The Best Video Games of 2012 and Other Awards

The golden face of video games 2012.
The golden face of video games 2012.

Only after five months I have finally got around to doing my awards for the best games of last year. I have put together a list of the best PC and Xbox 360 games from 2012.

To qualify for an award I must have played the game in the last 12 months (2011-2012) but the game doesn’t have to be released in 2012. Also if I haven’t played a game yet it can’t be up for an award as I wont know whether its good or not.

Misc. Awards:

  • Overall Game of the Year: Crusader Kings II.
  • Best Character Design: Hotline Miami.
  • Best NPC Character: The extras in Hotline Miami.
  • Best Main Theme Song: Hotline Miami.
  • Biggest Over Hype: The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings.
  • Best Sound Effect in a Game: Hotline Miami (all the sounds).
  • Most Original Concept: Hotline Miami.
  • Biggest Waste of Time: RuneScape.


Games Played:

Minecraft, World of Warcraft, Crusader Kings II, Neverwinter Nights, Neverwinter Nights 2, Spelunky, Alien Assault (Space Hulk), Left2Die, RuneScape, ARMA: Combat Operations, Dead Horde, Dota 2, Freedom Force, Hotline Miami, Killing Floor, Knights of Honor, Mafia II, Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne, Mount & Blade: Warband, Mount & Blade: With Fire and Sword, Napoleon: Total War, Rome: Total War, Team Fortress 2, Terraria, Torchlight, Torchlight II, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, The Witcher, World of Goo, Aion, Allods Online, Anno 1404: Dawn of Discovery, Anno 1404: Dawn of Discovery: Venice, Baldurs Gate, Baldurs Gate II, Eden Eternal, Guild Wars, Icewind Dale, Icewind Dale II, Kings Bounty: The Legend, Runes of Magic, Lord of The Rings Online, Dungeons & Dragons Online, City of Steam and Path of Exile.


  • Best PC Shooter: Hotline Miami.
  • Best PC Adventure Game: Torchlight II,
  • Most Under Rated Game: Crusader Kings II.
  • Best Download Only Game: Alien Assault (Space Hulk).
  • Best MMO Game: World of Warcraft.
  • Best Alternative MMO: Path of Exile.
  • Best PC Role-Playing Game: Crusader Kings II.
  • Best PC Multiplayer Game: World of Warcraft..
  • Best Co-op Game: Torchlight II.
  • Best PC Strategy: Crusader Kings II.
  • Best Developer: Paradox Interactive.
  • Best Dialogue: World of Warcraft.
  • Best PC Graphics: World of Warcraft.
  • Best Free to Play Game: Alien Assault (Space Hulk).
  • Most Disappointing Sequel: Mount & Blade: With Fire and Sword.
  • Best Indie Game: Terraria.
  • PC Game of the Year: Crusader Kings II.

Xbox 360:

Games Played:

Minecraft, Dead Island, Dragon Age II, Battlefield 3 and Final Fantasy XIII.


  • Best Xbox 360 Role-Playing Game: Dragon Age II.
  • Best Developer: Bethesda Game Studios.
  • Best Xbox 360 Shooter: Battlefield 3.
  • Best Xbox 360 Graphics: Battlefield 3.
  • Best Xbox 360 Sound: Battlefield 3.
  • Best Dialogue: Dragon Age II.
  • Best Xbox 360 Story: Dragon Age II.
  • Best Xbox 360 Multiplayer Game: Battlefield 3.
  • Best Xbox Live Arcade Game: Minecraft.
  • Most Disappointing Sequel: Final Fantasy XIII.
  • Xbox 360 Game of the Year: Dead Island.

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