Today is the official last chance to vote for this year’s Golden Joystick Awards. If you haven’t already voted, make sure you do it now before it’s too late. To conclude our look at each of the GJA categories, we make our picks in the biggest category of the lot - Ultimate Game of the Year.
Ultimate Game of the Year category shortlist:
Who are we voting for?
Matt Cundy (UK Editor): Journey. Proving games are capable of so much more.
David Houghton (UK Associate Editor): Batman: Arkham City. It's damnably hard to choose between Bats and Journey, but as a lifelong Dark Knerd the impact of Rocksteady's sequel is still reverberating with me a year later. It simply gets everything right. Mood, tone, character psychology, gameplay evolution, affecting storyline... It's just one of the best adaptations of Batman in any medium. Ever. Not to mention one of the most beautiful and masterful uses of the Unreal Engine 3 ever seen.
Justin Towell (UK Content Editor): It’s got to be Skyrim. No other game sunk its teeth into me as much as this one… nor as often if we’re going to include the dragon fights. There’s honestly not much more I can imagine this generation of consoles delivering in terms of detail in such a large-scale world. Making your own adventure or following the tighter-paced and scripted storyline is equally enthralling, not to mention seeing dragon bones crawl from the ground and come to life. Man, what a game.
Those are our picks for Ultimate Game of the Year, 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.