Games of 2013 Preview

By Ben Reuter and Gareth Von Kallenbach

Bioshock Infinite

Take one look at any footage from Bioshock Infinite and you can see why it tops everyone’s list for “Most Anticipated Games of 2013.” Ken Levine and 2K Games is helming the project once again. This time, you’ll be high in the sky in the early 1900s. The familiar plasmids and crazy enemies return. Story bits are hard to come by but it won’t be long until fans are swinging from blimp to floating building miles above the surface.


Any GTA game is going to be anticipated. Whether for its game design or the ensuing vice the game offer. GTA 5 takes you back to sunny San Andreas with three protagonists — or antagonists — to play as. Rockstar says the sandbox game space is bigger than Red Dead Redemption’s and they will take a more focused look at their mini quests. Like Bioshock Infinite this game is a lookers as well. You can almost feel the sun beams from watching the trailers.

The Last of Us

Naughty Dog is over with Uncharted and is embarking on telling a new tale. The Last of Us takes you to a post-apocalyptic world with a tag-a-long partner. Unlike Uncharted’s nosebleed action, Last of Us give you a barebone approach to conflict. You’ll have to rely on sneaking and management skills to survive.

Gears of War: Judgment

Gears of War still has more story to tell apparently. Instead of hearing the war from Marcus’ point of view we get to hear it from Baird’s cocky voice. Epic Games seems to be taking a major look at the multiplayer this time around. They are speeding things up and making it a more fluent competitive atmosphere. It has a lot to live up to with Halo 4 and Call of Duty dominating the multiplayer-sphere. But I think we are all looking forward to get a Lancer back in our hands.

Bungie’s Destiny

Not much if anything has been said about this game. The only reason it’s much anticipated is because it’s Bungie’s first original IP since Halo and golly Halo has been around for sometime. It’s safe to assume it’s going to be another FPS. But who knows. Bungie has a knack for creating large open sandbox battlefield so let hope for a big one with Destiny.

Dead Space 3

Isaac Clarke is back and this time takes his battle against the deadly Necromorphs to a frozen planet. This time out gamers will be able to play as either Clarke or a new character in the games co-op mode. As Isaac battles to keep his sanity, he will have to face human enemies as he faces the deadly conspiracy.
Aliens: Colonial Marines

Sega and Gearbox are poised to deliver the ultimate in Alien games. The game is billed as the first true sequel to “Aliens”, and offers both a solo and up to four player multiplayer mode with multiple modes of play. Players will also be able to play online as Aliens should they wish. With access to designs, props, and sounds from the film, the look of the game is amazing.

Crysis 3

The latest chapter in the series combines eye popping graphics with intense solo and multiplayer action. This time out players add a bow to their deadly arsenal as they battle to save the world.

Starcraft 2: The Heart of the Swarm

The latest chapter continues the epic battle between the Zerg, Protoss, and Terran forces. The multiplayer portion of the game has always been a huge draw for legions of fans and with new units, play modes, and a new and epic solo play mode, this will be an massive game.

God of War: Ascension

The prequel to the amazing series brings multiplayer into the series for the first time and brings more of the amazing and epic battles that have made the series. Intense action and bloody violence were a staple of what we saw when we played and early version of the game at PAX Prime.