2011 was a fantastic year for gaming. The release of Modern Warfare 3, Skyrim and Arkham City were some of the highlights, but with the new arrival of the Nintendo Wii U and PS Vita, gamers will be not be disappointed with the 2012’s new batch.

 

5. Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City

Set around events from Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3, you’ll take control of an Umbrella Security Services soldier, where you can play co-op in a game with up to four players. This is a welcome break from the RE norm, and it seems obvious that it will impress.

Platform: PS3, Xbox 360, PC

Release date: 20 March 2012

 

4. Aliens Colonial Marines

This is going to be awesome. I was a fan of the recent Alien v Predator game, and loved the anticipation it brought its players, and nothing has changed here. Inspired by the cinematic events from the film Aliens, the atmospheric first person shooter will require your best killing skills, your best concentration skills and your best ‘don’t be scared’ skills. Co-op mode lets players drop in and out of the action as and when, while enemy AI allows aliens to jump through grills from the floor and launch a scary attack on you, obviously terrifying the pants out of you. Awesome!!

Platform: PS3, Xbox 360, PC

Release date: Spring 2012

 

3. Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto is clearly one of the world’s most notorious and popular franchises ever. The next installment is set to rock the boat even more. GTA V returns to Los Santos, a fictional illustration of Los Angeles that you may remember came from the same concept from GTA San Andreas. Expects guns, explosions and general criminal indulgence; with GTA V, nothing changes, it just gets more intense.

Platform: PS3, Xbox 360, PC

Release date: Spring 2012

 

2. Journey

Having been a massive fan of Limbo, I believe Journey is going to be just as incredible. You play a robed character, travelling through the open desert towards nothing but a large mountain. The beautiful concept about this game is that there is no map, no objective (apart from reaching the destination) and no fuss. Throughout the journey you meet other players and their characters and work with them if you wish to, or not, if you don’t want to. The game seems intriguing, fun and simple. Three concepts that usually always equal brilliance.

Platform: PS3

Release date: Spring 2012

 

1. Diablo 3

Diablo is finally coming back, and the game looks fabulous. The reason players adored Diablo previously was because of the magical shenanigans possible to achieve, and it is back, and better than ever. As most gamers know, the game series used to be narrowed down just to PC, but it is looking gradually more likely that the RPG-lovers game shall be available on consoles.

Platform: PC

Release date: Spring 2012

 

About The Author

I'm Katie and am a graduate from Canterbury Christ Church University with a first degree in Film and TV with Digital Media. I am a scriptwriter with experience in front and behind the camera and also a digital media lover who enjoys writing blogs, reviews and articles to help others grasp new information which can sometimes be lacking elsewhere. I enjoy writing about anything that has an effect on peoples likes and dislikes, usually technology, arts, media and of course, film.

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