Game of the Year 2012
This outstanding game is GameSpot's Game of the Year 2012.
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This is GOTY? seriously, not even Max Payne 3, Assassins Creed 3 or Sleeping Dogs were nominees. You people make me vomit.
You fools, this is why there is a user choice award. So the game *critics* can honor innovation and the rest of us with nothing more than an opinion can award something appeasing to the masses. Contain your rage. And I commend you gamespot for choosing with integrity instead of picking what would be most popular. Kudos.
Wow. I literally just signed up to say this is the worst thing to happen to gaming since Diablo 3! Journey? Are you kidding me? And Far Cry 3 doesn’t even get a nomination? Journey has average (at best) graphics and virtually no user interaction.
I wish I didn’t have to sign up to comment. I do not want to support your subscriptions, but this list is poorly thought up and there is no way Journey is GOTW!!!
This is the worst GOTY. Ever! Most games are better than this. I appreciate that it is a good game, for some, but not for me.
I haven't finish Journey so i can't comment too much but so far Journey offers me a very unique gaming experience. Congratulations to ThatGameCompany and Santa Monica Studio. But to me, Far Cry 3 and The Walking Dead are the best game of 2012.
Seriously?! Oh my word, what is wrong with everyone this year or rather last. I didn't play Journey or Walking Dead but I did play Dishonored, Far Cry 3, Assassins Creed 3, Max Payne 3 and a few more just to name a few and they were all brilliant!!!! Especially dishonored. And they mostly got brilliant reviews so I am very confused and annoyed and I'm not the only judging from some of the other comments. Were the votes rigged, only the online community voted or did they just think it was better than a lot of other brilliant games? Hopefully it's better this year
journey aye how much did the game company pay you guys at gamespot? the game looks very uninteresting and boring. bad graphics.
I'm super surprised at these reactions. Journey being game of the year makes almost too much sense. Best gaming experience of my life; I'm sorry but even doubting this choice is a bit disturbing.
So according to most of the "gamers" in here, GOTY is a game where you do the same stuff in almost the same way? ... boring
Yes, Journey is the best game of the year. That's why I love you guys so much. You always pick the best, not the easiest.
I don't get why everyone is so disappointed. Journey was a good game and if I remember correctly, GOTY was decided by OUR votes and thus was decided by the majority of users. Rather, I am pleased with this outcome, but to each their own.
Wtf this is shit these are the same guys who chose super Mario galaxy over cod 4 bio shock and mass effect gamespot should be ashamed really they picked journey over games like assassins creed 3 come on mass effect is 100009000 times better then journey even walking dead is better then journey and spelunky and guild wars two I am more disappointed about the retared choices these imbeciles chose they don't make good choices and well I going to disconnect from gamespot alog with my 200 friends from school gamespot you suck and shall never revive a liking from me I have lost all respect for gamespot so I bid you a big failure for your decisions
Extreme disappointment in gamespot
My thought on gamespot is that I don't care what you say
You have lost all respect from me and I bid you many failures in your future
Sincerely a disappointed member
@wizardboyus Usually they have outlets for Laptops and ur devices. Plus I dont know of any laptops that would last 8 hours on a game like dishonored or Deadspace
Well, I tried the journey demo and it was like watching paint dry. I then forgot about it. I sprang for the full game as it was on sale and assumed I must be missing something. While it wasn't Paint Drying: The Full Version, and had it's moments, . . . GOTY? . . . Honestly? Well, par for the course for Gamespot. Since I've been on this site, their GOTY choices have produced some real head scratchers. The year that Crysis, COD4, Mass Effect, Portal, Bioshock and Rock Band came out they chose Super Mario Galaxy--which didn't even look as good as RE 4 which came out on an older system a year ealier. They chose MGS 4 over GTA IV. Demons Souls won over Uncharted 2 despite their scoring the former a 9.0 and the latter a 9.5. As much as I like what I've played of Skyrim, it's inexcusable DLC issues and bugginess across all platforms prevent me from calling it GOTY. My preference would have been Batman: Arkham City. If a game this short can be GOTY then all bets are off. Who knows, maybe the upcoming BL2 and ME3 DLC will be early 2013 contenders :P
The one that really deserves it is ME3. Journey is only one platform game, how it can be game of the year!!!
