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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.
2011 was the better year. Actually, 2012 allowed me to play catch up due to the overflow of fantastic that 2011 was.
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)...