50 Hottest Upcoming Video Games in 2013

You have made it into 2013; tough guy huh. You have survived the Mayan’s apocalypse; malaria, hepatitis and dengue didn’t give a damn about you, and you were also immune to other shits that have devastated the lives of many like terrorism or some psychopaths shooting innocents in schools and theaters (well it is also terrorism, isn’t it). In short, you have made it like a boss. Here is your reward; 50 awesome upcoming titles that you will gonna love in 2013.

Note: This list is in no specific order.

1. The Last of Us



Genre: Action-Adventure

Developer: Naughty Dog
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

Platform(s): PlayStation 3

Release Date: 14th of June, 2013

The post-apocalyptic survival horror, The Last of Us, is perhaps the most anticipated title of 2013. The player will assume the role of Joel, a middle-aged male fighting for his survival against “the infected” (former humans who have become infected by the fungus) and other humans beings who are still humans but have completely lost the meaning of humanity. He is accompanied by a teenage girl, Ellie who hasn’t got a clue about civilized world or civilization. Together, they have to fight hopelessness in order to survive their journey across the US.


2. DmC



Genre: Action, Hack & Slash

Developer: Ninja Theory
Publisher: Capcom

Platform(s): Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC (MS Windows)

Release Date: 15th of January, 2013

If you believe the Devil May Cry Series was way too gory, wait till you get DmC, the latest installment with even more darker and brutal gameplay. The game will bring back the protagonist Dante, who is now in Limbo City. The city may resemble a calm and peaceful place but as soon as demons try to kill him, it looks like a whole different world. Being a child of an angel and a demon, Dante must learn to deal with his split personality; something that can help him in his journey. But whatever happens, he must believe in one thing which is to trust no one.



3. Dead Space 3



Genre: Third Person Shooter

Developer: Visceral Games
Publisher: Electronic Arts

Platform(s): PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC (MS Windows)

Release Date: 5th of February, 2013

The third major installment in Dead Space series, Dead Space 3, will bring the protagonists Issac Clarke and Sergeant John Carver together on a journey where they have to discover and eliminate Necromorph outbreak for the survival of humanity. Crash-landed on an icy planet known as Tau Volantis, Issac must bear the harshness of environment as this particular planet holds the secret of eradicating Necromorph plague. Survival is the key in this alien world and teaming up with your fellow protagonist may be a good idea (if you have a friend willing to play with you in the co-op mode) as not only it will brighten your chances of success but will also unravel new elements that you alone cannot find.



4. Beyond: Two Souls



Genre: Adventure

Developer: Quantic Dream
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

Platform(s): PlayStation 3

Release Date: 8th of October, 2013

Beyond: Two Souls is a psychological action-thriller that will engage you with its unique compelling story. You will assume the role of Jodie Holmes, a young woman who is trying to find the true meaning of the entity, Idan. She does possess supernatural powers thanks to her physic link with the same entity. The game is basically centered around questions related to after-death experiences and the game’s producer believes that player may find out “what lies beyond” after finishing their journey. So patience is the key for the time being and hopefully you’ll get the reward.



5. BioShock Infinite



Genre: First Person Shooter

Developer: Irrational Games
Publisher: 2K Games

Platform(s): PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC (MS Windows)

Release Date: 26th of March, 2013

BioShock Infinite is the third installment in BioShock series. The story unfolds in the flying city of Columbia, which was once America’s symbol of success. Sadly however, the city has plunged into darkness, with various stories unveiling the horrors of unlawful heavy armament and deranged citizenry. You, Booker DeWitt, will have to find a lady named Elizabeth, who has been held captive for almost twelve years. You may find her, but expect some extreme hostility from various factions as Elizabeth has way more secrets in her armory than you were have been foretold.



