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Canada Awards Its Favorite Video Games Of 2012

Last night, the fourth annual Canadian Video Game Awards were held Vancouver, British Columbia. Below you will find the list of what Canada considers to be the best games of the year. The Canadian video games are awarded exclusively to games that were developed in Canada, and released in 2012. Far Cry 3 was the big winner taking home Game of the Year, Best New Character (Vaas), The Fan's Choice Award, Best Animation, Best Game Design, and Best Visual Arts. It turns out Canadian's really like to romp around tropical islands fighting insane people and tigers.

You can check out the full list of winners and nominees below, or by heading to the Canadian Video Game Awards official website.

Game of the Year
WINNER: Far Cry 3
Assassin’s Creed III
Far Cry 3
Mark of the Ninja
Mass Effect 3
Papo & Yo

Future Shop Fans’ Choice Award
WINNER: Far Cry 3
Assassin’s Creed III
Batman Arkham City Armored Edition
Far Cry 3
Mark of the Ninja
Mass Effect 3
Papo & Yo
Prototype 2
Sleeping Dogs
Sound Shapes
Waveform

Best Console Game
WINNER: Mass Effect 3
Assassin’s Creed III
Far Cry 3
FIFA Soccer 13
Mass Effect 3
Sleeping Dogs

Best Downloadable Game
WINNER: Mark of the Ninja
Incredipede
Mark of the Ninja
MechWarrior Online
Shank 2
Waveform

Best Game on the Go
WINNER: Sound Shapes
Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition
My Singing Monsters
Shellrazer
Sound Shapes
The Bard’s Tale

Best Social / Casual Game
WINNER: The Secret World
i saw her standing there
Jurassic Park Builder
Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth
Rubber Tacos
The Secret World

Best Animation
WINNER: Far Cry 3
Far Cry 3
Mark of the Ninja
Prototype 2
Shank 2
Sleeping Dogs

Best Audio
WINNER: Assassin’s Creed III
Assassin’s Creed III
Incredipede
Mark of the Ninja
My Singing Monsters
Sound Shapes

Best Game Design
WINNER: Far Cry 3
Assassin’s Creed III
Far Cry 3
Mark of the Ninja
Mass Effect 3
Sound Shapes

Best Game Innovation
WINNER: Sound Shapes
Far Cry 3
Mark of the Ninja
Papo & Yo
Sound Shapes
Waveform

Best Indie Game
WINNER: Mark of the Ninja
Mark of the Ninja
Papo & Yo
Shank 2
Sound Shapes
Waveform

Best New Character
WINNER: Far Cry 3
Far Cry 3 – Vaas
Nun Attack – The Nun Squad!
Papo & Yo – Quico
Prototype 2 – James Heller
Sleeping Dogs – Wei Shen

Best Original Music
WINNER: Mass Effect 3
Assassin’s Creed III – Main Theme Song
Mass Effect 3 - Leaving Earth
Papo & Yo – Liberation
Sleeping Dogs - Sleeping Dogs Score
Sounds Shapes – Cities

Best Technology
WINNER: Assassin’s Creed III
Assassin’s Creed III
Mark of the Ninja
MechWarrior Online
Prototype 2
SSX

Best Visual Arts
WINNER: Far Cry 3
Assassin’s Creed III
Far Cry 3
Incredipede
Mark of the Ninja
Mass Effect 3

Best Writing
WINNER: Mass Effect 3
Assassin’s Creed III
Far Cry 3
Mark of the Ninja
Mass Effect 3
Sleeping Dogs

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