This years list is packed with freaking awesome games, some you might not even expect! See if your favorites made the cut!
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Joe, what happened to Halo 4? Did M$ get so pissed off at you for the ODST review they banned you from further reviews of their games? Halo 4 release date was 11/06/2012 so it should have made the cut right? Did you not have time to play it? If its the latter, you should make time brotha. Its very good. 343 did a great job. I’m not even talking about the multiplayer because I’ve hardly played the multiplayer part. Only the first episode of Spartan Ops and I’m still a fan. Let me know if you get a chance please.
it is a fair list Joe, i will give that to you, but Mass Effect 3 does not belong up there. It is not a bad game, but it not a good game as well, and to say it is the third best game of the year is just a tad retarded. It is a complete letdown to what the series is, one could say any ME3 aspects were downgraded from ME2, and it is a franchise killer with no replay value due to the “retadification” of its core game mechanic (which is not the combat) the DIALOGUE WHEEL. I am fine with biased reviewers Joe, because all reviewers are biased, I mean look at PC reviews fro Duke Nukem Forever, and I just hope that you are absolutely sincere with your statements about Mass Effect 3 because if you are, then we just have different opinions on the manner; but it looks like something else is at work here, especially since XCOM, Dishonored, and Max Payne scored lower than it and received less negative feedback.
Something tells me that bio ware is going to let go off mass effect, I know this was supposed to be the end of the trilogy but I don’t know I have a feeling we will being see M.E back in the future.
again.. what’s the music in the dishonored part?
I freaking loved The Walking Dead game. I got so sad when i saw the characters i liked die, and the ending was so sad. I am very glad to see the credit it was given.
lol man why u didnt make a review for the walking dead and dishonored
Been searching: what’s the background music during the Dishonoured part?
Hey Joe are you going to review Grand Theft Auto 5
I aggre with some aspects..but GW2?? WTF!!?? that’s stupid man …. people love that game just because of it’s non existing subscribe ..that;s all . in rest there’s nothing. I’m not a wow fanboy ..I’m not even play it anymore, but wow > gw2 all the way .
Now wheres spec ops the line ?? and many other games .. next time do a top regarding genres , you can’t mix mmo with shooters ..and other tacticals bullshits .!
you’re doing great reviews man , but honestly this top is low …:( don’t take it in bad name .
Ok, You’re Getting Mixed Up. This are the Best Games of 2012, these games are comprised of different Genres. You are narrowing it down to just saying lets put any shooter that was released that was at least decent on this list. But that probably because that your play style of games. Joe though is a fan of different Genres so he comprised this list of all the games in any genre that were amazing, he said it before that he hates mmo’s but he still pick GW2 as the top spot because he didn’t pick fan favorites or games out of a specfic genre. Spec Ops The Line is good but not great. Overall the game’s best aspect was the story not the gameplay.
Where the fuck is spec ops: the line??????
he didn’t review it, afaik
lol u mean medal of horror warfail is a baaad game really full of bugs and bad multiplayer
I miss the medal of honor warfighter and sleeping dogs among others…
you should try out “Mark of the Ninja”, one of the best Stealth game, IMO its better than Assassin’s Creed 3 and made by the people that made Shank. For an indie game, it even has a good storyline
Hey people Joe is entitled to his own opinion of what he feels should be number one and demanding ‘game X’ should be number one is just a kick to the nuts to the freedom that the net provides us so give this great guy a break and acknowledge that is his favourite instead of telling him what it should be. Seriously keep up that attitude and you no better than assholes like the Capcom team that thought it was a good idea to have on disc DLC.
Anyway Guild wars 2 is forging the future for MMOs and will be a legendary game that will be remembered for years to come. No need to hate on something that tries its best to cater to the needs of their fans rather than anally fuck them and I am looking at you Square Enix! So hats off to the devs of Guild wars 2 and that efforts to get rid of things that have been putting off people MMOs for years.
I’m not really sure why out of all the things people like about Guild Wars 2, the lack of a monthly subscription always comes out high on their list. From what I’ve heard from someone who was really excited about that particular aspect, it’s actually the sort of game that you can play through without spending a lot of money, but if you want the full experience, there are a lot of features you’ll have to buy.
Features that are 100% free and included in MMOs with monthly subscriptions. Each of them on their own fairly cheap, but apparently it adds up if you’re not careful. And my friend, who isn’t used to this sort of system ended up spending a lot more money in the first month than he had planned to spend on the game.
