Video games can be an excellent way to wind down after a long day of college classes or a long workday. The gaming industry has evolved a lot since the early days of Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis. Today they offer deep narratives and engaging characters and often times the production values rival what is seen in blockbuster films from the film industry.
Below is a list of the top games in 2012. These games have incredible story lines, incredible graphics, and lots and lots of action!
Here’s a list of some of the most critically acclaimed video games of 2012:
- Far Cry 3 – Set on a tropical island, you are a stranded tourist trying to survive in a foreign landscape that is crawling with pirates. The game offers tight mechanics, an exciting storyline and one of the cooperative and competitive multiplayer modes to come out in a while.
- Assassin’s Creed 3 – This is the last installment in an intricate trilogy of intertwined games set in various time periods. This installment is set during the American Revolution and follow’s a man of Native American descent as he aids Americans in their fight against the British.
- Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 – The latest installment in the blockbuster Call of Duty takes the series into the future with explosive results. With an all new single player campaign and returning fan favorites of competitive multiplayer and Zombies! The series makes a great return to form and was once again a hit.
- Halo 4 – After the reigns were passed from longtime developer Bungie to new burgeoning developer 343 Industries many players were skeptical as to how the game would turn out. Luckily, 343 Industries hardly missed a stride and fans of the series were not disappointed when the excellent game was released.
- The Walking Dead – Based on the hit television show of the same name, The Walking Dead video game gives a deeper view into the world inhabited by the characters of the show. Some of the characters from the series even make cameo appearance throughout the storylines in the game.
Is there a game missing from this list that was one of your favorites?
Malcolm Morrow, a Your Black World Network contributor, is a senior, criminal justice major at The University of Southern Miss.