First Person Shooters of 2012

It's safe to say 2011 was a decent year for gamers. Especially these last few months with the release of Gears of War 3, Modern Warfare 3, Battlefield 3, and Skyrim to name a few. So, now that Christmas has come and gone, and the new year is right around the corner, what do we have to look forward to for 2012?

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PixL2585d ago

"XCOM is basically just a reboot of the game X-COM, it’s a strategic first person shooter. It will have an all new setting, but most of the concepts are the same as the original."

Kittens die in pain when people write such jibberish.

Felinox2585d ago

Exactly why I went to the comments. Well said. Xcom the original was an excellent strategy game. The "reboot" looks terrible and is not alluring to fans of the original. Infact it doesn't even seem to stand out among the shooters.

NukaCola2584d ago

Prey 2 look incredible. It's an open world free running FPS bounty hunting game. It's like Blade Runner and Mirror's Edge all rolled up in one with some Mass Effect in there too. I think it's crazy how it went to such an awesome change since the first one.

specialguest2585d ago

They stripped away everything that made the original Shadowrun fun and turned it into a generic FPS. No RPG elements, Cyberpunk theme, or hacking.

brodychet2585d ago

I know this is really random, but is anyone else having problems with the N4G site today? Like no pictures coming up and stuff. Sorry about this.

life doomer2585d ago

i'm also having the same problem, wierd.

Cosmit2585d ago

Yeah same here. I though maybe because I was using it from the iPhone.

_Aarix_2581d ago

Probably servers having catche problems.

ATi_Elite2585d ago

Planetside 2
Arma III
Stalker 2
Metro Last Light
Tribes: Ascend
Natural Selection 2

Hufandpuf2584d ago

How do you know BF2143 will be out next year? If anything DICE will release Mirror's Edge 2 before anything else.

JsonHenry2585d ago

I love the last line of this article - "While most people have been saying 2012 will be a bad year for gamers, I think we’ll be just fine with the options listed above."

The only people saying that are people that only game on consoles. If you are PC gamer there is a LOT to be excited about next year!! Diablo 3 is just a start.

ShoryukenII2584d ago (Edited 2584d ago )

Even on consoles 2012 isn't bad.

The Last Guardian (I hope)
Max Payne 3
Grand Theft Auto V
BioShock Infinite
Playstation Vita (and all of its games)
Metal Gear Rising
Anarchy Reigns
Prey 2
Guild Wars 2 (I know it is PC but it is free!)
Dust 514
The Last of Us (maybe)
...That's all I can think of. The list isn't as long as 2011 but games like GTA V, BioShock Infinite and Metal Gear Rising don't come out often. There is also a large backlog of games from 2011 and before (for me). I haven't even climbed the Throat of the World in Skyrim. :)

Edit: I can't believe that I forgot Assassin's Creed III.
Dishonoured too.

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dogga942585d ago

oh yay more and more sequels while gaming gets more mainstream, political, and controlled by money loving corporations

I_am_Batman2585d ago

That's why I'm looking foreward to Bioshock: Infinite. Sure it is a sequel but it'll be a very original one. At some points it even seems like the opposite of it's predecessors. While the first and second Bioshock was all about dark, oppressive and linear levels, Bioshock: Infinite will be way more open.

This platform generation is now 6 years old. It seems like most studios are going to play it save without the risks of a new IP. On the other hand we're probably still getting Last of Us and Last Guardian in 2012 with the possibility of some studios working on unannounced "new IP's".

DigitalRaptor2585d ago (Edited 2585d ago )

You're right there, but the thing is, BioShock Infinite isn't really a sequel. Just tied to the 'BioShock' name because of the familiarity of the franchise and marketing reasons I think. It's a spiritual successor in the same way as BioShock was to System Shock 2. If anything, it's a prequel, but unrelated to the first one as far as I know.

It's completely fresh besides the core mechanics of the game and even that has changed. Ken Levine is one of my favourite minds in this industry.

RedHotChiliPepaSpray2585d ago

possibly maybe slight outside chance of HL episode 3

RememberThe3572585d ago

I was just about to say something about that. I really want to see more about that game.

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I_am_Batman2585d ago

We haven't seen much of it yet and it didn't get me with the debut trailer at all. But as I said I'll have to wait for more information before I can decide if I'm interessted in this game or not.

StayStatic2585d ago (Edited 2585d ago )

Half-Life 3

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