Vote For Your Favorite PlayStation Games of 2012 Now!

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Vote For Your Favorite PlayStation Games of 2012 Now!

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.

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6 Author Replies

  • Gotta say Playstation All Stars Battle Royale is GoTY

  • Such a tough choice for my most wanted upcoming title! Was stuck between The Last of Us, GoW: Ascension or Ni No Kuni… ended up with GoW. While Last of Us looks amazing I dont know anything about the multiplayer component, but GoW will keep me playing for a long time. Dat violence lol. Killzone: Mercenary FTW!

  • Most anticipated game = Tomb Raider

    it’s going to be epic.

  • I wish we could have multiple picks for all the categories! so many great games this year and the year to come!

  • Gravity Rush should even win the categories that has nothing to do with it! It’s that good!!

  • U like Grand Theft Auto? try Just Cause 2. go-to YouTube an check out the gameplay. just four-wheeling is incredible, not to mention the hundreds of land and sea an air vehicles you can drive or just go swimming or take a relaxing hike in the largest open world game i’ve ever seen. lots of fun.

    play alot n smile often

  • the games on PS3 are awesome PS3 makes the games awesome plus they should have batman Arkham city

  • I buy so many game this year on Ps3 and there all soo dam good !!! really hard choice we have :)
    A Realm Reborn : Im expecting SO much from this one !!!!!
    PLZ don’t talk about FF:Versus 13 cuz I may cry tonight !!!! Cloud come back !!!
    RIGHT NOWWWWW hahaha
    (ps vita is the best thing to happen in 2012 )

  • Playstation All-Stars was easily my favorite PS3 game this year, and I loved Tokyo Jungle on PSN as well.

  • Sound Shapes. I hope it make some end of the year lists…it really is a great game.

  • Looks like they noticed that Muramasa hasn’t been officially announced for a US release and removed from the poll.

  • PSASBR for PS3 GOTY. I would have given it to Far Cry 3 but as far as PS GOTY goes, AS deserves it more.

    Gravity Rush
    Sound Shapes
    Last of Us
    Soul Sacrifice

  • There are simply too many good games coming out next year for there to be a clear-cut choice. I voted The Last of Us, but Ni No Kuni, Gow: Ascension, GTA V, DS3, Bioshock: Infinite, Beyond: Two Souls, Watch Dogs, Tomb Raider, and South Park: TSoT look to be excellent games too.

  • PS3 GOTY: Mass Effect 3
    PSVita GOTY: Gravity Rush
    Vita PSN GOTY: Sound Shapes
    Best use of Move: Datura
    Most anticipated PS3 Game: The Last of Us
    Most anticipated Vita Game: Killzone Mercenaries tied with Tearaway.

    Can’t wait to see what next year brings!

    P.S. Get some Mass Effect on the Vita. Please and thank you!

  • I got my votes in but would like to ask the Playstation Community to each take a moment of silence to remember the Children that lost their lives in Connecticut today. Thank You.

  • Sly Cooper (followed closely by Bioshock Infinite) and SOUL SACRIFICE are my most anticipated titles.. Absolutely cannot wait! My wallet is crying with agony!!

  • GOTY: BOps2
    PSN: Journey
    PSVita: PSALL*s
    PSVita PSN: Sound Shapes
    Most Anticipated: Beyond: Two Souls
    I guess this were the ones I cared the most when voting but I did had more than one Favorite for each category. I just consider myself the winner with such great games all lined up for us to enjoy. I can’t think of any epic words to describe what 2012 gave us. Thx SONY! Thk u so much PSBlog! :P

  • Psvita: most anticipated game: One Piece Pirate Warriors 2 (kaizoku Musou)
    Best game for Psvita: Persona 4 The Golden

    Ps3 most anticipated: Bioshock Infinite
    Ps3 best game: Black Ops 2 Hands down.

