Game

GamingBolt (IN) : Mass Effect 3

Giant Bomb (US) : The Walking Dead: The Game

Gamereactor (DE) : Spec Ops: The Line

PixelJumpers (US) : The Walking Dead: The Game

GameFocus (CA) : The Walking Dead: The Game

Ready Up (UK) : Mass Effect 3

TheVine (AU) : Max Payne 3

3DJuegos (ES) : Dishonored

3DJuegos Readers' Choice (ES) : Assassin's Creed III

LevelUp (LV) : The Walking Dead: The Game

GameTrailers (US) : The Walking Dead: The Game

The Gamer Access (US) : The Walking Dead: The Game

Hardcore Gamer (US) : The Walking Dead: The Game

gamrReview (UK) : The Walking Dead: The Game

DarkStation (UK) : The Walking Dead: The Game

The Controller Online (CA) : The Walking Dead: The Game

GameMAG (RU) : Spec Ops: The Line

Horrible Night (US) : The Walking Dead: The Game

VGW (US) : Spec Ops: The Line

NoobFeed (BD) : The Walking Dead: The Game

GamerSyndrome (CA) : The Walking Dead: The Game

Gamereactor (FI) : The Walking Dead: The Game

Gamereactor (ES) : The Walking Dead: The Game

New Game Network (US) : The Walking Dead: The Game

MonsterVine (US) : The Walking Dead: The Game

4Players (DE) : Dear Esther

Gamer Theory Media (US) : The Walking Dead: The Game



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Well deserved for The Walking Dead. It's amazing.

Boutros said:
Well deserved for The Walking Dead. It's amazing.

I dont think anyone expected a downloadable game to walk away with so many awards.



Nsanity said:
Boutros said:
Well deserved for The Walking Dead. It's amazing.

I dont anyone expected a downloadable game to walk away with so many awards.

Let alone from the dev behind Jurassic Parc: The Game just last year :/



Halo 4 FTW!
Witcher 2 on 360 also loved that game

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Nice to see journey getting so much recognition. Such an amazing game. A true masterpiece. A shame that starhawk got no recognition. The multiplayer is just fantastic.

GO BORDERLANDS !

List updated.

Im not sure if its intentional, but the author has left out the racing and platforming genre as well as not including some of the other awards so i might have to update this list with the help of his and some internet browsing.



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Dude and Pachter said Walking Dead had no chance. Eat your hat Pachter