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Genre AwardsAction/Adventure Game of the Year

Action/Adventure Game of the Year: The Winner
  • The Winner

  • Dishonored

    Dishonored

    "Once you start experimenting with powers, weapons, and environmental elements, Dishonored's amazing flexibility shows its stuff." - Chris Watters

    Winner
  • The Nominees

  • Darksiders II

    Darksiders II

    "Where the original Darksiders' puzzles could drag, Darksiders II's are more expertly crafted, each one a little more difficult than the last--but never too difficult as to be frustrating." - Kevin VanOrd

    Watch the Review »
  • Lone Survivor

    Lone Survivor

    "Lone Survivor helps you remember what quality games are really all about: an emotionally enrapturing experience that leaves you with plenty of questions to ponder as you go about your day." - Eric Neigher

    Watch the Review »
  • Mark of the Ninja

    Mark of the Ninja

    "Mark of the Ninja abandons the 3D conventions of most stealth games for a simpler 2D platforming framework that takes the genre in an exciting new direction. " - Leif Johnson

    Watch the Review »
  • Sleeping Dogs

    Sleeping Dogs

    "Goofing around and pursuing high marks on these leaderboards is fun, but it's the atmospheric city and the varied story missions that make Sleeping Dogs an alluring adventure." - Carolyn Petit

    Watch the Review »
176 comments
UshLee
UshLee

What!!! Sleeping Dogs should be placed first. Well it is peoples choice awards, thererfore not many people would know about Sleeping Dogs. But still...

Derugs
Derugs

Not a bad winner ;)Why is Darksiders 2nd ??? �That crap !!

topgame2005
topgame2005 like.author.displayName 1 Like

sleeping dogs was IMO way better than dishonered

biokrysty
biokrysty

we had great games in this category, hard to choose

kris912
kris912

sleeping dogs or darksiders 2...

ScreamDream
ScreamDream

Been meaning to rent this. I hear it's a little short though.

InquisitorCrox
InquisitorCrox like.author.displayName like.author.displayName 2 Like

It is very well known that GS for some financial reason always favors Bethesda's, rockstars and M$ studios.

This time was not an exception, dishounered was a fine game and unlike Halo, it ought to be in that list, but not beat.

Its characteristic bioshock like flavor turn me off, if your are of British descendance i understand the reason it might have a certain appeal to you,

but last time i checked G$ hosts a multi-culture-nationality members and is not only adressed to American/Brittish...

The editors should really start considering this, before they fall pray to their nationalism...

MVan86
MVan86

Surprised Farcry 3 wasn't on this list.

ryanurg
ryanurg like.author.displayName like.author.displayName 2 Like

@MVan86�Farcry 3 was placed in the shooter category.

MVan86
MVan86

@ryanurg Farcry 3 is more of an action/adventure game in my opinion - very much like AC, just with guns instead of other weapons.

smashthesmurfs
smashthesmurfs

how did the walking dead make game of the year candidate but it didn't even get nominated in its own genre? Lol gamespot fail.

jsonaut
jsonaut like.author.displayName 1 Like

how is action coupled with adventure, they are 2 different genres? � Dishonored is an action game, the walking dead is an adventure game. �Or am I missing something?

felixvarela07
felixvarela07

For me Sleeping Dogs deserved to win,people thought�that it was going to be a GTA clone and it was not.Great fighting system,very good story and it's just plain fun.Dishonored is good but it get's boring after a while.

CaseyLynchisHot
CaseyLynchisHot like.author.displayName 1 Like

I wish it was Sleeping Dogs, but hell Dishonored really deserved it

Sunjit
Sunjit like.author.displayName like.author.displayName like.author.displayName like.author.displayName 4 Like

Congrats Dishonored

tjsmoke63
tjsmoke63 like.author.displayName like.author.displayName like.author.displayName 3 Like

Well deserved. One of my favorite games this year.

jcwainc
jcwainc

and here's more prof that dishonored sucks!�http://www.g4tv.com/vgdm/best-game-2012/vote/566/dishonored-vs-borderlands2/ only 25% of the people think its a good game. take that kool aid drinkers. like i said ds2 all the way!!!

darksoul1968
darksoul1968

I Agree with you, dishonored sucks, at first i checked the game's score 9 and i though it will be amazing, i was surprised when i started playing it and i stopped it at mission 1. I think darksider II should have won, even if it lacks the difficulty which professional video gamers like�me�seek for. For mr the best game ever is DARK SOULS.

NevellBartos
NevellBartos

@darksoul1968 maybe the fact that you stopped on the first mission emphasizes your lack of suitability to rate the game. How can you say it sucked when you played less than 5%% of it? You hadn't even got to any of the good parts yet...� hard to believe a comment like that came from a 'professional' gamer... You actually consider gaming your profession? Gaming is your paid occupation? And you have received formal training to get where you are?... idiot...