    Psn Ps3: Pirate Warriors 2 lmao
    Psn Psvita: Aqua kitty and Super Crate (picked Super crate game)

  • PS3 GOTY ~ Final Fantasy XIII-2 ( Hitman and Sleeping Dogs is a good one too )

    PS3 GOTY PSN ~ Journey

    PS Vita GOTY ~ Gravity Rush ( Fantastic experience )

    PS Vita GOTY PSN ~ Sound Shapes

    PS Mobile GOTY ~ Everbody A.

    Best Use of PS Move ~ Book of Spells

    Most Anticipated PS3 Game ~ The Last of Us ( i don’t have worlds to say what i’m feeling about this game ) ( Beyond: Two Souls, i need you too )

    Most Anticipated PSVita Game ~ Soul Sacrifice ( The same about The Last of Us )


    But i have hopes about Final Fantasy Versus XIII, this is the most important title in my life, please Square-Enix give to us some light.

  • My most anticipated ps vita game is Killzone Mercenaries because i believe that this game will have a great graphics and storyline. :D

  • Voted for Assassin’s Creed 3 for PS3 GOTY & Gravity Rush for PSVITA GOTY

    Gravity Rush was the reason I bought a Vita and it’s still my favorite Vita game. Anyone who hasn’t played it: PLAY IT NOW!!!

  • Max Payne 3 FTW!!

  • I had a lot of trouble deciding between Journey and The Walking Dead, as both are great games. In the end, I picked The Walking Dead because the end of each episode left you wanting more. Journey, however, is a very close second. They should have had a category like most artistic game of the year, in which case Journey would win hands down.

  • Brutal competition this year.

    Most anticipated PS3 game was tough to choose between Beyond Two Souls, The Last of Us, and Ni No Kuni (all must-haves for me).

    Best Vita game was rough too, with Wipeout 2048, Uncharted Golden Abyss, Super Stardust Delta, Gravity Rush, and Persona 4 Golden all vying for top spot.

    Most anticipated Vita game was missing Final Fantasy X HD, as well as Warrior’s Lair. Where oh where are these highly-anticipated titles?

  • Also, Journey was mind-blowing. You should buy thatgamecompany, STAT.

  • Hello Playstation community. Sony…I luv my Vita.

  • i know it probably wont win, but rainbow moon is an amazing game on psn, and should not be overlooked. When it comes to vita, everyone should pick it up, it could be goty worthy next year for vita

  • As gamers we are the winners. Thanks to all game developers for your hard work. Too bad politics can ruin creativity.

  • Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable is something I really want to try out. Frankly, I’m becoming addicted to the Vita. Its a great handheld. However, I do think Ni No Kuni will get me back into the PS3.

  • I have question where ps mini game of the year. favorite psn disocunt of the year

  • PS3 GOTY: Spec Ops: The Line.

    It is the a shining example of how to do narrative in a game. Everything in the game serves its narrative. It executes better than Bioshock. Sadly, overlooked by most gamers but it is one of the most important games ever.

    PSN GOTY: The Walking Dead

    Another example of how to do narrative in a game. Narrative is its core aesthetic and it shows. This is where games are going narratively. If you’re an adult, play this game. An experience not to be missed.

    This year we got 2 unexpected paragons of narrative gaming. They need to be recognized for it.

  • The Last Of Us=Most Anticipated Ps3 Game to Date!

  • PlayStation Allstars Battle Royale for both PS3 and Vita cuz my all time fav characters are Cole and evil Cole, also ive been have a lot of fun playing it with my friends and family, it has a fun story mode ya it could use a bit more but the game rocks cant wait for more dlc woooo!!. For my PSN choice I picked The walking dead cuz it was a good story and i love to kill zombie. The upcoming PS Vita game kill zone all the way need i say more, upcoming ps3 game Sly Cooper cuz evry game thus far has been a enjoyable, PS Vita Nework choice Retro city rampage is just a sick game with a nice retro feel to it. 2012 has been a very good year with all the collection games that came out, LBP Vita and LBP kart. A.C3, and all the PS Vita games have been keeping me busy all year and next year is going to rock, I just hope to see a new Infamous game come out soon. 2013 will rock thank you PlayStation!!

