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Top Ten Xbox 360 Games 2012

Top Ten Xbox 360 Games 2012

Video game sales are steadily improving as the industry continues to recovery from the financial slowdown of 2010-11. In fact, sales for the month of November – as the holiday gift-buying season entered full swing – increased by 15% compared to a year earlier. The increase was due in large part to releases from popular franchises like Call of Duty and Assassin’s Creed. Looking ahead, some of the best Xbox 360 games expected in 2012 are sure to drive sales only higher.


Top Ten Xbox 360 Games 2012

The following is a list of the top 10 Xbox 360 games to anticipate:

Starting in March of 2012, gamers should be on the lookout for a few popular franchise titles. First on the list of the top ten Xbox 360 games coming in 2012 is Max Payne 3. Originally slated for a 2009 release, the three-year delay will finally meet its end on March 6th with the exciting return of the former NYPD detective Max Payne. New to this version is a multiplayer mode dubbed “Gang Wars,” for which Rockstar Games has chosen to include a unique narrative in lieu of the fragmented matches common to most multiplayer modes.

Also released on this date will be the conclusion to the Mass Effects trilogy with Mass Effects 3. With noted combat improvements, the latest release in the series will piggyback on the story of the Arrival DLC released for Mass Effects 2. Additionally, the release will feature a new multiplayer co-op.

Next on the list of the top ten Xbox 360 games coming in 2012 is the third-person shooter Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City. With a single-player mode that offers six characters to choose from, the latest release in the Resident Evil franchise promises a compelling gameplay that requires users to make important decisions like whether or not to kill off the protagonist of Resident Evil 4.

For sports fan, FIFA Soccer 13 is a game to watch out for. With soccer’s rising popularity in North America, sales of the FIFA Soccer games have increases steadily over the years with FIFA Soccer 12 enjoying record sales. Version 13 is sure to continue the trend.

Continuing the list of the top 10 Xbox 360 games to be released in 2012 is a reboot to the Tomb Raider franchise. Coming in September and aptly titled Tomb Raider, the game will take players back in time to explore the early days of the heroine Lara Croft. For those who grew up on the series, this one is sure to be an exciting release.

With release dates on or near New Year’s Eve, the next three titles are fitting closeouts to 2012. First up is the highly anticipated Borderlands 2. Similar to the original release, the “role-playing shooter” boats improvements to the artificial intelligence system.

Also expected on December 31st is the latest installment of the popular Bioshock series: Bioshock Infinite. Set in 1912, this game leaves behind the underwater setting of the previous two games and is instead set in a floating city that’s lost in the clouds.

On December 30th, gamers can expect Halo 4. With the start of a new trilogy, Halo 4 promises an exciting reboot to the Halo experience.

And the top two on the list of the best Xbox 360 games coming in 2012 are releases from both the Call of Duty and Assassin’s Creed franchises. Though no release date or specific title information has been released yet, both the Activision and Ubisoft CEOs have confirmed 2012 releases for the next installment of their respective series.

In all, 2012 certainly looks like an exciting year for gamers.

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