Spike VGA 2012: The Walking Dead wins Game of the Year
Posted: 08.12.2012 06:32 by Comments: 7
The Spike Videogame Awards highlighted Telltale Studios' episodic adventure game The Walking Dead: The Game, giving it the Game of the Year Award, as well as best Downloadable Game, Best Adaptation, Best Voice Actress (Melissa Hutchinson's role as Clementine), and Studio of the Year for Telltale itself.

Halo 4 earned Best Xbox 360 game as well as Best Graphics, while Journey earned the Best PlayStation 3 game, Best Independent Game and Best Soundtrack. XCOM: Enemy Unknown was named as Best PC Game.

As far as genres, Borderlands 2 got Best Shooter, Best Multiplayer Game and Best Voice Actor (Dameon Clarke as Handsome Jack), Dishonored earned Best Action-Adventure Game, and Mass Effect 3 got Best RPG. NBA 2K13 and SSX earned Best Team Sports and Best Individual Sports games respectively, while Need for Speed: Most Wanted won Best Driving Game. Finally, Persona 4 Arena earned best Fighting Game. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dawnguard was given Best Expansion.

Finally, Grand Theft Auto V was awarded Most Anticipated Game.
Related games: The Walking Dead [Season 1] (PC), The Walking Dead Collector's Edition (PS3), The Walking Dead Collector's Edition (Xbox360), Halo 4 (Xbox360), Journey (PS3), XCOM: Enemy Unknown (PC), Borderlands 2 (PC), Borderlands 2 (PS3), Borderlands 2 (Xbox360), Dishonored (PC), Dishonored (PS3), Dishonored (Xbox360), Mass Effect 3 (PC), Mass Effect 3 (PS3), Mass Effect 3 (Xbox360), SSX (PS3), SSX (Xbox360), NBA 2K13 (PC), NBA 2K13 (PS3), NBA 2K13 (Xbox360), Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) (PC), Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) (PS3), Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) (Xbox360), Persona 4 Arena (PS3), Persona 4 Arena (Xbox360), The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dawnguard (PC), The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dawnguard (PS3), The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dawnguard (Xbox360), Grand Theft Auto V (PC), Grand Theft Auto V (PS3), Grand Theft Auto V (Xbox360)


By SiyaenSokol (SI Elite) on Dec 08, 2012
Even though the game is slow paced, the story is very good, and I still haven't continued after Episode II... who knows what epic zombie adventures await me still.
By HenoKutus (SI Elite) on Dec 08, 2012
Awesome series !
By LukeDion1987 (SI Core Veteran) on Dec 08, 2012
SiyaenSokol@, you will be ''schocked'' I can tell you that for sure ;-)

Great game! GOTY for sure!!

P.S. ME3 as best RPG??? This is a good game, but best RPG...
By Kres (SI Elite) on Dec 08, 2012
Seriously best RPG? Who made a mistake there? That kills the old school sense of what RPG should be...
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Dec 08, 2012
Have to agree, Kres and Luke. I've tried the demo, and was not impressed. I do agree with "Journey" being the best Indie title however, but I'd also argue it was a strong contender for best PC game overall.
Have to get around to playing many of these titles...when I have the spare cash and they're on sale.
By SiyaenSokol (SI Elite) on Dec 09, 2012
@LukeDion1987: Oh I am sure that I will be shocked :) I badly want to play the game, but I have this new method of sorting out what to play. I pick four games, and then use online dice. The game with the highest number on the dice is the winner, and The Walking Dead has lost three times now, so maybe I will be lucky the next time.

I haven't even played Mass Effect 2 yet, though I very much enjoyed Mass Effect 1. I have heard to many negative remarks about Mass Effect 3, so I won't be playing it soon.
By DAmicoThunder (SI Core Veteran) on Dec 10, 2012
I will also agree with Kres and Luke, it's a good title and probably a decent game but it's not likely to be the best RPG because that's a hard one to win.