2012: Games I've Missed

2012 has been an amazing year for games, but I've managed to miss a bunch of games that I still really want to play. I've been fortunate enough to play the majority of the AAA titles this year, but I've been keeping a list (and checking it not once, not twice, but thrice) of games I still want to play.

In order of pseudo-priority, I still want to play all these games before getting into GotY talks:

  • The Walking Dead (Ep. 2-5)
  • Dishonored
  • Assassin's Creed 3
  • Max Payne 3
  • XCOM
  • Hitman: Absolution
  • Sleeping Dogs
  • ZombieU
  • Torchlight 2
  • FTL
  • Dust: An Elysian Tale
  • Mark of the Ninja
  • Unfinished Swan
  • Tokyo Jungle

 

What games are on your TO-PLAY list?

Josh Kowbel's picture

These are all of the AAA titles that I didn't get a chance to play this year due to college and other reviews:

  • Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
  • Lollipop Chainsaw
  • Sleeping Dogs
  • Dishonored
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown
  • Forza Horizon
  • Need for Speed: Most Wanted
  • Hitman: Absolution

 

Unfortunately, there are still some games I'm pushing through on my backlog, so I won't get a chance to play the above games until next year. However, I will be going into more depth concerning these releases once I post my "Games of the Year" blog. 

dalton32389's picture

I mostly buy used and rent games, so you can imagine why my list would be so big. As far as the download only titles, I have no excuse other than I don't have enough time.

My List

  • Dishonored
  • Far Cry 3
  • Binary Domain
  • Max Payne 3
  • Hitman Absolution
  • Sleeping Dogs
  • Sound Shapes
  • Dust An Elysian Tale
  • Mark of the Ninja
  • Journey
  • Prototype 2
  • Lollipop Chainsaw
  • Spec Ops The Line
  • Quantum Conundrum
  • Darksiders 2
  • Fall of Cybertron
  • Retro City Rampage
  • Halo 4
  • The Witcher 2 (360 Edition)
  • PS All Stars Battle Royale
PinkStahli's picture

No. You don't want to play Torchlight 2.

John Tarr's picture

@PinkStahli care to elaborate?

One of the reasons I made this post was to get ideas for what other games I not only haven't played, but completely forgot about, from the comments.

Added to my list

  • Forza: Horizon
  • NFS: Most Wanted
  • PS All Stars
  • Retro City Rampage
  • Lollipop Chainsaw
  • (replay) Journey
Fattness132's picture

Dont know what got up PinkStahli's ass, but Torchlight 2 is great. Waaaay better than Diablo 3 could ever be. It is one of my favorites of the whole year. Anyway since ive been mostly broke or had almost no time this whole year there are quite a few games i still need to get around to playing at some point:

  • Dishonored
  • Max Payne 3
  • Far Cry 3
  • Lollipop Chainsaw
  • Chivalry: Medieval Warfare
  • Hitman: Absolution
  • Borderlands 2
  • Xcom
  • I Am Alive
  • Tokyo Jungle
  • Scribblenauts Unlimited

Hopefully after the new year i'll be able to play some of them.

Reid Wildenhaus's picture

I love Torchlight 2. Also, I'm looking forward to playing Hitman: Absolution.

Scumbagb3n's picture

You just want fans to buy these and ship them to you right?

@Milleniummaster18

Well I do have a copy of Dishonored that I don't really want anymore,  but I don't think that it will play in the US, they lock games to different countries or something-or so I've heard. Bad joke maybye^^^^?

Milleniummaster18's picture

Is that an "I'll do it", Ben? ;P

Adam Page's picture

Hotline Miami

Mark of the Ninja

XCOM

FTL

I'm sure there are others but if they don't immediately come to mind then they're probably not going to get played anyway.

Benjamin Weeks's picture

My list goes

  • Hotline Miami
  • XCOM
  • Hitman: Absolution
  • Dishonored
  • NFS: Most Wanted

And John if you play Torchlight 2 im up for a co-op game if you want.

NoobSauceG7's picture

Most of the games I am getting for the holidays like

  • Dishonored
  • Assassin's Creed 3
  • NFS:Most Wanted
  • COD Blops2
  • Hitman Absolution
  • Far Cry 3

But some of the games that I am not getting that I want to for next year are:

  • Sleeping Dogs
  • Forza Horizon
  • Dragon's Dogma

Other then that, I think I did pretty good this year playing a lot of games.

