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Black Ops 2, Walking Dead voted Digital Spy readers' games of the year

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 has been voted the 'Best Retail Game' of 2012 in Digital Spy's end of year poll.

The latest instalment in the shooter video game series won 23.6% of the vote, knocking Nintendo's New Super Mario Bros U into second place.



Earlier this week, Black Ops 2 matched the record of LEGO Batman 2 for most consecutive weeks as number one in the all-format weekly chart.

Franchises dominated the top five, with FIFA, Assassin's Creed and Halo titles rounding out the list.

Best Retail Game
1. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 - 23.6%
2. New Super Mario Bros U - 19.2%
3. FIFA 13 - 18.5%
4. Assassin's Creed 3 - 12.5%
5. Halo 4 - 7.7%

Meanwhile, comics and TV spinoff The Walking Dead: The Game demolished the competition in the 'Best Downloadable Game' category with 43.5% of the vote.

Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition was the runner-up on 19.3%.


Digital Spy's gaming team had previously named The Walking Dead its overall game of the year, hailing its "character depth and dramatic storytelling".

Best Downloadable Game
1. The Walking Dead: The Game - 43.5%
2. Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition - 19.3%
3. Journey - 9.4%
4. Tokyo Jungle - 9.2%
5. Fez - 5.6%

More than 25,000 votes were registered in Digital Spy's end of year reader poll, held to decide the ultimate in entertainment and tech from the last 12 months.

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