The hmv GamesMaster's Golden Joysticks Awards are back, celebrating its thirtieth year as the world's longest-running games ceremony.
Two million votes were cast for the event in 2011, breaking a world record as the most popular publicly voted games awards night. Voting is now open for the new wave of finalists. See the shortlist in full below, and visit www.goldenjoystick.com to cast your vote.
- Asura's Wrath
- Sonic Generations - Sega
- Prototype 2
- Saints Row the Third
- Dead Island
- Assassin's Creed: Revelations
- The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
- Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
- Batman: Arkham City
- Darksiders II
- Sleeping Dogs