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Published on August 10th, 2011 | by Charlie

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Top 5 Anticipated Games of 2012/2013 (So Far)

Half the year has gone by, and already we’ve seen many games that have been announced to be released in 2012/2013 (fisceral year). Out of all of those so far, which 5 games should you be looking forward to the most and why? Well let’s take a look:

5. Metro Last Light (PC, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U)

The first game certainly gave players a different aspect in the FPS genre, making Metro 2033 one of the few First Person Shooters to top people’s “favorite FPS” lists. When I learned that Last Light had a sequel, I couldn’t be more thrilled, as sales on the Xbox 360 spoke that the game didn’t get enough support. Sales on the PC side spoke otherwise. When you look at gameplay trailers of Last Light, the visuals look stunning, and look on par with Battlefield 3 (honestly, they do). And what’s better is that PS3 players will get to experience the sequel too, hoping that it might convince them to get the Xbox 360 version or the PC version, if they own a 360 or a good enough PC to run it. Those that don’t, well I’m sorry but you better get YouTubing the game.

4. Tomb Raider (PC, Xbox 360, PS3)

This year, we have Uncharted 3. At the end of next year, we have Tomb Raider. Hopefully, if Tomb Raider is successful (and by the looks of it, it should be a very successful reboot), both the Uncharted and Tomb Raider franchises shouldn’t clash their dates together of any future sequels. Tomb Raider is pretty much set to be on par with the Uncharted franchise, and will hopefully bring a breath of fresh air to those that don’t have a PS3. From what people have seen so far, Tomb Raider is set to be a great reboot.

3. Borderlands 2 (PC, Xbox 360, PS3)

It was only announced last week, and already this game has earned a great deal of hype. Borderlands was just an amazing game, and was heavily overlooked by critics and selective gamers around the world. People took the graphics to heart, even though they were trying to prove that you don’t need realistic graphics to have a great time. The sheer amount of stuff you could do in the game lasted so many hours, and it had so much replay value. Then on top of that, you had DLC, and three out of four of them added even more fun (I think we all know the DLC people hated the most). Lets just hope Borderlands 2 can top everything Borderlands did, and hopefully fix what few people had problems with.

2. Mass Effect 3 (PC, Xbox 360, PS3)

Shocking right? This game did not top this list, but I just felt that it’s topped so many lists that being at number 2 wouldn’t hurt. Last year, you might have seen that I disowned the Mass Effect franchise for the back gameplay, bad voice acting and impossible controls. But I was talking about the first game; I had not played the second game, and once I did, it became one of my favorite games. Looking at everything that Bioware have added and changed, it has left a few gamers baffled, but if you guys love the Mass Effect franchise so much, just go with it. I am a little disappointed at the lack of new squad mates, but that’s life.

1. Bioshock Infinite (PC, Xbox 360, PS3)

Bioshock 1 blew my mind. Bioshock 2 was less than impressive. But when I saw Bioshock Infinite, things just went up so many levels. It’s just a new concept, and you look at it, and things feel so new. You look at Bioshock 1 and 2 and they have that dark, murky claustrophobic feel. You look at Bioshock Infinite and you have this huge floating city, with bright colours and open spaces. But its still Bioshock, with the inhumane abilities and the dark twists. Any Bioshock fan would be mad to not buy it. Hopefully with a new environment and a new time period, 2K can hopefully succeed where Bioshock 2 failed and could potentially be one of the games that earn Game of the Year.

Honorable Mentions

  • Darksiders II (PC, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U)
  • Far Cry 3 (PC, Xbox 360, PS3)
  • Metal Gear Solid: Rising (PC, Xbox 360, PS3)

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  • Cryss

    Do You Know Why Their Arn’t New Squad Mates… Because Its A Conclusion… 40 Hours Of Assembling The Best Of The Best In Mass Effect 2 Would Be Wasted.

    The Focus On Squadmates Is Irrelevant, The Game Is Drawing To A Close Developments You Made In The Original Game…. So They Arn’t Copying The Story Of The Second Game…. Oh Noes

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