Now, I can understand the necessity of such a system in a game without monthly subscriptions. After all, no matter how devoted and loyal the creators of the game are to their fans, they still need to make a profit in order to continue making great games and pleasing their customers.
It just strikes me as odd why so many people still brag about the monthly subscription part if it’s still expensive.
Great top 10 Joe. Love it, and I agree, GW2 is not only the best game released in 2012, it may be the greatest MMO Fantasy game ever made. I still have to check out most of those titles you listed in there, but I intend to eventually play them all… and tonight, I’m going to download Hawken 🙂 Free is good!
Love the vid but I can’t help but agree with others and that we need to see Joe get angry over top 10 worst games. Sorry man but just can’t help but love it when your angry 🙂
Also I am probably on my own thinking this but I think walking dead wasn’t really that great for a game and would of been better as a visual novel. In fact if it was a visual novel it could of focused on the story side more and while it was already incredible I think it could have been refined further. However the actual game play made the game a bit of a chore for me it was only the story and characters that made me keep playing.
A beta game shouldn’t be there and that is just personal belief but it’s your list and if you loved the game then more power to you man.
The final disagreement was Max Payne 3 as the game play was lacking some of the original charm and the story was pretty much straight ripped off from that movie based in Brazil, forgot its name though. Doesn’t help that Rockstar considers its biggest rivals to be the films industry…Says all you need to say about those guys and not to mention they breach human rights with the conditions they have given employees in the past -_-
Apart from that great list now excuse me while I go buy a couple of these games I havn’t checked out yet.
Ok when did they breach human rights? If you mean LA Noire that was Team Bondi, not Rockstar.
Yeah your right on that the issue I am talking about is much further back I think around the time of GTA 3, been gaming for a long time so I tend to forget exactly when it is. Just know someone who knows someone who suffered personally from it. I guess they have probably changed since then and I am being a little harsh but that kind of thing is just not acceptable in any kind of business.
Though to be honest regardless of their business practices, I personally like to keep the games industry and the film industry seperate which is why I don’t enjoy any of Rockstar’s stories anymore. They rip off movies too much for my personal taste, but to be fair Uncharted games are far worse they are pretty much interactive movies which just rinse and repeat.
While Rockstar isn’t the worst as we have EA who screwed up ME 3 as there has been inside information leaked that proves they forced the Bioware team to rush the ending and focus on the multiplayer just so EA could force you to sign in on the god-awful Origin. However Rockstar need to make a legendary game for me to consider playing it, something that will be remembered for decades not years.
Speaking of which does anyone play Heroes of Might and Magic? What Ubisoft did to that team of producers was cruel a real shame when they published a great game like Farcry 3.
Mass Effect 3 should be Number 1, it was supposed to be Number 1! Extended Cut DLC fixed, and even added endings, so whats the big deal about the ending. I have never felt so much emmotionaly engaged as I was in Mass Effect series! Mass Effect 3 DESERVES to be number one, thou it was not perfect, but it was definitely better than FarCry 3 or Guild Wars 2. I hate MMO games, but FarCry 3 is my favorite, but Mass Effect 3 is just better…
Then make your own list.
The extended cut went some way to fix the issues, but that still left the day 1 DLC, which is a rip off, it still ignored much of the ethos of the first two games & it still left the retarded idea of a Starchild & the absolutely insane idea of a super powerful race of AIs killing us all to prevent a super powerful race of AIs killing us all. Considering what could be done to resolve the issues between the Geth & the Quarians, it made even less sense. The ending was shit, the extended ending was less shit, but still pretty bad. I’m a massive Mass Effect fanboy & ME3 let us down, but only in the last 20 minutes or so, the rest of the game was pant wettingly good
Guild Wars 2 as number 1… Guess the game might be intresting to play if you play it with people you know. For me the game was just horrible. I found the leveling experiance to be really boring. The story jumped all over the place. The game didnt manage to grab me as much as the secret world did.
disagree level up system is good there is no quests like take this toilet paper and bring it to my friend who is 999999999999991.4 miles away and go back and i will reward you with 1$ 1 XP and unlock the mision like in WoW i`ve played it on my friends pc for 2h it had story and good one you just need to follow quest line im buying it later because to much pepole are playing and frame rate is low
will there be a worst of 2012?
yes…. maybe just wait
im going to save gotham city form joker again
yes that would cut up some time
Definatly agree with Guild Wars 2 and the rest on this top 10 but the order is… Can’t agree with the order but its all opinion
Great list joe. Really happy GW2 got first and also that Farcry 3 made it as well. But does anyone know the song that was playing while dishonored was on? It sounds really nice. Anyway thanks for the List, you rock Joe.
