Top PC Action Games of 2012

Welcome to VideoGamer.com's top PC Action games of 2012, a list of the best videogames, created from editorial reviews on the site. It's the perfect tool to find that great game you haven't played yet, or even to find a gem for a friend or loved one as a gift.

Please take into account this list is in descending order! VideoGamer.com is always open to hearing about your opinion. Would your list be different? If so let us know by contacting us or tweeting us @VideoGamerCom.

  • 26.

    Hitman Absolution Review

    Hitman Absolution

    The problem with Absolution is that its new custodians from the Kane and Lynch team seem to have fundamentally misunderstood what made Hitman great. It's not been a great month for would-be assassins. Ubisoft Montreal put you... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 25.

    Prototype 2 Review

    Prototype 2

    Heller might be able to absorb the minds and organic matter of anyone he touches, but Prototype 2 still lacks a heart. The original Prototype was an open-world game attempting many things in its... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 24.

    Sleeping Dogs Review

    Sleeping Dogs

    As a package this is as feature-complete as you could want, but it's a long way from the version it could have been. Much like the Hong Kong cinema it lovingly recreates, Sleeping Dogs adheres... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 23.

    Resident Evil Revelations Review

    Resident Evil Revelations

    Revelations on consoles is a great port of a good game that is well worth picking up. Like the mutated viral strains that inhabit its many undead bodies, Resident... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

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  • 22.

    Pineapple Smash Crew Review

    Pineapple Smash Crew

    Pineapple Smash Crew is a blast for the afternoon you'll spend ploughing through it. It's not the longest game, but everyone knows it's what you do with it that counts. Oh, Keith died! Sad faces. Jeff, Steve, Bob and Keith were my precious... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 21.

    Warp Review

    Warp

    If you're a fan of puzzle design and adventure games, you should give Warp a shot. Chances are that you've already judged Warp by its digital cover. Looking at... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 20.

    I Am Alive Review

    I Am Alive

    Despite the flaws I Am Alive is an easy game to like. But while we should be glad this project wasn't killed off in development hell, the sad truth is that I Am Alive never gets a chance to live. Forget the shots of crumbled buildings and the menace of merciless raiders.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 19.

    Mass Effect 3: From Ashes Review

    Mass Effect 3: From Ashes

    From Ashes is a nice bonus, but it's hardly a must-have addition to Mass Effect 3. This review is mostly spoiler-free. It presents an overview of the concepts... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 18.

    Shoot Many Robots Review

    Shoot Many Robots

    There's fun to be had with Shoot Many Robots, but you might find yourself having to work for it. Shoot Many Robots is a game where you do indeed pull the trigger on many... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

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  • 17.

    Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Review

    Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier

    Occasionally ambitious but ultimately too afraid to deviate from the genre's well-worn formulas, Ghost Recon: Future Soldier feels like it's stuck in the past. Much has changed since Tom Clancy's advanced warfighters began their... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 16.

    The Amazing Spider-Man Review

    The Amazing Spider-Man

    Beenox deserves some mild applause for constructing a game that succeeds in being consistently fun despite the fact it's a movie tie-in. You'll excuse me for damning a game with faint praise, but The Amazing... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 15.

    Dust: An Elysian Tale Review

    Dust: An Elysian Tale

    Is its inherent visual beauty enough to see Dust: An Elysian Tail through? It's very easy to get swept along by beauty, especially if you're a... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 14.

    Retro City Rampage Review

    Retro City Rampage

    The best moments of Retro City Rampage come from a shared enjoyment of the past. Development on Retro City Rampage started decades before developer Brian... more

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  • 13.

    Assassin's Creed III Review

    Assassin's Creed III

    As extraordinary as the scale and scope of this huge production can be at times, you're left with a bloated reminder that bigger isn't always better. Every good assassin relies upon the element of surprise, and so it's only... more

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  • 12.

    Binary Domain Review

    Binary Domain

    Is this a case of robot love, or is Sega's shooter best left on the scrapheap? Binary Domain's narrative is dominated by conflict. There's the central... more

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  • 11.

    Mass Effect 3 Review

    Mass Effect 3

    Mass Effect 3 is one for the fans, and few who buy it will be left unsatisfied by how the story ends. In many ways Mass Effect is an unlikely success story. Starting out as a... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 10.

    Devil May Cry HD Collection Review

    Devil May Cry HD Collection

    At its best Devil May Cry is complex, punishing and befuddling. If you ask me, few games exemplify the PS2-era better than Capcom's Devil... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 9.

    Max Payne 3 Review

    Max Payne 3

    Max Payne 3 is the closest our consoles have come to making us feel like an action hero In the past few days I've killed a lot of people. I killed them in the... more

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  • 8.

    LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes Review

    LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

    Despite inconsistencies, Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes is a great Lego game. For the last time, guys, LEGO games aren't just for kids. Granted, that... more

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  • 7.

    Darksiders II Review

    Darksiders II

    With Darksiders II Vigil has managed to capture a sense of one of the rarest feelings in video games: a genuine adventure. This is a fascinatingly hokey journey. If the opening hours of Darksiders II confuse you, well, I honestly don't... more

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  • 6.

    Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Review

    Transformers: Fall of Cybertron

    Fall of Cybertron sparkles thanks to a decent script, clever characters and the fact it steers well clear of the territory most other shooters are aiming for. There were two types of people born in the 80s; those who played with... more

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  • 5.

    The Walking Dead: Episode Three – Long Road Ahead Review

    The Walking Dead: Episode Three – Long Road Ahead

    Telltale Games has done an incredible job keeping The Walking Dead fresh. It's been a longer wait than all of us would have liked, but the third... more

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  • 4.

    NiGHTS into dreams Review

    NiGHTS into dreams

    There's just nothing else quite like NiGHTS. It's called NiGHTS Into Dreams HD but, really, this is a port of a... more

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  • 3.

    Dishonored Review

    Dishonored

    This is a solid single-player adventure that lasts a good amount of time, but it's just a shame that Arkane Studios can't make more of Dishonored's obvious potential. At first glance Dishono(u)red looks like the perfect single-player game,... more

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  • 2.

    FTL: Faster Than Light Review

    FTL: Faster Than Light

    Even on easy mode, FTL is another capital-D Difficult game and its random nature means even the most careful of explorers might find themselves unexpectedly asphyxiated. Have you ever watched Battlestar Galactica and wanted control over the... more

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  • 1.

    Hotline Miami Review

    Hotline Miami

    A fine port of the original game. I should feel worse about all this. I've sliced throats with broken bottles,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC