The Walking Dead: The Game was always considered by both players and critics as a strong contender for the “Best Of 2012″ award: the adventure game developed by Telltale is a great adaption of the comic series created by Robert Kirkman combining a great atmosphere and gameplay, a tension-filled adventure game. The game was originally released in an episodic format, with five installments released digitally throught the year and a retail version recently released.
Despite each single episode not scoring more than 89 and a retail version full of bugs and glitches, making the game almost unplayable, and still to be patched, Metacritic still doesn’t see any reason to not consider the game as a whole the Game Of The Year by simply looking at the score: at the same time the site notes how the final score for the game, 94, is one of the lowest awarded since 2003, when Grand Theft Auto: Vice City received the Game Of Year honor on Metacritic.
The site also goes on in showing the avarage scores for games released on 2012 on Ps3, Xbox 360 and Wii/WiiU: games released on Ps3 received an avarage score of 70,3 with the best exclusive game score of 92, awarded to Journey; the Xbox 360 games scored an avarage of 69.5 with a 90 given to Trials: Evolution; the Wii/Wii U scored an avarage of 68,3 with Xenoblade, Wii highest graded exclusive, getting a 92.
If you want to read more about the 2012 round up, you can head over to Metacritic site