The year of our Lord two-thousand and twelve has been an incredible year for videogames. It's been a non-stop whirlwind of fantastic titles and reveals these past twelve months -- what a great time to be a gamer.
You always hear this when it comes to picking the best games of the year, but I'll say it again: this was not easy. The games industry was not f*cking around this year!
Below you'll find our nominees for our Destructoid Game of the Year 2012 award.
The winner of our Destructoid Game of the Year 2012 will be announced this Friday on the Destructoid Live show, so be sure to tune in.
In alphabetical order, here are the five nominees for Destructoid Game of the Year 2012:
Mass Effect 3
The Walking Dead
To show our struggles in narrowing it down to the top five games of the year, have a look at our nominee runners-up list for our Game of the Year award:
Congratulations to all the nominees! What do you think about our five nominees for Destructoid Game of the Year 2012? Which game do you think will join BioShock (2007), Left 4 Dead (2008), Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (2009), Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010), and Portal 2 as the next prestigious winner of Destructoid Game of the Year?
Again, we'll be announcing the official winner on Friday, December 14 during our Destructoid liveshow on Youtube.com/Dtoid starting at 3:30PM.
Be sure to tell us your Game of the Year by voting on our Community Choice award poll!
Check out all our other categories and nominations:
Welcome to another edition of Dtoid's Friday Night Fights! So... do any of you Friday Night Fighters have anything positive to say about the Xbox One? Anyone? I'm seriously looking for some glimmer of hope in this bummer of a...more
I grew up as a Nintendo kid, through and through. From the very first time I laid eyes on a Nintendo Entertainment System at a Sears at the age of four, I wanted to be a part of that world. I have no idea why a four-year-old ...more
With the recent lack of clarification of the used game market for the new Xbox One, some gamers are complaining about the possible death of physical used games, and the need to tie all of our games to an account. Microsoft wi...more