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UPDATE: The votes are in! See the winners of the 2012 PlayStation.Blog Game of the Year Awards here.


The critics have named their favorite games of the year — now it’s your turn. We’re pleased to announce the first-ever PlayStation.Blog Game of the Year Awards, a chance for PlayStation fans to select the best of the best in PlayStation gaming for 2012.

Voting is easy: Click on your pick from each of the nominee lists below. Don’t see the game you want to vote for? No problem! Just write in your selection by clicking the bottom option on any of the polls. We’ll reveal your winners next Wednesday, December 19th.

While we’ve put a lot of thought into our very first PlayStation.Blog Game of the Year Awards, this is a first step in a much bigger journey. Next year, we hope to expand them to include more international regions, introduce more specific categories and bestow new awards. Be sure to let us know if you have any bright ideas for next year. We’re all ears!

But enough talk. It’s time to vote! See you on Wednesday.

PS3 Game of the Year

It wasn’t easy to condense the best of this year’s Blu-ray lineup into a manageable list, but we did it — barely. Vote once from the list of 15 finalists below. If you think we missed a game, vote for it using the write-in option at the bottom!

PS3 Game of the Year (PSN only)

This category is dedicated to PS3 titles that have only (or initially) been released on PlayStation Network, excluding full-priced digital Blu-ray games. We counted standalone games, free games, and episodic series such as The Walking Dead.

PS Vita Game of the Year

Vote for your favorite physically released PS Vita game of 2012. Don’t see your favorite on the list? Write in your vote at the bottom of the poll below!

PS Vita Game of the Year (PSN only)

We dedicated this category to digitally released PS Vita titles that weren’t available on store shelves, including free games such as Treasure Park and Frobisher Says.

PS Mobile Game of the Year

The newest member of the PlayStation family is only a few months old, but it’s already attracted a solid launch lineup of bite-sized gems.

Best Use of PlayStation Move

This year saw some intriguing applications of PlayStation’s motion controller, from music creation to new gameplay experiences. We counted any application of PlayStation Move, from full-priced Blu-ray games to PSN downloads to Add-on packs.

Most Anticipated PS3 Game

What upcoming PS3 game are you most eager to play? Vote from the list of 20 nominees or write in your selection at the bottom of the poll.

Most Anticipated PS Vita Game

Choose your most-anticipated PS Vita game, physical or digital, or write in a pick at the bottom of the poll app.

Now that you’ve voted, tell us what you voted for in the comments and why.

Add Your Own


December 15th, 8:04 am

Hello folks and all the people of the PS Family, since recently I started to read about different good and bad things that had been posted on the US PSBlog and one of the events got my attention. This first-ever “PlayStation. Blog Game of the Year Awards”, and I thought about combining this event with recent issues about PS+ Store Update for US customers. The main Idea is that, from now on I think Sony will give us a chance every year to choose the best title in PlayStation gaming for next year , so I thought that the TOP 3 games that are going to win the contest for PlayStation Game of The Year and 1 game for PSN only Game of the Year (3+1 = 4 games), Sony will handle them for free for PS+ Update as an extra title in addition to all the stuff, no matter what are they going to giveaway every month (like it was before). And these 4 titles are being spread through entire year, this will be like 1 extra game every 3 months. So in the end Sony will give us 4 extra AAA-titles that won the PlayStation. Blog Game of the Year Awards of 2012 in the next year.

p.s: The main reason why I’m not sharing this on PS.Blog Share, cause the space for sharing an idea is limited. Sad :(.


December 15th, 8:06 am

This is just one of the opportunities that might just come in handy to keep the gamers happy and to attract new and old customers that give up on PS+ Subscription.

kayakuk35 said:

December 15th, 8:11 am

The last of Us

remanutd5 said:

December 15th, 8:12 am

Ps3 game of the year – Starhawk
Ps3 psn only – Journey
Psvita game of the year – Little Big Planet
Psvita psn only – Escape Plan
Ps mobile game of the year – i’m still waiting on trophy support to buy a game
Best use of psmove – Sorcery
Most anticipated ps3 game – God of War Ascension
Most anticipated psvita game – this one is really tough but its between Killzone Mercenary, Sly Cooper Thieves in Time, Soul Sacrifice or Tearaway.

blindrocket said:

December 15th, 8:15 am

The Last Guardian
I wish we knew it wasn’t going to become vaporware so it could be on the most anticipated list. :(

remanutd5 said:

December 15th, 8:18 am

oh i forgot to add Ps4 launch line up:
Motorstorm World Tour ( this is a must sony you hear me? )
Killzone 4 or Resistance 4 ( either one )
Mm new IP
Eight Days
The Getaway3
The Last Guardian
Sucker Punch New IP
thank you.

hulkrock said:

December 15th, 8:31 am

The Last of Us is definitely PS3’s most anticipated game.

Grayfox2k8 said:

December 15th, 9:47 am

Some of the choices are very hard to make because there are so many good games to choose from!

