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  • Top 100 Biggest Games of 2012. Happy New Year from VGB!

    4 January 2012
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    #10. Resident Evil Revelations

    Info: Resident Evil Revelations Preview
    Buy It: Pre-order Resident Evil: Revelations
    Sales Previous Game: 5.6 Million
    Release Date: January 27, 2012
    System: 3DS
    Developer: Capcom
    Genre: Survival Horror

    Why Play It?: Taking place before Resident Evil 4 & 5, you get a brand new storyline in the RE series. Resident Evil Revelations sees the return to survival horror, offering a tense and intriguing gameplay experience (including dual analog support). Built from the ground up to take advantage of the Nintendo 3DS features, it delivers outstanding visuals that bring the zombie fear to life in 3D!

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  • #9. Uncharted: Golden Abyss

    Info: Uncharted: Golden Abyss Preview
    Buy It: Pre-order Uncharted: Golden Abyss
    Sales Previous Game: 5+ Million
    Release Date: February 22, 2012
    System: PS Vita
    Developer: Sony Computer Entertainment Bend Studio
    Genre: Action-Adventure, Third-person Shooter, Platformer

    Why Play It?: Uncharted series creators Naughty Dog have been overseeing development of the first portable Uncharted game at Sony Bend Studio, who previously made some of the best PSP games (Resistance & Syphon Filter series). If that wasn’t enough reason to get excited, the PS Vita launch title — a prequel to the original Uncharted — looks and plays like a full-fledged PS3 Uncharted game that just happens to be on a handheld. Throw in jaw-dropping cutscenes with all your favorite actors, cinematic gameplay as Drake goes to search for treasure in a legendary lost city, throw in optional touch & motion controls, and you’ve got a recipe for awesome!

    #8. Assassin’s Creed 3

    Info: Assassin’s Creed 3 Roundup
    Buy: Assassin’s Creed Revelations
    Sales Previous Game: 11 Million
    Release Date: Mid-November 2012
    System: Xbox 360, PS3, PC
    Developer: Ubisoft
    Genre: Action-Adventure, Sandbox

    Why Play It?: The brains behind the Assassin’s Creed series once promised “It’s always been planned to be a trilogy, and Desmond is going to become the ultimate assassin.” With the Mayan ending of the world on December 21, 2012, overlapping with that in the AC universe, the Ubisoft creative people have indicated (that as a yearly franchise) they have no choice but to tell the grand finale of Desmond’s story in 2012. The ending of Assassin’s Creed Revelations reveals what’s coming up next in Assassin’s Creed 3…

    #7. The Last Guardian

    Info: The Last Guardian Preview
    Buy It: Pre-order The Last Guardian
    Sales Previous Game: 1.5 Million
    Release Date: 2012
    System: PS3
    Developer: Team Ico
    Genre: Action-Adventure, Puzzler

    Why Play It?: After creating ICO & Shadow of the Colossus on PS2, director Fumito Ueda hasn’t said much about The Last Guardian’s story except to say it’s open-ended, leaving the ending for the player to figure out. Much like the team’s previous games, this PS3 game tells the tale of an unnamed boy trying to escape from a castle in ruins, except this time it’s together with an enormous cat-eagle companion called Trico. Along the way they’ll form an emotional bond, and depending on how you interact with the mythical griffin-like creature, you’ll gain more/better control over its actions.

    #6. BioShock Infinite

    Info: BioShock Infinite Preview
    Buy It: Pre-order BioShock Infinite
    Sales Previous Game: 4 Million
    Release Date: Last half of 2012
    System: Xbox 360, PS3, PC
    Developer: Irrational Games
    Genre: First-person Shooter

    Why Play It?: The studio behind the original BioShock is back! Set in 1912, before the other two games but not as a prequel, BioShock Infinite introduces an entirely new narrative experience that lifts players out of the familiar confines of Rapture and rockets them to Columbia, an immense city in the sky.

    #5. Halo 4

    Info: Halo 4 Reveal
    Buy It: Pre-order Halo 4
    Sales Previous Game: 8.1 Million
    Release Date: September 2012
    System: Xbox 360
    Developer: 343 Industries
    Genre: First-person Shooter

    Why Play It?: It’s the return of Master Chief! Set in the aftermath of Halo 3, Master Chief returns to confront his own destiny and face an ancient evil that threatens the fate of the entire universe. Halo 4 marks the start of a new reclaimer trilogy, where the Forerunner Shield Worlds are explored.

    #4. Diablo III

    Info: Diablo III Preview
    Buy It: Pre-order Diablo III
    Sales Previous Game: 14 Million
    Release Date: Q1 2012
    System: PC, Mac
    Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
    Genre: Action-RPG, Dungeon Crawler, Hack ‘n Slash

    Why Play It?: Fans have been impatiently waiting for 11 years for this sequel. With gorgeous CGI cinematics that wouldn’t look out of place in a mature-rated Pixar movie, five fine-tuned character classes (wizard, witch doctor, demon hunter, barbarian & monk) and online co-op via Battle.net, Blizzard looks set to deliver an amazing game.

    #3. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

    Info: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Hints
    Buy: Call of Duty: Black Ops
    Sales Previous Game: 25+ Million
    Release Date: Early November 2012
    System: Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Wii, Wii U
    Developer: Treyarch
    Genre: First-person Shooter

    Why Play It?: As part of a yearly release cycle, a sequel to Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops is next on the table. COD is always a big deal because of it’s explosive campaign and endlessly entertaining multiplayer. Some ideas for locations across the world Black Ops 2 could take place in include Vietman…

    #2. Grand Theft Auto V

    Info: Grand Theft Auto V Analysis
    Buy It: Pre-order Grand Theft Auto V
    Sales Previous Game: 22+ Million
    Release Date: 2012
    System: Xbox 360, PS3, PC
    Developer: Rockstar North
    Genre: Action-Adventure, Sandbox, Third-person Shooter

    Why Play It?: GTA 5’s sandbox scale has been said to be “vast”, this is likely an understatement. We’re promised an “breathtaking entertainment experience” and “the largest and the most ambitious game Rockstar has yet created”. With a story set in a modern-day setting, and hookers just waiting to run over, fans have a lot to be excited for with the series returning to San Andreas and its surrounding areas.

    #1. Mass Effect 3

    Info: Mass Effect 3 Preview
    Buy It: Pre-order Mass Effect 3
    Sales Previous Game: 4 Million
    Release Date: March 6, 2012
    System: Xbox 360, PC, PS3
    Developer: BioWare
    Genre: Action-RPG, Third-person Shooter

    Why Play It?: It’s the big finale to the Mass Effect Trilogy! All your choices from the previous two games culminate into this epic showdown against the Reapers. As Shepard, can you save the Universe?

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    Ferry Groenendijk By Ferry Groenendijk: He is the founder and editor of Video Games Blogger. He loved gaming from the moment he got a Nintendo with Super Mario Bros. on his 8th birthday. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook and at Google+.


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