TechSpot: Most Anticipated PC Games of 2012

Like a rollercoaster, 2011 was full of transient highs and enduring lows -- mostly the latter for PC gamers. The year began with a promising lineup, but title after title fell flat. Some were incredibly buggy, others had console-esque interfaces and far too many shipped without DirectX 11 support. We'll spare you of a list because you surely recall their names, but for reference, even the excellent and well deserving game of the year, Skyrim, somehow fits in all of the above.

Determined to redeem themselves, developers have readied yet another tantalizing roster. In fact, many of last year's most anticipated titles have spilled over into 2012, including Diablo III, Guild Wars 2, Mass Effect 3 and Max Payne 3. As usual, we've assembled a list of the hottest PC games expected to hit shelves over the next 12 months. Titles are sorted alphabetically as most of the release dates aren't set in stone.

It goes without saying that some chosen games won't materialize this year and we've undoubtedly excluded some noteworthy titles -- not least of which are End of Nations, Firefall, Fortnite, Natural Selection 2, Planetside 2 and The Darkness II. Even so our list is a solid 30-title strong, so check it out.

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for reference, even the excellent and well deserving game of the year, Skyrim, somehow fits in all of the above.

Um no. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim sucks.

There's a lot of games there actually that I hadn't realised were coming out. My key game is going to be Mass Effect 3, but I'm also excited for Metro and Far Cry 3 (pending player reviews, since I feel a bit burned by the overhyping of FC2).

If STALKER 2 and HL2:EP3/HL3 come out though, I might actually die of starvation from not leaving the house

Guild Wars 2, easily.

Also, Techspot are utterly clueless in what they wrote about GW2 - it's not instance based at all! It's open world!

Why write something if you know nothing about it?

Did they edit it since you read it? Because I didn't see that anywhere: "the sequel will deliver a sandbox style, subscription-free MMORPG experience, in a persistent world where your actions play a ripple effect on the storyline."

dead.cell said,
Did they edit it since you read it? Because I didn't see that anywhere: "the sequel will deliver a sandbox style, subscription-free MMORPG experience, in a persistent world where your actions play a ripple effect on the storyline."

Yes, they completely rewrote that bit.