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Best PC Games 2012

Best PC Games 2012 – The year that Syndicate, Medal of Honor: Warfighter, Far Cry 3 and Hitman: Absolution made its way into gamers homes everywhere. Not just ordinary games, but games that take you right into the action with its characters. Just when we thought the best had been introduced to the gaming world, the best PC games 2012 proved that we shouldn’t assume anything from this side of entertainment.

 

Gamers welcomed 2012 with open arms. Being a leader in sales in the industry proved to be for sound reasoning. Another record-breaking year in terms of games that made PC gamers spend billions adding the latest games to their collection. Action and adventure mixed with racing cars and shooters filled the shelves claiming the top spots for games of the year. Many were highly anticipated for their arrival, so much that for several days prior to when the game was to go on sale, lines would begin with anxious gamers camping in parking lots everywhere. Assassin’s Creed III, Dirt: Showdown and 007 Legends are just a few titles that made 2012 a record year for sales and the additional of millions of new gamers. With 2012 being the most powerful year to date for PC gamers, we can only guess at what’s to come in the future years.

 

007 Legends

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007 Legends

007 Legends is a first-person shooter video game by Eurocom. The purpose behind the game is to celebrate fifty years of James Bond in movies.

 

Genre(s): First-person shooter

Developer: Eurocom

Publisher: Activision

Release date: November 1, 2012

Official Site: 

 

007 Legends game review, screenshots and video trailer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assassin’s Creed III

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Assassin’s Creed III

Assassin’s Creed III is an action-adventure third-person video game by Ubisoft Montreal. It is the sequel to Assassin’s Creed: Revelations. The game is set in a fictional history of real world events.

 

Genre(s): Action-adventure, stealth

Developer: Ubisoft

Publisher: Ubisoft

Release date: November 20, 2012

Official Site: https://www.ubisoft.com/en-US/game/assassins-creed-3/

 

Assassin’s Creed III game review, screenshots and video trailer

 

 

 

 

 

Call of Duty: Black Ops II

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Call of Duty: Black Ops II is a first-person shooter video game by Treyarch. It is the first game in the Call of Duty series to feature future warfare technology and the first to present branching storylines driven by player choice as well as selecting weapons before starting story mode missions.

 

Genre(s): First-person shooter

Developer: Treyarch

Publisher: Activision

Release date: November 12, 2012

Official Site: 

 

Call of Duty: Black Ops II game review, screenshots and video trailer

 

 

 

 

 

Darksiders II

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Darksiders II

Darksiders II is an action role-playing hack and slash video game by Vigil Games. It is the second game in the series and the sequel to Darksiders (2010).

 

Genre(s): Action role-playing, hack and slash

Developer: Vigil Games

Publisher: THQ

Release date: August 14, 2012

Official Site: 

 

Darksiders II game review, screenshots and video trailer

 

 

 

 

 

Dirt: Showdown

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DiRT: Showdown

Dirt: Showdown is a motorsport racing video game by Codemasters. The game is part of the Colin McRae Rally series.

 

Genre(s): Racing

Developer: Codemasters Southam

Publisher: Codemasters

Release date: May 23, 2012

Official Site: 

 

Dirt: Showdown game review, screenshots and video trailer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Far Cry 3

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Far Cry 3

Far Cry 3 is an open-world first-person shooter video game by Ubisoft Montreal. It is the sequel to Far Cry 2. A stand-alone expansion titled Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon was released in 2013.

 

Genre(s): First-person shooter, action-adventure

Developer: Ubisoft

Publisher: Ubisoft

Release date: November 29, 2012

Official Site: https://www.ubisoft.com/en-US/game/far-cry-3/

 

Far Cry 3 game review, screenshots and video trailer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIFA 13

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FIFA 13

FIFA 13 is a sports simulation football video game by EA Canada.

 

Genre(s): Sports game, football simulation

Developer: EA Canada

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Release date: September 25, 2012

Official Site: 

 

FIFA 13 game review, screenshots and video trailer

 

 

 

 

Hitman: Absolution

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Hitman: Absolution

Hitman: Absolution is an action-adventure stealth third-person video game by IO Interactive. It is the fifth game in the Hitman series.

