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Top Steam Releases of 2012

As decided by SteamDB rating algorithm

# Name Release Peak Positive Negative Rating
1. Dishonored Oct 11 19,938 67,769 1,721 95.87%
2. Hotline Miami Oct 23 6,878 75,084 2,021 95.78%
3. The Walking Dead Apr 24 12,114 56,713 1,739 95.30%
4. Dishonored RHCP Oct 11 4,604 12,072 259 95.09%
5. Castle Crashers Sep 26 16,013 90,456 3,504 94.80%
6. To the Moon Sep 7 615 61,018 2,252 94.77%
7. FTL: Faster Than Light Sep 14 19,301 62,927 2,735 94.21%
8. Batman: Arkham City GOTY Sep 7 6,871 46,355 1,977 94.12%
9. XCOM: Enemy Unknown Oct 9 70,568 47,544 2,802 92.73%
10. Botanicula May 7 428 4,924 224 92.16%
11. Defender's Quest: Valley of the Forgotten Oct 30 3,014 3,132 137 91.80%
12. Orcs Must Die! 2 Jul 30 16,119 16,882 1,136 91.41%
13. Spec Ops: The Line Jun 29 13,995 45,541 3,400 91.38%
14. Thomas Was Alone Nov 12 1,072 8,249 531 91.10%
15. Legend of Grimrock Apr 11 6,075 5,370 342 90.76%
16. Ys Origin May 31 1,162 2,620 158 90.24%
17. Rayman Origins Mar 29 870 2,993 191 90.12%
18. DARK SOULS™: Prepare To Die Edition Aug 24 11,259 70,104 6,593 90.00%
19. LEGO® Batman™ 2: DC Super Heroes Jun 22 523 3,993 277 90.00%
20. Thief 2 May 22 79 1,481 92 89.34%
21. Alan Wake Feb 16 6,652 33,818 3,383 89.18%
22. Ys: The Oath in Felghana Mar 19 438 1,445 94 89.07%
23. Blackwell Convergence Jan 13 102 455 18 88.97%
24. Age of Empires® III (2007) Jan 5 9,490 27,828 2,834 88.94%
25. Blackwell Deception Jan 13 152 460 20 88.69%
26. Crusader Kings II Feb 14 141,439 61,648 6,788 88.68%
27. Thief Gold May 22 260 2,810 238 88.42%
28. Tiny and Big: Grandpa's Leftovers Jun 19 2,311 3,693 329 88.38%
29. The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition Apr 17 12,884 68,043 8,006 88.13%
30. Indie Game: The Movie Jun 12 1,114 1,645 134 88.01%
31. Guns of Icarus Online Oct 29 107,883 13,210 1,433 87.97%
32. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Aug 21 1,308,963 5,894,303 781,828 87.95%
33. LEGO® The Lord of the Rings™ Nov 27 5,045 9,467 1,054 87.52%
34. Noitu Love 2 Devolution Apr 23 95 550 36 87.42%
35. Ticket to Ride May 24 2,164 4,041 423 87.30%
36. Serious Sam 2 Jan 31 786 9,262 1,058 87.29%
37. Blackwell Unbound Jan 13 109 535 36 87.23%
38. The Book of Unwritten Tales Jul 31 343 1,745 163 87.19%
39. Chaos on Deponia Nov 6 337 2,121 209 87.05%
40. Rocksmith Oct 16 1,406 1,161 109 86.60%
41. Sonic CD Jan 19 392 4,378 514 86.43%
42. Avernum: Escape From the Pit Apr 11 429 969 90 86.40%
43. eXceed 3rd - Jade Penetrate Black Package Aug 2 129 562 45 86.40%
44. Critter Crunch Sep 11 61 294 18 86.39%
45. Super Crate Box Aug 29 553 5,830 737 86.03%
46. Edna & Harvey: Harvey's New Eyes Oct 16 211 2,413 287 85.72%
47. Titan Attacks Feb 3 192 851 85 85.70%
48. Deponia Aug 6 1,257 9,425 1,295 85.60%
49. Toy Soldiers Apr 24 1,912 1,213 134 85.48%
50. Sonic Adventure™ 2 Nov 19 693 13,326 1,905 85.43%
51. Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack Aug 15 149 689 69 85.34%
52. Jet Set Radio Sep 19 2,065 5,955 833 85.08%
53. Stacking Mar 6 660 1,455 175 85.03%
54. The Blackwell Legacy Jan 13 348 1,167 136 85.00%
55. Luxor Evolved Mar 1 40 274 22 84.90%
56. Divine Divinity Jul 5 300 2,464 326 84.80%
57. Magical Diary: Horse Hall May 31 293 876 100 84.75%
58. Retro City Rampage™ DX Oct 9 1,035 2,031 272 84.48%
