1. Super Mario Bros. U
Super Mario U may not show off the Wii U's new features all that much, but that doesn't stop it being one of the best games of this year. It doesn't deviate too much from the classic Mario formula and it may not be the seismic leap that Super Mario Galaxy was, but it's boasts crisp HD presentation and it bristles with some of the best level design we've seen in a while from this series.
Platform: Wii U | Link: Super Mario Bros. U | Price: £42.99
T3 picks 30 of the best games of 2012 to steal you way from your mundane lives for PS3, Xbox 360, PC, Wii U, 3DS and Vita owners
Skyrim, Arkham City, Modern Warfare 3, the best games of 2011 were always going to be a hard bunch to beat, but the big hitters kept on coming in 2012 and console owners were once again spoilt for choice come pay day. Looking back at the year in gaming, the T3 team has picked out 30 games from across the formats that we spent hours playing in 2012.