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Gamersyde in 2012

Gamersyde in 2012

One more year we've lasted, which, considering the situation, is nothing less than a feat for our small team. Can you believe Blimblim started the Yde adventure almost 10 years ago? So even though Gamersyde is a bit younger, those of you who have been faithful to us since the beginning are starting to get old. Because we don't have as much time as we'd like, because we don't have the necessary manpower to take care of everything, we haven't been able to provide as many reviews on the English side as on the French side. That being said, we still managed to give you 152 First 10 Minutes / Video articles which covered almost everything that has been released in the past 12 months. If you have some time to lose, you might want to count the number of videos it represents, as well as the amount of gigas we've had to upload for you guys. In 2012, you also read 1334 news articles thanks to our team of inexhaustible newsers, and you witnessed the release of two new consoles, Sony's Playstation Vita and Nintendo's WiiU - even though we couldn't cover the latter as we had planned. So on behalf of the whole GSY team, let me wish you a very happy new year, full of games, full of joy, and above all, full HD (and 60 fps). Hopefully, we will see you next year at the exact same time for a full recap of 2013. Until then, feel free to share you 5 most favorite titles of 2012 in the comments.



Alan Wake's American Nightmare

Binary Domain

Asura's Wrath


BlazBlue Continuum Shift Extend (PS Vita)

Virtua Tennis 4 World Tour Edition (PS Vita)

Rayman Origins (PS Vita)

Escape Plan (PS Vita)

Fifa Soccer (PS Vita)

Kingdoms of Amalur : Reckoning

Mass Effect 3 (demo)

The PS Vita launch titles

The Darkness II

Grand Slam Tennis 2



Zack Zero

The Darkness II (demo)

Street Fighter X Tekken

I Am Alive

Mass Effect 3

Jak and Daxter HD

Fifa Street

Birds of Steel

Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City

Twited Metal

Ninja Gaiden 3

Silent Hill Downpour

Silent Hill HD Collection

Ridge Racer Unbounded

Tiger Woods 13

Wrecked Revenge

Devil May Cry HD

Saint Seiya Sanctuary Battle

Kinect Star Wars

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition

Trials Evolution

Prototype 2


The Walking Dead

Binary Domain (PC)

Risen 2: Dark Waters (PC)

Fable Heroes

DiRT Showdown demo (PC)

Back to the Future (PC)

Risen 2 (PC)

Spec Ops The Line demo


Sonic 4 Episode II (PC)

Diablo III (PC)

Max Payne 3 (Sneak peek)

Max Payne 3


Ghost Recon Future Soldier

Ratchet & Clank HD

Dragon's Dogma

DiRT Showdown (PC)

Resistance Burning Skies

Mad Riders

Gravity Rush

Max Payne 3 (PC)

Project CARS Batch 1 (PC)

Battlefield 3 Close Quarters (PC)

Lollipop Chainsaw

Project CARS Batch 2 (PC)

Metal Gear Solid HD Collection (Vita)

Steel Battalion Heavy Armor

The Amazing Spider-Man

Spec Ops : The Line (console)

Ghost Recon : Future Soldier (PC)

Spec Ops : The Line (PC)

Test Drive Ferrari


Shootmania Storm (Beta)

Tony Hawk HD


Orcs Must Die! 2

Risen 2

Prototype 2 (PC)

Skyrim Dawnguard

Dust : An Elysian Tail

Sleeping Dogs

Darksiders II

Sleeping Dogs (PC)

The Expendables 2

Transformers :Fall of Cybertron


Trine 2 : Goblin Menace

FIFA 13 (PC Demo)

F1 2012 (PC Demo)

Battlefield 3 : Armored Kill (PC)

Red Johnson's Chronicles : One Against All

Joe Danger : The Movie

WRC 3 (Demo)

Tekken Tag Tournament 2

PES 2013

Damage inc.

