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Gamepressure.com Staff Picks 2012

Below, you can find the best 2012 releases that earned Gamepressure's editorial recommendation.

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

RPG 17 April 2012

An action RPG game and the second chapter of the adventures of Geralt of Rivia. Similarly to its predecessor from 2007, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings was developed by CD Projekt RED. The game follows the foiled plot to assassinate King Foltest. With the appearance of a mysterious man called Kingslayer the titular witcher becomes entangled in a complicated political intrigue, in which the fate of several kingdoms will be decided. The developers tried to faithfully recreate the world known from the literary works of Andrzej Sapkowski while enriching it with new elements. Great emphasis was put on moral choices leading to one of 16 possible endings, and on the completely rebuilt, dynamic combat system. The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is distinguished by excellent visuals powered by the developer’s proprietary REDengine.

X360

Far Cry 3
Far Cry 3

Akcji 29 November 2012

The third installment in a popular first person shooter franchise. This game was developed by Ubisoft Montreal Studios in cooperation with Ubisoft Shanghai, Ubisoft Reflections, and Massive Entertainment. The protagonist of Far Cry 3 is Jason Brody, whose vacation unexpectedly turns into a fight for survival. Jason and his friends land on an island occupied by psychopathic pirates. He has to free his friends from the hands of the madmen and find a way back to civilization. As befits a purebred FPS, the gameplay is filled with shootouts, in which you use many different weapons. The game offers nearly complete freedom when it comes to exploration, combat tactics, and execution of various missions.

PC

Diablo III
Diablo III

RPG 15 May 2012

The third installment in a highly popular action-RPG franchise, created and developed by Blizzard Entertainment. Diablo III takes players back to the world of Sanctuary, where they have to stand up to forces of evil. The story is set 10 years after the events of the second game. Tristram cathedral gets hit by a mysterious comet, whose impact awakens the armies of Hell. Diablo III features new character classes and a modified character progression system. Blizzard aimed for a further increase of combat dynamics, implementation of extensive social features, as well as atmospheric audiovisuals.

PC

Mass Effect 3
Mass Effect 3

RPG 06 March 2012

A third installment in the science fiction series created by BioWare, which is a combination of action RPG with a third-person shooter. The title is the culmination of the epic Mass Effect trilogy, completing the story of Commander Shepard and his war against the Reapers. The action begins as the protagonist is about to be summoned to a hearing concerning the aftermath of his last assignment. Shepard's testimony is interrupted by the very same invasion he desperately fought to prevent. Being the only person possessing both the reputation and the experience of successfully fighting the Reapers, the protagonist starts a race against the clock to unite the forces of the whole galaxy against them. Similarly to Mass Effect 2, we can continue playing with a character that completed the previous entry in the series, retaining all of his or her experience. The gameplay mechanics have avoided major changes, although they did become more dynamic and arcade. The introduction of a multiplayer mode and linking it directly to the story campaign is the game's biggest novelty.

PCX360

Assassin's Creed III
Assassin's Creed III

Akcji 30 October 2012

The third major entry in the action adventure game series, Assassin Creed. Assassin Creed III has been created by Ubisoft Montreal in cooperation with its subsidiaries. It continues the story of the conflict between the Assassin Brotherhood and the Templar Order. Most of events take place during the American War of Independence (1753-1783). The main character – Connor Kenway – is, once again, an ancestor of Desmond Miles. The half-blood Indian vows to fight tyranny and seek justice. The creators have skillfully implemented many historical figures and events to the story. As per Assassin’s Creed tradition, the gameplay takes place in an open-world environment, with players having a lot of freedom in completing tasks and exploration.

