Christmas 2012
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Back in December 2012, the video gaming landscape was still dominated by the Wii, PS3 and Xbox 360. Nintendo's Wii U had just launched, and few could have predicted at that moment in time what a commercial flop it would be, especially after the Wii had been such a success.

In the world of handhelds, the Nintendo 3DS and PS Vita had been on the market for a year, and both were experiencing their own unique struggles when it came to capturing an audience.

With that little bit of scene-setting, we'd like to know what game (or games – you can pick up to three answers) you were playing during Christmas 2012. We've selected what we feel were the biggest releases of the year below, so be sure to cast your vote – and let us know if we've missed a game that you happened to find under your tree on Christmas Day.

What was your favourite game of Christmas 2012? (459 votes)

  1. Borderlands 2 (Win, 360, PS3)4%
  2. Dishonored (Win, 360, PS3)5%
  3. Far Cry 3 (Win, 360, PS3)4%
  4. Halo 4 (360)5%
  5. XCOM: Enemy Unknown (Win, 360, PS3)3%
  6. Assassin's Creed III (Win, 360, PS3)3%
  7. Diablo III (Win, 360, PS3)5%
  8. Persona 4 Golden (PS Vita)7%
  9. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (Win, 360, PS3)  0.9%
  10. Hitman: Absolution (Win, 360, PS3)  0.2%
  11. Sleeping Dogs (Win, 360, PS3)5%
  12. Darksiders II (Win, 360, PS3, Wii U)2%
  13. Resident Evil 6 (Win, 360, PS3)2%
  14. Need for Speed: Most Wanted (Win, 360, PS3)2%
  15. NBA 2K13 (Win, PS3, 360, Wii, PSP, Wii U)  0%
  16. FIFA 13 (Win, 360, PS3, Wii, 3DS, Wii U, PSP, PS Vita)  0.9%
  17. Mark of the Ninja (Win, 360)1%
  18. The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series (Win, PS3, 360)4%
  19. Fire Emblem Awakening (3DS)13%
  20. Mass Effect 3 (Win, 360, PS3, Wii U)8%
  21. Skylanders: Giants (3DS, PS3, 360, Wii, Wii U)  0.7%
  22. Forza Horizon (360)3%
  23. Medal of Honor: Warfighter (Win, PS3, 360)  0.2%
  24. Assassin's Creed III: Liberation (PS Vita)  0.4%
  25. LEGO The Lord of the Rings: The Video Game (PS Vita, 3DS, DS, PS3, 360, Win, Wii)  0.9%
  26. WWE '13 (PS3, 360, Wii)  0%
  27. Paper Mario: Sticker Star (3DS)3%
  28. Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified (PS Vita)  0%
  29. F1 Race Stars (Win, 360, PS3)  0%
  30. Lego The Lord of the Rings: The Video Game (Win, PS3, X360, Wii)2%
  31. Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition (Wii U)2%
  32. Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (PS3, X360, Wii, Wii U)  0%
  33. Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion (3DS)  0%
  34. ZombiU (Wii U)5%
  35. Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (Wii U)2%
  36. New Super Mario Bros. U (Wii U)9%