10 Years Today In Gaming: Take A Look at Classic Releases from 2012

The year 2012 is as close to 2022 as 2032. An entire decade has passed since the year the world was supposed to end. Gaming has changed, for better or worse. Take a look at what games came out in 2012. During this year, many games, that are sure to strike that nostalgia nerve, were released. These include Black Ops 2, Far Cry 3, and Assassins' Creed III.

Enjoy the infographic, but make sure to not get swept up into the nostalgic tidal wave!
Find the full list below the graphic, powered by Wikipedia.


January–March[edit]

Month

Day

Title

Platform(s)

J

A

N

U

A

R

Y

4

Katawa Shoujo

Win

NFL Blitz

PSN, XBLA

6

Q.U.B.E.

Win

10

Choplifter HD

Win

Crazy Machine Elements

PSN

Mecho Wars

PSN

11

Amy

XBLA

12

Run Roo Run

iOS

Zen Pinball 3D

3DS

17

Amy

PSN

Dustforce

Win

Zack Zero

PS3

18

Caverns of Minos

iOS

Haunt

XBLA

Scarygirl

PSN, Win, XBLA

19

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I

Win

Sonic the Hedgehog CD

Win

22

Jurassic Park: The Game - Episode 3: The Depths

iOS

25

Oil Rush

Win, Lin, Mac

Puddle

XBLA

SOL: Exodus

Win

26

Dead Block

Win

Mutant Mudds

3DS

Tropico 3: Gold Edition

Mac

27

King Arthur II: The Role-playing Wargame

Win

30

Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land

iOS

31

Puddle

PSN

Final Fantasy XIII-2

PS3, X360

NeverDead

PS3, X360

Soulcalibur V

PS3, X360

F

E

B

R

U

A

R

Y

1

Double Fine Happy Action Theater

X360

2

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

iOS

Mortal Kombat: Arcade Kollection

Win

PixelJunk Eden

Win

Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword

3DS

3

The Simpsons Arcade Game

XBLA

7

The Darkness II

Win, PS3, X360

Gotham City Impostors

Win, PSN

Jak and Daxter Collection

PS3

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

Win, PS3, X360

Resident Evil: Revelations

3DS

Shank 2

Win, PSN

The House of the Dead III

PSN

The Simpsons Arcade Game

PSN

8

Gotham City Impostors

XBLA

Shank 2

XBLA

9

Jagged Alliance: Back in Action

Win

10

Dariusburst Second Prologue

iOS

13

Rhythm Heaven Fever

Wii

14

BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend

PS3, X360, PSVita

Crusader Kings II

Win

Grand Slam Tennis 2

PS3, X360

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games

3DS

Tales of the Abyss

3DS

Tekken 3D: Prime Edition

3DS

Twisted Metal

PS3

UFC Undisputed 3

PS3, X360

Worms Ultimate Mayhem

PSN

15

Asphalt: Injection

PSVita

Dear Esther

Win, Mac

F1 2011

PSVita

Little Deviants

PSVita

Michael Jackson: The Experience

PSVita

Rayman Origins

PSVita

Uncharted: Golden Abyss

PSVita

Warp

XBLA

16

Alan Wake

Win

Beat Sneak Bandit

iOS

17

ZiGGURAT

iOS

21

Asura's Wrath

PS3, X360

Cliff Diving

PSVita

Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D

3DS

Syndicate

Win, PS3, X360

Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack

PSVita

WWE WrestleFest

iOS

Zuma's Revenge!

NDS

22

1000 Amps

Windows

Alan Wake's American Nightmare

XBLA

Army Corps of Hell

PSVita

Ben 10: Galactic Racing

PSVita

Dillon's Rolling Western

3DS

Dungeon Hunter: Alliance

PSVita

Dynasty Warriors Next

PSVita

Escape Plan

PSVita

Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational

PSVita

FIFA Football

PSVita

Hustle Kings

PSVita

Lumines: Electronic Symphony

PSVita

ModNation Racers: Road Trip

PSVita

Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus

PSVita

Plants vs. Zombies

PSVita

Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen

PSVita

Super Stardust Delta

PSVita

Touch My Katamari

PSVita

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

PSVita

Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition

PSVita

Wipeout 2048

PSVita

23

Wargame: European Escalation

Win

24

Gridrunner iOS

iOS

27

PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond

Wii

Zombies, Run!

