The lights are on
Check out this murderers' row of highly anticipated games scheduled to ship this fall. Ladies and gentlemen, start your saving. If you want to play the biggest games of the year, your wallet warning level will be at Defcon 1 come the autumn months.
Here are the confirmed dates we have so far. Click the game name to read our review.
Darksiders II – August 14Sleeping Dogs – August 14The Last Story – August 14New Super Mario Bros. 2 – August 19Transformers: Fall of Cybertron – August 21Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – August 21Dark Souls (PC) – August 24Guild Wars 2 – August 28Ratchet & Clank Collection – August 28God of War Saga – August 28Infamous Collection – August 28Madden NFL 13 – August 28Journey Collector's Edition -- August 28
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 – September 11NHL 13 – September 11Borderlands 2 – September 18Kinect Sesame Street TV – September 18Kinect Nat Geo TV – September 18La-Mulana -- September 20World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria – September 25Dead or Alive 5 – September 25Tokyo Jungle -- September 25LittleBigPlanet PS Vita -- September 25
Resident Evil 6 – October 2NBA 2K13 – October 2Pokémon Black & White 2 – October 7XCOM: Enemy Unknown – October 9Code of Princess -- October 9Dishonored – October 9Dance Central 3 – October 16Doom III: BFG Edition -- October 16Silent Hill: Book Of Memories -- October 16007 Legends -- October 16Skylanders: Giants – October 21Medal of Honor: Warfighter – October 23Street Fighter X Tekkan (Vita) – October 23Forza Horizon – October 23Killzone Trilogy -- October 23Elemental: Fallen Enchantress -- October 23Liberation Maiden -- October 25King's Bounty: Warriors of the North -- October 26Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask – October 28Assassin's Creed III – October 30Assassin's Creed III: Liberation – October 30Need for Speed: Most Wanted – October 30Nike+ Kinect Training – October 30Sports Champions 2 – October 30Zone of the Enders HD Collection -- October 30WWE 13 – October 30LEGO The Lord of the Rings -- October 30Okami HD -- October 30Pid -- October 31
NovemberHalo 4 – November 6LittleBigPlanet Karting – November 6NASCAR The Game: Inside Line – November 6Paper Mario: Sticker Star – November 11Call of Duty: Black Ops II – November 13Wonderbook: Book of Spells -- November 13Wii U Launch – November 18Disney's Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two – November 18Disney's Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion – November 18Scribblenauts Unlimited -- November 18New Super Mario Bros. U -- November 18Nintendo Land -- November 18Hitman: Absolution – November 20PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royal – November 20 Persona 4 Golden -- November 20Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed – November 20
Far Cry 3 – December 4Guardians of Middle-earth -- December 4
Which games are you planning to splurge for first?
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Assassin's Creed 3, Resident Evil 6, BioShock Infinite, and Far Cry 3? It's official; I'm poor.
I'm definitely picking up Bioshock, Assassin's Creed, Borderlands, Resident Evil, and Halo.
Still undecided on Tomb Raider and XCOM. But both look equally awesome.
Call of Duty can go die in a ditch for all I care.
omggg gamess galore
AC3, FC3, BioShock and Medal of Honor here I come.
Already have AC3 reserved and will definitely get Halo 4...Waiting to see more from Bioshock Infinite, Resident Evil 6 and Dishonored
BioShock Infinite is my most anticipated game of my life. It will be legendary!
Yeah, my money is definitely going to be low later in the year.
Borderlands, Resident Evil, and Bioshock. And maybe DMC when they announce the date.
Borderlands 2 and Halo 4 =)
Dishonored! I forgot about that one.
my pocket is happy i only care about ac3 so far on the list altho i'm sure there'll be more....plus wii u probly
Borderlands, AC:3, Bioshock and Far Cry 3 are the ones for me. If GTA comes out it messes everything up, it's a great year, the Vita's been out, Mass Effect, and although I won't be buying; many look forward to the WiiU.
Really looking forward to a lot of these. Most anticipated is definitely XCOM though. If Firaxis does as good a job as I believe they are going to do, it should turn out to be one hell of a game.
I'll be buying Far Cry 3 first then ACIII hopefully GTA V then Halo 4
The only game I expect to be getting immediately is Bioshock: Infinite. I'm most likely going to wait and see how the rest turn out...
And yet Half Life 3 is nowhere to be found.
isn't sly 4 coming in the fall?