NevellBartos
NevellBartos

@darksoul1968 ah shit. You really are just a little kid huh? Well notch this up as a win little fella! I don't argue with kids. Enjoy your multiple consoles mate!

darksoul1968
darksoul1968

Video games is my best hobby, it is in my blood, i have 1 PS3 2 XBox�and 3 PCS with incredible VGA cards and now once ps4 & Xbox 720 are released for sure i will get both, Damn most of the money i spend are on video games so i think i can call this as my profession which you made fun when you mentioned it. Another thing you calling me an idiot proves that you are stupid and dont know how to rate a game, in Dishonored when i read the Skills list and noticed the "FREEZE TIME" & "RAT SWARM" i realized that once you have the ruins enough to purchase them then the game will be a piece of cake and to prove it and prove that you are stupid i resumed the game on XBOX 2 weeks ago and am playing it about half to an hour daily or miss playing it sometimes, i have the freeze time and rat swarm skills and any group i face i activate them and balst my way to end the mission easily which proves my correct point of view when i read the skills menu now i reached the flooded city even i took out three of the tall metallic legs guys which supposed to be so tough using freeze time and blask their tanks with the pistol....... SO easy and totally not a challenging game. So Please dont comment on someone who played games and have experience more than you , you are pathetic and you are the idiot

asyland
asyland like.author.displayName like.author.displayName like.author.displayName 3 Like

@jcwainc That poll doesn't state or imply that Dishonored sucks. 75% just like B2 better.

By your reasoning any game that loses in a match here at GS would "suck". You and your little rant fail, as in 0% approval.

Pierce_Sparrow
Pierce_Sparrow like.author.displayName like.author.displayName 2 Like

@jcwainc That's not proof of anything. What people think has no bearing on the quality of the game. Dishonored is in fact quite fantastic, if even from just a design standpoint.

Mc_Trickz
Mc_Trickz like.author.displayName like.author.displayName like.author.displayName like.author.displayName 4 Like

Dishonored deserved this one...

Stevenuccj
Stevenuccj like.author.displayName like.author.displayName like.author.displayName 3 Like

Great pick again, Dishonored is the best game to come around in a while. �

jemoedr
jemoedr

FAIL.... Sleeping Dogs and Darksiders 2 bring you way more hours of gameplay...

spidey0102
spidey0102 like.author.displayName like.author.displayName like.author.displayName like.author.displayName like.author.displayName like.author.displayName 6 Like

@jemoedr This isn't a "Most gameplay hours" award.

jemoedr
jemoedr

@spidey0102 But a game that brings you not even 20 hours of gameplay, which is all the same i might add, is a good game?

A good game should be able to bind you to a game for weeks. And every hour should feel like one well spend. If you pay 60 bucks for a game which you won't play for more then a week you're just retarded. Dishonored defenitely did not earn this reward. I bet they payed for it.

spidey0102
spidey0102 like.author.displayName 1 Like

@jemoedr 95% of single player games today do not give you 20 hours of gameplay. You're not obligated to pay 60 dollars for it either - I just found a 43 dollar offer for Dishonored. Plus this game has a great replay value. Once you've completed it in say, 8 hours, in full stealth mode, you can replay it in all guns blazing mode.

"A good game should be able to bind you to a game for weeks." - is that your idea of a good game? How about Portal 2? How about a game like Risk or an iOS game? Think outside the box.

valdips3
valdips3 like.author.displayName like.author.displayName 2 Like

1 - dishonored

2 - darksiders 2

3 - sleeping dogs

in my opnion.

xgalacticax
xgalacticax

�I have only played Sleeping Dogs out of all those but based on what I've heard and seen, I thought Mark of the Ninja deserved that - as it is the only game there that I haven't heard a single complaint, and nothing but praise for. But as usual, people only think about the so called AAA games in these awards, despite their flaws.

spirit_obscura
spirit_obscura like.author.displayName 1 Like

Good. I'm glad Dishonored won. Darksiders 2 was cool too but Dishonred deserved it.

jcwainc
jcwainc

boooo!!!!!!! dishonred sucked kool-aid drinkers.... whnat ever enjoy your broken easy game i like challanges like darksiders 2

FallenOneX
FallenOneX like.author.displayName like.author.displayName like.author.displayName 3 Like

Out of the picks, this was a clear winner in my book. While I am currently enjoying the hell out of DSII, and played the hell out of SD's, Dishonored is one of those few games that I rented from Redbox, kept it for damned near the cost of the game, and still bought it.

Awkwardly
Awkwardly

SHouldve been sleeping dogs.

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gamefreak215jd
gamefreak215jd

@sgt_F79 The problem with AC3 was that the console versions didn't run that smooth and lagged frequently.

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