VG247 community’s GOTY 2012 results: And the winner is…

Monday, 14th January 2013 11:31 GMT By Nick Akerman

The votes are in. Ant & Dec are stood on stage. Three hopefuls await the ultimate prize from the VG247 community. Which title captured your imagination for Game of the Year 2012? Read on to find out.

Plenty of big-hitters have already featured in part one of our GOTY rundown. With the likes of Mass Effect 3, Halo 4 and Borderlands 2 already out of the way, it’s time to dish out our bronze, silver and gold medals for the Olympic year.

A huge thank you to everybody who took part in this. Without you, VG247′s Sam Clay wouldn’t have produced a video of such gaming wonderfulness.

Special mention once again goes out to forum members Dragon 246 and Bitsnark for overseeing the voting process. Also, a massive thank you to Michael Ireland for coming up with the idea. Much appreciated, peeps.

What do you think of the results? Let us know below.



  1. Fin

    Just started it at the weekend, enjoying so far!

    #1 2 years ago
  2. GwynbleiddiuM

    Kudos to all who made this video. /respect

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Telepathic.Geometry

    So all you motherfuckers better vote THIS year!!! /appropriate smiley

    #3 2 years ago
  4. GK

    no Far Cry 3,no AC3,what a f*** is this? :D

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Syke360

    Number one, one one, 1 , one, won, one, 1, one Number 1!

    #5 2 years ago
  6. tenthousandgothsonacid

    Can someone type in all the places from 10 please ? Video on my phone chews too much bandwidth…

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Telepathic.Geometry

    1. The Walking Dead.
    2. Dishonored.
    3. Journey.

    Can’t be arsed to dig out the other 7 fella, sorry.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. CyberMarco

    10. XCOM: Enemy Unknown
    9. Torchlight 2
    8. Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition
    7. Dragon Dogma
    6. Mass Effect 3
    5. Halo 4
    4. Borderlands 2
    3. Journey
    2. Dishonored
    1. The Walking Dead

    #8 2 years ago
  9. bitsnark

    Nice to see Dragon’s Dogma in there actually.

    Got me feeling all fuzzy like :)

    #9 2 years ago
  10. DrDamn

    Only 4 direct sequels in there too. Nice.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. mistermogul

    Surprised Far Cry 3 didn’t make it!

    #11 2 years ago
  12. tmac2011

    Man i hope game of the year is better this year wow.. just saying im a huge fan of the walking walking dead walking, idk it doesnt seem to be right to have it game of the year. glad theres tons of games coming out this year.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. anik_lc

    Far Cry 3 fans are still enjoying the game so couldn’t get the time to vote in it, just like me. :D

    #13 2 years ago
  14. NeoSquall

    XCOM last and The Walking Dead first? SRSLY?

    #14 2 years ago
  15. polygem

    loving this relaxing little great video

    #15 2 years ago
  16. GK

    and there are Sleeping Dogs?

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Dragon246

    Seriously, you are free to disagree, but this has been an open process. Vote for your pick if you want them to win.
    And I would like to thank everyone involved in this process and I hope it gets much bigger this year :)

    #17 2 years ago
  18. OlderGamer

    I hope so too Dragon, it was fun. Good job!

    #18 2 years ago
  19. mathare92

    But… but… Okami HD?

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Telepathic.Geometry

    I actually voted for Okami HD first time around, but later bumped it out on account of Far Cry 3, as despite it definitely being the best single game of 2012, the truth is that it is of a different age… AN AGE OF LEGENDS!!!

    #20 2 years ago
  21. TheWulf

    Not actually a bad top three. Not bad at all. That’s restored some of my faith in people, though personally I would have put Mass Effect 3 where Dishonored is as it definitely deserves it more. The ending of ME3 was clever, rather than the same old “You saved the Universe! Here, have a segway!” shit that we get shovelled down our throats on a regular basis.

    Oh no, the Universe might actually be screwed because of all these people so far from home! The reapers could help them, but will they accept the aid of the reapers? Destroyed the reapers? Well, we might be truly fucked! It was a great concept, and it actually had the nads to give the finger to anyone who chose destroy (small-minded types that they are). But at the same time it still gave everyone those choices. You were allowed to make a bad, even stupid, choice and you had to live with the consequences.

    For someone who’s able to see the obvious, the reapers were never truly evil, and the boy was just the catalyst trying to communicate and hoping for an exit route this cycle. They were just machines locked into a single choice, the first choice they made, programmed to be that way by an apex race of bloody stupid and arrogant people. (This is why paranoid security is bad.)

    What do you think the Crucible was? It was basically a giant USB drive with a security hack. One that allowed the catalyst to act upon other choices that it realised could work since the original choice it made.

    Y’know… our end is probably going to come much the same way: Borne not of evil people, but stupid and arrogant ones.

    It was clever, for that reason.




    So, yes, I’d have put ME3 where Dishonored is. For at least having the balls to do something different, and to be different.

    #21 2 years ago

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