Best Video Games of 2012


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

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.

Think borderlands was an awesome game

Awesome Game! - VideoGamefan5

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3 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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4 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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5 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..

All time best

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6 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

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

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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 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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9 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.

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10 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.

The Contenders

11 Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition

This is the best game ever!

12 Xenoblade Chronicles

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.

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13 Diablo III

Really great game

14 Hitman: Absolution
15 Madden NFL 13
16 NBA 2K13

Best Game... My Favorite game =)

17 Guild Wars 2
18 Prototype 2

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

19 FIFA Soccer 13

It is the best compatible with kinect.

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20 Journey

Journey is one of the best relaxing games to play!

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