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The year 2012 saw the release of numerous sequels to critically acclaimed video games, such as Alan Wake, Asphalt, Assassin's Creed, Borderlands, Call of Duty, Counter-Strike, Darksiders, Dead or Alive, Diablo, Fable, Far Cry, Forza Motorsport, Halo, Hitman, Mario Party, Marvel vs. Capcom, Mass Effect, Max Payne, Medal of Honor, Modern Combat, Need for Speed, Ninja Gaiden, PlanetSide, Pokémon, Prototype, Resident Evil, Silent Hill, Sniper Elite, Spec Ops, Super Mario, Tekken, The Darkness, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon, Transformers, Trials and X-COM. In addition, it saw the release of many new intellectual properties, such as Asura's Wrath, Dishonored, Journey, Lollipop Chainsaw and Sleeping Dogs. Many awards went to games such as Borderlands 2, Far Cry 3, Journey, Mass Effect 3, The Walking Dead and XCOM: Enemy Unknown. It began with the worldwide release of Sony's newest handheld game console, the PlayStation Vita, that was launched in Japan in December 2011. The end of the year marked the worldwide release of the newest home console by Nintendo, the Wii U.


Month Day(s) Event
March 5–9 Game Developers Conference 2012 held in San Francisco, California.
April 6–8 PAX East 2012 held in Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.
May 2-5 Korean e-Sports Association, Ongamenet, Blizzard Entertainment and GOM TV announced the introduction of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty to professional competitions in South Korea with StarCraft: Brood War being completely phased out in October.[1]
June 5–7 E3 2012 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
July 7-9 Metal Gear franchise completes 25 years.
August 2–5 QuakeCon 2012: The massive annual LAN party held in Dallas, Texas.
15–19 Gamescom 2012 held in Cologne, Germany.
24-31 Street Fighter franchise completes 25 years.
September 20-23 Tokyo Game Show 2012 held in Chiba, Japan.
26-29 Eurogamer Expo 2012 held in Earls Court, London.
December 7-9 Spike Video Game Awards
17-19 Mega Man franchise completes 25 years.

Console releases[edit]

The list of game consoles released in 2012 in North America.

Month Day Console
February 15 PlayStation Vita
August 19 Nintendo 3DS XL
November 18 Wii U
December 7 Wii mini
(Canada only)
December 18 Neo-Geo X

Game releases[edit]

The list of games released in 2012 in North America.

Video game platforms
Lin Linux
Mac Mac OS / OS X
3DS Nintendo 3DS
NDS Nintendo DS
PS2 PlayStation 2
PS3 PlayStation 3
PSN PlayStation Network (PS3)
PSP PlayStation Portable
PSVita PlayStation Vita
Wii Wii
WiiWare WiiWare
WiiU Wii U
Win Microsoft Windows
X360 Xbox 360
XBLA Xbox Live Arcade (X360)
Droid Android OS

Q1 January–March[edit]

Month Day Title Platform(s)
4 Katawa Shoujo Win
10 Choplifter HD Win
11 Amy XBLA
12 Run Roo Run iOS
17 Amy PSN
Dustforce Win
18 Caverns of Minos iOS
Haunt XBLA
Scarygirl PSN, Win, XBLA
19 Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I Win
Sonic the Hedgehog CD Win
25 Oil Rush Win, Lin, Mac
Puddle XBLA
SOL: Exodus Win
26 Dead Block Win
Mutant Mudds 3DS eShop
Tropico 3: Gold Edition Mac
27 King Arthur II: The Role-playing Wargame Win
30 Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land iOS
31 Puddle PSN
Final Fantasy XIII-2 PS3, X360
NeverDead PS3, X360
Soulcalibur V PS3, X360
2 Mortal Kombat: Arcade Kollection Win
PixelJunk Eden Win
3 The Simpsons Arcade Game XBLA
7 The Darkness II Win, PS3, X360
Gotham City Impostors Win, PSN
Jak and Daxter Collection PS3
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Win, PS3, X360
Resident Evil: Revelations 3DS
Shank 2 Win, PSN
The Simpsons Arcade Game PSN
8 Gotham City Impostors XBLA
Shank 2 XBLA
9 Jagged Alliance: Back in Action Win
13 Rhythm Heaven Fever Wii
14 BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend PS3, X360, PSVita
Crusader Kings II Win
Grand Slam Tennis 2 PS3, X360
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games 3DS
Tales of the Abyss 3DS
Tekken 3D: Prime Edition 3DS
Twisted Metal PS3
UFC Undisputed 3 PS3, X360
Worms: Ultimate Mayhem PSN
15 Asphalt: Injection PSVita
Dear Esther Win, Mac
F1 2011 PSVita
Little Deviants PSVita
Michael Jackson: The Experience PSVita
Rayman Origins PSVita
Uncharted: Golden Abyss PSVita
16 Alan Wake Win
21 Asura's Wrath PS3, X360
Cliff Diving PSVita
Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D 3DS
Syndicate Win, PS3, X360
Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack Win, Mac, PSVita
WWE WrestleFest iOS
22 Alan Wake's American Nightmare XBLA
Army Corps of Hell PSVita
Ben 10: Galactic Racing PSVita
Dillon's Rolling Western 3DS
Dungeon Hunter: Alliance PSVita
Dynasty Warriors Next PSVita
Escape Plan PSVita
Hot Shots Golf: World International PSVita
FIFA Football PSVita
Hustle Kings PSVita
Lumines: Electronic Symphony PSVita
ModNation Racers: Road Trip PSVita
Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus PSVita
Plants vs. Zombies PSVita
Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen PSVita
Super Stardust Delta PSVita
Touch My Katamari PSVita
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 PSVita
Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition PSVita
Wipeout 2048 PSVita
23 Wargame: European Escalation Win
24 Gridrunner iOS iOS
27 PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond Wii
Zombies, Run! iOS
28 Auditorium Win, Mac
Binary Domain PS3, X360
Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2 PS3
Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition PS3, X360
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 NDS
SSX PS3, X360
29 Microsoft Flight Win
Nexuiz XBLA
Wakfu Win, Lin, Mac
1 Deep Black: Reloaded Win
The Simpsons: Tapped Out iOS
Vessel Win
6 Blades of Time PS3, X360
Crush 3D 3DS
Lego Harry Potter: Years 5–7 PSVita
Major League Baseball 2K12 Win, PS3, X360, Wii, PS2, PSP, NDS
Mass Effect 3 Win, PS3, X360
Mass Effect Infiltrator iOS, Droid
MLB 12: The Show PS3, PSVita
MotorStorm: RC PS3, PSVita
The Sims 3: Showtime Win, Mac
Stacking Win
Street Fighter X Tekken PS3, X360
Unit 13 PSVita
7 I Am Alive XBLA
11 Mario Party 9 Wii
13 Birds of Steel PS3, X360
FIFA Street PS3, X360
Journey PSN
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations PS3, X360
Reality Fighters PSVita
Ridge Racer PSVita
Shoot Many Robots PSN
Silent Hill: Downpour PS3, X360
Tales of Graces ƒ PS3
Warp Win, PSN
Yakuza: Dead Souls PS3
14 Shoot Many Robots XBLA
15 Chaos Rings II iOS
Dungeon Defenders Mac
19 Ys: The Oath in Felghana Win
20 Armored Core V PS3, X360
Ninja Gaiden 3 PS3, X360
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City PS3, X360
Silent Hill HD Collection PS3, X360
Sumioni: Demon Arts PSVita
Warriors Orochi 3 PS3
21 Mutant Storm Reloaded Win
Sine Mora XBLA
22 Angry Birds Space Win, Mac, iOS
23 Kid Icarus: Uprising 3DS
Rayman 3 HD PSN, XBLA
Total War: Shogun 2 – Fall of the Samurai Win
27 Capcom Digital Collection X360
Closure PSN
Gettysburg: Armored Warfare Win
Ridge Racer Unbounded Win, PS3, X360
Supremacy MMA: Unrestricted PSVita
Temple Run Droid
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 PS3, X360
Tropico 4: Modern Times X360
Warriors Orochi 3 X360
28 Wrecked: Revenge Revisited PSN, XBLA
29 BioShock 2 Mac
Rayman Origins Win
30 South Park: Tenorman's Revenge XBLA
31 Trine 2 Lin

