Submitted by shodan74 951d ago | article

Are These Really The Top Ten Games Of 2012?

If you look up the ten most critically-acclaimed games of this year according to Metacritic, you might be in for a bit of a shock. (Arcade, Culture, Metacritic, Mobile, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

DanJenkoFMV  +   951d ago
Persona 4 on Vita has just gone up there I believe. Still reviews coming in though.
TrendyGamers  +   951d ago
It could always make it to #1!
jimbobwahey  +   951d ago
I'd rank SSX, Journey and Twisted Metal as my personal top three games of this year. Starhawk and Halo 4 are also notable mentions.
animegamingnerd  +   951d ago
i wish i had a vita persona 4 is my favorite game of all time
Snookies12  +   950d ago
Yeah, Persona 4 Golden definitely deserves to be there. I'm having a blast with it, even though I'd already beaten the original lol. That's gotta say something.
Ranma1  +   950d ago
I CAN NOT wait for Persona 5

...well technically i can, but you know what I mean by that phrase
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belac09  +   950d ago
P4G is my game of the year, by a loooong shot. its AMAZING!!!! there are other great games but nothing even comes close to the production value of P4G
izumo_lee  +   950d ago
10 hours in & Persona 4 is a beastly game!!! So much to do so little time :D

it deserves the high scores it has received, cause the improvements & changes made to the game enhances what was already a brilliant game.
taquito  +   951d ago
diablo 3

guild wars 2

chivalry medival warfare


halo 4

best games i've played all year
Panthers  +   950d ago
GW2 is amazing, I just couldnt keep my friends interested in it. But I need to get back on there. only got to lvl 33 as a Necro.
caseh  +   951d ago
If my gaming experience and choices were based on that top 10 I would probably quit gaming altogether.

yaz288  +   951d ago
mass effect 3 is one of the baddest game I played this year.. although I enjoyed it but its fucking overrated!.. me1 I think its the best, me2 I enjoyed it.. however me3 is just rubbish ..its an action game where you just shoot and shoot the entire game and the gunplay is not really that great.. the only reason I countinued it was because I wanted to see the ending that everyone hated.. yes I was pissed that your choices didn't matter but I actually liked it.
Canary  +   951d ago
ME3's metascore is more an indictment of gaming journalism than any testament to the quality of the game itself.
animegamingnerd  +   951d ago
i love mass effect 1 and mass effect 2 is my favorite game this gen but i was really disappointed with 3 while it is a decent game and the combat is the best i have played for a third person shooter everything else took a big step backwards from both titles
Aloren  +   950d ago
Really ? the gunplay is much better than in 1 and 2, and it has a lot more rpg elements than 2 (which had much less skill tree personalization, much less equipment choice, no mods for weapons, etc).
Granted it had not as many "hubworld", but well, there was a global war going on...

Also, the choices mattered a lot more than in, say, The walking dead.
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MeetMyHand  +   951d ago
Oh SHIT, Bejeweled in HD! Can't wait for Bejeweled 3D, It's like the gems are comeing right at me!
caseh  +   951d ago
lol, personally i'm waiting on Bejeweled HD Remix EX+ Alpha, rumour has it they will be introducing magenta coloured gems...oooo
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animegamingnerd  +   951d ago
the last story
borderlands 2
the walking dead
xcom enemy unknown
torchlight 2
halo 4
these are the best games i played this year
Chuk5  +   950d ago
That's a damn solid list right there.
chadboban  +   950d ago
That's definitely a solid list there.
Mine's would probably be

The Walking Dead
The Last Story
Resident Evil Revelations
Kid Icarus Uprising
Okami HD (I know it's technically not new, but come on it's freaking OKAMI!)
Max Payne 3

Still have yet to play but really want to:
Halo 4
Gravity Rush
Mark of The Ninja
Sine Mora
Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask
Virtue's Last Reward
Far Cry 3
Assassin's Creed 3
Wii U games

Probably missing a few, my backlog is freaking HUGE!
TheBardsSong  +   950d ago
Very good list.
Drainage  +   951d ago
this year has been a joke up until the end thanks to the walking dead, Wii U -zombiu and nsmbu
WeAreLegion  +   950d ago
from the beach  +   951d ago
Hell no, lol. Metacritic is great as an overview of whether a game was deemed broadly good or bad, but it's far too blunt an instrument to create best of lists from (assuming such lists are even worth creating, which they're probably not).
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mamotte  +   951d ago
Why? First five games are really, really good, better than some AAA releases.
Deku-Johnny  +   950d ago
Only good game on the list is The World Ends With You and it's not even the best version of the game.
Moncole  +   950d ago
Those IOS games shouldn't punt because they get reviewed as iPod games and not console games and the rereleases also shouldn't count because they released already. For some reasons the people who review iPod games never give bad scores.

Mark of the Ninja
Diablo 3
Retro City Rampage
Orcs Must Die 2
The Walking Dead.
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humbleopinion  +   950d ago
Most of these games (/portS) have less than 20 reviews which make the sample too small to consider. Gameranking for example does not include games with <20 reviews by default when listing the best games.

Out of this whole list, ME3 is the only game with a decent number of reviews.
Moncole  +   950d ago
And Mark of the Ninja also got lots of great reviews.
Hicken  +   950d ago
Yeah.... no.

The highest rated on metacritic doesn't directly translate into the "best" games.

Most of this list is casual crap nobody REALLY cares about(they may like it, but it's not like it's actually as good as all that), and a lot of games will see lower review scores because of stupid reviewers(half the stuff Tom Chick reviews).

Gonna have to do better than this list.
DigitalRaptor  +   950d ago
Most of the list is crap? Ehrm no.

Casual doesn't always equate to being crap.
Venox2008  +   950d ago
Mine one will be Binary Domain... it's similar to Vanquish, story and gameplay are soooo good! and Cave story didn't come this year, but stil is a great game :) Sleeping dogs is great too.. Mark of the ninja and The last story.. you should try all of those... too bad I dont have PS3 at the moment though I have Lollipop chainsaw, can't wait till I get my hands on it, he he ^^ ;) And Xcom: enemy unknown is great too..
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Son_Lee  +   950d ago
Far Cry 3 will be game of the year.
tachy0n  +   950d ago
Gravity Rush/Gravity Daze.

it already won a GOTY award and has good reviews everywhere and because of that a sequel is coming! <3
TheLastGuardian  +   950d ago
It's great to see Persona 4 Golden get the top metascore of the year from both critics and users. It deserves it. Suck it Vita haters.
Orionsangel  +   950d ago
Some people are so stupid and misguided.
Der_Kommandant  +   950d ago
Walking Dead is my GOTY
Roccetarius  +   950d ago
How the hell did ME3 manage to get 93?
from the beach  +   950d ago
Cause it was really good?
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dirthurts  +   950d ago
Bastion for sure.
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Gigglefist  +   950d ago
Biggest surprise this year was Sine Mora
It came out of nowhere and quickly took its position as my favorite Xbox Arcade game
MrAnderson  +   950d ago
darksiders 2, orcs must die 2, ac 3, borderlands 2 are some of my top of this year. it's all opinion, personally no i don't think those are the best, but clearly lots of people do.
MysticStrummer  +   950d ago
Everyone has their list and none are really invalid no matter how much you may disagree with them. Borderlands 2, SSX, Dragon's Dogma, Journey, and Walking Dead are probably my top 5 of the year.

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