This has been a big year for our beloved Androids. Although we’ve historically had little to dine on but year-old Apple leftovers, 2012 saw a new generation of near simultaneous launches, terrific support from big-name developers, and even a few games like Dead Trigger and Shadowgun: DeadZone launching and updating on Android first. Of course, we also got our share of long-overdue ports, like Dodonpachi Ressurection and much of Square Enix’s iOS catalog, getting us that much closer to caught up. While we haven’t seen much in the way of big-name exclusives, we were still scrambling to keep up with this year’s releases. None of these selections were easy choices, and our list is by no means definitive. Without further ado, we present the most hardcore of 2012.