The top 11 games of 2012
by CNET News.com | December 13, 2012, 3:00pm PST | Image 3 of 11
Darksiders II represents exactly what a proper sequel should be. While most follow-up games usually incorporate a lot more of the same, the team at Vigil Games upped the ante by introducing fleshed out RPG elements and inventory management mechanics. What resulted was a masterfully balanced action-adventure game that offered an ultra-satisfying combat system, rewarding exploration and creative puzzle-solving.