With 2008 officialy behind people it is get excited about what gamers are going to be playing this year. CVG is fully expecting a multitude of new announcements for the year ahead, but for the time being it's about what they KNOW will be awesome.
OMG! how has a gloryfied expansion got on there and not killzone 2??? really wtf?
Cuz "KILLZONE" sounds cheesy.. and parents don't like there kids playing games that is bloody. KZ isn't as popular as HALO. Sad FACT.
Trade Halo 3-2 and Mafia II for Killzone 2 and Uncharted 2 then the list is perfect.
Killzone hasn't proved itself as a worthy console game yet. With Halo 3, you know what you're getting.
it might be when it comes out, and in sure it will be better this list really sucks though....
Killzone was not even a good game. Like Killzone 2, Killzone was overhyped for having pretty graphics. But when the game came out, it turned out to be mostly a disappointment. The developer of Killzone series, Guerilla, has NEVER made a good game. So what makes you think Killzone 2 will even be a good game? Right now, what it has is HYPE. However, based on the developer and series' track record, it's a safe bet to say that the game will not live up to the hype. Killzone 2 won't be great. And if history repeats itself, then Killzone 2 won't even be a good game. People should based their expectation on the developer's reputation and series' track record. Don't based it on hype alone.
Killzone Liberation did fairly well and was by no means a bad game. Some of you mention that we know Halo 3: ODST will be good, because it's Halo and we've played it before. But Bungie have pretty much only told us that this won't be like the other Halo games, so I'd call that hype. On the other hand, Killzone 2's reputation certainly isn't only based on fan hype. Nearly all hands-on and preview articles (of which there have been many) have been very positive, and players who participated in the multiplayer beta (including me) can all chime in with the critics, How can you call this unjustified hype when so many who have actually played it can confirm that it's not? Heck, if you look around, you can see videos featuring a great deal of the first half of the game, even though they are from the preview build.
Lair demos and previews prior to its disastrous release also looked darn great. Of course, we all know how that one turned out. I don't care much for Halo. But I just know that Killzone's studio, Guerrilla Games, just have never made a good game before. Killzone: Liberation was decent at best. Again, the previews of Killzone 1 also looked great prior to the game's release. That's how it got so hyped in the first place. And then the game came out... and it was just mediocre. It's not awful, but it's below average. So, Guerilla has done the same thing before: hyping a game before its release, showing impressive previews before the game is released... and then the game turned out to be mediocre. And here's the final word: Guerrilla just has never made a really game, ever. Can you name a game from Guerrilla that was above average? Nothing. Nada. Not a zit. The best they could do, so far, as their track record has shown, is to make below-average game. So don't expect them to pull a miracle with Killzone 2. I say more likely than not, Killzone 2 will be another Lair. Impressive previews... but then turn out to be not so hot. Most likely Killzone 2 won't be as awful as Lair, but it just won't be great, because Guerrilla just doesn't have it in 'em. i.e., they just don't have the talent to make a great game. Either they have it or they don't... and they have already shown that they don't.
Do you honestly believe a developer cannot improve? So just because their first project was a failed atempt, they won't be able to create a good game ever again? Wow, just wow. What a flawed logic... Ow, and to backfire your reasoning: Guerilla Games, while working on Killzone 1, was a little company, with about 20-30 employees working there at that time. Now compare that to the team thats working on Killzone 2: 200 people, perhaps even more. Guerilla already proved themselves. Just look at their engine, 1 of the most technically advanced engines in the industry.
Sorry, but the list isn't called 'Must Have Games of 2009 for KIDS', so your reasoning doesn't make any sense at all. May I suggest you look at the list. If you did then, wait a minute, they took out blood and gore from RE5, GOW3, Bioshock 2, Mafia 2, etc?
@ The Round Peg.... How do we know it will be good? Probably from the thousands of people in the beta screaming about how fun it was... just a thought.
Stop being fanboys guys. It's a good list. You don't need a list with every ps3 exclusive for it to be a good one. Likewise the same for the 360. The games listed are shaping to be fantastic titles exclusive or not. Your so biased and busy glorifying your system that your to blind to see this...
You believe Killzone 2 may not be great, thats fine, but you are basing it off history. If you had read any current previews the past few months, all have been good previews. Rare used to make great games like Goldeneye, but it doesnt justify banjocrappery and vivalacrap (which could have sold more on the Wii if it was never bought out by MS). Rare has proven the irony of "history doesnt always repeat itself."
