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#1 Edited by NTM (7336 posts) -

Personally, since I haven't played many games that came out this year except for Mass Effect 3, Mass Effect 3 would be my choice. Even if I had played other games, I think it would probably be a very good contender for the best game so far. How about you? The saddest part is that I still have to play some of the best games from last year, or most talked about, but that's beside the point here. Also, maybe I'm forgetting something, but ever since a lot of these games have been pushed to next year, I feel like the only other game that might potentially rival ME3 would be Max Payne 3. What am I forgetting? Oh yeah... Diablo, but I wouldn't count that in for me.

#2 Edited by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

I've only played two 2012 games, SSX and The Walking Dead Episode 1.....I'll go with Walking Dead.

EDIT: Forgot about Fez, so I've played three....still sticking with Walking Dead.

#3 Posted by mandude (2669 posts) -

I don't think I've played a single 2012 game yet, this year.

#4 Posted by Yummylee (21498 posts) -

Probably Silent Hill Downpour.

#5 Posted by chrissedoff (2082 posts) -

For me, it's Fez.

#6 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

The only game I've played is ME3.

#7 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -
#8 Posted by mrpandaman (864 posts) -

@Guided_By_Tigers: Funny how you had to show him otherwise lol.

#9 Posted by Dad_Is_A_Zombie (1225 posts) -

Mass Effect 3 ahead of Max Payne 3 by the slightest of margins. But Assassin's Creed 3, Hitman: Absolution, and Halo 4 will probably have something to say about my final pick.

#10 Edited by CyborgDuo (105 posts) -

Journey. Definitely the most emotional I've ever been playing a game.

#11 Posted by bellmont42 (320 posts) -

probably mass effect 3

#12 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5816 posts) -

Max Payne 3 or Final Fantasy XIII-2 so far I guess. 

#13 Posted by No0b0rAmA (1490 posts) -

Guild Wars 2 DUH

#14 Posted by Roger778 (957 posts) -

Mass Effect 3.

#15 Posted by MetalBaofu (1373 posts) -

I've been keeping a list of 2012 games I've played and enjoyed. Looking at it, and I'm not sure which of them I would put at number 1 currently. It would probably be between Mass Effect 3 and Xenoblade Chronicles...or maybe Trials Evolution.

#16 Posted by TehFlan (1944 posts) -

I haven't actually finished either of the 2012 games I've played thus far, but so far between Kid Icarus and Xenoblade I'd choose the former.

#17 Edited by me3639 (1753 posts) -

The only 2012 games i have played this year are:

Darkness 2

Kingdoms of Amular

Syndicate

Prototype 2

I recommend them all, but i would say Syndicate for both a solid single player, and addictive and fun multiplayer.

#18 Posted by EpicBenjamin (624 posts) -

So far it's Max Payne 3.

#19 Posted by Sean2206 (264 posts) -

I;m going to say Mass effect 3 I was really excited for it and for the most part it lived up to my expectations, I didn't hate the ending and other than that it was a fantastic game. Skyrim has only really come to the fore in 2012 so I'd call it a 2012 game even though we're talking releases.

#20 Edited by mlarrabee (2922 posts) -

What's come out this year?

I know The Walking Dead did, and it's fantastic so I'm going to go with that.

EDIT: I guess Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition arrived, and I've put an ungodly number of hours into that. But TWD still stands fast.

#21 Posted by wemibelec90 (1625 posts) -

Off the top of my head, I'd probably go with Journey. Really interesting experience and was short enough that I never hit fatigue with it. Great game.

#22 Posted by Slay3r1583 (608 posts) -

I'd probably have to go with Asura's Wrath. That game is fucking bananas. In a good way.

#23 Posted by Dagbiker (6964 posts) -

The only game Ive played is Gravity Daze.

#24 Posted by Solidfox (60 posts) -

Let's see.... What did I play... I played Kingdoms of Amalur, Mass Effect 3, That Resident Evil game that I forgot the title of, Ghost Recon Future Soldier, aaand that's it I think. My favorite would definitely be Mass Effect 3, even with the ending. I didn't hate it, but I didn't really like it. Although I came to the conclusion that, no matter what will happen, I won't like the ending. Because that would mean that the "Shepard series" would END, and quite frankly the ME Fanboy that I know I am does not like that.