iOS

28

Auditorium

Win, Mac

Binary Domain

PS3, X360

Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2

PS3

Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition

PS3, X360

Primal

PSN

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2

NDS

SSX

PS3, X360

29

Microsoft Flight

Win

Nexuiz

XBLA

Prince of Persia Classic

iOS

Wakfu

Win, Lin, Mac

M

A

R

C

H

1

Deep Black: Reloaded

Win

The Simpsons: Tapped Out

iOS

Vessel

Win

6

Blades of Time

PS3, X360

Crush 3D

3DS

Lego Harry Potter: Years 5–7

PSVita

Major League Baseball 2K12

Win, PS3, X360, Wii, PS2, PSP, NDS

Mass Effect 3

Win, PS3, X360

Mass Effect Infiltrator

iOS, Droid

MLB 12: The Show

PS3, PSVita

MotorStorm: RC

PS3, PSVita

Nicktoons MLB 3D

3DS

The Sims 3: Showtime

Win, Mac

Stacking

Win

Street Fighter X Tekken

PS3, X360

Top Gun: Hard Lock

PS3, Win, X360

Unit 13

PSVita

7

I Am Alive

XBLA

8

Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH!

3DS

11

Mario Party 9

Wii

13

Birds of Steel

PS3, X360

FIFA Street

PS3, X360

Journey

PSN

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations

PS3, X360

Reality Fighters

PSVita

Ridge Racer

PSVita

Shoot Many Robots

PSN

Silent Hill: Downpour

PS3, X360

Tales of Graces ƒ

PS3

Warp

Win, PSN

Yakuza: Dead Souls

PS3

14

Defenders of Ardania

XBLA, Win

Shoot Many Robots

XBLA

15

Chaos Rings II

iOS

Dungeon Defenders

Mac

RPG Maker VX Ace

Win

19

Ys: The Oath in Felghana

Win

20

Armored Core V

PS3, X360

Kinect Rush: A Disney-Pixar Adventure

X360

Ninja Gaiden 3

PS3, X360

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City

PS3, X360

Silent Hill HD Collection

PS3, X360

Sumioni: Demon Arts

PSVita

Warriors Orochi 3

PS3

21

Mutant Storm Reloaded

Win

Sine Mora

XBLA

22

Angry Birds Space

Win, Mac, iOS

23

Kid Icarus: Uprising

3DS

Rayman 3 HD

PSN, XBLA

Total War: Shogun 2 – Fall of the Samurai

Win

27

Capcom Digital Collection

X360

Closure

PSN

Country Dance All Stars

X360

Gettysburg: Armored Warfare

Win

Ridge Racer Unbounded

Win, PS3, X360

Supremacy MMA: Unrestricted

PSVita

Temple Run

Droid

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13

PS3, X360

Tropico 4: Modern Times

X360

Warriors Orochi 3

X360

28

Wrecked: Revenge Revisited

PSN, XBLA

29

BioShock 2

Mac

Pac-Man Games

iOS

Rayman Origins

Win

Rinth Island

iOS

30

South Park: Tenorman's Revenge

XBLA

31

Trine 2

Lin

April–June[edit]

Month

Day

Title

Platform(s)

A

P

R

I

L

3

Blacklight: Retribution

Win

Canabalt

PSP

Devil May Cry: HD Collection

PS3, X360

I Am Alive

PSN

Kinect Star Wars

X360

4

Diabolical Pitch

XBLA

The Pinball Arcade

XBLA

5

Bug Princess 2

iOS

Colors! 3D

3DS

Confrontation

Win

Saturday Morning RPG

iOS

6

Anomaly: Warzone Earth

XBLA

Shoot Many Robots

Win

Xenoblade Chronicles

Wii

10

Naval War: Arctic Circle

Win

Skullgirls

PSN

The Pinball Arcade

PS3, PSVita

Treasures Of Montezuma: Blitz

PSVita

World Gone Sour

PSN

11

Avernum: Escape from the Pit

Win

Burnout Crash!

