2012 Review - Limbo - Game of the Year

2012 has been an odd year for me excluding the never-ending or multi-player iOS games & DLC I have only completed the following 10 games

Enslaved (Xbox 360)
Gears of War 3 (Xbox 360)
Lara Croft Guardian of Light (360 - Xbox Live Arcade)
Limbo (360 - Xbox Live Arcade)
Grand Prix Story (iOS) 
Dead Island (Xbox 360)
Assassins Creed Revelations (Xbox 360)
Uncharted (PS3)
Gatling Gears (360)
Assassin's Creed 3 (Xbox 360) 

Only one of those games was released in 2012 (AC3) & that was ok at best but not exceptional. The AC games were more of the same, Uncharted I found frustrating but was impressed with the Hollywood style action. Gears of War 3 again was just more of the same on a bigger scale. Enslaved I did enjoy very much, it does not offer anything new to the mature gamer but what it does offer is a nice action adventure game done right.

I have been trying to go through and complete some of my many XBLA purchases during the year managing only three but it is one of these games that I enjoyed spending a Sunday afternoon tackling. Limbo with its blend of action & puzzle kept me enthralled for a few hours & even had me asking questions after I completed the game.

I am hoping to spend less time watching TV shows (which would have been easier to choose a winner “Game of Thrones”) & Movies this year which should hopefully give me approx. 10 hours a week for gaming.

I am really going to try and spend as little as possible this year on gaming, I will not be buying any of the new consoles on release & have no desire for a Wii U. With my iOS stack of games, back catalogue of 360/PS3 games & steam pile of shame I think I am spoilt for choice. I finished off 2012 spending a lot of time playing XCom, it is a shame I did not purchase this on release because this would have easily been my game of the year. 

With my back catalogue gleaming with Red Dead Redemption, Mass Effect Trilogy, Bioshoscks, Deus Ex, Uncharted 3, Fez, Journey, Mark of the Ninja & many many more I think 2013 is going to be an amazing year for gaming.


  1. Never seen Game of Thrones and know very little about it, except that Sean Bean is in it. However, I picked up the BD boxset of season 1 for £30 in HMV last weekend. Will probably take me a while before I get round to watching it though...

    1. Lol, a post a bout gaming & the only interesting bit was about Game of Thrones :)

      It's a great TV show by the way.

  2. Man! I thought 2012 was a rather dry year for gaming too. For my own GOTY, I personally chose a title that came a few years back but which I discovered in 2012. 2013 is going to be one great mega-year for gaming though. I'm a PC gamer and looking forward to GTA5, Rome 2 Total War and Europa Universalis IV.

    1. There was lots released in 2012, some good some really bad & lots of sequels. 2013? New Consoles? return to PC gaming? Chance to catch-Up on my backlog I think.