Check out the full list of the 2012 VGA winners, including Game of the Year.
Honestly this was a bullshit VGA to me. Why? Because Far Cry 3 was a serious GOTY contender, and not talking about many other awards, but the game is not there. Yet AC3 was there, and it was released like, 1 week earlier? Anyways, if FC3 was there, it wouldve been different. This game deserves more attention. Oh yeah, and Walking Dead only won GOTY because of the actual series and popularity. At least im glad they took COD out from many awards.
when they announced the nominees FC3 wasn't even out yet, I think it will have to be on next year's VGA
Then theres no point in being GOTY awards. Should be called 11 month of the year awards. Makes no sense avoiding 1 month of incoming games.
That honestly never happens though. I don't think there has ever been a game released the year before nominated for anything.
@inf3cted1 Yeah it kinda sucks. Games that release from late November till the end of December tend to be left out of the nominees for GOTY. Yeah, FC3 will be eligible for next year, but I doubt we'll see it nominated for GOTY with games like the Last of Us, GTA, Bioshock, Gears, and other possible currently unannounced games set to release in the fall of next year.
Xenoblade chronicles came out late in US so it was put on and Gran Turismo was nominated the year after it came out.
The Wii U wasn't out yet either, so why did they allow Wii U games to be voted on along with Wii games. The VGAs are garbage and shouldn't be taken seriously.
i don't get best ps3/360 game, each one lists multiplats except journey and halo 4. Why weren't they compared to exclusives instead of multi's. Oh well VGA yet fail again.
"Best Xbox 360 Game Assassin’s Creed III Borderlands 2 Dishonored Halo 4 Best PS3 Game Assassin’s Creed III Borderlands 2 Dishonored Journey" Seriously...
"Why weren't they compared to exclusives instead of multi's." "The Wii U wasn't out yet either, so why did they allow Wii U games to be voted on along with Wii games?" C.R.E.A.M. That's why.
The Walking Dead game IS GOTY, followed closely by Journey. VGAs finally hit it this year.
The year after games like Bastion should have got a bigger stage, I think it's great that the VGAs voted Walking Dead at the top of the heap on the biggest stage in gaming outside of E3. Phantom Pain was the clear game that is going to be the talk of the industry. Evil
@Aquamala Agreed, I believe the cutoff date is the end of November (December 2012 - November 2013). But that's exactly why I think GOTY and any similar awards should be done in January, so a full year can pass. I thought they did a decent job with the award nominees and winners. 2012 was a solid year, but nothing compared to the last few years. Now 2013 first half of the year is enough to make 2013 better than any year of gaming already just looking at all the high quality, high production, AAA games coming before E3.
i believe elder scrolls oblivion came out in december then it was goty the next year. so yeah fc3 wont be ignored next vga.
I have to agree with the above comments about this being GOTY before the year has even ended. Do the Oscars come out in December? The whole thing is just a mockery. They get actors just for their appeal and nothing really to do with gaming. You have people who slave for months if not years making these games only to have these highly paid actors get even more limelight while those who put in the real work have to watch it on TV. It's like one big MTV video with more flash than actual substance. Meanwhile we see articles about why gamers need to grow up. Kinda hard to when we keep getting fed garbage like this.
As great as TWD was, I am surprised for it to get GOTY.
"The Walking Dead game IS GOTY, followed closely by Journey. VGAs finally hit it this year." Until Dawnguard won Best DLC. A mediocre DLC that is unavailable to 1/3 the user base is somehow the best DLC? Why does Bethesda always get a free pass and rewarded for simply trying while better devs get the shaft for putting in actual hard work?
Correct... if a game comes out too late to be nominated then it can be nominated the following year.
Why don't they hold these things in January or February?
Assassin's Creed 3 was released over a month before Far Cry 3 came out. Games that release late November or in December always get the shaft. The same thing Happened to Gran Turismo 5 in 2010.
