The top 11 games of 2012

CNET's resident gaming expert delivers the top 11 best games of 2012.

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It may have been a rough year to be a videogame, but what would the end of the year be without some lists? You've already had the displeasure of seeing this year's most disappointing, so why not reward yourself this holiday season with a list of the best games 2012 had to offer?

Not every game can get labeled as "year's best," but there are a handful of titles that deserve recognition. In no particular order, 2012's honorable mentions go to:

  • Resident Evil: Revelations (3DS)
  • SSX (360, PS3)
  • Guild Wars 2 (PC)
  • Sound Shapes (Vita)
  • Hotline Miami (PC)
  • Spelunky (PC, XBLA)
  • Trials Evolution (XBLA)
  • Sleeping Dogs (360, PS3)

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