Sony lays out PSN awards slate

Fan vote to determine cream of 2011's downloadable PS3 and PSP crop; winners to go on sale for 30 to 50 percent off starting next week.


Sony's PlayStation Network Gamers' Choice Awards is giving fans a chance to honor their favorite downloadable titles of the last year, or make the ones they haven't tried yet a bit cheaper to acquire.

Infamous: Festival of Blood is up for both Best PSN Exclusive and Best PSN Game.
Infamous: Festival of Blood is up for both Best PSN Exclusive and Best PSN Game.

Sony today unveiled the nominees for the 2012 PSN Gamers' Choice Awards, intended to honor the best downloadable PlayStation 3 and PSP games of the last year. All 10 categories will be determined by fan voting through the PlayStation Store, and the winners will go on sale next week. Beginning March 6, gamers will be able to buy the award-winning games on PSN for 30 percent off, with PlayStation Plus subscribers getting 50 percent off.

Sony is offering a little extra incentive even if players already own all the games that win. Every vote cast will bring with it an exclusive downloadable PSN Gamers' Choice Awards theme. The full list of nominees follows below.

Best PSN Exclusive:
Infamous: Festival of Blood (PS3)
PixelJunk Shooter 2 (PS3)
Tetris (PS3)

Best PSN Game:
Infamous: Festival of Blood (PS3)
Plants vs. Zombies (PS3)
Resident Evil 4 (PS3)

Best PSN Game Playable Online:
Hard Corps: Uprising (PS3)
Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition (PS3)
Tetris (PS3)

Best PS3 Full Game:
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (PS3)
Assassin's Creed II: Deluxe Edition (PS3)
Midnight Club LA Complete Edition (PS3)

Best PlayStation Move Game:
4Elements HD (PS3)
Dungeon Defenders (PS3)
Dungeon Hunter: Alliance (PS3)

Best 3D Game:
Dungeon Defenders (PS3)
God of War: Origins Collection (PS3)
The Sly Collection (PS3)

Best PSone Classic:
Chrono Trigger (PS3/PSP)
Parasite Eve (PS3/PSP)
Xenogears (PS3/PSP)

Best Mini Game:
Angry Birds (PS3/PSP)
The Impossible Game (PS3/PSP)
Pac-Man Championship Edition (PS3/PSP)

Best PSP Game:
Dissidia 012 [duodecim] Final Fantasy (PSP)
Dissidia 012 Prologus Final Fantasy (PSP)
Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together (PSP)

PlayStation Community Award - Best Indie:
Dungeon Defenders (PS3)
Limbo (PS3)
PixelJunk Shooter 2 (PS3)

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They should make this an annual thing!!!

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Good deals! :P Dissidia 012 and Crono Trigger anybody? :D I would vote for Xenogears but I already bought it lol..

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Sounds like a good deal! Way to go Sony!

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Xenogears is up there :D truly made my day

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I bought RE4 HD already with a PS+ 50% discount. What's the bleeding point?

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How is Tetris a psn exclusive... Not sure, but I think I have it on the gameboy, lol. More on topic, might just get tactics ogre if it gets 30% off, since i never got round to getting it... Other than that Libo deserves a vote... didn't play it on the ps3 (laptop ftw) but it's one interesting and fun game.

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where in god's name is Outland?!?! it made gamespot's list for best PS3 game(over uncharted) haha......just kidding GS but seriously it needs to be on that list

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Well I might vote then :)

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I'm interested in the psone classics, but that's about it.

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Actually Megavideogamer im pretty sure I read that downloaded PSP games play on the Vita, so I would imagine they will keep PSP games around for a while. If I am wrong sorry about that, but my phone browser is very limited and I cant look to make sure I am right.

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I kinda want to get those PSP games, before Sony pulls the plug on the PSP. Which they will do soon since PSvita is here. Whilst Sony has supported its consoles PS1,PS2,PS3 for ten years. They didn't say that for the PSP. which they didn't bother changing over to SEN from PSN.

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Awesome idea, terrible choices.

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Tactics Ogre is deserving of the PSP category, without a doubt.

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seriously those PSN titles doesnt deserved it. There are better PSN games than those

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Ooooh. Interesting discount scheme there. :P It's nothing new of course, but what I am more surprised about is that Sony has already promised the discount rates before the winner is even chosen. This won't help Sony maximize profit margins. Let's see if Sony can keep yet another promise; it doesn't exactly have a perfect record at fulfilling these.

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dungeon hunters???? talk about scraping the bottom of the barrel. Anyway im hoping for a 30% off of Chrono Trigger since i got Xeno alrdy.

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Hoping Pac-man at least wins the Mini game department. Because if Angry birds or Impossible game win that, I'll be adding another notch to the number of times humanity has disappointed me. The only other category I'm interested in is the Playable Online category and the three in that one are all good choices.

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@servb0ts Flower came out February 2009. That said its still an amazing game.

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There's no way Festival Of Blood is better than Limbo, c'mon now.

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Where the Hell is PSN Flower? List is tripping.

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I predict, no one will vote for the games they think are good, but rather will vote for the ones they want to a discount ;)

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Why isn't Limbo up for best PSN game, too? It's certainly better than any of the ones listed.

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@pokecharm Infamous Festival of Blood isn't DLC, it's a stand-alone game. You don't need either Infamous disc to play it. About this competition, it's also great but it's also flawed because people will just vote for the game they really want to get for cheap. *guilty*

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And this is why I love Sony!

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I hope Limbo wins something so it'll be at a discount when I pick it up

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Really? Dissidia Duodecim is placed twice on best psp games? There are others: Persona 2, God Eater, The Legend of Heroes

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nice, i'll have to get festival of blood if it goes on sale

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Glad to see Chrono Trigger in there.And Xenogears. Sad to not see Persona 3 Portable in that psp section lol. But ill certainly vote for Street Fighter 3 to get it really cheap :D

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I've been holding off on some of the above titles on the basis I was waiting for a price drop, I'll pick them up if the price drops on the ones I'm interested in.

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Not sure why the paid demo to Dissidia 012 is a nominee...there were other quality PSP games that could have made up the that third.

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I already completed Festival of Blood, but hope it wins. Excellent game.

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hmmm i guess when they go on sale i can get dissidia finally for my vita, never played either dissidia game before but love ff so now seems like a good time :D

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I was hoping to see Outland on this list. I'm waiting for a price drop on it

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RE4 "HD" was a joke.

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cool another year of this. its awesome

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Just vote for a game you want cheap, screw voting for the best ones

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I hope inFamous wins - I would love to get that DLC on sale!

Avatar image for BibiMaghoo

cool idea. Nice one Sony. Perhaps it would be better if the vote was open to any game, but then I have a feeling people would vote for the most expensive to get them cheaper lol

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In other words, everyone vote for the best game you didn't buy!

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Syphon Filter 1 and 2 they should be best Ps1 classic.

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