 

Genre(s): Stealth, third-person shooter

Developer: IO Interactive

Publisher: Square Enix

Release date: November 20, 2012

Official Site: 

 

Hitman: Absolution game review, screenshots and video trailer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

King Arthur II: The Role-Playing Wargame

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King Arthur II: The Role-Playing Wargame

King Arthur II: The Role-Playing Wargame is a real-time tactics and role-playing video game by NeocoreGames. It is a sequel to King Arthur: The Role-Playing Wargame.

 

Genre(s): Real-time tactics, turn-based strategy, role-playing

Developer: NeocoreGames

Publisher: Paradox Interactive

Release date: January 27, 2012

Official Site: 

 

King Arthur II: The Role-Playing Wargame game review, screenshots and video trailer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

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Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is an action role-playing video game by Big Huge Games and 38 Studios.

 

Genre(s): Action role-playing, hack and slash

Developer: 38 Studios, Big Huge Games

Publisher: 38 Studios, Electronic Arts

Release date: February 7, 2012

Official Site: 

 

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning game review, screenshots and video trailer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

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Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes is an open-world Lego action-adventure video game by Traveller’s Tales.

 

Genre(s): Action-adventure

Developer: Traveller’s Tales

Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Release date: June 19, 2012

Official Site: 

 

Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes game review, screenshots and video trailer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mass Effect 3

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Mass Effect 3

 

Mass Effect 3 is an action sci-fi third-person video game by BioWare. It is the sequel to Mass Effect 2 and marks the final chapter in the Mass Effect trilogy of games, completing the story of Commander Shepard.

 

Genre(s): Action role-playing, third-person shooter

Developer: BioWare

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Release date: March 6, 2012

Official Site: http://masseffect.bioware.com/

 

Mass Effect 3 game review, screenshots and video trailer

 

 

 

 

 

Max Payne 3

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Max Payne 3

Max Payne 3 is a third-person shooter video game by Rockstar Vancouver. It is the third game in the Max Payne series and the first main entry since Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne.

 

Genre(s): Third-person shooter

Developer: Rockstar Studios

Publisher: Rockstar Games

Release date: June 1, 2012

Official Site: http://www.rockstargames.com/maxpayne3/

 

Max Payne 3 game review, screenshots and video trailer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medal of Honor: Warfighter

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Medal of Honor: Warfighter

Medal of Honor: Warfighter is a first-person shooter video game by Danger Close Games. It is the 14th Medal of Honor game in the series and a direct sequel to Medal of Honor  (2010 reboot version).

 

Genre(s): First-person shooter

Developer: Danger Close Games

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Release date: October 23, 2012

Official Site: 

 

Medal of Honor: Warfighter game review, screenshots and video trailer

 

 

 

 

 

 

NBA 2K13

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NBA 2K13

NBA 2K13 is a sports simulation basketball video game by Visual Concepts. It is the sequel to NBA 2K12.

 

Genre(s): Sports, basketball simulation

Developer: Visual Concepts

Publisher: 2K Sports

Release date: October 2, 2012

Official Site: 

 

NBA 2K13 game review, screenshots and video trailer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City

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Resident: Evil Operation Raccoon City

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is a survival horror third-person shooter video game by Slant Six Games and Capcom. It is part of the Resident Evil series, being set around the same time as Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3: Nemesis.

 

Genre(s): Third-person shooter

Developer: Capcom, Slant Six Games

Publisher: Capcom

Release date: May 18, 2012

Official Site: 

 

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City game review, screenshots and video trailer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sleeping Dogs

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Sleeping Dogs

Sleeping Dogs is an open world action-adventure third-person video game by United Front Games and Square Enix London. The game takes place in Hong Kong and focuses on an undercover operation to infiltrate the Triads.

 

Genre(s): Open world action-adventure

Developer: United Front Games, Square Enix London

Publisher: Square Enix

Release date: August 14, 2012

Official Site: 

 

Sleeping Dogs game review, screenshots and video trailer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Street Fighter X Tekken

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Street Fighter X Tekken

Street Fighter X Tekken is a fighting game developed by Capcom. The game features Characters from both the Street Fighter and Tekken games.

 

Genre(s): Fighting game

Developer: Capcom, Dimps, QLOC

Publisher: Capcom

Release date: May 11, 2012

Official Site: https://q-loc.com/en/7/news/27/street-fighter-x-tekken-qloc-behind-the-pc-version

 

Street Fighter X Tekken game review, screenshots and video trailer

 

 

 

 

 

Syndicate

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Syndicate

Syndicate is a sci-fi first-person shooter video game by Starbreeze Studios. It is a reboot of the Syndicate series, changing the genre from a tactical shooter to a first-person shooter.

