Top PS4 Games of 2012

Welcome to VideoGamer.com's top PS4 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.

  • 21.

    Escape Plan Review

    Escape Plan

    Escape Plan is a frustrating adventure that rarely gets a chance to show its true potential Is it damning praise to say I prefer Escape Plan as a showcase of the Vita's... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 4

  • 20.

    Sniper Elite V2 Review

    Sniper Elite V2

    Sniper Elite V2's heart is in the right place, but its legs have been shattered by the bullet of bloated game design. Sniper Elite V2 won't serve us well in any video game violence debate.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 4

  • 19.

    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: PlayStation 4

  • 18.

    Resident Evil 6 Review

    Resident Evil 6

    Resident Evil 6 is not one but four games, and Capcom has done a beautiful and stupid thing in its attempt to recreate a rich, diverse and storied series into one single title. Like the various strains of the mutagenic C-Virus, Resident Evil is a series... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 4

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  • 17.

    The Unfinished Swan Review

    The Unfinished Swan

    This short-lived, artistically-worthy slice of downloadable eccentricity fails on that most crucial of fundamentals – it's just not much fun to play. There's a danger in becoming enamoured with any game that eschews the grit... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 4

  • 16.

    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: PlayStation 4

  • 15.

    Sound Shapes Review

    Sound Shapes

    For all the game's ambition, and for all the whimsy and mirth it is so capable of providing, it falls into the same trap as LittleBigPlanet - excruciating platforming. The Vita is an extraordinarily frustrating console. The tech is there. The... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 4

  • 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

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 4

  • 13.

    Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Review

    Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

    Reckoning is a workmanlike interpretation of what makes an RPG tick, placing a spotlight on all the right mechanics and features that most titles struggle to perfect. Back in 2006 baseball's Curt Schilling did the impossible and managed to... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 4

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  • 12.

    Sine Mora Review

    Sine Mora

    Sine Mora strikes a deft balance between madness and shoot-em-up fun. The majority of Sine Mora was developed in Budapest by Digital Reality, but... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 4

  • 11.

    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: PlayStation 4

  • 10.

    Gravity Rush Review

    Gravity Rush

    Gravity Rush is a very enjoyable game despite a few lengthy load times, a terrible name and an unimaginative character introduction Amnesia is an overplayed, clich├ęd story conceit, so it's a shame Gravity... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 4

  • 9.

    Spelunky Review

    Spelunky

    While Spelunky is a fine addition to the growing library of masochistic titles it doesn't always quite manage to elicit the right response from its players. Most platformers are won or lost by memorisation. Learn the controls and... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 4

  • 8.

    Torchlight II Review

    Torchlight II

    Torchlight II is up there with the best examples of the genre, but Runic Games makes very little attempt to advance the genre beyond what we were already comfortable with a decade ago. Torchlight II is a game that plays by the rules, and most of those rules are... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 4

  • 7.

    Stealth Bastard Deluxe Review

    Stealth Bastard Deluxe

    Nasty, smart, and addictive, this is perfect for Vita. This year has seen a bit of a stealth renaissance, with games like... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 4

  • 6.

    Dear Esther Review

    Dear Esther

    The beauty of Dear Esther is that it raises questions about content rather than mechanics. Your left mouse button is useless. It's not needed, and neither is your... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 4

  • 5.

    Journey Review

    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 we've been missing. This console generation has been... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 4

  • 4.

    FEZ Review

    FEZ

    Fez's ornate world, sumptuous audiovisual presentation, and cryptic machinations made me feel like an adrift archaeologist filled with wonder. By and large indie games don't get a lot of pre-release hype. Plenty become... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 4

  • 3.

    Lone Survivor Review

    Lone Survivor

    Lone Survivor deserves to be massive, because it might just be the most interesting thing I've played all year. When it comes to indie games, there's one word that always makes me cringe,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 4

  • 2.

    Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Review

    Minecraft

    4J Studios has played its part in one of gaming's grandest success story with affable competence, allowing console owners to grab their tools and build something in Mojang's intricate world Minecraft is only limited by your imagination. The limit of my imagination,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 4

  • 1.

    Far Cry 3 Review

    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 Alice In... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 4