5 Games We’d Love to See Released in 2012, But Won’t Be

As 2011 dwindles in its twilight and 2012 looms monolithic on the gaming horizon, we all look optimistically toward the future of video games and all the possibilities that might be opening before us in this new year. Many games have already been announced, and there are more that we’re hopeful to see.

But there is many a game that we have no chance of seeing, whether because it is just not in the cards, would be too good to be true, or is just utterly ridiculous. In light of the events of 2011, we’ve compiled a short list of ridiculous games we’d love to see released in 2012. But we’re not kidding ourselves (well, we are kidding ourselves), and we’re not holding our collective breath. Enjoy.

5. RAGE: Working Edition

Not a special edition. Not a collector’s edition. Not even a game of the year edition (as if that were even close to being possible). Just a version of the game that works on the PC. A game id Software tested before shipping, showing that they actually cared about the full third of the video gaming community that prefers to play on PC over a dated, six-year-old console. Nothing special or fancy. Just the thing we were promised when we forked over our $60.

And if id might want to go back to RAGE and shoe-horn a decent game somewhere under all those pretty (working this time) graphics, that’d be nice, too.

4. Gears of War: The Early Years

The Gears of War trilogy is over. The Locust are defeated. There’s literally nothing left for the people of Sera to fight over, except for destroyed cities, a dwindling food supply and the same old fossil fuels they’ve been killing each other to control for decades, according to the Gears lore. But at least for the time being and for series heroes Delta Squad, there ain’t s–t left to do (except maybe wash that dew rag, finally, Marcus).

What does that leave? Well, as anyone in cartoons or film will tell you, that means going back to the past. When you run out of stuff to do with Muppets? “Muppet Babies.” James Bond looking a little old? “James Bond Jr.” X-Men ruined by a series of terrible movies (and Bryan Singer)? X-Men: First Class and “X-Men: Evolution.” In terms of Gears of War, it should be Gears of War: The Early Years, where we see Marcus Fenix and pals’ troubled high school years and the beginnings of their lifelong personal battles with steroid abuse.

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4 Comments on 5 Games We’d Love to See Released in 2012, But Won’t Be


On December 15, 2011 at 6:04 am

And what about S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2? It is cancelled and was planned to be released in 2012.


On December 16, 2011 at 2:53 pm


STALKER 2? But what were Clear Sky and Call of Pripyat? (apart from proof that the X-Ray engine should be put to bed and never used again, buggy as hell)

May I add another Total War game to this list? Can’t get enough of that series, don’t care that it’s gotten so formulaic!


On December 21, 2011 at 12:25 pm

Whats the name of the character who’s face is used on that first picture? Have seein it in a lot of joke images yet don’t know it. lol


On December 31, 2011 at 10:00 am

Aljo, it is Trollface.