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Overall Game of the Year 2012

The moment you've been waiting for!

Looking back over an entire year, it’s hard to tell which games are going to stand out through the years that follow.  Which titles are people going to continue to talk about, get nostalgic over, and load up to replay next a decade from now?  Maybe we had a few of those this year, but only time will tell.  Perhaps we will look back on what we voted to be the very best of 2012 and our monocles will spin in amazement at our ageless judgment.  Or maybe we’ll all laugh and wonder what we were thinking. 

GOTY Awards 2012

We certainly hope that our awards thus far will prove to be of the monocle-spinning variety and that you have been nodding your head in agreement as you read along.  Now it’s time to reveal what our staff picked for the overall games of the year.  We think you might be a little surprised by what you see and perhaps at what you don’t see.

It was certainly tough to come to these conclusions, but the PixlBit process is completely reliant on each staff member casting a secret ballot.  There is no debate or discussion until after the votes are tallied, and believe me there was a mix of jubilation and disappointment in our ultimate winners even among the staff. Let us know what your picks are for the very best of the year in the comments and what you think of ours.

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Michael117

01/25/2013 at 12:37 PM Reply | Permalink | Report

Great games, all deserving. I was surprised only a little, I thought Journey was going to take it but it was a nice to see Xenoblade get the nod. The resident lurking jrpg fan will be appeased, maybe. As long as nobody tries to discuss sales, popularity, or anything else about anything. Don't mention Mass Effect or Elder Scrolls either (like ever), and we may just have world peace yet. Those games are made by shell corporations pumping out broken games that aren't fun, all under the mighty umbrella of overlords unknown sucking up the profits.

I'm not saying they're Illuminati. BUT THEY'RE ILLUMINATI!

Julian Titus Reviews Editor

01/26/2013 at 02:12 AM Reply | Permalink | Report

And the PixlBit award for best comment of the year goes to Michael117.

Angelo Grant Staff Writer

01/26/2013 at 04:09 PM Reply | Permalink | Report

Also aliens

ShyGuy

02/10/2013 at 09:04 PM Reply | Permalink | Report

I really need to play Dishonored.

asrealasitgets

02/25/2013 at 06:47 PM Reply | Permalink | Report

I was surprised at how captivated I would become by this game. The open ended endlessness of the world is very refreshing. It feels like a fresh new step for JRPGs and I look forward to the WiiU follow up this year.

transmet2033

02/27/2013 at 04:57 PM Reply | Permalink | Report

Dishonored is great.  Especially playing high chaos.

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