Best Video Games of 2012

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The Top Ten

1 Far Cry 3

Far Cry 3 is a representation of how a perfect adventure-sandbox game should be made. The storyline was amazing and the multiplayer, while being less influential, certainly still maintains a good level of fun. It's one of the best games of the year and definitely one that marked 2012.

'Did I ever tell you the definition of insanity'? Cannot beat this game - Easily one of the top games of 2012. If you didn't get a chance to give it a play last year then it's certainly worth picking yourself up a copy.

Far Cry 3 is a first person shooter game. This game is being developed by Ubisoft for Microsoft Windows (PC), Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3(PS3). The game is set to be released on 4 September, 2012. It is the third installment in the Far Cry franchise.

Love this game, graphics aren't great but he the game was made in 2012 overall great game by Ubisoft

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2 Borderlands 2

Borderlands 2 is still my absolute favorite video game to this day. Nothing else has crazy guns, hilarious and twisted villains at the same time. No other villain is so lovable and hated at the same time than Handsome Jack. In my opinion, he beats even beats Vaas as the best video game villain of all time. Far Cry 3 is fun, but can you dual wield norfleets? Or turn invisible and throw exploding knives? Or Levitate enemies? Borderlands 2 combines story, co-op (which Far Cry 3 lacked in severely), and rpg shooting loot in the best way possible.

I found borderlands 2 to be possibly the best game 2012 had to offer. There were other good games, but I purchased it in November 2012, and I'm still mastering my first character. There's just a whole lot of things to do. Badass points, hunting for the legendary items. And I recently brought the increased level cap. Seriously, even without dlc, it's such a fun game. I aim to get all the dlc soon. 10/10. I recommend getting this if you haven't already. You won't regret it. Worth every penny

I loved Halo 4, Black Ops 2 and Assassins Creed 3 but this has to be the best by far, because of its fun, originality and addictive gameplay.

The gratest game of all time

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3 Mass Effect 3

An amazing game that got an average of 92/100 in the reviews. It is very fun and the controls are amazingly responsive. The game of the year and the role playing is awesome.

Assassin's Creed is overrated. Mass Effect is a truly amazing story and the universe itself set in the future is very good. So much it even puts George Lucas' Star Wars Universe to almost complete utter shame. - jamienicholls

This game is awesome, my favorite ME game to date. I know most people thought the ending killed it but I didn't mind it, although it wasn't as epic as I thought could be. Overall I think it was the best game of 2012. - CoyRex1

You say mass affect got a 92 and yet halo 4 got a 98

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4 The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead will forever change the gaming industry; with it's imaginative take on the struggles of life. This game is absolutely a masterpiece.

One of the finest pieces of art I have been fortunate to play.

Truely something of pure creativity. Every other game on this list is great, espectially Mass Effect 3, however none are nearly as innovative as The Walking Dead.

Brilliant game

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5 Dishonored

This is literally 1000000000 times better than everything else this year put together.

One of the best games I've played ever, yet alone all year

This games rank here is very dishonoring! Best game, 10/0, replayed four times! - BusinessDuck

Best video game of 2012 - amirzade

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6 Assassin's Creed III

Assassin's Creed 3 is an upcoming video game being developed by Ubisoft. The game will be released on October 30, 2012 for the three best platforms as PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. It is the fifth major installment to the Assassin's Creed game.

Infinite appreciation for the game. One of the best story line ever. While playing it time just flies away. Awesome graphics. Hats off to this game.

How many fools can I kill today? Too many to count, don't get in my way.I shoot a mofo in the throat with my bow, Tomahawk chop is my death blow..

This was the only non crappy game on the list

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7 Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Listen, I like running around a corner and taking a quick shot killing an enemy just as much as any other guy... But it gets boring after the first 3 games.. - Strokavich

The problem of this game are noobs we know but I don't enjoy it because of the multiplayer but for the zombie mode that is really well done and rich of easter eggs to discover and of course there is also a storyline in zombie that explains why the earth is destroyed and if you want to work with doctor maxis or richtofen there are so many way to enjoy this game it at least should be at the third place

If there's one thing I can compliment about black ops 2 it's that mission where you fly the jets. It was well controlled and balanced... at least they handled it much better than Battlefield 3 did.

Kind Of Love It, good campaign

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8 Max Payne 3

Max Payne 3 is a third-person shooter video game published by Rockstar Games. This fantastic shooting game is published for Microsoft Windows (PC), PlayStation 3 (PS3) and Xbox 360. Remember that, this is the first game in the series not to be developed by Finnish game developer Remedy Entertainment and not being written by series creator Sam Lake.

This needs to be FIRST ON THIS DAMN LIST! - maxor

This game deserves a high rank in this list!

Bullet time is awesome!

9 Halo 4

Are you kidding me right now? How in the world does Call of Duty Black Ops II beat this game? It's just not fathomable! All Call of Duty games are the same! They have a half-way decent campaign and a multi-player system that really never changes.
Halo on the other hand, at least makes the multi-player different with each game, they have forge world, they have the best campaigns in a series, they have the best video game music of all time, they have best video game character cast, the best graphics... What am I saying? Halo 4 was just head and shoulders above all other games in 2012. The campaign was one of the best in the franchises history, the sound affects WERE the best, the character development was the best, and the multi-player was the peak of online game play in 2012. This game needs to be number one!

