Games of the Year – Categories

So it’s December, and that means it is time for every publication, website, blog, channel, and show to give their picks for what they liked most this year. So let’s get to it!

This year’s game selection was a little more limited than last year, but we still had a fantastic selection. This year I’m going to try to focus a bit more on what’s important and keep the categories a little less… silly.¬†Going to try to focus on creating more logical categories… since genres are becoming less and less defined.

The categories and nominees:

Best Story-Driven Game

  • Mass Effect 3
  • Tramsformers: Fall of Cybertron
  • Tales of Graces f

Best Open-Ended Game

  • Final Fantasy XIII-2
  • Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
  • Prototype 2

Best Downloadable Game

  • Journey
  • Closure
  • Mark of the Ninja

Best Action-Oriented Game

  • Darksiders 2
  • Starhawk
  • Diablo 3

Best Story

  • Journey
  • Darksiders 2
  • Mass Effect 3

Best Gaming Moment of 2012

  • Mass Effect 3: The Death of Thane Krias
  • Journey: The Final Flight
  • Tales of Graces f: The Return of Sophie

Best Multiplayer

  • Journey
  • Starhawk
  • Diablo 3

Most Innovative Idea

  • Dragon’s Dogma’s shared encounters
  • Journey’s nameless multiplayer
  • Closure’s use of light and dark

Biggest Disappointment

  • Mass Effect 3’s ending
  • Ninja Gaiden 3
  • Record of Agarest War 2

Game of the Year

Game of the Year will be determined last and nominees will be private so as to not give any indication of winners in other categories. Sorry ;)

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