X360

Risen 2: Dark Waters
Risen 2: Dark Waters

RPG 24 April 2012

A continuation to a 2009 action RPG. Risen 2: Dark Waters is the work of Piranha Bytes, a German studio that gained substantial popularity through their Gothic series. The game is set 10 years after the events of the first installment. The Nameless Hero is approached by Patty, the daughter of Steelbeard; the girl ask for help in her pursuit of a powerful artifact. Meanwhile, the Inquisition tasks the hero with infiltrating a pirate gang on the island of Puerto Sacarico. As befits a typical action-RPG production, the fun in Risen 2: Dark Waters consists mainly of exploration, questing, and dispatching enemies. Compared with the preceding title, significant changes were introduced in the combat mechanics, and a more attractive audiovisuals were provided.

PC

Dishonored
Dishonored

Akcji 09 October 2012

A first person action game with elements of stealth, set in a steampunk universe. Dishonored is a product of Arcane Studios, a company best known for Dark Messiah of Might & Magic. The game’s protagonist – Corvo, a respected bodyguard of the empress – gets falsely accused of murdering his sovereign. Being one of the world’s most dangerous men, he needs to use his extraordinary skills to clear his name and bring justice on the ones responsible for the crime. Dishonored’s main course constitutes of executing carefully planned assassinations. The protagonist can use his superhuman abilities to aid himself in that quest. Dishonored features excellent audiovisuals with graphics powered by Unreal Engine 3.

PC

The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series - Season One
The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series - Season One

Przygodowe 24 April 2012

An episodic adventure game from Telltale Games, based on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman. The main theme of The Walking Dead: Season One revolves around a dramatic struggle for survival in a world infested by zombies. The player assumes the role of Lee Everett, one of the few survivors. The gameplay emphasizes exploration, dialogues, collecting items, and puzzle solving. The most significant feature are in-game moral choices the protagonist has to make, and whose consequences are often made visible only after some time. The developers created a highly interactive environment to give the players a good degree of freedom in puzzle solving. The Walking Dead: Season One catches the eye with its comic-like style, achieved with cel shading.

PC

Dragon's Dogma
Dragon's Dogma

RPG 22 May 2012

A sandbox action RPG developed by Capcom. The player assumes the role of a chosen one whose heart had been torn out by a dragon. The protagonist somehow staved off death and embarked on a challenging journey to uncover the truth about himself and his destiny. As befits a true action RPG, the gameplay of Dragon’s Dogma is based on exploration, questing, and fighting. In combat, we will face many legendary beasts such as hydras, griffons, or harpies. As we progress, the protagonist gains experience which allows him to develop the skills he possesses and acquire new ones. The spectacular visuals of Dragon’s Dogma are generated by the MT Framework engine that Capcom has previously used in Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds and Lost Planet 2.

X360

Sleeping Dogs
Sleeping Dogs

Akcji 14 August 2012

A sandbox TPP action game. The plot of Sleeping Dogs draws inspiration from Asian action movies, especially the works by John Woo. The main protagonist, detective Wei Shen, tries to infiltrate the structures of a dangerous criminal organization called Sun On Yee. In order to gain the gangsters’ trust, the policeman needs to complete quests for them and come up through the ranks of the organization. The game’s mechanics combine elements of action, shooting, unarmed combat, and even racing. The player has complete freedom in the exploration of virtual Hong Kong and completing side quests. The game emphasizes the moral aspects, depicting the dilemmas experienced by an undercover policeman.

PS3

Max Payne 3
Max Payne 3

Akcji 15 May 2012

The third installment in a series of action-packed TPP shooters with persisting noir movie atmosphere. Max Payne 3 was developed by Rockstar Games, who took over the franchise from Remedy Entertainment. The game is set some years after the events presented in the second part of the series. Max Payne, an ex-officer of the New York Police, is forced to accept a job as a bodyguard for an influential family in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Seemingly trivial job soon turns into a vicious struggle for survival. The creators of Max Payne 3 aimed to retain the atmosphere characteristic for the first two games. There is also the series’ trademark feature – bullet-time (slow-motion sequences). At the same time, combat mechanics was overhauled, focusing around a newly introduced cover system.

