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.

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:

Journey
• 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
SSX
• 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:

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

Best Graphics:

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

Best Independent Game:

Journey
• 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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