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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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  1. 45
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    Nov 01 2002 More
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    added by: cr feroz
  2. 42
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    Nov 13 2007 More
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  3. 4
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    Oct 30 2012 More
    90
  4. 10
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    Oct 25 2011 More
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  5. 46
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    Jan 01 2009 More
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  6. 2
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    Sep 18 2012 More
    93
  7. 9
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    Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

    74
  8. 43
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    Nov 13 2012 More
    32
  9. 17
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    often listed
    Darksiders II

    Aug 14 2012 More
    59
  10. 13
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    Aug 23 2011 More
    66
  11. 14
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    May 15 2012 More
    65
    added by: batuhanaker
  12. 21
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    Oct 09 2012 More
    52
  13. 6
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    Dishonored

    86
  14. 5
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    Far Cry 3

    Nov 29 2012 More
    87
  15. 27
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    Apr 13 2012 More
    45
  16. 38
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    Oct 26 2004 More
    34
    added by: dont mess with the best
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    Aug 28 2012 More
    60
  18. 7
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    Nov 06 2012 More
    83
  19. 11
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    Jan 01 2012 More
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  20. 32
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    often listed
    I Am Alive

    Mar 07 2012 More
    38
  21. 15
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    Journey

    63
  22. 44
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    Just Dance 4

    32
  23. 24
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    Feb 07 2012 More
    50
    added by: midnightq2
  24. 26
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    Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

    45
  25. 30
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    Lollipop Chainsaw

    41
  26. 22
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    Aug 28 2012 More
    52
    added by: duker
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    the people's #1 &most listed
    Mass Effect 3

    Mar 06 2012 More
    99
  28. 8
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    May 15 2012 More
    77
  29. 18
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    May 17 2009 More
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    added by: postergost
  30. 20
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    Nov 11 2005 More
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  31. 28
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    New Super Mario Bros. 2

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  32. 39
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    Paper Mario: Sticker Star

    33
  33. 35
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    Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale

    37
  34. 40
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    Oct 07 2012 More
    33
  35. 47
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  36. 36
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    Jun 26 2012 More
    34
    added by: wiabux
  37. 34
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    Mar 06 2012 More
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  38. 25
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    The Darkness 2

    48
  39. 19
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    56
  40. 3
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    The Walking Dead Video Game

    92
  41. 23
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    Torchlight II

    50
  42. 29
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    Trials Evolution

    42
  43. 41
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    Oct 30 2012 More
    33
    added by: BrainExplosion
  44. 12
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    X-COM: Enemy Unknown

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  45. 37
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    Oct 09 2012 More
    34
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