Video Games Released in 2012

Last Updated on: August 23rd, 2021

Video Games Released in 20122012 in Review:

In 2012, the video game industry experienced several significant events, including:

  1. The launch of the Wii U: Nintendo released the Wii U, a console that featured a tablet-like controller with a touchscreen.
  2. The release of Halo 4: Developed by 343 Industries, Halo 4 was released in 2012 for the Xbox 360 and marked the beginning of a new trilogy in the Halo franchise.
  3. The rise of Kickstarter-funded games: Kickstarter-funded games began to gain popularity in 2012, with projects like Double Fine Adventure and Wasteland 2 raising millions of dollars from backers.
  4. The closure of several high-profile studios: Unfortunately, 2012 also saw the closure of several notable studios, including 38 Studios, the developer behind Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning.
  5. The growth of free-to-play games: Free-to-play games continued to gain popularity in 2012, with games like League of Legends and Dota 2 attracting millions of players.

Overall, 2012 was a year of mixed fortunes for the video game industry, with the launch of new hardware and influential games, the rise of crowdfunding and free-to-play games, and the closure of several notable studios.

Video Games Released in 2012:

Here is our enormous collection of video games released in 2012 and detailed information on each. As always, new games are added to this collection regularly.

Click on a game listing to find out much more about it.