Five Games From 2012 (So Far) That You May Have Passed On But Totally Shouldn't
Posted on Friday, August 24 @ 11:30:00 PST by Alex_Osborn
As the fall draws near, the ever approaching torrent of games will undoubtedly keep our thumbs busy well through the rest of 2012. But seeing as how there's still a slight lull before the storm (I say slight because we were just graced with both Sleeping Dogs and Darksiders II), there's no better time to catch up on some of the great games that released earlier this year you may have missed out on.
That's where we here at GameRevolution come in. The first half of 2012 was loaded with fantastic games, so many in fact that a handful were bound to get overlooked. To keep you busy right up until the holiday rush, we've compiled a list of five stellar titles that quite possibly flew under your radar.
There is so much to love about The Darkness II. Right off the bat you'll be blown away by its gorgeous art style, probably the most noticeable change when comparing it to its predecessor. The decision to go with cel-shading visuals totally lends itself to the dark and disturbing atmosphere this game aims to convey.
This little indie puzzler simply demands your attention. Thanks to an adorable retro-styled presentation layered atop a suite of innovative and mind-boggling gameplay mechanics, Fez stands tall as easily one of the best XBLA titles of this year. While, yes, the game is certainly not without flaws, the myriad of hidden collectibles and its unique approach toward exploration makes Fez the ultimate modern-day take on the retro experience.
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