I usually don't play many games the years they actually come out, so the majority of games I played this year will probably end up on this list somewhere.
Turns out I haven't even played 10 games that have come out this year. Oh well. That's what happens when you're broke. I guess this is more of a "be grateful for what you did get to play this year" list. There is actually only one 2012 retail game that I played but did not put on this list. It's not horrid or anything, but it doesn't belong on here.