2012 was a great year for gaming. Many of the best-selling games of the year provided plenty of high-octane experiences and unforgettable moments.

This year saw the release of blockbusters such as Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Halo 4, Fay Cry 3, and Mass Effect 3, while it also gave birth to quirky gems such as Journey, Fez, and FTL: Faster Than Light.

Check back with us soon for GamesBeat’s picks for the best games of the year. But in the meantime, check out the video above for a two-minute retrospective on some of the biggest gaming moments of 2012.

YouTube user Malcolm Klock, who put the video together, describes it as such:

2012 has been another amazing year for gaming, with blockbuster AAA titles and innovative indie games galore. Developers this year tested the boundaries of the medium. This is a salute to their work and all the terrific interactive experiences we had in 2012.

These are by no means the only great games from 2012, but they are great. Your favorite game isn’t missing because I don’t think it’s great, more likely it just didn’t edit together well with the rest or had to go to keep it under 2 minutes. I also tried to give some screen time to overachieving indies that deserve the attention, rather than trying to cram in every major release.