6. Gears of War: Judgment



Genre: Third Person Shooter

Developer: Epic Games, People Can Fly
Publisher: Microsoft Studios

Platform(s): Xbox 360

Release Date: 19th of March, 2013

Gears of War: Judgment is the fourth title in the popular Gears of War franchise and a prequel of the series. The story revolves around Kilo Squad, who has been accused of treason by Colonel Ezra Loomis when, during a battle against Locust in Halvo Bay, a prototype of Coalition of Ordered Governments got missing. But whatever the situation is, Kilo Squad is the last hope of the city of Halvo Bay; only they can push back the might of Locust.



7. Crysis 3



Genre: First Person Shooter

Developer: Crytek
Publisher: Electronic Arts

Platform(s): Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC (MS Windows)

Release Date: 19th of February 2013

Year 2027; New York is encapsulated by a giant Nanodome created by the evil Cell Corporation. The city’s Liberty Dome is an actual urban rainforest, crawling with oversized trees, dense swamplands and raging rivers. The Corporation portrayed that these giant structures were erected so that remaining Ceph forces can be eliminated. But in reality, they are nothing but an attempt to grab land and technology in Cell’s quest for global domination. Prophet, the protagonist, after figuring out the truth behind Cell Corporation’s plans, is now on a “revenge mission”. You, my friend, are the one who will lead him to success. So get ready soldier, it’s going to be one heck of a one-man war.



8. Dust 514



Genre: First Person Shooter

Developer: CCP Games
Publisher: CCP Games/Sony Computer Entertainment

Platform(s): PlayStation 3

Expected Release Date: 14th of May, 2013

Dust 514 is an upcoming free-to-play FPS that will be directly connected to CCP’s first game, EVE Online i.e. players’ action in one game will have a direct impact on the political and economic status of the other. Though Dust 514 is a First Person Shooter, it will have elements of MMO and the story will take place in the same EVE world. The outcome of Dust battles will determine who controls territory within EVE’s world and thanks to “Orbital Bombardment”, an EVE Online player can fire at a designated target in Dust 514 battlefields.



9. Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs



Genre: Survival-Horror

Developer: TheChineseRoom
Publisher: Frictional Games

Platform(s): PC (MS Windows, Mac OS X, Linux)

Release Date: 10th of September, 2013

Get ready folks, we’re gonna witness one heck of a scary night. An indirect sequel of Frictional Games highly admired title “Amnesia: The Dark Descent” is on its way to make you pee your pants once again. This time, it is Oswald Mandus who will learn what it means to be with “someone”.

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs will feature several interlocking storylines i.e. some will take in past while some in present and some would be work of imagination. Publishers bet the game would be way scarier than its predecessor; let’s wait and see what the package holds for us.



10. Dota 2



Genre: RPG

Developer: Valve Corporation
Publisher: Valve Corporation

Platform(s): PC (MS Windows, Mac OS X)

Release Date: 9th of July, 2013

The highly popular PC RPG, Dota, will see its first successor in the form of Dota 2. The script will be same with primary objective is to destroy opponents highly guarded “Ancients”. So sharpen your steel, practice your shots; it’s gonna be one bloody fight.



11. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist



Genre: Third Person Action

Developer: Ubisoft
Publisher: Ubisoft

Platform(s): Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC (MS Windows)

Release Date: 20th of August, 2013

USA is under a terror threat called “The Blacklist” by 12 rogue terrorists. The newly formed “Fourth Echelon” (a team of special operatives drawn from different agencies and answerable only to the president) has to put everything on hold and track down these terrorists before the blacklist countdowns to zero. You, as Sam Fisher, are the head of Fourth Echelon and you must use the resources at your disposal to eliminate the terrorist threat. Just remember; failure is not an option, soldier.



12. Grand Theft Auto V



Genre: Action-Adventure/Open World

Developer: Rockstar North
Publisher: Rockstar Games

Platform(s): Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

Release Date: 17th of September, 2013

Grand Theft Auto V (also known as GTA V) is the 15th installment of Grand Theft Auto series. The game will take place in fictional city of Los Santos, in San Andreas State. The publishers claimed that the game will be biggest open-world title of 2013 and will feature three playable protagonists, the first time in the series. Though confirmed for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, GTA V may also be made available for PC and Wii U too; however, there is no official word on it for the time being.



13. StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm



Genre: Real Time Strategy

Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment

Platform(s): PC (MS Windows, OS X)

Release Date: 12th of March, 2013

Heart of the Swarm is the second game in StarCraft II trilogy. The game will feature the return of Protoss, Terran, and Zerg races, while each race will be further distinguished from the others, with several new units and new gameplay mechanics, as well as new abilities for some of the classic StarCraft units that will be making reappearance in the game. The game will have approximately 20 missions and will have a price tag as that of an expansion pack.



14. Injustice: Gods Among Us



Genre: Fighting

Developer: NetherRealm Studios
Publisher: Warner Bros Studios

Platform(s): PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U

Release Date: 16th of April, 2013

How many times have you dreamt to tell the Batman to beat the crap out of Joker? Now is your chance to do exactly as you want; well not now exactly as there is some time before Injustice: Gods Among Us will going to be released. Choose your favorite character from DC Universe and engage in a compelling story that will compliment your enjoyment beating others. But remember, in a world where there is no visible division between good and evil, you can’t trust anyone but yourself.



15. God of War: Ascension



Genre: Hack & Slash, Action-Adventure

Developer: SCE Studios Santa Monica
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

Platform(s): PlayStation 3

Release Date: 12th of March, 2013

Prepare to lead Kratos as he attempts to break all ties with Ares, the god of war, who tricked Kratos into killing his wife and child. The seventh game in the series and a prequel of the entire series, God of War: Ascension will also have a multiplayer mode for the first time along with single player story mode. Just remember, when going gets though, vengeance is the way out.



16. SimCity



Genre: Economic Simulation

Developer: Maxis
Publisher: Electronic Arts

Platform(s): PC (MS Windows, OS X)

Release Date: 5th of March, 2013

Fetch your construction hat, get those blue prints, and prepare to create a city that the world has never seen before. Time to get your hands dirty in SimCity, the sixth major installment of the epic city-building/simulation series. For the first time, you will have curved roads and zoning areas that can conform to multiple road types. Also, you will also be able to enjoy full online play since SimCity 2000 Network Edition. So remember, March 5 is the date.



17. Tomb Raider



Genre: Action-Adventure

Developer: Crystal Dynamics
Publisher: Square Enix

Platform(s): PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC (MS Windows)

Release Date: 5th of March, 2013

The gutsy Lara Croft is back with a brand new tale that describes her journey from a scared young girl to a hard-boiled survivor. The story sets in the surroundings of Dragon’s Triangle, where Lara and many other survivors have gotten trapped when their ship, “The Endurance” led by Conrad Roth, got hit by a violent storm. Now Lara has to protect herself from wild animal inhabitants, has to find food, and most importantly, has to dodge a violent mercenary group who threatens the existence of her and her colleagues.



18. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance



Genre: Action

Developer: PlatinumGames
Publisher: Konami

Platform(s): Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

Release Date: 19th of February, 2013

Get ready to taste some steel in an epic battle between cyborgs vs. cyborgs. You will lead the hotshot Raiden, a tough-nut cyborg who has worked as a child soldier on the front lines of first Liberian Civil War. He is now working for PMC Maverick Enterprises so that he can raise some money for his family. All he has to do is to protect some VIPs, perform some military training duties, and get done some other military related duties. Simple job, isn’t it? Well not really, as PMC Desperado Enterprises has plans to disrupt his peaceful life and thrust him back to his “Jack The Ripper” life.



