Spike's 2013 Video Game Awards Nominees Announced

By David Rodriguez

November 18, 2013

One of these days, Spike will realize how bizarre it is to hold an awards ceremony for a certain year… within that year. There is a reason why the Oscars are held the year after – it allows time for the films to permeate in the minds of the academy.

Spike has released the complete list of nominees for this year’s Video Game Awards (now abbreviated VGX). You can check out an abridged list below. Who are you voting for?

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 Action-Adventure Game

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

Best Sports Game

  • FIFA 14
  • MLB 13: The Show
  • NBA 2K14
  • NHL 14

Best Independent Game

  • Gone Home
  • Kentucky Route Zero
  • Papers, Please
  • The Stanley Parable

Best Role-Playing Game

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

Best Fighting Game

  • Divekick
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us
  • Killer Instinct
  • Tekken Revolution

Best Driving Game

  • F1 2013
  • Grid 2
  • Forza Motorsport 5
  • Need for Speed Rivals

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 Voice Actress

  • Ashley Johnson as Ellie
  • Courtnee Draper as Elizabeth
  • Camilla Luddington as Lara Croft
  • Ellen Page as Jodie Holmes

Best Voice Actor

  • Troy Baker as Joel
  • Troy Baker as Booker DeWitt
  • Steven Ogg as Trevor Phillips
  • Willem Dafoe as Nathan Dawkins

The rest of the nominations can be found on the Spike website. The VGXs are scheduled to be held on December 7th, 2013.


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David Rodriguez

David has been a gamer since childhood and enjoys games that are able to deliver fun and intricate gameplay alongside compelling and emotional narratives. He's also a huge fan of film, television, comic books, and literature. David has his B.A. in English Language Arts from CUNY John Jay College.

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