The winners of the Golden Joystick Awards 2012 sponsored by entertainment retailer HMV. We have the full list of winners and runners-up for each category, so read on to see which games took the crown in 2012….

Best Action
Winner: Batman: Arkham City
Runners up: Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, Uncharted 3:
Drake’s Deception

Best DLC
Winner: Portal 2 (Perpetual Testing Initiative)
Runners up: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Dawnguard),
Batman: Arkham City (Harley Quinn’s Revenge)

Best Downloadable
Winner: Minecraft (360)
Runners up: The Walking Dead, Journey

Best Fighter
Winner: Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition
Runners up: Soul Calibur V, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate
Ninja Storm – Generations

Best Free To Play
Winner: Slender
Runners up: Draw Something, Ghost Recon Commander

Best Handheld
Winner: Uncharted: Golden Abyss
Runners up: Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land

Best MMO
Winner: World of Tanks
Runners up: League of Legends, Star Wars: The Old

Best Mobile Tablet
Winner: Angry Birds Space
Runners up: Assassin’s Creed: Recollection, Temple Run

Best Racer
Winner: Forza 4
Runners up: Need for Speed: The Run, Twisted Metal

Best RPG
Winner: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Runners up: Diablo III, Mass Effect 3

Best Shooter
Winner: Battlefield 3
Runners up: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Max Payne 3

Best Sports
Winner: FIFA 12
Runners up: SSX, Pro Evolution Soccer 2012

Best Strategy
Winner: Civilization V: Gods and Kings
Runners up: Total War: Shogun 2 – Fall of the Samurai,
Might and Magic: Heroes VI

Outstanding Contribution
FIFA (EA Sports)

One to Watch
Winner: Grand Theft Auto V
Runners up: Assassin’s Creed III, The Elder Scrolls

Top Gaming Moment
Winner: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Throat of the
Runners up: Battlefield 3 – ‘Going Hunting’, Mass Effect
3 – Tuchanka Choice

Ultimate Game of the Year
Winner: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Runners up: Battlefield 3, Diablo III

Greatest YouTube Gamer Award
Winner: Yogscast
Runners up: The Syndicate Project, TotalHalibut

We will be presenting our own 2012 gaming awards very soon, with our own winners of some of 2012’s most impressive titles! Stick with the site for all the best news, reviews and more from InsideTheBox…