Great summary Joe, althought Hawken is still in beta and shouldn’t be there in my opinion. My TOP 3: Chivalry, Natural Selection 2, DayZ. I think DayZ mod is one of the most important things that happened to PC gaming in last 10 years. Anyway I wish you the very best in year 2013.
Can’t totally agree with your top 10 list but after all, it’s a matter of taste.
*Yet, I can agree with Guild Wars 2 being Top 1.:)
VERY nice list. I’m glad you included Hawken, even if it’s still in beta.
Where the hell is skyrim???
Skyrim was released in 2011. Check that video 😉
Cant seem to view any of your newest videos for some reasion. Are you using a new format or something for your videos? Went to look at some of your old ones like mass effect and medal of honor(my favorite one since guy played beard was funny)
So, a quick question dudes… WHY-DOES-JOE-SPEAK-LIKE-A-SLOW-ASS-ROBOT-IN-NUMBER-10?? *And why is he whispering?* Geez… Maybe his mom was growing tired of his rants…
Surprised that The Walking Dead didn’t find itself higher here, but it is all based upon Joe’s opinion, so I suppose it is his call! The game was such an eye opener to me.. I downloaded all the episodes at once, and I was honestly gripped – I couldn’t leave my damned Xbox alone lol. Hands down, for me, that game sits very very high on my list of top game this generation, let alone this year!! X
WALKING DEAD ITS SOUCH A FREAK GAME
and all this black ops 2 stuff and halo i loved black ops 2 and halo 4 but in the future will you remember a game like the walking dead or black ops 2 when black ops 430918 is out -_-
i agree with all of these picks but i dont think max payne would be on my list no doubt it was a fantastic game it felt very repetitive and i would replace number one with Journey its only two hours long and stuff but theres no violence the visuals are awesome and the music its all great! its extremely hard to explain so if you havent played yet then you are missing a game that has never had anything like it before and i cant wait to see the worst list
Hell, this is a good list man, well explained and well put.
BY THE FUCKIN WAY,
i’ve got loads of friends saying that Black Ops two deserved a place on the top games list, i mean, i know you guyz out there know this but we have to put a stop to these kind of games, they literally did nothing new at all, everything kept same, get there shoot that, go and take that down… BLA BLA BLA, srsly, to me the CoD series was dead after world at war, WE NEED TO PUT A STOP TO THESE GAMES.
and don’t turn Halo into one of those crap… please?
I concur good sir
I’m totally pleased whit the list. The titles are in their well deserved place.
Hey AJ, guess what I purchased for the princely sum of $7 – MINDJACK. Yep, you heard that correctly, Mindjack. You gave it – quite understandably – the lowest rating for a game ever and for that coupled with your excellent video review I just had to experience the worst PS3 game for myself. And I wasn’t disappointed
I think Joe just love hardcore games and I wonder why there is no Darksouls, if XCOM is hard Darksouls is like 10 times harder. Joe should do a review on that.
Maybe its a good idea to make 2 lists that separate MMO from the others,
MMO like hawken is truly great games but the problem is most of the MMO got no story telling, its almost pure gameplay, i think its hard to compare MMO with other single player experience, they are not measure by the same standard.
SORRY FOR MY BAAAD ENGLISH
dude he played dark souls and he liked it… I think. and it came out 2011
Came out in 2011, so you are a year off, also I put forward the thought of Dark Souls: PTDE to be on the list, but since its just a PC release and DLC for the consoles it was thrown out.
Mass effect 3!? Come on! It’s a reskinned gears of war which takes away everything that made the series unique except for most of the returning characters. It was only them and the hype that saved it from the bargain bin. I love mass effect and it still felt like a damn movie tie in. Never mind the ending and dlc pitches,,, though mordin’s big exit scene was pretty cool. I know why it’s on the list, but it just seems like you’re giving it a way higher opinion than it’s due. Everything else on the list is spot on, in my opinion, though i do wish Asura’s wrath and Dark Souls had got kind of a mention (though i know the original wasn’t out this year and Asura’s wrath wasn’t technically much of a “game”). Maybe,,, top 10 dlcs of 2012? Na, maybe not. Oh, and if anyone here has a ps3 XCOM copy and wants to kill a little extra time in multiplayer, you could do worse than send me a message. Cool list, man.