VGA on spike have improved a lot over the years, i still remember when madden got GOTY lol. i thought game of the year should have been between journey and walking dead so i am happy that finally some very under rated games got some credit and maybe getting some free advertisement time on spike will mean more sales in coming weeks for very talented devs half-life 2 no doubt about it, but it would have been so awesome/crazy if Valve actually said now HL3 is coming in 2013 lol. That would have just been over the top crazy nice show, finally some gameplay for castlevania lords of shadow 2. Dark souls 2 was out of no where announcement but i am glad its in development maybe its just me but i thought the show could have used some more world premiers, like we still don't have anything for Fall 2013 besides next COD and BF4. this pretty much confirms that sony and ms are both about to announce their new systems inf3cted1 they said FarCry3 came out really late and will be in consideration for 2013 GOTY but let's get real with bioshock,gta5 and last of us i doubt people will actually give it its due credit. but i hope it gets the sales support that it deserves, its an amazing game
Xbox360 exclusive has the best graphics this year. But the 360 is dead!!!
Look at the contenders Assassin’s Creed III Dishonored Halo 4 Journey Its not the best looking game in the past 5 years let alone this year as Crysis 1 on PC blows it away however out of them 4 its a clear winner. That category was rigged was 360 to come out on top. They never let PC games in on graphics to give consoles a fighting chance and its BS.
No, the walking dead won because it's actually a GOOD game. Play the dang thing, before you create a ignorant opinion of it. Thanks
I Actually did play the game and Im sorry if you honestly think this game stacks up against the other GOTY contenders then my friend you have no idea what a real game is about.All this was where episodes like the show that connected with there fans.Its not a bad game its just plagued with nonsense.You cant have a mediocre game that relates to the hottest show right now win based on those facts.I guarntee %80 people who voted didnt even play the game due to the fanbase.I will say that yes FarCry3 should have been nominated where its on a whole other level of gaming and would of easily have won GOTY with ease.I was more impressed by the world premiers then I was of the GOTY category.The VGAs where great this year up until they ruined it with such horseshit as The Waling Dead for GOTY.Obvisouly gamers have no clue of what a true GOTY contenders are.
Finbars is right. I have the platinum for Walking Dead, since it was just given to me. It's not really a game. I really liked the story, but it's really just a collection of choices with a little light puzzle solving. Plenty of room for this type of thing, but it's nowhere near the quality of game required for GotY.
The only thing I agree with here is Most Anticipated - GTA V. Hitman V was my GOTY. Max Payne 3 had the best music. Other than these 2 I have no real objections to their winners. And Mass Effect 3 gets best RPG? Over a blizzard game? I didn't play either of these games, but that's not looking good for blizzard. lol. All i seem to remember hearing about mass effect 3 was how horrible the ending was.
Oh dear, If hitman 5 is your GOTY you really mustn't have played much. I miss you bloodmoney, little did I know you would be the last real hitman game :(
you are right because Far cry 3 the best game i ever played and they do not put it on the list
One week earlier? Assassin's Creed III came out October 30th. As far as North America goes, Far Cry 3 came out on December 4th. That's five weeks, and only three days between until the VGA's. As anticipated the nominees were selected well before Far Cry 3's release. There simply wasn't time to have included it.
I think this was the best VGA yet in terms of winners. The fact Borderlands 2 won shooter of the year is proof that the people voting are real gamers.
I dont under stand all the disagree, inf3cted1 is right FC3 should of a least been nominated. FC3 is a great game and they should have included them as well as Ubisoft for studio of the year.
They gave the walking dead game of the year?! Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha spike doesn't have any cred in the video game industry after that. Goty without a doubt is Farcry 3.. Damn, they could have at least gave it to borderlands or dishonor but they gave it to a game that's all about QuickTime events? Wtf that's not a game, that's an interactive movie.
Have u played it? Well I have not, but I know after the experience I got with Heavy Rain that so called "interactive movies" could truly be fantastic. I have not played Far Cry 3 either though.