The Walking Dead shambles away as the big winner at the 2012 Spike TV VGAs

The tenth annual Spike TV Video Game Awards have been handed out and The Walking Dead has come away the big winner, trouncing more ambitious (and expensive) titles such as Halo 4 and Mass Effect 3.

The episodic adventure game based on Robert Kirkman’s comic book series won Game of the Year, Best Adapted Video Game and Best Downloadable Game. Developer Telltale Games also won Studio of the Year while Melissa Hutchinson was honored in the Best Performance By a Human Female category for her role as Clementine.

The other big winner of the night was thatgamecompany’s Journey, which nabbed three awards: Best PS3 Game, Best Independent Game, and Best Original Score. Gearbox’s Borderlands 2 also took home three awards: Best Shooter, Best Multiplayer Game, and Best Performance By a Human Male (Dameon Clarke as Handsome Jack). The viewer-voted Best Character award was also given to Borderlands 2’s Claptrap.

Hit the jump for a complete list of winners from this year’s Spike TV Video Game Awards, which also includes XCOM: Enemy Unknown, New Super Mario Bros. U, Sound Shapes, and many others.

Game of the Year
The Walking Dead: The Game

Studio of the Year
Telltale Games

Best Xbox 360 Game
Halo 4

Best PS3 Game

Best Wii/Wii U Game
New Super Mario Bros. U

Best PC Game
XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Best Shooter
Borderlands 2

Best Action Adventure Game

Best RPG
Mass Effect 3

Best Multiplayer Game
Borderlands 2

Best Individual Sports Game

Best Team Sports Game
NBA 2K13

Best Driving Game
Need For Speed: Most Wanted

Best Song in a Game
“Cities” – Beck (Sound Shapes)

Best Original Score

Best Graphics
Halo 4

Best Independent Game

Best Fighting Game
Persona 4: Arena

Best Handheld/Mobile Game
Sound Shapes

Best Performance By a Human Female
Melissa Hutchinson as Clementine (The Walking Dead: The Game)

Best Performance By a Human Male
Dameon Clarke as Handome Jack (Borderlands 2)

Best Adapted Video Game
The Walking Dead: The Game

Best DLC
Dawnguard (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim)

Best Downloadable Game
The Walking Dead: The Game

Best Social Game
You Don’t Know Jack

Most Anticipated Game (Viewer Voted)
Grand Theft Auto V

Character of the Year (Viewer Voted)
Clap Trap (Borderlands 2)

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