#1 Posted by JZ (2343 posts) -

I spent the most time this year playing assassin's creed 3, but this is the year I finally got burnt way out on both the multi and the singleplayer. My favorite goes to Binary Domain, because it's just damn good in no ironic way. Binary Domain is just complete delight. Now my most hated game is without a question Dishonored. It's a shitty bioshock type game, with a terrible story and the a silent protagonist the cancer of videogames. I beat dishonored so don't even say I didn't play it.

#2 Posted by Fredchuckdave (7449 posts) -

You didn't play dishonored, liar.

I don't really hate games in general, I guess the most hated would be Call of Duty but not because of Call of Duty just because so many idiots bought it. Was a pretty crappy year so even I as a person who doesn't play a whole lot of Indy games have mostly indy/small dev team games at the top of my list.

#3 Posted by living4theday258 (693 posts) -

Que hatred for mass effect 3 and love for FC3

#4 Posted by NoobSauceG7 (1331 posts) -

Favorite game this year would probably be Halo 4 or XCOM. I like them both a lot. My most hated is easily Fez. That was just one of the most boring games I have ever played and I don't regret buying a lot of games but I regret getting that crap.

#5 Posted by pweidman (2446 posts) -

ME3 or Borderlands 2 are a toss up for me this year as my favorite game of the year. The one game I had high hopes for and just did not like at all was Max Payne 3. And I loved the first two games, so that made it all the more disapponting.

#6 Posted by Giantstalker (1884 posts) -

Favorite was Wargame: European Escalation. I think Eugen systems is really onto something good in the strategy genre, and it's just a fantastic game overall.

Least favorite - hated, I suppose - was probably Hotline Miami. A really repetitive & obnoxious game that I didn't enjoy at all.

#7 Posted by kaos_cracker (945 posts) -

My favorite was either Far Cry 3 or Mass Effect 3 and really didn't like Borderlands 2, not a big fan of how repetitive it is to me.

#8 Posted by RVonE (4795 posts) -

I'm not sure yet; I've been thinking a lot about it these days. I think my favorite game is Mass Effect 3. My most "hated" game is Mass Effect 3.

#9 Posted by Fredddi43 (413 posts) -

My favorite game this year is definitely Dust: An Elysian Tail, that game is superb.

Least favorite game, or most hated, as you want to call it, is Medal of Honor: Warfighter. Most hated game I didn't play is Resident Evil 6.

#10 Edited by nintendoeats (6144 posts) -

Forza Horizon

#11 Posted by BaneFireLord (3094 posts) -

Favorite is probably XCOM. I didn't really like Torchlight II much. For everyone saying how much better it was than DIII, I thought the entire combat system felt sloppy and unsatisfying in comparison. I stopped playing at the second act. Big disappointment.

#12 Posted by JoeyRavn (5130 posts) -
#13 Posted by Zuldim (298 posts) -

My favorite was pretty close between The Walking Dead, and Mass Effect 3. Both were excellent, save for ME3's ending, of course.

Only game I played this year which I really disliked was Dear Esther, if you can even call it a game. I got what they were going for, but I just didn't think it worked. The world design was nice, the soundtrack was good, but it just felt very pretentious, and I say that as someone who likes a LOT of games which people dislike for being too pretentious. I dunno, I just felt like it thought it was smarter than it actually was.

#14 Posted by believer258 (12965 posts) -

"Hate" is a strong word. I did not at all "hate" any of the 2012 games that I played. However, out of the ones I've completed, Mass Effect 3 seems like the one I liked the least. I just didn't enjoy my time with it much, I felt like it was full of holes as far as the plot goes and the gameplay, while occasionally pretty good, never could make up for that. Especially when other third person shooters like Gears of War 3 exist.

However, note that Darksiders 2 is also a bit of a letdown as far as I'm concerned. I haven't beaten it yet but it seems like they've replaced finding fancy new items with loot. I didn't think they would do that. Still, I do not think either of those games are downright bad, I just think that both hardly live up to their predecessors.

On a much brighter note, Sleeping Dogs is undoubtedly my GOTY. I had a whole lot of fun with it and I really liked the story, the characters, the gameplay, the mechanics, etc., it all just came together very, very well and I definitely plan on slipping into it like a nice pair of old shoes several more times.

