VGX 2013: Grand Theft Auto V Wins Game of the Year

With 2013 wrapping up, it is time to go through the best things the year had to offer. This includes what video game titles were the voted the best for XBOX, Play Station, Nintendo, and PC. This year it was held on Dec 7 with the new title “VGX” for its 10th anniversary. In previous years, the awards were called the “VGAs” and televised on Spike, but this year they could be watched on  Xbox One, Xbox 360PlayStation 3TwitchiOS, and Android devices, as well as on and the websites of Spike, Comedy Central, MTV, MTV2, and BET.

The game of the year was unsurprisingly won by Rockstar’s, “Grand Theft Auto V”, which was nominated for nine categories, while the winner of the best shooter, “Bioshock Infinite” racked up 8 nominations. The full list of winners can be found below.

Along with awarding the winners of the past year, there is an in depth look at what games are to come in the future on the next generation consoles. There were a lot more one-on-one interviews with producers, and extended demos of games coming out in 2014. Nintendo announced that their new release “Donky Kong Country Tropical Freeze” will come out in February with a new character in the series.

Game of the Year: Grand Theft Auto V

Studio of the Year: Naughty Dog

Most Anticipated Game (voted on by fans): Titanfall

Best Shooter: BioShock Infinite

Best Independent Game: Gone Home

Best Action Adventure Game: Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

Best Sports Game: NBA 2K14

Best RPG: Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

Best Fighting Game: Injustice: Gods Among Us

Best Driving Game: Forza Motorsport 5

Best DLC: Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

Best Xbox Game: Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

Best PlayStation Game: The Last of Us

Best Nintendo Game: Super Mario 3D World

Best PC Game: Gone Home

Best Handheld Game: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Best casual Game: Plants vs. Zombies 2

Best Voice Actor: Troy Baker (as Joel in The Last of Us)

Best Voice Actress: Ashley Johnson (as Ellie in The Last of Us)

Best Soundtrack: Grand Theft Auto V

Best Song in a Game: “Will the Circle be Unbroken” performed by Courtnee Draper & Troy Baker (BioShock Infinite)