If it weren't for my self-enforced rule of not including remakes/rereleases, Persona 4 Golden would have taken 2012 very easily. But there are rules, and I follow them...like when you chop your arm off in the opening minutes of Cat Lady - that's like a rule. The limb must be removed for the opening credits to roll...kind of like how the severed arm likely rolled. Anyway, like the top runner-up for the year, the Walking Dead, the Cat Lady is an excellent adventure game with gore. What gives Cat Lady the nod, however, is the unique art style, interesting characters, and the fact that I wanted to put a dang PC-exclusive game somewhere on this list, gosh darn it...and it's ironic that I picked a game that isn't exactly "PC" to represent PC games, isn't it? This game stands for yet a 3rd PC, as well - pretty cool. See what I did there?
The Walking Dead: Season One
Animal Crossing: New Leaf