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Top Video Games of 2012

List Criteria: Only Videogames Released in 2012

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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    the people's #1 &most listed
    Mass Effect 3

    Mar 06 2012 More
    99
  2. 2
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    Sep 18 2012 More
    93
  3. 3
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    The Walking Dead Video Game

    92
  4. 4
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    Oct 30 2012 More
    88
  5. 5
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    Dishonored

    83
  6. 6
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    ranked low on reranks
    Far Cry 3

    Nov 29 2012 More
    83
  7. 7
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    Nov 06 2012 More
    80
  8. 8
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    May 15 2012 More
    76
  9. 9
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    Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

    70
  10. 10
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    Oct 25 2011 More
    67
  11. 11
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    X-COM: Enemy Unknown

    64
  12. 12
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    Aug 23 2011 More
    62
  13. 13
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    Journey

    58
  14. 14
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    May 15 2012 More
    56
    added by: batuhanaker
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Darksiders II

    Aug 14 2012 More
    56
  16. 16
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    Nov 20 2012 More
    56
  17. 17
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    Aug 28 2012 More
    55
  18. 18
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    47
  19. 19
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    ranked low on reranks
    Minecraft

    May 17 2009 More
    46
    added by: postergost
  20. 20
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    often listed
    The Darkness 2

    45
  21. 21
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    Nov 11 2005 More
    44
    added by: postergost
  22. 22
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    Torchlight II

    43
  23. 23
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    Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

    40
  24. 24
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    ranked low on reranks
    Dishonored

    Oct 09 2012 More
    40
  25. 25
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    Apr 13 2012 More
    40
  26. 26
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    New Super Mario Bros. 2

    40
  27. 27
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    Lollipop Chainsaw

    39
  28. 28
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    Trials Evolution

    38
  29. 29
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    Aug 28 2012 More
    38
    added by: duker
  30. 30
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    Feb 07 2012 More
    38
    added by: midnightq2
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    Mar 07 2012 More
    36
  32. 34
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    Mar 06 2012 More
    35
  33. 35
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    Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale

    35
  34. 36
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    often listed
    Paper Mario: Sticker Star

    31
  35. 37
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    often listed
    Just Dance 4

    31
  36. 38
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    Call of Duty: Black Ops II

    Nov 12 2012 More
    30
  37. 39
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    XCOM: Enemy Unknown

    Oct 09 2012 More
    29
  38. 40
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    Oct 07 2012 More
    29
  39. 41
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    Nov 13 2007 More
    28
  40. 42
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    Nov 01 2002 More
    27
    added by: cr feroz
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    Jan 01 2009 More
    26
  42. 44
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    Jun 26 2012 More
    23
    added by: wiabux
  43. 45
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    Oct 26 2004 More
    22
    added by: dont mess with the best
  44. 46
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    Oct 30 2012 More
    22
    added by: BrainExplosion
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