It’s the time of year when everyone is publishing their top lists for 2012. The magazine Game Informer is no exception, and the January 2013 issue brings us their list of the top 50 games for 2012. The list includes titles from all the major consoles, handhelds, and mobile gaming apps that have given us all hours of entertainment this year.
Some of the console titles that made the cut include the following:
“Mass Effect 3”- This conclusion to the wildly popular space saga again follows the exploits of Commander Shepard, and gives the gamer countless hours of the RPG awesomeness that we’ve all come to expect from the “Mass Effect” titles.
“Assassin’s Creed III”- This next installment in the series drops the gamer off at the American Revolution and into the persona of the part Native American assassin, Connor. The title also gives gamers a bit of a conclusion to Desmond’s story, and, as Game Informer indicates, the ending teases what may await in future titles.
“LEGO: Lord of the Rings”- This installment in the hilariously fun LEGO series puts the gamer in the world of Middle Earth with the characters that most people know and love. The gamer travels through the movies enjoying all the extra fun that LEGO always brings to the table, such as the ability to occasionally destroy your companions just because you can.
“Call of Duty: Black Ops II”- The inclusion of this sequel to “Call of Duty: Black Ops” was no surprise. The franchise once again delivers with story and general game-play, but where the title stands out is with the multiplayer aspects. There’s also zombies which is always a win.
“Hitman: Absolution”- This long awaited installment to the “Hitman” franchise makes the list, and brings back the Agent 47 we all remember. The game is full of the typical hits, the sneaking, the disguises, and the rich story that all the previous titles delivered. It should also be noted that January 29th Square Enix will be releasing “Hitman Trilogy HD” which will include "Hitman 2: Silent Assassin", "Hitman: Contracts", and "Hitman: Blood Money".
Another 45 games graced Game Informer’s list, so go grab a copy and check out what else they included to see if your favorite made the cut.