6. Brothers in Arms: Furious 4
Why we're excited for it: Don't get us wrong, we love traditional World War II shooters as much as anyone, but we appreciated what Gearbox was attempting in Brothers in Arms: Furious 4. The pulpy, Inglorious Basterds style was super slick, and we loved what we saw at E3 2011 when the game was revealed. The sad, realistic tone of the past Brothers in Arms games suited those titles well, but the fun, over-the-top, four-player co-op action made Furious 4 a World War II shooter worth paying attention to.
Why do we think it might be cancelled: Aaaaaand that was literally the last thing we saw of Furious 4. Since E3 Gearbox went into a media blackout surrounding the title, and there have been rumors that the game was cancelled, reworked, remade, or reconfigured in some way. We have no idea what that might mean. We're hoping that whatever form it is in, it's still the same charming game we saw at E3, even if it randomly landed in Nintendo's lap as a Wii U exclusive... but that's sort of a pipe dream at this point.