#15 Edited by BRich (446 posts) -

The Walking Dead ahead of Mass Effect 3, XCOM, FTL, Halo 4, Spelunky

I don't think I played any shitty games this year (or really almost any year)

#16 Posted by BestUsernameEver (5026 posts) -

Favorite: Littlebigplanet vita

Most 'hated': Dirt showdown

#17 Posted by PSNgamesun (434 posts) -

loved Mass Effect 3 and I really didn't get into dishonored.

#18 Posted by awesomeusername (4537 posts) -

Favorite: The Walking Dead

Hated: (S)Hitman: Ab(Shit)solution

#19 Posted by casper_ (915 posts) -

@JZ said:

a silent protagonist the cancer of videogames.

this is something a crazy person might say

#20 Posted by joshthebear (2704 posts) -
#21 Posted by SJSchmidt93 (4998 posts) -

Spelunky was my favorite.

#22 Posted by Little_Socrates (5834 posts) -

My favorite? Probably Fez. Maybe Mass Effect 3.

Least favorite? Easily Syndicate. Fuck that game, nine ways to Sunday. Runner-up would be SimCity Social.

#23 Posted by hanktherapper (407 posts) -

Favorite: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. It's been a long time since an RPG grabbed me and wouldn't let go. Even when I was starting to get bored, the third act kicked in and got me all enjoying it again.

I enjoyed all the games I played from this year so I don't have a hated one.

#24 Posted by YetiAntics (1520 posts) -

Favorite: Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition

Disappointing or .. "Hated" : Street Fighter x Tekken

#25 Posted by Empirepaintball (1460 posts) -

Favorite was definitely Halo 4.

I was super disappointed in Max Payne 3 though...

#26 Edited by Trainer_Red (318 posts) -

Mass Effect 3 was my favorite and Dishonored was my most hated (disappointing) game.

Though to be fair I played ME3 after the release of the extended cut, so that's probably why I love it so much. I also want to point out that the concept, artwork, voice acting and overall mechanics of Dishonored was awesome but it could have been iconic if done correctly. It was flat most of the time and the atmosphere was pretty plain maybe even boring. IDK.

#27 Posted by nate6858 (183 posts) -

I love Xcom and Spelunky. I didn't play anything that I didn't like.

#28 Posted by MrFwankie (47 posts) -

I wasn't a huge fan of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning.

Favorite would have to be either Mass Effect 3 or XCOM.

#29 Posted by david3cm (677 posts) -

Favorite would either be Spelunky, XCOM or Far Cry 3.

Least favorite? Max Payne 3, Syndicate or Dust. Did Catherine come out this year?

#30 Posted by BeachThunder (13305 posts) -
#31 Posted by Liquidus (958 posts) -

Favorite: Persona 4 Arena

Hated: Mass Effect 3. It destroyed A LOT of the love I have for that series.

#32 Posted by laserbolts (5470 posts) -

Loved mark of the ninja. Fez was a complete waste of time.

#33 Posted by FrankieSpankie (228 posts) -

Favorite - Dishonored -- I felt like it was the only game this year that blew me away (although I will reserve that thought until I play Far Cry 3 which I will buy within the next month).

Most Hated: Deadlight -- I thought it was a cool game and a fun platformer but man, that ending, wow, literally made me absolutely despise the game. And the ending has to be pretty damn bad in order for you to absolutely despise a game because of it. Side note - I still haven't played ME3. =P

#34 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5195 posts) -

Favourite is probably Dota 2.

Most hated is Diablo 3, I actually enjoyed it in the beginning but the more I think about the game the more I hate it and not in the "I hate Super Meat Boy (<3)" way.

#35 Posted by Carncarn (33 posts) -

@Giantstalker: Haven't even heard of this game, thanks for the recommendation. I like me a good strategy game from time to time.

#36 Posted by Redbullet685 (6221 posts) -

Favorite: The Walking Dead

Most Hated: I guess Resident Evil 6 due to how disappointing it was. Operation Racoon City was worse, but I expected that to be bad. I was hopeful for RE6. It's too bad that it ended up how it did. At this point, I believe Capcom has to reboot the Resident Evil series.

#37 Posted by Flabbergastrate (381 posts) -

Favorite: Dota 2

Hated: Assassin's Creed. It killed all of my appreciation for that series. I even liked RE6 more.

#38 Posted by Catarrhal (869 posts) -

@NoobSauceG7 said:

My most hated is easily Fez.

Same here, brother. Playing Fez was like doing homework.

#39 Posted by L44 (629 posts) -

C'mon guys "Hate" is a strong word.