Many speculate that Halo is overrated. In a sense it is, but there's a god-honest truth behind Halo 4: it's such an amazing game. Whether it be the phenomenal and emotional Campaign, or it's Outstanding Multiplayer, Halo 4 is undoubtedly the best game of 2012.

This is one of the best halo games ever and carries on with the success of its franchise, its new but still gives that original halo feel that only halo can supply this should be number 1, the ones above are good but I still think none of those games deserve top spot than halo 4s graphics, multiplayer, the hours of play and overall enjoyment of this game

I think halo 4 was amazing

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10 Journey

Journey is one of the best relaxing games to play!

Why is this so low?

Artistic and Beautiful! Best psn game of the century! - khantn

The Contenders

11 Sleeping Dogs

Great game but why are 2013 games on anyways best game - bluestar247

This game is so amazing and in the top 5 for my all time favorite video games, but what I want to mention is all the cameos to other Square Enix games in the costumes you can buy: Agent 47 from Hitman, Rico Rodriguez from Just Cause, Adam Jensen from Deus Ex, and so many more!

I've played 30 minutes so far and it's already better than AC3. If you haven't played Sleeping Dogs, think about it like this: It's like Grand Theft Auto or Saints Row with the Batman Arkham City fighting system. And parkour.

Top graphics with parkour, kungfu, nice cars, player can call with cellphone and there is lot of fun... I can't explain

12 Xenoblade Chronicles

Non linear and fluid. Beautifully designed. Epic Story.

People may disagree but this is my favorite video game of all time. The graphics were meh. But the landscape and the color used for the night sky in the game were beautiful. The soundtrack is amazing, even better than Skyward Sword in my opinion, Unfinished Battle and Engage the Enemy are the best soundtrack songs in the game. The characters development is amazing in the game how Dickson pretended to be a father to Shulk yet shoot him in the back after the Egil fight. The voice acting is AMAZING. British voice actors always find ways to fit a situation well with their voice. The cutscenes are a bit meh again with the graphics but still beautiful. The bosses are challenging and fun (most of them laugh out loud) I also love this game because of how huge it is. 480 side quests if I believe, rebuild a whole city, all gems, armour, weapons, affinity, heart to hearts, and colletopedia. This game is a REAL adventure. I still didn't even find all of the areas to this day.

13 Kid Icarus: Uprising

This game was the best! Epic dialogue, so many weapon choices, great character designs and graphics, I could go on and on! DEFINITELY one of the best games of all time.

This game was amazing. I still feel excitement playing it today. The story is amazing, the gameplay is great. The online is FANTASTIC. And not to mention the beautiful graphics and 3D. This is definitely a top twenty game since 2000 or so.

It has to be in the top ten. I mean, it has the best characters,music, and action in all of Nintendo. Actually, in all video games.

14 Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition

This is the best game ever!

15 New Super Mario Bros U

Go Mario!

16 Diablo III

Really great game

17 Spec Ops: The Line
18 Hitman: Absolution
19 WWE '13

How is this this on number 22! This is the best WWE game yet and probably the best wrestling game of all time! Attitude era mode is amazing!

WWE 13 is just amazing - winfreyb

LOVE THE GIRLS IN IT

20 NBA 2K13

Best Game... My Favorite game =)

21 Prototype 2

The killing is very fun and creative and there are lots of things to collect, plus, the world is AWESOME!

22 Guild Wars 2
23 Madden NFL 13
24 BioShock Infinite

Very nice game, great ending!

25 Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition
26 Dragon Ball Z: Budokai HD Collection
27 Skylanders: Giants

No...just no

28 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Why is this 48? I expected this to be in the top ten! - somelifeonaplanet

Best fps game I have played in a good while.

29 FIFA Soccer 13

Beast game, best FIFA game yet!

It is the best compatible with kinect.

El fĂștbol es el rey gringos

30 SoulCalibur V Collector's Edition
31 New Super Mario Bros. 2

Well new super mario bros 1 was epic so 2 has to be - indian

Does a game really have to have to be rated T or M to be good? Really! Why can't a game like this that's happy be on the top 10.

32 Pokemon Conquest
33 Lollipop Chainsaw
34 Forza Horizon
35 Need for Speed: Most Wanted
36 Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2013
37 Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
38 Grand Theft Auto V

Developed by series creator Rockstar North, Grand Theft Auto V heads to the city of Los Santos and surrounding hills, countryside and beaches in the largest and most ambitious game Rockstar has yet created.
A bold new direction in open-world freedom, storytelling, mission-based gameplay and online multiplayer, Grand Theft Auto V focuses on the pursuit of the almighty dollar in a re-imagined, present day Southern California.

Came out the next year mo ron

39 Project Diva F
40 Hawken
41 The Amazing Spider-Man

The Amazing Spider-man is amazing game super game just play it and super story many people don't like beacause its a cartoon game but I saw its best game ever

42 Fire Emblem: Awakening

This game was GLORIOUS! Absolutely everything, right down to the character designs and the soundtrack, was absolutely fantastic.

43 Silent Hill: Downpour
44 Rayman Origins
45 The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
46 007 Legends
47 The Darkness II
48 Twisted Metal
49 Retro City Rampage
50 Cypher
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