  • for me it was journey

  • I cant vote on Most Anticipated PS3 Game, they are all most anticipated in my eyes…

  • Most Anticipated PS3 Game: Ni No Kuni! After playing the demo, I was just amazed by the game & hope I’ll get to play it next year.

    That said, there are still a ton of games from this year I haven’t played (like Assassin’s Creed 3, Need for Speed, Lego Lord of the Rings…). So I have to try and catch up on some of them next year…

    And Bioshock Infinite looks amazing too!

  • Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale and Soulcalibur V are the only 2012 disc-based games I’ve bought. If I had to choose one of them, it’d be Soulcalibur V. Even though it lacks story and background for the characters, I’ve put in hundreds of hours into its amazing online component.

    Journey wins best PSN game hands-down. It’s the only game on that list that I’ve played, but I’m confident it is indeed the best. I waiting to get Papo & Yo and The Unfinished Swan on sale. Hopefully soon.

    I’ve played quite a few Vita titles and, while many of them are very good, I’d have to go with Gravity Rush. It just has that quality I like and I’m certainly looking forward to Kat’s arrival in PS All-Stars.

    My most anticipated game is a tie between Beyond: Two Souls and The Last of Us. Both look amazing. I can’t wait for those games!

  • Finally, I would like to point out how terrible that Vita list is for Most Anticipated. ‘Couldn’t even come up with 15 titles? The only one I have any interest in at all is Dead or Alive 5 Plus. It’s the first time I’ve even heard they were making a port to the Vita. I vastly prefer my fighting games on either the PS3 or even the PSP (LOVED SoulCalibur: Broken Destiny). They have a superior D-pad. I’m actually quite disappointed at the quality of the Vita’s D-pad. I mean, this is exactly why anyone that uses a controller over a stick in fighting games prefers the PS3’s controller. The X360’s D-pad is garbage. Unfortunately, the Vita’s is not much different. I have so many directional input issues when playing PS All-Stars on the Vita, it’s maddening! Anyways, I really hope there will be some AAA support coming to the Vita.

  • Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward isn’t PSN only.

  • @136: Well, you should probably pay attention. Because it’s been talked about on Tecmo’s facebook a lot, and gaming sites have reported on it. (DoA5: Plus that is)

  • Most anticipated PS3 Games: Final Fantasy versus XIII and Last Guardian….

  • my most anticipated game for 2013 is The Last Of Us

  • I voted

    PS3 Retail GOTY: Assassin’s Creed 3
    PS3 PSN GOTY: Journey
    PS Vita Retail GOTY: Gravity Rush
    PS Vita PSN GOTY: Sound Shapes
    PS3 Most Anticipated Game: The Last of Us
    PS Vita Most Anticipated Game: Soul Sacrifice

  • 2 games I am waiting for the Vita (to be announced at least) is a monster hunter and Castlevania harmony of Despair.

    Sony! hear my call!!

  • here’s a category!

    best 3D implementation! Sid!! u gotta do this for next year! c’mon!

  • Wow, this was fun! :D

    Game of the year for both PS3 and Vita- Playstation Allstars

    Most anticipated game- Sly Thieves of Time

    I really like this idea of voting for best game. It really shows that our opinions matter. Good job! :)

  • My most anticipated game PS3: Naruto storm 2 PS Vita: Hatsune Miku Project Diva F PsP: digimon :D

  • I need to play more games. I haven’t touched most of these. Too many good games.

  • OMG “Most Anticipated PS3 Game” should of been the only category that was multiple choice because it was just too hard to vote, I almost broke down in tears lol trying to pick between…. God of War: Ascension, The Last Of Us, Grand Theft Auto 5 & Beyond: Two Souls!

    2013 looks to be an incredible year for the PS3 after a lackluster 2012!!!

  • Most Anticipated PS3 Game
    kingdom hearts
    why? because that game rocks. ive been waiting forever for that game to appear on ps3!

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