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The Top Video Games of 2012

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Top Video Games of 2012. Every year so many video games are released that it is hard to decide which is the best. 2012 was no exception. 2012 brought us the stirring conclusion to such blockbuster videogame series like Mass Effect 3, Assassin's Creed 3 and Max Payne 3, while also introducing us to new game series like Dishonored, The Walking Dead and a new Halo brand with Halo 4.

The best videogames of 2012 range from platformers, first person shooters and fighting games to games that defy description like Fez and Journey. DLC and XBLA/PSN games also came to the forefront with their additional content and indie game darlings.

So, which video game was the best in 2012? That is for you to decide. Vote up your favorite! If you can't find what you consider to be the top videogame of 2012 here, add it.
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    Mass Effect 3 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Video Games of 2012
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    • Release: 2012
    • Developer: Straight Right, BioWare
    • Genres (Video game): Third-person Shooter, Action role-playing game
    • Series: Mass Effect
    • Publisher: Electronic Arts
    • Platform: Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3
    • Game Engine: Unreal Engine 3
    • Sequels: Mass Effect 2
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    The Walking Dead Video Game is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Video Games of 2012
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    Assassin's Creed III is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Video Games of 2012
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    • Release: 2012
    • Developer: Ubisoft Ukraine, Ubisoft Annecy, Ubisoft Romania, Ubisoft Quebec, Ubisoft Montreal, + more
    • Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game, Stealth game
    • Series: Assassin's Creed
    • Publisher: Ubisoft
    • Sequels: Assassin's Creed: Revelations
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    Borderlands 2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Video Games of 2012
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    • Release: 2012
    • Developer: Gearbox Software, Iron Galaxy Studios
    • Genres (Video game): Action role-playing game, First-person Shooter
    • Publisher: 2K Games, Sony Computer Entertainment
    • Platform: Microsoft Windows
    • Sequels: Borderlands
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    Dishonored is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Video Games of 2012
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    • Release: 2012
    • Developer: Arkane Studios
    • Genres (Video game): Shooter game, Action-adventure game, Action role-playing game, Stealth game
    • Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
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    Far Cry 3 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Video Games of 2012
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    • Release: 2012
    • Developer: Ubisoft Red Storm, Ubisoft Reflections, Ubisoft Massive, Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft Shanghai
    • Genres (Video game): Shooter game, Action-adventure game, First-person Shooter
    • Designers: Jamie Keen
    • Publisher: Ubisoft
    • Game Engine: Dunia Engine
    • Sequels: Far Cry 2
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    Halo 4 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Video Games of 2012
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    • Release: 2012
    • Developer: 343 Industries, Certain Affinity
    • Genres (Video game): Shooter game, First-person Shooter
    • Series: Halo
    • Publisher: Microsoft Studios
    • Platform: Xbox 360
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    Max Payne 3 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Video Games of 2012
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    • Release: 2012
    • Developer: Rockstar Toronto, Rockstar Vancouver, Rockstar Games, Rockstar Leeds
    • Genres (Video game): Shooter game, Third-person Shooter, Action game
    • Series: Max Payne
    • Publisher: Rockstar Games
    • Platform: Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3
    • Game Engine: Euphoria
    • Sequels: Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
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