Digital Spy marches on with its annual Game of the Year coverage, with five more entries in its top 20 countdown.
Continuing from number 10, the list includes the fastest-selling release of 2012, two acclaimed downloadable titles and the latest Assassin's Creed game.
It will finish tomorrow (Thursday, December 20) with entries 5-1, revealing the coveted top spot and our game of the year.
In the meantime, you can vote for your favourite games of the year in our site-wide poll and tell us what your favourite games of 2012 were in the comments below.
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10. Spec Ops: The Line
Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC
Our Verdict: "Spec Ops: The Line lacks innovation or polish in its gameplay, but makes up for it with a story that genuinely has impact and meaning. Whilst the ending is a bit limp, the overall narrative raises serious questions about the duty of a soldier, and how far that goes. Whilst the multiplayer does not quite hit the same heights, this is still a shooter that stands on its own and is not afraid to show the ugly side of the Call of Duty dream." - [AL]
9. Black Ops 2
Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Wii U
Our Verdict: "Not everything new that Black Ops 2 introduces is a success, but what works - from the branching narrative to more flexible multiplayer customisation - makes it the most unique Call of Duty yet. It's a pleasure to see a franchise that's often derided for being linear and stuck in its ways attempt to evolve and change, suggesting that Call of Duty's lofty place at the top isn't being taken for granted." - [MR]
Platforms: Xbox Live Arcade
Our Verdict: "In the documentary Indie Game: The Movie, Fez developer Phil Fish recalls receiving Super Mario Bros, The Legend of Zelda and Tetris on the NES for Christmas, and credits that trio of games as his motivation to create his own.
"Fez is the culmination of that inspiration, blending platforming, exploration and puzzles together in a world that will entrance you with child-like wonder. Fez is ultimately a game about games much in the same way Hugo is a film about films. Fez can be very demanding to get the most out of it, but without ever actually asking anything of you. Do not play Fez to beat it, but play to explore and get lost in its puzzles and pixellated world." - [SN]
Our Verdict: "The fact that Journey has so effectively condensed the experience into a two-hour interactive poem is an astonishing achievement. It is the evolution of Jason Rohrer's art game Passage, bringing an unmatched humanity to the experience through its multiplayer.
"It is the urge to share that experience with others, the pull to seek out and socialise, that will draw players back to Journey a second, third, fifth and eighth time. Journey may not appeal to every player's tastes, but it is one of the finest examples of the art form that everyone should experience." - [SN]
6. Assassin's Creed 3
Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Wii U
Our Verdict: "With a campaign offering anything up to 70 hours worth of gameplay, not to mention a comprehensive multiplayer mode, Assassin's Creed 3 is one of the most complete action-adventure games we've ever played. Connor is a wonderful character and the perfect centerpiece for a riveting story that spans hundreds of years when you factor Desmond into the equation.
"Throw in some beautiful locations, stunning visuals and an intuitive combo system - not to mention the enormously enjoyable naval warfare missions - and Assassin's Creed 3 lives up to its billing as a truly revolutionary release." - [LM]
Join us tomorrow (Thursday, December 20) for entries 5-1, revealing the coveted top spot and our game of the year.