Submitted by Phil32 1121d ago | opinion piece

13 Most Anticipated Games For the Rest of 2012

SuperPhillip Central writes: "It seems every year gamers are saying that "this year is the best year in video games ever." We roll our eyes, we chuckle, we shake our heads in disbelief, but sometimes we understand where these people are coming from. 2012 has been a pretty packed year in regards to releases, and the second half is going to blow the metaphorical doors off the place. It is full of big releases and terrific-looking titles, but which games are the ones I'm most anticipating?" (007 Legends, 3DS, Darksiders 2, Halo 4, Little Big Planet Karting, New Super Mario Bros. U, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, PS Vita, PS3, Rayman Legends, Resident Evil 6, Wii U, Xbox 360)

Skateboard  +   1121d ago
*Checks list* All playstaion games, hmmmmmmmm.....
RSEagle  +   1121d ago
Apparently you didn't, only about half of them are.
victorGma21  +   1120d ago
Woow... my wallet will cry this year.
Septic  +   1120d ago
HALO 4!!!
I honestly cannot wait! Booked the day off and all! I'm so sad xD
slixshot  +   1120d ago
lol, how did people dislike your comment, RSEagle? It's a fact.
samson-1  +   1121d ago
more like 1....lol Biggest title on that list is the awesome Halo 4.
mewhy32  +   1120d ago
I have to agree with samson1. There was really only one game on 'that list' I was interesting in. Halo4. I love LBP but not a kart racing fan...well maybe I'd like the 3ds mario but I'm a little sketchy on that one because a new development team is doing it.
jimbobwahey  +   1120d ago
I'm looking forward to Halo 4 but my most anticipated is Need For Speed Most Wanted, which just looks fantastic in my opinion. It looks like Criterion took Burnout Paradise and Hot Pursuit and put them in a blender. Personally though I'm only anticipated 5 games myself this holiday season. In no particular order they are:

-Need For Speed Most Wanted
-PlayStation All-Stars
-Halo 4
-Little Big Planet Karting
-Far Cry 3
pwneddemocrat   1121d ago | Personal attack | show
PhantomTommy  +   1121d ago
Does anybody actually read the stories on this site?
Skateboard  +   1121d ago
I meant *checks my list*, lol @ the replies.
greenpowerz  +   1121d ago
Doesn't mater if they read them or not, they'll say the same things. Its fanatical fanboyism. Also kids do this to aggravate.
MaxXAttaxX  +   1121d ago
You? Out of all people, you are the one calling someone a fanatical fanboy.
Why? Because he chose only PS games? He didn't even bash other games or platforms. It's just his preference.
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greenpowerz  +   1120d ago
I don't enter comment areas trying to piss people off. I give my opinions and or debate people with facts.

It's funny to be called out by a known ps3 fanboy trying to defend a member blatantly trying to piss people off. Not opinion or debate but trolling lol.
Angels3785  +   1120d ago

LOL you are such a huge fanboy. Your "opinions" clearly show that. The only "facts" you think you debate with are more opinions that you somehow changed to facts in that head of yours. I've never seen you come close to linking articles for viable proof or videos from credible sources (You haven't done anything to prove any points you make, you just spout opinions). Hell I linked you TWO videos analyzing hardware on all the consoles the other day from an ex developer and a Doctorate computer science major and you still said I was wrong.

Listen up everybody....and listen good this guy is a perfect example of fanatical fanboyism, not because he demonstrates EVERY known symptom to its highest degree. But if you challenge him in any way he accuses you of being a PS fanboy to cover his tracks (BTW NathanExplosion is the farthest thing from a ps3 fan just check his comment history, you on the other hand....your comment history is soooo one sided).

