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					I hope you play games like Grand Theft Auto of Rocstar or Iron Man of Marvel or even
Yakuza of Capcom. Many games are being launched day by day and it really hard to
choose the best game which feets your needs.
So I am sharing a list of Best games for you.

Grand Theft Auto V




Publisher: Rockstar
Release: TBA 2012
Being a numbered GTA title is a big deal. We know GTA V is set in Los Santos, Rockstar’s
take on Los Angeles, and that it may have multiple protagonists. What we don’t know is
whether it’s a continuation of GTA IV or a return to the pop culture of Vice City and San
Andreas. The golden hues and gloss of the trailer suggests the latter, but, hey: that could
just be California.
Where GTA V does seem to offer something new is in the promise of expansive outdoor
environments. With the series traditionally tied to urban areas, the possibility of a little more
freedom is intriguing, as is the suggestion that the main character’s hobbies include hiking.
That said, Rockstar would do well to focus on fundamentals: bringing GTA’s combat up to
scratch, allowing us to interact with the environment more meaningful ways, and moving
from the one-employer-at-a-time structure.

Cross of the Dutchman
Publisher: Triangle Studios
Release: 2012
An action-adventure in the mould of Fable 3 from indie studio Triangle, this game places
you in the enormous shoes of legendary Dutch warrior-pirate Pier Gerlofs Donia. You’ll
liberate Frisia and do sidequests in a charming cartoon take on Western Europe. Grutte
Pier was seven feet tall and could decapitate several people with a single blow, apparently.

Metal Gear Solid: Rising




Publisher: Konami
Release: 2012
As big-haired, sharp-cheekboned cyber ninja Raiden, you’re hunting baddies in the near-ish
future. The emphasis is on quick, offensive swordplay, using the dev’s terrifying attention to
how bodies are sliced and diced. The series is perhaps best known for its fourth-wall-
shattering plot devices and inventive game mechanics: we’re always happy to see more of
that on the PC.

Brothers in Arms: Furious 4




Publisher: Ubisoft
Release: Summer
It’s a team-based shooter, again, but rather than updating to a modern combat scenario,
this new Brothers in Arms sees a gang of armed-to-the-teeth Yank soldiers take on those
pesky Nazis. The demo we saw involved jetpacks and demented violence. It recalls
Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, with plenty of gore and Nazi-branding. Like a 1940s
version of Bulletstorm.

The Darkness 2
Publisher: 2k Games
Release: Spring
We didn’t get The Darkness the first time round: a mob-set shooter into which mystical
forces have imbued the central character with special abilities. Fortunately, its sequel is set
to enlighten the PC. It includes ‘Quad-Wielding’, which allows players to slash, grab and
throw enemies with two demon arms while simultaneously wielding two guns. You also get
to tell imps when to murder your enemies from the shadows. Ace.

Strike Suit Zero
Publisher: DoubleSix
Release: Spring
Many, many games feature the end of the world, but not many see you staving it off with a
giant transforming space robot thing. It’s a very ’80s take on the space shooter, with
ludicrous firepower and an infinite amount of power-ups, but the calibre of its creators
should ensure it’s anything but 8-bit. It’s never going to be hugely challenging, but there
simply aren’t enough giant transforming space robot things in games these days.

Prototype 2
Publisher: Activision
Release: Summer
2009’s Prototype was a solid cityroaming murder sim, with some smart touches like being
able to take on an enemy’s appearance. The sequel sees new protagonist James Heller
taking on evil mutants and evil soldiers with equal aplomb. Heller’s got a few new abilities,
such as tendrils that can envelope enemies, and everyone can be ripped into fleshy chunks.
Expect openworld carnage, copter takedowns and, hopefully, a bit more depth.

Spec Ops: The Line
Publisher: 2k Games
Release: 2012
A third-person cover shooter set in the sand-blasted remains of Dubai, this promises tough
choices in an uncompromising narrative. The banner feature is ‘Dynamic Sand’, accurately-
modelled silicates that can form avalanches to crush friend and foe alike. 2K remind us that
‘sand has no loyalty’, flagrantly disregarding the Cave of Wonders from Aladdin.

