20 Games to look forward to in 2012

Final Fantasy XIII-2Final Fantasy XIII-2 is created with the aim to surpass the quality of its predecessor in every way, featuring new gameplay systems, cutting-edge visuals and audio. in this game the player has the freedom to choose from a range of possibilities and paths; their choices affect not only the immediate environment, but even shape time and space.Final Fantasy XIII-2 reveals further events from the amazing mythology as presented in the original Final Fantasy XIII, but story is written in a way that can still be enjoyed without knowledge of the previous title.Release Date: 3rd February 2012 (Europe) on Xbox 360, Playstation3

The Darkness IIThe Darkness II takes players down a brutal and personal path as Jackie Estacado, wielder of The Darkness – an ancient and ruthless force of chaos and destruction.The Darkness II breaks out of the sea of conventional first-person shooters with its fervid Quad-Wielding gameplay, which will allow players to slash, grab, and throw objects and enemies with their Demon Arms while simultaneously firing two weapons. The game is layered with the use of dark versus light, steeped in deep and twisted storytelling, and engulfed in stylistic violence that is visualized through a hand-painted graphic noir technique that stays true to its comic book origins.It’s been two years since Jackie Estacado, now the Don of the Franchetti crime family, used The Darkness to kill the men responsible for his girlfriend’s murder. He’s been unable to shake the memory of Jenny’s death since bottling up his supernatural power, and now The Darkness wants out. a sudden, unprovoked attack on Jackie’s life heralds the start of a full-scale mob war, which has clearly been orchestrated by some outside force.Release Date: 10th February 2012 (Europe) on Xbox 360, Playstation3 and PC

Twisted MetalHigh atop his penthouse office, a mysterious ringleader named Calypso lords over the contest of vehicle combat known as Twisted Metal. He returns again to host the ultimate contest of skill and destruction. Contestants have been chosen to compete and, should they emerge victorious, win whatever prize their heart desires.Release Date: 14th February 2012 (Europe) on Xbox 360, Playstation3 and PC

SyndicateSet in 2069, Syndicate takes players into a dark, Machiavellian world where corporations are vying for market dominance with no government oversight. The people become the causality of this war as these corporations have the technology and power to influence the public via bio-chips installed in their heads. Syndicate blends fast paced action and futuristic settings with innovative chip breach gameplay to provide a unique and brutal sci-fi first person shooter experience.in the game, players take on the role of Miles Kilo, Eurocorp’s latest prototype agent. Through DART 6 bio-chip technology implanted in their heads, gamers can dilate down time, see through walls, breach the digital world and enemies around them using a variety of upgradable hacking mechanics. Release Date: 24th February 2012 (Europe) on Xbox 360, Playstation3 and PC

Mass Effect 3In Mass Effect 3, an ancient alien race known only as “Reapers”, has launched an all-out invasion of the galaxy, leaving nothing but a trail of destruction in their wake. Earth has been taken, the galaxy is on the verge of total annihilation, and you are the only one who can stop them. The price of failure is extinction. you, as Commander Shepard, must lead the counter assault to take it back. Only you can determine how events will play out, which planets you will save from annihilation and which alliances you will form or abandon as you rally the forces of the galaxy to eliminate the Reaper threat once and for all.Release Date: 9th March 2012 (Europe) on Xbox 360, Playstation3 and PC

Street Fighter X TekkenIn Street Fighter X Tekken, the long awaited dream match-up between the two leaders in the fighting genre becomes a reality. Street Fighter X Tekken delivers the ultimate tag team battle royale featuring classic characters from each franchise, and one of the most robust character line-ups in fighting game history. With the addition of new gameplay mechanics and controls, including tag battles for the first time in a Street Fighter game, the acclaimed fighting action of SuperStreet FighterIV has been expanded to suit the needs of both Street Fighter and Tekken players alike.Release Date: 9th March 2012 (Europe) on Xbox 360, Playstation3 and PC

