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Did This Year's Software Lineup Compare To 2011's?

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.

2011

January

LittleBigPlanet 2

Mass Effect 2

Dead Space 2

 

February

Marvel vs. Capcom 3

Bulletstorm

Killzone 3

 

March

Fight Night Champion

Crysis 2

 

April

Mortal Kombat

Portal 2

 

May

Fable III

L.A. Noire

 

June

Infamous 2

Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D

Shadows of the Damned

 

July

Bastion

 

August

Deus Ex: Human Revolution

 

September

Dead Island

Driver: San Francisco

Resistance 3

Gears of War 3

Ico and Shadow Collection

 

October

Dark Souls

Rage

Batman: Arkham City

Kirby’s Return To Dream Land

Battlefield 3

 

November

Uncharted 3

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Super Mario 3D Land

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary

Rayman Origins

Saints Row: The Third

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

 

December

Mario Kart 7

 

2012

January

Soulcalibur V

 

February

Jak and Daxter Collection

Kingdom of Amalur: Reckoning

Resident Evil: Revelations

Twisted Metal

Asura’s Wrath

SSX

 

March

Mass Effect 3

Street Fighter X Tekken

Journey

 

April

Fez

The Witcher 2

Trials Evolution

Prototype 2

 

May

Diablo III

Max Payne 3

Dragon’s Dogma

 

June

Spec Ops: The Line

 

August

Sound Shapes

Darksiders II

Sleeping Dogs

New Super Mario Bros. 2

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron

Ratchet & Clank Collection

 

September

Mark of the Ninja

Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Borderlands 2

 

October

Dishonored

XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Assassin’s Creed III

Need For Speed: Most Wanted

 

November

Halo 4

Paper Mario: Sticker Star

Call of Duty: Black Ops II

New Super Mario Bros. U

Hitman: Absolution

 

What do you think? Did this year stack up to the excellent 2011, or did it fall short?

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