10 Awesome PC Games Still Coming in 2012

Medal of Honor: Warfighter
Release date: October 23
Genre: FPS

This direct sequel to 2010′s series reboot Medal of Honor and the 14th installment in the series is built on DICE’s Frostbite 2 engine and features six different classes: Assault, Sniper, Demolitions, Point Man, Heavy Gunner, and Spec Ops. The game’s single-player story was written by real Tier 1 Operators while they were deployed overseas, and each mission was inspired by a real-world event. The multiplayer component lets players take on the role of a variety of special ops factions, including Canada’s JTF2, the UK’s SAS, Poland’s GROM, and the USA’s SEALs — to name but a few.

Assassin’s Creed III
Release date: October 30
Genre: Action-adventure

The fifth major installment in this historical action-adventure open-world stealth series (that’s a mouthful) will be bigger than any of its previous games. Assassin’s Creed III is set before, during and after the American Revolution and features a new protagonist: half-English and half-Native American Connor Kenway.

The game will feature more of the present day setting than in any previous title and will see the plot revolving around the main character, Desmond, come to a conclusion. Player will encounter historical figures, including George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, General Lafayette, King George III, and Samuel Adams. Locations visited include Boston and New York, as well as the American Colonial Frontier, a Mohawk village, and the settlements of Lexington and Concord. Further, the entire Eastern seaboard will also be explorable via ship.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Release date: November 13
Genre: FPS

Putting aside my personal feelings for the series, this ninth game in the in the Call of Duty franchise will certainly bring in an awesome amount of money. It marks the first time the series visits a completely futuristic setting and features future warfare technology.

The single-player campaign will feature two connected storylines, one set in the 1970s through 1980s and the other in 2025. Protagonist Alex Mason returns from the original Black Ops to play out the Cold War portion of the game, visiting multiple sites in Central America and in Afghanistan during the Soviet invasion.

When the story jumps to 2025, you’ll control Mason’s son David during a new cold war that has broken out between China and the United States. In this era, war is defined by robotics, cyber-warfare, unmanned vehicles and other advanced technology. Known locations for this section of the game include Los Angeles, Singapore and Socotra, Yemen.

Black Ops II’s zombie mode will have its own campaign and support up to 8-player co-op.

Hitman: Absolution
Release date: November 20
Genre: Third-person shooter

This fifth entry in the stealth game series is aimed at a wider audience than earlier installments, easier to play and more accessible. The plot sees Agent 47 betrayed by “those he once trusted” and now hunted by the police, finding himself at the center of a dark conspiracy. At least one portion of the game will be set in Chicago, and the rest of the game will take place within the United States.

Far Cry 3
Release date: December 4
Genre: FPS

This open world FPS takes place on a group of tropical islands, similar to the first game in the series, and has players try to escape from the crazed local inhabitants. The story mode map will be around ten times larger than its previous installments, and a co-op campaign while feature its own story and characters. That’s right — it’s not just a multiplayer component tacked onto the singleplayer campaign.

Co-op can be played with up to four players online or two players playing on split screen on a console. The co-op campaign takes place six months before the events of the single player campaign and follows four characters who came to the island looking for revenge on the man who stole their money.

Far Cry 3 will feature an optimized sandbox editor with “a fresh coat of paint.”

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10 Comments on 10 Awesome PC Games Still Coming in 2012

Gabriel

On August 9, 2012 at 5:32 am

PLANETSIDE 2?

SXO

On August 9, 2012 at 6:41 am

This list should be revised to only include PC exclusive titles, like the aforementioned Planetside 2. I don’t understand how MoH Warfighter and BLOPS 2 even made it on this list. Those will be mediocre titles at best.

Gamer41

On August 9, 2012 at 11:52 am

Forgot Resident Evil 6

CJ Miozzi

On August 9, 2012 at 12:22 pm

@Gabriel, SXO:

I can’t wait for Planetside 2. Unfortunately, we don’t have a release date for the game yet, so I couldn’t include it on this list. I only included games with specific release dates. There were a few other titles I would have rather included, but we aren’t guaranteed a 2012 release.

@Gamer41: Resident Evil 6 made my initial list, but when I needed to prune that down to 10 items, it got cut. Further, the PC release date is TBD; not guaranteed 2012.

LTenhet

On August 9, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Unfortunately a lot of games got pushed back to 2013, but for what IS coming out this is a good list.

jakie

On August 9, 2012 at 3:22 pm

i agree with sxo the poster is just a general moron thats all

planetside 2
cs go
dark souls
jagged alliance crossfire
torchlight 2
painkiller hell and damnation
guild wars 2
baulder’s gate enhanced
wow mists of pandaria
hawken
dota 2
x rebirth
world of warplanes
war of the roses

really that will do easy enough inst it poster

Kevin

On August 9, 2012 at 5:10 pm

The 14th installment in the series…..

How did you write that sentence and not have a part of your gamer self die inside when seeing what the industry has become?

Tiagonal

On August 9, 2012 at 9:25 pm

What?! Why?! I’m not excited at all…

NS2

On August 10, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Hey CJ! You forgot about us over here at Natural Selection 2 :) We are counting down the weeks to launch now…

CJ Miozzi

On August 13, 2012 at 12:33 pm

@NS2

Hey guys; I’d be happy to add you to the list once you give us a firm release date ;)

Keep up the great work.