The Best Video Games of 2012

by basiliskwarth | created - 25 Dec 2012 | updated - 19 Nov 2014 | Public
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1. Mass Effect 3 (2012 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Earth is under attack by a monstrous race of gigantic living ships known as the Reapers. Even if Commander Shepard could unite all surviving species in the galaxy, only a miracle could save them. Then again, Shepard did come back from the dead.

Director: Casey Hudson | Stars: Jennifer Hale, Mark Meer, Kimberly Brooks, Raphael Sbarge

Votes: 11,720

2. Dark Souls (2011 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

After escaping an asylum, an undead warrior treks through the dangerous kingdom of Lordran.

Director: Hidetaka Miyazaki | Stars: Adam Sopp, Andy Gathergood, Blake Ritson, Charlie Cameron

Votes: 1,958

3. 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: 7,599

4. XCOM: Enemy Unknown (2012 Video Game)

M | Action, Sci-Fi

Threatened by an unknown enemy, Earth's governments unite to form an elite paramilitary organization, known as XCOM. As the commander of XCOM, you control the global defense team in a battle against a terrifying alien invasion.

Stars: Jon Bailey, John Eric Bentley, Michael Benyaer, Brian Bloom

Votes: 1,011

5. 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: 5,577

7. 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: 11,815

8. Deponia (2012 Video Game)

M | Adventure

The world has degenerated into a vast garbage dump, in which Rufus ekes out his sorry existence. On his escape to the rich city of Elysium he runs into the attractive lady Goal, and ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Müller-Michaelis | Stars: Kerry Shale, Martin Sherman, Charlotte Moore, William Roberts

Votes: 129

9. 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: 12,056

10. Dear Esther (2012 Video Game)

Adventure, Mystery

Player is exploring an uninhabited Hebridean island, while in the same time voiced-over letters can be heard, directed to a woman name Esther. As the player continues throughout the game, more and more fragments of this story are revealed.

Directors: Robert Briscoe, Dan Pinchbeck | Star: Nigel Carrington

Votes: 300

11. Game of Thrones (2012 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Enter the gritty and medieval fantasy world of Westeros as players will forge alliances and wage battles as they play a pivotal role in the ongoing war for power of the Seven Kingdoms.

Director: Cédric Lagarrigue | Stars: Emma Bryant, James Cosmo, Conleth Hill, Jeffrey Hrebenach

Votes: 1,360

12. Binary Domain (2012 Video Game)

M | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

By 2080 highly advanced robots are common. An international special force is sent to Japan to shut down the Amada corporation for making androids that have skin, fake memories and can easily pass for humans, a highly illegal activity.

Director: Daisuke Sato | Stars: Travis Willingham, Alem Brhan Sapp, Laura Bailey, Troy Baker

Votes: 265

13. Darksiders II (2012 Video Game)

Action

Death is one of the four horsemen.He embarks on a journey to get back his brother War.On his way he finds various weapons from his other brothers.

Director: Keith Arem | Stars: Michael Wincott, James Cosmo, Keith Szarabajka, André Sogliuzzo

Votes: 1,117

15. Diablo III (2012 Video Game)

M | Action, Fantasy, Horror

Twenty years after the events of Diablo II, Deckard Cain and his niece Leah are in Tristram Cathedral when a mysterious star falling from the sky strikes the Cathedral, creating a deep crater into which Deckard Cain disappears.

Director: Nicholas S. Carpenter | Stars: Athena Karkanis, Dorian Harewood, Anna Graves, Robin Atkin Downes

Votes: 2,376