2012 is winding down, and if you�re anything like us, you have a stack of games you never quite got around to playing. It can be overwhelming to have so many options, so let us help get you started by sharing our favorite games of the year with you. No matter your taste, preferred platform or budget, there�s something here to enjoy � from shooters to RPGs to post-apocalyptic puppy sims. We�ll be running a new list every day, so make sure you read them all. (How else will you know if we got it right?)

As a special bonus this year, in teaming up with AMD we're giving away a FarCry 3 Edition PC, a Devil 13 Dual GPU, and a small cache of games divvied up between five lucky winners. Just check out the 5 Favorites posted each day this week, then on December 28th, once you've gotten to know us all a little better, apply that newfound knowledge to enter below for your chance to win. Been itching to build a new gaming rig and play the newest triple A title? This should handle pretty much anything you can throw at it.

Happy holidays, everyone!

- The Escapist Staff


How to Enter

  • You must be a registered member of The Escapist.
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  • Watch the Videos - All five videos will be available in their entirety on December 28th.
  • Take the Quiz - All quiz questions must be answered correctly in order to be eligible for a random prize drawing.

The Rules

  • You must be at least 18 years of age to enter and win.
  • You must be a resident of the United States, UK, Australia, or Canada, excluding residents of the Province of Québec.
  • No purchase necessary to enter and/or win. Void where prohibited.
  • Entries will be accepted between 09:00 EST on December 24, 2012 and 11:59 EST on January 3, 2012.
  • Beginning January 7th, winners will be drawn and notified via e-mail provided.

The contest has ended!

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