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The Most Awaited Games of 2012: Part 2

As we all know, there are many major games coming next year, some of them have been awaited since this year. Here are some of the most awaited games of 2012!

1.Doom 4:


Developer: id Software

Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
Release Date: November 2012


Doom 4 is the latest upcoming instalment of the popular Doom series. The game is neither a sequel to Doom 3 nor a reboot. The game will use the company's new id Tech 5 engine. The CEO of ID stated that the game will take place on Earth like Doom 2. He also stated that he wanted the game to be like the original Doom game rather then horror like Doom 3. Much is not known about the game yet, but it will run at 60 FPS. Doom fans are waiting badly for the game!

2.Silent Hill: Downpour (Silent Hill 8)


Developer: Vatra Games
Publisher: Konami Digital Entertainment
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Release Date: 2012


Silent Hill: Downpour, also known as Silent Hill 8, is the eighth instalment in the Silent Hill series. Silent Hill: Downpour is the first game to be released in 3D(for PS3). The plot of this instalment is unrelated to the previous games, it focuses on the new protagonist, Murphy. The graphics and gameplay of the game looks amazing, there is great use of water in it. Silent Hill fans must have this one on their shelves!



3.SoulCalibur V


Developer: Project Soul
Publisher: Namco Bandai Games
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Release Date: January 31, 2012


SoulCalibur V is the sixth instalment in the Namco's ''Soul'' series. The game takes place 17 years after the events of SoulCalibur IV. There have been major changes in this instalment from the previous games. The popular ''Critical Finishes'' are no more. There have been a new guage added in the game, which after being charged allows players to perform ''Brave Edge'' and ''Critical Edge''.
Daishi Odashima, the director of the game, confirmed on his twitter that the number of the characters in the game will be overall 30, so 8 characters remain to be confirmed. The game features Ezio Auditore da Firenze from Assassins Creed this time. The game looks to be a great sequel!

4.Hitman: Absolution


Developer: IO Interactive
Publisher: Square Enix
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Release Date: 2012


Hitman: Absolution is the sixth instalment of the Hitman series, having the stealth genre. The game will run on IO Interactive's proprietary Glacier 2 game engine. The game will mix classic Hitman gameplay mechanics along with new ones. There are other major changes, such as Agent 47 would not be voiced by David Bateson. Agent 47's handler, Diana would not be voiced by Vivienne McKee, but instead, she would be voiced by Keith Carradine. The soundtrack wouldn't be composed by Jesper Kyd, instead, it will be composed by Peter Kyed and Peter Peter. It is also rumoured that the game will feature an online mode. The game is awaited by the huge amount of fans, whereas many fans are dis-hearted due to the replace of David Bateson.

5.Max Payne 3


Developers: 
Rockstar Vancouver
Rockstar New England
Rockstar London
Rockstar Toronto



Publisher: Rockstar Games
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Release Date: March, 2012

Max Payne 3 is the third instalment in the Max Payne series. The game features the return of ''bullet-time'' action which the game has been noted for. Max Payne 3 is the first game in the series which is not being developed by Remedy Entertainment and not being written by series creator Sam Lake. Instead, the writer this time will be Dan House, who has written many of Grand Theft Auto and Read Dead Redemption games. The game will also feature Multiplayer. The game has several changes from the original ones. The game is much awaited by the fans and new players alike.

6.Halo 4

Developers: 343 Industries
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Platforms: Xbox 360
Release Date: Holiday's, 2012


Halo 4 is the eighth instalment in the ''Halo'' series. 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 trilogy that begins with its release in 2012.—Official summary. Halo 4 will be the beginning of a new trilogy in the Halo series. The previous Halo games were developed by Bungie, but Halo 4 will be developed by 343 Industries. The game will be very important and major in the series, so this instalment is a must have!

7.Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance


Developers: Platinum Games

Publisher: Konami
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Release Date: 2012


Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is the latest entry in the popular ''Metal Gear'' series. The game takes place several years after ''Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots and it is a spinoff that is not part of the ''Metal Gear Solid'' series. The players take on the role of the cyborg ninja Raiden, the katana-wielding ally of series mainstay Solid Snake. The game features many new gameplay mechanics and many similar mechanics to the previous games. Much is not known yet about the plot of the game, though the fans are waiting for the game to come out.

8.Mass Effect 3


Developers: BioWare


Publisher: Electronic Arts
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Release Date: March 6, 2012


Mass Effect 3 is the final chapter in the popular ''Mass Effect'' trilogy, which will complete the story of Commander Shepard. The gameplay of Mass Effect 3 will feature several changes, such as improvement in the ''cover system''. There will be more options for moving in the battlefield. The ''Artificial Intelligence'' of the game is also improved from the previous instalments. The game will also have a four player ''multiplayer co-op'' mode. The game will take place after the events of the Mass Effect 2 DLC expansion Arrival and follow the mission of Commander Shepard to save the galaxy from the Reapers. The game looks promising and fans have many expectations to it! This could be the best Mass Effect game in the series.

9.Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City


Developers: 
Slant Six Games
Capcom





Publisher: Capcom
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Release Date: March 20, 2012


Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is an upcoming game in the ''Resident Evil'' series. The game will be set around in the same time as ''Resident Evil 2'', ''Resident Evil 3: Nemesis'' and the two Resident Evil: Outbreak titles. One of the most notable feature of the game is that the game will include major ''what-if'' decisions, such as killing off Leon S. Kennedy, who is one of the main characters of Resident Evil 2 and the protagonist of Resident Evil 4. The game will feature many playable characters, multiplayer modes and the gameplay of the game is very different than the previous games. The game is looks good and very different from the previous titles.


These are most of the ''Most Awaited Games of 2012''! The games look fantastic and I, being a huge gaming fan, can't wait for them either!
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Published On Entertainment Ghost At Sunday, January 01, 2012