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.

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

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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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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