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2013 NAVGTR Video Game Award nominees announced!

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Best games of the year

Calling all gamers! The nominees for the 2013 NAVGTR Video Game Awards have been revealed. Major franchises like Far Cry, Mass Effect and The Walking Dead have all scored nods.

Best games of the year

The National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers (NAVGTR) has announced its nominees for the 12th Annual 2012 NAVGTR Awards.

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Several familiar titles top the list of contenders. The action adventure Far Cry 3 leads the pack with 12 nominations. Heavy hitters Max Payne 3 and Mass Effect 3 are on its tail with 10 nods each.

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Assassin’s Creed III earned nine, while the video game adaptation of The Walking Dead pulled an impressive eight, alongside Journey.

The winners will be revealed March 24, following the PAX East gaming show in Boston.

Check out the rest of the competition below*

*Find the full list of nominees at

Game of the Year

  • Borderlands 2

  • Far Cry 3

  • Journey

  • Spec Ops: The Line
Torchlight II
The Walking Dead


  • Alan Wake’s American Nightmare

  • Assassin’s Creed III

  • Borderlands 2

  • Dust: An Elysian Tail
Max Payne 3

Animation, Interactive

  • Journey
  • Mark of the Ninja
  • Persona 4 Arena
  • Shank 2
  • Transformers: Fall of Cybertron

Lead Performance in a Comedy

John de Lancie as "Prof. Fitz Quadwrangle," Quantum Conundrum
David Eddings as "Claptrap," Borderlands 2

Lead Performance in a Drama

  • Dave Fennoy as "Lee Everett," The Walking Dead
Will Yun Lee as "Wei Shen," Sleeping Dogs

  • Michael Mando as "Vaas," Far Cry 3

  • Mackenzie Mason as "Cortana," Halo 4
James McCaffrey as "Max Payne," Max Payne 3

  • Matthew Porretta as "Alan Wake," Alan Wake’s American Nightmare

Supporting Performance in a Comedy 

  • Steven Blum as "Ra's, Penguin, Bane, Alfred," Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
Dameon Clarke as "Handsome Jack," Borderlands 2
Rob Paulsen as "Riddler," Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
Danny Wallace as "Narrator," Thomas Was Alone
Frank Welker as "Oswald," Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two

Supporting Performance in a Drama

  • Nigel Carrington as "Narrator," Dear Esther

  • Jenna-Louise Coleman as "Melia," Xenoblade Chronicles
Rosario Dawson as "Lily Drawl," Syndicate
Melissa Hutchison as "Clementine," The Walking Dead
Matthew Porretta as "Mr. Scratch," Alan Wake’s American Nightmare
Blake Ritson as "Lord Jirall," The Last Story

Honorary Award

  • Lisanne Pajot, James Swirsky, Indie Game: The Movie

What do you think of this year's nominees?

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