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'Most Anticipated Games of 2012' - Part 2

by Judy on Jan. 26, 2012 @ 2:20 a.m. PST | Filed under Most Anticipated Games - Most Anticipated Games of 2012

Yesterday, we revealed the bottom half of the top 20, and today we announce what the WP staff considers to be the 10 most anticipated games for the upcoming year. Cue the drumroll, and head on over to our Most Anticipated Games of 2012 section for the final results!

'Most Anticipated Games of 2012' - Part 1

by Judy on Jan. 25, 2012 @ 12:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Most Anticipated Games - Most Anticipated Games of 2012

After much deliberation, voting and tallying, we have finally completed our top 20, what we think will be some of the most promising games for the upcoming year. We're starting with titles ranked 11-20, so come back tomorrow for the top 10. Head on over to our Most Anticipated Games of 2012 section for the results!

20. 'Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch' (PS3)

by Judy on Jan. 25, 2012 @ 12:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Most Anticipated Games - Most Anticipated Games of 2012

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is a fantasy RPG telling the heart-warming tale of a young boy called Oliver, who embarks on a journey into a parallel world to become a magician in an attempt to bring back his recently-deceased mother.

19. 'Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier' (PS3/X360/PC)

by Judy on Jan. 25, 2012 @ 12:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Most Anticipated Games - Most Anticipated Games of 2012

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier features cutting-edge technology, prototype high-tech weaponry, state-of-the-art single-player and multiplayer modes, while going beyond the core Ghost Recon franchise and deliver a fresh gameplay experience, with an unparalleled level of quality that will excite long-time fans and newcomers alike.

18. 'Paper Mario 3DS' (3DS)

by Judy on Jan. 25, 2012 @ 12:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Most Anticipated Games - Most Anticipated Games of 2012

The Paper Mario series is going portable for the first time with Paper Mario 3DS.

17. 'Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm' (PC)

by Judy on Jan. 25, 2012 @ 12:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Most Anticipated Games - Most Anticipated Games of 2012

StarCraft II features the return of the Protoss, Terran, and Zerg races. It's overhauled and re-imagined with Blizzard's approach to game balance, and it's designed to be the ultimate competitive RTS game.

16. 'Grand Theft Auto V' (PS3/X360)

by Judy on Jan. 25, 2012 @ 12:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Most Anticipated Games - Most Anticipated Games of 2012

Grand Theft Auto V is set in a different city than its predecessor, with a script that's 1000 pages long, nearly 10 times as much as a feature film.

15. 'Prey 2' (PS3/X360/PC)

by Judy on Jan. 25, 2012 @ 12:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Most Anticipated Games - Most Anticipated Games of 2012

Bethesda confirmed Prey 2 is being developed using id Software's id tech cutting-edge engine.

14. 'Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time' (PS3)

by Judy on Jan. 25, 2012 @ 12:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Most Anticipated Games - Most Anticipated Games of 2012

Sly and the Gang are back in an epic new adventure! The pages of the Thievius Raccoonus are disappearing and Bentley, now keeper of the ancient master thieving book, must round up the gang and save the Cooper Clan legacy from being destroyed forever.

13. 'Kid Icarus: Uprising' (3DS)

by Judy on Jan. 25, 2012 @ 12:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Most Anticipated Games - Most Anticipated Games of 2012

Pit makes his return in Kid Icarus: Uprising. The world is 3-D, and combat is split between land and air.

12. 'Halo 4' (X360)

by Judy on Jan. 25, 2012 @ 12:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Most Anticipated Games - Most Anticipated Games of 2012

Set in the aftermath of Halo 3, Master Chief returns to confront his own destiny and face an ancient evil that threatens the fate of the entire universe.

11. 'Hitman Absolution' (PS3/X360/PC)

by Judy on Jan. 25, 2012 @ 12:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Most Anticipated Games - Most Anticipated Games of 2012

Hitman Absolution follows Agent 47, a cold-blooded assassin, who takes on his most dangerous contract to date. Betrayed by those he once trusted — and now hunted by the police — he suddenly finds himself at the center of a dark conspiracy and must embark on a personal journey through a corrupt and twisted world.

10. 'Darksiders II' (PS3/X360/PC)

by Judy on Jan. 25, 2012 @ 12:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Most Anticipated Games - Most Anticipated Games of 2012

Darksiders II follows the exploits of Death, one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse, in a weaving tale that runs parallel to the events in the original Darksiders game.

9. 'The Last Guardian' (PS3)

by Judy on Jan. 25, 2012 @ 12:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Most Anticipated Games - Most Anticipated Games of 2012

Fumito Ueda's Team ICO, known for ICO and Shadow of the Colossus, are working on a new PS3 exclusive, but details as to story, gameplay mechanics are still unknown.

8. Tomb Raider (PS3/X360/PC)

by Judy on Jan. 25, 2012 @ 12:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Most Anticipated Games - Most Anticipated Games of 2012

Armed with only the raw instincts and physical ability to push beyond the limits of human endurance, Tomb Raider delivers an intense and gritty story into the origins of Lara Croft and her ascent from a frightened young woman to a hardened survivor.

7. 'Diablo III'

by Judy on Jan. 25, 2012 @ 12:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Most Anticipated Games - Most Anticipated Games of 2012

Diablo III is an action RPG where you create a hero from one of five distinct classes, such as barbarian or witch doctor, each equipped with an array of spells and abilities, and adventure through rich and varied settings, unraveling an epic storyline and engaging in combat with hordes of monsters and challenging bosses.

6. 'The Last of Us' (PS3)

by Judy on Jan. 25, 2012 @ 12:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Most Anticipated Games - Most Anticipated Games of 2012

The Last of Us is a genre-defining experience that blends survival and action elements to tell a character driven story about a population decimated by a modern plague.

5. 'Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance' (PS3)

by Judy on Jan. 25, 2012 @ 12:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Most Anticipated Games - Most Anticipated Games of 2012

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is an all new breath-taking action title wherein the player guides Raiden through a series of beautifully realized stages. Raiden is armed with a High Frequency katana blade which he uses to cut through anything that stands in his way.

4. 'Borderlands 2' (PS3/X360/PC)

by Judy on Jan. 25, 2012 @ 12:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Most Anticipated Games - Most Anticipated Games of 2012

Borderlands 2 is the sequel to the ultimate four-player Role-Playing Shooter loot fest. Combining invention and evolution, Borderlands 2 features all new characters, skills, environments, enemies, weapons and equipment, which come together in an ambitiously crafted story.

3. 'Max Payne 3' (PS3/X360/PC)

by Judy on Jan. 25, 2012 @ 12:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Most Anticipated Games - Most Anticipated Games of 2012

Max Payne 3 tells the story of a retired police detective embroiled in a world of corruption, turmoil and intense violence.

2. 'Mass Effect 3' (PS3/X360/PC)

by Judy on Jan. 25, 2012 @ 12:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Most Anticipated Games - Most Anticipated Games of 2012

Earth is burning. Striking from beyond known space, a race of terrifying machines have begun their destruction of the human race. As Commander Shepard, an Alliance Marine, your only hope for saving mankind is to rally the civilizations of the galaxy and launch one final mission to take back the Earth.

1. 'BioShock Infinite' (PS3/X360/PC)

by Judy on Jan. 25, 2012 @ 12:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Most Anticipated Games - Most Anticipated Games of 2012

Set in 1912, BioShock Infinite introduces an entirely new narrative experience that lifts players out of the familiar confines of Rapture and rockets them to Columbia, an immense city in the sky.