Most Anticipated PS3 Games

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Most Anticipated PS3 Games

Wondering which are the most anticipated PS3 games scheduled for release in 2012? Here is a list of ten upcoming PS3 games, going through which is bound to give any gaming fan out there a strong adrenaline rush.

As a PS3 loyalist, you would be more than happy to know that the sequels to some of the best games ever are lined up for release in 2012. These include some of the most anticipated PS3 games like the Mass Effect 3, Max Payne 3, Soulcalibur V, Far Cry 3, and so on. And that isn’t all! The list of upcoming games for PS3 also includes several new titles that will be making their debut in the gaming arena this year. With so many games lined up for the next few months, it would be least surprising if you are spoiled for choice in 2012.

Top 10 Most Anticipated Games for Sony PS3

PlayStation 3 is riding high on the fact that it has quite a few exclusive titles, alongside some much anticipated third party titles, scheduled for release over the course of next few months. The trend of announcing games more than a year before the actual release date, has also contributed to people’s eagerness to grab these games.

Final Fantasy XIII-2

Developer: Square Enix
Genre: Role-playing game (RPG)
Series: Final Fantasy Series
Synopsis: A direct sequel to Final Fantasy XIII, the Final Fantasy XIII-2 will revolve around the concept of time travel wherein the protagonist (player) will be able to move back and forth in time, in a bid to save the world.
Release Date: 31st January, 2012

Twisted Metal

Developer: Eat Sleep Play
Genre: Vehicular combat video game
Series: Twisted Metal Series
Synopsis: As with the other games of this series, even Twisted Metal (2012) will revolve around players, each with a different character, vying to win the Calypso’s Twisted Metal Tournament.
Release Date: 14th February, 2012

Max Payne 3

Developer: Rockstar Vancouver
Genre: Third-person shooter
Series: Max Payne Series
Synopsis: In the third installment of the Max Payne series, based in Sao Paolo (Brazil), the protagonist – Max Payne, has to save the wealthy family for whom he works as a private security. At the same time, he also has his own demons from the past to deal with.
Release Date: 6th March, 2012

Mass Effect 3

Developer: BioWare
Genre: Action role-playing game
Series: Mass Effect Series
Synopsis: In the last of the Mass Effect trilogy, Commander Shepard has to bring all the rallying civilizations of the galaxy together, and save the galaxy from the Reapers. He is also expected to take on the rogue human agency Cerberus, which forms the sub-plot of the game.
Release Date: 6th March, 2012

Darksiders II

Developer: Vigil Games
Genre: Hack and slash, Action-adventure
Series: Darksiders Series
Synopsis: Darksiders II is not a sequel to Darksiders, but is instead a parallel plot which takes place simultaneously with the first game. This part of the game follows Horseman Death as he attempts to prove that his brother is innocent.
Release Date: 30th June, 2012

Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time (aka Sly 4)

Developer: Sanzaru Games
Genre: Platform, Stealth
Series: Sly Cooper Series
Synopsis: In this Sly Cooper installment, the mission is to recover a book which chronicles the Cooper family line – the Thievius Raccoonus. For this, the protagonist Sly Cooper has to reunite his gang and pull off some heists to reach the book with his thieving skills.
Release Date: 30th June, 2012

The Last Guardian

Developer: Team Ico
Genre: Action-adventure
Synopsis: The Last Guardian is a story of a boy’s attempt to escape from an old castle, and his friendship with a gigantic creature resembling a griffin – Trico. The game has been in development for nearly three years now, and features in nearly every list of most anticipated games of 2012.
Release Date: 31st December, 2012

BioShock Infinite

Developer: Irrational Games
Genre: First-person shooter
Series: BioShock Series
Synopsis: The protagonist, Booker DeWitt – a former Pinkerton agent, has to rescue a woman named Elizabeth who is trapped aboard the air-city Columbia that is on the verge of collapsing. Though it is a part of the BioShock series, BioShock Infinite – which is based in 1912, is not directly related to the other games of this series.
Release Date: 31st December, 2012

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

Developer: Platinum Games
Genre: Action hack and slash
Series: Metal Gear Series
Synopsis: The katana-wielding cyborg ninja Raiden takes on various Private Military Companies (PMCs) in this installment of Metal Gear. A purely action oriented game, Metal Gear Rising stresses on swords-fighting, and introduces a whole new range of slashes and cuts.
Expected Release: 2012


Developer: LightBox Interactive
Genre: Third-person shooter
Synopsis: The plot of the Starhawk revolves around a battle between the Rifters and the Outcasts. The game play is similar to the 2007 game Warhawk, though the real-time strategy (RTS) feel and the single player mode is expected to add to the excitement of Starhawk.
Expected Release: 2012

Other than all the upcoming PS3 games mentioned above, games like the Metro: Last Light, Prey 2, Call of Duty: Whatever, Grand Theft Auto V, Hitman Absolution, The Last of Us, Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Borderlands 2, Ninja Gaiden III, etc., also deserve a mention.

With Sony-Microsoft battle getting more and more interesting, it is but obvious that Sony doesn’t want to leave any stone unturned – and that explains the rise in number of PS3 exclusive games. All said and done, we can assure one thing, if you are one of those people who get a high from gaming, the games enlisted above are going to make sure that you stay intoxicated for quite some time.

PS: We would like to hear from you as to what you expect from the year to come. You can make your list of top ten most anticipated games, and post them here in form of comments.

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