Shank 2
Publisher: Klei Entertainment
Release: 2012
We weren’t big fans of the original Shank,a 2D side-scrolling platform shooter (think
Contra). This sequel promises to make amends with revamped controls and a new co-op
survival mode. The cell-shaded art looks great.

Shoot Many Robots




Publisher: Ubisoft
Release: 2012
It’s a four-player side-scrolling shooter with a little RPG flavour. Hillbilly protagonist P Walter
Tugnut can be upgraded with bits and bobs he salvages from the many, many robots he’s
likely to shoot. It’s nice to see a game wear its mission statement.

Captain Blood




Publisher: 1C
Release: 2012
A swashbuckling third-person adventure. A mix of combo-based sword battles and ship-to-
ship fi ghting, you’ll upgrade both your boat and crew on your quest for the biggest, pointiest
hat of all. It’s been in development for a long time: wait and see.

Solaris Assault Tech
Publisher: Studio Inektek
Release: 2012
An arena-based mech combat game based on the Unreal 3 engine, and being developed
with BattleTech founder Jordan Weismen. Long live giant stompy robot games. We need
more.

Assassin’s Creed 3

Publisher: Ubisoft
Release: 2012
Rumour has it the French or American revolutions are pegged to appear – but it could, of
course, feature both. Based on its treatment of history, we’re putting our money on fist-fights
with Thomas Paine and a minecart chase with William Wordsworth.

Super Monday Night Combat
Publisher: 2012
Release: Uberent
The DOTA-inspired arena thirdperson shooter returns with three new classes – revolver-
toting Gunslinger, robot-herding Combatgirl and groundpounding Veteran. New maps and
increased customisation round out the package – and it’s free to play, too. It’s certainly one
to watch if you like your DOTA with a side of TF2-style cartoon charm.

Street Fighter X Tekken




Publisher: Capcom
Release: Spring
Pitting Capcom and Namco’s finest against each other for the first time outside of bitter
playground arguments, Street Fighter X Tekken brings tag team battles to the Street Fighter
IV format. But is it coming to PC or not? A PC version was announced by Capcom in April,
but quickly withdrawn as a ‘typo’, before being upgraded to a ‘maybe’. Come on Capcom.

Transformers: The Fall of Cybertron




Publisher: Activision
Release: 2012
The sequel to 2010’s vehiclesand- robots blaster, this demonstrates that Activision have
finally learned the rule of sequels: namely, more dinosaurs. All we’ve seen of the game so
far is a teaser trailer revealing T-rexin- disguise Grimlock. A revamped weapons and
upgrades system promises to make character progression feel more meaningful than it was
last time.

War of the Roses
Publisher: Paradox Interactive
Release: Summer
A slightly po-faced approach to the battles that ravaged England during the 15th century, it
promises to take a gritty, shooter-style approach to sword and axe combat.

Star Trek




Publisher: Paramount
Release: Autumn
The tie-in game to JJ Abram’s take on Star Trek continues the story, with Kirk and Spock
starring in a co-op shooter, hunting down an alien threat to the galaxy. Think Mass Effect
but without the RPG elements. Devs Digital Extremes have already shown footage of Kirk
leaping from an airlock, through the vacuum of space, onto the side of another ship.
Question: will it tie into the next film, due out in 2013? Answer: unknown.

Darksiders II




Publisher: THQ
Release: 2012
Darksiders wasn’t actually too bad as a third-person action slasher. In the sequel, you take
control of Death (the other four horsemen taking a co-star role) as you rock into the
underworld and beat the unliving crap out of baddies, like it’s the end of the world. Which it
actually is. The team responsible claim that levels will be at least twice the size of those
seen in the first game, and that the hub cities will contain significantly more dungeons.
Which is nice.

Max Payne 3
Publisher: Rockstar
Release: Autumn
Circumstances once again conspire to see Max Payne thrust sideways in slow-motion
through the windows of life. Everyone’s favourite action-detective runs, guns and shaves his
way through Sao Paulo in a Rockstar developed sequel to Remedy’s shoooter. The team
responsible are making a big deal of the way Max moves naturally through the city.

				
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