The votes are in and a winner has been decided. Ultimately there can be only one winner, and these three titles have done admirably to make it to the final, but only one was great enough to clamber out of the arena still breathing. It saw off all comers over three bruising encounters, before laying the smackdown in the Grand Final.
This game is the number one game that GD'ers want to be gleefully unwrapping and playing this Christmas. It's been a heavyweight brawl with some total mammoths knocked out along the way. Anybody remember a little game called Fallout 4? Nuked into oblivion. Metal Gear Solid V? Fultoned outta here. Just Cause 3? Demolished. So which one is it? Life is Strange? The Witcher 3? Perhaps GTA V?? Head on in to find out your winner of the 12 Games of Christmas!
And the Winner is: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Or at least, I hope it is. At the moment I'm probably knee deep in mince pies and beers, but when I wrote this earlier it looked as if The Witcher 3 was going to take the crown. If it's wrong I shall fall on my silver sword in disgrace.
It was pretty close, but The Witcher 3 was ultimately a worthy winner in what was a stand-out year for gaming. CD Projekt RED's RPG also scooped up the crown for Game of the Year at the 2015 Global Game Awards, so it's achieved a clean sweep here. It's little wonder either, as in our review earlier this year we said we:
"can unhesitatingly recommend the Witcher III as yet another on the crammed top shelf of excellent RPGs we’ve seen in the past 18 months. Buy it, buy it, buy it." Read on for more
If you haven't bought it yet of course, there's also been a separate Twitter competition to bag a GD'er a copy of the game of your choice from the nominees! Felix will be in touch with the winner over the next day or so, so keep your eyes peeled on your Twitter accounts.
Thanks to everyone who voted in the 12 Games of Christmas, and we hope you have a great few days over the holiday period! Stay tuned for the Queen's speech tomorrow. Felix is over in the States so we're not sure what time that will be up yet!