Feature: The Games Cabin Game of The Year Awards 2012 Nominations

2012 game of the yearIt’s been one hell of a year…

2012 is almost done and dusted, so as we approach the new year/the end of the world, we’ve drawn up our nominations for The Games Cabin’s first Game of The Year Award.

There’s been hits and misses, blockbusters and flops, sequels and new properties, even a new console with the PS Vita and an upgrade with the Nintendo 3DS, so there’s no shortage of games to draw from for our first Game of The Year Award.

Check out the nominations below:

halo 4 goty

Xbox 360

 Halo 4

Forza Horizon

 The Walking Dead

Minecraft

Trials Evolution

journey goty
Playstation 3

Borderlands 2

 Journey

Starhawk

Twisted Metal

Dishonored

the last story
Nintendo Wii

Xenoblade Chronicles

 The Last Story

Rhythm Heaven Fever

Mario Party 9

Project Zero 2: Wii Edition

batman arkham city goty

Nintendo Wii U

ZombiU

New Super Mario Bros. U

 Batman Arkham City – Armored Edition

 Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Assassin’s Creed III

assassin's creed liberation ps vita goty
Playstation Vita

Uncharted: Golden Abyss

Gravity Rush

LittleBigPlanet Vita

Persona 4 Golden

Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation

diablo 3 goty
PC

 Guild Wars 2

DOTA 2

 Planetside 2

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

Diablo III

kid icarus goty
Nintendo 3DS

Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask

Paper Mario 3DS

New Super Mario Bros. 2

Kid Icarus: Uprising

Resident Evil: Revelations

rayman jungle run goty
Mobile

Rayman Jungle Run

Crazy Taxi

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 10th Anniversary Edition

Punch Quest

The Dark Knight Rises

starhawk ps3 goty
Best Exclusive

Journey

Halo 4

Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation

 Starhawk

The Last Story

the walking dead goty
Best Single-Player

The Walking Dead

Journey

Mass Effect 3

The Last Story

Dishonored

black ops 2 goty
Best Multiplayer

Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Halo 4

Guild Wars 2

 Planetside 2

 Starhawk

far cry 3 goty

Best Graphics

  Halo 4

Far Cry 3

Assassin’s Creed III

Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Mass Effect 3

gravity rush goty
Best Sound Design

Journey

Mass Effect 3

Halo 4

Gravity Rush

Max Payne 3

the amazing spider-man goty

Best Open World

Mass Effect 3

Sleeping Dogs

Dishonored

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 10th Anniversary Edition

The Amazing Spider-Man

need for speed most wanted
Best Racing

Forza Horizon

 Need for Speed: Most Wanted

F1 2012

Dirt: Showdown

Wipeout 2048

mass effect 3

Best RPG

Mass Effect 3

Pokemon Black Version 2

Diablo III

Torchlight II

Paper Mario 3DS

psasbr goty
Best Fighter

Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale

Street Fighter X Tekken

Dead or Alive 5

Mortal Kombat (PS Vita)

Soul Calibur V

fifa 13 goty
Best Sports

SSX

Fifa 13

NHL 13

WWE’ 13

Tony Hawks Pro Skater HD

uncharted golden abyss ps vita goty
Best Platformer

New Super Mario Bros. U

LittleBigPlanet Vita

Uncharted: Golden Abyss

New Super Mario Bros. 2

Fez

borderlands 2 goty
Best First-Person Shooter

Halo 4

Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Borderlands 2

Far Cry 3

Gotham City Imposters

max payne 3 goty

Best Third-Person Shooter

 Starhawk

Max Payne 3

Spec Ops: The Line

Ghost Recon: Future Soldier

Sleeping Dogs

angry birds star wars
Best Puzzle

Quantime Conundrum

Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack!

Angry Birds Star Wars

Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask

Bad Piggies

hotline miami indie goty
Best Indie

Journey

Fez

FTL

 Hotline Miami

Unfinished Swan

lego batman 2 dc super heroes ps vita
Biggest Disappointment

 Assassin’s Creed III

Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (PS Vita)

Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified

Cubix

LittleBigPlanet Karting

spec ops the line goty
Most Under-Hyped/Unappreciated

Starhawk

LittleBigPlanet Vita

Dear Esther

Spec Ops: The Line

Sleeping Dogs

when vikings attack goty
Best Downloadable Game

The Walking Dead

When Vikings Attack!

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition

Journey

Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack!

007 legends worst game

Worst Game

Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified

007 Legends

Ridge Racer Vita

Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock

Angry Birds Trilogy (PS3, Xbox 360, 3DS)

dishonored goty

Game of The Year

Journey

Far Cry 3

 The Walking Dead

Dishonored

Halo 4

Quite a list I think you’ll agree, hopefully you can spot a few of your favourites amongst this years nominations.

Check back on Friday December 21st when we announce our winners for each category and see which game gets the coveted Game of The Year 2012 Award.

Until then, keep it with The Games Cabin for the latest gaming news, reviews and all other interests in the world of gaming and general geekery.

What do you think of this years nominations? What would be your Game of The Year? Let us know in the comments.

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Hi! I'm Chris. It's not the name I would have given myself at birth, but it'll do... Playing games is my favourite pastime, whether it be on a console, a handheld, a phone or some simple snakes and ladders, I just love playing games!