19. Aliens: Colonial Marines



Genre: First Person Shooter

Developer: Gearbox Software
Publisher: SEGA

Platform(s): PC (MS Windows), Xbox 360, Wii U, PlayStation 3

Release Date: 12th of February, 2013

Aliens: Colonial Marines is an upcoming FPS based on the hit Alien franchise. The players will assume the role of Cpl. Christopher Winter, a member of United States Colonial Marines Squad and their job is pretty straightforward: eliminate alien scum using flamethrower, pulse rifle, smartgun, shotgun, pistol, RPGs and other specially designed weapons. The game features a campaign-based single player mode as well as 4-player (drop-in/drop-out) co-op mode along with competitive multiplayer deathmatch & objective modes.

Update: The game turned out to be a huge disappointment.



20. Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2



Genre: First Person Shooter

Developer: City Interactive
Publisher: City Interactive

Platform(s): PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, PC (MS Windows)

Release Date: 12th of March, 2013

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 is an upcoming sequel of the Sniper: Ghost Warrior which was released in 2010. Ghost Warrior 2 has been powered by the powerful CryEngine 3 and will feature hand-to-hand combat, stealth, and titular sniping techniques. Players will assume the role of Captain Cole Anderson, a private security consultant, and will travel to various places across the globe for various missions with multiple objectives. Along with campaign mode, the game also has a multiplayer mode where players will compete against other players in sniping clashes.



21. Command & Conquer: Generals 2



Genre: Real Time Strategy

Developer: Victory Games (also known as Bioware Victory)
Publisher: Electronic Arts

Platform(s): PC (MS Windows)

Expected Release Date: Q4 2013

Command & Conquer: Generals 2 (renamed as simply Command & Conquer), is the first free-to-play game in the brand new series of free-to-play games in Command & Conquer universe and is a sequel of C&C: Generals. The game will feature three factions; the European Union, the Global Liberation Army (GLA), and a third unknown faction. The game will also have a campaign based mode which will depend on the player choosing a side.



22. Metro: Last Light



Genre: First Person Shooter / Survival-Horror

Developer: 4A Games
Publisher: THQ

Platform(s): PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC (Windows)

Release Date: 14th of May, 2013

Year 2034: Mankind has witnessed an apocalypse that has shattered the very essence of human civilization. Moscow has become a desolate place with few survivors hidden in the tunnels; fighting for their survival from multiple threats. From mutants that are constantly stalking their prey to poisoned skies above, the worst threat that has shattered the hopes of the living beings is the ongoing civil war between the station cities of the Metro. They are looking for a doomsday device that can give ultimate power to its beholder. Now you, Mr. Artyom, are the last hope of Mankind. Don’t fail comrade; otherwise, all hope is lost.



23. Lost Planet 3



Genre: Third Person Shooter

Developer: Spark Unlimited
Publisher: Capcom

Platform(s): PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC (MS Windows)

Release Date: 27th of August, 2013

Lost Planet 3 is a prequel of the Lost Planet series and will feature a story driven narrative like that of the first game. The story will take place on planet EDN III which has an ice-age like environment as the story portrays events long before the events of the first installment (EDN III had tropical environment in Lost Planet 2). Players will assume the role of Jim Peyton, who is employed by Neo Venus Construction (NEVEC) on a lucrative contract. His job is to find and dig the planet for minerals and send them back to earth but soon he finds that this is not what he was hired for as he unravels the darker side of his employer.



24. Company of Heroes 2



Genre: Real Time Strategy

Developer: Relic Entertainment
Publisher: THQ

Platform(s): PC (MS Windows)

Release Date: 25th of June, 2013

Prepare to learn what it means to be a part of the mother of all wars i.e. the World War II. Being the commander of the ferocious Soviet Red Army, your job is to lead the red dragon through the Eastern Front. Crush the German war machine, free the mother Russia from Nazi occupation and prepare for the final assault to the core of the problem i.e. Berlin. It’s now or never comrade, mother Russia is counting on you; don’t show your back to her.



25. Remember Me



Genre: Action-Adventure

Developer: Dontnod Entertainment
Publisher: Capcom

Platform(s): Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC (MS Windows)

Release Date: 4th of June, 2013

Well first thing first; Remember Me is not in anyway related to 2010 romantic drama with the same name. Having said that, let’s get to the business.