What I am expecting more than any of those games on the list (keeping GOW3 aside) is the February title Killzone 2.
Same here, and Infamous.
Infamous is a clone of the force unleashed and prototype prototype will be much better.
^^ sonyslave which started development first, prototype or infamous? ;)
Halo:Recon will be good but I need to see more info/screens on it
Well, my list would be to remove Halo 3: ODST, RE5 and Starcraft 2 and replace it with KZ2, Diablo 3 and Infamous.
without it (and KZ2).....this list is meaningless
Where's Uncharted 2?
Personally... i would substitute any game of that list for Diablo 3. For me it's the most expected game next year (if it comes in 2009).
CVG apparently put Halo 3: Recon, a friggin mod, in their list rather than Killzone 2?
It's an expansion isn't it? Halo 3 might be overrated but it's still good, and this is being made by bungie so chances are it'll also be good. Killzone 2 looks amazing, but is the sequel to a poor game so until it comes out there's no guaranteeing it will be good as the developers have yet to prove themselves...Just like if they announced Haze 2 and the graphics were incredible, I don't think many would call it a must have game until it was out and was good.
I think Haze 2 would be a good game. Haze 1 was good, it was just..technically broken. If that wasn't the matter, I would be playing it every once in a while (I'm playing MGO at the moment). Anyway, KZ1 didn't suck. I don't see why people hate it so much. It was compared to a game it shouldnt have been compared to (Halo). Guerrilla Games never wanted it to be compared to that game. They were a team of literally 20 people, and to make a game like KZ1 is a feat. People just didn't give it a chance is all. KZ2 will be top notch, and raise the bar for FPS games (in my opinion)(oh and i played KZ2 beta).
killzone is different to haze cuz the 1st killzone came out on ps2, while haze ps3. so really that whole killzone sequel thing means NOTHING!!!
KZ2 Should be Nº1 on the list
cant wait for halo odst there finally changing the story up a bit but not changing the great multiplayer
I think Killzone 2 should be probably be on there and Uncharted 2 should DEFINITELY be on there.
Resident Evil 5 and StarCraft II and Heavy Rain we can't forget Gran Turismo 5 THE YEAR THE PS3 BECOMES THE MOST ENTERTAINING GAMING CONSOLE HANDS DOWN, CASE CLOSED.
Halo odst will sell more copy's than all those ps3 games alone and that's guaranteed.
Grand Turismo Series says Hi Every last Grand Turismo (Except for GT4P and GT5P) has sold over 10 mil, a feat that Halo has yet to pull.
funny how you said "Except for GT4P and GT5P." I'm just sorry for the people that bought GT5P. It's not even a full game (or even a new game more like GT 4.5) and you get raped for $40. Congrats to ps3 owners.:)
I don't even own a PS3 and I think that list is incomplete without KZ2.
WTF!? No Brutal Legend? Seriously weak. Same goes for lack of Bayonetta.
If it wasnt for the PS3 exlusives this year would suck.
they think"9 must have games of 09" sounds cool? we know which game is better for us,which genre is more intresting.. and dont need this BS to give us advise. for me ,as a Blizzard fan Starcraft 2 and Diablo 3 is a must have on PC. and KZ2,Infamous,Uncharted 2,God of war 3,Brutal legend,Bioshock 2.. for console, what a BLOODY year. :D
The only reason ODST is up there because there is no other annouced 360 exclusive. We don't even know anything about the game. All we got was a trailer and some concept art. It can even turn out being 3rd person.
Bungie has release loads of information about it. They stated that it is an open world in the city of New Mombasa. It IS a FPS. The gameplay is dramatically changed due to lack of augmentation and the size of the ODST being smaller than the Chief. You can no longer jump 6 feet. They stated that you are much more "vulnerable". The story will consist of "flashbacks" where you will arrive at a scene and then flashback to fight in that scene earlier in the day. It will also be a "darker" side of Halo. Sounds fun to me.
Yah new game are nice...but there are still to many good games to play right now...
I think Uncharted 2 should be there though I can't say anything about Killzone 2 since no beta and the first was average, though I hope it lives up to the hype.
How can you say an unreleased game is a Must-Have? I don't frequent this site, but I hope its mainstream, cuz' that's the only way this will slide.
@magic \ Last would have sucked also
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