Top 15 Console Games of 2012

25 July 2012
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With the E3 2012 show come and gone, we’ve now got a good idea of what new video games will be released in 2012. A Nielsen games survey has revealed the most anticipated Top 15 Console Games of 2012.

As you’ll see in the lists below, Halo 4 continues to be the most coveted title for Xbox 360 gamers. While Call of Duty: Black Ops II has now inserted itself at the top of the list for PS3 gamers, ranking a close second on Xbox 360 as well. For the Nintendo Wii, Just Dance 4 debuts in the top spot.

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  • Top 15 Xbox 360 Games of 2012:

    1. Halo 4
    2. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
    3. Assassin’s Creed III
    4. Madden NFL 13
    5. Resident Evil 6
    6. Borderlands 2
    7. NCAA Football 13
    8. NBA 2K13
    9. FIFA Soccer 13
    10. Fable: The Journey
    11. Darksiders II
    12. Need For Speed: Most Wanted
    13. Far Cry 3
    14. Medal of Honor: Warfighter
    15. NHL 13

    Here’s the newest Halo 4 trailer that gives a sneak peek at the gameplay.

    Top 15 PlayStation 3 Games of 2012:

    1. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
    2. Madden NFL 13
    3. Assassin’s Creed III
    4. Resident Evil 6
    5. NCAA Football 13
    6. Borderlands 2
    7. NBA 2K13
    8. Darksiders II
    9. NHL 13
    10. FIFA Soccer 13
    11. Far Cry 3
    12. Need For Speed: Most Wanted
    13. Hitman: Absolution
    14. Transformers: Fall of Cybertron
    15. WWE ‘13

    Here’s the Call of Duty: Black Ops II reveal trailer that introduces the new game.

    Top 15 Wii Games of 2012:

    1. Just Dance 4
    2. Madden NFL 13
    3. Just Dance: Disney Party
    4. Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
    5. Disney Princess: My Fairytale Adventure
    6. WWE ‘13
    7. Need For Speed: Most Wanted
    8. NBA 2K13
    9. FIFA Soccer 13
    10. The Last Story
    11. Everyone Sing
    12. Ice Age: Continental Drift: Arctic Games
    13. Skylanders Giants
    14. Pro Evolution Soccer 2013
    15. Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game

    Here’s the Just Dance 4 announcement trailer.

    Nielsen wraps up by adding: “Madden NFL 13 still ranks in the top 5 for all three consoles, with three other titles making the top 15 across the consoles as well; Need For Speed: Most Wanted (2012), FIFA Soccer 13, and NBA 2K13. In addition to Call of Duty: Black Ops II, other titles that are not releasing on the Wii but have high marks on both the Xbox 360 and PS3 are Assassin’s Creed III, Resident Evil 6 and Borderlands 2.”

    What’s your Top list of most wanted console games in 2012?


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    Ferry Groenendijk By Ferry Groenendijk: He is the founder and editor of Video Games Blogger. He loved gaming from the moment he got a Nintendo with Super Mario Bros. on his 8th birthday. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook and at Google+.

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