The 2012 Grimmys: Comeback Award

Comeback Award

We had almost given up on these franchises either because they were starting to suck or they had been gone too long. The triumphant return of this franchise will be remembered until the next one.

Grimmy WinnerX-COM – XCOM: Enemy Unknown
While the X-COM franchise is one of the most critically game franchises revered in the industry, its future was anything but certain until 2012. 2K Games continues work on an FPS addition to the series that rattled fans and was relatively ignored by everyone else upon its reveal. However, a more traditional XCOM: Enemy Unknown hit shelves first and developer Firaxis not only excited the masses, but reestablished X-COM as a major and modern franchise once again.


Hear how we narrowed down the winner and finalists for this category. (Starting at 1:55:05)

The 2012 Grimmys

Part 1 Deliberations

Part 2 Deliberations

Part 3 Deliberations