Year 2048; a young woman named Nilin is on a journey to find her identity that she lost after the people she worked for became fearful of her knowledge and gave her an “amnesia shock” to wipeout her memory. Aided by just a single friend, she must discover what exactly went wrong that lead “Memoreyes”, her former employer, to take such a step that totally altered her life. In order to find that, she has to face the masterminds who created this surveillance society where personal memories can be sold, bought, and traded.



26. ArmA 3



Genre: First Person Shooter

Developer: Bohemia Interactive
Publisher: Bohemia Interactive

Platform(s): PC (MS Windows)

Release Date: 12th of September, 2013 

The Eastern Armies, led by resurgent Iran, is on the verge of pushing the mighty NATO to the sea. As a desperate measure, the NATO commands authorized “Operation Magnitude”; hoping to seize a well-guarded military secret by sending a small batch of special forces personnel deep behind enemy lines to a Mediterranean island. You, as Captain Scott Miller, are also a part of this squad.

However, things didn’t go as planned and you are on your own to face a mighty ruthless army and harshness of the environment. Can you hold your nerve and be the hero your commanders hope your turn out to be?



27. The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct 



Genre: First Person Shooter

Developer: Terminal Reality
Publisher: Activision

Platform(s): Xbox 360, PC (MS Windows), PlayStation 3

Release Date: 19th of March, 2013

The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct is an upcoming FPS based on the hit TV Show, The Walking Dead (a prequel of the show to be exact). The story will set in the suburbs of Georgia Countryside. Players will assume the role of Daryl Dixon, who is on a journey to Atlanta along with his brother, Merle Dixon. During their course, they will have to overcome the undeads by either killing them or by sneaking past them using stealth. So stay alive, never lose hope and keep fighting.



28. Neverwinter



Genre: RPG

Developer: Cryptic Studios
Publisher: Perfect World Entertainment

Platform(s): PC (MS Windows)

Release Date: 20th of June, 2013

Neverwinter is an upcoming RPG title with no relation to the previous Neverwinter Nights series. Players will choose a class from five classic Dungeons & Dragons classes and will form a group of five player characters, either with other players or with AI-controlled characters. Players will also be able to create their own stories and quest using “Foundry”, codename of a player-created content system.



29. Fuse



Genre: Action

Developer: Insomniac Games
Publisher: Electronic Arts

Platform(s): Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

Release Date: 18th of May, 2013

When an organization determines to take possession of something that can annihilate the whole mankind, you can hope for only one thing: Overstrike 9, a group of four elite agents with unique skills. Raven, a rogue paramilitary organization, is trying to get its hands on a deadly alien energy source, called Fuse. Now you, as part of Overstrike 9, will have to stop them by any means necessary. Enjoy the story-driven co-op mode with your friends and have an entertaining journey ranging from the fortified desert facility to underwater bases, island strongholds, icy mountain peaks, palatial hideouts, and beyond.



30. Omerta: City of Gangsters



Genre: Strategy

Developer: Haemimont Games AD
Publisher: Kalypso Media

Platform(s): Xbox 360, PC (MS Windows)

Release Date: 12th of February, 2013

Building a crime empire demands a lot of work and patience. You need to hire men that are capable and trustable, you need money to keep law enforcers and politicians away from your tail, and most importantly, you need power to keep things under your control. Omerta: City of Gangsters will teach you all of this.

You, a broken fresh-from-the-boat immigrant, will work to establish a criminal syndicate of your own in Atlantic City of 1920s. You’ll start with small jobs and eventually will expand your influence by forming your gang. Be ruthless, take your time, and become the de facto ruler of the Atlantic City.