Cooler's picture

Missed a lot, same reason as dalton.

My list:

  • Far Cry 3
  • Assassin's Creed 3
  • Sleeping Dogs
  • The Walking Dead
  • Black Ops 2
  • NFS: Most Wanted
  • Hitman Absolution
  • Dishonored
  • Journey
  • Max Payne 3
  • Borderlands 2
  • Pokemon Black/White 2
II RickyBFC II's picture

If you haven't played Forza Horizon then I'd definitely recommend it, its a masterpiece of a game. It won't get game of the year because racing games never do, but its the best game I've played all year, I've played Borderlands 2, Black Ops 2, Halo 4, and Max Payne 3, but nothing has had me hooked more than Forza.

BrutalZealot's picture

torchlight 2 is good so far, but iam surrprised dark souls prepare to die edition is not on your list john.

*black ops 2

* Dishonored

*far cry 3

christothefirst's picture

I feel like this year was great because there were so many new IPs, making things feel a lot more fresh than in years past.

My list:

  • The Walking Dead Episodes 4 and 5
  • Dishonored
  • Assassin's Creed 3
  • Black Ops 2
  • XCOM
  • Journey
  • Sleeping Dogs
  • Tokyo Jungle
  • Mark of the Ninja
  • Unfinished Swan
  • ZombiU
  • Need for Speed
Zushin's picture

I dunno what PinkStahli is talking about, but Torchlight 2 is definitely one of the best ARPGs around, and by far ahead of D3 (IMO) in almost everyway. Defs should be high on your priority list.

Solifluktion's picture

I'm only planning on finishing:

The Walking Dead (ep 4 and 5)

Mark of the Ninja

Black Mesa

 

and on buying and finishing

Far Cry 3

Humphrees's picture

Is saints row the third worth buying? if anyone has played that?

Humphrees's picture

Dishonored

007 Legends

Forza Horizon

Need for Speed Most Wanted

Halo 4

Fary Cry 3

Not sure about Hitman never touched one before i still might pick it up when it gets cheap

Saints Row The Third

Rxanadu's picture

Mine would have to be:

  • Far Cry 3
  • Mark of the Ninja
  • Journey
  • Persona 4 Arena
  • The Walking Dead

I've been wondering why you (Jon), the Master of Sneaking, weren't playing Mark of the Ninja this whole time.  Actually, I'm wondering why you let Dan do all the stealth games this year. 

Were you still ticked off because of the "Game That Must Not Be Named"...? Or, did you just never find a time to play them?

Thomasmont's picture

Seems like everyone is forgetting Mass Effect 3 and FEZ. Here is my list of 2012 games that I have played form best to worst of my liking.

  • Mass Effect 3
  • FEZ 
  • Diablo 3
  • Max Payne 3
  • Sleeping Dogs

Honorable mention: League of Legends?

Mass Effect 3 should be on the list along with FEZ in my opinion. Mass Effect being a AAA title and having a pretty cool multiplayer item system. FEZ is was great game that I played and highly recommend it, totally worth the money.

Solifluktion's picture

@Thomas

Everyone has played Mass Effect 3.

@Humphrees

If you liked Ballad of Gay Tony you'll love Saints Row 3.

Jevrio's picture

I'm considering to buy a time machine. That way I'll be able to play all the games I want.

Rxanadu's picture

@Solifluktion

I haven't played Mass Effect 3; but I did play Saints Row: The Third and found it pretty boring, even during the main story line (VTOL and all).  I just didn't like the world the developers created; it felt more like a place to get rid of than a place I would want to visit one day, like I felt with Stillwater in the first two Saints Row games.  Everywhere in Steelport looks like some variation of a slum, but the game plays it up as such an amazing place.

AdamWest's picture

Max Payne 3

Torchlight 2

Mark of the Ninja

Far Cry 3

 

imthatoneguy's picture

Far Cry 3

Halo 4

Blops 2

Dishonored

Borderlands 2

Fifa 13

2k13

 

Sleeping Dogs is a fantastic game and Max Payne goes back to it's gritty roots. I recommend both

B47713s74r's picture

Far Cry 3
LEGO: The Lord of te Rings
XCOM: Enemy Unknown

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