In the social games world this year we saw the emergence of new categories of games. It was the most diverse and global year for social games to date - for those on Facebook.com, as well as games built with Facebook for iPhone, iPad and Android. Based on games that launched in 2012 and received the highest star ratings from players and engagement levels over the course of the year, here is a list of the top 10 Facebook games of 2012.
SongPop (FreshPlanet) - The music trivia game SongPop was the crowd favourite this year.
Dragon City (Social Point) - The social mobile game Dragon City came in at second. It is a new game where you breed your own dragons and create a fantastic world of magical islands. You can also combat against your friends with you team of dragons. Join the fairytale fun and hatch a dragon egg.
Bike Race (Top Free games) - Drive through amazing jumps and loops as fast as you can to beat your Facebook friends in this fast-paced physics-based racing game.
Subway Surfers (Kiloo) - Presented by Kiloo Games and Sybo Games, Dash as fast as you can, and Dodge the oncoming trains.d
Angry Birds Friends (Rovio) - Dish out revenge on the greedy pigs who stole your eggs. Use the unique abilities of each bird to destroy the pigs' defenses. Angry Birds features challenging physics-based gameplay, intense score-based competition and hours of replay value.
FarmVille 2 (Zynga) - It differs from the original FarmVille in a number of ways, and graphics are more animated. On June 26, 2012, FarmVille 2 was unveiled.
Scramble with Friends (Zynga) - It is a fun game of finding words in a jumbled grid.
Clash of Clans (Supercell) - Clash of Clans is an epic combat strategy game. Build your village into a mighty fortress that other players can only dream of conquering. Raise an army of Barbarians, War Wizards, Dragons and other mighty fighters. Crush the Goblin Horde and any player who stands against you.
Marvel: Avengers Alliance (Playdom) - As an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., your job is to assemble and lead a team of heroes to keep New York City safe from an unknown threat.
Draw Something (Zynga) - Play the addictive social drawing game. Select a word to draw for friends, then watch them try to guess and make hilarious drawings for you. You can also turn simple doodles into rich masterpieces with colour packs.