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JoGam  +   913d ago
Oh the 9th reason is there's really no other AAA games this year. Just a few
Gaetano  +   913d ago
SNAP!
KrAzEd  +   913d ago
No other AAA titles? AC3, Borderlands 2, Dishonored, Halo 4 and the critics will undoubtedly praise Black Ops 2. Its much better then last year when all we had was Skyrim.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   913d ago
***"Its much better then last year when all we had was Skyrim."***

lol wut?
camel_toad  +   913d ago
"Its much better then last year when all we had was Skyrim." - and thank god for that.

It was a fun bugfest but a bugfest nonetheless.
CGI-Quality  +   912d ago
Uncharted 3, Zelda, LittleBIGPlanet 2, and Batman: Arkham City would all disagree that Skyrim was alone. In fact, it was one of the biggest battles for GOTY this gen has seen.

OT: For all intents and purposes, an 89 on Metacritic probably won't Halo 4's chances at all. I expect it to be a substantial contender.
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StanLee  +   912d ago
Game Critics Awards decide game of the year, not Metacritic and they utilized the review from 40 publications recognize by Game Critics. The only one of those to have given Halo 4 a mediocre review was EGM. I've been saying for years Metacritic should only use reviews from publications recognized by Game Critics to offer more transparency.
MikeMyers  +   912d ago
Here are some of the notable titles for 2012 that are either big budgeted games, scored well, or hidden gems.

Halo 4
Dishonored
The Walking Dead series
Need For Speed Most Wanted
Borderlands 2
Forza Horizon
Journey
XCOM Enemy Unknown
Resident Evil 6
Sleeping Dogs
Darksiders II
Assassins Creed 3
PES 2013
FIFA 2013
Starhawk
Mass Effect 3
Twisted Metal
Trine 2
Torchlight II
Mark of the Ninja
Call of Duty Black Ops II
NBA 2k13
Guild Wars 2
Max Payne 3
Sword & Sorcery
Tribes Ascend
The Darkness 2
Soundshapes
Uncharted Golden Abyss
Little Big Planet Vita
The Last Story
Kid Icarus Uprising
Nintendo Land
ZombieU
New Super Mario U

My pick for GOTY would be Dishonered so far.
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KMCROC  +   913d ago
It's got my vote & my cash.
otherZinc  +   912d ago
GEARS 3, released last year!

Also Halo 4 has no equal! GOTY.

Great article by the way.
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TheFallenAngel  +   913d ago
lol
CanadianTurtle  +   913d ago
Triple A game from a triple A developer. This is what happens when you have a passion for your product. It really shows.

I've seen footage of this game and it looks outstanding. Great and engaging campaign, solid graphics, and excellent online. The game screams quality.

I'd really be happy if it was ported to the PC. I think Microsoft has sold enough XBox360s by now with their console exclusive Halo 3, ODST, and Reach. What about the fans that were there from the start?
taquito  +   912d ago
diablo 3 is goty hands down, halo 4 could be a close 2nd

myself and all my friends still play a ton of d3, game gets more amazing over time, like a fine wine

borderlands 2 is great, hardly anywhere near a goty or anything close
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GasTankKiller  +   912d ago
I only need one reason, "Master Chief."
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sdozzo  +   912d ago
I'm still playing Skyrim. Just vote for that.
gravv  +   912d ago
lol no... 88 in metacritic
ALLWRONG  +   912d ago
Does Sony have any contenders this year?
A-Glorious-Dawn  +   912d ago
This year definitely belongs to the 3rd parties.
ado908  +   912d ago
Journey lol
gravv  +   912d ago
lol did i hurt ur little heart? ten disagrees for stating fact xD

microshaft doesnt have any either

as above me said, this year belong to 3rd party
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Hicken  +   912d ago
Journey, Gravity Rush, Tales of Graces f, LBP Vita, to name a few. Personally, my money's on Journey.

@gravv: you got disagrees because Metacritic isn't what determines GOTY.
WeAreLegion  +   912d ago
My personal GOTY is still a tie between Gravity Rush and Borderlands 2. I haven't beaten ACIII yet though. I absolutely love it! Halo 4 will be a great game. I have no doubt. I just never really liked the Halo story, so I won't be purchasing it. I don't really like the multi-player either. I can never seem to win...and I'm a ranked veteran on Counter-Strike and Battlefield 2.

PSASBR comes out next month, as well. I'll see how much I like that before I make a decision. I love the beta.

I believe Halo 4 is a GOTY contender though, for those that enjoy it. It seems like 343 has put a lot of effort into this one! Bungie always did give it their all, even if I didn't want it. Lol.
josephayal  +   912d ago
Contender? Whut? Sorry but Halo 4 is Goty 2012
TheKayle  +   912d ago
halo 4 is already goty..forza horizon 2°
DanielForth  +   912d ago
Contender? No, Game of the Year.

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