10 Most Anticipated Games of 2012
While we are on the subject of gaming, we thought we will come up with the most anticipated games in the current year. I am sure there are a lot of gaming fans out there and you will not be disappointed with this list. 2012 will probably be one of the hottest years for gaming considering the fact that many awesome titles will be released as you might already know if you saw the E3 conference. If not already, get your computer systems and consoles up to speed because this year will be amazing. Play hard!
10. FAR CRY 3
This was probably the best announcement made by Ubisoft over at the E3 press conference this year. They revealed the next chapter in the Far Cry series. Far Cry 3 is all about rich and green jungle environments. I remember watching the gameplay and having my mind blown. The characters have a lot of personality. The game is all set to release on the 4th September this year. Far Cry 3 is an open world first-person shooter game. All you have to do is escape from the island. Enjoy!
9. MAX PAYNE 3
Folks you remember the Max Payne series. It has been a really long time since the second part was released. It failed to disappoint me. The third installment has already been released for consoles and PCs. It follows the tradition with the third-person view. The franchise in notable for bullet-time and that is also included in the latest installment. The game shipped around 3 million units during the first week of its release; I’d say that is pretty impressive.
8. TWISTED METAL
This game is all set to provide a lot of fun to the gamers. It is a classic car combat series. It started a long time ago on the PlayStation and now for the PS3, it is back and is better than ever. The game features many unique multiplayer modes that should keep you interested for a long time to come. The latest release of this game happened during February in 2012. The game allows the usage of ballistic projectiles, machine guns, mines and other weapons. You get to choose the vehicle and the arena to blast things around.
If you consider the awesome track record of the developers behind this game, it is reason enough to start saving up for it. The release date for the game is still to be announced. It is basically a four-player cooperative action video game. The four agents are known as Overstrike 9. They use neat gadgets and teamwork to infiltrate the enemy strongholds and mess their life up. Dalton Brooks is equipped with an energy shield, Naya Deveraux is equipped with a cloaking device, Isabelle Sinclair has a mass bubble gun and Jacob Kimble has an electric crossbow.
6. FINAL FANTASTY XIII-2
I understand that most of you have been disappointed by the latest releases of Final Fantasy. The direction the game took was just not satisfactory enough. It is a role-playing game published by Square Enix and is a direct sequel to the game released back in 2010. The game did a lot better than the previous installment and sold around 1.1 million copies worldwide during the first week of sales. I decided to give it this spot, but I figure most of you will not agree with me here.
5. METAL GEAR SOLID: RISING
The game is all set to be released during the late 2012 or even the early 2013. I am placing my bets on a 2012 release. It is an action video game and is being developed by Platinum Games. You assume the control of a ninja called Raiden. The game focuses on swordfighting and cutting and it is real graphic. You can also engage yourself in a third-person melee combat. You can precisely slash at objects and enemies. The interesting bit is that you can cut absolutely anything in this game including vehicles; should be fun, I can’t wait.
4. HALO 4
Officially announced in 2011, the game will be developed by the 343 industries and follows a typical first-person shooter style gaming. It is all set to be released worldwide on November 6, 2012. John-117 is back and is playable as a protagonist. It does not rely on mystery, exploration and discovery as much as the other installments. You have an entirely new planet to explore though which should be fun. The content is fresh and it is supposed to kick start a brand new trilogy. This is not the end folks.
3. THE LAST GUARDIAN
The guys behind the development of this game did a fantastic job in thinking outside the box. That sort of thinking provides the users with a completely unique and gripping experience. The game is more than just a time-kill for gamers. The storytelling is unparalleled and the gameplay is superb. The release date is still in question though it should be somewhere in this month so keep your wallets at the ready folks. Loads of other good stuff is coming up too.
2. MASS EFFECT 3
It is an action role-playing game that was announced back in the year 2010. It deserves the spot of number 2 for several reasons. You should know that the combat has been changed massively and is nothing like the first two installments and the cover system in particular have been improved. You can move around a lot in the battlefield scoring yourself melee kills. The AI was greatly improved and a four-player multiplayer cooperative mode is also available if you so choose to try it.
1. BIOSHOCK INFINITE
BioShock is without a doubt one of the most awesome gaming series of this generation; pure genius. They took the game to a completely different direction with their latest installment. The work on Columbia is surprisingly and disturbingly detailed and don’t even get me started on the relationship of Booker and Elizabeth. If you disagree with me, then you need to see the demo at the latest E3 conference. It was beyond just epic.