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Announcing the Winners of the Xbox 360 Game Awards

By Xbox Wire Staff
Over the last couple weeks, gamers from all over the world have been voting for their favorite games and characters in the first ever Xbox 360 Game Awards. The votes have been tallied and the results are in! So, which games came out on top? We’ve got the winners – check out if your favorite game took home the prize.

There’s a Hero in All of Us: Trevor (“Grand Theft Auto V”)

The dark horse of this category might be a surprise to some... but man, if we were up against Trevor in
any contest, we’d pull ourselves out of the running for fear of what he might do to us. Trevor is the only psychopath crazy enough to actually win a Best Hero award.

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.

Congratulations to all the winners (enjoy your awesome trophies)! If any of these games aren’t in your collection already, kick them to the top of the list. Every game on the nominee list is a must-play title, and is available for download on your Xbox 360!
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