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  • jan-mathew-dagdagan - May 10, 2014 10:27 p.m.

    No TF2
  • TheGooseinator - October 9, 2013 7:01 p.m.

    It had to be either Journey, The Walking Dead, or Mass Effect 3. All three games influenced story, gameplay, and the outward view of games in general, and all three will be remembered for years to come.
  • mudpooch - December 31, 2012 3:08 a.m.

    That is such an insanely undeserved winner any other game would have been much better...
  • The_Tingler - December 30, 2012 12:03 p.m.

    Yep, happy to agree with The Walking Dead. I personally wouldn't as I'm kind of on-board with all the comments that say it's not got that much game in it, but the devastatingly well-told and branching storyline that reacts to your personal decisions perfectly makes up for it. Agree with the inclusion of most choices there, with two caveats. Hitman Absolution I haven't played so won't comment, but plenty of reviews and everyone I know who has played it utterly hates it. Not "slightly disappointed by", HATES. I think that's the same reason why Assassin's Creed III didn't get on this list, am I right? The one I HAVE played and disagree with its inclusion is Max Payne 3. Yes the gameplay is fun, but after every short shootout is a f***ing cutscene! It's far more movie than game, and both a movie that rips off Man On Fire AND makes Max Payne barely relevant in his own story. There is literally a point in MP3 where he has literally no reason to continue sticking around risking his life but does anyway - not even for revenge since no one he cared about got killed.
  • tehtimeisnow - December 29, 2012 11:02 p.m.

    this is SO STUPED.were is black op 2?its the best gane of the yaer by far the most intesne shooteng gane of all time with the best mutlipleyer ever made.and also how u gyus leave out iphone ganes? thats leaveing out a hole platmform of ganes rite there and ipohne is the future of all gameing.this gane of the yaer list is so dissepointing its so idoitic
  • The_Tingler - December 30, 2012 11:51 a.m.

    I really, really hope this is an intentional joke troll. Otherwise, this is the funniest comment I've (barely been able to) read all year.
  • Dante1924 - December 30, 2012 2:48 p.m.

    Yeah. He's made many comments with this kind of spelling and mindset for a long time now. And I'm pretty sure his spelling has actually gotten worse over time.
  • Martfish - December 31, 2012 1:15 a.m.

    Learn to spell...people might then take your opinions seriously.
  • Janoosen - December 25, 2012 12:49 p.m.

    Like Argadem said, most people who talk shit about The Walking Dead probably haven't even touched the game or even considered it. I was also among those skeptical of the game, but I was wrong. Oh so wrong. It's a beautiful (yet at the same time horrible in terms of their plight), epic tale of survival and no other game has ever made me relate to or feel so much for video game characters. I agonized over every decision I made and I always asked myself "Did I make the right choice?" something no other game has ever made me think before either. A truly wonderful game and a well deserved GOTY award. Screw all the haters. I bet if The Walking Dead was a full blown FPS with thousands of zombies to slaughter with a wide array of weapons conveniently placed all over the place people would have screamed "THIS GAME ROCKS!!!!111" etc. I for one enjoyed the change of pace since most FPS games nowadays are utterly horrible and only mindless fanboys play long running series despite how bad they are. But that's a matter of personal opinion.
  • Argadem - December 23, 2012 8:41 a.m.

    I bet half of the people that talk crap about The Walking Dead didn't even play it. Believe me,i usually don't play "point and click" games and i wasn't interested in playing The Walking Dead at first,but i gave it a go anyway. And after i played the first episode i just couldn't wait to play the second. As almost everybody who finished,i cried also. It is my Game of the Year and i will remember it for years to come. For everybody that still didn't play it and think that it's just some stupid game,i advise you to atleast try it. You could be suprised how great it actually is.
  • codystovall - December 21, 2012 12:11 p.m.

    Walking dead...........I disagree, not much of a game, more of an interactive comic. Winner is now Transformers Fall Of Cybertron.
  • The_Tingler - December 30, 2012 11:54 a.m.

    It's the interactive part that's the most important - it really couldn't have been done in any other genre. On the other hand, I kind of agree with you on Transformers. Certainly the game I've enjoyed most all year, and the only one I've fully replayed to completion.
  • JohnDagger - December 19, 2012 11:19 p.m.

    I would have picked Walking Dead as well. It immersed me into a universe and into a character so much that I often found myself yelling at the screen involuntarily when something terrible happened. Masterfully written, well paced, beautiful, and bitter sweet. I cannot wait for the next season from Tell Tale.
  • StonedMagician99 - December 19, 2012 8:30 p.m.

    MASS EFFECT 3 GETS MY VOTE.
  • TheBountyHunted - December 19, 2012 6:24 p.m.

    I still gotta go with Dishonored as my GotY. It's awesome game play and in-depth story are great. I played through twice, once as stealthily as possible, and the other killing everything that I could while trying to remain undetected. Both were fun and no matter how you go at it, it's a good time.
  • Divine Paladin - December 29, 2012 11:56 a.m.

    A good time doesn't change the way the entire industry looks at the genre.
  • 7-D - December 19, 2012 11:43 a.m.

    Hotline Miami!
  • Balaska - December 19, 2012 11:26 a.m.

    A lot of great games on this list, also some poor ones. Hitman probably the worst, it doesn't deserved to be called hitman. Splinter Cell: Bald Edition maybe. There are only two masterpieces on this list, Dishonored and Journey.
  • KA87 - December 19, 2012 7:30 a.m.

    What? Zombies won again? When will humanity start winning?

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