Q2 April–June[edit]

Month Day Title Platform(s)
3 Blacklight: Retribution Win
Devil May Cry: HD Collection PS3, X360
I Am Alive PSN
Kinect Star Wars X360
4 Diabolical Pitch XBLA
5 Bug Princess 2 iOS
Confrontation Win
6 Anomaly: Warzone Earth XBLA
Shoot Many Robots Win
Xenoblade Chronicles Wii
10 Naval War: Arctic Circle Win
Skullgirls PSN
The Pinball Arcade PS3, PSVita
Treasures Of Montezuma: Blitz PSVita
11 Avernum: Escape from the Pit Win
Burnout Crash! iOS
Legend of Grimrock Win
Skullgirls XBLA
12 Men of War: Condemned Heroes Win
Tribes: Ascend Win
13 Fez XBLA
Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir 3DS
16 Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP Win
17 Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention PSVita
The House of the Dead 4 PSN
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet Win
StarDrone Extreme PSVita
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition X360
18 Trials Evolution XBLA
20 Blades of Time Win, Mac
The Darkness II Mac
23 Serious Sam 3: BFE Mac
24 Prototype 2 PS3, X360
UEFA Euro 2012 Win, PS3, X360
25 The Walking Dead: Episode 1 – A New Day Win, PSN, Mac, iOS
26 Deus Ex: Human Revolution Ultimate Edition Mac
27 Binary Domain Win
Risen 2: Dark Waters Win
The Walking Dead: Episode 1 – A New Day XBLA
1 The Exiled Realm of Arborea Win
Sniper Elite V2 Win, PS3, X360
The Legend of Dragoon PSN
Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition PSVita
2 Fable Heroes XBLA
3 Nexuiz Win
8 Starhawk PS3
Tomb of the Lost Queen Win, Mac
9 Minecraft XBLA
10 N.O.V.A. 3 iOS
11 Street Fighter X Tekken Win
13 Soul Sacrifice PSVita
15 Battleship PS3, X360, NDS, 3DS
Diablo III Win, Mac
Game of Thrones Win, PS3, X360
Max Payne 3 PS3, X360
PixelJunk 4am PSN
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II Win, PSN
16 Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II XBLA
17 Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II iOS
18 Dragon's Lair XBLA
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City Win
20 Mario Tennis Open 3DS
22 Alan Wake's American Nightmare Win
Dragon's Dogma PS3, X360
MIB: Alien Crisis PS3, X360, Wii
Sorcery PS3
Table Top Tanks PSVita
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier PS3, X360
23 Dirt: Showdown Win
Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock PSN
24 Pastry Panic iOS
26 Plague Inc. iOS
28 The Binding of Isaac: Wrath of the Lamb Win, Mac
29 Resistance: Burning Skies PSVita
Ys Origin Win
1 Max Payne 3 Win
5 Inversion PS3, X360
Rayman Origins 3DS
10 Pikmin 2 Wii
12 Dirt: Showdown PS3, X360
Gravity Rush PSVita
Metal Gear Solid HD Collection PSVita
Gungnir PSP
Lollipop Chainsaw PS3, X360
Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion Win
13 Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock PSVita
14 Pocket Planes iOS
17 Heroes of Ruin 3DS
18 Pokémon Conquest NDS
19 Brave Win, PS3, X360, Wii, PSVita, NDS, 3DS
Civilization V: Gods & Kings Win, Mac
Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes Win, PS3, X360, Wii, PSVita, 3DS
Magicka: The Other Side of the Coin Win
Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor X360
Tomba! PSN
20 Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 Win, PSN, XBLA, iOS
21 Asphalt 7: Heat iOS
Quantum Conundrum Win
25 Asphalt 7: Heat Droid
Penny Arcade Adventures - Episode 3 Win, Mac
26 The Amazing Spider-Man PS3, X360, Wii, 3DS
London 2012 Win, PS3, X360
Spec Ops: The Line Win, PS3, X360
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Win
Unchained Blades PSP
27 Record of Agarest War 2 PS3
The Walking Dead: Episode 2 – Starved for Help Win, Mac, PSN, XBLA, iOS
Final Fantasy III Droid
29 Mini Ninjas Adventures XBLA

