3. Brothers in Arms: Furious 4
The Brothers in Arms series has consistently brought some of the strongest World War II shooting action to gaming, with rock-solid tactical gameplay and a brutal, realistic presentation. Last year at E3 2011, developer Gearbox announced that it would be taking a break from the glum, depressing world of realism in favor of a game that looked like the love child of Brothers in Arms, Borderlands, and Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds. With a focus on four-player co-op and hyper-stylized visuals, the game impressed us when we saw it last year, and we anxious anticipated new information at E3.
Sadly, when we got that new information, it wasn't good. A few months back, we began hearing rumors that the game had been flat-out cancelled. Further credibility was added when Ubisoft let the game's trademark lapse, and even though Gearbox explained the reasoning for this, it still didn't look good. We hoped that our paranoia would be invalidated, but with the game not showing up at E3 in any form, we're back to sobbing ourselves to sleep nightly.