TWD should of won its not a 30 min game and it has way more depth then journey its the clear winner to me especially cuz usually websites try and pick something unique well i guess journey is considered more unique so it automatically wins just like what happened on ign
Gamespot you surprise me this is exacly the reason why I don't go on this site anymore because it's full of shit Encore!
All of the games mentioned are great it really depends on the person who is playing if your into 1st person shooter it should be Far Cry 3.3rd person should be Mass Effect 3.If your into strategic RPG game Xcom is the geme for you.Thanks to all the Game makers you all did a Good job More games to come for 2013!!!.
I don't care about this voting, the only one I cared was Dubious Honors, What's wrong? Did the companies got angry?
Just like how they are doing the "what type of gamer you are" series, they gave the game to all the "introverts" out there. Including Gamespot themselves. It is a joke that Borderlands 2 and FarCry didn't even make the finals list. That in itself can not be taken seriously, let alone their choice for GOTY. To give it to a game that literally takes 1/100th of the time to make should be an insult to all the game developers out there.
Game deserved this award...I mean let's be honest...a game that no one has heard of? AUTOMATIC WINNER.
It's funny how the people's choice for GOTY isn't even a nominee :O I don't think I've seen that happen before
Also I watched quite a bit of Journey gameplay and I have to say, even if it's the experience, the gameplay was literally walk, jump, and push flags/ribbons around. Also everyone's raving about the music but it seemed like music you could find all over youtube if you typed in "relaxing music." I'm sure it's very awesome to play, but I think in terms of content and overall gameplay, there are a lot better contenders. Voting for this as GOTY seems to be more of a statement and not much of an award to the best game.
Absolutely agree with everything these guys said one billion percent.
Journey is an absolute masterpiece across all of entertainment, not just games, and it deserves to be recognized as such.
Very few games have ever made me feel and emote as much as Journey did.
It's one of those rare game experiences that reminds me why I love games, what's so amazing and magical about them and why I want them to be a part of my life forever.
It's my Game of the Year, of the decade even, by a long long way.
Game of the year my A**!! This game sucks, its ridiculous, its boring. There is no point to wondering around in the desert. Whomever voted this game game of the year is probably a tree-hugging nut job!!!!
I love Journey so much it's amazing, so happy it won. The emotion in it is incredible, I played with one person for like 3/4 of the game then they just left and you just feel like so alone and that you had gone through so much with them. The most emotional part is walking with another person through the snow part and your both nearing death. Well done Journey.
Journey! I'm so happy Gamespot is again highlighting games that MOVE people and are significant for the future, not just the biggest and baddest (ho hum). IGN also picked Journey and their elegant two minute sequence of Games of the Year since 2001 is very elegant HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEERLu_brSs
Oh, I thought for sure Lollipop Chainsaw would come out on top. Apparently artistic beauty wins over mindless violence. Out of curiosity which game was the best seller of 2012?
I'm in absolute agreement with the verdict. Your first playthrough of Journey is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and I pine for more games that so deeply engross the player.
I'm not arguing here and don't get me wrong, Journey is an amazing game but it lasted only around 2 hours. While it was truly amazing and cool I feel like a game that offers tons of time and replay value (Farcry 3, Halo 4, Borderlands 2, Fez, Mass Effect 3, The Walking Dead) should've won. Journey is a really great game but I find it hard to say that as far as worth, value, replayability, graphics, story, multiplayer, and originality it won against some the other games.
My personal favorites of the year: Farcry 3, Halo 4, and Fez!
YES!! I called it! Fantastic, it's too bad there are so many "gamers" who can't appreciate the small marvel that was was this game, as seen in the outraged comments... Either way, I'm glad Journey got the recognition it deserved.
Super big spoilers in this video if you haven't played Journey already, though I guess most who want to have already bought it. But this was a great choice - a nonviolent design philosophy really helped it stand out, and it was probably the most original game this year.
Though the millions of gamers without the sensibilities to appreciate the delicacy and beauty of its design would cry foul. And I can already see that in these comments.