Top 12 of 2012

1. The Walking Dead

The finer points of how choices are written in The Walking Dead cumulatively mark a leap forward in narrative mechanics for games. For the most part, The Walking Dead smartly avoids the diamond approach to narrative branching.

2. XCOM: Enemy Unknown

3. Hotline Miami

4. Borderlands 2

5. FTL

6. Dishonored

7. Tokyo Jungle

8. Spelunky

9. Mark of the Ninja

10. Fez

11. Journey

12. Frog Fractions

Runners-Up:

Dust: An Elysian Tale

Dear Esther

Proteus

Black Mesa

Papo & Yo

Thirty Flights of Loving

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