hot  /  reviews  /  video  /  blogs  /  forum

Here are all the Spike VGA winners

11:05 PM on 12.07.2012 // Conrad Zimmerman
  @ConradZimmerman

Because it was easy to miss them during the show

Did you find there to be a noticeable lack of "A" in the broadcast of the 2012 Spike VGAs tonight? By my count, we had somewhere in the neighborhood of half a dozen actual awards given out during the two-hour presentation. A few games won in multiple categories and they saved time by sneaking a few other awards in with the one acceptance speech, while a couple more were announced during the event's red carpet pre-show.

Meanwhile, the rest of the show didn't even bother with the pretense of being anything more than a massive marketing effort, with the scads of new trailers and so forth. Just kind of sad, really, but at least I'm not ashamed of my hobby after this year's show. That's progress.

We do have a list of all the winners to share with you, so at least you can see the full rundown in one easy place, maybe catch the ones you didn't hear during the show.

  • 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: 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, from 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 Male: Dameon Clarke in Borderlands 2 as "Handsome Jack"
  • Best Performance by a Human Female: Melissa Hutchison in The Walking Dead as"Clementine"
  • Best Adapted Game: The Walking Dead
  • Best DLC: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim - Dawnguard
  • Best Downloadable Game: The Walking Dead
  • Best Social Game: You Don't Know Jack
  • Game of the Decade: Half-Life 2
  • Character of the Year: Claptrap from Borderlands 2
  • Most Anticipated Game: Grand Theft Auto 5

Spike VGA 2012 Winners [Spike.com]




 Reblog (or) Blog Reply

Conrad Zimmerman, Moustache
 Follow Blog + disclosure ConradZimmerman Tips
An avid player of tabletop and video games throughout his life, Conrad has a passion for unique design mechanics and is a nut for gaming history. He can be heard on the comedy podcast () and str... more   |   staff directory

Get more destructoid:   We're indie-run, blogging for the love of it, and our site will always be free. Optionally, you can support us and get: (1) Faster pages from our cloud server (3) Wide(r)screen (3) No big ads on Dtoid, Japanator, Tomopop, or Flixist (4) Auto contest entries, and (5) Dibs on betas & downloads. Try it out

 Setup email comments

Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our moderators, and flag the user (we will ban users dishing bad karma). Can't see comments? Apps like Avast or browser extensions can cause it. You can fix it by adding *.disqus.com to your whitelists.


  Around the web (login to improve these)




Back to Top


We follow moms on   Facebook  and   Twitter
  Light Theme      Dark Theme
Pssst. Konami Code + Enter!
You may remix stuff our site under creative commons w/@
- Destructoid means family. Living the dream, since 2006 -