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Best of gamescom 2012 winners announced!

Aug 22 // Hamza CTZ Aziz    @CTZ

gamescom blew our expectations away and showed us exactly why it's one of the most popular videogame conventions in the world last week. We saw a ton of great games, and nominated loads of titles in 12 different categories, including Best of Show.

We've already revealed our Community Choice Award which you had a say in. Now it's time for you to find out what we picked for the best showings at gamescom.

And the winners are ...

Congratulations to developer Treyarch Studios, as Call of Duty: Black Ops II is our Game of the Show winner. The team is breaking the cliched formula of first-person shooters by giving the series a dramatic facelift with player choice in the single-player, creating a new standard (all over again) for the competitive multiplayer scene, and embracing the future of gaming with their eSports push.

Congrats to all the winners and nominees. Like we said at E3, we're in for a great year of gaming with all these offerings on the horizon.

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GAME OF THE SHOW WINNER: Call of Duty: Black Ops II (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC)

Nominees:

Assassin's Creed III
Beyond: Two Souls
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Dead Space 3
Dishonored
Hawken
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
The Last of Us
Rayman Legends
Far Cry 3
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

COMMUNITY CHOICE WINNER: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (PC)

BEST CONSOLE GAME WINNER: Call of Duty: Black Ops II (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC)

Nominees:

The Last of Us
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Far Cry 3
Assassin's Creed III
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Metal Gear Rising: Revegeance
God of War: Ascension
Beyond: Two Souls
Dead Space 3
Dishonored
Rayman Legends

BEST PC GAME WINNER: PlanetSide 2 (PC)

Nominees:

Arma 3
Company of Heroes 2
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
Gameglobe
Hawken
PlanetSide 2
SimCity
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm
Guild Wars 2 

BEST PORTABLE GAME WINNER: Assassin's Creed III: Liberation (PlayStation Vita)

Nominees:

Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified
Final Fantasy Dimensions
Assassin's Creed III: Liberation
LittleBigPlanet Vita
Motley Blocks
Castlevania: Mirror of Fate

BEST DOWNLOADABLE GAME WINNER: Joe Danger: The Movie (Xbox Live Arcade)

Nominees:

Sacred Citadel
Guardians of Middle-Earth
Kickbeat
Joe Danger: The Movie
Motley Blocks
Final Fantasy Dimensions

BEST ACTION/ADVENTURE GAME WINNER: DmC (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC)

Nominees:

Assassin's Creed III
Dead Space 3
Dishonored
DmC
God of War: Ascension
Resident Evil 6
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
Tomb Raider
The Last of Us
Dead Island: Riptide

BEST FIGHTING GAME WINNER: Dead or Alive 5 (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)

Nominees:

Injustice: Gods Among Us
PlayStation All Stars: Battle Royale
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Dead or Alive 5

BEST PLATFORMER WINNER: Rayman Legends (Wii U)

Nominees:

LittleBigPlanet Vita
LEGO Lord of the Rings
Rayman Legends
Skylanders

BEST RACING GAME WINNER: Need for Speed: Most Wanted (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC)

Nominees:

F1 2012
Need for Speed: Most Wanted

BEST ROLE-PLAYING GAME WINNER: Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (PS3)

Nominees:

Final Fantasy Dimensions
Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

BEST SHOOTER WINNER: Call of Duty: Black Ops II (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC)

Nominees:

Arma 3
Crysis 3
Dust 514
Far Cry 3
Hawken
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Medal of Honor: Warfighter
PlanetSide 2
Borderlands 2

BEST STRATEGY GAME WINNER: SimCity (PC)

Nominees:

Company of Heroes 2
Dragon Commander
SimCity
StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm
XCOM: Enemy Unknown
End of Nations

BEST TECH WINNER: Gameglobe (Browsers)

Nominees:

Dust 514 + PC Connection
Gameglobe
Skylanders
Wonderbook


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