1. Dead Rising 2
I wasn't a big fan of the original Dead Rising, but I recognize what it did right: A big, open environment with shit-tons of enemies, and plenty of ways to kill said enemies. I'm hoping this entry into the series fixes the broken friendly AI, gets rid of the goddamn escort missions, and removes the set play time.
2. Deus Ex: Human Revolution
So it's not a first-person shooter. So it has practically nothing to do with the original Deus Ex series. This game is pretty and, if well executed, could be a damn fine hack-n-slash.
3. Saints Row: The Third
Yep, I'm one of those people that is firmly staked in the camp that Saint's Row 2 is what Grand Theft Auto 4 should have been (similar to). I enjoy the slightly comic tone that this open-world crime game has to offer, if only because GTA acts like someone killed its dog.
4. Devil's Third
I'm intrigued by the story. Sue me. Plus, THQ has been on a good path to redemption lately. Hopefully they can continue it.
5. Red Faction: Armageddon
I like explosions.
I like shooting things. I like running things over. Imagine how much I like the two when combined, plus a pretty decent looking graphical engine.
7. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
The new, darker tone to this game intrigues me. Even if it does just end up being another game that is way too similar to Devil May Cry/God of War.
8. Batman: Arkham City
Dude, you get to be the fucking Batman. Again. Batman: AA was my Game of the Year for 2009. I can't wait to see how they mix it up in this new entry. And even if they don't, who cares? Arkham Asylum was fucking rad. If you ignore the whole Killer Croc deal, that is.
9. Gears of War 3
If only to see how the series raps up.