The summer, traditionally a quiet time for games, so here at Zath, we’ve been looking forward to lots of upcoming games that are in store for us in the coming months, here’s a the list of the 10 games that I’m personally looking forward to playing the most of all in the next few months.
There arenāt any Wii exclusives on my list as there really isnāt anything for me to get really excited over at the minute. There are good games coming out like Red Steel 2, Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Super Mario Bros. Wii, but they just donāt excite me as much as the list Iāve produced below.
So, here are the top 10 games I’m most excited about, in no particular order…
Iāve been a big fan of Call of Duty ever since the first one was released. Itās nice to have a bit of a change from World War II and Iām expecting big things after how good Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare was. Not sure Iāll be getting the collectors edition with night vision goggles though. But it would be cool!!
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3)
Naughty dog ventured away from Jak and Daxter for the PS3 and went for Nathan Drake instead. The first was probably one of the best adventure games Iāve played. Brilliant story line and great characters. Really looking forward to seeing whatās in store for Nathan Drake next. And from the trailer, you can see what I meant before about Uncharted making an amazing film (if done right).
Professor Layton and Pandoraās Box (DS/DSi)
The first of the series āProfessor Layton and the Curios Villageā was a shock smash hit. I thankfully pre-ordered this and got it on release day and loved it from the second I started playing. Rest assured Pandoraās Box wonāt be underestimated and Iām sure places will make sure they have plenty of stock as this will without a doubt, hit the number 1 spot. Iāve got my copy already pre-ordered.
Bioshock 2 (Multi)
I only bought the first one because it was cheap and Iād heard good things about it. Turned out to be one of my favourite first person shooters ever. Was disappointed with how easy and short the ending was in the first, but with multiplayer thrown into Bioshock 2 and more Big Daddys! Whatās not to like?
Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time (PS3)
Tools of Destruction was…sorry…..is still one of the best looking games on the PS3. I know some people say that theyāve done too much with Ratchet and Clank and the games are too similar to each other. Well from what Iāve read, A Crack in Time is throwing in some new additions to the franchise, and not just bigger guns.
Final Fantasy XIII (PS3/Xbox 360)
Iāve got them all!! (apart from FF XI). This is probably the biggest RPG series of all time and Final Fantasyās maiden voyage on a next gen console looks like itās not going to disappoint. Itās taken far too long for this game to be released and wouldnāt surprise me if the release date is pushed back again. But I just hope the phrase āGood things come to he who waitsā was made for Final Fantasy XIII.
Mini Ninjas (Multi)
I love cartoon style games and this looks like it could be great fun. Iāve been watching videos on the website and around the net and itās making me want to play the game even more.
Iāve been waiting years for another Jak and Daxter game and was extremely disappointed to hear that this wasnāt going to be the PS3 game us fans have been so eagerly waiting for. Naughty Dog arenāt developing this one, instead itās High Impact Games. Iām sure theyāll do a good job, but only time will tell.
Mass Effect 2 (Xbox 360/PC)
Iāve only recently bought Mass Effect on my PC and I canāt believe how hooked I am already! The storyline is immensely deep and the visuals are stunning. The fact that your choices determine the outcome of the game is brilliant. Whatever choices you make in Mass Effect will carry on into Mass Effect 2! So keep your save files! Things could get very interesting!
LEGO Harry Potter – Years 1-4 (Multi)
Usually LEGO games are beyond crap. But since LEGO Star Wars, these have become hugely popular games. Thank you Travellers Tales. Iām already a Harry Potter nerd, and now itās coming out in the form of LEGO! Expecto Patronum!!
Thereās one game that isnāt on my list, but I want to make a special mention to. I donāt have an Xbox 360 yet, so I wonāt be able to play Halo 3: ODST….yet. But if I had one, this would definitely be on my list.
So whatās your favourite top 10 anticipated games? Do you agree with my list or do you have something completely different?
Let us know in the comments below!