The Testament of Sherlock Holmes

LittleBigPlanet (Vita)

FIFA 13 (PC Demo - Replay)

Borderlands 2 (PC)

Torchlight II (PC)


Worms Collection

Dead or Alive 5

F1 2012

007 Legends

Assassin's Creed III

Borderlands 2

Borderlands 2 (Captain Scarlett / PC)

Deadlight (PC)


Doom 3 BFG Edition

Euro Truck Simulator 2

Forza Horizon

Forza Horizon #2

Forza Horizon (Multiplayer)

Half Minute Hero


Medal of Honor: Warfighter

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

Of Orcs and Men

Resident Evil 6

The Unfinished Swan


WRC 3 (PC)

XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Need For Speed Most Wanted

Halo 4

LittleBigPlanet Karting

Wonderbook : Book of Spells

Call of Duty : Black Ops 2 (PC)

F1 Race Stars

Epic Mickey 2 : Power of Two

Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale

Crash Time 5

Hitman Absolution

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

Assassin's Creed 3 (PC)

Assassin's Creed 3 #2 (PC)

Far Cry 3

Far Cry 3 (PC)

Test Drive Ferrari (PC)

Sonic & All Star Racing : Transformed on Vita

Assassin's Creed III : Libération

Stranger's Wrath Vita

Forza Horizon : DLC Rally

Zone of The Enders HD

Midway Origins

Lego Lord of the Rings

Call of Duty : Black Ops 2



1. Trials Evolution
2. Forza Horizon
3. Assassin's Creed 3
4. Mass Effect 3
5. MP4 Simulator


1. The Walking Dead
2. Dishonored
3. Far Cry 3
4. Halo 4
5. Uncharted Golden Abyss


1. Sleeping Dogs
2. Journey
3. Skyrim Dragon Born
4. Assassin's Creed 3
5. Carrier Command


1. Dishonored
2. Far Cry 3
3. Journey
4. Mass Effect 3
5. Mark of the Ninja


1. Fifa 13
2. Dishonored
3. Sleeping Dogs
4. Trials Evolution
5. Spec Ops The Line


1. Borderlands 2
2. Far Cry 3
3. Halo 4
4. Forza Horizon
5. WRC 3


1. The Walking Dead
2. Far Cry 3
3. Spec Ops The Line
4. Dishonored
5. Papo y Yo


1. Minecraft
2. Persona 4 The Golden
3. kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
4. Lollipop Chainsaw
5. Kid Icarus Uprising


1. Borderlands 2
2. The Walking Dead
3. Sleeping Dogs
4. Dishonored
5. Far Cry 3


1. WRC 3
2. Journey
3. Assassin's Creed 3
4. Sleeping Dogs
5. Rayman Origins (played in 2012)


1. The Walking Dead
2. Spec Ops The Line
4. The Binding of Isaac (played in 2012)
5. Hotline Miami


1. The Walking Dead
2. Hitman Absolution
3. Trials Evolution
4. Forza Horizon
5. You Don't Know Me Here Simulator

All comments

Commented on 2013-01-02 02:26:23
Definitely surprised with some of the games you guys voted here - of them being Journey, Lollipop C, and Trials E - games that were severely overlooked - ah well - there are others I would hit up on the list but to each his own ...

Personally, I'm not sure what's good for 2013; how about GS do "What we are looking forward 2013 list ... " I am curious to see what you guys are itching to play -

Happy New Year!
Commented on 2013-01-02 06:26:22
Crtl + F Halo 4 Hmm... I suppose I'll forgive the transgression :)

Great job, you guys. You've done a fantastic job.
Commented on 2013-01-02 08:38:10
2012 sucked alot with minor fun games here and there, but nothing crazy.

2013 looks more promising, atleast for me.


My main games:
Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2
God of War Ascension
Metal Gear Rising
Crysis 3

The rest:

Dead Space 3
Bioshock Infinite
Naruto Ultimate ninja Storm 3 (just because it has hack and slash mode lol)

Thats it for me, unless I am missing one or maybe get surprised by one.
Commented on 2013-01-02 10:37:27
where is snoop?!!
Commented on 2013-01-02 10:41:55 In reply to Sath
Posted by Sath

My main games:
Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2
God of War Ascension
Metal Gear Rising
Crysis 3

The rest:

Dead Space 3
Bioshock Infinite
Naruto Ultimate ninja Storm 3 (just because it has hack and slash mode lol) ...
Yea sounds like my list but I would add -

- The Last of Us
- Ni No Kuni

I may get/loan/rent/gamefly these if they turn out great -

- Tomb Raider
- Import FF XIII ... urr I mean Ligting:Returns FF XIII-3 Final Episode ... : /
- Star Wars 1313 - just hoping it's not a let down like the first one they did ... :/
- Watch Dogs: It could be good ... maybe

- Is that next ZOE game slated for 2013? If so I want it!

