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My Most Anticipated Games of 2013

Updated on January 14, 2014

Welcome to my list of my 10 most anticipated games of 2013. The Last of Us is without a doubt my number one most anticipated game with Sim City and Beyond: Two Souls following closely behind that. Hope you enjoy the list, and don't forget to place your vote at the bottom for your most anticipated game of 2013.

Promo for Dead Space 3
Promo for Dead Space 3 | Source

Dead Space 3 (Feb 5)

Developed by Visceral Games

For Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and Windows PC

This is the third, and hopefully not last, game in the terrifying third-person horror shooter series Dead Space. The game will once against feature Issac Clark, along side new addition John Carver as they attempt the stop the Necromorphs on the planet of Tau Volantis. The biggest addition to the game is a drop-in/drop-out co-op mode that will allow for a second player to assume the control of John Carver as you slice and dice your way through Necromorphs. Hopefully it's as fun and terrifying as the last two.

Box art for Metal Gear Rising: Revengence
Box art for Metal Gear Rising: Revengence | Source

Metal Gear Rising: Revengence (Feb 19)

Developed by Platinum Games and Produced by Kojima Productions

For Xbox 360 and Playstation 3

Metal Gear Rising: Revengence is set four years after the events of Metal Gear Solid 4, and is not a sequel to that game, but is a spin-off featuring Raiden (from Metal Gear Solid 2 and 4). Revengence will focus less on the stealth aspects in the Metal Gear series, and will be a much more action oriented hack-and-slash game. Raiden's main weapon throughout the game will be his high-frequency blade, and the game will feature a very advanced cutting system which looks absolutely phenomenal in gameplay videos. It should prove to be a very fun, entertaining entry into the Metal Gear series.

Box art for Sim City (2013)
Box art for Sim City (2013) | Source

Sim City (March 5)

Developed by Maxis

For Microsoft Windows and OS X

Sim City (2013) is the 6th entry in Sim City series and features a complete overhaul of series. The has been developed with a new simulation engine called Glass Box. The game will finally feature the ability to curve roadways, and the ability to zone along these curved roads. There will no longer be the need to built power lines and water piping as those utilities will now run along the roadways. Each city you build will live in an interconnected network of cities, so if you want to specialize in commercial and residential then you will be forced to network with another city for all your industrial needs, while many of the citizens of your city will have to travel to other cities to work. Check out the gameplay video below as one of the producers of the game shows you how to start a new city, as well as show off some new features of the game.

Box art for Tomb Raider (2013)
Box art for Tomb Raider (2013) | Source

Tomb Raider (March 5)

Developed by Crystal Dynamics and Published by Square Enix

For Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and Microsoft Windows

Tomb Raider is set to be a reboot of the very popular video game series of the same name that will give up a completely new, updated look at Lara Croft and her story. This game is set to be the first in a new series of Tomb Raider games, with this game providing us with her origin story. The story follows Croft as the ship she is on crashes during a violent storm stranding her on a tropical island where she must survive against the elements, animals, and mercenaries out to kill her, and the other survivors of the ship wreck. The game bares a lot of resemblance to the Uncharted series by Naughty Dog, and looks to be a great start to a new action-adventure series.

Promo for Bioshock Infinite
Promo for Bioshock Infinite | Source

Bioshock Infinite (March 26)

Developed by Irrational Games and Published by 2K Games

For Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and Microsoft Windows

Bioshock Infinite is neither a sequel or prequel to the first two Bioshock games, and does not tie into the series' ongoing plot line. The game takes place in 1912, and moves the setting from an underwater city to city that floats in the sky called Columbia. The game will follow Booker DeWitt as he rescues a woman named Elizabeth, a woman who has special powers and was being held captive in Columbia for years. They end up stuck between two warring factions, and must fight back to survive as they attempt to escape from Columbia. The game will feature much of the same gameplay elements as the first two Bioshocks.

Promo for The Last of Us
Promo for The Last of Us | Source

The Last of Us (May 7)

Developed by Naughty Dog and Published by Sony Computer Entertainment

Exclusive to the Playstation 3

This game looks amazing, and is my MOST anticipated game of 2013 by far. The game follows Joel and Ellie as they trek across a post-apocalyptic United States, and face off against the infected, who are not zombies, as well as survives who live outside of the designated quarantine zones. The game will feature a very advanced A.I. system for Ellie as well as the infected and survivors. The game will also feature a "dynamic stealth" system which means that as players react to different situations differently, the enemies will adapt to their in game decisions/movements. Sounds awesome? Well, I'm sure it will be.


Beyond: Two Souls (TBA)

Developed by Quantic Dream and Published by Sony Computer Entertainment

Exclusive to the Playstation 3

Following the release of Heavy Rain fans of the game, and of Quantic Dream, were eagerly awaiting their next game announcement. Sony revealed Beyond: Two Souls at E3 2012 in front of some very happy, and excited fans. The games stars Ellen Page, who does the voice and motion capture for the character of Jodie, and is supposedly centered around the idea of what happens after death. The game looks gorgeous, and I don't expect anything less than greatness from it.

Promo for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
Promo for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII | Source

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (TBA)

Developed and Published by Square Enix

For Playstation 3 and Xbox 360

This will be the third and final game in the Final Fantasy XIII series. The game will pick up after the events of XIII-2, and will take place over the course of 13 days. Lighting will be tasked with trying to save the world from utter destruction within those 13 days. Supposedly certain actions throughout the game with either slow down, or speed up time, and that this movement of time will play a major role in the game. The game will also supposedly feature the same battle system that is present within XIII-2.


Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes (TBA)

Developed by Kojima Productions and Published by Konami

For Xbox 360 and Playstation 3

Very little is know about the story behind this game, but it is known that it will fall within the Metal Gear series timeline between Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker and Metal Gear. According to Hideo Kojima the game will serve as a prequel to a future game in the series. Possibly Metal Gear Solid 5? The game will be the first to feature the stunning new Fox Engine developed by Kojima Productions, and will also be the first game in the Metal Gear series to feature open world gameplay. Hopefully more will be revealed about the game sooner than later.

Promo for Watch Dogs
Promo for Watch Dogs | Source

Watch Dogs (TBA)

Developed by Ubisoft Montreal and Published by Ubisoft

For Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and Microsoft Windows

Watch Dogs is an open world action-adventure game that will feature the ability to hack many various electronic devices throughout the game, either jamming cell phones or hacking into traffic lights among many other things. The game looks amazing, and like Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes it features next-gen looking graphics which might explain it's TBA 2013 status. It could be that Ubisoft is planning on releasing this game as a next-gen launch title. It could be a possibility, but I doubt it.

What is your most anticipated game of 2013?

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    • Richard Perazzo profile image

      Richard Perazzo 4 years ago from Shirley, NY

      Thank you.

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      Joanne Smith 4 years ago from New York, US

      Nice list. And very useful.

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      Richard Perazzo 4 years ago from Shirley, NY

      The Last of Us looks amazing. I'm so psyched for it. I'm not much of a fan of Pikmin, but I'm hoping that Dead Island Riptide is as good, if not better, then the first one. Fingers crossed.

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      mothman633 4 years ago from Stockton, CA

      I was on the verge of creating my own list but you have pretty much hit the nail on the head. I'm with you, out of all the games coming out this year, the Last of Us is the one I can't wait for. The only games I would have included are Pikmin 3 and Dead Island 2.