Most Anticipated Games of 2012 So Far

By Taylor | June 2, 2012 | 8 Comment

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With E3 only days away, it’s time to take a brief look at the biggest video game titles that will grace our consoles this year. Take a look at the games that I am most excited about, the Most Anticipated Games of 2012 so far.

Resident Evil 6

Most Anticipated Games of 2012

Publisher: Capcom

Developer: Capcom

Release Date: October 2, 2012

Description:  In a first for the franchise, Resident Evil 6 sees series favorites Leon and Chris come together to face this unprecedented threat. They will be joined by new characters, each with their own unique perspective and involvement, in this relentless dramatic horror experience enacted on a global scale.

 

Borderlands 2

Borderlands 2

Publisher: 2K Games

Developer: Gearbox Software

Release Date: September 18, 2012

Description: Borderlands 2 is the epic sequel to the ultimate four-player Role-Playing Shooter loot fest. Combining invention and evolution, Borderlands 2 features all-new characters, skills, environments, enemies, weapons and equipment, which come together in an ambitiously crafted story. Players will reveal secrets, and escalate mysteries of the Borderlands universe as they adventure across the unexplored new areas of Pandora.

 

Halo 4

Halo 4

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

Developer: 343 Industries

Release Date: November 6, 2012

Description: 343 Industries takes the reigns from Bungie in the sixth installment in Microsoft’s acclaimed shooter series.

 

Assassin’s Creed III

Assassins Creed 3

Publisher: Ubisoft

Developer: Ubisoft

Release Date: October 30, 2012

Description: Set against the backdrop of the American Revolution in the late 18th century, Assassin’s Creed III introduces a new hero, Ratohnhaké:ton, of Native American and English heritage. Adopting the name Connor, he becomes the new voice for justice in the ancient war between the Assassins and Templars. Players become an Assassin in the war for liberty against ruthless tyranny in the most stylized and fluid combat experiences in the franchise to date. Assassin’s Creed III spans the Revolutionary War, taking gamers from the vibrant, untamed frontier to bustling colonial towns and the intense, chaotic battlefields where George Washington’s Continental Army clashed with the imposing British Army.

 

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

Publisher: Rockstar Games

Developer: Rockstar North

Release Date: TBA

Description: Open-world crime series Grand Theft Auto is back with the fifth installment. Criminals, fast cars, mini-games and more are all expected in Rockstar’s newest GTA!

 

Black Ops II

Call of Duty: Black OpsPublisher: Activision

Developer: Treyarch

Release Date: November 13, 2012

Description: Pushing the boundaries of what fans have come to expect from the record-setting entertainment franchise, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 propels players into a near future, 21st Century Cold War, where technology and weapons have converged to create a new generation of warfare.

Runner Ups

 Far cry 3

Far Cry 3

Publisher: Ubisoft

Developer: Ubisoft Montreal

Release Date: September 4, 2012

Description: With Far Cry 3, players step into the shoes of Jason Brody, a man alone at the edge of the world, stranded on a mysterious tropical island. In this savage paradise where lawlessness and violence are the only sure thing, players dictate how the story unfolds, from the battles they choose to fight to the allies or enemies they make along the way. As Jason Brody, players will slash, sneak, detonate and shoot their way across the island in a world that has lost all sense of right and wrong.

 

Dishonored

Dishonored

Publisher: Bethesda Softworks

Developer: Arkane Studios

Release Date: October 9, 2012

Description: Under the direction of co-creative directors, Raphael Colantonio, lead designer on Arx Fatalis, and Harvey Smith, lead designer on Deus Ex, Dishonored is set for release on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, and Games for Windows in 2012.

Which game is on the top of your list? Vote and state your opinion in the poll and comments below!

Editor’s Note: This list includes only games either officially announced or expected to be released in 2012.

Taylor

Taylor Stein is a recent college graduate and freelance games writer. You can find her work on Destructoid, G4, Bitmob, 1UP, Pure Nintendo, Honest Gamers, and more. Beyond the arena of geekdom. she is a fitness freak and lover of sushi. Don't judge this book by its cover, let's talk games! Google

8 Comments

  • Herman Scott

    lol not yet, but i,m told there will be some at E3 this week!!! I can’t wait to see it!!!! They.ve done a really good job at keeping this game underwraps.

    • Taylor Stein

      I’ll actually be at E3 so i’ll keep a lookout for you!

      And a random note, doesn’t the young girl in the trailers look kind of like Ellen Paige? (The girl from Juno) lol randomness!

  • Herman Scott

    DUDE YOURE AWESOME!!! can’t wait to hear your impressions!!!! And yes , she does look like Ellen Paige!!! I actually thought it was her at first when i seen the trailer for the first time during the Videogame spike awards! They changed her look up alittle though because they wanted to avoid lawsuits and all that jazz, plus they got tired of gamers actually asking for and wanting Ellen Paige to do the role of Ellie when in fact they already had somebody else doing it.

    • Taylor Stein

      Speaking of Ellen Paige, did you see Sony’s press conference?? She is playing the main character in Beyond: Two Souls by the people behind Heavy Rain! When I heard it announced I totally thought of our conversation. So excited :D

  • Sarah

    There were too many choices on the poll to choose just one lol

  • Taylor Stein

    I will definitely be broke this holiday season.

  • Herman Scott

    Lol I’ll go with Resident Evil 6, since “The Last of Us” for PS3 might not make it this year.

  • Taylor Stein

    The Last of Us looks epic, has there been any gameplay footage yet though?