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future SoldierPart of the Group for Specialized Tactics, a Special Mission Unit under the direct command of the Joint Special Operations Command, the elite of the modern US Special Forces is better known by their battlefield legend. They are the untraceable soldiers called the Ghosts.Only the best of the best, soldiers with a unique mix of skills on and off the battlefield, ever get to wear the coveted Ghost insignia. Equipped with the most advanced combat technology, the Ghosts track down the highest-value targets in the highest-risk conflict areas around the world, fighting from the shadows in any climate or terrain.in the near future, four of these elite soldiers serve as the tip of the spear in a hidden war raging across the globe. But even as Ghost Lead, Pepper, 30K, and Kozak accomplish their objectives, they discover the threat they face is greater than they ever imagined – one that could alter the international balance of power forever.Release Date: March 2012 (USA) on Xbox 360, Playstation3 and PC

Max Payne 3Max Payne 3 continues the tale of former New York City detective, Max Payne. still haunted by the memories of his traumatic past, Max begins a new life working private security protecting a wealthy industrialist and his family in Sao Paulo, Brazil. when gangs target the family under his protection, Max is forced to fight to save his clients and clear his name, in a bid to, once and for all, rid himself of the demons that have tortured him for far too long.Release Date: March 2012 on Xbox 360, Playstation3 and PC

Prototype 2Prototype 2 takes the unsurpassed carnage of the original Prototype and continues the experience of becoming the ultimate shape-shifting weapon. As the game’s all-new infected protagonist, Sgt. James Heller, players will cut a bloody swathe through the wastelands of post-viral New York Zero (or more simply…NYZ) with unparalleled locomotion, building up a vast genetic arsenal of deadly, biological weapons and abilities as they hunt, kill and consume their way toward the ultimate goal — to kill…Alex…Mercer!Release Date: 24th April 2012 on Xbox 360, Playstation3 and PC

Far cry 3With 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 and shoot their way across the island in a world that has lost all sense of morality.Release Date: September 2012 on Xbox 360, Playstation3 and PC

Tomb RaiderTomb Raider explores the intense and gritty origin story of Lara Croft and her ascent from a frightened young woman to a hardened survivor. Armed only with raw instincts and the ability to push beyond the limits of human endurance, Lara must fight to unravel the dark history of a forgotten island to escape its relentless hold. Download the Turning Point trailer to see the beginning of Lara’s epic adventure.Release Date: 2012 on Xbox 360, Playstation3 and PC

Bioshock InfiniteWith the United States emerging as a world power, the floating City of Columbia is a mighty symbol of American ideals, launched with great fanfare to the cheers of a captivated public. But what begins as an endeavor of hope soon turns to disaster, as the city disappears into the clouds, its whereabouts unknown.The player assumes the role of former Pinkerton agent Booker DeWitt, sent to Columbia to rescue Elizabeth, a young woman imprisoned there since childhood. He will develop a relationship with Elizabeth, augmenting his abilities with hers so the pair may escape from a city that is literally falling from the sky. DeWitt will learn to fight foes in high-speed Sky-Line battles, engage in combat both indoors and amongst the clouds, and harness the power of dozens of new weapons and abilities.Release Date: 2012 on Xbox 360, Playstation3 and PC

Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater 3DMetal Gear Solid Snake Eater 3D Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater 3D is set in the 60s during the cold War, and sees series hero Snake infiltrating the Russian jungle to bring back a scientist being held captive against his will. Starting on the outskirts of a military base, the player must use Snake’s stealth skills along with the foliage and shade that the jungle offers as cover to infiltrate unseen. As the game progresses, old faces make unwelcome appearances and a series of terrifying boss characters must be defeated before leading up to a dramatic twist that brings Snake face to face with a key figure from his past…Release Date: Q1 2012 on Nintendo 3DS

Halo 4 (Xbox 360) GTA 5 (PS3, Xbox 360) Minecraft (Xbox 360) The Last Guardian (PS3)Diablo III (PC) Uncharted: Golden Abyss (PS Vita)

20 Games to look forward to in 2012


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