2012 Game of The Year Awards

The Nominees For Pixel Related’s ‘2012 Game of The Year Awards’ Are…

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It may be our first year here at Pixel Related, but that’s not going to stop us from having our own Game of the Year Awards. This year, we’ve decided to present our nominees a week before our actual awards will be handed out.

So, without further delay here are the nominees for our Game of the Year Awards.

Best Soundtrack or Original Score

  • Darksiders 2
  • Dustforce
  • Hotline Miami
  • Journey
  • Rhythm Heaven Fever

Best Competitive Multiplayer

  • Assassin’s Creed 3
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
  • Ghost Recon Future Soldier
  • Halo 4
  • Starhawk

Best Cooperative Multiplayer

  • Borderlands 2
  • Diablo 3
  • Mass Effect 3
  • Minecraft (XBLA)
  • Nintendoland

Best Handheld or Mobile Game

  • Gravity Rush
  • Paper Mario: Sticker Star
  • Resident Evil: Revelations
  • Super Hexagon
  • The World Ends With You Solo Remix

Best Sequel

  • Borderlands 2
  • Diablo 3
  • Far Cry 3
  • Halo 4
  • Mass Effect 3

Best New IP

  • Asura’s Wrath
  • Dishonored
  • Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
  • Sleeping Dogs
  • Xenoblade Chronicles

Best New Character

  • Clementine (Melissa Hutchison) – The Walking Dead
  • Handsom Jack (Dameon Clarke) – Borderlands 2
  • Haytham Kenway (Adrian Hough) – Assassin’s Creed 3
  • Tiny Tina (Ashly Burch) – Borderlands 2
  • Vaas (Michael Mando) – Far Cry 3

Biggest Disappointment

  • 38 Studios Shutting Down
  • Assassin’s Creed 3′s Ending
  • Mass Effect 3′s Ending
  • Silent Hill HD Collection
  • Resident Evil 6

Best Storytelling

  • Asura’s Wath
  • Journey
  • Max Payne 3
  • Mass Effect 3
  • The Walking Dead

Worst Game of the Year

  • Family Guy: Road to the Multiverse
  • Resident Evil 6
  • Silent Hill HD Collection
  • Steel Battalion Kinect
  • The War Z

Best Franchise Re-Launch

  • Diablo 3
  • Max Payne 3
  • Spec-Ops: The Line
  • SSX
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Best Looking Game

  • Asura’s Wrath
  • Far Cry 3
  • Fez
  • Forza Horizon
  • Journey

Best Download-Only Game

  • Fez
  • Hotline Miami
  • Lone Survivor
  • Mark of the Ninja
  • Minecraft (XBLA)

Best Game No One Played

  • Asura’s Wrath
  • Lollipop Chainsaw
  • Sleeping Dogs
  • Torchlight 2
  • Xenoblade Chronicles

Game of the Year

  • Halo 4
  • Mass Effect 3
  • Sleeping Dogs
  • The Walking Dead
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Be sure to check back all next week for the full results!

3 thoughts on “The Nominees For Pixel Related’s ‘2012 Game of The Year Awards’ Are…

  1. The only place this list seems to intersect my own is at The Walking Dead. My predictions: Hotline Miami; no idea; Borderlands 2; TWEWY; Borderlands 2; Sleeping Dogs; Tiny Tina; ME3 Ending; The Walking Dead; The War Z; XCom; Journey; Fez; Sleeping Dogs; The Walking Dead.

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