Walking Dead named game of the year

The Walking Dead: The Game has been named game of 2012.

11 Dec 2012


The Walking Dead: The Game has been named game of 2012. The game based on the zombie comic book franchise won the top gong at the Spike Video Games Awards at Sony Pictures Studios.

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Samuel L Jackson hosted the ceremony for the fourth year, with the event honouring outstanding gaming achievements over the past 12 months.

The Telltale Games' episodic title scooped more than one award on the night. It was also named best downloadable and adapted game, while Melissa Hutchison won best human female for her role as young survivor Clementine.

Telltale Games was also named studio of the year, topping off an amazing prize haul for the company.

Creator of the game Robert Kirkman pointed the finger towards the fans when attributing the successes. He said: "Look, Walking Dead fans, this is obviously for you. Thank you so much. You guys watch the TV show. You read the comics. You play the video games. You make all this possible."

Walking Dead wasn't the only title to come away with multiple trophies though; the Borderlands 2 team were also running out of hands. The Gearbox Software shoot-em-up won best shooter, multiplayer, performance by a human male for Dameon Clarke as villain Handsome Jack and character of the year for chatty robot Claptrap. Halo 4 was named best Xbox 360 game and graphics, while platformer Sound Shapes won best hand-held game and best song for Beck's Cities. Linkin Park and Tenacious D performed during the ceremony.