There have already been some amazing games released this year, but the year is not out and with October knocking on the door, there are three more months left for yet some more outstanding games to be released. 2012 has been a good year to be a gamer. In release date order, let's take a look at my top 5 games still to be released this year.
Assassins Creed III - Release date: 31 October 2012
It’s been a long journey so far with adventures in the Holy Land, Italy and Constantinople, but it’s not over yet. Assassin’s Creed 3 follows a new Assassin who goes by the name of Ratohnhaké:ton Connor who is half native American and half British. Set during the American Revolution, this adventure sees how Connor’s actions will benefit the Assassins in the future and what this means for their fight against the Templars.
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Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) - Release Date: 2 November 2012
To be Most Wanted, you'll need to outrun the cops, outdrive your friends, and outsmart your rivals. With a relentless police force gunning to take you down, you'll need to make split second decisions. Use the open world to your advantage to find hiding spots, hit jumps and earn new vehicles to keep you one step ahead.
In true Criterion Games fashion, your friends are at the heart of your experience. In an open world with no menus or lobbies, you'll be able to instantly challenge your friends and prove your driving skill in a variety of seamless multiplayer events. Your rivals will do everything they can to stop you from getting to the top. In this world, there can only be one Most Wanted.
Halo 4 - Release Date: 6 November 2012
Taking the reins from franchise forebears Bungie, 343 Industries will expand upon the success they found with Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary to bring their own unique vision to the Halo universe, creating a game that reaches beyond the series' traditional FPS roots to offer a more diverse gameplay experience that incorporates elements of exploration and discovery.
The first in a trilogy of new games, Halo 4 promises not only a deep campaign mode with a rich story, but will also introduce a groundbreaking new multiplayer mode - Halo Infinity Multiplayer - that will redefine the way people think about storytelling and multiplayer experiences.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 - Release Date: 13 November 2012
It's time to go behind enemy lines with Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 as a solider from an elite fighting force in a world of covert operations, deniable missions and secret warfare.
In this sequel to one of the best selling and most critically acclaimed games of all time, Alex Mason is back and the stakes have never been higher. International figure Raul Menendez claims to be a messiah for the 99% but underneath the surface there's Cordis Die and a villain plotting to bring the world's superpowers to war.
Hitman: Absolution - Release Date: 20 November 2012
Hitman: Absolution follows Agent 47, a cold blooded assassin, who takes on his most dangerous contract to date. Betrayed by those he trusted and hunted by the police, he finds himself at the centre of a dark conspiracy and must embark on a personal journey through a corrupt and twisted world, in his search for the truth.
Showcasing IO Interactive's new proprietary Glacier 2 technology, the game has been built from the ground up, boasting a cinematic story, distinctive art direction and highly original game design, Hitman: Absolution combines much loved classic gameplay with completely new gameplay features for the Hitman franchise.
So that's my top five games I'm most looking forward to in the remaining three months of the year. Safe to say my wallet is thinking otherwise. There are also a few more games that didn't quite make the cut, but are worth keeping an eye out for. Resident Evil 6 is out on 2nd October, while Dishonored releases on October 12th.It's the return of Medal of Honor as well which hits our stores on 23 October. It's been a great year to be a gamer but let's enjoy the next three months which looks set to be amazing.
What games are you keeping an eye out during the last three months of the year? Share your thoughts in a comment below.