I don't update this blog daily, so I "only" reviewed about 60 games this year. Among them, I tried to pick just ten which I enjoyed playing the most. I had to leave some out; that's the nature of these things.
This is a very subjective list, so your mileage will vary. Let's get started.
NB: some of these games were actually released at the end of 2012, but I reviewed them this year.
What makes this physics puzzler stand apart from the crowd is the art style. It looks like a physics textbook. The puzzles aren't very hard and they tend to seem similar to each other, but it's a pleasing experience nevertheless.
#5: Cross Blocksstrategy guide too.
#4: Sky Scramble
If that weren't enough, the background images are just gorgeous.
Disclosure: I am honored to consider one of the authors of this game, Roberto Canogar, a friend of mine. He was an invaluable beta tester and motivator for my latest game Zen Garden Puzzle.
#3: Pudding Monsters
#2: Help Me Fly
#1: Puzzle Retreat
Well, that was it for this year. Don't agree with my list? Feel free to express your opinion in the comments!
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