Top PS3 Games of 2012

Welcome to VideoGamer.com's top 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.

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  • 30.

    Quantum Conundrum

    Quantum Conundrum's elegant first-person puzzling is only marred slightly by one very obvious comparison, but it's unfortunately something that this downloadable title never really manages to get away Quantum Conundrum's... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 29.

    The Ratchet & Clank Trilogy

    This is a trilogy that plays great, looks even better and gels together more seamlessly than any other HD collection I've played to date. The Ratchet & Clank Trilogy is here to remind us the present is far more complicated... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS3

  • 28.

    Sleeping Dogs

    Sleeping Dogs may not offer anything particularly new and certainly nothing groundbreaking, but what it does do is deliver sharp, thrilling and just downright enjoyable action to savour. Much like the Hong Kong cinema it... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 27.

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 26.

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 25.

    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 episode of Telltale Games' The Walking Dead is a halfway marker that etches... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 24.

    Tekken Tag Tournament 2

    Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is the best home console version of the series to date. At first glance Tekken Tag Tournament 2 feels like a novelty; take the core of Tekken 6 and bung in a tag mechanic so Namco Bandai can laugh... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 23.

    Battlefield 3: Armored Kill

    Armored Kill is proof that DICE is still the best in the business at crafting these colossal worlds in which to play, and it's an expansion that makes Battlefield 3 feel vital and current once again. After the entertaining... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 22.

    PES 2013

    PES 2013 manages to do something only the best arcade experiences achieve. It offers playability to those who want to dip their toes in and hardcore techniques for the serious gamer. Pro Evolution Soccer has steadily defined... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 21.

    F1 2012

    The subtle improvements are almost invisible to an untrained eye, but F1 nuts will find immeasurable satisfaction in taming and tuning this year’s cars to performance perfection. Motorsport can deliver incredible drama. So... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 20.

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 19.

    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 16-year-old Saturn game, a console which featured less 3D capabilities than the original PlayStation. A modern... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 18.

    The Walking Dead: Episode Four – Around Every Corner

    Despite not giving new and interesting characters the screen time they necessarily deserve, the relationship between Lee and Clementine has never been more pronounced. Walking Dead's last episode left you with a colossal... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 17.

    Borderlands 2: Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty

    Gearbox has shown exactly how DLC is supposed to be done. Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty is an affirming example of the right time, the right place and, crucially, the right content. Borderlands 2, eh? That's probably... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 16.

    Skylanders: Giants

    Despite the occasional glimpse of dollar signs in its publisher's eyes, Skylanders Giants is that rarest of beasts: a kids' game that's very, very easy for adults to like. The greatest trick Activision ever pulled was convincing... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, Wii

  • 15.

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

    Black Ops II clearly wants nothing more than to pucker up and make out with Paul Verhoeven in a filthy nightclub. While Modern Warfare 3 clearly had a big sweetheart crush on Michael Bay, Treyarch's Black Ops II clearly wants... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 14.

    Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

    Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing Transformed mixes some wonderfully loving nostalgia and ambitious design to create a credible Mario Kart alternative. A worrying and terrifying fact I realised the other day is that those of... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 13.

    LEGO The Lord of the Rings

    Lego Lord of the Rings is still a huge success that's wonderfully adorable and an absolute delight to play. You should never toss a dwarf, not unless you're very brave. Dwarves hate it. It's thoroughly rude. It'd take a braver... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 12.

    Battlefield 3: Aftermath

    Aftermath feels more like an open-armed welcome back to the best online shooter out there. Going back into the Battlefield is as rewarding an experience as I've had online this silly season. Did you forget about Battlefield?... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 11.

    Metal Gear Solid HD Collection

    Bluepoint Games has done an admirable job collating one of gaming's most unique, important and frustrating franchises. For a series that preaches the virtues of silence and stealth, the Metal Gear series desperately wants... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 10.

    MotorStorm RC

    Thanks to the excellent leaderboard integration RC offers a greater sense of competition than many standard racing games, and will tug at you time and time again. MotorStorm RC is my favourite Vita game. It's also the cheapest... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS3, PS Vita

  • 9.

    Journey

    Journey is an immaculately constructed, expertly choreographed experience that tells a story in an intelligent way, exploring themes of faith and fate, death and rebirth with a rare delicacy of touch. Wonder: that's what... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS3

  • 8.

    Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown

    At such a low price, and including fully-formed online battling, character customisation and the best AI in the business, it’s a true grand master. Training starts now. Don’t be late. Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown is the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 7.

    Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

    Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is trying to have its cake and eat it. It's hard for me to write about Counter-Strike because, well, Counter-Strike made me; the underpass of Dust is my Hyrule Field, Golden Saucer or Shadow... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 6.

    Borderlands 2

    Borderlands 2 surpasses the original with sharper focus, better quests and more enjoyable blasting. Borderlands 2 stinks of money from start to finish, cementing the series' transformation from the little game that could... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 5.

    FIFA 13

    FIFA 13 is definitely an improvement on its predecessor. Despite producing an outstanding game last year, FIFA 12 unravelled after a year of play. Much like the famous Panenka penalty style, a consistent amount of similar... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 4.

    XCOM: Enemy Unknown

    XCOM works best as a panic management simulator. To get the most enjoyment from XCOM: Enemy Unknown, name your squad. Whether you opt for philosophers, authors, members of your favourite band, or even your Twitter pals, it's... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 3.

    Need For Speed: Most Wanted (2012)

    Need for Speed: Most Wanted's greatest achievement is how it sets such a firm focus on racing. Criterion set out to make an open-world arcade racer where competition is king, and succeeded. Like the cold metal girders and... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 2.

    Far Cry 3

    Far Cry 3 shines in its campaign, which is more layered and compelling than any game proffering a power trip through escapist ultraviolence has any right to be. Far Cry 3's campaign begins with a quote from Lewis Carrol's... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 1.

    The Walking Dead: Episode 5 - No Time Left

    No Time Left provides an emotional, tear-jerking and ultimately satisfying conclusion to the year's best gaming narrative. Throughout The Walking Dead, Telltale has been crafting and nurturing human relationships. It's taken... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC