Golden Joystick Awards 2012: One To Watch category – who are you voting for?

As voting for the Golden Joystick Awards 2012 enters its final weeks, we take a look at each of the individual categories. Today is the turn of the One To Watch category.

One To Watch category shortlist:


Who are we voting for?

Matt Cundy (UK Editor): Beyond: Two Souls. Can’t wait to see what David Cage is going to throw at us. Heavy Rain isn’t perfect and certainly doesn’t live up to its own pretensions, but it’s engaging, cool, and a one-of-a-kind experience with plenty of standout moments. If Beyond can bring into sharper focus Cage’s vision of an ‘interactive movie’ then it should make for a memorable experience which will give us all plenty to talk about.

David Houghton (UK Associate Editor): Hitman: Absolution. Definitely. I've been waiting about 1000 years for this one, and I'm not going to divert my attentions at this late stage. After a long period of worrying that the series had lost touch with its brainy, Machiavellian, player-driven roots, Absolution now looks like everything the next-gen sequel to Blood Money should be. And it should be a great way of rounding off a year already charactarised by smart, inventive, off-kilter successes.

Justin Towell (UK Content Editor): Wow – I really have to choose one from all these potential corkers? OK, then I’ll go with Star Wars 1313. The demo I was shown at Gamescom was supposedly running in real-time. But it was a very unreal demonstration – it looks absolutely sensational. If the full game can live up to the promise of the engine and the concept art, this is going to be immense.

Those are the upcoming games getting our votes, but what about you – who are you voting for? Tell us in the comments.

Head to Golden Joystick Awards to vote. Voting closes 22 October. The Golden Joystick Awards 2012 take place 26 October.


  • fanfundy - October 20, 2012 11:27 a.m.

    Watch Dogs, Bioshock Infinite, and Last of Us have my interest the most. If I have to choose one, I say Watch Dogs for the win, IF we get it this generation.
  • Viron - October 19, 2012 10:12 a.m.

    Apparently everyone forgot how cool Watch Dogs was.
  • santaclouse37 - October 19, 2012 1:51 p.m.

  • BladedFalcon - October 19, 2012 3:43 p.m.

    I didn't. But first, it still feels lime it's too far away for me to get as pumped for it compared to titles scheduled to come out in just a few months. And then there's also the thing that we haven't seen that much videos or details from the game apart from that awesome E3 demo. I Am still wondering if the shown footage would look nearly as good in current gen consoles, so much of my excitement remains pending until we know more about that.
  • BladedFalcon - October 19, 2012 8:33 a.m.

    I resent that Metal gear Rising: Revengeance isn't on this list. That's frankly the upcoming game I'm the most excited for. If I have to pick from the list though. I'll go with "The Last of us" Every single second of footage I've seen from the game just looks fantastic, and the game play shows a lot of potential, specially if they can fulfill the promise of the impressive AI behavior shown in the two demos so far.
  • jackthemenace - October 19, 2012 1:45 p.m.

    Agreed, 100%. Either Revengeance or DmC- although, I'm not sure either of them had solid release dates before the competition officially went to print. And, again, agreed. The Last Of Us is definitely the one out of those that I'm most looking forward to, followed shortly after by Hitman and Gears: Judgement, but pipping them both to the post.
  • BladedFalcon - October 19, 2012 3:20 p.m.

    I don't know about DmC's release date, but I'm positive MGR.R already has a set release date by the end of february, can't be arsed to look for the specific day though.
  • jackthemenace - October 19, 2012 3:52 p.m.

    Oh, they've both got release dates now- DmC's somewhere near the middle of January, and I think MGR:R's March in the UK. What I mean is that I don't think those dates had been announced at the point all the voting started, and so they didn't know whether it would be the jurisdiction of this years competition, or next years. Either that, or maybe they'd already announced so much about them both that they're no longer shrouded in mystery?
  • BladedFalcon - October 19, 2012 5:20 p.m.

    Well... You also have Halo 4, Assasin's Creed III And Hitman: Absolution up there as well, all of which have a shitload more info shown than MGR:R and DmC Combined... THEN again, with the possible exception of Hitman, the other two are, whether we like it or not, far, far more popular and well know franchises...
  • GrandTheftAuto - October 19, 2012 6:36 a.m.

    I think some of you might figure out what I am waiting for.. ;)
  • Peguin - October 19, 2012 6:25 a.m.

    Is it me or does Cundy sound way too serious in this article.....can we have titties or thickshake mentioned? Just to make sure its actually Cundy. From this list i would choose watchdogs, that e3 video has me vibrating with excitement.
  • BaraChat - October 19, 2012 6:12 a.m.

    Look now, there's only one good answer to this question, and that's Bioshock Infinite. End of discussion. I'm kidding, I know some will eagerly wait for the likes of "The Last of Us" (already preordered) or Tomb Raider (also preordered) but for me the only real answer is Bioshock Infinite. And now there's a premium/collector's edition!
  • crazor89 - October 19, 2012 5:12 a.m.

    Ahhh too many potentially great games to choose from! But like Dave I've been looking forward to Hitman: Absolution for ages (only a month to go!) so I'll have to go for that one.

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