SYSTEM WARS VOTES: Game of the Year 2012 (Extended vote date!)

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#1 Posted by Blabadon (28977 posts) -

2012 is drawing to a close folks.

The Sleeping Dogs have woken. The Far Cry(ies)s have reached us. We've heeded the Call of Duty (once again...). We've determined who's the machine in Halo 4. Guilds have been made, and wars have been held too. The Dishonored have left their mark and Mass Effect 3 had a massive effect on the internet's forums.

I know, I'm terrible at puns, but that's not the point.

The point is that we've had a great year. I could go on with all the great games we've had that had unique storytelling like Hotline Miami, Zero Escape, Virtue's Last Reward, or Spec Ops. Or we could talk about industry stalwarts like Pokemon dominating the market once again. Whether you hate it or love it, the Wii U has already left a mark on the industry, and so has 2012.

It may not be 2011 in terms of games, or even 2010, or 2009, but hey, it was sure better than 2008 right? Right?

Anyways, System Wars is voting again on the best game of 2012. The one you can tell your grandchildren came out the year the Wii U came out and when the Mayans picked as humanity's ultimate demise (which is also my birthday!). The one you can firmly say stood taller than the rest, even if that margin is by inches or by meters (like that international flavo(u)r?)


Thanks to Charizard1605 for the template to this thread and the following rules

Voting is relatively simple, but there are the following stipulations:

  • Any games released on the PC, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, Wii U, DS, 3DS, PS Vita, or PSP this year counts as a 2012 release. They must have originally come out in 2012 unless they came out first in Japan a year ago (2011) and were recently put in English (as most SW members speak and play English games). No Xenoblade. No Dark Souls PTD Edition. No Witcher 2 EE.
  • Pickup to three gamesto be your Game of the Year Choice. The first place will be for 30 points, second for 20, and third for 15. Tallies will be made in the end.
  • You can vote through Monday, January 10th, 2013 Midnight CT.Any votes after that will not be considered.
  • Feel free to edit your posts.
  • You must be Level 10 or have at least 350 posts to vote.
  • Don't vote for a game that has not been localized. Import only games do not qualify.Only games that released in two out of the three major territories (NA, JP, PAL) are eligible.

Bazam! Get on it folks!

#2 Posted by Blabadon (28977 posts) -

Sleeping Dogs

Forza Horizon

Spec Ops: The Line

#3 Posted by PhazonBlazer (11994 posts) -

From what I've played

1. Assassin's Creed 3

2. Mass Effect 3

3. The Walking Dead

#4 Posted by OB-47 (10909 posts) -

Sleeping Dogs was a sleeper hit!

See how much lamer italics make everything.

Anyway Halo 4 is my GOTY

#5 Posted by platniumgamer (3960 posts) -

1. Far Cry 3
2. Dishonored
3. Halo 4

#6 Posted by Pug-Nasty (8508 posts) -

2008 had MGS IV, so no, it wasn't better than 2008.

My picks

1. Dishonored.

2. Blops II

3. Can't think of any other games I've played this year from this year.

#7 Posted by charizard1605 (62713 posts) -
This wasn't exactly the greatest year for gaming, far from it, but I'll try: 1. Kid Icarus: Uprising 2. Assassin's Creed III 3. Dishonored
#8 Posted by padaporra (3455 posts) -

1) Mass Effect 3
2) Civilization V Gods and Kings
3) Max Payne 3

#9 Posted by kuraimen (28078 posts) -
1. Journey 2. Dishonored 3. Twisted Metal
#10 Posted by Shinobishyguy (22725 posts) -
Seeing as I probably won't get Assassin's Creed 3 till Christmas 1. Kid Icarus: Uprising 2. Dragon's dogma 3. Pokemon Black 2
#11 Posted by khoofia_pika (13556 posts) -
1. Mass Effect 3 2. Kid Icarus: Uprising 3. The Walking Dead
#12 Posted by PhazonBlazer (11994 posts) -

Hey Blab, maybe you should extend the deadline to the 31...so I'll have time to play whatever I get for Christmas :P

#13 Posted by Slashkice (13739 posts) -
  1. Persona 4 Golden
  2. Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward
  3. DJMAX Technika Tune
#14 Posted by charizard1605 (62713 posts) -

Hey Blab, maybe you should extend the deadline to the 31...so I'll have time to play whatever I get for Christmas :P

