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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)
Click Here For The Complete Survey Results
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I don't know. Voting multiple times kind of throws these results out the window for me. I don't see the point, I'm not even gonna read through the article, sorry.
I am appalled.
I like this list better than the Game Informer list. Much better.
Get the stain of Assassin's Creed 3 off this *** list. Disgusting.
Far Cry 3 gets no love? What the hell?
Nice picks a,
A little disappointed with my peers
Finally, AC3 wins an award for something!
Really guys, I know this list may not be perfect, but it's an opinion and therefore we should not be saying how stupid/ridiculous/"violently stupid" it is. I disagree with some of it, sure, but man everyone should probably chill. Haha.
I don't think halo 4 was all that great I guess I just liked it better when I didn't have to go to the left side click a button then go to the right side and click a button after going down corridors.
Wow. Mario Party Beat Xenoblade. Wow.
You can't really take this seriously. Even though Game B may be 100 times better than Game A, Game A has hundreds of thousands more players who never gave Game B a chance.
'"Handheld Exclusive Assassin's Creed III: Liberation"
apparently no one who actually plays handheld games voted
Is this a joke? People seriously voted that very mediocre AC game for the Vita better than the absolutely amazing Virtue's Last Reward? And Mario Party 9 over Xenoblade? How the hell did that piece of crap even get on this list?
Mass Effect 3 an RPG? ahahahahahahahahaha
I really like Halo 4 but I'm sorry, its not a game of the year. Top 10? Maybe. But #1? Heck no! It's a great game but not the top of the year, in my opinion.