First of all, we didn’t collaborate on the game choices themselves (i.e., neither of us knew the content of the other’s lists before or during the article’s composition). IGN’s list of PS3 release dates served as our benchmark; for our lists, anything that had a date sometime in 2008 (including stuff like “Q4 2008” and “TBA 2008”) qualified. Also, this isn’t a list of PS3-exclusive games; we included multiplatform titles (after all, Fronz and Grim did). Finally, our lists do not include games that have already come out this year, such as GTA IV and echochrome.
Whew! That was a mouthful. Now that it’s out of the way, hit the jump for two top ten lists of 2008’s most anticipated PlayStation 3 games.
Samit’s Top 10
10) Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix (Q3 2008)
Ah, Street Fighter. The HD/2D update (with the extremely unwieldy title) to Capcom’s seminal arcade fighting series has sparked heated fanboy debates (though not as many as Street Fighter IV), been delayed a number of times, and gone far enough over budget to limit the game’s upcoming beta (buy Commando 3 on XBLA and get access) to Xbox Live. That said, I’m still just as excited for this as I was when I first heard about it, since Street Fighter II was one of my favorite games to play with my childhood friends. Also, it looks absolutely beautiful, as Capcom had UDON (the publishers of the Street Fighter comics) do all the art for it. I can’t wait to fire off some Yoga Flame in 1080p.
9) Fallout 3 (Q3 2008)
As someone who has never owned anything even remotely resembling a gaming PC, I’ve never played either of the prior two games in the Fallout
series. But after reading the wonderfully in-depth previews that Nick
put up, and hearing about its insane amount of endings
and sweet-looking Collector’s Edition
, I’m on board with Bethesda’s post-apocalyptic, straight-out-of-2277 action RPG....
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