Cheat Code Central's Best Top Ten Lists Of 2012
As the end of the year (and potentially the end of the world) approaches, many of us in the gaming industry are taking a look back at the year that was. We here at Cheat Code Central have provided several top ten lists over the course of 2012, and you readers seemed to like them well enough. Well, we’ve looked at the numbers, and here are our ten most read lists of the year.
Don’t blame us if you don’t agree with these choices; you’re the one who clicked on them, after all.
Game endings are important. Even though a majority of players will never experience a game’s final moments, it’s always nice to see a story we’ve invested a lot of time into come to a satisfying close. In this list, we look at perhaps the ten best endings of all time. We’ve even included videos so you can watch them for yourself and see if you want to challenge their awesomeness. But be warned, a minefield of spoilers awaits.
Some games are designed with the intent of making us wet our pants in terror. And part of designing a scary game world is populating that world with characters that terrify us. In this list, we compile the ten scariest characters we’ve come across in our long gaming careers.
In retrospect, it’s kind of interesting to note just how many of these characters are women. I guess it comes as no surprise that gamers’ greatest collective fear is the female.
That was a joke about gamers and their stereotypical inability to get girlfriends, in case you need it spelled out for you.
The truth is, most of us actually appreciate a good, ass-whooping female in our video games. In fact, there’s just something about strong female characters that makes them appealing in any medium. Well, here are ten women who could show most of us men a thing or two about kicking ass.
We here at Cheat Code Central believe strongly that good games should be celebrated. In fact, this is why we do our Cody Awards, where we hand out awards to the ultimate best that each year has to offer. But once in a while, it’s important to look at the real stinkers, the games we thought would be awesome but ended up letting us down. Here’s a list of ten such games.
With the absolute deluge of games that comes out every year, it’s inevitable that there will be fantastic games that get completely overlooked by a majority of gamers. In hopes that you will take a second look at some of the great titles you may have missed, we’ve compiled a list of the ten best games you’ve probably never played. Take a look; you might end up discovering your new favorite game.
And bonus points for anyone who has played more than half of these titles.
Video games are chock full of death, aren’t they? I mean, we’ve seen our favorite protagonists kick the bucket more times than we can count. In fact, here are ten characters that have been through so much that they’re only alive due to the video game miracle of extra lives.
There are several video game characters that we just can’t help but love. But then there are the characters that we’re pretty sure people only like in order to annoy the rest of us. And there’s no better way to take out our frustrations than to slap those characters on a mean-spirited Top Ten list. Here are ten video game characters we’re sick and tired of hearing good things about. So stop it already.
There’s just something intriguing about a bad girl. In celebration of this fact, we’ve concocted an evil little list of women that our gamer hearts have been pining over. Narrowing down this category to ten was an excruciatingly difficult task, and there are a few ladies who might have deserved a spot but were just barely inched out by someone else. It’s not too late to leave comments, though, if you adamantly disagree with our choices.
Some games simply don’t get the respect or praise they deserve. We tried to coax our readers into trying out some of 2012’s gems that we thought were worth a second look by putting together this list of underrated games.
Note: This list was published way back in July, so it doesn’t take most of the second half of 2012 into account. So before complaining about something we missed in the comments section, you might want to double-check the release date on it.
Some games are just plain awful. But even those are better than the games we’ve selected for this list. You see, these are the ones that are so terrible that they have no right to even exist. In fact, we’re pretty sure that at least half of these games were secretly made for the sole purpose of ending up on one of these “Worst Games Ever” lists. Well, congrats. Mission accomplished, I guess.
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Date: December 21, 2012
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