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20 MASSIVE games of early 2010

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13. Dante's Inferno - Multi

Expected release: February

Should you care?

A lot of people are already dismissing Visceral Games’ Dante’s Inferno as just a shameless God of War knock-off. And that’s understandable. Because it basically is. But those people would do well to remember that we said the same thing about Visceral’s Dead Space in regards to Resident Evil 4, and look how that turned out. Suddenly a lot more exciting, is it not?

Delayed?

Nope. But the February release date could now see it in an interesting battle with the similarly button-mashy combat frenzy Bayonetta all the same.


14. Super Street Fighter IV - Multi

Expected release: March

Should you care?

Of course you should. It’s an upgrade to one of the finest fighting games ever made. Eight added characters (including Super Street Fighter II faves T. Hawk and Deejay), a rebalanced existing cast and new Ultra moves all round should make this one of the meatier of Street Fighter’s many historical updates, and while many (Radar UK’s resident SF-nut Dave H included) are peeved that there isn’t even an option to buy it as a downloadable update to the original, the promised lower price takes away the usual Street Fighter upgrade sting somewhat.

Delayed?

Not yet. In fact it’s only just been announced. But by the time SSFIV hits, the hype surrounding Tekken 6 will have long faded, meaning that direct competition will be virtually non-existent.


15. Lost Planet 2 - Multi

Expected release: Quarter 1 of 2010

Should you care?

The excitement for Lost Planet 2 has snuck up on us steadily but surely in the office over the last few months. The original game, Capcom’s first open attempt at targeting the western audience, was a solid but uninspiring shooter, but the sequel is a whole new deal. A four-player co-op shooter, it’s essentially Capcom doing Gears of War, and that would be exciting enough. But then consider that it has huge, Shadow of the Colossus-style bosses which require genuine multi-part teamwork to take down. And that Capcom is one of the few companies in the world that can still deliver brilliant, single-player, normal sized bosses. You see where we’re coming from on this one? Good. Be excited.

Delayed?

Nope. Capcom is just known for putting out big releases around the beginning of the year. See Street Fighter IV and Resident Evils 4 and 5 for example.


16. Mafia II - Multi

Expected release: January – April

Should you care?

If you’re in the market for a classier-than-usual crime story, yes. The eight-year wait between the first, rather excellent, Mafia game and its sequel seems to have been well worth it. Huge, beautiful, packed with imaginative, layered, structured missions and dripping with ‘40s and ‘50s smoothness, its epic, decade-long story of a Mafioso’s rise and fall looks to be the absolute antithesis of the likes of Saints’ Row. The thinking man’s crime sim. That’s the feeling we’re getting.

Delayed?

Yup, knocked back “to allow additional development time".

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66 comments

  • BadLadJon - December 19, 2009 5:24 p.m.

    Army of 2 The 40th Day, 1st january 2010 i just played the demo with my brother and its actually pretty badass
  • avenger1362 - November 26, 2009 1:51 p.m.

    They forgot Dead Rising 2. I believe it's released on February 2, 2010.
  • Mar27w - October 15, 2009 7:29 p.m.

    whats with the 10min delay between posts,ive ended up posting twice and theirs no option to edit or delete,sort it out editor and for the love of God get rid of the type two words crap after commenting
  • Mar27w - October 15, 2009 7:24 p.m.

    Makes a pleasant change from the usual onslaught of chritmas releases that only ScroogeMcDuck could afford,this way i wont be distracted by where im going to get the money for them all while enjoying ModernWarfare2 and AssassinsCreed2
  • Mar27w - October 15, 2009 7:20 p.m.

    Makes a pleasant change from the usual onslaught of christmas releases that nobody but ScroogeMcDuck could afford,this way i wont be distracted of how im going to afford them all while playing ModernWarfare2 and AssassinsCreed2
  • nomadz - October 11, 2009 9:31 p.m.

    WERE THE HELL IS MASS EFFECT 2! RAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGEEEE :P
  • reaperman22 - October 11, 2009 1:17 a.m.

    whoo god of war. i am definatly getting the collectors edition of that, more ps2 games should be revamped for the ps3 with sequels
  • demonslayer76 - October 10, 2009 7:36 p.m.

    unemployment sucks. i can't get any of those games like Final Fantasy XIII, which i have been waiting for since i beat XII also, no BioShock 2, just MW2
  • jeffrey3133 - October 9, 2009 10:50 a.m.

    what the fuck happened to Metroid Other M basterds? (why the hell is no nintendo games listed that i saw bitches)
  • ctcfirebird - October 9, 2009 1:03 a.m.

    Modern Warfare 2 + Left 4 Dead 2 + Star Craft 2 + Star Wars: The old Republic = all of my gaming time for the next year or two :)
  • Sandman89 - October 8, 2009 4:32 p.m.

    You FORGOT Mass effect 2? Blasphemy!!!
  • dogsoldier97 - October 7, 2009 9:37 p.m.

    mag is going to be a great sucsess i can feel it
  • InvalidUsername - October 7, 2009 1:08 a.m.

    Wooo! Go Mafia II.
  • GR_DavidHoughton - October 6, 2009 8:56 a.m.

    re: the omissions. This list is of the games coming out in EARLY 2010. Max Payne 3 and The Last Guardian are currently only down for some time next year, and to be honest we'd be very surprised to see either of them hit during the period covered by this article. Sorry guys, but it's just probably not going to happen. As for Mass Effect 2, yeah, we just clean forgot that one. Consider this its entry.
  • TheDude - October 6, 2009 1:14 a.m.

    Max Payne 3?
  • montyburns - October 6, 2009 12:39 a.m.

    I must say I'm not convinced with your list either. Anyway, I do think that Gran Turismo 5 is coming out TOO LATE and is now facing some good rivalry with games like Need for Speed: Shift, Project Gotham Racing, Dirt2 and others. I mean, GT WAS the best driving simulator on videogames... now is not the only one. Hey, and by the way, you really mistreated PS3 on this list.
  • EvilEdgar5993 - October 5, 2009 10:33 p.m.

    this article both excites me and pisses me the hell off, for one i love the fact that they put bishock 2, red dead redemption, and splinter cell on this list, but y the hell didnt the even put mass effect 2, both the best xbox 360 and game of all time in general, y ???????
  • Kytl - October 5, 2009 9:12 p.m.

    well for the 2 Wii games on the list, I might get them later but I want to get Monster Hunter tri first
  • GameManiac - October 5, 2009 6:43 p.m.

    GT5 is all the more reason that I REALLY should consider buying a PS3.
  • 1One1Winged1Angel - October 5, 2009 4:32 p.m.

    What the heck.. How can u add a trillion play-them-today-forget-what-the-hell-the-story-was-the-day-after shooters on the list and then not at The Last Guardian.. That doesn't make any sense at all -__________________-'' very dissapointing GR .

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