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The best video games of 2012

The best video games of 2012

In Gadget lovers are not just gadgets and technology in general, but also video games. The year 2012 was full of big releases for all genres and for all platforms, so make a list, in our opinion, meet the 10 best games of the year, has not been easy. But following the opinion of the general public, the criticism from experts, and of course, our own experiences, here are the list of best releases of the year in the world of gaming, irrespective of being exclusive to one platform or several. In addition, the games listed below are not in any specific order.

1. The Walking Dead

It is impossible not to start this list mentioning the of The Walking Dead studies created by Telltale Games. This title is so spectacular that it has won several awards considering the “Game of the Year”, by the way tells the story of two survivors of the zombie apocalypse described in the popular comic book on which it is based, but with interactive gameplay decisions based on their own that will put us in the difficult task of doing what we think is best for us and for our friends and loved ones, where many of them remain in the way of this adventure. The plot and characters of the game are simply amazing, so it’s definitely one of the best games of 2012.

It is available in digital format for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and iOS devices, divided into five episodes.

2. Borderlands 2

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Another of the top games of the year that is ending is undoubtedly Borderlands 2 , and I must confess that one of my favorite. The sequel to the hit Borderlands came out three years ago brings us back to the planet Pandora, to enjoy many hours of campaign to use one of five playable characters (or more, as it certainly will play it several times), and enjoy by far the best co-op in a game of the year, since the entire campaign can go with one or three friends with us. Furthermore, based gameplay shots (FPS), RPG elements (leveling up, customize your character’s skills) and treasure hunter (million chests in the game to get bullets, weapons and abilities, as well as any enemy you destroy objects in the game bounce).

One of the most fun games to play with our friends. It is available for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.

3. Diablo III

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Finally after 12 years of waiting, Diablo III has made its debut. Undoubtedly one of the most anticipated titles this year no, but a whole decade, and so successful that after Diablo II, as a new installment of this saga of Blizzard promised a lot. And the promise has been fulfilled. Diablo III takes us on an adventure filled with demons, caves, missions, evolution of our character (whatever kind it may be) and of course, the obsession of making us the best artifacts and fight with everything we go through, clicking one mouse million times. The new Diablo improvement which had managed the previous installment, while maintaining the classic elements of this. Although its release had some technical difficulties, is now one of the best games to come out in years. Diablo III is only for PC.

4. Journey

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There is no better word to describe Journey that: Art. Because this game is pure art, this game is beautiful. The latest development thatgamecompany exclusive to PlayStation 3 is perhaps the best I’ve played in years, with the permission of Skyrim. Journey tells the story of a magical journey into the wonderful dunes can be born of imagination, all with the goal of reaching this sacred mountain we see on the horizon. Along the way we meet many travelers like us (who are real people playing online, only there is no way of knowing his name up to the end of the game, all with the idea of traveling with a complete stranger, but being in the company ). I could not describe the emotions that came up to me to play this title short and quirky, but wonderful. Addition, the soundtrack is so impressive that has been nominated for a Grammy .

Available exclusively on PS3 in digital and physical format soon.

5. Halo 4

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Just a little over a month hit the market Halo 4 , one of the most anticipated video games from Xbox 360 users, and we brought the newest adventure of Master Chief (Master Chief) and his 10-year adventure release of the first Halo, one of the best-selling titles of the first Xbox and certainly responsible for much of his success. Halo 4 brings us amazing graphics and a plot worthy of the Halo series, so it can not fail to be played by any fan of the series. Besides this, we have a spectacular multiplayer mode, as well as his predecessors, and in fact has become the most played new game on Xbox Live. Of course, this game developed by Microsoft and 343 Industries, is exclusive to Xbox 360.

6. Mass Effect 3

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BioWare and Electronic Arts launched in the first quarter of this year, Mass Effect 3 , a game that was closed and an end to the amazing story of Commander Shepard in all three installments of this title saw him fight with alien races and develop a plot spectacular, so that Mass Effect 3 has been considered the best RPG game of the year, according to the Video Games Awards (VGA 2012). No doubt this game, or rather, the entire trilogy, blends perfectly with the science fiction RPG gameplay, but adds a lot of action in the game, along with a fun way multijughador. Available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC and Wii U. From BioWare clear that there will be a Mass Effect 4 (but without Shepard).

7. Dishonored

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Dishonored is certainly another jewel of Bethesda studios, responsible for the successful and critically acclaimed The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and other great games. In this new title we have the story of a queen’s bodyguard who was betrayed by the murderers of this ruling to incriminate him. After that we will present an opportunity to retaliate, either bringing those responsible to justice, or killing them. This story takes place in a city that we can go pretty steampunk and along the way we will acquire skills and amazing magic. The best of the game is that we can pass it the way we want, deciding who to kill, who does not, who forgive and who run. It’s spectacular. Furthermore, it is not surprising that BioShock remember a little (at least in the graphics), as two of the developers of this game were involved with in Bethesda Dishonored. It is available for Xbox 360, PS3 and Steam.

8. Guild Wars 2

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Many consider it the best PC game of the year, and that if not for Diablo III this would be a reality. Guild Wars 2 brings us back to the lands of Tyria where live many adventures in this massive RPG online ( MMORPG) to catch us with its wonderful history, the evolution of their characters and more, so it certainly promises hundreds of hours of fun and adventure. Guild Wars 2 is one of the most anticipated sequels for PC gamers, and the wait is definitely worth it thanks to the spectacular result. It is available only for PC.

9. Minecraft (Xbox 360)

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The successful independent studio Mojang game, created by Markus Persson, and is about three years after birth, however, it was not until 2012 that reached Minecraft Xbox 360 as a digital game, and you can play online with friends and strangers, creating wonderful worlds or surviving as we can of zombies and Creepers. Successful Micecraft Xbox has been such that it is one of the year’s most played games on Xbox Live, just after the popular Call of Duty and Halo 4. Minecraft is a very addictive game based on the construction of maps and all kinds of things, using materials in cubes.

10. New Super Mario Bros. U

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The Super Mario Bros title exclusive to Nintendo’s new console, the Wii U, has been critically acclaimed by combining the classic gameplay of a Mario game in two dimensions, with modern graphics and a spectacular adventure worthy of the saga, we can complement the control options have the command “GamePad” Wii U, or if we keep playing the game where we are right on the screen of the remote. No wonder this creation from the house of Shigeru Miyamoto has been named the best Wii game and Wii U year.

Bonus: Dawnguard and Dragonborn – TES V: Skyrim

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It’s been 13 months since the release of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim , and even now, Bethesda’s masterpiece gives much to talk about. And is that after about seven years developing the game its leaders would not let his early success, so they promised several DLC packs for Skyrim, Dragonborn being Dawnguard and two of those have come this year. The first presents a new line of missions based on the story of a sect of vampire hunters who come to Skyrim to destroy the vampire lords and infection of these beings in the world. The second DLC presents the story of the first “Dragon’s Blood”, leading to an island that those who played Morrowind The Elder Scrolls III will bring many memories.

Both DLC packs are spectacular and bring many more hours of gameplay in this title is considered one of the best RPG ever. Unfortunately, none so far is available on PS3, but promised that by January at least Dragonborn come.