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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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The Walking Dead Video Game is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Video Games of 2012
The Walking Dead Video Game

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Borderlands 2 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Video Games of 2012

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Assassin's Creed III is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Video Games of 2012

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Far Cry 3 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Video Games of 2012
Far Cry 3 2012

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Dishonored is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Video Games of 2012
Dishonored 2012

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Halo 4 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Video Games of 2012
Halo 4 2012

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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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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Video Games of 2012
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

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Battlefield 3 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Video Games of 2012

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Video Games of 2012

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X-COM: Enemy Unknown is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Video Games of 2012
X-COM: Enemy Unknown

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Journey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Video Games of 2012
Journey 2012

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Diablo III is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Video Games of 2012
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Hitman: Absolution is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Video Games of 2012

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Darksiders II is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Video Games of 2012

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Guild Wars 2 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Video Games of 2012

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Spec Ops: The Line is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Video Games of 2012
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The Walking Dead: Survival Ins... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Video Games of 2012

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Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Video Games of 2012
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The Darkness 2 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Video Games of 2012
The Darkness 2

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Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Video Games of 2012

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Need for Speed: Most Wanted is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Video Games of 2012
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Pokémon Black/White Version 2 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Video Games of 2012

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Video Games of 2012

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Assassin's Creed is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Video Games of 2012

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New Super Mario Bros. 2 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Video Games of 2012

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Torchlight II is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Video Games of 2012
Torchlight II

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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Video Games of 2012
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PlayStation All-Stars Battle R... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Video Games of 2012

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I Am Alive is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Video Games of 2012
I Am Alive 2012

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Video Games of 2012

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Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Video Games of 2012
midnightq2 added Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning 2012

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Kid Icarus: Uprising is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Video Games of 2012
JLFM added Kid Icarus: Uprising 2012

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Lollipop Chainsaw is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Video Games of 2012

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Madden NFL 13 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Video Games of 2012
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Street Fighter X Tekken is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Video Games of 2012

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Fez is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Video Games of 2012
Fez 2012

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Trials Evolution is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Video Games of 2012

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Age of Mythology is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Video Games of 2012
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FIFA 13 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Video Games of 2012
fifa 13 2012

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Fire Emblem Awakening is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Video Games of 2012

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madden 2013 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Video Games of 2012
madden 2013

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BlazBlue: Chronophantasma is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Video Games of 2012

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FTL: Faster Than Light is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Video Games of 2012

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Bravely Default is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Video Games of 2012
Bravely Default

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Hyperdimension Neptunia is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Video Games of 2012

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Alien: Isolation is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Video Games of 2012

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Just Dance 4 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Video Games of 2012
Just Dance 4 Oct 02 2012

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Journey is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Video Games of 2012
Journey 1983