XBLA Game of the Year: Nominees 2012

These are GameSpot's nominees for the 2012 XBLA Game of the Year.

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chunli_abe
chunli_abe

Mark of the Ninja. Although it's just a side-scrolling game, it's still the best steath game i have ever played

Mathute87
Mathute87

No Fez? Gee... Yet it's been another amazing arcade year. I only hope TWD wins this or PSN title of the year and leaves Game of the Year to a proper game... 

Taffy872
Taffy872

I hope that Trials Evolution wins, but I have a feeling that The Walking Dead will, and if so, I am completely fine with that because they are both great games.

blackace
blackace

Dust should have been on this list definitely. It should have replaced Sine Mora. Trials Evolution was incredible, but I think Mark of the Ninja or Walking Dead will take the honors here. Spelunky already took platformer award, so I doubt it'll get another one. I don't know why FEZ hasn't been nominated for anything.

ScouseLemon
ScouseLemon

Minecraft not even nominated. Glad these awards are just for fun....

Bayonetta2013
Bayonetta2013

The Walking Dead won VGAs, and they can do it again. Telltale deserves it, that's for damn sure. 

After that powerhouse ending, there's no doubt in my mind that this is not only the best XBLA game, but Game of the Year...on GameSpot, anyways, since it already won VGAs.

KaSeRRoR
KaSeRRoR

TRIALS! LoL! What...? ;)

>=)

kkxtrouble
kkxtrouble

I just realized that i enjoyed the arcade games much more than the AAA games, just like last year my favorite games are from xbla/psn... + ck2.

jpnelson82
jpnelson82

I'd go for Sine Mora, sure it's hard, but it has good art design and is five minutes of dumb fun. Only problem is more people probably got the trial version than purchased the full game. MotN was not that five minutes of fun game.

capper64
capper64

The only one of these five I've played is Trials and I loved it. That said, the others all look fantastic and I've heard great things about them. Got to be tough to choose between them.

herrzrbo
herrzrbo

Fez was by far my favorite and it's no where to be found.

kazumashadow
kazumashadow

A lot of people seem to enjoy Minecraft on the XBLA, wonder why they didn't put it here.

iBuSHiDo
iBuSHiDo

Meh, pick whatever you want. We didn't get Journey, so we lose .

The-Neon-Seal
The-Neon-Seal

Mark of the Ninja. Best stealth game in an age.

Vojtass
Vojtass

Why XBLA is a separate platform? :O  If you really want to play like that GS, give us Steam too.

suplax
suplax

Mark of the Ninja or Walking Dead.

Stonecutters908
Stonecutters908

Mark of the Ninja or Trials. Walking Dead a distant 3rd 

the4lph4
the4lph4

anyone that's played walking dead will agree that is one of the most thrilling games ever  and it will make you cry

maramsp
maramsp

trials! I like that a lot.. even i do not own a 360.. i like the trials game on my pc, and on the phone, i like motocross, so its trials!

drakeship
drakeship

Trials evolution in my opinion.

Ironspore
Ironspore

Sine Mora, far and away the best.

glez13
glez13

For me Mark of the Ninja but I doubt it will win over Walking Death or even Trials.

TomMcShea
TomMcShea

@contentxcontext We had that exact conversation during our meetings and decided that, even with some rough technical edges, it was still worthy of a nomination.

valensim
valensim

Where is Alan Wake's American Nightmare ??? Then I'll pick Mark of the Ninja

Velentar
Velentar

Surprised not to see a nod to Minecraft, it's had great post launch support and massive sales, in addition to it just being a lot of fun in the first place.  I know it didn't originate as an XBLA game, but it's certainly left its mark.

contentxcontext
contentxcontext

The walking dead shouldn’t be here. while as a game its more than worthy, its got issues on the xbox edition that are just not as prevalent or apparent at all in the ps3 or pc editions and its inclusion just prevents several other games from being up for contention.

alexwnwl
alexwnwl

@ScouseLemon minecraft is not release yet

kkxtrouble
kkxtrouble

 @kazumashadow Well this are the editors picks, not the most popular but the best - in their opinion .

Bayonetta2013
Bayonetta2013

 @contentxcontext It sold the most units on the Xbox and the "issues" are hardly anything you notice on the X360 version. Besides, it's a fraction of the experience. This is about the game itself, not how it runs on the Xbox, which runs perfectly fine.