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Last year will go down as one of the better years in video games, with titles like Halo 4, Far Cry 3, and The Walking Dead coming out among many others. But before we turn the page on 2012, here's a look at the games that readers voted as their favorites of the year.
Our Reader Games of the Year poll garnered 56,415 respondents, with the two stipulations being people could vote multiple times, and that they didn't have to vote on every category.
Here are the list of winners in each category, but you can also check out the full survey below.
Reader Games of the Year 2012 (GI picks in parentheses if different)
Game of the Year Halo 4 (Mass Effect 3)
Shooter Borderlands 2 (Halo 4)
RPG Mass Effect 3
Strategy XCOM: Enemy Unknown
Fighter Soulcalibur V (Tekken Tag Tournament 2)
Sports FIFA 13
Puzzle Quantum Conundrum (Fez)
Action Assassin's Creed III (Dishonored)
Platformer Rayman Origins (handheld) (New Super Mario Bros. U)
Racing Need for Speed: Most Wanted
MMO Guild Wars 2
Co-op Multiplayer Borderlands 2
Competitive Multiplayer Halo 4
PS3 Exclusive Journey
Xbox 360 Exclusive Halo 4
PC Exclusive Guild Wars 2 (Torchlight II)
Wii Exclusive Mario Party 9 (Xenoblade Chronicles)
Wii U Exclusive New Super Mario Bros. U
Handheld Exclusive Assassin's Creed III: Liberation (Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward)
Downloadable Exclusive The Walking Dead (Mark of the Ninja)
Mobile Exclusive Angry Birds Star Wars (10000000)
DLC of the Year The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Dragonborn (Mass Effect 3: Leviathan)
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ok Halo 4 got GOTY, but didn't get best shooter? lol
So Halo 4 wins GOTY and best competitive, but it doesn't win Best Shooter? I don't understand the logic... Mario Party 9 wins best Wii Exclusive? *Sigh*
There are a couple of things that I don't agree with, but nice picks overall.
Soul Calibur 5? wha, over Persona 4 Arena? crazy readers
Kinda strange how Halo 4 didn't win any award but "Best Competitive Multiplayer" yet won the "Game of the Year" award, but a great list otherwise!
Pokemon Black 2 and White 2 were my GOTY.
I'm sad too see them not get as much love as they deserve.
But..... They did get 2nd in RPG, so that's something right?
Where is Resident Evil Reveletion on the handheld category? How come XCOM is not game of the year.
Crazy people out there... I still can't believe Halo 4 won GOTY. -.-
how the hechk did mp9 win wii exclusive :( .. common ppl i love mp games but mp9 is the worst so far
When I saw that Mario Pary beat Xenoblade my first thought was that people voted for it just to get a GI hated franchise as high as possible