X360

Borderlands 2
Borderlands 2

Akcji 18 September 2012

A first-person shooter with cRPG features and a sequel to the 2009’s hit. Gearbox Software studio once again managed the development, with the publishing support of 2K Games company. The game’s story is set some time after the events of first part. This time the players will face Handsome Jack, a self-proclaimed dictator of Pandora. The creators of Borderlands 2 have prepared four playable characters: Salvador, Maya, Zero, and Axton, representing one of the four different classes and different fighting style. Gameplay still retains the exhilarating gunplay, but the weapon mechanics have been thoroughly changed. Furthermore, the trademark of the series in the form of a four player co-op mode is also present.

PC

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dragonborn
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dragonborn

RPG 04 December 2012

The final story-driven DLC expansion for the acclaimed 2011 RPG The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim by Bethesda Softworks. The Dragonborn expansion takes place on a cold island called Solstheim, located northeast of the Skyrim province. The place should be known to the fans of the series from the second expansion to The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. The story focuses on the mysterious Miraak – the first Dragonborn, wielding similar powers and abilities as the main protagonist. Hundreds of years ago he had gone mad and vanished from the material plane. During the game, the protagonist is tasked with stopping their mad predecessor from retaking the rule over the island. One of the most important novelties in the game mechanics is the possibility to ride dragons and use them to travel. What's more, the expansion offers many new quests as well as several new types of enemies, weapons, armors and powers.

X360

LEGO The Lord of the Rings
LEGO The Lord of the Rings

Akcji 13 November 2012

An action game, featuring elements of a 3D platformer, based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s novels and the movie trilogy by Peter Jackson. LEGO The Lord of the Rings is another "blocky" production from Traveller’s Tale studio. It lets us take the role of a chosen member of the Fellowship of the Ring and set out on a dangerous journey to stop Sauron and his minions. The campaign consists of a series of stages inspired by the most memorable scenes from the movies. The gameplay mixes elements of action, arcade, and logical puzzle games. Similar to previous LEGO-licensed productions from Traveller’s Tale, LEGO The Lord of the Rings offers a two-player cooperation in addition to single player.

PCX360

Pro Evolution Soccer 2013
Pro Evolution Soccer 2013

Sportowe 20 September 2012

A realistic football simulation game produced by Konami's development studio. The game is the 12th installment of the Pro Evolution Soccer series, the biggest competitor to the FIFA series. Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 is based on proven solutions. Players once again have the opportunity to direct their favourite football teams on virtual pitches. The available game modes allow players to face either computer-assisted artificial intelligence or live opponents.

X360

Hitman: Absolution
Hitman: Absolution

Akcji 20 November 2012

An action game with stealth features and the fifth major entry in the Hitman series. Hitman: Absolution’s development has been handed to a Danish studio Io-Interactive, a subsidiary of Square Enix. Its story shows the further life of Agent 47. The perfect assassin has been betrayed by his supervisors. In order to survive, he must make use of his extraordinary skills and experience. Like in previous games, the core of gameplay in Hitman: Absolution is the elimination of given targets. The players are given a lot of freedom at choosing their way to complete the job, although more creative solutions are better rewarded. The game's appealing visuals are generated by the Glacier 2 engine. Developers also made use of the motion-capture technology to accurately recreate the facial expressions of the characters.

PC

Crusader Kings II
Crusader Kings II

Strategiczne 14 February 2012

A sequel to the expansive strategy game Crusader Kings, which came to existence in 2004 as a medieval-themed spin-off to the popular Europa Universalis franchise that has been developed for over a decade by Paradox Studios. The game is set in the 11th century, and you play as a prominent Christian noble, who aims to secure a successful future for his house. Throughout the gameplay you have to oversee a a number of areas essential to the development of your kingdom: social and feudal issues, military, diplomacy, and religion. The most noticeable modification, as compared with the previous game, is the developed psychological aspect, giving more weight to social relations and individual motivations of your subjects. Other changes include the introduction of barons who manage provinces, royal spies, increased importance of women, and far-reaching relations with the Church.