59. Call of Duty: Black Ops II Nov 13 18,277 33,861 5,534 84.47%
60. The Dream Machine May 11 864 1,722 228 84.39%
61. Rune Classic Jun 13 28 712 82 84.36%
62. Resonance Jul 25 149 429 44 84.33%
63. Worms Revolution Oct 10 7,770 6,728 1,024 84.31%
64. Dustforce Jan 17 570 1,902 262 84.14%
65. Stealth Bastard Deluxe Nov 28 270 932 117 84.06%
66. Gateways Sep 13 100 213 20 83.40%
67. Natural Selection 2 Oct 31 9,510 10,660 1,829 83.29%
68. Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 Jun 20 7,807 1,110 158 83.17%
69. Awesomenauts Aug 1 12,156 22,387 4,034 83.11%
70. Warlock - Master of the Arcane May 8 3,490 2,094 327 83.00%
71. Intrusion 2 Sep 11 317 1,358 204 82.90%
72. Gotham City Impostors: Free To Play Aug 30 7,249 10,028 1,789 82.79%
73. Binary Domain Apr 27 1,077 5,781 999 82.79%
74. Hell Yeah! Oct 3 3,204 3,023 507 82.59%
75. Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet Apr 17 408 671 95 82.51%
76. Realm of the Mad God Exalt Feb 20 10,051 35,484 6,849 82.45%
77. Half Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax Ultimate Boy Sep 27 993 1,226 193 82.30%
78. Lone Survivor: The Director's Cut Apr 23 544 1,084 179 81.65%
79. Adventures of Shuggy Jun 13 443 1,015 167 81.61%
80. NiGHTS into Dreams... Dec 17 149 1,258 216 81.42%
81. Dwarfs F2P Oct 18 1,050 1,401 244 81.38%
82. Divinity II: Developer's Cut Oct 29 1,237 3,323 627 81.31%
83. Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Oct 16 25,145 54,689 11,657 81.28%
84. Sherlock Holmes and The Hound of The Baskervilles Apr 23 90 461 71 81.12%
85. McPixel Sep 25 2,311 3,138 606 80.97%
86. Fortune Summoners: Secret of the Elemental Stone Jan 24 425 686 114 80.97%
87. Quantum Conundrum Jun 21 2,941 1,601 295 80.89%
88. Fairy Bloom Freesia Oct 17 174 912 160 80.78%
89. PlanetSide 2 Nov 20 29,676 55,365 12,307 80.70%
90. FLY'N Nov 9 107 416 66 80.66%
91. They Bleed Pixels Aug 29 570 2,059 400 80.52%
92. Symphony Aug 6 833 1,217 227 80.44%
93. Iron Brigade Aug 13 702 824 149 80.32%
94. Zombie Driver HD Oct 17 1,003 2,873 593 80.06%
95. Dynamite Jack May 10 80 363 60 80.02%
96. Great Big War Game Aug 28 232 51 4 80.01%
97. Avernum 6 May 11 24 57 5 79.89%
98. Nancy Drew: Tomb of the Lost Queen May 16 30 82 9 79.83%
99. Cherry Tree High Comedy Club Nov 8 276 490 87 79.77%
100. Penny Arcade's On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3 Jun 25 1,084 474 84 79.74%
101. The Lord of the Rings Online™ Jun 6 3,965 13,304 3,047 79.67%
102. Lucius Oct 26 1,509 7,613 1,799 78.92%
103. Yesterday Mar 22 83 713 144 78.85%
104. eXceed 2nd - Vampire REX Aug 2 145 216 37 78.70%
105. Nethergate: Resurrection Oct 5 46 78 10 78.63%
106. Din's Curse Aug 22 129 184 31 78.53%
107. ENDLESS™ Space - Definitive Edition Jul 4 31,089 7,224 1,767 78.39%
108. Tribes: Ascend Jun 27 7,444 6,826 1,673 78.33%
109. Insane 2 Jan 24 22 451 92 78.09%
110. Nancy Drew: The Deadly Device Oct 23 22 40 4 77.90%
111. iBomber Defense Pacific Mar 1 352 469 98 77.87%
112. Sine Mora Nov 9 259 758 169 77.71%
113. Offspring Fling! May 11 1,889 471 101 77.56%
114. Blood Bowl: Chaos Edition Oct 11 1,945 1,344 319 77.51%
115. Alien Shooter 2 Conscription May 18 1,249 376 80 77.32%
116. Lunar Flight Apr 10 1,015 522 116 77.27%
117. Deadlight Oct 25 1,678 9,639 2,567 77.26%
118. Star Trek Online Jan 31 7,910 13,320 3,596 77.21%
119. Pickers Feb 23 21 164 31 77.14%
