Ah, the end of the year... That time when we can all reflect on the horrendous errors of judgement we've made since the last time we promised to never drink again. A time for the wearing of jumpers, the watching of classic movies such as Weekend At Bernie's 2 and the consumption of lard sandwiches...
And it's in this hinterland between Christmas revelry and starting back to work/college/school/jail properly that we can also look back on the best games of the year.
That's what the punters at online retailer Green Man Gaming have been doing too. And they've come up with their own top ten list of 2012 which features death, dishonour and plenty of animal slaughter. Afterall, the festive season is a chance for us to slay creatures and feast on their splayed, charred carcasses with family and friends. Happy holidays!
GMG community's games of the year
10. Max Payne 3 (opens in new tab)
9. Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Edition (opens in new tab)
8. Assassin's Creed III (opens in new tab) *
7. Hitman: Absolution (opens in new tab)
6. Guild Wars 2 (opens in new tab)
5. XCOM: Enemy Unknown (opens in new tab)
4. Dishonored (opens in new tab)
3. Far Cry 3 (opens in new tab) *
2. The Walking Dead
1. Borderlands 2 (opens in new tab)
* Only available from GMG in EU.
In association with Green Man Gaming. Read GMG blogger in residence James' take on all this gaming goodness in his GMG GOTY post (opens in new tab) .