The Xbox 360 suffered a lackluster year in 2011. Its console counterpart, the PlayStation 3, delivered over 20 exclusives, most of which were blockbusters including Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception and Resistance 3 to name but a few. 2012, however, is looking bright for Microsoft’s platform. VOICEABLE has compiled a list of the top 10 best Xbox 360 games of 2012.

10. BattleBlock Theater:

After the massive success that was Castle Crashers, another sure-to-be memorable multiplayer title from The Behemoth is BattleBlock Theater, which will deliver:

  • Co-operative feature
  • Platformer
  • 16 player online mode

9. Hybrid:

With an extremely intriguing and indeed promising premise, Hybrid is a third-person shooter that will see a release on Xbox Live Arcade. Features entail:

  • Uses Valve’s Source engine
  • 5th Cell are developer
  • Multiplayer mode

8. Ryse:

Originally entitled as its code name Codename Kingdoms, the game is anticipated due to the developer at the helm: Crytek. Features for the Kinect-based game include:

  • Developed by Crysis creator
  • Based on Roman warrior
  • Single-player mode

7. Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor:

Primarily an action title with the interaction of vehicles, From Software’s Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor will deliver some of the following features:

  • From Software as developer
  • Single-player
  • Vehicle simulation

6. Alan Wake’s American Nightmare:

Alan Wake’s American Nightmare continues the Alan Wake franchise, but this time it isn’t via a retail form; rather, Xbox Live will see its launch. Features for the Remedy game include:

  • Arcade mode
  • Alan returns in new story
  • Admirable visual attributes

5. Minecraft:

Minecraft has changed the face of PC gaming for the better; the sandbox title has made millions for its developers and it continues to go from strength to strength. The Xbox 360 version will include:

  • Sandbox
  • Multiplayer mode
  • Various tools

4. Fable: The Journey:

Utilizing Kinect in its full capacity, Fable: The Journey is the fourth installment in the series and is a Kinect-only title. Features entail:

  • Unreal Engine 3
  • Lionhead Studios development
  • Action-adventure

3. Kinect Star Wars:

Upon the Kinect’s full unveil, Kinect Star Wars was the game showcased to display the peripheral’s abilities. Features for the LucasArts title include:

  • Motion sensor based
  • Star Wars characters
  • Admirable visuals

2. Halo 4:

A new trilogy will be capped off in Microsoft’s Halo franchise via the release of Halo 4; presumably leading into the next console generation. Features include:

  • Online multiplayer mode
  • New storyline
  • 343 Industries

1. The Witcher 2: Assassin’s of Kings:

The Witcher 2: Assassin’s of Kings is one of the finest action role-playing games currently available on the PC platform. It’ll make a transition to the Xbox 360 and deliver:

  • CD Projekt RED
  • RED engine
  • Action RPG