Who would have thought that growing tomatoes, pumpkins and artichokes could be as addictive but that was the power of social gaming. Now as the platform matures, there have been more engaging games that have emerged on the scene. We present you a list of top 10 games that were launched on Facebook in 2012. The rankings are based on user ratings and engagement with the games. It's the same methodology that Facebook uses to rank apps in its App Center.
SongPop (by FreshPlanet, on Facebook.com, iOS and Android) - Test your knowledge of songs and boast it amongst friends. SongPop is all about listening to song clips and recognising the same. The game gives you an option to choose the genre of songs that you would like to play with. However, for now Bollywood songs is not one of the options.
Dragon City (by Social Point, on Facebook.com) - Dragon City is a game where you breed your own dragons in a magical islands. You can also combat against your friends in a Stadium and find out who has the strongest team of dragons! So if you want to pet a dragon, you know where you should be heading to.
Bike Race (by Top Free Games, on iOS) - The simple bike race game continues to be popular in the virtual world. The objective is pretty straight forward, Drive your bike through tracks with jumps and loops.
Subway Surfers (by Kiloo, on iOS and Android) - Subway Surfers involves helping Jake escape from the grumpy Inspector! So all you need to is run as fast as you can and lookout for the oncoming trains to make sure you don't hit by them.
Angry Birds Friends (by Rovio, on Facebook.com) - Angry Birds have been a runaway success on all platforms and Facebook is no exception. The objective remains the same, which is to take revenge from the greedy pigs who stole eggs of the birds. However, here you can have your friends to join you in the action.
FarmVille 2 (by Zynga, on Facebook.com) - Being a farmer is still glamorous on the social network. The task at hand is to grow and harvest crops, raise animals, and craft treats on your very own lifelike 3D farm. You can also take some help from your friends to manage all this.
Scramble with Friends (by Zynga, on iOS) - The popular word game now let's you play even in the virtual world.
Clash of Clans (by Supercell, on iOS) - 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 (by Playdom, on Facebook.com) - If you always wanted to partner with your Marvel character and help them in rescuing the Earth, this is the game for you! A mysterious force has landed on Earth. Team up with the Avengers, Spider-Man, the X-Men, and S.H.I.E.L.D. to harness the potential of this new power before Dr. Doom, Loki, and the world's most powerful villains beat you to it.
Draw Something (by Zynga, on iOS and Android) - This is an addictive social drawing game! Select a word to draw for friends, then watch them try to guess and make hilarious drawings for you.