Last week, Microsoft announced the voting for the 2014 Xbox 360 Game Awards is open, fans can vote for their favorite games until June 3 in nine categories, including your favorite hero, villain and the game that keeps you up all night. Fans can vote for their favorites across nine categories right on their Xbox console. Xbox has handed out awards for arcade games before, but this is the first time Xbox has rolled out the ceremony across all Xbox 360 games. Today, they announced the winners. Find them below.
Why So Serious: Black Mask (“Batman: Arkham Origins”)
Black Mask is kind of the antithesis to Batman alter-ego Bruce Wayne. He grew up rich, but he grew to hate the city – and his parents. So he murdered them, and carved a mask out of his father’s coffin. That’s pretty freaking messed up, which is probably why he’s your favorite villain.
Mooaarr Brainsss: “The Walking Dead: Season 2”
When it comes to worlds overrun by flesh-eating zombies, gamers seem to prefer the Southern hospitality of “The Walking Dead’s” Georgia. Hey, it’s as good a place as any to be violently devoured alive.
Couch Potato +1: “Injustice: Gods Among Us”
Local multiplayer games are becoming rarer these days. So when a game like “Injustice: Gods Among Us” comes around and lets you and your buddy become your favorite DC Comics heroes and start beating the ever-loving crap out of each other, we’ve got to give it props.
Coming Back For Seconds: “Minecraft – Skyrim Mash-Up”
Between the 40 character skins, new textures, menu, and music, the “Skyrim” pack for “Minecraft” added a ton of awesome Dragonborn content to your game. It even included iconic “Skyrim” locales. The only thing missing was a meme about arrows to the knee.
This Means War: “Grand Theft Auto V”
The nominees in this category are all action-packed games that keep us on the edges of our seats, but you picked “Grand Theft Auto V” as the most action-packed. It’s got car chases, bank heists, gun fights, helicopter attacks and base jumping. Need we say more?
I Can’t Quit You: “Grand Theft Auto V”
“Grand Theft Auto V” is one of those games where you sit down to find a couple stunt jumps, and the next thing you know, the sun is rising and you’re tracking down your final letter scrap or UFO piece. It’s the greatest of time sinks, and it will own your free evenings.
Tearjerker Award: “Tomb Raider”
“Tomb Raider” gets a lot of deserved credit for making its characters feel extraordinarily human… which is why its really sad when so many of them get killed (usually in front of you). All that pain fueled series heroine Lara Croft’s transformation into a badass, and made “Tomb Raider” a game that sticks with players.
Noobs Need Not Apply: “Dark Souls II”
Like there would be any doubt that the unforgiving, brutal, deadly, and downright evil “Dark Souls II” would come out on top. You think you know difficult… then “Dark Souls II” comes and makes you feel like a casual gamer while it stabs you to death over and over and over again.