120. Tiny Troopers Aug 24 105 926 221 77.05%
121. Bang Bang Racing Jun 8 26 446 100 76.94%
122. Blades of Time Apr 21 247 1,734 437 76.91%
123. Emergency 2013 Nov 9 108 12 0 76.90%
124. EverQuest Free-to-Play Dec 13 984 1,379 343 76.89%
125. Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken Oct 15 369 2,425 636 76.61%
126. Snuggle Truck Feb 3 181 372 85 76.44%
127. The Testament of Sherlock Holmes Sep 20 655 2,374 634 76.33%
128. MacGuffin's Curse Apr 19 339 101 19 76.10%
129. English Country Tune Aug 9 165 315 73 76.01%
130. PixelJunk Eden Feb 2 1,221 599 149 75.98%
131. Unity of Command Oct 17 358 692 175 75.93%
132. Choplifter HD Jan 11 48 220 49 75.89%
133. Wargame: European Escalation Feb 23 3,588 2,345 660 75.52%
134. Avernum 4 May 11 37 79 15 75.40%
135. Kung Fu Strike: The Warrior's Rise Jul 24 267 849 230 75.18%
136. Primal Carnage Oct 29 2,631 4,492 1,351 74.90%
137. Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Oct 22 494 1,376 392 74.90%
138. Scoregasm Feb 8 11 115 25 74.90%
139. Conquest of Elysium 3 Oct 24 235 251 62 74.84%
140. Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP Apr 16 731 1,922 564 74.72%
141. Blacklight: Retribution Jul 2 12,131 12,443 3,999 74.30%
142. Rotastic Oct 11 11 32 5 74.28%
143. Pineapple Smash Crew Feb 2 19 97 22 74.06%
144. Containment: The Zombie Puzzler Mar 2 90 216 56 73.98%
145. PROTOTYPE 2 Jul 24 4,070 9,635 3,164 73.81%
146. Dogfight 1942 Sep 21 134 693 208 73.44%
147. Evochron Mercenary Jan 16 774 327 93 73.34%
148. 1000 Amps Feb 22 20 253 71 73.16%
149. SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 4 Episode II May 15 47 1,189 376 73.14%
150. Really Big Sky Feb 24 5,784 1,432 460 73.04%
151. Unstoppable Gorg Jan 19 188 214 60 72.92%
152. Assassin's Creed® III Nov 20 15,007 10,350 3,591 72.87%
153. Mabinogi Dec 6 1,229 2,566 856 72.83%
154. Galaxy on Fire 2™ Full HD Aug 21 605 1,416 461 72.81%
155. Ether Vapor Remaster Sep 27 119 211 63 72.03%
156. Avernum 5 May 11 12 25 5 71.48%
157. Port Royale 3 May 4 614 928 332 70.89%
158. Dragon Nest Dec 18 1,786 1,628 600 70.80%
159. Of Orcs And Men Oct 11 488 1,230 449 70.77%
160. Tower Wars Aug 14 1,956 1,242 461 70.49%
161. Dead Hungry Diner May 16 125 99 32 69.69%
162. C9 Sep 13 2,866 977 380 69.49%
163. Game of Thrones Jun 7 961 1,570 627 69.34%
164. Alan Wake's American Nightmare May 22 738 4,805 1,983 69.33%
165. BIT.TRIP VOID Dec 19 29 66 21 69.14%
166. Puddle Nov 9 125 337 127 69.07%
167. Jagged Alliance - Back in Action Feb 9 5,553 1,064 426 69.04%
168. MapleStory Aug 9 7,298 6,794 2,897 68.84%
169. Dungeons & Dragons Online® Jun 25 2,854 3,981 1,680 68.82%
170. Vindictus Jun 22 4,124 5,049 2,194 68.35%
171. Luxor Amun Rising HD Sep 3 18 41 13 68.17%
172. Cubemen Mar 16 627 354 147 67.48%
173. AZMD! Scorepocalypse Apr 18 11 55 20 67.00%
174. Men of War: Condemned Heroes Apr 12 65 359 158 66.48%
175. ROSE Online Oct 23 382 310 136 66.40%
176. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Future Soldier Jun 26 2,667 3,084 1,490 66.05%
177. Crazy Machines Elements Feb 10 14 25 9 65.46%
178. I Am Alive Sep 6 1,228 1,646 809 65.42%
179. Spirits Sep 4 238 165 74 65.38%
180. The Political Machine Jul 31 514 201 92 65.24%
181. Home Aug 31 356 1,127 554 65.22%
182. New Star Soccer 5 Sep 27 125 344 165 64.89%
183. Storm in a Teacup Jan 18 8 98 44 64.75%