PhazonBlazer
Actually this would be a good idea. I am sure to have Far Cry 3 and Virtue's Last Reward by then.
#15 Posted by Fizzman (9886 posts) -

Max Payne 3

Mass Effect 3

Halo 4

#16 Posted by Blabadon (28977 posts) -

Hey Blab, maybe you should extend the deadline to the 31...so I'll have time to play whatever I get for Christmas :P

PhazonBlazer
Done, good idea.
#17 Posted by archvile_78 (8384 posts) -

1. Tales of Graces F
2. Borderlands 2
3. Sleeping Dogs

#18 Posted by Blabadon (28977 posts) -
[QUOTE="khoofia_pika"]1. Mass Effect 3 2. Kid Icarus: Uprising 3. The Walking Dead

Dear god, change your damn sig, it's disturbing.
#19 Posted by NoirLamia777 (2325 posts) -

From what I've played:

1. Mass Effect 3

2. The Walking Dead

#21 Posted by themajormayor (24471 posts) -
1. Journey 2. Crusader Kings II 3. Endless Space
#22 Posted by Arach666 (23042 posts) -

1. Black Mesa
2. Dishonored
3. Hotline Miami

#23 Posted by sonic1564 (3265 posts) -

Halo 4

Prototype 2

Dishonored

U jelly?

#24 Posted by TheFlameProof (438 posts) -

1) NBA 2K13

2) FIFA 13

3) Halo 4

#25 Posted by GamerwillzPS (8531 posts) -

Mine 1) Sleeping Dogs 2) Halo 4 3) Pokemon Black/White 2Blabadon

Hang on...

If you're talking about MP, then Gears 3 is definitely the best on consoles by light years (though I haven't played Halo 4).

Overall, in MP graphics, I'm sure it could crack the top ten.

Blabadon

Why did you vote for Halo 4 when you haven't even played it?

#26 Posted by JameMcCabe (326 posts) -
Ummm, hello! There's already another thread about this here in case you haven't noticed...
#27 Posted by charizard1605 (62713 posts) -
^ He hasn't played Halo 4's MP. He's only played the SP. And he is voting for the game on the basis of its SP. I don't see the problem :?
#28 Posted by KarateeeChop (4666 posts) -

1. hitman absolution

2. journey

3. halo 4

:twisted:

bonus - 4 smite beta

#29 Posted by the_bi99man (11062 posts) -

  • Any games released on the Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, Wii U, DS, 3DS, PS Vita, or PSP this year counts as a 2012 release. Even Xenoblade.

Blabadon

I really hope the omission of the PC in this list is just a typo.

Either way, I guess my top 3 don't change, although my choices are all based on the PC versions, which are usually better, and are particularly better with these three.

1: Far Cry 3

2: Dishonored

3: Sleeping Dogs

Edit: If Black Mesa counts:

1. Black Mesa

2. Far Cry 3

3. Dishonored

Sorry, sleeping dogs. You're great. I promise we'll stay friends.

#30 Posted by D4W1L4H (1764 posts) -

1. Guild Wars 2

#31 Posted by MrYaotubo (2798 posts) -

[QUOTE="Blabadon"]

  • Any games released on the Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, Wii U, DS, 3DS, PS Vita, or PSP this year counts as a 2012 release. Even Xenoblade.

the_bi99man

I really hope the omission of the PC in this list is just a typo.

Really hope so,otherwise it´s really sad.

#32 Posted by JameMcCabe (326 posts) -

[QUOTE="the_bi99man"]

[QUOTE="Blabadon"]

Any games released on the Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, Wii U, DS, 3DS, PS Vita, or PSP this year counts as a 2012 release. Even Xenoblade.

MrYaotubo

I really hope the omission of the PC in this list is just a typo.

Really hope so,otherwise it´s really sad.

Well if you think about it, what is a PC used for? (Hint: not games)
#33 Posted by Blabadon (28977 posts) -

[QUOTE="Blabadon"]Mine 1) Sleeping Dogs 2) Halo 4 3) Pokemon Black/White 2GamerwillzPS

Hang on...

If you're talking about MP, then Gears 3 is definitely the best on consoles by light years (though I haven't played Halo 4).

Overall, in MP graphics, I'm sure it could crack the top ten.

