Most anticipated games of 2012

Here's a list of the games I can't wait to get my hands on in 2012. Lets hope they don't let me down.

Edit from the future (2015): lol. I thought GTAV, Bioshock, and Prey 2 were coming out in 2012. Silly boy. Also, I don't remember thinking that highly of Max Payne, but maybe my memory of those first 2 games has faded since then. I never got around to playing SSX, Darksiders 2, or Reckoning. Weird to go back and see these lists.

update from 2018: Coming back to this is even a bit funnier now. Prey 2 never even happened and turned into an immersive sim game that I never got around to playing...yet. Doesn't seem as interesting to me now as the original pitch was to me back then. Then again, it's been so long I barely remember why I was even so interested in "Prey 2" to begin with. Maybe the hype from gaming press? Dunno. Still never played SSX or Amalur. At this point I still have some interest in SSX since it's still a novelty at this point. Then there's Darksiders 2. Haven't played it either. Every time I think about it, I feel like I'd rather just go back and play the first again. Darksiders 3 came out recently and it doesn't seem great from what others have said. Doesn't surprise me. It looked rough from the first time they showed it. That's probably the last update on this one. It's fun to read this stuff years later, because I'm such a different person now. My tastes and viewpoints are very different from 6 years ago. I barely remember writing some of this stuff. It's like a stranger got into my account. So odd.

List items

  • I've play probably 30 minutes of diablo 2 a couple of years ago. I wasn't apart of the machine when the game was originally released but I fell in love with the numerous diablo clones that followed. Champions of Norath was a flawed game but it was the game that got me into the genre. Since then, I've become a massive fan of blizzard through world of warcraft and starcraft 2 and my excitement for a sequel to the grand daddy of dungeon crawlers has skyrocketed since its announcement in 2008. It just might be my most anticipated game of the generation.

  • Grand theft auto 4 was one of my favorite games of all time but it didn't start there. Like many, I've been a huge fan of the series since 3 and every single entry has topped the previous one. It's really an amazing feat to say the least.

  • Mass effect 2 really turned the series around for me. ME 1 was seriously flawed and the only reason I played it was to get to ME2. I'm still skeptical of ME3 but I'm so damned invested in the story of Mass Effect that I can't back out now.

  • Borderlands 1 was a heavily flawed game that I fell hard in love with. If gearbox can clean up their act for part 2, you bet your sweet ass I'm getting this game day 1.

  • Whats there to say here? Ken levine and his team of super developers are making a proper sequel to one of the best games ever made, Bioshock 1. Bioshock 2 was a let down for me becuase it felt like rehash of the original. As much as i fell in love with rapture, I really didn't need to go back there. This time the game is being made by the guys who brought you Bioshock 1 and they're taking it to a whole new world and a whole new level.

  • SSX 3 and tricky were so fucking fun. Hopefully they capture that essence again.

  • Skyrim was not only my favorite game of 2011 but one of my favorite games of all time so when I hear that a game is taking heavy influence from elder scrolls, Im interested. I'm not going to lie, the demo didn't sell me but here's to hoping the game turns out awesome. Interestingly, this is the only game on the list that's not a sequel.

  • Max payne 1 and 2 were fucking magical. Breathtaking tone and solid gameplay made those games stand the test of time. Max payne 3 has had a rocky development but have you seen that trailer? Seriously...

  • Darksiders was a pleasant surprise. It was the darker zelda that we've been asking for from nintendo for years now. Sure it was heavily influence but what game isn't these days ?(see kingdoms of amalur or any game on this list, really) What makes this game make the list is how well executed the first one was.

  • I never played Prey but everything I've seen and heard of Prey 2 gets it a spot on this list.