Here's my list of my favorite games of 2012. Unfortunately, I have not played many games that were released this year due to a myriad of reasons. The first half of the year I was concerned in whittling down my enormous backlog and playing whatever game I felt like tackling. The second half of the year has been dominated by one game, which is my top game of this year. I did manage to play the following games enough that I can confidently list for my list. It's been a tough year for me all around, not only in falling further behind with my gaming backlog, but dealing with a lot of stress from family and at work. Anyways, enjoy reading my list.
2012 Games that I have yet to play, or not played enough to form an opinion on: Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland; BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend; Borderlands 2; Code of Princess; Crashmo; Dance Central 3; Final Fantasy XIII-2; Forza Horizon; Joe Danger 2: The Movie; The Last Story; Mark of the Ninja; Need for Speed: Most Wanted; Skullgirls; Street Fighter x Tekken; Tales of Graces F; Tokyo Jungle; Twisted Metal; Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown; Xenoblade Chronicles