Game of the Year 2012 Roundup

Posted on Saturday, January 26th 2013 at 2:39 a.m.

It’s that time again.  Time where we decide, based upon critics’ and readers’ picks, which game ultimately will be crowned the best overall game of 2012.  The winner may or may not surprise you.  Read on for the results.

Results from 2011 - Winner(s): The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim & The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (7 votes each)

Critics’ Game of the Year:

  • 1UP – The Walking Dead
  • Edge – Dishonored
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly - Far Cry 3
  • Eurogamer (UK) – Fez
  • Game Informer – Mass Effect 3
  • GamesMaster - Halo 4
  • GamesRadar (UK) – The Walking Dead
  • GameSpot – Journey
  • GameSpy – XCOM: Enemy Unknown
  • GamesTM - Borderlands 2
  • GameTrailers – XCOM: Enemy Unknown
  • Giant Bomb – XCOM: Enemy Unknown
  • IGN – Journey
  • Japan Game Awards - Gravity Rush
  • Joystiq – Journey
  • Kotaku – XCOM: Enemy Unknown
  • PC Gamer (US) - Mass Effect 3
  • Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Far Cry 3
  • Slant Magazine - Xenoblade Chronicles
  • Spike Video Game Awards – The Walking Dead
  • X-Play – Borderlands 2
  • Yahoo! Games - The Walking Dead

Based on average of review scores:

  • GameRankings – Persona 4 Golden
  • Metacritic – The Walking Dead

Readers’ Game of the Year:

  • 1UP - Borderlands 2
  • GameFAQs - Borderlands 2
  • GameSpot - Far Cry 3
  • IGN – Borderlands 2

Total awards for each game:

  1. The Walking Dead - 5 votes total (4 critics, 1 based on review average)
  2. Borderlands 2 - 5 votes total (2 critics, 3 readers)
  3. XCOM: Enemy Unknown - 4 votes total (4 critics)
  4. Journey - 3 votes total (3 critics)
  5. Far Cry 3 - 3 votes total (2 critics, 1 reader)
  6. Mass Effect 3 - 2 votes total (2 critics)
  7. Xenoblade Chronicles - 1 vote total (1 critic)
  8. Halo 4 - 1 vote total (1 critic)
  9. Fez - 1 vote total (1 critic)
  10. Dishonored - 1 vote total (1 critic)
  11. Gravity Rush - 1 vote total (1 critic)
  12. Persona 4 Golden - 1 vote total (1 based on review average)

Source:  Wikipedia

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