The votes for The Escapist's Game of the Year 2012 have been cast, counted, and verified.

Given the videogame lineup this year, we had a doozy of a time trying to pick out a Game of the Year, so instead we turned to you. You had a week to cast your ballot, and so you did, with every entry in the list receiving at least a handful of votes (some handfuls were much smaller than others.) The race was tight, with three games vying for the highest honors, but once the dust had settled, one game stood above the rest. The winner took a hefty 13.5% of the total vote, which isn't too shabby considering the 20 titles in contention.

The official community choice for The Escapist's Game of the Year 2012 is... wait for it... Mass Effect 3 by Bioware!