184. Stronghold Kingdoms Feb 28 8,616 5,648 3,084 63.73%
185. Colour Bind Sep 24 21 24 10 63.53%
186. Secret Files 3 Sep 13 73 89 43 63.43%
187. Aerofly FS 1 Flight Simulator Oct 17 34 110 54 63.40%
188. Mutant Storm Reloaded Mar 21 7 33 15 62.94%
189. GTR - FIA GT Racing Game Sep 25 40 68 36 61.59%
190. Fieldrunners May 24 144 181 102 61.41%
191. Hamlet or the last game without MMORPG features, shaders and product placement Oct 22 10,714 316 182 61.38%
192. Foreign Legion: Multi Massacre Jul 9 66 193 115 60.41%
193. Myst V Mar 16 29 122 73 60.00%
194. Crusader Kings Complete Feb 14 58 130 79 59.76%
195. Jagged Alliance: Crossfire Aug 24 456 168 104 59.59%
196. Inversion™ Jul 26 87 358 229 59.38%
197. Call of Duty: Black Ops - OSX Sep 27 72 180 116 58.86%
198. Iron Front : Liberation 1944 May 25 485 496 329 58.78%
199. SpellForce 2 - Faith in Destiny Jun 19 612 186 121 58.70%
200. Ridge Racer™ Unbounded Mar 29 336 796 541 58.44%
201. Fallen Earth Classic Feb 23 2,186 4,329 3,049 58.08%
202. A Valley Without Wind Apr 24 537 284 201 57.23%
203. MDK 2 HD Jul 30 9 77 53 57.10%
204. Fowl Space Mar 21 8 106 74 57.03%
205. BIT.TRIP CORE Oct 2 30 81 57 56.73%
206. Test Drive®: Ferrari Racing Legends Dec 10 86 168 122 56.49%
207. Nexuiz May 10 1,139 176 130 56.18%
208. Revelations 2012 Apr 23 19 213 164 55.41%
209. Krater Jun 12 763 474 373 55.18%
210. Street Fighter X Tekken May 11 1,302 1,231 999 54.69%
211. King Arthur II - The Role-playing Wargame Jan 28 571 247 208 53.61%
212. Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City May 18 1,056 2,056 1,770 53.43%
213. Roller Coaster Rampage Jun 19 28 62 52 53.33%
214. Oil Rush Jan 25 280 230 202 52.72%
215. Beyond Divinity Oct 29 39 288 259 52.25%
216. Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers Sep 21 199 263 237 52.20%
217. Shad'O Sep 4 186 55 51 51.42%
218. Gratuitous Tank Battles May 17 170 51 49 50.75%
219. Hack, Slash, Loot Apr 5 546 363 351 50.72%
220. SOL: Exodus Jan 25 28 54 52 50.71%
221. Party of Sin Dec 13 402 99 97 50.41%
222. RAW - Realms of Ancient War Oct 11 418 358 374 49.06%
223. Babel Rising Aug 7 83 51 54 48.92%
224. Viking: Battle for Asgard Oct 17 790 1,042 1,118 48.42%
225. Galactic Civilizations I: Ultimate Edition Aug 14 191 114 127 47.82%
226. Carrier Command: Gaea Mission Sep 27 1,259 483 560 46.76%
227. eXceed - Gun Bullet Children Aug 2 149 215 252 46.66%
228. Farming Simulator 2013 - Modding Tutorials Nov 8 21 21 29 44.45%
229. Space Ark Mar 16 5 6 9 44.34%
230. SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 4 Episode I Jan 19 102 1,074 1,477 42.85%
231. 3SwitcheD Mar 29 9,486 244 349 42.44%
232. Miner Wars Arena Aug 28 4 11 20 40.60%
233. Stellar Impact Apr 12 669 215 349 39.88%
234. Postal 3 Feb 17 49 1,096 1,779 39.20%
235. Defenders of Ardania Mar 14 19 38 75 37.56%
236. Miner Wars 2081 Nov 28 291 125 234 37.40%
237. Starpoint Gemini Feb 15 150 45 92 36.74%
238. Garshasp: Temple of the Dragon Sep 24 11 42 89 36.19%
239. Jane's Advanced Strike Fighters Mar 9 53 120 241 36.09%
240. Arena Wars 2 Oct 12 68 129 264 35.67%
241. Tryst Sep 14 65 14 39 33.51%
242. Deep Black : Reloaded Apr 17 11 62 155 32.81%
243. Dungeonbowl Knockout Edition Jul 2 119 19 54 32.59%
244. Confrontation Apr 5 157 88 250 30.18%
245. Fray Jun 19 17 1 49 16.70%
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