#40 Edited by RandomInternetUser (6805 posts) -

Favorite that I have played so far is Max Payne 3 or TWD. From a gameplay perspective, Max Payne 3 easily, but TWD's story was quite amazing. However, I haven't played Sleeping Dogs, Dishonored, Far Cry 3, or finished Mark of the Ninja, any of which could take that spot. As for most hated... I don't know. I have barely played any 2012 games. I guess Borderlands 2 by default since that's the only other game I can think of that I played enough to come to a conclusion about whether I like it or not that has released this year (5 hours into AC3 so far. Seems better than Revelations but ehhh.) I did enjoy the 18 hours I put into it, but I don't think I'll ever touch it again.

#41 Posted by hughesman (314 posts) -

Man, reading this thread just makes me realize i haven't played hardly any games from this year. I haven't played Mass effect 3, Dishonored, Far Cry 3, x-com, Borderlands 2, Assassin's creed, sleeping dogs....

I wanted to play all of these games and i have played NONE of them. Ah well there's always next year.

#42 Edited by TheSlothKing (334 posts) -

Favorite is a three way tie between Sleepy Dawgs, AC3, and Max Payne 3.

Most hated is Borderlands 2. It was not only extremely repetitive but also super boring.

Edit: Haven't played Far Cry, Hitman, or Spec Ops so my opinion may change.

#43 Posted by AlisterCat (6210 posts) -

Hate is far too strong, but I didn't like Zeno Clash at all.

#44 Posted by Coafi (1519 posts) -

Loved: The Walking Dead and Virtue's Last Reward.

Hated: The Testament of Sherlock Holmes.

#45 Posted by WarlockEngineerMoreDakka (452 posts) -

My favorite was unquestionably Starfarer. Despite the sandbox campaign basically having none of its main planned features implemented yet- it was still more of an addicting blast than most everything else I've played this year. The combat and ship AI are both already surprisingly sharp.

Smite takes a close second- with Hawken taking a respectable third.

As for your latter question... I really can't answer that- as I haven't outright hated any 2012 release that I've gotten my hands on.

Christmas might end up changing that though- we'll see.

#46 Posted by ImaTreee (206 posts) -

my favorite game this year was journey for sure

#47 Posted by Gerhabio (1992 posts) -
#48 Edited by Ares42 (3075 posts) -

Favorite: Dark Souls

After laying down the console version last year in frustration, I picked up the PC release and had a blast with. Played through it several times on PC, went back and platinumed it on PS3 and bought Demon's Souls and played through it a couple of times (thinking about platinum).

Hated: Borderlands 2

In no way did i hate the game overall, but if there was one game that has made me curse out loud several times because of stupid shit it's this one. Almost every change they made going from BL1 (which I absolutely loved) made this game less enjoyable. I don't know how many times I got pissed off by the monster-closets (didn't help that I played Zerker), the mission scaling sucked and their general MMO and difficulty focus was just not what I wanted from that game. Spent well over 100 hours with the game, but in the end the high-points just couldn't carry all the frustration anymore. Also, going to their forum and seeing many other sharing the same perspective constantly being met with "this is nothing compared to Dark Souls" (due to close release it was still in everyone's mind) just made me wanna vomit.

#49 Edited by Xtrememuffinman (951 posts) -

If you're looking for me to answer both with one entry, it would have to be Mass Effect 3. It was amazing, except for the last twenty minutes or so.
Same thing holds for Assassin's Creed III. Both games had to payoff amazing story setup, and both failed. But the first, oh I don't know, five hours of ACIII sucked from a gameplay standpoint, where as the last twenty minutes sucked from a story one. Rest of the gameplay, and the Connor story, were pretty great though. But you know, I think I'm the only person out there who was really, really, hell of into the Desmond stuff.
As for the real answers:
Spec Ops: The Line was my favorite game this year. Maybe this generation. Maybe ever? 
And the worst game? I don't know. I only play games that have been reviewed well, for the most part. I research before buying. Maybe Dishonored? I found the whole experience to be "meh".

#50 Posted by Yummylee (23501 posts) -

@Redbullet685 said:

Favorite: The Walking Dead

Most Hated: I guess Resident Evil 6 due to how disappointing it was. Operation Racoon City was worse, but I expected that to be bad. I was hopeful for RE6. It's too bad that it ended up how it did. At this point, I believe Capcom has to reboot the Resident Evil series.

This, and I agree, while Operation Raccoon City is definitely even worse than RE6, that's just some stupid spin-off. RE6, however, was the next mainline game in the series, and not only did it fail as a Resident Evil game (as expected), it was also just a bad game overall, regardless of the name.