2012 has been a decent year for video game releases.
These were my favorite games of the year
Halo 4- This halo release really emphasis what has made it so fun in the past. 343 was expected to screw up, however it was quite the opposite. This is my favorite halo game to date, which is saying something. I really have enjoyed every halo game I've played.
Mass Effect 3 - though the ending was bashed, I was able to accept it. This was the most refined mass effect game as far as gameplay goes and it continues the great story that many of us have created in ME1.
Max Payne 3 - I was new too this title, but this game is one of a kind. It tells its story in a way that ive never seen in a video game and its characters are really believable. There is tons of action to be had and its just an over all great game. One of my favorites of all time.
These are the ... Other titles. They were all enjoyable in one way or another, but they wernt my favorite.
Assassins Creed 3- The games atmosphere and gameplay are great and the multiplier is killer fun with friends, however the assassins creed games story is simply just to hard to believe at times. I always get immersed in the story of the assassins, but when i get pulled out of the animus Im always frustrated with desmonds side of the story.
Call of Duty BO 2- I said I wasn't gonna buy it, but i did. The games great, but its just more COD. I find the game awkward. My favorite COD is still COD 4. This game had an interesting approach to the campain, but i still didnt care to play through it again. Zombies is over complicated for simple games and the individual zombie maps are just not big enough or even fun to play on.
Ghost Recon Future Soldier - as a huge fan of the Tom Clancy games I had to look into this. To keep it short, they dumb ed down Ghost recon from a tactical TPS to a simple TPS. this disappoints the fans of the other games, and doesn't have the story or game-play to live up to the quality of other TPS. Hell, you dont even play as the leader of the squad anymore. I plan on writing a review on this one when i have time
Spec Ops the line - it was a good game IMO and slightly underrated. The game has issues though. for example, I hadnt realized i was making choices in the game, I wish it would have been a little more obvious in the beginning of the game. Also, the MP was crap. I was really hoping for a tactical MP in this game but the community is dead and the gameplay just sucks online.