As we know, Xbox 360 is the leading console in the market worldwide. It has been attracting millions and millions gamers to itself by constantly coming up with different and unique games,i.e Gears of War, Halo, Fable, that have really helped in making it a success. Not everybody knows that the orignal Xbox wasn’t as successful as Sony’s Play Station 2 at that point of time. Even today, PS2s are being sold worldwide and is still very popular. Games are something that determine the success of a console and decides it’s lifetime. If you keep coming out with great games and attract publishers to come up with new and great ideas that’ll click with the console’s users,then the lifetime of the console extends. This is what all the leading consoles in the Gaming Industry are doing today. Be it, Nintendo’s Wii, Sony Play Station 3 or Microsoft’s Xbox 360.
I am going to be listing some of the most anticipated games of 2012 for Xbox 360 below :
10. Borderlands 2
It is a sequel to the 2009 game,” Borderlands”. The original Borderlands’ success came as a surprise to many people,including the makers themselves. The game has sold between three to four-and-a-half million copies since release.
9. Resident Evil 6
The popular Resident Evil series returns! Capcom are ready with another installment in their popular horror franchise. The game is going to be releasing on October 2, 2012 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and at a later date for Microsoft Windows.
8. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon : Future Soldier :
It is the fourth installment in the popular Ghost Recon franchise,published by Ubisoft. It will release on the Xbox 360 and he PS3 on May 22,2012 in North America and on 25 May,2012 in the UK whereas it will be released on the PC on 12 June,2012.
7. Max Payne 3
Max Payne 3 is a sequel to the 2003 hit game. The sequel will be released on the Xbox 360 and PS3 on the May 15, 2012 and May 29, 2012 on the PC. The makers of the game are very sure that this game will also prove to be a success, just like its predecessors.
6. Kinect Star Wars
It is developed by LucasArts and Terminal Reality whereas it’s published by Microsoft studio. It released on the 4th April and debuted at #1 on the UK charts. This game will take you an adventure of the highly-successful and popular “Star Wars” world.
5. Medal of Honor : Warfigher
It is the sequel to the 2010 game, “Medal of Honor” which was a reboot of the classic Medal of Honor franchise. It was published by EA and now the sequel is also being published by EA. Developed entirely by Danger Close. Whereas the reboot’s campaign was developed by Danger Close but the multiplayer was developed by DICE of Battlefield fame. The game is set to release on 23 October,2012. Just a few weeks before the release of the next Call of Duty installment,which releases in November.
4. Bioshock Infinite
BioShock Infinite was announced on August 12, 2010, for release on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 systems sometime in 2012. Previously known as “Project Icarus”, BioShock Infinite is not a direct sequel or prequel to the original game, but carries many of the same gameplay concepts from the BioShock title.
3. Assassins Creed III
Assassins Creed III is the true sequel to Assassins Creed II. It is being developed and published by Ubisoft for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360,Wii U and Microsoft Windows. It will be the fifth major installment in the Assassin’s Creed series and the third numbered title in the series. It is set to release on October 30, 2012. The game takes place during the American Civil War and the protagonist is named, ” Connor”.
2. Call of Duty : Black Ops 2
Black Ops 2 is a sequel to the highly successful 2010 game, ” Call of Duty : Black Ops”. It is developed by Treyarch. It is the ninth major release in the Call of Duty video game series currently under development. No details have been given about yet as of yet. Many of the information that we have is because of the leaked information about it that happened more than once and the latest image leak suggested that the game will be revealed on 28th April,2012. It is going to be releasing in the first two weeks of November,2012.
1. Halo 4
It is the the eighth installment in the Halo franchise being developed for the Xbox 360. This is the game that helped Xbox 360 leap ahead of all other consoles and emerge as the leading console of Gaming . The previous Halo games were developed by Bungie but this game has been developed by Microsoft’s 343 Industries. The game continues some time after the ending of Halo 3, and marks the return of the Master Chief as the main protagonist. Cortana will also appear in the game. The game is set for release in Holiday 2012.