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Guild Wars 2 comes in at #1 on TIME's top 10 games of 2012

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Time reveals it's top 10 of 2012

Guild Wars 2 has taken out the top spot in Time Magazine's top 10 games of 2012.

Chosen by Time's technology and games writer, Matt Peckham, the complete list is below:

  1. Guild Wars 2
  2. Xenoblade Chronicles
  3. XCOM: Enemy Unknown
  4. Dishonored
  5. Assassin's Creed III
  6. Papo & Yo
  7. The Last Story
  8. LittleBigPlanet
  9. Halo 4
  10. Torchlight 2

Writing about Guild Wars 2, Peckhams says: "Guild Wars 2 is one of those rare games that unexpectedly knocks your life off-kilter, like a meteoroid banging into a satellite. Call it the pinball machine of MMOs, devoted to keeping you entertained by the minute, whatever you're doing."

Peckham says that all the elements of Guild Wars 2 — from the scavenger hunts to defending homesteads to protecting towns from bear hordes — give the game the "feel of a living world" and describes it as "the sort of compulsive anywhere-you-go playability other MMOs only dream of."

Polygon's own game of the year list will be published in the coming weeks.