The 18 best video games of 2010-2012

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1. Batman: Arkham City (2011 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Crime

When part of Gotham is turned into a private reserve for criminals known as Arkham City, all hell is sure to break loose, and the Dark Knight is the only one who can stop it.

Director: Sefton Hill | Stars: Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill, David Kaye, Carlos Alazraqui

Votes: 21,480

2. Assassin's Creed III (2012 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, History

The American Colonies, 1775. It's a time of civil unrest and political upheaval in the Americas. As a Native American fights to protect his land and his people, he will ignite the flames of a young nation's revolution.

Directors: Alex Hutchinson, Shea Wageman | Stars: Noah Watts, Neil Napier, Robin Atkin Downes, Adrian Hough

Votes: 11,817

3. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (2012 Video Game)

M | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Set in 2025, new unmanned machines have been taken over by Nicaraguan terrorist, Raul Menendez, forcing the U.S.A. to take action.

Director: Dave Anthony | Stars: Sam Worthington, Michael Keaton, Michael Rooker, James C. Burns

Votes: 9,589

4. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

After escaping execution, the last living Dragonborn must grow in strength and power to defeat the dragons that have once again begun to plague the land of Skyrim.

Director: Rodd Coward | Stars: Max von Sydow, Christopher Plummer, Michael Hogan, Joan Allen

Votes: 20,519

5. Borderlands 2 (2012 Video Game)

M | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

A new group of adventurers arrives on the frontier planet Pandora. They are assassinated by Handsome Jack, the most powerful merc on the planet. One of them survives and with the help of a deranged talking robot seeks loot and revenge.

Director: Paul Hellquist | Stars: Lynn Andrews III, Yasemin Arslan, Justin Barad, Sue Birch

Votes: 3,769

6. Battlefield 3 (2011 Video Game)

M | Action, War

In Battlefield 3, players step into the role of the elite U.S. Marines. They will experience heart-pounding single player missions and competitive multiplayer action ranging across diverse ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Keegan | Stars: Gideon Emery, Glenn Morshower, Thor Edgell, Mark Ivanir

Votes: 6,687

7. Far Cry 3 (2012 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Crime

While skydiving, Jason Brody and his friends land on an island overrun by pirates, where Jason is torn between fighting for the Rakyat resistance and rescuing his friends.

Director: Laurent Bernier | Stars: Lane Edwards, Alex Harrouch, Mylène Dinh-Robic, Kristian Hodko

Votes: 12,074

8. Halo 4 (2012 Video Game)

Action, Sci-Fi

After being awoken from cryogenic sleep, Master Chief crash lands on a planet infested by aliens known as Prometheans.

Directors: Frank O'Connor, Brien Goodrich, James D. Mortellaro | Stars: Cas Anvar, Laura Bailey, Adrienne Barbeau, Brian T. Delaney

Votes: 4,870

9. Dishonored (2012 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

After being framed for the murder of the Empress he swore to protect, a once trusted bodyguard with supernatural abilities is forced to become a masked assassin in order to seek revenge on those who conspired against him.

Director: Harvey Smith | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Lena Headey, Carrie Fisher, John Slattery

Votes: 5,583

10. Assassin's Creed: Revelations (2011 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, History

Ezio travels to Constantinople, at the peak of the Ottoman Empire to discover the truth behind his Ancestor, Altair, which will help him retrieve a powerful weapon hidden within Masyaf, the ancient assassins' fortress.

Director: Alexandre Amancio | Stars: Roger Craig Smith, Cas Anvar, Nolan North, John de Lancie

Votes: 9,020

11. Gears of War 3 (2011 Video Game)

M | Action, Sci-Fi

With survivors scattered and civilization in ruins, time is running out for Delta Squad in the spectacular conclusion to one of the most celebrated sagas in video games.

Stars: John DiMaggio, Carlos Ferro, Fred Tatasciore, Lester Speight

Votes: 3,363

12. Crysis (2007 Video Game)

M | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Sent in to investigate an alien meteor crash, Nomad must fight through the North Korean Army which has also arrived, only to discover North Korea is the least of their worries.

Director: Cevat Yerli | Stars: Claudia Black, André Sogliuzzo, Kristy Swanson, Lahmard J. Tate

Votes: 4,042

13. The Walking Dead: The Game - Season 1 (2012 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

In a world devastated by the undead, a convicted criminal is given a second chance at life when he comes across a little girl named Clementine.

Directors: Sean Ainsworth, Nick Herman, Dennis Lenart, Eric Parsons, Jake Rodkin, Sean Vanaman | Stars: Dave Fennoy, Melissa Hutchison, Nick Herman, Chuck Kourouklis

Votes: 7,609

14. Guild Wars 2 (2012 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Warriors of various races and agendas in a medieval high fantasy world must unite to reform the guild that once fought and defeated a monstrous dragon-like creatures that threatened the world and are now reemerging.

Stars: Ariel Winter, Tara Strong, Felicia Day, Kari Wahlgren

Votes: 435

15. Portal 2 (2011 Video Game)

E10+ | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Many years after "Portal," Chell reawakens at Aperture Science and tries to stop GLADoS once again with the help of Wheatley, who has his own plans for the historical facility.

Stars: Ellen McLain, Stephen Merchant, J.K. Simmons, Joe Micheals

Votes: 10,515

16. FIFA 13 (2012 Video Game)

Sport

FIFA Soccer returns with 30 of the world's best leagues, 46 international teams, an updated Career mode, and additional features Ultimate Team and an option to use motion sensing gameplay.

Votes: 1,425

17. God of War III (2010 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

Armed with his deadly double-chained blades, Kratos must take on Greek mythology's darkest creatures to destroy Olympus and the mighty Zeus himself.

Director: Stig Asmussen | Stars: George Ball, Adrienne Barbeau, Susanne Blakeslee, Clancy Brown

Votes: 6,258

18. Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (2011 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Treasure hunter Nathan Drake embarks on a quest in search of the Atlantis of the Sands while battling an ancient, sinister organization.

Directors: Amy Hennig, Justin Richmond | Stars: Nolan North, Richard McGonagle, Emily Rose, Claudia Black

Votes: 12,741