PC

Darksiders II
Darksiders II

Akcji 14 August 2012

The sequel to the action game, Darksiders, released in 2010 by the developer studio Vigil Games. The storyline of Darksiders II depicts the adventures of another of the raiders of the apocalypse – Death. The hero sets out to aid his brother – War, who has been accused of unleashing the Apocalypse prematurely. In order to help, the protagonist has to prove the existence of a plot and resurrect humanity, which was completely annihilated in the End-War. In comparison to the first installment, the creators of Darksiders II have prepared a much larger and more diverse world, through which the hero travels, accompanied by his steed (Despair) and a crow (Dust). The gameplay revolves around spectacular skirmishes with enemies; in some areas, however, also the player’s ability to solve logic-based puzzles will be tested. The changes introduced in Darksiders II have also influenced the graphics, greatly increasing their over-all quality.

X360

Torchlight II
Torchlight II

RPG 20 September 2012

A sequel to the fantasy hack'n'slash game by Runic Games, founded by the creators of the cult game Diablo. The story takes place several years after the events of the first installment. The Alchemist, possessed by malevolent dark forces, destroys the town of Torchlight and steals the essence of power of Ordrak the dragon, the main antagonist of the original Torchlight game. Playing as one of the four available character classes, you have to stop the mad Alchemist and prevent disturbing the balance of good and evil. Compared to the previous installment, Torchlight II features a bigger, open world with diverse environments, changing weather, and a day-and-night cycle. Other elements include randomly generated quests, treasures, and enemies. The biggest innovation is the introduction of the multiplayer mode, enabling you to co-operate with other players, with the use of either the local network or the internet. What's left unchanged are the characteristic fairytale-esque visuals of the game.

PC

Mortal Kombat
Mortal Kombat

Bijatyki 01 May 2012

A brutal fighting game and a reboot of the Mortal Kombat video game series - one of the most popular fighting-oriented franchises, launched back in 1992. The game was created by NetherRealm and the works were supervised by Ed Boon - the father of the series. This new installment is based on the best mechanics of its predecessors, both improving and modernizing the classic Mortal Kombat experience. Thus brutal fighting is the core of the game - fights are filled with spectacular special attacks and creative ways of finishing off the enemy. The players received a massive number of both well-known and completely new fighters. The new X-Ray system was introduced as well, allowing the player to launch special attack sequences. New game modes were also added, including challenges, Story Mode and Tag Team, which allows two teams of two players to fight against each other. Combining classic elements with the new can be also observed in the visuals that combine 2D and 3D elements.

PSV

Guild Wars 2
Guild Wars 2

RPG 28 August 2012

The sequel to a highly popular MMO game set in fantasy world, developed by NCSoft’s studio ArenaNet. The story begins 250 years after the events shown in the Guild Wars: Eye of the North expansion. Due to the return of ancient dragons, the world has changed significantly. Many towns and regions were destroyed beyond recovery. New technologies appeared as well (e.g. gunpowder), which had a visible effect on the lives of inhabitants. Similarly to its 2005 predecessor, players start their journey in Guild Wars 2 by creating a hero, choosing from 5 playable races and 8 classes. The gameplay has been designed mainly with small character parties in mind, making it easier to earn experience and precious loot. The game stands out with its high quality visuals and atmospheric soundtrack composed by Jeremy Soule.

PC

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

RPG 07 February 2012

A third-person action RPG set in the universe created by the popular fantasy/sf writer, R. A. Salvatore. The game was developed by the debuting 38 Studios in cooperation with the experienced Big Huge Games, the creators of the Rise of Nations series, among others. We assume the role of a mysterious hero who was resurrected with the use of the magical Well of Souls. Our task is to uncover what powers are behind our revival and why—contrary to other inhabitants of Amalur—we have no destiny. The gameplay combines elements of an epic RPG, in which we perform subsequent quests and explore the vast world, with a dynamic combat system that somewhat resembles the one from the God of War series. Although the classical RPG mechanics are slightly simplified in the game, the developers implemented an extensive character development system that allows our character to master 60 different skills.