iOS

Legend of Grimrock

Win

Skullgirls

XBLA

The Splatters

XBLA

World Gone Sour

XBLA

12

Ketzal's Corridors

3DS

Max Payne Mobile

iOS

Men of War: Condemned Heroes

Win

Tribes: Ascend

Win

13

Fez

XBLA

Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir

3DS

15

SCP: Containment Breach

Win

16

Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP

Win

17

Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention

PSVita

The House of the Dead 4

PSN

Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet

Win

Radiant Defense

iOS

StarDrone Extreme

PSVita

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition

X360

18

Super Monday Night Combat

Win

Trials Evolution

XBLA

19

3D Classics: Kid Icarus

3DS

20

Blades of Time

Win, Mac

The Darkness II

Mac

23

Lone Survivor

Win

Serious Sam 3: BFE

Mac

24

Darkstalkers 3

PSN

Prototype 2

PS3, X360

Shifting World

3DS

UEFA Euro 2012

Win, PS3, X360

25

Bloodforge

XBLA

Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes

iOS

The Walking Dead: Episode 1 – A New Day

Win, PSN, Mac

26

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Ultimate Edition

Mac

Scarface

iOS

27

Binary Domain

Win

Risen 2: Dark Waters

Win

The Walking Dead: Episode 1 – A New Day

XBLA

M

A

Y

1

Doc Clock: The Toasted Sandwich of Time

PSN

TERA

Win

Sniper Elite V2

Win, PS3, X360

The Legend of Dragoon

PSN

Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition

PSVita

2

Fable Heroes

XBLA

3

Nexuiz

Win

4

Port Royale 3: Pirates & Merchants

Win

8

Starhawk

PS3

Tomb of the Lost Queen

Win, Mac

9

LostWinds 2: Winter of the Melodias

iOS

Minecraft

XBLA

10

N.O.V.A. 3

iOS

11

Street Fighter X Tekken

Win

13

Soul Sacrifice

PSVita

15

Akai Katana

X360

Battleship

PS3, X360, NDS, 3DS

Diablo III

Win, Mac

Game of Thrones

Win, PS3, X360

Max Payne 3

PS3, X360

PixelJunk 4am

PSN

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II

Win, PSN

16

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II

XBLA

17

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II

iOS

18

Dragon's Lair

XBLA

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City

Win

20

Mario Tennis Open

3DS

22

Alan Wake's American Nightmare

Win

Dragon's Dogma

PS3, X360

MIB: Alien Crisis

PS3, X360, Wii

Sorcery

PS3

Table Top Tanks

PSVita

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier

PS3, X360

23

Dirt: Showdown

Win

Joy Ride Turbo

XBLA

Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock

PSN

24

Pastry Panic

iOS

Virtua Tennis Challenge

iOS

26

Plague Inc.

iOS

27

Deer Drive Legends

3DS

28

The Binding of Isaac: Wrath of the Lamb

Win, Mac

29

Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland

PS3

Mad Riders

PSN

Resistance: Burning Skies

PSVita

Ys Origin

Win

30

Mad Riders

Win, XBLA

31

Fortune Street Smart

iOS

J

U

N

E

1

Home

Win

Max Payne 3

Win

2

Long Live the Queen

Win

4

Madagascar: Join the Circus!

iOS

5

Inversion

PS3, X360

Madagascar 3: The Video Game

3DS, NDS, PS3, Wii, X360

6

Bang Bang Racing

XBLA

7

Art of Balance Touch!

3DS

8

Bang Bang Racing

Win

10

Pikmin 2

Wii

12

Dirt: Showdown

PS3, X360

Gravity Rush

PSVita

Metal Gear Solid HD Collection

PSVita

Gungnir

PSP

Lollipop Chainsaw

PS3, X360

Order Up!!

3DS

Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion

Win

13

Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock

PSVita

14

Pocket Planes

iOS

17

Heroes of Ruin

3DS

18

Pokémon Conquest

NDS

19

Brave

Win, PS3, X360, Wii, PSVita, NDS, 3DS

Civilization V: Gods & Kings

Win, Mac

Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

Win, PS3, X360, Wii, PSVita, 3DS

Magicka: The Other Side of the Coin

Win

Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor

X360

Tomba!

PSN

20

Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013

Win, PSN, XBLA, iOS

21

Asphalt 7: Heat

iOS

Quantum Conundrum

Win

Sliterlink by Nikoli

3DS

22

RayStorm

iOS

23

Pokémon Black and White 2 (Japan)

NDS

25

Asphalt 7: Heat

Droid

Penny Arcade Adventures - Episode 3

Win, Mac

26

The Amazing Spider-Man

NDS, PS3, X360, Wii, 3DS

Just Dance: Best Of

X360, Wii

London 2012

Win, PS3, X360

Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles

PSN

Spec Ops: The Line

Win, PS3, X360

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier

Win

Unchained Blades

PSP

27

Record of Agarest War 2

PS3

The Walking Dead: Episode 2 – Starved for Help

Win, Mac, PSN, XBLA, iOS

Final Fantasy III

Droid

28

The Amazing Spider-Man

Droid, iOS

Where's My Perry?

