Time magazine has listed its top 10 titles of 2012, heralding ArenaNet's pay-once massively multiplayer online role-playing game Guild Wars II the best of the past year. The magazine's game journalist, Matt Peckham, described the title as "one of those rare games that unexpectedly knocks your life off-kilter."
Other games to grace Time's top 10 list were Xenoblade Chronicles, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Dishonored, Assassin's Creed III, Papo & Yo, The Last Story, Little Big Planet (PlayStation Vita version), Halo 4, and Torchlight II.
Time's full top 10 list of 2012 games is below.
1. Guild Wars II
2. Xenoblade Chronicles
3. XCOM: Enemy Unknown
5. Assassin's Creed III
6. Papo & Yo
7. The Last Story
8. Little Big Planet (PlayStation Vita)
9. Halo 4
10. Torchlight II