Upcoming Game Releases of 2012

As 2011 draws to a close, we are already looking forward to the new year in gaming. here are our top 10 games of 2012 to look out for.

Halo 4

Platform: Xbox 360

One of the biggest reasons for the Xbox 360′s popularity has been the contribution from Bungie’s Halo franchise. Announced at E3, Halo 4 is the sequel of the 2007 game and continues where the 3rd game finished in which Master Chief and Cortana are lost in space and discovering a mysterious planet. with Halo 3 still ranked as the biggest ever selling game on Xbox 360, expect this new installment to gain a hype just a big.

Mass Effect 3

Release date: 6th March NA, 9th March EU

Platforms: PC, PS3, Xbox 360

The final edition in Bioware’s epic trilogy. the sci-fi RPG game follows from Mass Effect 2′s DLC Arrival pack and follows Commander Shepard’s last attempts to the save the galaxy. Unlike the previous two games, the third game includes multiplayer co-op for the first time and will also include a Gears of War style Horde mode.

Borderlands 2

Release date: 1st September

Platforms: PC, PS3, Xbox 360

Set 5 years after the first game, Borderlands 2 comes with new enemies, weapons, environments and a new gun system. As well as that there is also two player spilt-screen and four player online co-op.

GTA V

Platforms: Ps3,Xbox 360(TBC)

The controversial open world game returns. the debut trailer was released by Rockstar Games in november and is set away from Liberty city  but to the L.A based city Los Santos. Rockstar president Sam Houser has said that GTA 5 is a “radical reinvention of the Grand Theft Auto universe”.

Tomb Raider

Release date: TBC

Platforms: PC,PS3, Xbox 360

A young Lara Croft is shipwrecked and kidnapped to strange island. the game has a new look compared to its predecessors and is based on survival rather than discovery. it is also a change from the recognised gameplay with inclusions of quick time events and more complex puzzles.

FIFA Street

Release date: March 2012

Platforms: PS3, Xbox 360

The fourth game is an entirely new change to the series and gets rid of the cartoon style visuals of the third game. EA’s biggest announcement for this game was the signing of Lionel Messi who appears on the cover and is no longer the face of the PES games.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier

Release date: 6th March NA, 9th March EU

Platforms: PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, DS, PSP

The fourth game in the Ghost Recon series is set in the futuristic settings of the Middle East and Asia. the third person shooter includes more specific aiming and a camouflage setting. the game also uses the Xbox Kinect peripheral and its voice control to present a new way of playing the game.

Assassin’s Creed III

Platforms: PC, PS3, Xbox 360 (TBC)

No confirmation has yet been announced about the surroundings of the game. however the director of Revelations, Alexandre Amacio, has stated that a new Assassin’s Creed game should be released around December 2012. former creative director Patrice Desilets has also said that the game could revolve around the conspiracy theory that the world will end in 2012.

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

Release date: TBC

Platforms: PS3, Xbox 360

Between the events of metal gear solid 2 and 4, this installment does not play you in the role of Solid Snake but inside the cyborg ninja Raiden. the game focusses on sword-fighting rather than the traditional stealth gameplay from most of the games.

Max Payne 3

Release date: March 2012

Platforms: PC, PS3, Xbox 360

Another gaming series from RockStar returns with its first on the current generation consoles. Set eight years after the second game, Max has left new York City and has been double-crossed in the new setting of Sao Paulo, Brazil. the new gameplay features include new cover mechanics and an over-the-shoulder zoom aiming.

Upcoming Game Releases of 2012


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