Today is the last day of 2012 and there is no better time to list some of the finest games of 2012, and all of my favourite system wars moments of 2012.
Here are some of my favourite games this year:
Far Cry 3
Far Cry 3 has a massive jungle sandbox to play around in. The game let's you approach situations as you wish. Tigers, bears, bows, jeep bombs, sniping, fire, and dropping on from the air are all possible in this game. And the game looks beautiful to boot, and is a joy to play. Far Cry 3 is my GOTY.
Forza Horizon (i removed the image because it was being a total b*tch)
Forza Horizon was a major risk to take. Newly founded Playground games have never released a game before, and taking one of the best racing franchises and making a spin-off was a massive gamble. Thankfully, it paid off. Colorado is such a beautiful setting and a perfect place to set a open world racing game. The forza physics have made it into Horizon, but the game is approachable for those who don't like endless laps on race tracks. The game blends and arcade wonderfully and sets a new standard for driving physics in open world racing games. Best racing game of 2012 and one of the best games of the year.
Borderlands 2 is a perfect sequel to the original. The game still has flaws, but Gearbox listened to fans of the original and made huge improvements. Cleaner menus, vastly superior storyline, better characters, hilarious writing, more weapons, and a much bigger environment to explore. The game has some of the most memorable characters (Tiny Tina anyone?) is increibly fun to play alone and with friends. Borderlands 2 is a must own.
There are still some other games I'm playing like Halo 4 and The Walking Dead, but I've yet to spend enough time with either. But so far, I believe both to be excellent games.
Some more honorable mentions for good or great games I played this year:
Need for Speed Most Wanted
The Walking Dead
Favourite system wars moments:
-Everything Shadowmoses and SNIPER4321 posted.
"Black Ops 2 is one of the greatest shooters I've ever played" - Shadowmoses
"PC multiplats only look slightly better than the console versions" - Shadowmoses
"Some random rant on corrupt mainstream media and how great Metro Last Light is with horrible grammar" - SNIPER4321
-Marveling at Freedomfreak's fine sigs and avatars
In the end, I think I will remember 2012 quite fondly. WHat were you're favourite moments and games?