Some would argue that it’s hard to call Telltale’s The Walking Dead a true video game. But we’d argue back that this is one of the things that makes it so intriguing to us: It blurs the lines between storytelling and gameplay in a way that feels new. And the story is more engrossing and heart-wrenching than just about anything we’ve ever seen in a video game.
So we proudly proclaim The Walking Dead our 2012 Game of the Year. Good on you, Telltale. Good on you.
And if you’re still not convinced, here’s a bit more insight into our thought process behind the decision.
Carving its own little niche in the gaming scene is Borderlands 2, which provides a maniacal bandit-shooting romp through the planet Pandora. Gearbox really upped the ante with this sequel, addressing more fan complaints than we can count while still managing to deliver that sadistic sense of humor we know and love.
Get more details in our full Borderlands 2 review.