 

Genre(s): Sci-Fi first-person shooter

Developer: Starbreeze Studios

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Release date: February 21, 2012

Official Site: 

 

Syndicate game review, screenshots and video trailer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Amazing Spider-Man

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The Amazing Spider-Man

The Amazing Spider-Man is a third-person open world action video game by Beenox. The game is an epilog to The Amazing Spider-Man movie and it is set few months after the events of the film.

 

Genre(s): Action-adventure

Developer: Beenox

Publisher: Activision

Release date: August 10, 2012

Official Site: 

 

The Amazing Spider-Man game review, screenshots and video trailer

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Darkness II

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The Darkness II

The Darkness II is a psychological horror first-person shooter video game by Digital Extremes. It is the sequel to The Darkness (2007), which unfortunately was not released for PC.

 

 

Genre(s): First-person shooter

Developer: Digital Extremes

Publisher: 2K Games

Release date: February 7, 2012

Official Site: http://www.digitalextremes.com/games/darkness-ii

 

The Darkness II game review, screenshots and video trailer

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Walking Dead

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The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead is a survival horror episodic graphic adventure video game by Telltale Games. It is based on Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead comic book series.

 

Genre(s): Graphic adventure, interactive drama

Developer: Telltale Games

Publisher: Telltale Games

Release date: April 24, 2012

Official Site: https://www.telltalegames.com/walkingdead/season1/

 

The Walking Dead game review, screenshots and video trailer

 

 

 

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD

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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD is a sports simulation skateboarding video game by Robomodo. It is a high-definition re-release featuring classic levels from Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2.

 

Genre(s): Extreme sports

Developer: Robomodo

Publisher: Activision

Release date: September 18, 2012

Official Site: 

 

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD game review, screenshots and video trailer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best PC Games 2012 Summary

In looking at the best PC games 2012 list, you notice that this list is not quite as large as some of the others. Now it would be easy to write PC gaming in 2012 off. But actually, there was still some great PC games released in 2012. In this summary, we are going to be having a look at a few of the biggest PC titles released in 2012 which were great then and are still worth playing today.

 

The annual Call Of Duty game did not have a Battlefield to fight with this year. Call Of Duty: Black Ops II was actually very well received and it still has quite the following online now. EA tried to wrestle back some of that first person shooter market share with their second Medal Of Honor game, Warfighter which was a sequel to the 2010 reboot. While not a terrible game, Medal Of Honor just did not have what it takes to topple Call Of Duty. Far Cry 3 was released to major critical acclaim and with good reason too. It was a very well made game that also had a tremendous and engaging story. Another one of the good PC games of 2012 was The Darkness II. This sequel took what made the first game good and made it even better. Sadly as good as this was it did not exactly sell a ton of copies so a third game is very unlikely.

 

There were some very good action games released and many of these have made this best PC games 2012 list. First, one we have to mention is Mass Effect 3 which closed this part of the Mass Effect saga. Interestingly there was such a public outcry about the ending of this game that Bioware had to go and create a whole new one! It may have taken a while, but Max Payne was finally back as Rockstar released Max Payne 3 which featured an older and slightly more insane Max Payne. One game that is well deserving of a spot on any best PC games of 2012 list is the amazing Sleeping Dogs. This third-person, sandbox style game sees you playing as an undercover cop trying to take down gangs in Hong Kong all the while trying to deal with the corrupt Hong Kong Police Department. Published by Square Enix this game is just incredible and a game you have to try.

 

One game that took many people by surprise was Lego Batman 2: DC Superheroes. Lego games have been around for ages.  But This one added in two things that set it apart from the rest. First of all this was the first game in the series to have full voice acting. But it was the large open world Gotham City that the game featured which many gamers fell in love with.

 

Of course, you cannot talk about the best PC games of 2012 without talking about The Walking Dead! This game was huge, won a ton of game of the year awards and is regarded as one of the best stories ever told in a video game. Very few games manage to force you to have such a huge emotional attachment to the characters like this one does.

 

While the best PC games list 2012 may not be as stacked as the others. As you can see there is still some amazing games that were released in 2012.

 

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