Looks like we’re closing out a another phenomenal year in gaming. So while many of us take one last fond look back at the all hits that took the gaming world by storm, it’s about time we push forward. Our sights are set on 2013, hopefully another year that will deliver.
1. DMC: Devil May Cry
Already gaining a lot of attention (and not in a good way), the reboot to the popular Devil May Cry franchise that nobody really wanted just might be a sleeper hit. Yes, I’m well aware of some people’s thoughts about the game and honestly, I don’t blame folks for being more than peeved that we won’t see a continuation of the franchise that took the gaming franchise by storm. Needless to say this game might not be on everyone’s radar, but it certainly looks good if you were judging solely by the first impressions gameplay that’s all over the web.
2. Dead Space 3
The third video game in the space survival-horror franchise, Dead Space 3 will put strong emphasis on co-op gameplay. You might be thinking there’s nothing new here, right? Well, yes and no. Confused? So was I until I saw some first gameplay footage from the game. As you know, Dead Space has always been about surviving on your own. Now with a partner to share your experience with, the horrific dangers that wait will definitely cause you to jump out of you seat more than once.
Get ready to head back to LV-426 Aliens fans! In what will be a true sequel to James Cameron’s Alien films, Aliens Colonial Marines is ever Alien fans dreams. Seriously folks, if you want to bleach the horrible Aliens Resurrection from your brain, then this video game might be for you. It’s hard to pass up a video game that promises to both simultaneously continue and redeem a popular movie franchise.
4. Crysis 3
This hit sequel is said to have some of the best graphics ever seen in any video game. That’s a pretty bold statement that is thrown around entirely too many time in the gaming business, considering the previous installments all had pretty surreal graphics, I have no doubt about this video games potential.
The Tomb Raider re-imagining is one video game that has many people talking. Following the origin story of Laura Croft, Tomb Raider will take you through dangerous terrain as you struggle to survive against near impossible odds.
After suffering numerous delays, BioShock Infinite is finally hitting shelves.While having no connection to the previous game, Infinite still looks impressive. As a fan of the franchise, I’m definitely pre-ordering this one.
It’s been quite a long time since we last seen everyone’s favorite video game special ops agent, Sam Fisher. Well, okay, if you consider 2010 a lengthy time for another installment of a video game franchise to hit shelves then yes, it truly has been a long time. Unlike its predecessors, Black List will be available on all platforms. Additionally, the game will feature a brand new gameplay mechanic that will allow you to move control Sam Fisher move fluidly.
Already making waves for its visually stunning graphics, Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us might be a top contender for game of the year. Considering it already won awards at E3 2012, this game seems to bring someone new to the table. Of course this is all a bit of speculation on my part. What can I say, I’m a sucker for post-apocalyptic survival video games.
9. Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto is one the most addictive video game franchises around. Whenever you’re a fan of vast open world environments or simply like to cause random mayhem, Grand Theft Auto V is the game for you. Obviously this game isn’t for everybody though. While it has gained a massive fan base over the years, there also was a bit of controversy attached to the name. Needless to say, GTA V will make the headlines like the previous games.
The Walking Dead Survival Instinct obviously looks to capitalize of the recent success of AMC’s hit series The Walking Dead. Is there anything wrong with that? No, not unless the gameplay and story ends up being horrendous. This game will follow the “walker” slaying journey of brothers Daryl and Merle Dixon. Said to take place before the events of the series, you play as Daryl as he and his brother try to escape Atlanta.