Over the last few weeks, I've been making cinemagraphs celebrating just a handful of some of the most visually striking games. These were games that were either creatively or technically breathtaking, that really showed off what you're able to do with the medium.

Here are some of the most gorgeous games 2012 has had to offer:

Halo 4

The Unfinished Swan

Papo & Yo

Guild Wars 2

Assassin's Creed III

Far Cry 3

Need for Speed: Most Wanted

Journey