Best Games Of 2012 [PC, Xbox 360 And PlayStation 3]

Playing video games is perhaps the most addictive past time one can have. While playing games on a console is a whole lot of fun, PC games don’t lag far behind. There are some amazing games coming this year and we have made a compilation of some of the very best among them. The below list contains games that have been released and the ones awaiting release in 2012.

Best Games For Year 2012

Here is a list of a few of the best games of 2012, if you think we missed a good game from the list, then share your opinion with us by leaving a comment below.

Mass Effect 3

The third installation of Mass Effect has finally been released. The game was released on March 6th, 2012. Mass Effect 3 marks the final chapter of the saga, completing the story of Commander Shepard.

Mass Effect 3 is available for the following platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Mass Effect 3


The game is scheduled to be released in October 2012. This first-person shooter will be available for Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Dishonored Game

Assassin’s Creed 3

The long awaited third installment of this series will be released in October 2012. The platforms for which the game will be released include; PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U and Microsoft Windows. Assassin’s Creed III will feature a new protagonist, Connor Kenway and is set during the American Revolution from 1753 to 1783.

Assassin's Creed III

Diablo III

The dark horror/fantasy game Diablo III is scheduled to be released between May-June 2012. For those of you who may be new to this franchise, Diablo III will be available for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X.

Diablo III

Street Fighter X Tekken

This magnificent cross over between two of the greatest video game franchises is due for release in 2012. The PC version was released in May 11, whereas the PlayStation Vita version is due for release in autumn 2012. The game has already been released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in North America and Europe.

Street Fighter X Tekken

World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria

World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria has entered a closed beta test in March 2012. The level cap in the fourth installment of the franchise will be raised from 85 to 90.

World of Warcraft Mists of Pandaria

Brothers in Arms: Furious 4

Brothers in Arms: Furious 4 is a game from the Brothers in Arms series. It will be released in the third quarter of 2012. It will be available for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360.

Brothers in Arms Furious 4

Hitman: Absolution

This new game from the Hitman series will be released on November 20, 2012. According to the developer’s, the game will have a different gameplay than its previous installments. As expected, Hitman Absolution is being released for Windows, PS3 and Xbox 360.

Hitman Absolution

Guild Wars 2

Guild Wars is a multiplayer online role-playing game. The second installment of this game is expected to be released in 2012. For Details about Beta events, click the link given above (Guild Wars 2).

Guild Wars 2

Max Payne 3

Max Payne 3 is due for release in June, with over-the-shoulder zoom aiming and cover mechanics feature. The available platforms include PS3, Xbox (360) and Windows.

Max Payne 3

Resident Evil: Operation Racoon City

Resident Evil: Operation Racoon City has been sent between the timeline of Resident Evil 2 and 3. The game was released between March-May worldwide.

Resident Evil Operation Racoon City

Grand Theft Auto V

Soon to become the fifteenth game in the series, GTA V is expected to be released in 2012.

Grand Theft Auto V

Cross of the Dutchman

Due to be released in 2012, Cross of the Dutchman is an action adventure game for PS3, Xbox 360 and Windows.

Cross of the Dutchman

The Darkness 2

Darkness 2 is a first-person shooter game that was released on February 7th, 2012. It is available for Windows, Mac, PS3 and Xbox 360.

The Darkness 2

Prototype 2

Prototype 2 was released on April 24, 2012. This new release a new character, James Heller, who must destroy the Blacklight virus. Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Prototype 2

Spec Ops: The Line

This third-person shooter comes will be released for Windows, PS3, and Xbox (360) in June 2012. The game is an inspiration of the novella “Heart of Darkness” by Joseph Conrad.

Spec Ops The Line

Transformers: The Fall of Cybertron

Due for an August 2012 release, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron is a sequel to the 2010 Transformers: War for Cybertron game. It follows the events that unfold as the Autobots struggle to defeat the Decepticon.

Transformers The Fall of Cybertron


Scheduled for a 2012 release, Scivelation (previously known as Salavation) has a Good VS Evil theme in a post apocalyptic world.


MechWarrior Online

MechWarrior Online is an upcoming game which will provide online game play.

MechWarrior Online

Devil May Cry 3: Dante’s Awakening

Known as Devil May Cry 3 in Japan, Devil May Cry 3: Dante’s Awakening was released in 2005 for PlayStation 2 and ported to PC in 2006. The game is a prequel to Devil May Cry. It was released for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 between March-April 2012.

Devil May Cry 3 Dante's Awakening

While the list given above should cover some of the major releases of 2012, however it is likely that there are many more games that we might have missed. If you think that a 2012 release deserves to be in this list, then share it with our readers by leaving a comment below.

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One thought on “Best Games Of 2012 [PC, Xbox 360 And PlayStation 3]

  1. GTAV is not out this year, and for me, RE6 will be game of the year, people keep talking about how Capcom leave out stuff in games to sell as DLC, but this game has 4 campaigns, mercs mode plus hunter mode or something like that, plus a free online system like cod elite where you can track your stats and get alerts for when you friends are playing. Plus the game has AWESOME cut scenes, the Gamescon trailer is epic and not officially released yet, but shows some great drama in the game, this is shaping up to be one of the best RE games ever, Capcom are going all out with this one, it already puts RE5 to shame and it’s not even released. My other pick would be Assasin’s Creed 3, looks epic.

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