BADGamingPodcast’s Game of the Year 2012 Awards Page

BADGamingPodcast’s Game of the Year 2012 Results

Now, hopefully you listened to all 6 or so hours of Game of the Year coverage, but, if you didn’t, or if you did and have simply forgotten, here are summaries of all of our categories, our runners-up, and our winners for 2012.

Group Categories:

Graphics Technical:

Winner: Halo 4

Runners-Up: Hitman: Absolution,  FarCry 3

Graphics Artistic:

Winner: Journey

Runners-Up: Asura’s Wrath, Dust: An Elysian Tale

Best Boss Fights:

Winner: Dragon’s Dogma

Runners-Up: Asura’s Wrath, Kid Icarus: Uprising

Most Atmospheric:

Winner: Hotline Miami

Runners-Up: I Am Alive, Lone Survivor

Most Funny/Ridiculous:

Winner: Frog Fractions

Runners-Up: Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward, World Gone Sour

Top NintendoLand Attractions:

12. Takamaru’s Ninja Castle

11. Octopus Dance

10. Yoshi’s Fruit Cart

9. Captain Falcon’s Twister Race

8. Mario Chase

7. Balloon Trip Breeze

6. Pikmin Adventure

5. Donkey Kong’s Crash Course

4. Luigi’s Ghost Mansion

3. The Legend of Zelda: Battle Quest

2. Metroid Blast

1. Animal Crossing: Sweet Day

Top Walking Dead Episodes:

5. Episode 1: A New Day

4. Episode 4: Around Every Corner

3. Episode 5: No Time Left

2. Episode 3: Long Road Ahead

1. Episode 2: Starved For Help

Best Music:

Winner: Mass Effect 3

Runners-Up: Asura’s Wrath, Hotline Miami

Most Innovative/Original:

Winner: NintendoLand

Runners-Up: Sine Mora, The Unfinished Swan

Best New Main Character:

Winner: Lee Everett of The Walking Dead

Runners-Up: Dan Marshall of Binary Domain, Dust of Dust: An Elysian Tale

Best Secondary Character:

Winner: Clementine of The Walking Dead

Runners-Up: Javik of Mass Effect 3, Haytham of Assassin’s Creed 3

Best Voice Acting:

Winner: The Walking Dead

Runners-Up: Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward, The Last Story

Best Story/Writing:

Winner: The Walking Dead

Runners-Up: Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward, Mass Effect 3

2012 is the Year of:

Winner: Stealth

Runners-Up: Robots, Choice

Individual Categories:

Most Surprisingly Good:

Alex: The Darkness 2

Brock: The Walking Dead

Dave: Dust: An Elysian Tale

Isaiah: The Walking Dead

Derek: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron

Zach: Tokyo Jungle

Most Addictive:

Alex: Shin Megame Tensei: Devil Survivor 2

Brock: Super Hexagon

Dave: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

Isaiah: Mass Effect 3

Derek: NintendoLand

Zach: Tokyo Jungle

Biggest Disappointment:

Alex: Resident Evil 6

Brock: Borderlands 2

Dave: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

Isaiah: Diablo III

Derek: Resident Evil 6

Zach: Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified

Most Memorable Moment:

SPOILERS FOLLOW FOR ASSASSIN’S CREED 3, THE WALKING DEAD! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

Alex: Carley’s Death in The Walking Dead Episode 3

Brock: Larry’s Encounter with a Salt Block in The Walking Dead Episode 2

Dave: Meeting Lee’s Brother in The Walking Dead Episode 1

Isaiah: Carley’s Death in The Walking Dead Episode 3

Derek: The End of ZombiU

Zach: Haytham’s Betrayal in Assassin’s Creed 3

END SPOILERS.

Most Anticipated Game Announced for 2013:

Alex: The Wonderful 101 for Wii U

Brock: Splinter Cell: Blacklist for Xbox 360 and PS3

Dave: The Last of Us for PS3

Isaiah:  Bayonetta 2 for Wii U

Derek: The Wonderful 101 for Wii U

Zach: Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch for PS3

Thanks for checking out our individual award winners for 2012. Our lists for Game of the Year can be found in another article.

-Brock

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