Game of the Year Awards: The Nominees

Here of the nominees for my game of the year awards from 2012:

"The Moosey Retro" Award for Best Non-2012 Game

Alan Wake

Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

Saints Row The Third

To the Moon

"Time Should Freeze When Gaming" Award for Game I Didn't Get To Play in 2012

Halo 4

Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward

FTL: Faster Than Light

Dust: An Elysian Tale

Call of Duty: Black Ops II

"My Parents Think It's Real" Award for Best Looking Game

Sleeping Dogs

Hitman: Absolution

Journey

Dear Esther

Far Cry 3

"Details, Details!" Award for Best Art Design

Dishonored

Diablo III

Torchlight 2

Journey

Guild Wars 2

"Prime Real Estate" Award for Best Setting

Rook Island (Far Cry 3)

Dunwall (Dishonored)

1989 Miami (Hotline Miami)

Hong Kong (Sleeping Dogs)

American Revolution (Assassin's Creed III)

"Actual Acting" Award for Best Voice Acting Performance

Nolan North as Captain Martin Walker

Melissa Hutchinson as Clementine

Dave Fennoy as Lee Everett

Michael Mando as Vaas

Michael Wincott as Death

"Take a Bow" Award for Best Overall Voice Acting

Assassin's Creed III

Far Cry 3

Mass Effect 3

The Walking Dead

Spec Ops: The Line

"The Theme" Award for Best Song

Hydrogen (Hotline Miami)

Alive Inside (The Walking Dead)

And the Heavens Shall Tremble (Diablo III)

Far Cry 3 Main Theme

Nascence (Journey)

"It's Gonna Be Epic!" Award for Best Soundtrack

Journey

Mass Effect 3

Hotline Miami

Diablo III

Far Cry 3

"Uh Uh Uh Uh" Award for Best Melee Combat

Hotline Miami

Darksiders 2

Assassin's Creed III

Sleeping Dogs

Diablo III

"Pew-Pew-Pew-Pew" Award for best Shooting

Spec Ops: The Line

Far Cry 3

Mass Effect 3

Shoot Many Robots

Sleeping Dogs

"Its 2012 You Can't Join My Game!?" Award for Best Co-op Multiplayer

Diablo III

Torchlight 2

Far Cry 3

Mass Effect 3

Journey

"Going Pro" Award for Best Competitive Multiplayer

Gotham City Imposters

Natural Selection 2

Counter Strike: Global Offensive

Far Cry 3

Assassin's Creed III

"Creativity" Award for Most Creative

Journey

Asura's Wrath

Hotline Miami

Gotham City Imposters

Dear Esther

"They Wrote on the Walls in Blood" Award for Best Use of Gore

Spec Ops: The Line

Hotline Miami

The Walking Dead

Dishonored

Diablo III

"Vents are Your Best Friend" Award for Best Stealth

Mark of the Ninja

Dishonored

Assassin's Creed III

Far Cry 3

Hitman: Absolution

"Broken Controller" Award for Hardest Game

Hotline Miami

Hitman: Absolution

Xcom: Enemy Unknown

Diablo III

Natural Selection 2

"Purposely Blind Yourself" Award for Best Sunlight

Assassin's Creed III

Far Cry 3

Hitman: Absolution

Spec Ops: The Line

Journey

"Cryo Sleep Does not Work on Robots (uhhehehehehe)" Award for Funniest Game

Sleeping Dogs

Hitman: Absolution

Gotham City Imposters

Shoot Many Robots

"Cool Guys Don't Look at Explosions" Award for Best Action

Spec Ops: The Line

Far Cry 3

Assassin's Creed III

Sleeping Dogs

Mass Effect 3

"The Final Stage" Award for Best Boss Fights

Torchlight 2

Diablo III

Asura's Wrath

Darksiders 2

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

"Hit M Once Every 30 Seconds" Award for Best Open World

Assassin's Creed III

Darksiders 2

Sleeping Dogs

Far Cry 3

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

"The Addiction" Award for Best Gameplay

Hotline Miami

Dishonored

Far Cry 3

Xcom: Enemy Unknown

Diablo III

"Heroes of Our Time" Award for Best Main Character

Asura

Captain Martin Walker

Lee Everett

Agent 47

Death

"Steal the Spotlight" Award for Best Supporting Character

Clementine

Haytham Kenway

Sam (Far Cry 3)

Yasha

Kenny

"The Power of the Dark Side" Award for Best Villain

Blake Dexter

Vaas

Deus

Haytham Kenway

Hoyt

"Bring Your Whole Crew" Award for Best Cast of Characters

Mass Effect 3

The Walking Dead

Asura's Wrath

Assassin's Creed III

Far Cry 3

"It's 2012 WTF!" Award for Biggest Disappointment/Annoyance

Checkpoint system (Hitman)

Inferno (Diablo 3)

Lack of Choice (Mass Effect 3)

Save File Bug (The Walking Dead)

Story Missions (Assassin's Creed III)

"The People's Champ" Award for Best Developer

Yager

Tell Tale

thatgamecompany

Runic

Firaxis

"Tears of Joy" Award for Best Story

Spec Ops: The Line

The Walking Dead

Mass Effect 3

Dear Esther

Asura's Wrath

"Standing Ovation!" Award for Best Ending

Journey

Dear Esther

The Walking Dead

Hitman: Absolution

Spec Ops: The Line

"It Came Outta Nowhere" Award for Best Surprise

Far Cry 3

Asura's Wrath

Journey

Spec Ops: The Line

The Walking Dead

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Posted by CJduke

Here of the nominees for my game of the year awards from 2012:

"The Moosey Retro" Award for Best Non-2012 Game

Alan Wake

Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

Saints Row The Third

To the Moon

"Time Should Freeze When Gaming" Award for Game I Didn't Get To Play in 2012

Halo 4

Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward

FTL: Faster Than Light

Dust: An Elysian Tale

Call of Duty: Black Ops II

"My Parents Think It's Real" Award for Best Looking Game

Sleeping Dogs

Hitman: Absolution

Journey

Dear Esther

Far Cry 3

"Details, Details!" Award for Best Art Design

Dishonored

Diablo III

Torchlight 2

Journey

Guild Wars 2

"Prime Real Estate" Award for Best Setting

Rook Island (Far Cry 3)

Dunwall (Dishonored)

1989 Miami (Hotline Miami)

Hong Kong (Sleeping Dogs)

American Revolution (Assassin's Creed III)

"Actual Acting" Award for Best Voice Acting Performance

Nolan North as Captain Martin Walker

Melissa Hutchinson as Clementine

Dave Fennoy as Lee Everett

Michael Mando as Vaas

Michael Wincott as Death

"Take a Bow" Award for Best Overall Voice Acting

Assassin's Creed III

Far Cry 3

Mass Effect 3

The Walking Dead

Spec Ops: The Line

"The Theme" Award for Best Song

Hydrogen (Hotline Miami)

Alive Inside (The Walking Dead)

And the Heavens Shall Tremble (Diablo III)

Far Cry 3 Main Theme

Nascence (Journey)

"It's Gonna Be Epic!" Award for Best Soundtrack

Journey

Mass Effect 3

Hotline Miami

Diablo III

Far Cry 3

"Uh Uh Uh Uh" Award for Best Melee Combat

Hotline Miami

Darksiders 2

Assassin's Creed III

Sleeping Dogs

Diablo III

"Pew-Pew-Pew-Pew" Award for best Shooting

Spec Ops: The Line

Far Cry 3

Mass Effect 3

Shoot Many Robots

Sleeping Dogs

"Its 2012 You Can't Join My Game!?" Award for Best Co-op Multiplayer

Diablo III

Torchlight 2

Far Cry 3

Mass Effect 3

Journey

"Going Pro" Award for Best Competitive Multiplayer

Gotham City Imposters

Natural Selection 2

Counter Strike: Global Offensive

Far Cry 3

Assassin's Creed III

"Creativity" Award for Most Creative

Journey

Asura's Wrath

Hotline Miami

Gotham City Imposters

Dear Esther

"They Wrote on the Walls in Blood" Award for Best Use of Gore

Spec Ops: The Line

Hotline Miami

The Walking Dead

Dishonored

Diablo III

"Vents are Your Best Friend" Award for Best Stealth

Mark of the Ninja

Dishonored

Assassin's Creed III

Far Cry 3

Hitman: Absolution

"Broken Controller" Award for Hardest Game

Hotline Miami

Hitman: Absolution

Xcom: Enemy Unknown

Diablo III

Natural Selection 2

"Purposely Blind Yourself" Award for Best Sunlight

Assassin's Creed III

Far Cry 3

Hitman: Absolution

Spec Ops: The Line

Journey

"Cryo Sleep Does not Work on Robots (uhhehehehehe)" Award for Funniest Game

Sleeping Dogs

Hitman: Absolution

Gotham City Imposters

Shoot Many Robots

"Cool Guys Don't Look at Explosions" Award for Best Action

Spec Ops: The Line

Far Cry 3

Assassin's Creed III

Sleeping Dogs

Mass Effect 3

"The Final Stage" Award for Best Boss Fights

Torchlight 2

Diablo III

Asura's Wrath

Darksiders 2

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

"Hit M Once Every 30 Seconds" Award for Best Open World

Assassin's Creed III

Darksiders 2

Sleeping Dogs

Far Cry 3

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

"The Addiction" Award for Best Gameplay

Hotline Miami

Dishonored

Far Cry 3

Xcom: Enemy Unknown

Diablo III

"Heroes of Our Time" Award for Best Main Character

Asura

Captain Martin Walker

Lee Everett

Agent 47

Death

"Steal the Spotlight" Award for Best Supporting Character

Clementine

Haytham Kenway

Sam (Far Cry 3)

Yasha

Kenny

"The Power of the Dark Side" Award for Best Villain

Blake Dexter

Vaas

Deus

Haytham Kenway

Hoyt

"Bring Your Whole Crew" Award for Best Cast of Characters

Mass Effect 3

The Walking Dead

Asura's Wrath

Assassin's Creed III

Far Cry 3

"It's 2012 WTF!" Award for Biggest Disappointment/Annoyance

Checkpoint system (Hitman)

Inferno (Diablo 3)

Lack of Choice (Mass Effect 3)

Save File Bug (The Walking Dead)

Story Missions (Assassin's Creed III)

"The People's Champ" Award for Best Developer

Yager

Tell Tale

thatgamecompany

Runic

Firaxis

"Tears of Joy" Award for Best Story

Spec Ops: The Line

The Walking Dead

Mass Effect 3

Dear Esther

Asura's Wrath

"Standing Ovation!" Award for Best Ending

Journey

Dear Esther

The Walking Dead

Hitman: Absolution

Spec Ops: The Line

"It Came Outta Nowhere" Award for Best Surprise

Far Cry 3

Asura's Wrath

Journey

Spec Ops: The Line

The Walking Dead

Posted by MooseyMcMan

A very interesting bunch of nominations. Interesting indeed.

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