- Phantom Pain (don't knock for Kojima to make up a fake company called Mobi "Dick" Studios to punk everyone on the internet ... the man is crazy after all; I mention this because some of us actually think that it's MG"S"5 ... )

- I'm curious about God of War Ascension SP Campaign
Commented on 2013-01-02 10:49:00
Oh yeah i forgot DMC, but I only care for it once Virgil is playable and free to download and not that pre-order stuff, other than that, dont care for it.

Star Wars 1313 is something i look forward to alot as well, if it comes out on 2013, if not, its all good.

But from what i know IS coming out thats my list, anything else is just wait and see. Atleast 2013 looks to have more fun tites than 2012...hopefully games itself wont dissapoint...especially Lords of Shadow 2.
Commented on 2013-01-02 13:04:12 In reply to nostradamus
Posted by nostradamus
where is snoop?!!
He's busy doing stuff like that :)
Commented on 2013-01-02 13:39:49 In reply to BlimBlim
Posted by BlimBlim
He's busy doing stuff like that :)
Dressed up as a woman and sings songs? lol
Commented on 2013-01-02 14:13:30
doing videoclip work for artists? good for him. It hasn't been the same without gamersyde diaries.
Commented on 2013-01-02 15:19:51
thanks guys for your hardwork
Commented on 2013-01-02 16:04:27
Keep pumping guys. I've never regretted ditching IGN all those years ago like a little overreactive fanboy douche. Cheers! p.s. Remember E3? Those were the days...
Commented on 2013-01-02 16:45:49 In reply to BlimBlim
Posted by BlimBlim
He's busy doing stuff like that :)
wth .. lmao :D
Commented on 2013-01-02 19:46:02
Shocked to see Sleeping Dogs on there for so many of you. I played through it and was very disappointed, but to each their own of course. Quite a down year for me with Mass Effect 3 turning out so poor among others. I'd have trouble making a top 5 at this point. But I do still have to find time for Trials Evo, Borderlands 2, and AC3 so there's still hope.

Thanks for another year of great coverage!
Commented on 2013-01-02 20:18:27
Sleeping Dogs was excellent, especially for the £10 I paid from cddiski :)
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Commented on 2013-01-02 21:08:39
Thank you for all the videos. You guys always have some of the best quality on the internet, which is something I always appreciated from you.
Commented on 2013-01-03 00:42:15
Really nice 2012 list,and lianne is very nice.
Commented on 2013-01-03 03:02:01 In reply to Grimbarian
Posted by Grimbarian
Sleeping Dogs was excellent, especially for the £10 I paid from cddiski :)
@ThatPrice you'd be cheeky to feel bad about it - even if it was bad ;)
Commented on 2013-01-03 09:30:55
Just dropping in to thank the Gamersyde Team for another job very well done!! I hope you can go on for much longer but also could understand, if you didn't. Maybe you should set up a link for voluntary donations to cover some of your costs/time. I'd drop you some coins for sure.

My personal Top 5: Fifa13, Trials Evolution, Hitman Absolution, SSX
Commented on 2013-01-03 15:00:05
Can not believe so many of you voted FC3.. only thing i enjoyed was thrashing the buggy over the first island :D that was ace.. everything else was just DULL!
Commented on 2013-01-03 17:45:45 In reply to ManThatYouFear
Posted by ManThatYouFear
Can not believe so many of you voted FC3.. only thing i enjoyed was thrashing the buggy over the first island :D that was ace.. everything else was just DULL!
yea I wasn't a huge fan of it ... but i probably blame the sour taste I had in my mouth from FC2 ... I just wasn't motivated - after I loaned the game from a bud, I brought it back the same day - he thought ... "dude, you're nuts" ... my response "no, you are" :D but to each his/her own
Commented on 2013-01-03 18:07:02 In reply to ManThatYouFear
Posted by ManThatYouFear
Can not believe so many of you voted FC3.. only thing i enjoyed was thrashing the buggy over the first island :D that was ace.. everything else was just DULL!
was the best FPS of 2012 imo. completely changed my views of the series. HATED FC2 beyond words, but FC3 was amazing.
Commented on 2013-01-03 22:24:19
Nice to see the love for Spec Ops, my 2nd favorite game.
Commented on 2013-01-05 22:34:22
Loved The Walking Dead and Path of Go.

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