The time has come. As 2012 comes to a close, Violent Gamer is taking a look back at this year, and all the gaming that has happened. 2012 was an odd year in many ways. Many people thought it would be the last year of the current console generation, and so were expecting this year to be a kind of “swan song”. However, it seems that everything has been shifted to 2013 in terms of both the last of the current generation and the beginning of the next. Despite this shift, some truly incredible games came out this year, and we feel it is important to celebrate and recognize the best. We are very proud of the following list of games: they challenged us emotionally, mentally, and psychologically. They brought tears to our eyes, laughter to our mouths, and smiles to our hearts. We at Violent Gamer stand behind each and every one of these games and offer a bow of thanks and gratitude.
Check back on December 20th to find out which game will be our 2012 Game of the Year, as well as our detailed opinions about each nominee. In the meantime, please let us know what you think should be Game of the Year in the comments below. Read on for our nominees, and go out and play them!
Happy Holidays, and thanks for reading.
Violent Gamer (Adam Borchert and Cooper Sivara)