Blabadon

Why did you vote for Halo 4 when you haven't even played it?

I actually played it at a friends yesterday and it's all it was cracked up to be from the first two levels of the campaign. I was talking about the MP which I haven't played. You should try Halo 4, it's really good.
#34 Posted by GamerwillzPS (8531 posts) -

[QUOTE="GamerwillzPS"]

Hang on...

[QUOTE="Blabadon"]

If you're talking about MP, then Gears 3 is definitely the best on consoles by light years (though I haven't played Halo 4).

Overall, in MP graphics, I'm sure it could crack the top ten.

Blabadon

Why did you vote for Halo 4 when you haven't even played it?

I actually played it at a friends yesterday and it's all it was cracked up to be from the first two levels of the campaign. I was talking about the MP which I haven't played. You should try Halo 4, it's really good.

Oh I see, ok.

I'm getting Halo 4 for Christmas, so I'm looking forward to it.

#35 Posted by Blabadon (28977 posts) -

[QUOTE="the_bi99man"]

[QUOTE="Blabadon"]

  • Any games released on the Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, Wii U, DS, 3DS, PS Vita, or PSP this year counts as a 2012 release. Even Xenoblade.

MrYaotubo

I really hope the omission of the PC in this list is just a typo.

Really hope so,otherwise it´s really sad.

It is, my apologies.
#36 Posted by Blabadon (28977 posts) -

[QUOTE="Blabadon"]

[QUOTE="GamerwillzPS"]

Why did you vote for Halo 4 when you haven't even played it?

GamerwillzPS

I actually played it at a friends yesterday and it's all it was cracked up to be from the first two levels of the campaign. I was talking about the MP which I haven't played. You should try Halo 4, it's really good.

Oh I see, ok.

I'm getting Halo 4 for Christmas, so I'm looking forward to it.

Prepare for some serious fan fiction moments then.
#37 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38219 posts) -

1.Far Cry 3

2.Dark Souls PC (if that counts)

3. Planetside 2

#38 Posted by Vaasman (11851 posts) -

1. Guild Wars 2

2. Planetside 2

3. Mark of the Ninja

#39 Posted by MrYaotubo (2798 posts) -

1- Guild Wars 2
2- Hotline Miami
3- Planetside 2

#40 Posted by khoofia_pika (13556 posts) -
[QUOTE="Blabadon"][QUOTE="khoofia_pika"]1. Mass Effect 3 2. Kid Icarus: Uprising 3. The Walking Dead

Dear god, change your damn sig, it's disturbing.

AdBlock it :x
#41 Posted by navyguy21 (13113 posts) -
The Walking Dead Mass Effect 3 Far Cry 3
#42 Posted by Minishdriveby (10520 posts) -
1. Assassin's Creed 3 2. Xenoblades 3. Dishonored
#43 Posted by Karnage108 (2434 posts) -
Mass Effect 3 Guild Wars 2 The Walking Dead Would probably put Halo 4 in there somewhere but I haven't gotten to the campaign yet. Multiplayer is great though.
#44 Posted by rjdofu (9171 posts) -
1. Persona 4 Golden 2. Torchlight 2 3. Journey
#45 Posted by TheDidact (3986 posts) -
1) Halo 4 2) Mass Effect 3 3) The Walking Dead
#46 Posted by Basinboy (11492 posts) -

1. Journey
2. Guild Wars 2
3. Dishonored

#47 Posted by UnrealLegend (5888 posts) -

The Walking Dead

Assassin's Creed III

Sleeping Dogs

#48 Posted by vashkey (33770 posts) -
1. Halo 4 2. Minecraft(360) 3. Mass Effect 3 And if Minecraft doesn't count because it came out on PC like two years ago then.... 4. Asura's Wrath
#49 Posted by illmatic87 (15639 posts) -
1. Guild Wars 2 2. Mark of the Ninja 3. XCOM: Enemy Unknown Not too confident about the 3, since, there are still games im keen on playing that interest me (Dishonored, Far Cry 3)
#50 Posted by Goyoshi12 (9687 posts) -

I'll take a guess on what mine would be like if I had any interest in the year.

1) Far Cry 3

2) Dishonored

3) Max Payne 3

Honorable Mentions: Hitman: Absolution, Guild Wars 2, Borderlands 2, The Walking Dead, Darksiders 2, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, Darkness 2, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron.