Best Video Games of 2012

The Top Ten
1 Far Cry 3 Far Cry 3 Product Image

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.

Just awesome game with cool graphics.. It is a must play game. Just don't wait, Go for this game. Give it a try, and you will yourself give this game a vote.

2 Borderlands 2 Borderlands 2 Product Image

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

There's just so much going for this game. It's funny, and the game (and DLC) is just so fun to play. I know loads of people why have played for hundreds of hours, and they haven't even got all the legendarys.

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.

3 Mass Effect 3 Mass Effect 3 Product Image

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.

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.

This game is so good that it truly deserves the top spot instead of Xenoblade Chronicles.

It has an amazing story, great characters, solid gameplay and a very fitting finale. Perfect.

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.

4 The Walking Dead The Walking Dead Product Image

This absolutely deserves to be at the top! I'm biggest fan of the Walking Dead franchise and certainly the Walking Dead video game is one of the best Walking Dead piece ever. Period.

Only game to make me care and actually cry, okay sure maybe the point and click isn't too fun but that's not what this game really is about. Its about the characters and the feels.

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.

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.

5 Dishonored Dishonored Product Image

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

Really mind blowing game win best action adventure game of the year award forget everythig even assasin whatever... )

I just like the mix between assasins creed and bioshock, so, why not are in number one?

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

6 Assassin's Creed III Assassin's Creed III Product Image

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..

The best game there is! Way better than Mass Effect 3.

7 Call of Duty: Black Ops II Call of Duty: Black Ops II Product Image

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.

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..

Better than Assasin's creed 3 that game is boring especially the cutscenes this is best game of 2012 the new system where you have to decide is amazing and fun and thank you for letting us costumize our inventory in every mission.

The zombies and campaign are amazing. The Multiplayer is ok but it's addictive. Should be higher

8 Halo 4 Halo 4 Product Image

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!

Although I'm a fan of Call of Duty BO2, Halo 4 blows it away in almost all aspects

9/10 Campaign
9/10 Multiplayer
10/10 Graphics
8/10 Gameplay
8/10 Soundtrack

I don't understand why people hate this game so much. Yes, it has Call of Duty elements, but that doesn't mean that it's a Call of Duty ripoff and it makes the game better. Hope that this games' formula returns in Halo Infinite and not the overrated Halo 3 style

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.

The one reason it is not #1 is because it is an Xbox exclusive. It was voted number one in Gameinformer. It had the best graphics I have seen. The story line was sublime too. Multiplayer, yep, cool new "campaign thing" check, Master chief check.

9 Max Payne 3 Max Payne 3 Product Image

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 game deserves a high rank in this list!

Bullet time is awesome!

This needs to be FIRST ON THIS DAMN LIST!

10 Sleeping Dogs Sleeping Dogs Product Image

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

Great game but why are 2013 games on anyways best game

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11 Kid Icarus: Uprising Kid Icarus:  Uprising Product Image

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.

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.

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.

12 Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition Product Image

This game is fun I first played minecraft on the xbox 360

This is the best game ever!

13 Journey Journey Product Image

Journey is one of the best relaxing games to play!

Artistic and Beautiful! Best psn game of the century!

Why is this so low?

14 New Super Mario Bros U New Super Mario Bros U Product Image
15 Xenoblade Chronicles Xenoblade Chronicles Product Image

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.

Non linear and fluid. Beautifully designed. Epic Story.

16 Diablo III Diablo III Product Image

Really great game

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

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

20 Prototype 2 Prototype 2 Product Image

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

21 New Super Mario Bros. 2 New Super Mario Bros. 2 Product Image

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.

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

This game is fun I played it before

Does not deserve so much hate

22 BioShock Infinite BioShock Infinite Product Image

Very nice game, great ending!

23 SoulCalibur V Collector's Edition SoulCalibur V Collector's Edition Product Image
24 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Product Image

Best fps game I have played in a good while.

25 Dragon Ball Z: Budokai HD Collection Dragon Ball Z: Budokai HD Collection Product Image
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