The Walking Dead was the big winner at the 2012 VGAs tonight, taking home five awards for Game of the Year, Best Downloadable Game, Best Performance by a Human Female for Clementine, Best Adapted Video Game, and Best Studio for developer Telltale Games. Gearbox Software's Borderlands 2 took home Best Shooter, Best Multiplayer, Best Performance by a Human Male for Handsome Jack, and the fan-voted Character of the Year for Claptrap. Journey took home three awards for developer thatgamecompany, including Best PS3 Game, Best Original Score and Best Independent Game.
Not all of the winners were announced on the show, but you can check out the complete list of winners below.
- Game of the Year: The Walking Dead
- Studio of the Year: Telltale Games
- Best Xbox 360 Game: Halo 4
- Best PS3 Game: Journey
- Best Wii/Wii U Game: New Super Mario Bros. U
- Best PC Game: XCOM: Enemy Unknown
- Best Shooter: Borderlands 2
- Best Action Adventure: Dishonored
- Best RPG: Mass Effect 3
- Best Multiplayer Game: Borderlands 2
- Best Individual Sports Game: SSX
- Best Team Sports Game: NBA 2K13
- Best Driving Game: Need for Speed: Most Wanted
- Best Song in a Game: "Cities," by beck, in Sound Shapes
- Best Original Score: Journey
- Best Graphics: Halo 4
- Best Independent Game: Journey
- Best Fighting Game: Persona 4 Arena
- Best Handheld/Mobile Game: Sound Shapes
- Best Performance by a Human Female: Melissa Hutchinson as Clementine in The Walking Dead
- Best Performance by a Human Male: Dameon Clarke as Handsome Jack in Borderlands 2
- Best Adapted Video Game: The Walking Dead
- Best DLC: Dawnguard, The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim
- Best Downloadable Game: The Walking Dead
- Best Social Game: You Don't Know Jack
- Most Anticipated Game (fan voted): Grand Theft Auto 5
- Character of the Year (fan voted): Claptrap, Borderlands 2
- Game of the Decade (fan voted): Half-Life 2
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The full and complete list of all the winners from tonight's show.
Fist-bump for XCOM.
hooray for xcom and walking dead :D
Claptrap? Who voted for that? O_o
All those gamers seduced by Gearbox shift keys!
Tiny Tina is way better :(
Woohoo HL2 for Game of the Decade!! Now I'm going to go cryo-freeze myself until the next installment comes out. :D
Congrats to Tell Tale for GotY... but best studio? Come on... I think Firaxis has them beat there. They took one of the most beloved PC games of all time and somehow lived up to the hype and the nostalgia with XCOM: Enemy Unknown!
While I don't agree with ALL of those winners, I must say that is a splendid list overall.
Yeah, The VGAs are getting better at picking winners. This year they seemed to have a clue. In years past, it seemed they just picked games at random ...
Nice to see SSX getting some love in its respective category.
No call of duty? Color me surprised
Where are Far Cry 3 and All Stars Battle Royal? :*(
How did that buggy POS The Walking Dead win anything
If my save game hadn't spontaneously deleted itself at the start of episode 4, I might be on-board with all the praise The Walking Dead is receiving.