Submitted by Aclay 1026d ago | opinion piece

Gamesradar's Game of the Year 2012

Gamesradar- What makes a Game of the Year? Measuring up review scores is one often-cited way of going about it, but that doesn't quite do it. Review scores are, after all, first and foremost purchasing advice, seeking to answer the question "Is this game worth your time and money?" So what question does Game of the Year seek to answer? We'd put forth: "Is the industry most benefited by the release of this game?"

This year's contenders hail from nearly every established genre, and some are so innovative to have created genres all their own. Each and everyone has made significant contributions to the future of the industry, be it the emergent narrative found in Far Cry 3, the exhaustive multiplayer suite of Halo 4, the profound narrative in The Walking Dead, or the emotional resonance of Journey. But which rose above the rest? (Culture, Darksiders 2, Dishonored, Far Cry 3, PC, PS3, The Walking Dead: Episode 1 "A New Day", Wii U, Xbox 360)

SCW1982  +   1026d ago
I miss the old games radar crew. In my opinion this site has really gone down hill since mike Chris and Brett left. Too bad it use to be my go to site.
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silkrevolver  +   1026d ago
Chris Antista was the BEST.
Nitrowolf2  +   1025d ago
I rememeber cheatplanet :P
ATi_Elite  +   1025d ago
The Glorious PC Gaming Master Race
My Games of The Year!

1. DayZ = Still just a mod with the standalone coming in 2013 DayZ brought a New Genre to gaming and allowed the Gamers to determine their own fate in the wonderful but dangerous world of Chernarus!

....and now Bloodsuckers from the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series have been added to the game totally revamping how you approach the wooded areas....DayZ it just keeps on giving!

2. Guild Wars 2 = Big Bold Beautiful and so solid in gameplay and content that you'll be playing for 100's of hours.

3. Planetside 2 = Friggin awesome game of perpetual 24/7/365 combat with 2000 gamers and Planetside 2 for "Me" made Battlefield 3 worthless which is an accomplishment in itself.

Honorable Mention: Chivalry Medeival Warfare, Natural Selection 2, DotA 2, TERA Online!
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aquamala  +   1026d ago
walking dead
mewhy32  +   1026d ago
The walking dean game is above average, that's for sure, but I would have to go with Borderlands 2. I played it forever. Great graphics and style, great gameplay, good story.
Trekster_Gamer  +   1026d ago
walking dead was ok but not even close to
Halo 4

not even CLOSE!
lazyboyblue  +   1026d ago
No. Walking dead was better than all of those. Sorry.
Hydralysk  +   1025d ago
Didn't play Halo 4 but definitely better than both ME3 and AC3.
felidae  +   1026d ago
Zombi U
HammockGames  +   1025d ago
I would echo Dishonored, my personal GOTY.

Most good games I'll play through multiple times, but it's rare when I'll play through a game more than 2 or 3 times.

I'm on Dishonored play through #6 at the moment and have played each level a different way or a different path each time. Haven't done this since the original Bioshock.

Granted, lots of worthy candidates to choose from.
Borderlands 2 and Far Cry 3 weren't far behind...
g-nome  +   1026d ago
Far cry 3 for sure.
Walker  +   1026d ago
Walking Dead says hello:) .
MariaHelFutura  +   1026d ago
Games don't talk.
Septic  +   1026d ago
Rappers do
Calm Down Sunshine  +   1026d ago
Mass Effect 3

Shogun 2

Dragon's Dogma

Far Cry 3
Awesome_Gamer  +   1026d ago
Max Payne 3 was amazing imo.
Burackus  +   1025d ago
it was my biggest disappointment
ZigZagZach  +   1025d ago
my geme of teh yeer wud go 2 bleck oops 2 it was rely gud it beet othar shetti gey gemes liek wakin dad or dum ass jorniy n thay both lok liek shiet cuz the developars hoo mede tham suk at develaping................... c if u dunt agree then col cuz i wil pley a gud geme n u wil pley a shiety geme cuz u r GEYYYY LULL!
vickers500  +   1025d ago
How long did it take you to type out that comment
trovski123  +   1025d ago
Journey was my favourite
then dishonoured
then halo 4
BitbyDeath  +   1025d ago
Didn't think this year was very good for gaming but if i had to choose one it'd be Tokyo Jungle.

EDIT: Have not played Borderlands 2 yet tho, otherwise that'd probably be it for me.
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Burackus  +   1025d ago
For me i think Farcry and Borderlands are a tie cant decide which one I like better
Omnislash  +   1025d ago
Journey is hands down the best game Ive played all year!

The Walking dead was fun too but I think Journey deserves it more.
ALLWRONG  +   1025d ago
"As for those fears of franchise decay as a result of the mantle-pass from Bungie to 343 Industries? The new studio has smashed any doubt into a tiny crumpled heap and kicked it into the path of a charging Spartan Laser."

Hell yeah :)

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