2012 Spike TV Video Game Awards nominees announced

It’s hard to believe that Spike TV has been handing out their Video Game Awards for ten years, but that’s exactly what will happen when the 2012 edition of the awards shows airs on Spike TV (and simulcast on Xbox Live) this December.

Once again hosted by Samuel L. Jackson, this year’s “Game of the Year” will come from a list that includes Assassin’s Creed III, Dishonored, Journey, Mass Effect 3, and The Walking Dead. Journey actually scored seven total nominations, making it one the most honored games at the 2012 VGAs (an honor it shares with Halo 4 and Borderlands 2).

This year’s slate of “Spike TV VGA World Premiere Trailers” (always the highlight of every VGA show) will include several unannounced projects as well as hugely anticipated 2013 releases like The Last of Us, Gears of War: Judgment, and South Park: The Stick of Truth.

The 2012 Spike TV Video Game Awards will take place on Friday, December 7. The complete list of nominees can be found after the break.

Game of the Year

  • Assassin’s Creed III
  • Dishonored
  • Journey
  • Mass Effect 3
  • The Walking Dead: The Game

Studio of the Year

  • 343 Industries
  • Arkane Studios
  • Gearbox Software
  • Telltale Games

Best Xbox 360 Game

  • Assassin’s Creed III
  • Borderlands 2
  • Dishonored
  • Halo 4

Best PS3 Game

  • Assassin’s Creed III
  • Borderlands 2
  • Dishonored
  • Journey

Best Wii/Wii U Game

  • The Last Story
  • New Super Mario Bros. U
  • Xenoblade Chronicles
  • ZombiU

Best PC Game

  • Diablo III
  • Guild Wars
  • Torchlight II
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Best Shooter

  • Borderlands 2
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  • Halo 4
  • Max Payne 3

Best Action Adventure Game

  • Assassin’s Creed III
  • Darksiders II
  • Dishonored
  • Sleeping Dogs

Best RPG

  • Diablo III
  • Mass Effect 3
  • Torchlight II
  • Xenoblade Chronicles

Best Multiplayer Game

  • Borderlands 2
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  • Guild Wars 2
  • Halo 4

Best Individual Sports Game

  • Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational
  • SSX
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13
  • WWE ’13

Best Team Sports Game

  • FIFA Soccer 13
  • Madden NFL 13
  • NBA 2K13
  • NHL 13

Best Driving Game

  • Dirt: Showdown
  • F1 2012
  • Forza Horizon
  • Need For Speed: Most Wanted

Best Song in a Game

  • “Cities” – Beck (Sound Shapes)
  • “Tears” – Health (Max Payne 3)
  • “Castle of Glass” – Linkin Park (Medal of Honor: Warfighter)
  • “I Was Born For This” – Austin Wintory (Journey)

Best Original Score

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  • Halo 4
  • Journey
  • Max Payne 3

Best Graphics

  • Assassin’s Creed III
  • Dishonored
  • Halo 4
  • Journey

Best Independent Game

  • Dust: An Elysian Tail
  • Fez
  • Journey
  • Mark of the Ninja

Best Fighting Game

  • Dead or Alive 5
  • Persona 4: Arena
  • Street Fighter X Tekken
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Best Handheld/Mobile Game

  • Gravity Rush
  • LittleBigPlanet PS Vita
  • New Super Mario Bros. 2
  • Sound Shapes

Best Performance By a Human Female

  • Jennifer Hale as Commander Shepard (Mass Effect 3)
  • Melissa Hutchinson as Clementine (The Walking Dead: The Game)
  • Emma Stone as Amanda Cartwright (Sleeping Dogs)
  • Jen Taylor as Cortana (Halo 4)

Best Performance By a Human Male

  • Dameon Clarke as Handome Jack (Borderlands 2)
  • Dave Fennoy as Lee Everret (The Walking Dead: The Game)
  • James McCaffrey as Max Payne (Max Payne 3)
  • Nolan North as Captain Martin Walker (Spec Ops: The Line)

Best Adapted Video Game

  • Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
  • Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
  • Transformers: Fall of Cybertron
  • The Walking Dead: The Game

Best DLC

  • Dawnguard (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim)
  • Leviathan (Mass Effect 3)
  • Mecromancer Pack (Borderlands 2)
  • Perpetual Testing Initiative (Portal 2)

Best Downloadable Game

  • Fez
  • Journey
  • Sound Shapes
  • The Walking Dead: The Game

Best Social Game

  • Draw Something
  • Marvel: Avengers Alliance
  • SimCity Social
  • You Don’t Know Jack

Most Anticipated Game (Viewer Voted)

  • BioShock Infinite
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • The Last of Us
  • South Park: The Stick of Truth
  • Tomb Raider

Character of the Year (Viewer Voted)

  • Clap Trap (Borderlands 2)
  • Commander Shepard (Mass Effect 3)
  • Connor (Assassin’s Creed III)
  • Master Chief (Halo 4)
  • Raul Menendez (Call of Duty: Black Ops II)
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John Scalzo is Warp Zoned's Editor-In-Chief and resident retro gaming expert. You can follow him on Twitter or email him at john AT warpzoned DOT com.

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