#25 Posted by spankingaddict (2661 posts) -

I haven't played many this year , like 6 I think .

Fez or Walking Dead for me .

#26 Posted by BeachThunder (11830 posts) -
#27 Posted by pyromagnestir (4291 posts) -

I've only played Journey and Mass Effect 3 and they are so different that I can't pick a favorite. I liked both a lot.

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#28 Posted by NapTimeSleeper (330 posts) -

Either Trials: Evolution or Mass Effect 3.

#29 Posted by Red (5994 posts) -

ME3, but I've played little else.

#30 Posted by NTM (7336 posts) -

Oh yeah, I forgot about some of the ones listed, still though, ME3 for me.

#31 Posted by Nightriff (4989 posts) -

Journey, easily Journey. Never had an experience like it before in a game and I'm actually afraid to play it again that it might ruin my memory what it. It will be hard for another game to top it but that is also because everything I'm interested in this year keeps getting delayed.

#32 Posted by RecSpec (3803 posts) -

Asura's Wrath followed by Rhythm Heaven Fever.

#33 Posted by MildMolasses (3219 posts) -

A surprise even to myself, but Syndicate. I really love the co-op missions in that game

#34 Posted by captain_clayman (3320 posts) -

I'm gonna say max payne 3, but KoA Reckoning was really good and so was trials evolution. i haven't played mass effect 3 yet because i haven't finished 2 but that'll probably be on that list soon enough.

#35 Posted by ManU_Fan10ne (662 posts) -

i do not believe i own a 2012 game.....yet.

#36 Posted by InfiniteSpark (302 posts) -

I haven't played many games that were released this year (been focusing on my backlog), but out of the games I did play a good bit of, I'd say Devil Survivor 2, Rhythm Heaven Fever and Trials Evolution are my favorites so far.

#37 Posted by Vinny_Says (5700 posts) -
  1. Max Payne 3
  2. Dawnguard DLC
  3. SSX
  4. Trials Evo
  5. Mass Effect 3
  6. Minecraft xbox 360 edition

Favorite non 2012 game of 2012: Darksiders

#38 Posted by ADAMWD (581 posts) -
#39 Posted by Zekhariah (697 posts) -

Diablo 3 I guess... the only 2012 game I've played.

I'm tempted to give it to Halo 3 though. A bit late to the party for these purposes though.

#40 Posted by believer258 (11786 posts) -

Mass Effect 3 is all I've played that's come out this year, so it. But that's not saying much. It's... OK, not a downright bad game, but not a wholly satisfying game in any right, much less as the concluding act to the Mass Effect series.

#41 Edited by Vasper_Knight (82 posts) -

Diablo 3 here, haven't finished ME2 so i cant seem to get some ME3. I am honestly surprised i have heard so much ME3 in here WTF is that?

#42 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -
#43 Posted by 49th (2727 posts) -

Think the onl u2012 game this year has been ojourney and that was pretty good.

#44 Posted by Purpz (81 posts) -

Krater, surprisingly. I don't know what it is, but I just had a lot of fun on that game. A surprising amount at that.

#45 Posted by Redbullet685 (6034 posts) -

Max Payne 3

#46 Posted by Demoskinos (14758 posts) -

I already answered this in my handy dandy blog.

#47 Posted by DonutFever (3551 posts) -

Lollipop Chainsaw.

#48 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5228 posts) -

Mass Effect 3 is still my favorite with a close second being the 360 version of the Witcher 2 if you would even count it. I got Naruto Shippuden: Generations and while at first I had a slightly negative reaction to it I've played that game more than any other this year and I didn't expect that.

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#49 Posted by Clonedzero (4200 posts) -

damn its close between mass effect 3 and max payne 3. and those are the only two games ive gotten this year. i mean ive been playing alot of skyrima nd stuff but for games released this year yeah.

#50 Posted by StarvingGamer (8138 posts) -

Deeahblow