Q3 July–September[edit]

Month Day Title Platform(s)
3 Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends PS3, X360
The Secret World Win
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy 3DS
4 Spelunky XBLA
10 NCAA Football 13 PS3, X360
Quantum Conundrum PSN
Rainbow Moon PSN
Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure 3DS
11 Quantum Conundrum XBLA
12 AFL Live: Game of the Year Edition Win, PS3, X360
Tiny Wings 2 iOS
17 Heroes of Ruin 3DS
Dyad PSN
18 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD XBLA
19 Fieldrunners 2 iOS
24 Prototype 2 Win
Puddle PSVita
25 Wreckateer XBLA
27 Inversion Win
28 Warsow Win, Mac, Lin
30 Orcs Must Die! 2 Win
31 Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance 3DS
Risen 2: Dark Waters PS3, X360
Growlanser Wayfarer of Time PSP
1 Deadlight XBLA
7 Persona 4 Arena PS3, X360
Sound Shapes PSN
8 Hybrid XBLA
10 The Amazing Spider-Man Win
13 Sanctum Mac
Iron Brigade Win
14 Darksiders II Win, PS3, X360
The Last Story Wii
Papo & Yo PSN
Sleeping Dogs Win, PS3, X360
15 Dust: An Elysian Tail XBLA
Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack Win
19 New Super Mario Bros. 2 3DS
21 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Win, PSN, XBLA, Mac
The Expendables 2 Video game Win, PSN, XBLA
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure HD PSN
Retro/Grade PSN
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Win, PS3, X360
Way of the Samurai 4 PSN
22 Jojo's Bizarre Adventure HD XBLA
24 Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition Win
28 God of War Saga PS3
Guild Wars 2 Win
Madden NFL 13 PS3, X360, Wii, PSVita
Ratchet & Clank Collection PS3
Rock Band Blitz PSN
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD PSN
The Walking Dead: Episode 3 – Long Road Ahead PSN
29 Rock Band Blitz XBLA
The Walking Dead: Episode 3 – Long Road Ahead Win, XBLA
30 Mutant Mudds Win
Snapshot Win
31 Cypher Win, Mac
Final Fantasy Dimensions iOS, Droid
3 Sacred Gold[2] Lin
4 Zen Pinball 2 PSN
6 Trine 2: Goblin Menace Win, Mac
I Am Alive Win
7 Closure Win, Mac
Mark of the Ninja XBLA
11 Anomaly: Warzone Earth PSN
Double Dragon Neon PSN
NBA Baller Beats X360
NHL 13 PS3, X360
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 PS3, X360
12 Double Dragon Neon XBLA
13 Prince of Persia Classic Droid
Fractured Soul 3DS
14 Black Mesa Win
FTL: Faster Than Light Win, Lin, Mac
Joe Danger 2: The Movie XBLA
16 Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition Wii
18 Borderlands 2 Win, PS3, X360
F1 2012 Win, PS3, X360
Jet Set Radio HD PSN
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD Win
19 Jet Set Radio HD Win, XBLA
20 Rayman Jungle Run iOS, Droid
Torchlight II Win, Mac
22 Pocket Planes Droid
25 Angry Birds Trilogy X360, PS3, 3DS
Dead or Alive 5 PS3, X360
FIFA 13 Win, PS3, X360, Wii, PSVita, PSP, PS2, iOS
Grand Theft Auto III PSN
LittleBigPlanet PS Vita PSVita
Marvel vs. Capcom Origins PSN
One Piece: Pirate Warriors PS3
Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 Win, PS3, X360
The Testament of Sherlock Holmes Win, PS3, X360
Tokyo Jungle PSN
World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Win, Mac
Yumby Toss iOS
26 Castle Crashers Win
Marvel vs. Capcom Origins XBLA
27 Bad Piggies iOS, Droid, Win, Mac
Half-Minute Hero Win

Q4 October–December[edit]

