With the 2012 gaming calendar all but wrapped, there’s only one thing left to do – celebrate the year’s best titles spanning a variety of genres. However, PSU.com has this year decided to inject a little twist into the proceedings. Instead of deciding on things ourselves, we’ve given you, the PSU community, the keys to the castle so to speak, with the list of nominees and ultimate winners decided entirely by our loyal readers. Whether it’s Sports, RPG or Action/Adventure, you guys have been voting manically for the past seven days or so, deciding the cream of the crop among 2012’s gaming greats. Simply put, this is YOUR Game of the Year Awards.
So, without further ado, let’s crack on with our look at the Best Multiplayer Game of 2012, as decided by you lovely chaps and chapettes.
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Playing solo is all very well and good, but there’s a certain satisfaction to be had by thrashing a mate in an online fighter or teaming up to vanquish alien scum in a thrilling game of co-op. For many of us multiplayer gaming is where it’s at, and thanks to PSN being completely free for online gaming, the process of connecting with your friends – whether it be for competitive or cooperative play – has never been easier. And 2012 has seen some of the best multiplayer games in recent memory, with Borderlands 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, FIFA 13, PlayStation All-Stars among others all providing hours and hours of online entertainment. Still, as with the Fighting category, the end result was largely in favour of one particular sequel…
And the winner is…
The vote was very nearly unanimous for Gearbox Software’s epic loot happy action-RPG, and it’s obvious you guys and gals have been lapping up some co-op adventuring with Borderlands 2. Aside from its sumptuous visual quality – a trait also shared by its predecessor – Borderlands 2 is tailor made for co-op play, offering a massive world to explore that oozes personality and depth. Team up in search of treasure, fight off bad guys and go in search of hidden areas – it’s an open playground that’s best shared with friends and you’ll be missing out if you go it alone.
Check out a snippet of our review below:
"Borderlands 2 is one of the best co-op experiences of this generation and vastly superior to its predecessor, which is saying a lot. Get lost under a pile of loot as you join friends on the battlefield in your new quest on Pandora."