AND the main proof he is the perfect example of a fanboy? HE IS IN DENIAL ABOUT IT. EVERY SINGLE comment is "360 is better and ps3 games suck" then if you call him on it and say "hey why dont you be more fair" he says "shut ps3 fanboy, you cant argue with my made up facts" LOLOLOLOL what a joke.....
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Brosy  +   1120d ago
NathanExplosion is a sony fanboy, he has shown his bias on numerous occasions. He always has a little negative comment to make about the 360. You sony fanboys have just kept him stocked with bubbles, and he never goes completely blatant with his comments, but rest assured he is a sony fanboy.
Bobby Kotex  +   1120d ago
Looks like a troll list. I wouldn't play most of those games if they were free.
Spenok  +   1121d ago
Wow you just fail.....
fermcr  +   1121d ago
WOW... this list fails so hard !!! Well it's their opinion, witch i clearly disagree.

No Borderlands 2, XCOM, Assassins Creed 3...

My list Most Anticipated Games For the Rest of 2012:

2. Borderlands 2
3. Assassin's Creed 3
4. Darksiders 2
5. Halo 4
6. Far Cry 3
7. Sleeping Dogs
8. Hitman
9. Need for Speed Most Wanted
10. Sly Cooper
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Ramses3  +   1120d ago
Agree, this guy must be a 10 year old. Instead of NFS he picks sonic racing, and instead of Far Cry 3, GTA 5, Dishonored and other amazing games he picks 007? This guy should be fired.
ATi_Elite  +   1121d ago
Was that like a List for a 9 year old kid or what?
Phil32  +   1121d ago
I know responding to comments here is a fool's errand since most comments here are throwaways.

Regardless, if this list was for a 9 year old kid, then it would have been extended to 2013 so I could have listed Call of Duty, the Gears of War prequel, God of War Ascension, Grand Theft Auto V, and other games that ironically pretend to be more mature than they actually are. You know, the types of games that kids play so they can feel more adult because they have "matoor" cursing, blood, titties, and violence, and that grown men can play to fulfill their juvenile boy fantasies. I'll take color and whimsy over that bs any day.

But then again, the subject and misnomer of the "M" rating in video games always gets me salty. :)
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Balcrist  +   1120d ago
I think what he meant was that was that a good portion of the games are nintendo crap... Unfortunately, the new cod game Black Cocks II comes out this November, so assuming that this list is for kids, it's missing... However as the makers of CoD never balk at making people keep paying money to play the same game year after year, they'll probably release another one in 2013, so your point there is still valid at least....
BertlSenix  +   1120d ago
No then the list would be full of Halo 4 and CoD cause those are stupid kids game.
antz1104  +   1120d ago
@ Phil:

Really? Sonic All Star Racing made it and not Borderlands 2? Or AC 3? Fail list man, fail list:(
Navarone  +   1121d ago
Borderlands 2 not on that list, weird.
LoaMcLoa  +   1121d ago
Neither is Fall of Cybertron, also weird
hilmart  +   1121d ago
Neither is Guild Wars2, also weird
greenpowerz  +   1121d ago
Wrong post.
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Spenok  +   1121d ago
Lol couldn't agree more, when I got to Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed I about did a full on facepalm.
Gorbenshore  +   1121d ago
Could have listed a few more games
dragonairfight   1121d ago | Spam
Zack_Fair  +   1121d ago
Assassin's Creed 3? :/
TekoIie  +   1121d ago
yeh Resi 6 could have been thrown out for AC3. But then again this is an opinion piece.
prototypeknuckles  +   1121d ago
i only care about darksiders, sly, and all stars.
WeskerChildReborned  +   1121d ago
I'm really looking forward to AC3 and ZombiU this year.
Xof  +   1121d ago
The only game I'm really looking forward to is Assassin's Creed 3. And maybe the Vita spin-off, too. Maybe. And, well, Project Diva F. But I'll probably get that for PS3, instead, which pushes it into 2013 territory.

At one point, I thought we were getting a new (DS) Layton game this autumn. Didn't see it the last time I browsed through release dates, however.

Honestly, I'm far more excited to see what will come out in 2013 than the rest of 2012. This year has already seen a handful of really, really good games. I can't wait to see what happens next.
SageHonor  +   1121d ago
Holy shit how many of these list are we gonna get?
DarthJay  +   1121d ago
Great list... if you are 7.
Balcrist  +   1120d ago
With the exception of Sly Cooper, I fucking LOVED those games!
BertlSenix  +   1120d ago
7 year old kids these days play CoD and Halo.
Cause they think thats cool at school

In reality people who play such garbage are complete idiots.
Mario and stuff is for everyone - A lot of people with the age above 20+ play that stuff cause they grew up with it.
Little wannabe US Army Soldiers that curse over XboxLive like you play those "mature" games but in real life they are little losers.
Septic  +   1120d ago
Generalise much?

