Whether you’re an MMO addict high on DoTA or a faster paced fragger in first person shooter (FPS) games like Counter Strike, this year appears to be a particularly good one when it comes to video games. We’ve already seen the closed beta launches of DoTA 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and even Diablo III, but most of us are waiting for the real full-fledged versions.
Without further ado, in no particular order here is a look at the top five upcoming games this year.
For a time, it looked as if the game would make a 2011 release date, but its postponement into 2012 means that we will see maybe two or possibly three Blizzard releases this year (Diablo III, StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm, and the World of Warcraft expansion, Mists of Pandaria).
Max Payne 3
Rockstar Games rarely makes a bad game, with releases like the Grand Theft Auto series and Red Dead Redemption. So when they announced that Max Payne 3 would be launched in March this year, it gave hope to gaming community of a promising year. After seeing how Rockstar has mastered the open world sandbox genre, there’s little doubt that the Max Payne franchise will not disappoint.
Mass Effect 3
The end to a trilogy that sparked a cult following lands this year. It was a resurrection of sorts for the role-playing games domain but the most impressive part was the ability to craft your very own ending with the choices you make. Everyone has a different and completely unique story surrounding his/her character, and that epic tale comes to an end when part three launches this year. Let’s see if BioWare can again do the impossible and deliver a gaming experience o remember.
The creators of Irrational Games can only be described as geniuses. After bringing us one of the best, most atmospheric games of this generation with BioShock, which was a seductive mix of FPS and RPG they’ve decided to step up their game even further and take the franchise in a completely new direction. This is hands down one of the most promising games of 2012. If you don’t believe me, go here to see the debut trailer.
Article publié pour la première fois le 28/02/2012