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Platform AwardsXbox 360 Game of the Year

Xbox 360 Game of the Year: The Winner
  • The Winner

  • Dishonored

    Dishonored

    "Unlocking different powers, finishing missions in different ways, and seeing a different endgame all offer appealing incentives to give it another go. It's a rare game that feels so compulsively replayable." - Chris Watters

    Winner
  • The Nominees

  • Far Cry 3

    Far Cry 3

    "Far Cry 3's bigness isn't a detriment: you rarely feel that the game's size led to individual elements suffering from a lack of attention or detailing." - Kevin VanOrd

    Watch the Review »
  • Halo 4

    Halo 4

    "Halo 4 doesn't just take the franchise baton in stride; it sprints out confidently to keep Master Chief and company at the head of the pack." - Chris Watters

    Watch the Review »
  • Mass Effect 3

    Mass Effect 3

    "Unlike the previous game, Mass Effect 3 isn't about 'take cover behind the obvious barriers, shoot the enemies that predictably emerge, and then do it again.'" - Kevin VanOrd

    Watch the Review »
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown

    XCOM: Enemy Unknown

    "This isn't District 9--it's The War of the Worlds, and extraterrestrial invaders are to be annihilated, not welcomed or bargained with." - Kevin VanOrd

    Watch the Review »
154 comments
drswank
drswank like.author.displayName like.author.displayName 2 Like

<Expletive>! <Game Name> should have won! <Optional: Opinion here>.

DCUltrapro
DCUltrapro like.author.displayName 1 Like

how the fcuk does dishonored win over Halo 4?? sorry but that is bull crap

papasd
papasd like.author.displayName like.author.displayName 2 Like

Thats a good game but it shouldnt be the winner!! Far Cry 3 Should Be!!!

Trike22
Trike22

LOL HALO 4 DIDN'T WIN? halo fanbois must be cringing right now.

biokrysty
biokrysty

Really awesome game but its not x360 exclusive , it should have been halo 4 

Thiberyoh
Thiberyoh

of course it's dihonored, best game since skyrim!

maximo
maximo

LOL Dishonoured!!!

 

You have got to be joking. This game felt dull and uninteresting with poor graphics and gameplay mechanics

 

 

sheramir
sheramir like.author.displayName 1 Like

what the hell.

far cry 3 should have won

Shalabi04
Shalabi04

i love how Black Ops 3 wasn't mentioned on any of the 3 platforms lmao, thank god i bought Halo 4 instead. but im REALLY disappointed that it didnt win GOTY for the Xbox platform, esspecially since Dishonored is not a Xbox LIVE game and you can't play online

Shalabi04
Shalabi04

sorry guys i meant black ops 2, i didnt have my glasses on the day i typed this so my vision was a lil blurry

 

MVan86
MVan86 like.author.displayName like.author.displayName 2 Like

Only platform exclusives should be in the running for "best (insert platform) of the year" sorry GS...

Dayyyman
Dayyyman

Halo, Farcry, and Mass Effect are all far better in my opinion.  I honestly didn't see this one coming, haha.

angelbless
angelbless like.author.displayName 1 Like

Im sorry, but this is getting absurd...these two categories doesnt make any sense if the same game goes onto both platforms, you should really consider using exclusives instead.

vlad_dordea
vlad_dordea like.author.displayName 1 Like

Dishonored sould be PC game of the year. Halo 4 is the best Xbox game.

Supergman86
Supergman86 like.author.displayName 1 Like

Why give Dishonored both xbox and PS3 awards. It would be better to give another game a shot at it. Dishonored is great, but I would like to hear about another game.

 

vameink
vameink

Oh man an Xbox-360 exclusive lost against a multi platform.......

