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Top Ten games of 2012!

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I’ve thought long and hard about this list. This is my official top ten games of 2012!

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The Walking Dead surprised me. I didn’t think I would like it at all but I got completely immersed in the game and didn’t want to put it down. This game even got me into the tv show. I absolutely loved this game and I would recommend it to anyone. What it’s lacking in gameplay it makes up for in story. This is an experience you don’t want to miss out on.

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Kingdoms of Amalur really is a great game. A long one too. My first playthrough took me 100 hours and I still had a ton of quests piled up. I was disappointed in the level 40 cap that was in the game but I’ve never played RPG with gameplay this fun. The only reason why this isn’t higher on the list is because of the quests. They’re forgettable at best and at times I thought the game was a little too colorful at times. The gameplay alone is the reason I think you should try this game.

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Hitman Absolution! I waited years for another Hitman game to finally be released and i’m glad to say I wasn’t disappointed. Agent 47 is back and is more badass than ever. Sneaking around and trying not to be spotted for that perfect silent assassin rank is back and at times is harder than ever. The game does have flaws but that didn’t make me love it any less and I can’t wait to see what the future has for the Hitman series.

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Dead or Alive 5 is a great game. Once you learn the movesets of your favorite characters the game isn’t all that hard. I would never play online because I suck but I still had a lot of fun with this. Kicking ass with gorgeous women has never been so much fun and lets face it the women in this game all have huge boobs that bounce. If you can look pass that {no pun intended} than this is a solid fighting game with excellent controls, and awesome gameplay. If you’re a fan of fighting games in general give this one a try.

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Two fighting games on one list? What’s the world coming too? I’m a huge fan of the Soul Calibur series and Soul Calibur V is awesome. I have put over 200 hours in this game. Soul Calibur V is the best fighting game out right now for one reason. You have complete control over the fight. I love the fighting mechanics in this game. It’s not super fast and flashy like Marvel vs Capcom 3 and it doesn’t need to be. You control the outcome of the match. The create a character is some of the best I’ve personally ever seen. With beautiful graphics, and very solid gameplay Soul Calibur V earns it’s number 6 spot on my list.

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Spec Ops The Line! I loved this game. The story was amazing and I never saw the twist at the end.  It caught me by surprise and that doesn’t happen often. While the gameplay is generic and the shooting mechanics and use some tweaking Spec Ops The Line is truly a gem. I never expected to love this game as much as I do and I highly recommend this game.

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Is it really a surprise that this game is on my list? Far Cry 3 is amazing. The graphics are some of the best i’ve seen, and the game itself is huge. You get to explore a tropical paradise filled with all kinds of animals. Each of them behave as you would expect them to. Lions stalk you and strike when you’re not expecting. You can choose how to take on your enemies in each encounter. Are you going to go in guns blazing, or are you more a stealth guy? It’s things like this that make this game great.

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Borderlands 2 is my coop game of the year. My wife and I had a blast playing it from beginning to end. Handsome Jack is the best villain i’ve had the pleasure of going up against in years. With all the expansions, and new characters that Gearbox keep adding there’s still plenty for us to experience in this awesome game. Borderlands 2 is one addictive, gun looting game that I have no intentions of putting down anytime soon.

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Xcom Enemy Unknown! This is the Xcom game I always wanted to play. Not the first person shooter or the Mass Effect ripoff that’s coming out in three days. This game is a true Xcom game and it’s an outstanding game. If you’re not a patient person and you rush a unit into a building that you haven’t properly scouted out yet you most likely just got that poor soul killed. I loved just about everything about this game and I’m hoping we see a true sequel one day. The only thing I wish they would’ve added was aliens attacking your headquarters and completely fucking up your process in the game but that doesn’t take away anything from this game. Xcom Enemy Unknown proves that strategy games can still compete in this era of gaming and do it well.

