Most Anticipated Games of 2012

Most Anticipated Games of 2012

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...

Ninth equal

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

Eighth Place

ur first sports entrant on the list is EA's reboot of their 12-year-old snowboarding franchise.

SSX

Seventh Place

he 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

Sixth Place

e 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

Fifth Place

ungie 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

Second Equal

hree 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

First Place

ockstar'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
• Overstrike
• Syndicate
• Borderlands 2
• Prey 2

So how do you feel about the list? Anything you'd change? Let us know in the comments!




 

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Comments Comments (36)

 
ChatterboxZombie
Posted by ChatterboxZombie
On Tuesday 10 Jan 2012 1:15 PM
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pretty much All the games i'm looking forward to are on 3DS and come out pretty soon.

Yet another year of sequels I hoped would never come though.
 
 
 
Posted by Koopa18
On Tuesday 10 Jan 2012 1:38 PM
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Suppose I'm keen for GTA V and Assassin's Creed 3... dunno...
 
 
 
nightwlf
Posted by nightwlf
On Tuesday 10 Jan 2012 1:46 PM
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Soul Calibur V isn't even in the list, hmm. Other than that.. Assassins Creed 3, Borderlands 2, Counterstrike and perhaps GTA V is about all that piques my interest. Not holding my breath for Halo 4 but will pick it up regardless.
 
 
 
Streetlight
Posted by Streetlight
On Tuesday 10 Jan 2012 2:12 PM
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Diablo 3 and Borderlands 2 are the only ones here I am really looking forward too.
 
 
 
Posted by brettz0r
On Tuesday 10 Jan 2012 3:22 PM
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There seems to be nothing that I am looking forward to :|
Hope my current games last me a year then
 
 
 
Posted by fifamessi
On Tuesday 10 Jan 2012 3:47 PM
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wow .. not that great of a list for me personally, i mean yeah gta V...and ummm bioshock infinite...but yeah thats it for me.
 
 
 
Posted by nimrod76
On Tuesday 10 Jan 2012 4:29 PM
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This reminds me of a blog I once read.
 
 
 
Posted by OriginalSin
On Tuesday 10 Jan 2012 6:41 PM
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This is my hit list: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, Risen 2: Dark Waters, Torchlight 2, Legend of Grimrock, Thi4f, Darksiders 2, Grim Dawn.
I thought last year was awesome, but 2012 is even better.
 
 
 
Posted by Deanology
On Tuesday 10 Jan 2012 10:04 PM
-1
As time goes on, the wait for D3.. I have grown more and more UN-interested.
Sadly.
Nothing really jumps out at me this year.
Maybe Assassins Creed3.

More looking toward the next FIFA/PES games.
 
 
 
uberphat
Posted by uberphat
On Wednesday 11 Jan 2012 1:33 AM
-1
Another GTA or the first Diablo for 12 years! Know what my #1 is :)
 
 
 
Kegz
Posted by Kegz
On Wednesday 11 Jan 2012 10:16 AM
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10 January 2012, 04:29 PM Reply to nimrod76
This reminds me of a blog I once read.
Should have just highlighted an awesome blog I see someone wrote..
 
 
 
Posted by ademorg
On Wednesday 11 Jan 2012 8:56 PM
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GTA V looks like it will be another great game from Rockstar, so is a must.
 
 
 
monotone
Posted by monotone
On Wednesday 11 Jan 2012 9:02 PM
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Diablo 3 should be the first place one! It's going to be EPIC!
 
 
 
daedolon2003
Posted by daedolon2003
On Thursday 12 Jan 2012 5:22 PM
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GTA V you have got to be kidding. Diablo 3 should be higher & where is Guild Wars 2
 
 
 
iddy
Posted by iddy
On Thursday 12 Jan 2012 5:30 PM
-1
..Journey?

..Last Guardian..?
 
 
 
evil_angel74
Posted by evil_angel74
On Thursday 12 Jan 2012 8:13 PM
-1
The Last of Us and Dishonored are my two most anticipated at the moment.
 
 
 
makzpowers
Posted by makzpowers
On Thursday 12 Jan 2012 9:51 PM
1
Hells to the yea....
GTA5! f' yea
 
 
 
Posted by jamesg
On Friday 13 Jan 2012 10:53 AM
-1
Another CoD? Really? I'd be looking forward to Assassin's Creed 3 and SSX.
 
