PSN Gamers Choice Awards nominees announced

Sony has once again opened up its "PSN Gamers Choice Awards," letting fan votes determine the most popular games of 2012. This year features ten categories consisting of three nominees each, and the winner in each category will go on sale next week.

Voting starts later today, and ends on February 25. Casting your ballot for any of the categories will get you a free XMB theme. The PlayStation Blog didn't detail just how much the winning games will be discounted, but last year the games were 30% off, or 50% for PlayStation Plus members. Check out the nominees list below.

Best PSN Exclusive

  • Journey (PS3)

  • Tokyo Jungle (PS3)

  • The Unfinished Swan (PS3)

Best PSN Game

  • Journey (PS3)

  • The Walking Dead – Season Pass (Episodes 1 – 5) (PS3)

  • Sound Shapes (Cross-Buy) (PS3/PS Vita)

Best Indie Game

  • Journey (PS3)

  • Sound Shapes (Cross-Buy) (PS3/PS Vita)

  • Rainbow Moon (PS3)

Best PS3 Full Game

  • Borderlands 2 (PS3)

  • Assassin’s Creed III (PS3)

  • PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale (PS3)

Best PS Vita Game

  • Gravity Rush

  • Super Stardust Delta

  • Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack

Best PSP (PlayStation Portable) Game

  • Growlanser Wayfarer of Time (PSP)

  • Unchained Blades (PSP)

  • Ragnarok Tactics (PSP)

Best Classic Game

  • Legend of Dragoon (PS3/PSP)

  • Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES (PS3/PSP)

  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (PS3)

Best minis Game

  • Velocity (PS3/PSP)

  • Wizorb (PS3/PSP)

  • Canabalt (PS3/PSP)

Best PlayStation Move Enabled Game

  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 (PS3)

  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (PS3)

  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (PS3)

Best Competitive Multiplayer Game

  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (PS3)

  • SkullGirls (PS3)

  • Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 (PS3/PS Vita)