What are you most looking forward to?
Another year over and a new one's just begun. That's all fine and dandy, of course, but what about the games, man? What games are coming out this year? What are we most looking forward to?
We posed exactly that question over on our facebook page at the end of the year, and - to be frank - we were surprised by some of the results. There are obvious inclusions, surprise inclusions, and even some surprise omissions.
So how did it all break down? Let's take a look, starting in reverse order...
Four games tied at the bottom of our ladder, and they're an interesting bunch. If the trend continues, the next CoD (look for it November 6th, is our guess) is probably going to be the most successful videogame ever - and yet it sits near the bottom of the top ten. Interesting...
• Call of Duty 9
• Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
• Final Fantasy XIII-2
• Transformers: Fall of Cybertron
Our first sports entrant on the list is EA's reboot of their 12-year-old snowboarding franchise.
The long awaited full sequel in the Assassin's Creed series takes a well-earned slot all by itself in seventh place
• Assassin's Creed 3
We might have only just heard about this next game, but the involvement of Uncharted series developer Naughty Dog and the ever-popular inclusion of Zombies already has people excited for...
• The Last of Us
Bungie might not be involved anymore but the recent remake of the original Halo confirms that our faith is well founded, as Microsoft's marquee franchise makes a bold play for the middle of the list...
• Halo 4
Three games tie for second place, consuming positions 2, 3, and 4 as they do so. And what a list! It's hard to separate them...
• BioShock: Infinite
• Diablo III
• Mass Effect 3
Rockstar's legendary open-world series is set to return - although whether it will actually make it out this year is open to debate. Regardless, the game most anticipated by NZGamer.com readers is...
• Grand Theft Auto V
A good list to be sure - but didn't make the cut? Let's see...
• Doom 4
• Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
• The Last Guardian
• Street Fighter x Tekken
• Tomb Raider
• Max Payne 3
• Anything at all on PlayStation Vita or Nintendo 3DS
• Borderlands 2
• Prey 2
So how do you feel about the list? Anything you'd change? Let us know in the comments!