31. Dead Island: Riptide



Genre: Action / Survival-Horror

Developer: Techland
Publisher: Deep Silver

Platform(s): PC (MS Windows), PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Release Date: 23rd of April, 2013

Just when the moment you feel you have overcome your fears and have defeated the cruelty of fate; it takes a turn and leaves you back to square one. That is exactly what has happened to the survivors of Banoi. Just when they though their nightmare was over, fate pushed them back from where they came from. When hope seems to be done and dusted, can human survivors overcome their fear once again and turn the tide in their favor?



32. South Park: The Stick of Truth



Genre: RPG

Developer: Obsidian Entertainment
Publisher: THQ

Platform(s): PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC (MS Windows)

Release Date: 5th of March, 2013

It’s time to be the cool kid of town by saving the town’s one and only South Park from the forces of evil. Use the weapons of legend to crush the evil forces of crabpeople, underpants gnomes and hippies. To be the sidekick of Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny, you have to earn their trust which you can do by finding the lost stick of Truth. Failure is not an option my friend as I’m sure you don’t want to live your whole life labeled as a loser.



33. Star Trek



Genre: Action

Developer: Digital Extremes
Publisher: Paramount Digital Entertainment & Namco Bandai

Platform(s): PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC (MS Windows)

Release Date: 23rd of April, 2013

Prepare to witness an epic battle as the deadly duo known as K/S (James T. Kirk and Mister Spock) work together to stop Gorn Hegemony from conquering the galaxy. With weapons from 23rd century in your hands and a battle spread throughout the galaxy, enjoy an action-packed journey filled with multiple twists. Use the strategic alliance of Kirk and Spock to rid the galaxy from the cunning enemy but beware, don’t even think of doing what some fan writers speculated (you know what I meanJ).



34. Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel



Genre: Third Person Shooter

Developer: Visceral Games
Publisher: Electronic Arts

Platform(s): Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

Release Date: 26th of March, 2013

In a society where corruption and dishonesty have deep roots, where allegiance can be bought and sold, where water is more precious than human blood, you have to wisely take your steps and have to be always on your toes. When you are against a ruthless opposition that will throw everything at their disposal to make you a part of history, you have to unleash your fury to not only survive but to crush those who stand in your way.

In Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel, players will assume the role of Tactical Worldwide Operations (T.W.O) operatives, codenamed as Alpha and Bravo, who have been dropped in the middle of a drug war for an assignment full of deceit and corruption. You have to be cunning, you have to be callous, and most importantly, you have to watch your partner’s back. Players can customize their Alpha and Bravo characters to create a deadly team of ruthless assassins that can wreck havoc at any moment’s notice. So watch out; there is a bloody war coming at your doorsteps.



35. Until Dawn



Genre: Adventure

Developer: Supermassive Games
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

Platform(s): PlayStation 3

Expected Release Date: December 2013

Eight friends on a remote mountain in a spooky cabin in the woods with no phone reception and no power; meh, what’s gonna happen anyway. Wait till you see it but when you do, keep your nerves under control as it will be the key to save yourself and your friends from the gruesomeness that is waiting for you and your friends. Keep your friends alive till dawn or else….Try Until Dawn if you have what it takes to overcome your fear.



36. Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time


Genre: Platformer

Developer: Sanzaru Games
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

Platform(s): PlayStation 3

Release Date: 5th of February, 2013

Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time is the upcoming 4th installment of the Sly Cooper Series which was originally developed by Sucker Punch Productions for PS2 and was ported to PS3 by Sanzaru Games. Players will primarily control Sly Cooper, a mischievous thief who has been tasked to find and recover the Thievius Raccoonus, a book chronicling the Cooper family line that has been lost within time. In order to perform successful heists, Sly must reorganize with his gang and utilize their skills to reveal who has tampered with the Cooper history.