Dragonslayer_023 said:

December 15th, 9:52 am

I threw Spec Ops a bone for best PS3 game, it’s an amazing story that more people should experience. Also VLR isn’t a PSN only Vita game but I had to vote for it since it was there, with apologies to Super Stardust.

Godchild1020 said:

December 15th, 9:54 am

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royal for PS3 GOTY
Journey for PSN GOTY
Persona 4: Golden For PSV GOTY
Sound Shapes for PSV (PSN) GOTY
Surge for PSM
Sorcery for Best use of the Move
The Last of Us for Most Anticipated PS3 Game, with Ni No Kuni coming in a close second.
Killzone Mercenary for Most Anticipated Vita Game, with Warrior’s Lair coming in a close second.

davidyerion1 said:

December 15th, 10:01 am

hmmm a good list..it was hard to pick but ….its done

NashTheSlash said:

December 15th, 10:37 am

Tons of great download games and Vita games, but I really didn’t enjoy games shipped on blu-ray this year.

I love using the Move with games like Unfinished Swan and Infamous 2, but the Move only games don’t seem to be very good.

barnaclejoe said:

December 15th, 11:04 am

PS3 GOTY ~ Journey
PS3 GOTY PSN ~ Journey

cjmc18 said:

December 15th, 11:21 am

it seems i can’t decide the ps vita goy i’m in between Uncharted GA or LBP PS Vita

lemebee said:

December 15th, 12:03 pm

AC3 got my game of the year,can’t wait for Watch Dogs for the ps3 and Killzone Mercenary for the Vita. Last of us would have gotten second place for me,but I didn’t get that slot.

lemebee said:

December 15th, 12:03 pm

oh and Uncharted GA for the Vita’s GOTY

Enigma777 said:

December 15th, 12:42 pm

Man, that Most Anticipated Vita Game category is so underwhelming… :(

RJ-DUDE said:

December 15th, 1:00 pm

ACIII GAME OF THE YEAR! Its a game that makes learning fun. What else is there to say about it? The Walking Dead definetly earns PSN Downloadable. And noone else is really hyped over Tearaway? Im not a big LBP fan but its looks friggin epic…

harley2947 said:

December 15th, 1:54 pm

I hope PlayStation All-Stars wins!

MaximMicheal said:

December 15th, 1:56 pm

The hardest category to vote for was Most Anticipated Game of 2013! There’s way too many titles to look forward to next year!

Permafry_42 said:

December 15th, 2:10 pm

It was tough choosing between Ni No Kuni and Bioshock Infinite since I want them nearly equally. However, I chose Ni No Kuni since I am looking forward to getting one of the 5000 copies of the collector’s edition. I bought a Japanese DS version of Ni No Kuni along with the incredible Magic Master book that came with it for a mere 2200 yen while I was vacationing in Japan. I’m incredibly excited to read an English translation of the book and finally get to fully understand the master piece of a book (in addition to the epic masterpiece of a game of course ;D). I’m still very much looking forwards to Bioshock Infinite too though =D 2013 will be such a fantastic year for gaming =D

Xabdos said:

December 15th, 3:01 pm

My list :
Assassin’s Creed III ( I didn’t like the story missions a lot, but everything else was fantastic )
Gravity Rush
Sound Shapes

The Last Of Us ( It is actually my second choice, right after MGS : Ground zeroes [Which is not there] )
Killzone Mercenary

mariogash said:

December 15th, 3:10 pm

NI NO KUNI! With that and Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix, I am very happy to be a PS3 owner.

Sevyne said:

December 15th, 5:03 pm

Why is Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward on the Vita (PSN Only) list when it clearly isn’t PSN only? I’m staring at the physical copy right at this very moment.

bigz12345432 said:

December 15th, 5:47 pm

Dude its gotta be ff x hd. For me no news well barley any can’t wait to play it on thevita

benimaruleo said:

December 15th, 7:30 pm

The Last Of Us

fredster90 said:

December 15th, 7:59 pm

man its hard choosing just one but im glad i can finally destroy everyone who thinks kratos isnt the THE GOD OF WAR

Chapulin140 said:

December 15th, 8:19 pm

Killzone Mercenary and Last of Us

DrApollo said:

December 15th, 8:20 pm

Dark Souls 2 is my most anticipated! Virtues Last Reward was my favorite Vita title. Journey was my favorite psn game.

EZaxess said:

December 15th, 8:47 pm

I believe featuring this poll in the Playstation store would make it exponentially more successful.

Suggestion aside, cheers for the people’s choice. I threw in some votes!