 
 
Jake
Posted by Jake
On Friday 13 Jan 2012 11:37 AM
-1
Who disliked almost every post on this page?
 
 
 
Posted by nimrod76
On Friday 13 Jan 2012 11:55 AM
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13 January 2012, 11:37 AM Reply to Jake
Who disliked almost every post on this page?
Went out of their way to do it too
 
 
 
Jake
Posted by Jake
On Friday 13 Jan 2012 12:17 PM
1
13 January 2012, 11:55 AM Reply to nimrod76
Went out of their way to do it too
Just so its fair, I made sure nobodys posts are in the negative at least
 
 
 
Chris_McColl
Posted by Chris_McColl
On Friday 13 Jan 2012 12:18 PM
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Gotta say that rFactor2 and GTR3 are up there for me, 2 big games that have been in the making a while and have massive followings...
 
 
 
Posted by nimrod76
On Friday 13 Jan 2012 12:37 PM
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13 January 2012, 12:17 PM Reply to Jake
Just so its fair, I made sure nobodys posts are in the negative at least
Good man, between us we have reversed this evil.
 
 
 
wangwei1
Posted by wangwei1
On Saturday 14 Jan 2012 9:56 AM
-1
I'm pumped for The Last of Us! It should have been 1st place.
 
 
 
jakeofbladez
Posted by jakeofbladez
On Saturday 14 Jan 2012 10:04 PM
-1
My personal top 3:
1. Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
2. Diablo III
3. Grand Theft Auto V
 
 
 
Super-Pangolin
Posted by Super-Pangolin
On Sunday 15 Jan 2012 9:54 PM
-1
Borderlands 2, Kingdoms of Amalur, and Mass Effect 3. Best year of gaming in ages? I think so
 
 
 
hiimapirate
Posted by hiimapirate
On Wednesday 18 Jan 2012 3:52 AM
-1
Where is The Darkness 2!?!?!? D=
 
 
 
rightxhere
Posted by rightxhere
On Friday 20 Jan 2012 4:48 PM
-1
Sad to see Torchlight 2 not on the list, that one is looking like it'll be great!
 
 
 
sakashi
Posted by sakashi
On Sunday 22 Jan 2012 7:48 PM
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Where is Guild Wars 2?
 
 
 
SpeediePetey
Posted by SpeediePetey
On Friday 27 Jan 2012 2:36 PM
-1
Its not COD9.

Ever since COD4 all the releases have been spinoffs.

Not that it matters, I won't be buying it.
 
 
 
Curuniel
Posted by Curuniel
On Friday 27 Jan 2012 9:58 PM
-1
22 January 2012, 07:48 PM Reply to sakashi
Where is Guild Wars 2?
Yeah, after the Year of the Dragon news (http://www.arena.net/blog/dragon) I think Guild Wars 2 has to shoot up the list of most anticipated games of 2012. Personally it's been my most anticipated game every year for ages now, but now it's actually scheduled for a release!

It's going to be SO amazing ^_^ <--- Fangirl.
 
 
 
Posted by Budinski420
On Wednesday 1 Feb 2012 12:02 PM
-1
Gotta say Coutnerstrike: Global Offensive is up there for me. The first truly cross platform shooter, its gonna be an industry changing game (again). What I'd like to see is more games supporting the Move on PS3. Kinect is making a fool of Sony ATM which is silly considering the PS Eye is capable of so much more.

I am so over COD that I'm regretting buys MW3 now. had it for a week and have spent less than an hour on it.
 
 
 
Posted by Killjoy
On Thursday 9 Feb 2012 10:07 AM
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My most anticipated game of 2012 is not even listed here, Silent Hill Downpour plus Silent Hill HD Collection releases in the same month - Bring on March can't wait!
 
 
 
Skylark
Posted by Skylark
On Saturday 11 Feb 2012 9:02 PM
-1
CS:GO and Guild Wars 2 are probably the ones I am most interested in.
Diablo 3 and GTA V look like they will be good, but perhaps not fantastic.
 
 
 
newtzdogg
Posted by newtzdogg
On Thursday 22 Mar 2012 10:48 PM
-2
GTA? GTFO. Today's gamers are clueless morons. Diablo 3 is the only game to come in 2012.
 
 
 
Pokelova
Posted by Pokelova
On Saturday 12 May 2012 7:57 PM
-1
I'm looking forward to GTA V, Pokémon Black/White 2, and pretty much any upcoming 3DS game, especially Super Smash Bros.