The Game of the Year discussion - Share and motivate your pick.

With 2012 inching closer and closer to an end, it's time to put down the controller and/or mouse/keyboard and think back on what exactly we all played this year. It has been a surprising year in many regards, where some indie games and new IPs left us in amazement, and certain well established franchises just didn't live up to the expectations set by previous titles (You know the ones).

As always, it's entirely subjective and comes entirely down to ones opinion. There is no right or wrong. Take a minute, glance over your ever-growing steam library or tower of cases and try to remember:

Which game blew you away?
Which game is the one that you will remember 2012 by?
Which game won you over completely?

Which game is your Game of the Year?
(Don't forget to tell us Why it's your game of the year!)

Some noteworthy mentions, just in case you've forgotten:

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
Dear Esther
Mass Effect 3
Xenoblade Chronicles (NA)
The Walking Dead: Episode 1-*
Diablo III
Mark of the Ninja
Borderlands 2
LittleBigPlanet PS Vita (You're welcome, Griffin)
World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria
XCOM: Enemy Unknown
Assassin's Creed III
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Halo 4
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