37. Ascend: Hand of Kul (formerly Ascend: New Gods)


Genre: RPG / Turn Based Strategy

Developer: Signal Studios
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

Platform(s): Xbox 360, PC (MS Windows)

Expected Release Date: 2013

Caos, a breed of mighty warriors, are in service of gods for quite long. So when a prophecy reveals that if Titans loose, one of the three gods (light, darkness, and void) will rule the world, they decide to overthrow Titans at any cost. So pledge your allegiance to one of the gods and wipe out the giant immortal titans to establish the rule of your chosen god.



38. Call of Duty: Ghosts



Genre: First Person Shooter

Developer: Infinity Ward
Publisher: Activision

Platform(s): Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC (MS Windows)

Release Date: 5th of November, 2013

A catastrophic event has shifted the balance of power, with USA no longer a super power. Now an unseen foe has emerged and it is the job of the "Ghosts", a group of warriors from every branch of US Special Operation Forces, to neutralize the threat and protect the remaining America.



39. Prey 2


Genre: First Person Shooter

Developer: Human Head Studios
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks

Platform(s): Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC (MS Windows)

Expected Release Date: Q4, 2013

Killian Samuels is a professional bounty hunter on an alien planet named Exodus. He is sharp and has exceptional skills but has no memory how he ended up in a strange alien planet though he still remembers the event of a plane crash of which he was a part and a brief fight with some aliens. Seeing no human being for quite some time, he believes that he is the only human on this planet. But after meeting Domasi "Tommy" Tawodi, he is now determined to unravel the mystery of his abduction and his presence on Exodus.



40. Nuclear Union


Genre: RPG

Developer: Best Way
Publisher: 1C Company

Platform(s): PC (MS Windows)

Expected Release Date: Q4 2013

Cuban Missile Crisis had gone way out of hands when US decided to annihilate the Russians from the planet earth, resulting in widespread destruction of both nations. Now 50 years have passed; the survivors of Pobedograd (Victory City) are ready to emerge once again. Join their quest to discover what has happened to the cities of this once great Soviet Empire.



41. Saints Row 4


Genre: Action

Developer: Volition
Publisher: THQ

Platform(s): PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC (MS Windows)

Release Date: 20th of August, 2013

If you think that Saints Row: The Third was way too wild, wait till you get Saints Row 4 because according to THQ's Danny Bilson, Saints Row 4 will gonna be a lot wilder than its predecessor.

According to THQ president Jason Rubin, Saints Row 4 was scheduled for a calendar 2013 window. Let’s hope that THQ’s bankruptcy doesn’t spoil the fun.



42. Dark


Genre: Stealth-Action

Developer: Realmforge Studios
Publisher: Kalypso Media

Platform(s): PlayStation 3, PC (MS Windows), Xbox 360

Release Date: 4th of July, 2013

Enter in the world of darkness where bloodlust and mayhem is synonymous with normal life. Here, the key to survive is to eliminate your enemies before they have a chance to get you so stalk, grab, and silently dispatch them to the “other” world using your vampire powers. Lead Eric Bane, a young man who has become a vampire without any memory of the past, to unravel the mystery behind global conglomerate that seems ubiquitous and invincible. Recover his memories and make him the ultimate killer he rightfully deserves to be.



43. Watch Dogs


Genre: Action-Adventure

Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Publisher: Ubisoft

Platform(s): Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC (MS Windows)

Release Date: 19th of November, 2013

In the age of information technology, your biggest asset can be your biggest weakness. You’ll never know how much havoc can a hacker cause if he succeeds in breaking the city’s central mainframe. This is the basic concept (i.e. Information Technology and Warfare) behind Ubisoft’s latest upcoming title “Watch Dogs”.

The story takes place in near future, where everything (from traffic control systems to power grids) has been tied to a central mainframe. The worst part: this mainframe is being run by private companies so imagine the power they have over ordinary people’s lives.

The players will assume the role of Aiden Pierce, who is an elite hacker with extraordinary combat skills. He is described as a person who uses both “fists and wits”. So how much capable he really is? Let’s wait and see.



