VGW’s Game of the Year 2012 Winners

After much deliberation, VGW has announced its winners for all categories for Game of the Year 2012. Check out the full list of winners (and losers) below! While you’re at it, check out the personal Game of the Year 2012 lists for several of the VGW staff members and see who you most identify with!

Game of the Year 2012 Winners

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Best Action Game — Dishonored | Our Review

Best Adventure Game — The Walking Dead

Best Fighting Game — Mortal Kombat (Vita) | Our Review

Best First Person Shooter — Far Cry 3 | Our Review

Best Third Person Shooter — Spec Ops: The Line | Our Review

Best PC Exclusive — Torchlight 2 | Our Review

Best Racing Game — Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed | Our Review

Best Role-Playing Game — Mass Effect 3 | Our Review

Best Puzzle Game — Angry Birds: Star Wars

Best Sports Game — MLB 12: The Show

Best MMO — World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria

Best Handheld Game — Gravity Rush | Our Review

Best Graphics — Far Cry 3 | Our Review

Best Soundtrack — Journey | Our Review

Best Voice Acting — Spec Ops: The Line | Our Review

Best Story — Spec Ops: The Line | Our Review

Best Hero — Commander Shepard (Mass Effect 3) | Our Review

Best Villain — Handsome Jack (Borderlands 2) | Our Review

Best Developer — 343 Industries

Best Publisher — 2K Games

Best Trailer — Borderlands 2: “Wimoweh”

Game of the Year — Spec Ops: The Line | Our Review

“E.T. Award” Winners

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Worst Hero — Bryce Boltzmann | Our Review

Worst Villain — Game controls (Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor) | Our Review

Worst Female Sidekick — Amy | Our Review

Worst Plot Twist — Dishonored | Our Review

Worst “Scary” Moment — Fistbump in Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor | Our Review

Worst Setting — Silent Hill: Downpour | Our Review

Worst One-Liner — “Rollin’, Rollin’, Rollin.'” – NeverDead | Our Review

Worst Voice Acting — NeverDead | Our Review

Worst Soundtrack — Borderlands 2 | Our Review

Worst Mechanics — Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor | Our Review

Worst Marketing — Wii U

Worst Game of the Year — Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City | Our Review

About Brian Shea

Brian Shea is VGW's Editor-in-Chief and one of the founding members of the site. In addition to leading the team at VideoGameWriters.com, he contributes such regular features as “Shea’s Say,” "Eleven Things," "Commercials from the Past" and “Essential Gaming."
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  1. Cop Games says:

    A noteworthy article, special thanks from a fellow gaming addict!

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