First of all, I haven't played some of the biggest (s)hits this year, so some titles will not be considered. You can type them down in the comments under one of the eight categories I'm going to sort them out.
Spec Ops: The Line
I was actually kinda amazed how good the story was. I very fond of “Heart of Darkness”, and I’m pretty sure I would rank the games story pretty high even if it was not so good. But goddamn. Whatever your interpretation of the events might be, the story is just a solid piece of work, and even sometimes mediocre content in between can’t make it feel any less good.
Runners up: The Walking Dead, Witcher 2
Predictable. Boring. Full of plot holes. I’m tired of ranting on this mediocre piece of shit in motion.
Runners up: Mass Effect 3, Far Cry 3
Far Cry 3
Forget the story. The action where it’s at. Technically you can get better than this, but not by much. Doing things in this game is pretty much flawless.
Runners up: Asura’s Wrath,
CS: GO (XBOX 360)
Holy shit, I don’t know how can you release a multiplayer oriented game without a functional multiplayer. GG, HB.
Runners up: The Walking Dead (saves\episodes issues) Dust (crate opening glitch)
Spec Ops: The Line
I was going to play this games as a standard military shooter with a fancy way of showing you the development of characters, what I got was so much more. No regrets.
Runners up: Asura’s Wrath, Dust
I guess it’s a matter of living up to the expectations. No part of this game did.
Runners up: Mass Effect 3, CS: GO
BEST XBLA GAME
The Walking Dead
People said a lot bout this game, all I have to say is that it’s the closest thing to a perfect zombie game. Also, fuck Episode 3.
Runners up: , Dust
BEST RETAIL GAME
As said in the beginning, I haven’t played XCOM, Sleeping Dogs etc, so, from the games I’ve played, I picked the one, that gave me the biggest amount of fun, which is
FAR CRY 3
There, I said it. Runners up are all the other games in “good” categories in no particular order. Please, feel free to recommend any of the 2012 big (or not so) XBOX360 titles. I will gladly check them out.