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Top Games of 2012

Best games of 2012 are calculated by overall game ratings and members "Top 2012 Games List". 2012 top games are calculated daily.


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Call of Duty: Black Ops II 5.00/5 Add to game list

Platform: Xbox 360
US Release Date: 11/13/2012
Genre: Action (First-Person Shooter)
ESRB Rating: M
Developer: Treyarch
Publisher: Activision
Synopsis: Spanning years from the 1980s Cold War to a near-future scenario dominated by technology and weaponized mechs, Call of Duty: Black Ops II features both returning characters and new faces as players must navigate two distinct, playable time periods where their decisions will affect the outcome of the game.


Xenoblade Chronicles ( Monado: Beginning of the World ) 4.63/5 Add to game list

Platform: Wii
US Release Date: 04/03/2012
JP Release Date: 06/10/2010
Genre: Role Playing (RPG) (Action RPG)
ESRB rating: T
Developer: Monolith Soft
Publisher: Nintendo
Synopsis: The third in the "Xeno" series of games, which previously featured "Xenogears" and the "Xenosaga" Trilogy. "Xenoblade" takes place in a world that resulted from a battle between two gods: the Colossus and the Machine God. These two deities struck each other mortal blows, which locked them in their final battle for all time. But the world was not ended: Life sprung up upon the backs of these eternally frozen gods and continued the war anew.


The Last Story 4.25/5 Add to game list

Platform: Wii
US Release Date: 08/14/2012
JP Release Date: 01/27/2011
Genre: Role Playing (RPG) (Action RPG)
ESRB Rating: T
Developer: Mistwalker, Artoon
Publisher: Nintendo, Xseed Games
Synopsis: The latest RPG developed by Hironobu Sakaguchi, the father of "Final Fantasy."


The Walking Dead Episodes 4.50/5 Add to game list

Platform: PlayStation Network
US Release Date: 04/24/2012
Genre: Adventure
ESRB rating: M
Developer: Telltale Games
Publisher: Telltale Games
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Borderlands 2 4.13/5 Add to game list

Platform: PC (Steam)
US Release Date: 09/18/2012
Genre: Action (First-Person Shooter), Role Playing (RPG) (Elements)
ESRB Rating: M
Developer: Gearbox Software
Publisher: 2K
Synopsis: Welcome back to Pandora, stranger. Your quest for revenge and redemption begins on the frozen tundra and leads right up to the top: Handsome Jack, founder of the Hyperion Corporation. Come out guns blazin' as the hybrid FPS/RPG brings out the big guns: new environments, new enemies and the new Gunzerker class (who can dual wield the weapon of his choice) await you. Featurs online and LAN multiplayer support.


Mass Effect 3 4.33/5 Add to game list

Platform: PC (Origin)
US Release Date: 03/06/2012
Genre: Action (Third-Person Shooter), Role Playing (RPG) (Elements)
ESRB rating: M
Developer: BioWare
Publisher: Electronic Arts
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Journey 4.50/5 Add to game list

Platform: PlayStation Network
US Release Date: 03/13/2012
Genre: Adventure
ESRB Rating: E
Developer: ThatGameCompany
Publisher: ThatGameCompany
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Halo 4 4.50/5 Add to game list

Platform: Xbox 360
US Release Date: 11/06/2012
JP Release Date: 12/31/2012
Genre: Action (First-Person Shooter)
ESRB rating: M
Developer: 343 Industries
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
Synopsis: Master Chief returns as he finds himself shipwrecked on a mysterious planet where an ancient evil stirs. New enemies and frightening technology await, along with a plan that could threaten the universe. Features up to three player split-screen multiplayer as well as online modes that take you beyond the story. Keep track of the weekly Spartan Ops updates that delves deeper into the Halo 4 Reclaimer Saga.


Darksiders II 4.50/5 Add to game list

Platform: Wii U
US Release Date: 11/18/2012
Genre: Action (Action/Adventure)
ESRB Rating: M
Developer: Vigil Games
Publisher: THQ
Synopsis: Running parallel to the event in the original Darksiders, you take control of Death, on of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse, as he attempts to undue the damage caused by his brother, War, who has prematurely brought on the End of Days. With giant scythe in hand, customizable armor and his pale horse, death with go through Heaven and Hell to make things right and discover there are far worse things than an earthly Apocalypse in store, threatening all of creation.


Sniper Elite V2 5.00/5 Add to game list

Platform: Xbox 360
US Release Date: 05/01/2012
Genre: Action
ESRB rating: M
Developer: Rebellion Developments
Publisher: 505 Games
Synopsis: Players take control of a WWII sniper in war-torn Berlin between the final battle of German and Russian forces. Skill, patience and cunning will all have to be employed and choices and sacrifices will have to be made. The game features advanced ballistics for the most authentic experience, along with the x-ray kill cam for exceptionally skilled shots.

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