Friday, June 29, 2012

Most expected Xbox 360 video games of 2012

Declared a great year for the Xbox 360 gaming industry, 2011 ended with a variety of titles released during and before the Holiday season. Video games such as Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, Saints Row: The Third, Skyrim, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 or Battlefield 3 topped the sales charts last year.

Even if most of us still play these games, it is time to take a look at the future, and see what are the most anticipated Xbox 360 video games that will hit the stores in 2012.

The following list presents some of these titles, based on their release dates. Since most gamers prefer one genre over another (ex: RPGs instead of FPSs, or vice versa), the list below was mixed, and has nothing to do with our preferences.

Additionally, the video games included in our list have been announced and confirmed. Obviously, more titles will be announced at E3 2012 or before this event, which means that the list is subject to change.

So let us see what should we play in 2012 on Xbox 360.

1. Final Fantasy XIII-2
  • When: January 31, 2012
  • Genre: RPG
  • Why: Because Final Fantasy fans waited 3 years for it, and in Japan the PS3 version sold 524,000 during its first week.
2. NeverDead
  • When: January 31, 2012
  • Genre: Action
  • Why: Because the main character, Bryce Boltzmann it an immortal demon hunter similar to Garcia Hotspur and the soundtrack is performed by Megadeth.
3. SoulCalibur V
  • When: January 31, 2012
  • Genre: Fighting
  •  Why: Because we want to see Ezio in a fighting video game.
4. Inversion
  •  When: June 05, 2012
  •  Genre: Third-person Shooter
  •  Why: Even if we don’t know too much about Inversion, the possibility to manipulate the gravity sounds interesting.
5. Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
  • When: February 07, 2012
  • Genre: RPG
  • Why: Because we have finished Skyrim and loved it, and because Ken Rolston (Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning executive designer) was the lead designer of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.
 6. Syndicate
  • When: February 21, 2012
  • Genre: Action
  • Why: Because the original game (the one from 1994) was great, and we want to see how Starbreeze Studios transformed a tactical shooter into a first-person shooter.
7. Binary Domain
  • When: February 28, 2012
  • Genre: Third-person Shooter
  • Why: Because from the trailers, seems like a Terminator plot-based video game.
8Mass Effect 3
  • When: March 06, 2012
  • Genre: Action RPG
  • Why: Because we want to save the galaxy like most players.
9. Max Payne 3
  • When: May 15, 2012
  • Genre: Third-person shooter
  • Why: From the trailers we saw a different Max Payne, and we want to see if the age affected his skills. We also love the series.
 10. Street Fighter X Tekken
  • When: March 06, 2012
  • Genre: Fighting
  • Why: Ryu vs. Yoshimitsu? Sounds great!
11. Ninja Gaiden 3
  • When: March 20, 2012
  • Genre: Action
  • Why: Because we wish to try the multiplayer mode that was added.
12. Prototype 2
  • When: April 24, 2012
  • Genre: Action
  • Why: We loved the first title and the shape shifting ability is one of the game’s strongest points.
13. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
  • When: May 22, 2012
  • Genre: Tactical shooter
  • Why: Because at E3 2011, Ubisoft revealed that Ghost Recon: Future Soldier is compatible with the Xbox Kinect.
14. The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings
  • When: May 17, 2012
  • Genre: RPG
  • Why: We loved the PC version and we want to try it on Xbox 360.
15. Far Cry 3
  • When: September 4, 2012
  • Genre: FPS
  • Why: To see the new stealth mechanics and because Far Cry 3 takes us back to the tropical islands.
16. Tomb Raider
  • When: TBA. Delayed. It became a 2013 game.
  •  Genre: Action-adventure
  •  Why: Two words: Lara Croft.
17. Borderlands 2
  • When: September 18, 2012
  • Genre: FPS/RPG
  • Why: Because of the game’s new characters, abilities and re-polished features.
18. BioShock Infinite
  • When: TBA . Delayed as well. New release date: February 26, 2013 (hopefully).
  • Genre: FPS
  • Why: Because we think that BioShock is one of the greatest series and that BioShock Infinite may be a contestant for the 2012 Game of the Year Award.
19. Halo 4
  • When: November 6, 2012
  • Genre: FPS
  • Why: Because in Halo 4, Masterchief returns.
20. Transformers: Fall of Cybertron
  • When: August 28, 2012
  • Genre: Third-person Shooter
  • Why: Because of the game’s vast list of characters including: Sludge, Slag, Snarl, Swoop and Grimlock.
21. Darksiders 2
  • When: August 14, 2012
  • Genre: Hack and slash/Action-adventure
  • Why:  Did you see that guy’s scythe?
22. Dishonored
  • When: October 9, 2012
  • Genre: Stealth
  • Why:  Harvey Smith. Lead Designer. Deus Ex.
23. Assassin’s Creed III
  • When: October 30, 2012
  • Genre: Stealth/Open World
  • Why: You don’t need a reason to play AC3. You just play it.
24. Medal of Honor: Warfighter
  • When: October 23, 2012
  • Genre: FPS
25. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  • When: November 13, 2012
  • Genre: FPS

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