Grand Theft Auto V Tops Spike VGX 2013 Award Winners List

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As we run into December, it’s that time of year again when gamers come together to debate, argue, and ultimately celebrate the previous twelve months of gaming. While everyone will keep a mental note of their favorite game, Spike TV’s awards ceremony often signals the beginning of ‘Game of the Year articles popping up just about everywhere on the internet. Although the procedure was a little different this year as the VGAs went through a bit of a makeover.

Previously known as the Spike Video Game Awards (VGAs), the show has had a lick of paint over the last year being re-branded as VGX. While it put a bigger focus on reveals such as a new generation remaster of Tomb Raider and Telltale Games taking on both Game of Thrones and Borderlands episodic series, the entire affair was still framed by awards.

It was an incredibly strong showing for games this year with three major ‘Game of the Year contenders in Grand Theft Auto V, The Last of Us, and BioShock Infinite all hogging the nominations. The program featured close categories throughout with Game of the Year, Studio of the Year, Best Independent Game, and acting categories being especially tight calls.

In the end, what we got was a seemingly fair distribution of awards with GTA V winning the Best Game, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag winning the Best Action/Adventure, BioShock Infinite winning Best Shooter and Naughty Dog winning the Best Studio.

But those weren’t the only winners. With the show now over, here is a complete list of the games that won and those that missed out.

Game of the Year

BioShock Infinite
Grand Theft Auto V
Super Mario 3D World
The Last of Us
Tomb Raider

Studio of the Year

Irrational Games
Naughty Dog
Rockstar North
The Fullbright Company

Best Shooter

Battlefield 4
BioShock Infinite
Call of Duty: Ghosts
Metro: Last Light

Best Independent Game

Gone Home
Kentucky Route Zero
Papers, Please
The Stanley Parable
Grand Theft Auto 5 VGX

Best Action Adventure Game

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
Grand Theft Auto V
The Last of Us
Tomb Raider

Best Sports Game

MLB 13: The Show
NBA 2K14
NHL 14

Best RPG

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
Fire Emblem: Awakening
Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
Pokemon X/Y

Best Fighting Game

Injustice: Gods Among Us
Killer Instinct
Tekken Revolution

Best Driving Game

F1 2013
Grid 2
Forza Motorsport 5
Need for Speed Rivals
The Last of US VGX

Best DLC

Borderlands 2: Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep
Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
Mass Effect 3: Citadel

Best Xbox Game

BioShock Infinite
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
Grand Theft Auto V
Tomb Raider

Best PlayStation Game

Grand Theft Auto V
Rayman Legends
The Last of Us
Tomb Raider

Best Nintendo Game

Pikmin 3
Rayman Legends
Super Mario 3D World
The Wonderful 101

Best PC Game

Battlefield 4
Gone Home
Papers, Please
The Stanley Parable

Best Handheld Game

Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Pokemon X/Y
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Best Casual Game

Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Disney Infinity
Plants vs. Zombies 2
Skylanders Swap Force
Bioshock Infinite VGX

Best Voice Actor

Troy Baker (as Joel in The Last of Us)
Troy Baker (as Booker DeWitt in BioShock Infinite)
Steven Ogg (as Trevor Philips in Grand Theft Auto V)
Willem Dafoe (as Nathan Dawkins in Beyond: Two Souls)

Best Voice Actress

Ashley Johnson (as Ellie in The Last of Us)
Courtnee Draper (as Elizabeth in BioShock Infinite)
Camilla Luddington (as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider)
Ellen Page (as Jodie Holmes in Beyond: Two Souls)

Best Soundtrack

BioShock Infinite
Grand Theft Auto V
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
The Last of Us

Best Song in a Game

“A.D.H.D.” performed by Kendrick Lamar (Grand Theft Auto V)
“Sleepwalking” performed by The Chain Gang of 1974 (Grand Theft Auto V)
“Survival” performed by Eminem (Call of Duty: Ghosts)
“Will the Circle be Unbroken” performed by Courtnee Draper & Troy Baker (BioShock Infinite)

Most Anticipated Game (Viewer Voted)

South Park: The Stick of Truth
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Watch Dogs

The character of the Year (Viewer Voted)

Lara Croft (Tomb Raider)
Trevor Phillips (Grand Theft Auto V)
The Lutece Twins (BioShock Infinite)
Naive and Nyaa (Brothers)

Best Mobile Game (Viewer Voted)

Angry Birds: Star Wars
Infinity Blade 3
Plants vs. Zombies: It’s About Time
Ridiculous Fishing

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