iOS

29

Mini Ninjas Adventures

XBLA


July–September[edit]

Month

Day

Title

Platform(s)

J

U

L

Y

3

Feed Me Oil

Droid

Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends

PS3, X360

The Secret World

Win

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy

3DS

4

Spelunky

XBLA

10

Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition

PSN

NCAA Football 13

PS3, X360

Quantum Conundrum

PSN

Rainbow Moon

PSN

Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure

3DS

Summer Stars 2012

PS3, Wii

11

Quantum Conundrum

XBLA

12

AFL Live: Game of the Year Edition

Win, PS3, X360

Amazing Alex

Droid, iOS

Metal Slug 3

iOS

Tiny Wings 2

iOS

13

La-Mulana

Win

17

Heroes of Ruin

3DS

Dyad

PSN

18

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD

XBLA

19

Fieldrunners 2

iOS

23

Jurassic Park Builder

iOS

24

Malicious

PS3

Prototype 2

Win

Puddle

PSVita

25

Wreckateer

XBLA

26

SolaRola

iOS

The Walking Dead: Episode 1 - A New Day

iOS

27

Inversion

Win

28

Warsow

Win, Mac, Lin

30

Orcs Must Die! 2

Win

The Undead Syndrome

XBLA

31

Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance

3DS

Risen 2: Dark Waters

PS3, X360

Growlanser Wayfarer of Time

PSP

War of the Monsters

PSN

A

U

G

U

S

T

1

Deadlight

XBLA

3

Ghostbusters: Paranormal Blast

iOS

7

Babel Rising

Win

Persona 4 Arena

PS3, X360

Sound Shapes

PSN

8

Hybrid

XBLA

9

Chimpact

iOS

Unmechanical

Win

10

The Amazing Spider-Man

Win

13

Sanctum

Mac

Iron Brigade

Win

14

Darksiders II

Win, PS3, X360

The Last Story

Wii

Papo & Yo

PSN

Sleeping Dogs

Win, PS3, X360

15

Dust: An Elysian Tail

XBLA

Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack

Win

19

New Super Mario Bros. 2

3DS

21

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Win, PSN, XBLA, Mac

The Expendables 2 Video game

Win, PSN, XBLA

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure HD

PSN

Legasista

PSN

Retro/Grade

PSN

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron

Win, PS3, X360

Way of the Samurai 4

PSN

22

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure HD

XBLA

23

Abyss

DSiWare

24

Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition

Win

27

The World Ends with You

iOS

28

God of War Saga

PS3

Guild Wars 2

Win

Madden NFL 13

PS3, X360, Wii, PSVita

Psychonauts

PS3

Ratchet & Clank Collection

PS3

Rock Band Blitz

PSN

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD

PSN

The Walking Dead: Episode 3 – Long Road Ahead

PSN

29

Bastion

iOS

Rock Band Blitz

XBLA

The Walking Dead: Episode 3 – Long Road Ahead

Win, XBLA

30

Mutant Mudds

Win

Snapshot

Win

31

Cypher

Win, Mac

Final Fantasy Dimensions

iOS, Droid

Super Hexagon

iOS

S

E

P

T

E

M

B

E

R

3

Sacred Gold[24]

Lin

4

The Sims 3: Supernatural

Win, Mac

Zen Pinball 2

PSN

5

Kung Fu Strike: The Warrior's Rise

XBLA

6

Trine 2: Goblin Menace

Win, Mac

I Am Alive

Win

7

Closure

Win, Mac

Mark of the Ninja

XBLA

11

Anomaly: Warzone Earth

PSN

Critter Crunch

Win

Double Dragon Neon

PSN

Finding Nemo: Escape to the Big Blue Special Edition

3DS

NBA Baller Beats

X360

NHL 13

PS3, X360

Tekken Tag Tournament 2

PS3, X360

12

Double Dragon Neon

XBLA

13

Prince of Persia Classic

Droid

Fractured Soul

3DS

14

Black Mesa

Win

Disney Princess: My Fairytale Adventure

3DS, Wii, Win

FTL: Faster Than Light

Win, Lin, Mac

Joe Danger 2: The Movie

XBLA

16

Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition

Wii

18

Borderlands 2

Win, PS3, X360

F1 2012

Win, PS3, X360

Hotel Transylvania

3DS, NDS

Jet Set Radio HD

PSN

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD

Win

Zuma's Revenge!