PC

Fez
Fez

Zręcznościowe 13 April 2012

An arcade platform game in a retro style, created by the development team Polytron. We play the role of Gomez, who, living in the 2D world so far, realizes the existence of another dimension. The title presents the game in a rather innovative way, realizing various puzzles using two-dimensional boards in the three-dimensional world. All this takes place in a pixel, colourful design. The game is noteworthy for its unique presentation.

X360

XCOM: Enemy Unknown
XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Strategiczne 09 October 2012

A science-fiction turn-based strategy game that came out as a reboot of the cult series, UFO: Enemy Unknown, launched back in 1994 by Microprose. This new title was created by Firaxis Games, a studio founded by Sid Meier. The story of XCOM: Enemy Unknown does not follow any of the plotlines started by its predecessors. Instead, it tells a new story of the war between humans and an aggressive alien race. In order to protect our planet from the invaders a special organization called X-COM was created, with you as its commander throughout the game. The gameplay features two main aspects. In the strategic mode you plan your next move, complete research and develop technology, as well as manufacture gear and weapons – all this in real time. When it comes to skirmishes with the aliens, combat is turn-based. Most missions are procedurally generated, which relates to greater replayability. Battles are presented in full 3D, and the game’s engine allows for full destruction of environment.

PC

Hotline Miami
Hotline Miami

Akcji 23 October 2012

Developed by independent studio Dennaton Games, a brutal retro-style action game resembling the classic first installment in the Grand Theft Auto series. The action takes place during the 80s in the titular Miami. The main hero is a muscular ruffian who after receiving mysterious calls recorded on an answering machine commits a series of violent acts. Missions come down to murdering everyone in a given location. The protagonist can execute stealth attacks as well as engage in open combat. There are 35 types of firearms (pistols, shotguns, rifles) and weapons for close combat (knives, crowbars, baseball bats). The game also introduces special animal masks, which give the hero unique abilities. Even though the game features old-school graphics, it is filled with huge amounts of brutality, making it suitable only for adult players.

PC

FIFA 13
FIFA 13

Sportowe 25 September 2012

Produced by EA Canada, the game is the next instalment of the FIFA series. In keeping with the series' tradition, players have the opportunity to manage their favourite football teams from dozens of major leagues around the world, as well as national teams. The official license from FIFA (the Fédération Internationale de Football Association) allows players to use authentic player names, club colours and tournament names. The gameplay in FIFA 13 is based on proven solutions.

X360

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron

Akcji 21 August 2012

Action game based on a popular series of fairy tales and comics telling about the adventures of the title robots. We return to the Cybertron planet to once again take part in an eternal war of good Autobots with evil Deceptics.

PC

The Testament of Sherlock Holmes
The Testament of Sherlock Holmes

Przygodowe 20 September 2012

Another chapter of the popular detective series, developed by the Ukrainian studio Frogwares continuously since 2002. The action of the game takes place in 1898 in London, where the legendary detective Sherlock Holmes is trying to solve a case in which the main suspect is himself. Unable to prove his innocence, the hero loses the trust of the citizens and is forced to flee from the police. This time, Holmes' reputation depends on the outcome of the investigation.

PC

Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two

Akcji 18 November 2012

Continuation of a three-dimensional platformer based on themes known from Disney's animated films. The player takes on the role of Mickey Mouse, which encounters many dangers on its way and has to face different opponents. The production is signed with the name Warrena Spectora.

X360

Wargame: European Escalation
Wargame: European Escalation

Strategiczne 23 February 2012

Advanced real-time strategy (RTS), the first installment of the Wargame series. The game was produced by Eugen Systems studio, which also has such titles as R.U.S.E. and Act of War. Wargame: European Escalation presents a hypothetical armed conflict between NATO and Warsaw Pact countries at the height of the Cold War. The gameplay mechanics is largely based on solutions known from previous productions by Eugen Systems studio.

