12 Most Anticipated Games For The Rest Of 2012
Now that we’re officially into the second half of 2012, we though it was time to update our most anticipated games of the year. Since the majority of titles featured in our 12 Most Anticipated Games of 2012 have either been released or delayed into 2013, only a couple of games from the original list remain, so get ready for a lot of new titles.
12. Guardians of Middle-Earth (PSN/XBLA) – Fall 2012
If it wasn’t for the recently released gameplay video, Guardians of Middle-Earth would have been left off this list entirely. Thanks to that video though, we can’t wait to have Sauron and Gandalf face off in an epic fight the likes of Middle-Earth have never seen before.
11. Lego City: Undercover (Wii U/3DS) – Wii U Launch
We haven’t had a chance to get our hands on it yet, but the footage shown for the game during E3 2012 has us really excited. An open world Grand Theft Auto-style game made entirely of Lego is just way too intriguing for us to pass up.
10. Deadlight (XBLA) – August 1st
Invoking thoughts of Shadow Complex, Alan Wake, and even I Am Alive, the 2D Summer of Arcade game from Tequila Works, Deadlight, looks to be one of the best downloadable games of the year when it launches exclusively for the Xbox Live Arcade on August 1st.
9. PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale (PS3/PS Vita) – October 23rd
We’re sure that the final product of PlayStation All-Stars will give us as much fun as the Super Smash Bros. games, we just need more info. Once more characters, stages, and details are unveiled, our hype meter will likely go all the way to the top. Until then, it only manages to reach #9 on our list.
8. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (PS3, PC, Xbox 360) – November 30th
The Call of Duty games always impress when they launch every November and Black Ops 2 looks to top them all. With the near-future setting, inclusion of planes, and Strike Force levels added, we’re really excited to get into this game.
7. Need for Speed: Most Wanted (PS3, PC, PSV, Xbox 360, iOS, Android) – October 30th
Criterion has earned a lot of goodwill from us because of the Burnout franchise. Need for Speed: Most Wanted may not feature as much speed or crashes, but we have very high hopes from the new racer that looks to re-invigorate the franchise after the disappointing Need for Speed: The Run.
6. New Super Mario Bros. U (Wii U) – Wii U Launch
After finally getting our hands on New Super Mario Bros. U (expect our preview very soon), we can safely say that it is our number 1 most anticipated Wii U game at launch. Playing with 5 people at the same time with 4 Wii Remotes and 1 Wii U Gamepad is so much fun.
5. Borderlands 2 (PS3, PC, Xbox 360)
The original Borderlands was a first-person shooting fans dream come true with the open world setting and the sequel is going to up the ante. Even more customizable guns, tougher enemies, and a bigger game world will give us hundreds of hours of gameplay.
4. Assassin’s Creed 3 (PS3, PC, Xbox 360, Wii U) – October 30th
With Assassin’s Creed 3, we are thrust into the American Revolution and get to take control of a new assassin, Connor Kenway. You’ still be sneaking about, running around on rooftops (and through forests this time too!), slaughtering hapless soldiers in brutally awe-inspiring ways, and almost, maybe, sort of actually caring about what Desmond’s up to in the present/future this time around.
3. Resident Evil 6 (PS3, PC, Xbox 360) – October 2nd
After playing the demo, Resident Evil 6 has finished in third place. We still can’t wait to get our hands on it on October 2nd, we were just left wanting more. The final product will more than likely end up being a Game of the Year contender, the demo just hurt our anticipation a little bit.
2. Dishonored (PS3, PC, Xbox 360) – October 9th
With Bioshock Infinite delayed until February, Dishonored has essentially taken its place as the 2012 game where we can play as someone with crazy, supernatural powers. Being that it is a new IP in a sea of sequels, Dishonored definitely stands out above the pack.
1. Halo 4 (Xbox 360) – November 6th
With all of the improvements that 343 has brought to both the single player and multiplayer aspects of Halo 4, it easily takes first place. Everything from the graphics, to the gameplay, and even the weapons has been changed to give us one hell of a game that we will sink hundreds of hours into.
What are your most anticipated games for the rest of the year? Let us know in the comments section below.
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