XBLA

19

Demons' Score

iOS, Droid

Jet Set Radio HD

Win, XBLA

20

La-Mulana

WiiWare

Rayman Jungle Run

iOS, Droid

Torchlight II

Win, Mac

22

Pocket Planes

Droid

25

Angry Birds Trilogy

X360, PS3, 3DS

Dead or Alive 5

PS3, X360

FIFA 13

Win, PS3, X360, Wii, PSVita, PSP, PS2, iOS

Final Fantasy III

PSP

Grand Theft Auto III

PSN

Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit

PSN

Lalaloopsy: Carnival of Friends

3DS

LittleBigPlanet PS Vita

PSVita

Maison de Maou

XBLA

Marvel vs. Capcom Origins

PSN

One Piece: Pirate Warriors

PS3

Pro Evolution Soccer 2013

Win, PS3, X360

The Testament of Sherlock Holmes

Win, PS3, X360

Tokyo Jungle

PSN

World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria

Win, Mac

Yumby Toss

iOS

26

Castle Crashers

Win

Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit

XBLA

Marvel vs. Capcom Origins

XBLA

27

Bad Piggies

iOS, Droid, Win, Mac

Ether Vapor Remaster

Win

Half-Minute Hero

Win

Super Monsters Ate My Condo

iOS

The Denpa Men: They Came By Wave

3DS

October–December[edit]

Month

Day

Title

Platform(s)

O

C

T

O

B

E

R

1

Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone!

3DS

Crosswords Plus

3DS

2

Carrier Command: Gaea Mission

Win, X360

NBA 2K13

Win, X360, PS3, PSP, Wii

New Little King's Story

PSVita

Nights into Dreams HD

PSN

Resident Evil 6

PS3, X360

Sonic Adventure 2

PSN

War of the Roses

Win

Port Royale 3: Pirates & Merchants

PS3, X360

3

Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit

Win

4

Cave Story

3DS

5

Nights into Dreams HD

XBLA

Sonic Adventure 2

XBLA

7

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 (North America)

NDS

8

Top Trumps: NBA All Stars

3DS

9

Code of Princess

3DS

Dishonored

Win, PS3, X360

Dragon Ball Z: For Kinect

X360

Fable: The Journey

X360

The Walking Dead: Episode 4 – Around Every Corner

PSN

Joe Danger 2: The Movie

PSN

Just Dance 4

Wii, PS3, X360

Machinarium

PS3

Retro City Rampage

PSN, Win

Spy Hunter

3DS, PSVita

XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Win, PS3, X360

10

Chaos Rings

Droid

Crazy Taxi

iOS

The Walking Dead: Episode 4 – Around Every Corner

Win, XBLA

Naughty Bear: Panic in Paradise

PSN, XBLA

11

Devil's Attorney

iOS

Michael Phelps: Push the Limit

X360

Of Orcs and Men

Win, PS3, X360

15

The Lord of the Rings Online: Riders of Rohan

Win

Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken

Win

16

007 Legends

PS3, X360

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare

Win

Dance Central 3

X360

Doom 3: BFG Edition

Win, X360, PS3

Mark of the Ninja

Win

Rocksmith

Win

RollerCoaster Tycoon 3D

3DS

Silent Hill: Book of Memories

PSVita

17

Carmageddon

iOS

Fairy Bloom Freesia

Win

Serious Sam 3: BFE

XBLA

Viking: Battle for Asgard

Win

18

Sonic Jump

iOS

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

Mac

19

Euro Truck Simulator 2

Win

21

Michael Jackson: The Experience

Mac

Skylanders: Giants

PS3, X360, Wii, 3DS

Style Savvy: Trendsetters

3DS

23

A Game of Dwarves

Win

Elemental: Fallen Enchantress

Win

Forza Horizon

X360

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams

Win

Hotline Miami

Win

Killzone HD

PSN

Medal of Honor: Warfighter

Win, PS3, X360

Orgarhythm

PSVita

Street Fighter X Tekken

PSVita

The Unfinished Swan

PSN

Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward

3DS, PSVita

24

Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus

XBLA

25

Deadlight

Win

He-Man: The Most Powerful Game in the Universe

iOS

Liberation Maiden

3DS

NightSky

3DS

The Fool and His Money

Win, Mac

27

Pinball FX 2

XBLA

28

Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask

3DS

29

Guns of Icarus Online