PC

TERA
TERA

RPG 01 May 2012

TERA is a fantasy MMORPG developed by Bluehole. During our adventures we play as members of the Valkyon Federation, an alliance of races inhabiting the game’s world. Our task is to protect it from various internal and external threats. The players have eight classes and six races to choose from. Among them we will find not only humans and elves, but also completely new races, created specially for the game. TERA is a third-person game set in a big, open world. Its economic and political structures are shaped by the players themselves. What makes TERA shine among other MMORPGs is the game's combat system. Effects of our attacks are based on our relative position against the enemy, which makes TERA more like an arcade game in terms of combat. That is why it is advisable to use a gamepad when playing.

PC

Endless Space
Endless Space

Strategiczne 04 July 2012

A science-fiction turn-based 4X strategy game and a debut of Amplitude, a studio created by former employees of EA and Ubisoft. The game takes place in the distant future, in a galaxy inhabited by 8 rivaling civilizations. The player assumes the role of one of them and is tasked with leading his faction to domination over the others. The gameplay focuses on exploration of a randomly generated galaxy, developing economy, technology and diplomacy. The game also features epic battles of powerful armadas of spaceships which can be freely modified – the player can decide about the ship's engine, weapons and other systems. The skirmishes – similarly as the whole game – are turn-based and the player’s actions are limited to supporting his troops or weakening the opponent with special action cards. Heroes, who can belong to one of five different classes with unique technology trees, have direct control over our fleets.

PC

Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai
Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai

Strategiczne 23 March 2012

A standalone expansion for Total War: SHOGUN 2 strategy game and a part of the Total War series by Creative Assembly. The add-on offers a new campaign set in the Empire of Japan in times of the civil war between the Emperor’s supporters and the last shogunate. The player can side with either faction, each of which is represented by six families. At the same time, it is a conflict between the traditional Japanese samurai culture and the modern firearms-based army. Technological advancement of our faction and the available units are largely dependent on our relations with overseas superpowers. Total War: SHOGUN 2 - Fall Of The Samurai offers an expanded campaign map, railway transportation, additional units and agents, and a new kind of battle: port siege. The introduction of firearms, especially the Gatling gun, is also a great innovation. Apart from the aforementioned campaign, the expansion comes with 4 historical battles and an updated multiplayer mode.

PC

Botanicula
Botanicula

Przygodowe 19 April 2012

A climatic adventure game developed by the Czech Amanita Design studio (Samorost, Machinarium), set in a marvelous, floral world. Botanicula tells the story of five creatures living in the branches of a giant tree that is slowly dying due to merciless parasites. In order to prevent it, the heroes set on a dangerous journey to save the last seed of their home plant. In terms of game mechanics, the title is a classic point-and-click adventure game, with the gameplay resolving around searching locations, collecting hints, and solving various logical puzzles. The game features unique, minimalistic visuals, which, in conjunction with its numerous humoristic features, give this production a very distinctive vibe.

PC

FIFA Street
FIFA Street

Sportowe 13 March 2012

Football simulator from the FIFA Street series, in which we play matches in big cities. The authors have put at the player's disposal 35 different locations in which the meetings take place. In addition, they used a new graphics engine for an incredible skirmish experience and included the Football Club system.

X360PS3

Bad Piggies
Bad Piggies

Logiczne 27 September 2012

Bad Piggies is a puzzle game whose heroes are the evil piglets known from the Angry Birds series. The game consists in constructing bizarre machines capable of safely transporting piglets at the end of the board. During the game we have an opportunity to play with a multitude of different parts, which together give thousands of combinations.

PC

NBA 2K13
NBA 2K13

Sportowe 02 October 2012

Thirteenth installment of the popular series of sports games simulating basketball games. All based on the official NBA license. The game allows you to have fun in the team manager as well as personal participation in matches. The authors introduced a lot of changes, updated their line-ups, increased realism and improved control.

X360

UFC Undisputed 3
UFC Undisputed 3

Sportowe 14 February 2012

The third entry in the series of sports games based on the license of Ultimate Fighting Championship and PRIDE organizations. The players can assume the role of one of more than 150 UFC and PRIDE fighters and participate in spectacular duels in octagons and on the ring.

