IGN People's Choice Award: And The Winner Is...
Over a quarter of a million people had their say. Who won?
Over the course of Gamescom 2011, IGN was running the People's Choice Award, giving you the chance to vote for your favourite game of the show - whether you were there in Cologne or not.
Altogether, 258,367 votes were cast - which, as I'm sure you'll agree, is a LOT of people. Incidentally, this makes IGN's People's Choice Award officially the world's largest videogame awards, which we're very pleased about.
It was a hard-fought battle, with five or six different games on top at one point or another in the show. There were 25 candidates, but there can only be one winner, and the eventual victor was... *drumroll*
...Valve's DOTA 2!
Finally unveiled on the show floor, DOTA 2 presents a mix of online RTS and RPG action, and it impressed us as well as voters. You can read our Gamescom impressions here.
There were also four Highly Commended games, each of which got a huge share of the votes:
Thanks for all your votes, and let us know what you think about the final standings below!