Month Day Title Platform(s)
2 Carrier Command: Gaea Mission Win, X360
NBA 2K13 Win, X360, PS3, PSP, Wii
Nights into Dreams HD PSN
Resident Evil 6 PS3, X360
Sonic Adventure 2 PSN
War of the Roses Win
Port Royale 3 PS3
5 Nights into Dreams HD XBLA
Sonic Adventure 2 XBLA
7 Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 NDS
9 Code of Princess 3DS
Dishonored Win, PS3, X360
Dragon Ball Z: For Kinect X360
Fable: The Journey X360
The Walking Dead: Episode 4 – Around Every Corner PSN
Joe Danger 2: The Movie PSN
Just Dance 4 Wii, PS3, X360
Machinarium PS3
Retro City Rampage PSN, Win
Spy Hunter 3DS, PSVita
XCOM: Enemy Unknown Win, PS3, X360
10 Chaos Rings Droid
The Walking Dead: Episode 4 – Around Every Corner Win, XBLA
Naughty Bear: Panic in Paradise PSN, XBLA
11 Of Orcs and Men Win, PS3, X360
15 The Lord of the Rings Online: Riders of Rohan Win
16 007 Legends PS3, X360
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Win
Dance Central 3 X360
Doom 3: BFG Edition Win, X360, PS3
Dragon Ball Z For Kinect X360
Mark of the Ninja Win
Rocksmith Win
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3D 3DS
Silent Hill: Book of Memories PSVita
17 Carmageddon iOS
Serious Sam 3: BFE XBLA
Viking: Battle for Asgard Win
18 Sonic Jump iOS
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Mac
19 Euro Truck Simulator 2 Win
21 Michael Jackson: The Experience Mac
Skylanders: Giants PS3, X360, Wii, 3DS
23 A Game of Dwarves Win
Elemental: Fallen Enchantress Win
Forza Horizon X360
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Win
Hotline Miami Win
Killzone HD PSN
Medal of Honor: Warfighter Win, PS3, X360
Orgarhythm PSVita
Street Fighter X Tekken PSVita
The Unfinished Swan PSN
Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward 3DS, PSVita
25 Deadlight Win
The Fool and His Money Win, Mac
28 Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask 3DS
29 Guns of Icarus Online Win, Mac
Primal Carnage Win
30 Assassin's Creed III PS3, X360
Assassin's Creed III: Liberation PSVita
LEGO The Lord of the Rings: The Video Game PSVita, 3DS, NDS
Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth X360
Need for Speed: Most Wanted Win, X360, PS3, PSVita, iOS, Droid
Nike+ Kinect Training X360
Ōkami HD PSN
Smart As... PSVita
Sports Champions 2 PS3
Transformers: Prime – The Game Wii, NDS, 3DS
WWE '13 PS3, X360, Wii
Zone of the Enders HD Collection PS3, X360
31 Natural Selection 2 Win
Painkiller: Hell & Damnation Win
Pid Win, Mac, XBLA, PSN
2 007 Legends Win
Football Manager 2013 Win, Mac
6 Dragon Ball Z Budokai: HD Collection PS3, X360
Halo 4 X360
Harvest Moon: A New Beginning 3DS
LittleBigPlanet Karting PS3
NASCAR The Game: Inside Line PS3, Wii, X360
Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 Wii, PS2, PSP
Rayman Origins 3DS
8 Angry Birds Star Wars Win, Mac, iOS, Droid
9 Sine Mora Win
11 Paper Mario: Sticker Star 3DS
13 Call of Duty: Black Ops II Win, PS3, X360
Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified PSVita
F1 Race Stars Win, PS3, X360
Lego The Lord of the Rings: The Video Game Win, PS3, X360, Wii
Planets Under Attack PSN
Rabbids Rumble 3DS
Rift: Storm Legion Win
Scribblenauts Unlimited 3DS
Wonderbook: Book of Spells PS3
14 Candy Crush Saga iOS
Planets Under Attack XBLA
18 Assassin's Creed III WiiU
Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition WiiU
Call of Duty: Black Ops II WiiU
Chasing Aurora WiiU
Darksiders II WiiU
Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion 3DS
Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two PS3, X360, Wii, WiiU
FIFA Soccer 13 WiiU
Game Party Champions WiiU
Just Dance 4 WiiU
Little Inferno WiiU
Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth WiiU
Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition WiiU
Nano Assault Neo WiiU
New Super Mario Bros. U WiiU
