It's a Wednesday again! The first month of 2013 is about to end and it made me wonder - Which games are you most excited for? We are all still recovering from last year's wave after wave of great titles, but since we are now hitting February, I just can't help but look ahead. Here are our Pick 5 most anticipated games for 2013.
What was most appealing to me about the BioShock franchise was the rich world you get to explore. Rapture was amazing, and it was hard to see the game with any other world. But of course Irrational Games loves a challenge, so they created a whole new city for BioShock: Infinite. Since I first laid eyes on the floating city of Columbia I was already on-board for a BioShock game outside of Rapture. This game has had its many shares of delays in the past couple of years. Irrational Games kept on pushing back for the sole reason to polish the game and get everything right. When it's done, it's done. Well, apparently it is because the game is planned for a March 26 release and I can't wait to jump in.
Grand Theft Auto V
Even before this game was officially announced by Rockstar, everybody couldn't wait for the next GTA. Planned for a 2013 release, Rockstar is stating that Grand Theft Auto V will be the biggest open world game to date. Everything you love about Grand Theft Auto will most likely return. The story revolves around three protagonists that the players get to cycle through, and I don't know why I'm so excited for this but we finally get to fly jets! The city of Los Santos will be filled with tons of activities and I already can see all of us losing ourselves with all the freedom and carnage we usually do in a Grand Theft Auto game.
The Last of Us
Step aside Uncharted, there's a new title in town that needs everybody's attention. Naughty Dog's The Last of Us is a PS3 exclusive that is set in a post-apocalyptic world doomed by a deadly fungus. Naughty Dog is taking a break from all the Hollywood style action and is focusing more on the narrative for their latest project. gameplay seems very dynamic with enemy AI set to react based on the situation they are in, even Ellie's AI will react and find ways to assist the player rather than being dead weight. The Last of Us is visually stunning and I just love post-apocalyptic settings. Game is out on May 7 exclusively for the PS3.
Last E3, Ubisoft did not impress the world with their Farcry 3 presentation, nor their Assassin's Creed 3 gameplay demo, it's the reveal of their latest IP called Watch Dogs. An open world game that give the players the ability to hack or manipulate any electronic device in the world. The game looked amazing when it was first revealed, the graphics made me believe that this could be a potential next-gen title in the works. Thankfully it's coming on Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and PC sometime around 2013.
Dark Souls 2
This is one game I didn't think would happen. The unforgiving RPG Dark Souls is getting a sequel. not much information is given so far since it's unveil during last year's Video Game Awards, but the I'm positive it will be as challenging as the first two games. The trailer gave me the impression that this game will have more of a story this time around because the last two didn't really have one, but I could be wrong. It's expected for a release this year and I just can't wait to get my ass handed to me over and over.
There you have it. What about you? What are your most anticipated games?