X360

Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gods & Kings
Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gods & Kings

Strategiczne 19 June 2012

The first major expansion for the 2010’s strategy game by Firaxis Games. Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Gods & Kings offers a myriad of novelties, among which the expanded religion module is probably the most important one. It introduces a new aspect to the game, namely faith, thanks to which we can establish and develop our own religion. This, in turn, allows us to gain useful bonuses and gives us access to specific units (missionaries, inquisitors) or buildings (cathedrals, mosques). In the game, there are 27 units, 12 buildings, 9 Wonders, and 9 previously unavailable nations such as the Dutch, Celts, and Mayans. The players also received three exclusive scenarios: the fall of Rome, medieval era, and a steampunk Victorian world. Moreover, the developers reworked such gameplay aspects as free cities, diplomacy (the possibility of hiring spies and agents) and combat (better artificial intelligence).

PC

Might & Magic: Duel of Champions
Might & Magic: Duel of Champions

Logiczne 18 December 2012

Update – As of October 31, 2016, the game servers are now inactive. An online card game taking place in the Might & Magic universe, a popular fantasy universe known from cult-classic franchise of cRPGs and turn-based games. The game from Ubisoft Montreal focuses on player on player duels using pre-made card decks containing various types of military units and battle spells. Each army is led by a hero whose abilities determine what kind of units and spells to use. The battles take place on a 4x4 board that is used to throw the cards, while our objective is to deprive our opponent of all his health points. Each won duel is rewarded with experience points and virtual currency that can be used to add new cards to our deck. The game introduces cross-platform play for PC and mobile users as well as rich selection of social media interactions.

PC

PlanetSide 2
PlanetSide 2

Akcji 20 November 2012

An MMO shooter game played from the first-person view and developed by a studio belonging to Sony Online Entertainment. The game debuted on PCs, but eventually it was also released for PlayStation 4. The game is set on the planet Auraxis, where colonists from Earth are fighting for territory, power, and resources. The players reinforce the ranks of one of the three factions (Terran Republic, New Conglomerate, Vanu Sovereignty). The action takes place on huge maps where thousands of players can meet - each map is filled with bases, outposts, and other places of strategic importance. The size of the battlefield made it necessary to simplify movement. As a result, the players make use of teleports, vehicles, as well as a system of spawning automatically in places where the action is. As the player progresses, their character develops within the character class chosen earlier (each of those serves a purpose and can do their share for the faction not only through eliminating the enemies). PlanetSide 2 utilizes mechanics borrowed from modern-day FPS games. For instance, health partially regenerates in an automatic manner. The experience is complemented by high-quality visuals.

PC

World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria
World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria

RPG 25 September 2012

Fourth addition to the MMORPG World of Warcraft. The authors have prepared a whole new continent for exploration and an additional playable race reminiscent of hominoidal panda. Players can now create characters from the monk's class, and the hero's development limit has been raised to level 90.

PC

Yesterday
Yesterday

Przygodowe 22 March 2012

A point-and-click adventure psychological thriller game by Spanish studio Pendulo Studios, known for the Runaway series. Yesterday is set in New York and its story focuses on a mysterious series of murders of homeless people. What links the individual cases are the characteristic Y-shaped scars. You play as John Yesterday, a man with no memory, who is trying to find out the truth about his past and ends up involved in a serious plot associated with the murders. The game is a typical point-and-click adventure production, and the gameplay focuses on exploring locations, talking to NPCs, gathering items and solving puzzles. Although the visuals are quite cartoonish, the overall atmosphere of this thriller game is extremely grim.

PC

Angry Birds Space
Angry Birds Space

Zręcznościowe 22 March 2012

Angry Birds Space is the fourth, full-fledged version of the extremely popular series of arcade and logic games, developed by Rovio Mobile studio. This time the title "furious birds" have to face greedy, green pigs in space. The creators have prepared a number of novelties in the game, including an advanced physics model, reflecting different gravity forces in the Cosmos.