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge WiiU
Nintendo Land WiiU
Rabbids Land WiiU
Scribblenauts Unlimited WiiU
Sing Party WiiU
Skylanders: Giants WiiU
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed WiiU, PS3, X360
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 WiiU
Transformers: Prime – The Game WiiU
Trine 2: Director's Cut WiiU
Warriors Orochi 3: Hyper WiiU
Wipeout: The Game 3 WiiU
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013 WiiU
ZombiU WiiU
19 Little Inferno Win
Scribblenauts Unlimited Win
Sonic Adventure 2 Win
20 Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd You Steal Our Garbage?! 3DS, NDS
Assassin's Creed III Win
Borderlands 2 Mac
Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse Win, PS3, X360
Hitman: Absolution Win, PS3, X360
Jet Set Radio HD PSVita
Persona 4: Golden PSVita
PlanetSide 2 Win
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale PS3, PSVita
Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game PS3, X360, Wii, 3DS, NDS
Scribblenauts Unlimited Win
Sine Mora PSN, PSVita
The Walking Dead: Episode 5 – No Time Left PS3
21 The Walking Dead: Episode 5 - No Time Left Win, X360, Mac, iOS
27 Fighting Vipers PSN
Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault PSN, PSVita
Sonic the Fighters PSN
Super Hexagon Win, Mac
Virtua Fighter 2 PSN
28 Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Win
Fighting Vipers XBLA
Miner Wars 2081 Win
Sonic the Fighters XBLA
Virtua Fighter 2 XBLA
Under Defeat HD PS3
28 Stealth Bastard Deluxe Win
29 Jet Set Radio HD iOS, Droid
4 Eve Online: Retribution Win[3]
Far Cry 3 Win, PS3, X360
Guardians of Middle-earth PSN, XBLA
Guilty Gear XX Λ Core Plus PSN
Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game WiiU
Uncharted: Fight for Fortune PSVita
6 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City iOS
Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour iOS, Droid
Mutant Mudds iOS
7 Awesomenauts Mac
Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition iOS
9 The Snowman and the Snowdog iOS, Droid
10 Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends Win
11 007 Legends WiiU
Black Knight Sword PSN
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas PSN
12 Black Knight Sword XBLA
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Droid
13 Batman: Arkham City Game of the Year Edition Mac
14 Candy Crush Saga Droid
15 Yumby Toss Droid
17 Nights into Dreams HD Win
Q.U.B.E. Mac
Street Fighter X Mega Man Win
The War Z Win
18 Karateka PS3
Kinect Party XBLA
Knytt Underground PS3, PSVita
Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath PSVita
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed PSVita
20 F1 2012 Mac
Final Fantasy IV iOS
21 Sonic Jump Droid

Highest critically reviewed games (Metacritic)[edit]

Number Video Game Developer Publisher Platform Release Date Average score Number of reviews Refs
1 The Walking Dead Telltale Games Telltale Games Playstation 3 During 2012 94 6 reviews [4]
2 Mass Effect 3 BioWare Electronic Arts Xbox 360 March 6 93 74 reviews [5]
3 Journey Thatgamecompany Sony Computer Entertainment Playstation 3 March 13 92 78 reviews [6]
4 Xenoblade Chronicles Monolith Soft Nintendo Wii April 6 92 59 reviews [7]
5 Far Cry 3 Ubisoft Montreal Ubisoft Xbox 360 December 4 91 39 reviews [8]
6 Dishonored Arkane Studios Bethesda Softworks PC October 9 91 29 reviews [9]
7 Borderlands 2 Gearbox Software 2K Games Playstation 3 September 18 91 26 reviews [10]
8 Mark of the Ninja Klei Entertainment Microsoft Game Studios PC October 16 91 14 reviews [11]
9 Trials Evolution RedLynx Microsoft Game Studios Xbox 360 April 18 90 77 reviews [12]
10 Guild Wars 2 ArenaNet NCsoft PC August 28 90 69 reviews [13]


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