Funny that you talk about maturity and then make such an immature, ill-informed and incorrect post.
Ramses3  +   1120d ago
"grew up with it"= we kinda only play this for the nostalgia.
Straightupbeastly  +   1121d ago
Hitman and Assassins Creed.
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OldSnakePS3  +   1121d ago
2013 is where its at for me:
The Last of Us
GOW: Ascension
Beyond: Two Souls
Tomb Raider
Dead Space 3
Bioshock Infinite
GTA5 ?
Hopefully the The Last Guardian as well

only sly 4 and RE6 (price drop) are on my radar this year
still have to buy journey as well
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Relientk77  +   1121d ago
Don't really get how Assassin's Creed III and Borderlands 2 arent on the list
YodaCracker  +   1121d ago
Not to mention Forza Horizon.
TronEOL  +   1120d ago
Yeah, he's missing a few I'd put on there, but I do agree with a few. My top 10 for the back end of 2012 have to be:

10. Simcity 5
9. Halo 4
8. Medal of Honor Warfighter
7. Torchlight 2
6. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
5. Arma 3
4. Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation
3. Littlebigplanet Vita
2. Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale
1. Borderlands 2

It was actually pretty hard to choose 10... Most games I'm waiting for are coming in Q1-2 2013.
ChunkyLover53  +   1120d ago
So far I have the following games pre-ordered.
Halo 4
Forza Horizon
Black Ops 2
Assassins Creed 3
Madden 13
Resident Evil 6

If we ever get a Wii U price and release date I'll be pre-ordering one of those and ZombieU, Mario 2, Pikmen 3 and maybe Rayman.
007Bond  +   1120d ago
HALO has lost its shine
wwm0nkey  +   1120d ago
Halo lost its shine with Halo: Reach when it had horrible maps with jet packs breaking them and Armor Lock being used as a time out button.

After playing Halo 4 at SDCC I will say that 343 understand Halo and have created one of the most fun experiences in Halo I have played since Halo 1 and Halo 2

(They took out aim acceleration too which is a god send)
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DivineAssault  +   1120d ago
DISAGREE!! only like 3 of em are must have titles..
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   1120d ago
Ill play Halo 4 for rest of the year and 2013. Luigis mansion Hell yea but where is Paper mario on this list?!?!
badvlad  +   1120d ago
Is this a top ten 13 games list??
Treian  +   1120d ago
Guild Wars 2 hello?
JustInTlME  +   1120d ago
Ok, who was this list made by? A 12 year old Nintendo fanboy? (yes i know halo etc was listed...*sarcasm* lol) But where is:
Borderlands 2, Assassins Creed 3, DIshonored...?!?!
GhostHero333  +   1120d ago
Black Ops 2 (360)
Black Ops Declassified (PS VITA)
Playstation all stars (PS VITA)
Sly Cooper (PS VITA)
Assassins Creed 3 (Wii U)
Zombie U (Wii U)
Halo 4 (360)
Guild Wars 2 (PC)
Medal of Honor: Warfighter (360)
Assassins Creed Liberation (PS VITA)
KEEPNITREAL  +   1120d ago
I agree with you 90% on your list. I won't be getting Playstation allstars nor Lbp karting , played the crap out of Super smash bros and Mario kart back in the old days.They are basically clones. I will get GOD OF WAR game if it comes out this year though.
IWentBrokeForGaming  +   1120d ago
I really digged Halo Reach over Halo 3... but I've got to admit Im disappointed that it took Halo this long on the 360 to finally show its gorgeous muscle!

My personal 4 most wanted games are = Playstations fighting game, Injustice? (that new fighting game by the MK team), Bioshock Infinate, and Last of Us
modesign  +   1120d ago
No assasins creed 3 or farcry 3, epic fail list.

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