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Submitted by ssb3173 838d ago | opinion piece

IGN's 30 Most Anticipated Games of 2012

Welcome to 2012, readers! We know you're broke from the holidays, but listen up. You need to start saving every penny if you want to get the most out of 2012. It's going to be a huge year.

To kick things off, watch this incredibly badass trailer of the hottest upcoming games, then scroll on down and check out the 30 games IGN can't wait for, listed according to likely release chronology. (3DS, Diablo III, Final Fantasy XIII-2, PS Vita, PS3, The Last Of Us, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360)

Acquiescence  +   838d ago
Pretty good list actually...
They seem to have all bases covered; mentioned a whole lot of stuff I'm hyped for in the coming months. They've even got Downpour there, so that makes me happy.
ATi_Elite  +   838d ago
Planetside 2
STALKER 2
Arma III
ratsrock  +   838d ago
Jonathan Blow's The Witness.
miyamoto  +   838d ago
Armored Core V
Armored Core V
Gravity Rush
Kyosuke_Sanada  +   838d ago
Always great to see another Raven in the midst...^^
DaveMan  +   838d ago
There's also rumored 2012 games that they forgot to mention;

Epic Mickey 2
Lord of Shadows 2
God of War 4
Adrift
Thief 4
Game Informers new game announcement (on Jan 5th)
Sony Super Smash Brawl game
Medal of Honor 2
Persona 5

But yeah, while this year might not be as STACKED as 2011, there's some BIGGER games in 2012 with GTA V, Last Guardian, The Last of Us, Bioshock Infinite, etc.
jdfoster  +   838d ago
Why would they put in rumoured games? Doesn't make much sense...
Capt-FuzzyPants  +   838d ago
Tomb Raider looks really goo. Where was Starhawk i might have missed it but i dont think i did.
MrWiggle  +   838d ago
"Final Fantasy XIII-2 looks to take all the things we loved about the first game, and fix those parts gamers criticized. Arriving end of January for Xbox 360 and PS3, it features time travel, Lightning's cute sister, and some bigger more epic battles. Hell yes."

It's cringe worthy trying to read some one that excited for the sequel. Unless you loved the first one and your a FF13 fan then you will be dissapointed, Square never act on concerns when it comes from it's fanbase, they listen to them but never act. If they did act on such things 1) We wouldn't be getting this sequel and 2) They would be starting development on a FF8 remake round about now after the highly successful launch of the FF7 remake they released last year. The whole listening thing is Square being clever trying to sucker people into buying the game again...

"Oh look Square have said they've improved the problems with FF13, I'll buy it" <------ That's how it would go.
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DaveMan  +   838d ago
How about you hear impressions from other people who've actually PLAYED THE GAME (like the japanease who seem to like it very much compared to XIII...barring a stupid ending) instead of creating your own pre conceived judgement
TurretKiller  +   838d ago
"like the japanease who seem to like it very much compared to XIII"

Well it seems you've heard differen'tly to me and I bet, other people, the only good things I've heard about FF13-2 are the reviews from the two Japanese magazines Famitsu and Dengeki PlayStation. Yet we can all agree here that those magazines always give high scores to games especialy if it's a japanese game, hell they both give FF13 a good score.

Apparently I've heard the only reason you'll like it is if you enjoyed the first one. Basicaly that gives me the full impression that they havent done much to the game, proving MrWiggles point about Square not "acting" on what they#ve listened to. Hell even the sales were quite low are both platforms.
Hicken  +   837d ago
It's cringe-worthy when people make generalizations based on virtually nothing.

Have you seen any of the live streams of people playing the game, and how much the people watching enjoyed it?

What the hell are you talking about? There's no FFVII remake, and there shouldn't be, in my opinion. That game has already seen more attention than anything else in the franchise. Listening to the fans isn't the same as doing everything the fans want you to.

Your opinion is a carbon-copy of so many others criticizing Square Enix and their games because they're making some sort of attempt at changing how they make their games, instead of say, pulling an Activision and releasing the same thing every time. Hell, how many turn-based JRPGS do you want to play?
BigDollarZoe954  +   838d ago
Tomb Raider and FF 13-2
SolidGear3  +   838d ago
Afterfall: Insanity, Aliens: Colonial Marines, Amy, Anarchy Reigns, Binary Domain, BioShock: Infinite, Borderlands 2, Brothers in Arms: Furious 4, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, The Darkness II, Darksiders II, Deep Black, Dishonored, DmC, Dust 514, Far Cry 3, Final Fantasy XIII-2, The Haunted: Hells Reach, Hitman: Absolution, I Am Alive, Inversion, The Last Guardian, The Last of Us, Lollipop Chainsaw, Mass Effect 3, Medal of Honor 2, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Metro: Last Light, NeverDead, Overstrike, Prey 2, Prototype 2, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, Ruin, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2, Scivelation, Shank 2, Silent Hill: Downpour, Silent Hill HD Collection, South Park: The Game, Spec Ops: The Line, Starhawk, Star Trek, Syndicate, Tomb Raider, Walking Dead: The Game, XCOM, Yakuza: Dead Souls, Zone of the Enders HD Collection
SolidGear3  +   838d ago
God, what is the appeal of GTA?!?! I've bought the fourth one on two occassions and tried to enjoy it but it's the most boring time I've ever had. I spent almost the entire time driving. It was annoying as hell and I don't see what the hype is over a bland, run-of-the-mill, sandbox style driving sim.
BattleTorn  +   838d ago
I blame the player, not the game.
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newflesh  +   837d ago
I quite agree with u on GTA IV. But u should really try San Andreas, it's miles better
lionelglitchy  +   838d ago
all boring sequels or re-boots only 2 new ip's so sad
DaveMan  +   837d ago
there are bunch of new ip's they didn't mentioned. These are just the TOP new ip's of 2012...

Of course games like NeverDead, Binary Domain, Kingdoms of Amular, Dishonored, are to...well unkown to get hyped about.
SillyBastid  +   838d ago
STARHAWK! That should be on this list... but overall I would agree with them.

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