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Mass Effect 3 got a lot of hate. More hate than any game in recent memory. I wasn’t one of those people that hated the ending. Yeah it was a weak ending but that didn’t take away the experience of the game. Watching the conflict between the Quarians, and the Geth. Deciding the fate of the entire Krogan race, and watching the outcome of the Reaper war was touching. The entire trilogy led up to that moment and I loved it. Mass Effect 3 did have a weak ending but I can’t judge an entire game on five minutes. I loved every moment of this game and deserves to be number 1.

So there you have my top ten games of 2012. I hope you enjoyed reading this and if you did i’ll more for you real soon.

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    bm23reviews
    Aug 18, 2013 1:48 am

    The Walking Dead is surely worthy of a higher place than 10th. Also no Dishonored? It is a very good game that does something totally different. 2012 not a great year in gaming in my opinion.

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      drakulus23
      Aug 18, 2013 1:53 am

      I think the I placed the Walking Dead in the right spot. I didn’t enjoy it as much as the other games on my list and I don’t like Dishonored at all. Check my Top 10 worst games of 2012 and you’ll find it on there. As far as 2012 goes in gaming I enjoyed it.

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    MMODude
    Aug 18, 2013 10:12 pm

    Mass Effect 3 at number 1?! What?

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    Chronic Chronicler
    Sep 11, 2013 9:27 am

    Hey, your list is pretty good, though I wouldn’t have put Far Cry 3 on it. I know this is blatant self-advertising but have a look at why I didn’t like Far Cry 3 much on my blog. 🙂

    http://chronicchronicler.wordpress.com/2013/09/11/far-cry-3-a-far-cry-from-greatness/

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      drakulus23
      Sep 11, 2013 9:43 am

      I’ll take a look :]. At least you’re not like most people that just reply with a link to their website that has nothing to do with games at all. Thanks for that.

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        Chronic Chronicler
        Sep 11, 2013 9:49 am

        No problem 🙂 I try my best on game and film reviewing so I might as well have look what everyone else is doing.

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          drakulus23
          Sep 11, 2013 9:51 am

          I’ve done a quite a reviews since I started on here almost a month ago. My most recent one is the new Tomb Raider. If you’re a gamer you’ll most likely like what I do :]

          • Chronic Chronicler
            Sep 11, 2013 9:54 am

            Yeah, I’ll have a read of that. Haven’t played Tomb Raider yet, but I intend to soon 🙂 Yeah, I’m a bit of a gamer, but I can’t afford all the consoles so I can only review on what I have 🙁 First World Problems much?

          • drakulus23
            Sep 11, 2013 10:06 am

            Tomb Raider is good for a single playthrough. It doesn’t have much replayability but it is fun.

          • Chronic Chronicler
            Sep 11, 2013 10:11 am

            Cool, I’ll have to get it or borrow it from my mate. 🙂 Pity about replayability, I like it when a game is so good, like Bioshock: Infinite, that despite the fact it’s the same story, you can do it again and again.

          • drakulus23
            Sep 11, 2013 10:13 am

            I agree. If you’re curious here’s the link to my tomb raider review http://drakulus.com/2013/09/09/tomb-raider-review/. I talk about the pros and cons of the game and give my honest opinion on it. I played it on PC and the graphics are great. If you can i’d recommend you borrow it from your friend. It’s a good game.

          • Chronic Chronicler
            Sep 11, 2013 10:27 am

            Cheers mate, I’ll have a look at it. I’ll probably be playing it on PS3 so it’ll be interesting to see if there are any difference between your experiences on the PC and mine on PS3.

          • Chronic Chronicler
            Sep 11, 2013 10:35 am

            Good review mate. Hope it lives up to the non-replayability hype you’ve given it. Oh yeah, sorry about another blatant self-advertising, but if you want to follow my blog so you can see more of my stuff, please do! You can criticise more of my article opinions that way!

          • drakulus23
            Sep 11, 2013 10:37 am

            You got it! I enjoyed reading your Far Cry 3 review.

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