Most Anticipated Video Games of 2010 (Updated)

Video Gamers are already excited on the upcoming lineup for the year 2010. Various web pages have featured their own respective lists for the year’s most anticipated video games.

From these various web pages, it looks like the year belongs to Playstation 3 as it has the most entries. Titles like God of War III and Final Fantasy XIII lead the pack.  Xbox 360 is a close second.

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For the computer wars, Windows still has many titles while Mac OS only has three.

Some of the games are exclusive to a particular console like Gran Turismo 5 and Sin and Punishment 2. At the other end of the spectrum, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands will be released in six platforms: PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, Windows, PSP and DS (the only one for DS). One of the games is available only by downloading – Mega Man 10 is playable from WiiWare, PSN and XBLA.

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A new entry, Dante’s Inferno is very loosely based from the first book of the epic The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri. Meanwhile, the latest release of Castlevania, Lords of Shadows (pictured also above) is considered as a reboot of the franchise.

Some of the games in the list (found at the bottom) are not yet guaranteed of a 2010 release, while some of the games at the bottom were moved out from their 2010 release dates.

The consolidated list from some web pages is as follows (dates are for US release):

  • Bayonetta (Xbox 360, PS3) January 5 – Action
  • Dark Void (Xbox 360, PS3, Windows) January 19 – Action, Third-person Shooter, Platformer
  • Mass Effect 2 (Xbox 360, Windows) January 26 – Action RPG
  • MAG (PS3) January 26 – Massive Multiplayer Online First Person Shooter (MMOFPS)
  • No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle (Wii) January 26 – Action
  • Star Trek Online (Windows) February 2 – Massive Multiplayer Online RPG (MMORPG)
  • BioShock 2 (Xbox 360, PS3, Windows) February 9 – Shooter, Survival Horror
  • Dante’s Inferno (Xbox 360, PS3, PSP) February 9 – Third person hack-and-slash, Action Adventure
  • Heavy Rain (PS3) February 23 – Interactive Drama
  • Final Fantasy XIII (Xbox 360, PS3) March 9 – RPG
  • God of War III (PS3) March 16 – Hack and Slash, Action Adventure
  • Red Steel 2 (Wii) March 23 – First Person Shooter
  • Mega Man 10 (WiiWare, PSN, XBLA) March 2010 – Action, Platformer
  • Splinter Cell Conviction (Xbox 360, Windows) April 13 – Stealth Action
  • Lost Planet 2 (Xbox 360, PS3) May 11 – Third-Person Shooter, RPG
  • Red Dead Redemption (Xbox 360, PS3) May 18 – Western
  • Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (Xbox 360, PS3, Windows, Wii, PSP, DS) May 18 – Action Adventure
  • Alan Wake (Xbox 360) May 18 – Psychological Thriller, Action
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii) May 23 – Platformer
  • ModNation Racers (PS3) May 25 – User Generated Content (UGC) Racing
  • Sin and Punishment 2 (Wii) June 7 – Rail Shooter
  • Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (PSP) June 8 – Stealth Action
  • Metroid: Other M (Wii) June 27 – Action Adventure
  • Mafia II (Xbox 360, PS3, Windows) August 24 – Sandbox, Third-Person Shooter
  • Dead Rising 2 (Xbox 360, PS3, Windows) August 31 – Survival Horror, Action Adventure, Sandbox, RPG
  • Epic Mickey (Wii) September 16 – Platformer
  • Halo: Reach (Xbox 360) Fall 2010 – First-Person Shooter
  • Max Payne 3 (Xbox 360, PS3, Windows) Q3 2010 – Third-Peson Shooter
  • TRON Evolution (Xbox 360, PS3, Windows) November 1 – Action Adventure
  • DC Universe Online (PS3, Windows) Late 2010 – MMORPG
  • Gran Turismo 5 (PS3) 2010 – Racing
  • StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty (Windows, Mac OS) 2010 – Real-Time Strategy
  • The Last Guardian (PS3) 2010 – Action Adventure, Puzzle
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (Xbox 360, PS3) 2010 – Action Adventure
  • World of Warcraft: Cataclysm (Windows, Mac OS) 2010 – MMORPG
  • Yakuza 4 (PS3) 2010? (3/18 JP) – Action Adventure
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic (Windows) Spring 2011 – MMORPG
  • I Am Alive (Xbox 360, PS3, Windows, Wii) 2011 – Action
  • Diablo III (Windows, Mac OS) 2011 or later – Action Role Playing, Hack and Slash