With Wii U being released before the end of the year and big 3DS games such as New Super Mario Bros 2, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon and Paper Mario: Sticker Star on the way, you could argue that the best games of 2012 are still to come. That said, from Kid Icarus Uprising to Beat The Beat: Rhythm Paradise, there have been some amazing games released during the first six months of the year. Here are ONM's favourites so far.
10. Heroes Of Ruin (3DS)
There's nothing else quite like Heroes Of Ruin on 3DS. A huge online co-op hack n slasher, you've got to admire its ambition even if it looks a bit rough around the edges.
You choose from one of four character classes before customising your warrior and joining your fellow fighters for a series of quests which have you taking out enemies, looting and bumping up that XP.
The characters which include the brilliantly named Vindicator, a beast appropriately called Savage, the Gunslinger (nuff said) and the magic Alchitect are all fun to play with and you'll working together to slay the enemy when playing online with friends.
Cool, enjoyable and addictive, Heroes Of Ruin is a treat if you can put up with the dodgy presentation.
Read our Heroes Of Ruin review for more.