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 Dishonored  takes Best of Gamescom 2012
Dishonored takes Best of Gamescom 2012
August 23, 2012 | By Mike Rose

August 23, 2012 | By Mike Rose
More: Console/PC, Business/Marketing

The winners of the Gamescom Awards for 2012 have been revealed, with Bethesda's Dishonored and Ubisoft's Rayman Legends taking home multiple awards each.

The Gamescom convention ran from 15-19 August in Cologne, Germany, and saw more than 275,000 visitors through its doors. The award winners were chosen by a team of 20 jurors and experts from the games industry, including Gamasutra features director Christian Nutt.

The upcoming Dishonored picked up prizes for Best PlayStation 3 Game, Best Xbox 360 Game and Best Game of Gamescom, while Rayman Legends took home Best Wii Game and Best Family Game.

The judges noted of Dishonored, "Arkane and Bethesda have created a wonderful, distorted world. Fantastic graphics join with a great deal of freedom in solving the game. The tools that players have at their disposal make this game something special, while the combination of action and supernatural forces makes it a completely new action adventure."

The winners in full are as follows:

Best PS3 Game - Dishonored (Bethesda)
Best Wii Game - Rayman Legends (Ubisoft)
Best Xbox 360 Game - Dishonored (Bethesda)
Best Family Game - Rayman Legends (Ubisoft)
Best Hardware/Peripheral - Wonderbook: The Book of Spells (SCE)
Best Mobile Game - LittleBigPlanet (SCE)
Best Online Multiplayer Game - Call of Duty: Black Ops II (Activision Blizzard)
Best PC Game - SimCity (EA)
Best Social/Casual/Online Game - Warface (Crytek)
Best of Gamescom - Dishonored (Bethesda)

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matthew diprinzio
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Nice! I'm really looking forward to this game.

Bart Stewart
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I'm also glad to see Dishonored did well (though, strangely, not in the Best PC Game category).

This is maybe the closest we'll come to getting a new game from Looking Glass, though of course it will have Arkane's own stamp on it. That's a Very Good Thing.

Ali Afshari
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Woot! I can't wait to play this...though I'm not sure if I'll get it on the consoles or PC yet. I'm a little surprised Dishonored got beat by SimCity on the PC.

Steven Christian
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So Simcity is better than Dishonoured?