Guild Wars 2 Tops Time Magazine's Best Games of 2012 List

Time Magazine has named Guild Wars 2 the best game to hit shelves in 2012, beating out Dishonored, Assassin's Creed III, and Halo 4, among others.

Guild Wars 2 and ArenaNet were on the receiving end of a pretty decent nod recently. 

Time Magazine gave the MMO the top spot on its year-end best games list. The mag cites Guild Wars 2's constant action and events as a main draw:

Call it the pinball machine of MMOs, devoted to keeping you entertained by the minute, whatever you’re doing. You’ll get into snowball fights, go on scavenger hunts for eggs, play catch with barrels, defend homesteads from ice worms, protect towns from bear hordes and knock out enemy portals that spawn creatures like the Chitauri in The Avengers.

 GW2 beat out Halo 4, Assassin's Creed III, and Dishonored, which placed ninth, fifth, and fourth, respectively.

Check out the full list:

  1. Guild Wars 2
  2. Xenoblade Chronicles
  3. XCOM: Enemy Unknown
  4. Dishonored
  5. Assassin's Creed III
  6. Papa and Yo
  7. The Last Story
  8. LittleBigPlanet (PS Vita)
  9. Halo 4
  10. Torchlight II

It is time for the yearly "best of" lists to hit. What does your list of best 2012 games include? What do you think about Time's rankings?

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Imayen Etim is a freelance writer and GameSkinny contributor based in Gainesville, Florida. She can be contacted at imayen.e [at]

Published Sep. 1st 2017

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