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At the end of each year, us Game Informer editors put together our personal top 10 lists for the magazine. As I assembled my favorite games from 2012, I had a feeling that this year wasn't quite as jam-packed with awesome games as 2011. I wasn't sure if it was just my imagination, or if the incoming next-gen systems are leaving us with a withering crop of awesome experiences. To see if this year compared to last year's offerings, I've assembled a list of the more high-profile games of each year. Check it out below.
Mass Effect 2
Dead Space 2
Marvel vs. Capcom 3
Fight Night Champion
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
Shadows of the Damned
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Driver: San Francisco
Gears of War 3
Ico and Shadow Collection
Batman: Arkham City
Kirby’s Return To Dream Land
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Super Mario 3D Land
Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary
Saints Row: The Third
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Mario Kart 7
Jak and Daxter Collection
Kingdom of Amalur: Reckoning
Resident Evil: Revelations
Mass Effect 3
Street Fighter X Tekken
The Witcher 2
Max Payne 3
Spec Ops: The Line
New Super Mario Bros. 2
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron
Ratchet & Clank Collection
Mark of the Ninja
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
XCOM: Enemy Unknown
Assassin’s Creed III
Need For Speed: Most Wanted
Paper Mario: Sticker Star
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
New Super Mario Bros. U
What do you think? Did this year stack up to the excellent 2011, or did it fall short?
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I think 2011 had the superior lineup
I still think with halo 4, AC3, Max Payne, and other titles- this year was equal if not better in all actuality.
Oh it falls short by a wide margin, but it's still good in its own right. However last year's November alone kind of beats all of 2012 so far, in my opinion.
Max Payne 3 made 2012 a really great gaming year, but 2011 had a lot of great games coming out during the holiday.
2011 was better. 2013 looks amazing though.
Yes, Halo 4 came out.
I actually think 2011 was better.
2012 was by far the worst year of titles since I became a gamer so many years ago. I only purchased 2 titles released this year. But next year. . . even within the first 4 months, is going to be a year to remember.
This year. Better assassin's creed, the wii u, mass effet 3, A actually somewhat inovative cod, amazing halo, and more.
2012 had a few great games tossed in there, but 2011 had a better lineup
Yeah I'm pretty sure 2011 was this discussion. Skyrim, Zelda, Dark Souls and Battlefield.
hmmmmmm i like it but 2013 is going to be the best ever
I think 2011 had the superior lineup. Especially since there's a certain JRPG missing from 2012's January lineup (FFXIII-2)...