Great list, Joe. I’m glad you didn’t put Halo 4 and Black Ops 2 in the list, no matter how much the fanboys cry about it. Both games have barely anything new when compared to their respective predecessors, especially Black Ops 2. It’s time those developers get the message to change it up and do something different, but with sales going through the roof with those games, I doubt that will happen.
I will admit at least Halo, 1. has always had incredible story in single player and graphics and 2. tried a few things new in multiplayer and had an incredible Spartan Ops mode. id take Halo over CoD any day, although even though it hasn’t changed at all i still have fun playing CoD. And i will still buy them (used of course ;p) until they cease to be that way. Ive already gave up on Sledgehammer. MW3 was awful.
I wonder why Halo 4 was not on and Torchlight 2 but meh the game list this time were great Joe. I guess because we still have not seen reviews on those two yet. What about Dark Souls Joe?
On a personal note to you Joe:
Que carajo paso con AC3!? Esa juego en la oscuridad ona ves i esa luce me mata mis ojos tanbien!
Halo 4 got an honorable mention, Joe never played Torchlight 2 but from my experience it was dull so it wasn’t added to the list. I would have put Dark Souls as number one but my only justification to Joe was that the Prepare to Die edition came out this year and not the actual game, and so it was left off the list, and Assassins Creed 3 was an honorable mention and only for its naval combat.
he played torchlight 2 i agree with halo man only multiplayer and graphics are good SP always sucked in my opinion
Ah so Black Ops 2 should have been on the list?
Lets talk about the definition of the word lie.
[…] Joe of The Angry Joe Show fame has run down his year-end list of the best games of 2012, and Guild Wars 2 ended up as his top pick. Watch the whole video as Joe discusses each of the […]
Joe I have to disagree with you on mass 3 while the writing was good up until the end the combat system had more flaws than the bible
and halo??? han HALO???????????????????? WTF JOE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
he didn`t like halo 4 he planed to make review but he didn`t
Halo is being turned into one of those brainless shooters of CoD, it wasn’t bad, but you can see a huge change, these games would be encouraged to gamers if he put it on.
Not a bad list. Looking forward to the next 2. I’m glad fucking Diablo 3 didn’t get listed here. No idea why Hawken is on here, an unfinished beta, but oh well. Walking Dead is becoming a game I need to try due to all the praise its getting.
Oh yeah, Guild Wars 2 exists..
Forgot considering it only had content for about 2-3 weeks of gameplay unless you just make 1 of every class to max level..
If you say so. I been playing it since -3 day launch and I’m still playing it. I bet you don’t even know about the fractal dungeons.
WHAT YOU THINK WERE IDIOT LIKE YOU
??? were is halo 4 and halo 4 review
he is not fanboy like many gamers i like halo but i like it for MP it always sucked at SP like always he rated it bad and he planed to make review but he didn`t
I think Halo is at that point to where the next game will decide its fate. I still liked halo 4 and would give it an 8/10, but i have this dark sense of foreboding that the next one will kill the franchise.
I dont agree with this list on like 7 games, also because there are a few in there that I havent played but you also included some real shitty games 0_o
Tbh didn’t really like Hawken felt like COD style gameplay with mechs which were the only decent thing I saw in the game. How you can rate it above Planetside 2 I don’t know as its far superior, but whatever your list I guess, and its still not a bad list regardless.
can i join the guild wars 2 guild
Sure, you go to the ‘Angry Army’ tab at the top of the site, then click ‘Forums’, then go to ‘Guild Wars 2 – Guild Discussion’. Then reply on this forum:
With your Account name (the one with the numbers at the end) AND your Character Name (most important)
We are waiting for Top 10 Worst Games of 2012(or Top 10 Games that makes Angry Joe freak out)!
I want to see his 10 most disappointing games, that’s the most interesting list IMO.
[…] lot of people, like Angry Joe in his video blog yesterday, are calling Guild Wars 2 the game of the year. It probably is, but I can’t call it the GOTY […]
Been looking forward to this from AJ show for a while now. Excellent overview of the year and a true top 10 not influenced by $$ and payback for not advertizing a gaming product *yes, I’m looking at you gametrailers, I’m looking at jou!*