Game On: 2012 Spike Video Game Awards Complete List Of Winners

By December 8, 2012

Sprinkled throughout the f-bombs and laughs provided by host Samuel L. Jackson, some Vector Monkeys were handed out at this year’s Spike Video Game Awards (which turned 10 this year).

With some surprise upsets coming from Telltale Games and their 5-episode Xbox Live Arcade game, The Walking Dead walking away with multiple wins; some big titles like Black Ops 2 walking away with nothing (which I STILL don’t get); pretty killer trailers (including a trailer for something called “The Phantom Pain” which many are speculating was a ruse to announce the next Metal Gear Solid title); Beck taking home an award for Best Song AND a blow out finale by JB and KG – otherwise known as Tenacious D – this year’s VGAs went off without much of a hitch and had less awkward moments than last year’s.


Best Wii/Wii U Game: New Super Mario Bros. U

Best PC Game: XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Best RPG: Mass Effect 3

Best Team Sports Game: NBA 2K13

Best DLC: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim – Dawnguard

Best Social Game: You Don’t Know Jack

Best Xbox 360 Game: Halo 4

Best Graphics: Halo 4

Best Shooter: Borderlands 2

Best Multiplayer: Borderlands 2

Character of the Year: Claptrap from Borderlands 2

Best Performance by a Human Male: Dameon Clarke in Borderlands 2 as “Handsome Jack”

Best Action/Adventure: Dishonored

Best Independent Game: Journey

Best Musical Score: Journey

Best PS3 Game: Journey

Best Original Score: Journey

Game of the Decade: Half-Life 2

Best Song in a Game: “Cities” by Beck (Sound Shapes)

Best Handheld/Mobile Game: Sound Shapes

Most Anticipated Game: Grand Theft Auto 5

Best Individual Sports Game: SSX

Best Driving Game: Need for Speed Most Wanted

Best Fighting Game: Persona 4 Arena

Best Performance by a Human Female: Melissa Hutchison in The Walking Dead as “Clementine”

Best Adapted Game: The Walking Dead

Best Downloadable Game: The Walking Dead

Studio of the Year: Telltale Games

Game of the Year: The Walking Dead (Telltale Games)

I gotta be honest, when they announced The Walking Dead had beat out EVERYONE for GOTY, I yelled “YES” in the press room because it was nice to see a QUALITY non-retail game (meaning you can’t buy it in stores) get the friggin’ credit it deserved. So much so that in the days leading up to the VGAs, the hashtag #ForClementine popped up all over Twitter.

Tenacious D’s Jack Black

And with aforementioned finale provided by Tenacious D, we bid farewell to another year at the VGAs.

Are there any titles you’re surprised did or didn’t pick up an award last night? Sound off and lemme know!


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Cricket Lee
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