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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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    added by wiabux Jun 26 2012

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    Sep 18 2012

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    ranked low on reranks Oct 09 2012

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    Mar 06 2012

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    added by duker Aug 28 2012

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    added by postergost Nov 11 2005

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    the people's #1 & most listed Mar 06 2012

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  8. 30
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    added by midnightq2 Feb 07 2012

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    Oct 25 2011

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  10. 39
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    ranked low on reranks Oct 09 2012

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    Nov 06 2012

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  12. 42
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    added by cr feroz Nov 01 2002

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    ranked low on reranks & added by postergost May 17 2009

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    Apr 13 2012

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  15. 17
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    Aug 28 2012

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    May 15 2012

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  17. 45
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    added by dont mess with the best Oct 26 2004

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    new! Nov 20 2012

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    Nov 12 2012

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  20. 14
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    added by batuhanaker May 15 2012

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    Aug 23 2011

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Aug 14 2012

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    added by BrainExplosion Oct 30 2012

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    Nov 13 2007

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    Mar 07 2012

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    ranked low on reranks Nov 29 2012

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    Oct 30 2012

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    Oct 07 2012

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    Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

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    Journey

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    Dishonored

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    The Walking Dead Video Game

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    often listed Paper Mario: Sticker Star

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  37. 35
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    Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale

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    often listed Just Dance 4

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  39. 22
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    Torchlight II

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    Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

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    often listed The Darkness 2

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    Lollipop Chainsaw

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    X-COM: Enemy Unknown

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    New Super Mario Bros. 2

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    Trials Evolution

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