Here’s my pick of video games I’m most looking forward to playing this year. They’re not all sequels this year as it’s starting to feel like this generation’s console cycle is coming to an end and most of the franchises have already delivered three (or more) games. I seriously hope there’s a new console in 2013 and games are taken to the next level, otherwise things threaten to get pretty stale. In fact, to be honest aside from number 1, unless it’s a glowing review I’m not sure I’d play any of the other games in front of my current backlog.
5. Tomb Raider
The Uncharted games are actually making me interested in this game more than any of the previous Tomb Raider games ever have. I’m working on the assumption that Eidos have been kicked into gear thanks to the guys at Naughty Dog taking this style of game to the next level. Too early to really tell, but I’m intrigued.
4. Halo 4
While we’re definitely on the verge of Halo fatigue, I enjoyed Halo: Reach enough to want to see more of Halo.
3. Bioshock Infinite
I was surprised at how much I enjoyed Bioshock 2 after the original Bioshock didn’t really feel like it needed a sequel. This new Bioshock game is by the makers of the original game, so I’m hoping for good things.
2. The Last of Us
I’m very interested to see what the makers of Uncharted have next up their sleeve. I find it hard to believe they’ll let us down. That said, there’s no guarantee this game will even be out this year, that much hasn’t been confirmed, it could, like GTA V end up being a highly anticipated game of 2013 instead…
1. Mass Effect 3
If I could only play one video game this year, it would be this. Delayed from 2011 where it was number 1 then as the game I was most looking forward to, my anticipation is only heightened thanks to the delay…