My Game of the Year 2012

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It's always hard to name a single game Game of the Year because there are usually several games that just stood out as the cream of the crop. This year was no different and it was extremely difficult for me to choose just one from all the games I played this year. I managed to narrow my list to the below games

  • Assassin's Creed III
  • Far Cry III
  • Darksiders II
  • Hitman: Absolution
  • The Walking Dead Series
  • Dragon's Dogma
  • Mass Effect 3

After much, much, much arguing with myself and sleepless nights I was able to further narrow the list to just The Walking Dead Series, Hitman: Absolution and Far Cry 3.

Far Cry 3 eventually took the title because of the eye popping visuals (best I've seen this generation), outstanding gameplay, voice acting, replay value and overall addictiveness (plus I love Vaas). Farcry 3 was a masterpiece despite some glitches, but the experience was like no other I've played this generation.

Far Cry 3 Boxshot

I started keeping track of my GOTYs from time I got my first Xbox 360 back in 2007 so below is the timeline of games

  • 2012 - Far Cry 3
  • 2011 - Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • 2010 - Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2
  • 2009 - Vanquish
  • 2008 - Dead Space
  • 2007 - Bioshock