The_Gault
The_Gault like.author.displayName like.author.displayName 2 Like

Even though I am a Halo and Dishonoured fan,I tink Far Cry shld hav won

batmangamer1
batmangamer1 like.author.displayName like.author.displayName like.author.displayName 3 Like

Im not a hater but halo 4 should have won.

vameink
vameink like.author.displayName 1 Like

Yes halo 4 lost against a game that deserved to win good job dishonerd

jreezy18
jreezy18 like.author.displayName like.author.displayName 2 Like

Back in my day only platform exclusive games could win these awards. Too bad exclusivity is very dead on a Microsoft platform

isaacmj
isaacmj

 @jreezy18 If you want to play good exclusives, go and read the reviews. The editorials at Gamespot think if you have an XBOX 360 this was the best game you could play in it this year so it is indeed the XBOX 360 game of the year (at least according to Gamespot)

jreezy18
jreezy18

 @isaacmj I know it's the Xbox 360 game of the year according to Gamespot, it wouldn't have the award if it wasn't. I'm just pointing that it is not an Xbox 360 exclusive game winning this award, same with the PlayStation 3. Times have changed.

Exandria37
Exandria37

Woo hoo! Glad Dishonered won. But it would of been a wee bit better if Halo 4 won. Go Master Chief!

Dumper1
Dumper1

The world is going to end in two days time, all the Halo fanboys are going to explode.

PetJel
PetJel

Awesome Dishonored is amazing :)

camarowu
camarowu

I wonder what GOTY will be. 

mix_yan
mix_yan

it should hav been a ps3 exclusive and for xbox an xbox exclusive. i think it should be HALO 4

BestJinjo
BestJinjo

 @mix_yan Why? If an exclusive title is worse than a cross-platform game, it shouldn't win by default. This isn't a poll for the best platform exclusive game but the best game of 2012 for that platform. 

ilantis
ilantis

*facepalm , obviously GS has to pull this kind of hipster crap off every year instead of chosing the so obviously best platform's game

Warsilver
Warsilver

Done... it's all over folks... I think we know Gamespot's GOTY.

jcwainc
jcwainc

 @Warsilver no fool it will lose to guild wars 2 other wise its just a bunch of fan boys at gs. like i've been saying DISHONORED SUCKS!!!!!!! KOOL AID DRINKERS

mr_azim
mr_azim like.author.displayName like.author.displayName like.author.displayName like.author.displayName like.author.displayName like.author.displayName 6 Like

Dishonored fanboys much?  Shouldnt the best PS3/360 shooter be an exclusive title?

Warsilver
Warsilver

 @mr_azim It should be the best game for that system... which may or may not be an exclusive title... obviously.

SpazldNinjaDude
SpazldNinjaDude

WHY ISN'T HALO 4 GETTING IT, and why not love for FC3? It should get something on platform, also on the PC one why did a multiplat game get it?

Bezee4u
Bezee4u like.author.displayName 1 Like

Dishonored really Gamespot? Its a great game but sure you're trolling us letting it win here, Halo 4 is my best 360 game of the year. :P

blackened83
blackened83

As someone who loves the Halo franchise, Halo 4 does not deserve to win. While I DID have fun playing the campaign (and this is the first time since CE), some of the emotion felt artificial and contrived, like they tried too hard, and every mission was the same in the sense that you had to press some button. Spartan OPs is a joke, multiplayer is so unbelievably catered to casuals, and the game is just REALLY laggy. 343 wanted to really make this game their own, going as far as giving this game a completely new UI that's inferior to the UI that's evolved over the years. And the medals man... WHY ARE THERE SO MANY? They mean absolutely nothing now. And why is the announcer not calm and cool in this one? Just stop trying to make Halo something it isn't. I'm not saying I want the same game from yesteryear, no Halo plays like the last, but 343 changed too much of the core gameplay in order to try and attract a casual crowd, and it just alienated people like me.Also the music is nowhere near the same standard that Marty O'Donnell laid down.

SpazldNinjaDude
SpazldNinjaDude

 @blackened83 Nah, Halo 4 or FC3 should have won. The laggy side, never had any issues. Mine is fine. The small things you are talking about, UI which? It's fine, the only down side is the setting up of matches stuff, that's bad, just get used to it and it works great.

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