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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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good picks! even though wasn't expecting Mario Party 9
Oddly enough it is a decently matched opinions.
Clearly the well-known name of Assassin's Creed game won over the lesser-known, but far better, Zero's Escape game.
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Horrible, horrible picks for alot of these categories. Halo 4?!?, come one people lets get over the Halo already can we.
In honor of Mario Party 9 winning the wii exclusive award, I think the game informer staff should have to do a 2 hour replay of it.
Personally, I agree with these opinions alot more
My personal games of the year are as follows:
Game of the Year overall: Far Cry 3
Shooter: Far Cry 3
Action: Assassin's Creed 3
RPG: Mass Effect 3
Fighter: Tekkan Tag Tournament 2
Dont play Platformers, Racing games, or MMOs
Co-op Multipolayer: Borderlands2
Competitve Muyltiplayer: Cod BLack Ops 2
DLC: Skyrim Dragonborn.
Really happy to see Halo 4 up there, Take that CoD fans lol
No way is Halo 4 GOTY in my book. I've been having a blast playing it so don't get wrong, I do think it is a great game. But it just feels to dated & uninspired to me to get GOTY, I mean other than some new enemies it's the same game it has been. I'd put Halo 4 in my top ten of this year but no higher than 6th or 7th.
Cool. One or two that I voted for made it.
Cool! Street Fighter X TEKKEN didn't make this list! just for that! this list is the best!!
I notice that Far Cry 3 isnt on this list, but it was by far my favorite experience of the year.