VGX 2013 Nominees List

5 December 2013
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VGX 2013 nominees

The Spike TV Video Game Awards 2013 have been renamed to the VGX 2013. Here’s the VGX 2013 nominees list for this Saturday’s 11th annual live televised event (and now live streamed on as well) to celebrate the best in video games.

The slate of nominees for VGX, the new live digital multi-platform gaming event, can be viewed in full below. Close to 50 video game franchises from more than 20 publishers were nominated. At the head of the franchise pack is “Grand Theft Auto V” (Rockstar Games), which nabbed nine nominations including Game of the Year, Best Action Adventure Game and Best Soundtrack. “BioShock Infinite” (2K Games) scored eight nominations, while “The Last of Us” (Sony Computer Entertainment) pulled in seven nods. All titles join “Tomb Raider” (Square Enix) and “Super Mario 3D World” (Nintendo) to round out the nominee list for Game of the Year.

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  • Game of the Year

    BioShock Infinite
    Grand Theft Auto V
    Super Mario 3D World
    The Last of Us
    Tomb Raider

    Studio of the Year

    Irrational Games
    Naughty Dog
    Rockstar North
    The Fullbright Company

    Best Shooter

    Battlefield 4
    BioShock Infinite
    Call of Duty: Ghosts
    Metro: Last Light

    Best Action Adventure Game

    Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag
    Grand Theft Auto V
    The Last of Us
    Tomb Raider

    Best Sports Game

    FIFA 14
    MLB 13: The Show
    NBA 2K14
    NHL 14

    Best Independent Game

    Gone Home
    Kentucky Route Zero
    Papers, Please
    The Stanley Parable

    Best RPG

    Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn
    Fire Emblem: Awakening
    Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
    Pokemon X/Y

    Best Fighting Game

    Injustice: Gods Among Us
    Killer Instinct
    Tekken Revolution

    Best Driving Game

    F1 2013
    Grid 2
    Forza Motorsport 5
    Need for Speed Rivals

    Best DLC

    Borderlands 2: Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep
    Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall
    Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
    Mass Effect 3: Citadel

    Best Xbox Game

    BioShock Infinite
    Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
    Grand Theft Auto V
    Tomb Raider

    Best PlayStation Game

    Grand Theft Auto V
    Rayman Legends
    The Last of Us
    Tomb Raider

    Best Nintendo Game

    Pikmin 3
    Rayman Legends
    Super Mario 3D World
    The Wonderful 101

    Best PC Game

    Battlefield 4
    Gone Home
    Papers, Please
    The Stanley Parable

    Best Handheld Game

    Animal Crossing: New Leaf
    Pokemon X/Y
    The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

    Best Casual Game

    Animal Crossing: New Leaf
    Disney Infinity
    Plants vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time
    Skylanders Swap Force

    Best Voice Actor

    Troy Baker as Joel – The Last of Us
    Troy Baker as Booker DeWitt – BioShock Infinite
    Steven Ogg as Trevor Philips – Grand Theft Auto V
    Willem Dafoe as Nathan Dawkins – BEYOND: Two Souls

    Best Voice Actress

    Ashley Johnson as Ellie – The Last of Us
    Courtnee Draper as Elizabeth – BioShock Infinite
    Camilla Luddington Lara Croft – Tomb Raider
    Ellen Page as Jodie Holmes – BEYOND: Two Souls

    Best Soundtrack

    BioShock Infinite
    Grand Theft Auto V
    Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
    The Last of Us

    Best Song in a Game

    “A.D.H.D.” performed by Kendrick Lamar – Grand Theft Auto V
    “Sleepwalking” performed by The Chain Gang of 1974 – Grand Theft Auto V
    “Survival” performed by Eminem – Call of Duty: Ghosts
    “Will the Circle be Unbroken” performed by Courtnee Draper & Troy Baker – BioShock Infinite

    Most Anticipated Game

    South Park: The Stick of Truth
    Watch Dogs
    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    With a total of 11 nominations for four different games, Sony Computer Entertainment is up for more awards than any publisher with the “The Last of Us” bringing in seven nominations of its own including Game of the Year, Best Action Adventure Game, Best PlayStation Game and four other categories. Next up are Nintendo and 2K Games, tied for a total of 10 nominations each. Nintendo’s “Super Mario 3D World” (Game of the Year; Best Nintendo Game) and “Animal Crossing: New Leaf” (Best Handheld Game; Best Casual Game) titles both scored multiple nominations. 2K Games nominated titles include “BioShock Infinite” (Game of the Year; Best Shooter; and six other nominations) and NBA 2K14 (Best Sports Game.) Studio of the Year nominees include Rockstar North (“Grand Theft Auto V”), The Fullbright Company (“Gone Home”), Irrational Games (“BioShock Infinite”), and Naughty Dog (“The Last of Us.”)

    What are your favorite video games of 2013?


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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+.

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    • Mike

      Why are there never any portable games in the game of the year category? Pokemon and Zelda on the 3DS totally deserve to be nominated!

    • Supermcawsomevill

      Your right. They needed to be nominated.

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