PC

Sine Mora
Sine Mora

Akcji 21 March 2012

Sine Mora is a steampunk action game created by Japanese studio Grasshopper Manufacture in cooperation with Hungarian Digital Reality. The game refers to classic shoot up shooters, enriching them with innovative elements, including the ability to manipulate time.

PCX360

SSX
SSX

Sportowe 28 February 2012

SSX is a sports game produced by EA Sports, the theme of which is breakneck snowboarding. Players take on the role of members of the snowboarding team that challenged the most dangerous mountains in the world. The creators of the game tried to present both the spectacularity of this sport and the dangers that await the players practicing this sport.

X360

Trials Evolution: Gold Edition
Trials Evolution: Gold Edition

Zręcznościowe 18 April 2012

Trials Evolution: Gold Edition is a racing game with motorcycles in main roles. The development team of RedLynx studio is responsible for production. Players have the opportunity to test their driving skills on two wheels overcoming dozens of two-dimensional obstacle courses. The creators took care of simple mini-games enriching the game and a functional multiplayer mode for up to four participants.

X360

Football Manager 2013
Football Manager 2013

Sportowe 02 November 2012

Football Manager 2013 is the next installment of the popular football manager introducing a handful of improvements and novelties making the well-known and popular formula of fun even more playable. One of them is Football Manager Classic mode, which is a simplified version of the original game designed for people who cannot spend too much time on virtual entertainment.

PC

Tribes: Ascend
Tribes: Ascend

Akcji 12 April 2012

Tribes: Ascend is the next installment of a series of popular online FPS in science fiction climates. Hi-Rez studio is responsible for the production. The action of the game was set in the distant future. After colonization of distant planets humanity divided into several nations. They are waging constant wars among themselves for influence and domination in the Universe. The creators took care of various maps and interesting variants of the multiplayer game. The game is distributed on a "free to play" basis with the option of micropayment for some items and facilities.

PC

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning - The Legend of Dead Kel
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning - The Legend of Dead Kel

RPG 20 March 2012

The first story-based expansion for Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning - an action RPG created in cooperation between 38 Studios and Big Huge Games. The DLC introduces new storylines connected to a mysterious island located off the coast of the Gallows End continent. On the island, the player character faces dark magic and new, powerful enemies. Once the player completes the main storyline, they are allowed to explore the new areas freely and complete an entire set of side quests given by NPCs. The expansion remains faithful to the basic mechanics of the core game, though several new features were introduced as well. The Legend of Dead Kel brings mainly a new kind of dungeon, three new Twists of Fate cards, 8 new armors, 8 new shields and 18 powerful, previously unavailable weapons. The biggest feature of the DLC however, is the Gravehal Keep system, which allows the players to construct and expand their own estate.

PC

The Book of Unwritten Tales: The Critter Chronicles
The Book of Unwritten Tales: The Critter Chronicles

Przygodowe 05 December 2012

The Book of Unwritten Tales: The Critter Chronicles is a stand-alone addition to the fantasy-based point-and-click adventure The Book of Unwritten Tales. The extension tells the story of how the duo's original game, the adventurer Nathaniel Bonnett and the furry creature Critter, came together.

PC

Borderlands 2: Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage
Borderlands 2: Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage

Akcji 20 November 2012

The second major DLC for Borderlands 2, a post-apocalyptic first-person shooter with RPG elements developed by Gearbox Software. The plot of Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage revolves around a new Vault which requires a special ritual to be opened. In order to perform it, a champion of Pandora must be chosen by means of a brutal tournament on a special arena. Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage offers new locations to visit and numerous additional missions; however, the core of the expansion are spectacular battles in which the players have to defeat several subsequent waves of increasingly powerful enemies. Apart from remastered versions of the already known foes, we also fight new ones, including unique bosses such us the psychopathic Pyro Pete, Motor Mama, and Badassaurus Rex that resembles a cross between a tank and a mechanical dinosaur. As an award for victories, we can unlock new weapons which we buy with a special currency. Some of the known characters, including Tannis, Moxxi, and Tiny Tina, make an appearance in the expansion.

PC