44. Rise of The Triad


Genre: First Person Shooter

Developer: Interceptor Entertainment
Publisher: Apogee Software

Platform(s): PC (MS Windows)

Release Date: 31st of July, 2013

Rise of the Triad is an upcoming remake of the popular 1995 FPS video game. The game will include a single player mode with over 20 levels and competitive multiplayer mode. Players will join the High-risk United Nations Taskforce (HUNT) and choose a character from five available characters. The game will cost $14.99 and will be DRM-free.



45. Devil’s Third


Genre: Third Person Shooter

Developer: Valhalla Game Studios
Publisher: Tomonobu Itagaki

Platform(s): PC (MS Windows), PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Expected Release Date: Q4, 2013

Based on Kessler Syndrome Theory, Devil’s third is an upcoming title currently underdevelopment at Valhalla Game Studios. As mentioned, the story is based on Kessler Syndrome Theory (proposed by NASA scientist Donald J. Kessler in 1978) where war has erupted after all earth satellites has been destroyed in lower orbit of earth. Imagine a war with no satellites and GPS. So prepare yourself for vicious melee attacks, high-powered gunplay and ferocious weapon-based kills.



46. The Cave


Genre: Adventure

Developer: Double Fine Productions
Publisher: SEGA

Platform(s): PlayStation 3, PC (MS Windows), Wii U, Xbox 360

Release Date: 22nd of January, 2013

The Cave is an upcoming adventure game based on a mysterious talking cave with a set of labyrinths within. Players will have to choose three characters from seven available characters and once chosen, they will be locked throughout the rest of the game. The players, along with single player mode, can also enjoy a multiplayer co-op mode (up to three players).



47. Gird 2


Genre: Racing

Developer: Codemasters Southam
Publisher: Codemasters

Platform(s): Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC (MS Windows)

Release Date: 28th of May, 2013

Tune your ride, fasten your seatbelts; it’s gonna be one heck of a race. After over five years of gap, we will witness the sequel of Gird, one of the highly acclaimed titles of 2008. According to Ross Gowing (senior game designer of Grid 2), “We want every player to be able to pick the game up and within a couple of laps feel like a hero, power-sliding and paint-trading their way to victory”. And quite frankly, the demo approves his statement quite convincingly.



48. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2


Genre: Action

Developer: Mercury Steam / Kojima Productions
Publisher: Konami

Platform(s): Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

Expected Release Date: 2013

An ancient evil has risen, threatening to shatter the balance of power. Only Gabriel Belmont, now the lord of the Vampires, can stop this menace but first, he has to regain his lost powers. But with Belmont clan on his tail, yearning for his death; can the Dracula achieve what seems quite impossible? Prepare for an epic journey of twists and turns, action and adventure, and some brutal slaying.



49. Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch


Genre: RPG

Developer: Level-5
Publisher: Namco Bandai

Platform(s): PlayStation 3

Release Date: 22nd of January, 2013

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is a tale of a 13 year old boy, “Oliver”, who is determined to become an elite magician so that he can bring back his dead mother from the parallel world of Ni No Kuni. His mother, Arie, died while trying to save him from drowning. A doll, given to him by her, transformed itself into a male fairy by his tears which revealed to him that he could find his mother by visiting the parallel world of Ni No Kuni. Now Oliver, with a fairy companion, is all set to learn the art of magic; the key to travel to the world of Ni No Kuni.



50. The Bureau: XCOM Declassified


Genre: First Person Shooter

Developer: 2K Marin
Publisher: 2K Games

Platform(s): Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC (MS Windows)

Release Date: 20th of August, 2013

Rejoice my fellow gamers; our beloved XCOM franchise will get a new life, most probably in Q4 2013. With engaging storyline and breathtaking combat, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified is believed to be a true “modern successor” of the original series due to the developer’s commitment of staying close to franchise’s roots. You will assume the role of an FBI agent who has been tasked to identify and eliminate the faceless enemy that is threatening the existence of human world. Are you capable enough for the job? 


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