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360 Sunday Games Top 10: Most Anticipated Games Of E3 2009

31 May 2009 by: Alex St-Amour One Comment



    Welcome to a special edition of the 360 Sunday Games Top 10. As we get ready for E3 the amount of hype for certain games is absolutely through the roof. In fact some of these games don’t even more then one trailer released and are already being considered as game of the year by some people! Now the only condition to make this list is that the game has to be announced, sorry secret Kojima project. So to make sure you know what to look for come next week, we present to you to the top 10 most anticipated games of E3 2009.

  These are the show stealers.

10 – Time Splitters 4

Time Splitters 4

  • Platform: Unannounced
  • Developer: Crytek UK (former Free Radical Design)
  • Genre: First Person Shooter

  From the people who brought you Goldeneye 007, Perfect Dark and of course the first 3 Time Splitters games comes the latest installment in the series. While we may not know a lot about this game, mostly due to recent restructuring of the company, we still have high hopes for Time Splitters 4 and all the monkey craziness that will ensue. From the early teaser trailer we can see that the game will poke fun at other video games, with examples like a monkey using a Big Daddy suit (Bioshock) or wearing Master Chief’s armor (Halo). Now that’s a game I wanna play.

9  – The Legend Of Zelda: Spirit Tracks


  • Platform: Nintendo DS
  • Developer: Nintendo
  • Genre: Action / Adventure

  How can you possible not be excited for a new Zelda game. The Legend Of Zelda: Spirit Tracks is set to launch later this year with all that classic Zelda adventuring you know and love, while at the same time sporting all new features, like the ability to control enemies into doing your bidding. Gone is the ocean from Phantom Hourglass and in comes a railway system, and we can’t wait to see where Link’s conducting will take us.

8  – Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction


  • Platform: Microsoft Xbox 360 / Windows PC
  • Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
  • Genre: Stealth Action

  Sam Fisher is back and things are different this time around. Sam is now a man on the run and must use his experience as a Splinter Cell to evade government agents, blend into large crowds and get to the bottom of another nefarious scheme. This is the Splinter Cell series’ 5th game, and all the previous installments have been nothing short of spectacular, which is why we have nothing but high hopes for the Xbox exclusive.

7  – Diablo III


  • Platform: Windows PC / Mac OS X
  • Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
  • Genre: Action R.P.G.

  The long awaited Diablo III is almost here and we can’t wait to wear out our keyboards with it. Featuring an all new 3D game engine, new character classes and an all new darker story (don’t really know how they could make it any darker then Diablo II but oh well), Diablo III is ready to set the world on fire, and could be a strong contender with Blizzard’s own World Of Warcraft for the title of world’s most addicting game.

6  – Red Steel 2


  • Platform: Nintendo Wii
  • Developer: Ubisoft Paris
  • Genre: First Person Shooter

  The original Red Steel was a launch title for the Wii all the way back in 2006, and while it was a fun and innovative game, it had it’s issues. Well fear not, because the sequel is on its way and is out to rocket this franchise to stardom. Utilising the Wii Motion Plus accessory, Red Steel 2 aims to deliver full 1 to 1 precision sword fighting as well as precision gun aiming that Wii fans have been screaming for, all wrapped up in an original futuristic western setting. All this enough to make Red Steel 2 our most anticipated Wii game of E3.

5  – Uncharted 2: Among Thieves


  • Platform: Sony Playstation 3
  • Developer: Naughty Dog
  • Genre: Action / Adventure

  It’s easy to see why the sequel to one of the Playstation 3’s best games is getting so much hype. Uncharted 2 takes everything (and it’s a lot) that made the first game great and cranks it up even further. Stunning visuals, compelling characters, intriguing story, online multiplayer and co-op! This is a perfect example of taking a 9/10 game and pushing it for that perfect 10.

4  – God Of War III


  • Platform: Sony Playstation 3
  • Developer: Sony Computer Entertainment Santa Monica
  • Genre: Action / Adventure

  Nothing beats a good revenge story and Kratos delivers some of the best around. This time the god killer will take his vendetta to the HD shores of the PS3 and from what we’ve seen so far it’s one of the best looking games on the system. With all the deadly combos, gory finishing moves and weapons steeped in Greek mythology intact we can easily see God Of War III becoming one of the best games of the year. Of all time if they include another sex mini-game.

3  – Assassin’s Creed II


  • Platform: Microsoft Xbox 360 / Sony Playstation 3 / Windows PC
  • Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
  • Genre: Action / Adventure

  The Assassin’s Creed experience was all about sneaking around and killing off your targets in brutal ways. Now the sequel is on it’s way, we’re changing locations, from Roman occupied Israel to Renaissance era Venice, complete with a Da Vinci inspired arsenal. Now if you weren’t hyped for Assassin’s Creed II by that last sentence I suggest you get yourself checked out. Ubisoft has already promised to fix all the little out of place details from the 1st game and make Assassin’s Creed II the game to steal the show at E3 2009.

2  – Mass Effect 2


  • Platform: Microsoft Xbox 360 /Windows PC
  • Developer: Bioware (Edmonton)
  • Genre: Action R.P.G.

  If their is one thing that Bioware is great at it’s storytelling. Knights Of The Old Republic spun a tale that was better then the entire prequel trilogy put together. But it would be Mass Effect that allowed Bioware to tell their own story and really give the player seemingly limitless options as to how to play the game, a pattern we hope to see repeated with Mass Effect 2. Recent trailers have revealed more and more about Shepard’s fate after the events of the first game, a fate which we cannot wait to play with.

1  – Modern Warfare 2


  • Platform: Microsoft Xbox 360/ Playstation 3 /Windows PC
  • Developer: Infinity Ward
  • Genre: First Person Shooter

 Sure it may be another first person shooter based around real world events (just be thankful it doesn’t feature Space Marines or is set in WW2) but Modern Warfare 2 (dropped the Call Of Duty name) is all set to pull us back in with an in depth story mode and addictive multi-player that will surely take over our lives once it is released in November. But the single reason this game has reach the top spot on this countdown is the absolute fanfare that follows any word of a new trailer or announcement. I mean when was the last time a sneak preview for a game was given during the NBA playoffs? Now that’s excitement.

  Make sure you tune into 360blog.org tomorrow evening, as we will be recapping all the big happenings from Microsoft’s E3 press event as well as the numerous 3rd party announcements that are sure to take us all by surprise. Also be sure to be here next Sunday as we count down the top 10 games of this year’s E3 event.

  But right now we want to know what your most anticipated games of E3 are, so leave a comment in the section below.

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