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  • Video Game Awards 2012 Winners List

    7 December 2012
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    Video Game Awards 2012 Winners List

    Here’s the Video Game Awards 2012 winners list! Just revealed on SpikeTV’s 10th yearly show! The winners are bolded from each category’s list of nominees.

    Telltale Studios won the two biggest honors of the year – Game of the Year and Studio of the Year. “The Walking Dead: The Game” also won Game of the Year, Best Adapted Video Game and Best Downloadable Game.

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  • Other multiple award winners included “Journey,” which won in three categories, including Best Independent Game, Best PS3 Game, and “Halo 4″ which won two awards, including Best Xbox 360 Game, and “Borderlands 2″ which took home awards for Best Shooter and Best Multi-Player Game.

    Game of the Year:

    • “Assassin’s Creed III” (Ubisoft/Ubisoft Montreal)
    • “Dishonored” (Bethesda Softworks/Arkane Studios)
    • “Journey” (Sony Computer Entertainment/thatgamecompany)
    • “Mass Effect 3” (Electronic Arts/BioWare)
    “The Walking Dead: The Game” (Telltale Games)

    Here’s the Game of the Year announcement:

    Best Game of the Decade:

    • Batman: Arkham City
    • BioShock
    Half-Life 2
    • Mass Effect 3
    • Portal
    • Red Dead Redemption
    • Shadow of the Colossus
    • The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
    • Wii Sports
    • World of Warcraft

    Best Xbox 360 Game:

    Halo 4
    • Assassin’s Creed III
    • Borderlands 2
    • Dishonored

    Best PS3 Game:

    • Assassin’s Creed III
    • Borderlands 2
    • Dishonored

    Best PC Game:

    • Diablo III
    • Guild Wars 2
    • Torchlight II
    XCOM: Enemy Unknown

    Best Wii / Wii U Game:

    New Super Mario Bros. U
    • The Last Story
    • Xenoblade Chronicles
    • ZombiU

    Best Action Adventure Game:

    • “Assassin’s Creed III” (Ubisoft/Ubisoft Montreal)
    • “Darksiders II” (THQ/Vigil Games)
    “Dishonored” (Bethesda Softworks/Arkane Studios)
    • “Sleeping Dogs” (Square Enix/United Front Games)

    Best Shooter:

    “Borderlands 2” (2K Games/Gearbox Software)
    • “Call of Duty: Black Ops II” (Activision/Treyarch)
    • “Halo 4” (Microsoft Studios/343 Industries)
    • “Max Payne 3” (Rockstar Games)

    Best RPG Game:

    Mass Effect 3
    • Diablo III
    • Torchlight II
    • Xenoblade Chronicles

    Best Multi-Player Game:

    Borderlands 2
    • Call of Duty: Black Ops II
    • Guild Wars 2
    • Halo 4

    Best Individual Sports Game:

    • Hot Shots Golf World Invitational
    • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13
    • WWE ´13

    Best Team Sports Game:

    • FIFA Soccer 13
    • Madden NFL 13
    NBA 2K13
    • NHL 13

    Best Driving Game:

    • Dirt: Showdown
    • F1 2012
    • Forza Horizon
    Need For Speed: Most Wanted

    Best Song in a Game:

    • “Castle of Glass” by Linkin Park (Medal of Honor: Warfighter)
    “Cities” by Beck (Sound Shapes)
    • “I Was Born For This” by Austin Wintory (Journey)
    • “Tears” by Health (Max Payne 3)

    Best Original Score:

    • Call of Duty: Black Ops II
    • Halo 4
    • Max Payne 3

    Best Graphics:

    Halo 4
    • Assassin´s Creed 3
    • Dishonored
    • Journey

    Best Independent Game:

    • Dust: An Elysian Tail
    • Fez
    • Mark of the Ninja

    Best Fighting Game:

    Persona 4 Arena
    • Dead or Alive 5
    • street Fighter X Tekken
    • Tekken Tag Tournament 2

    Best Handheld / Mobile Game:

    Sound Shapes
    • Gravity Rush
    • LittleBigPlanet PS Vita
    • New Super Mario Bros. 2

    Best Performance by a Human Female:

    Melissa Hutchinson as Clementine (The Walking Dead: The Game)
    • Emma Stone as Amanda Cartwright (Sleeping Dogs)
    • Jen Taylor as Cortana (Halo 4)
    • Jennifer Hale as Female Commander Shepard (Mass Effect 3)

    Best Performance by a Human Male:

    Dameon Clarke as Handsome Jack (Borderlands 2)
    • Dave Fennoy as Lee Everret (The Walking Dead: The Game)
    • James McCaffrey as Max Payne (Max Payne 3)
    • Nolan North as Captain Martin Walker (Spec Ops: The Line)

    Best Adapted Video Game:

    The Walking Dead: The Game
    • Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
    • Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
    • Transformers: Fall of Cybertron

    Best Downloadable Content:

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim — Dawnguard
    • Mass Effect 3 — Leviathan
    • Borderlands 2 — Mechromancer Pack
    • Portal 2 — Perpetual Testing Initiative

    Best Downloadble Game:

    The Walking Dead: The Game
    • Fez
    • Journey
    • Sound Shapes

    Best Social Game:

    You Don´t Know Jack
    • Draw Something
    • Marvel: Avengers Alliance
    • SimCity Social

    Studio of the Year:

    • 343 Industries
    • Arkane Studios
    • Gearbox Software
    Telltale Games

    Character of the Year:

    • Connor from Assassin’s Creed III
    • Commander Shepard from Mass Effect 3
    Clap Trap from Borderlands 2
    • Master Chief from Halo 4
    • Raul Menendez from Call of Duty: Black Ops II

    Most Anticipated Game:

    • “BioShock Infinite” (2K Games/Irrational Games)
    “Grand Theft Auto V” (Rockstar Games)
    • “South Park: The Stick of Truth” (THQ/Obsidian Entertainment)
    • “The Last of Us” (Sony Computer Entertainment/Naughty Dog)
    • “Tomb Raider” (Square Enix/Crystal Dynamics)

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    About the author

    Ferry Groenendijk By Ferry Groenendijk: He is the founder and editor of Video Games Blogger. He loved gaming from the moment he got a Nintendo with Super Mario Bros. on his 8th birthday. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook and at Google+.

    • Ben

      Halo 4 wins bext xbox game, beating AC3 and Dishonored, and does not get nominated for goty like AC3 and dishonored…makes sense…

    • http://www.mundohispano.org/ venom

      Black ops did not even get an honorific mention! gez!

    • Monzta

      Are you kidding? That company doesn’t know how to count to 3, look at their history lol

    • supermcawsomevill

      I was hoping for The Legend of Zelda Wind Waker to win the award for the game of the decade.

    • Ashutosh Tiwari

      Batman Arkham City/Asylum games are best games of decade for sure

    • Awilson

      Didn’t connor win best char? /me rewatches footage…but as of now i could have swore i saw an acceptance animation from Connor giving thanks to the ubisoft staff for graphic design.

    • General1179

      I’m confused about goty, I watched the IGA’s on machinima and not the VGA’s and halo4 won goty there… Which one is the official goty? It’s the walking dead right?

    • troy james

      other words ,they shitted all on Max Payne 3

    • God

      Clap trap should not be the winner for best character and why was farcry not in any of them

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