If New Little King’s Story makes it up there perhaps I’ll finally purchase it, I’ve been on the fence with that game for quite some time now.

mooor222 said:

December 15th, 9:06 pm

I enjoyed the game Batman
But I find the evolution of PlayStation 3 wonderful

joefranco85 said:

December 15th, 9:30 pm

we’ll see the winners

Elvick_ said:

December 15th, 9:40 pm

PS3: Tales of Graces ƒ
PSN (PS3): Journey
Honorable Mention: The Unfinished Swan, Okami HD

Vita: Gravity Rush
Honorable Mentions: Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation, LittleBigPlanet, Persona 4: Golden, Rayman Origins, and Uncharted: Golden Abyss
PSN (Vita): Dokuro

Honorable Mention: Escape Plan

PS Mobile: Aqua Kitty
Honorable Mentions: Lemmings, Puzziball, Super Crate Box, Panic

PS Move: Sorcery

Honorable Mentions: Portal 2 in Motion, Wonderbook: Book of Spells

Anticipated PS3: Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
Honorable Mention: Puppeteer, Rain, Beyond: Two Souls, Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time

Anticipated Vita: Tearaway

Honorable Mentions: Soul Sacrifice, Dead or Alive 5: Plus, Killzone: Mercenary, Ninja Gaiden 2: Sigma Plus

Red_Devilz_Rule said:

December 15th, 9:49 pm

Best on PS3 : Assassin’s Creed III

Best on Vita: Uncharted : Golden Abyss (Perhaps the ONLY game so far which did justice to the vita hardware)

Most anticipated PS3 : GTA 5 (No second thought!)

Most anticipated vita : GTA 5 Wishful thinking!!! None of those games on vita I’m looking forward to :(

Shadow_Dancer said:

December 15th, 11:17 pm

Most Anticipated PS3 game is probably the hardest category to choose from. Too many of them ;)

God of War: Ascension
Grand Theft Auto 5
The Last of Us
Tomb Raider
Watch Dogs

MikeGold said:

December 16th, 3:25 am

Persona 4 Golden for Vita. The sole reason why I’ve bought my Vita. Even though I have PS3, Persona is the only important game for me this year.

ABUL-K said:

December 16th, 5:53 am

GTAV is the best! I voted GTAV for Most Anticipated Game!

bldudas said:

December 16th, 7:10 am

I was disappointed that there were no RPGs listed for PS3 game of the year. So I wrote in one of my favorites, Atelier Meruru, though it was a tough choice.
I love Persona 4 Golden for my Vita, but I’ve heard good things about Virtues Last Reward, which I’m getting for Christmas.
And lastly, my most anticipated game for next year. I voted for Ni No Kuni, but I am really looking forward to Tales of Xillia.

TeamInsaneClown said:

December 16th, 7:56 am

Cryrsis 3 all the way, and because its the better serious out of COD, KZ, & BF.

wazzupxl said:

December 16th, 8:02 am

Grand Theft Auto 5 most anticipated game !!

shaun5557777 said:

December 16th, 8:09 am

PS3 Game of the Year (PSN only) hmm let me think its got to be the walking dead episodes 1-5 sorry journey fans but i think telltale games deserves is just better.

shaun5557777 said:

December 16th, 8:12 am

PlayStation.Blog: PS3 Game of the Year 2012 definitely not cod black ops 2 i think im going to go for a shock choice for some people but i think FAR CRY 3.

deathnigth53 said:

December 16th, 8:13 am

Ps vita Soul Sacrifice cant wait for the 4 co-op
ps move Wonderbook it puts the ps move at its best spot (in my opinion)
Ps3 it had to come down to Ac3 and god of war ascension really hard desicion overall i had to go with god of to war since it has multiplayer and Zeus as an add on

shaun5557777 said:

December 16th, 8:18 am

PlayStation.Blog: Most Anticipated PS3 Game im excited for aliens bioshock an tomb raider but its a no brainer GRAND THEFT AUTO 5 is most anticipated game.

bombbreath said:

December 16th, 10:07 am

At Sony they are all the best and continue to give not only value but the best in game play
and overall family and individual entertainment, My family recently upgraded to the 500gb assassins creed
Playstation 3 bundle we love it plenty of room for digital downloads from the Playstation store
Thank you Playstation Network Sony make.belive , We belive the the entertainment is the best.
Sincerly Your Customer Ambassador to the Playstation Network online: bombbreath

IrishDude2 said:

December 16th, 10:43 am

The last of US, Watchdog, Final fantasy X HD and Final fantasy Versus 13 are PS3′s most anticipated games. Hard to pick just one

Senjutsu_Dav said:

December 16th, 11:18 am

Most anticipated game was REALLY HARD to choose, lol. I have multiple games from this list in pre-order.

PS: Like Pabloo1010 said, FFvs13 is the most anticipated game of all time surely, but still no release date after about 3-4 years or waiting… I’ll pre-order as soon as they give a release date.

SPOOKULA209 said:

December 16th, 11:21 am

PSN has and has always had some of the best downloadable games I just wish you could access them through more devices like tablets and phones through psn mobile. Hopefully that’s what they are doing with
Gaikai because they have a lot of games I believe could translate over to mobile/tablet very well. I used to buy more PSN games in the past but I just like to see small developers make money off their ideas

GangstaTroy said:

December 16th, 12:52 pm

My most anticipated Games are PS3, The Last Of Us, God Of War 4, Beyond Two Souls Ps Vita, Soul Sacrifice, Kill Zone, Phantasy Star Online 2

cookiemonster525 said:

December 16th, 1:05 pm

XCOM was the bomb! looking forward to The Last of Us too.

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