[[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/article/255923/the_top_10_games_of_2012_so_far.html|By Jared Newman, PC World]]
Mass Effect 3
Controversial endings aside, Mass Effect 3 is the epic finale that the series deserved. Players' decisions from previous games pay off throughout, as favorite characters pop in for cameos--provided that they survived earlier battles. Gunplay feels tighter than ever, and galactic resource harvesting is breezier. What more could you want? Actually, don't answer that.