GameSpot's Most Anticipated Games of E3 08

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THE MOST ANTICIPATED GAMES


Get ready for one of the game industry's biggest events of the year: the annual E3 Media & Business Summit, better known simply as E3, which takes place this year in Los Angeles from July 15-17. The three days of the expo won't be the only days in which you can expect to see new games and announcements; this year, as with other years, several major game companies will be making big news before the show at their press conferences.

As always, GameSpot will be there to bring you press-conference coverage, as well as full coverage of what's happening on the show floor, and completely exclusive sneak peeks at upcoming games on our live-video stage show... In fact, some of the stuff we'll have onstage this year won't even be at E3. The only place that you can find all of the biggest games at the show (and the biggest games not at the show) will be on GameSpot. Be sure to join us.


Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning Release Date: Sep 23, 2008
Genre: Fantasy Online Role-Playing
Platform: PC

This upcoming massively multiplayer game will focus on competitive head-to-head play online, all the time. Warhammer Online will combine the colorful fantasy (and dark humor) of the Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay universe with the years of experience of the creator of Dark Age of Camelot. We can't wait to see the result. more »




Tomb Raider Underworld Release Date: Nov 3, 2008
Genre: Modern Action Adventure
Platform: PS3, PC, PS2, PS3, X360, DS, WII

The adventurer known as Lara Croft hasn't always starred in the best video games around, but her luck has changed for the better in recent years, given that the Tomb Raider series has shown steady improvement. Now, Lara is preparing for her next adventure, equipped with slick motion-captured animations and new acrobatic maneuvers to solve all-new puzzles and perform new feats of derring-do. more »




Lego Batman Release Date: Sep 1, 2008
Genre: Modern Action Adventure
Platform: PS2, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, X360, DS, WII

Remember Batman? He's back, in Lego form. That's right, the Dark Knight, the guardian of Gotham City, returns in an all-new Lego action game that will take the grim adventures of the caped crusader and portray them in a slightly more family-friendly light. more »




The Sims 3 Release Date: Dec 31, 2008
Genre: Virtual Life
Platform: X360, PC, PS3, X360

The next edition of The Sims will feature expanded options for the world's most interactive little computer people. Houses and neighborhoods for your virtual families will all exist in the same space, sims will age and have more complex emotional responses, and the new game will offer even more in-depth character customization. more »




Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Release Date: Sep 16, 2008
Genre: Action
Platform: X360, PS2, PS3, PSP, X360, DS, WII

This upcoming action game will take place in the legendary Star Wars universe and, as you've probably already seen in various video trailers, will put a huge emphasis on in-game physics. As a fledgling Jedi, you'll not only wield a lightsaber, but also the power of the Force, which will let you levitate and toss around your enemies as well as elements in the world around them. more »




Spore Release Date: Sep 7, 2008
Genre: Strategy
Platform: PC, PC, DS, WII, MAC

This ambitious and highly unusual game will let you create a new race of sentient beings from the primordial soup on up through the vast reaches of space. From what we've seen of Spore, the game will offer both accessible gameplay and an absolutely huge range of social-networking features that we can't wait to see more of. more »




Soulcalibur IV Release Date: Jul 29, 2008
Genre: 3D Fighting
Platform: PS3, PS3, X360

The next Soulcalibur fighting game will feature a returning cast of all your favorite characters, along with a brand-new main character and a few bonus characters for each console in the form of some of the greatest Jedi knights in the galaxy. That's right, Darth Vader and Yoda are coming to the world of Soulcalibur, and they're packing lightsabers. more »




Saints Row 2 Release Date: Oct 14, 2008
Genre: Modern Action Adventure
Platform: X360, PC, PS3, X360

The sequel to the original Saint's Row will pick up where the previous gangbanging, open-ended action game left off. You'll play the role of the previous game's protagonist and go on a brand-new quest to take over the town of Stilwater and exact a little street justice. more »




Resistance 2 Release Date: Nov 4, 2008
Genre: Modern First-Person Shooter
Platform: PS3

The alien-busting sequel to Resistance: Fall of Man will feature more explosive first-person shooter action and two separate campaigns: one single-player mission for Sergeant Nathan Hale, plus an additional co-op campaign for you and your friends. more »




Resident Evil 5 Release Date: May 5, 2009
Genre: Horror Action Adventure
Platform: X360, PS3, X360

This heavily anticipated sequel takes place in the heart of Africa as special agent Chris Redfield returns for a new assignment that, if the trailers are any indication, involves shooting and punching zombies. We know that Resident Evil 5 will build on the superior action of Resident Evil 4, and we're looking forward to seeing more at E3. more »


MotorStorm: Pacific Rift Release Date: Oct 28, 2008
Genre: Rally / Offroad Racing
Platform: PS3

This new PlayStation 3 racing game will relocate the action to a beautiful tropical setting, where the only thing stopping you from leaving your opponents in the dust is the odd waterfall or volcano. Pacific Rift will offer split-screen play, 16 tracks at launch, and a new "action" button that you can use to "help" your opponents into the nearest guardrail. more »


Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe Release Date: Nov 3, 2008
Genre: 3D Fighting
Platform: X360, PS3, X360

Whoever thought they'd see the wacky ninjas of the Mortal Kombat universe doing battle with the Dark Knight? It'll happen in this highly anticipated crossover fighting game, which will feature the martial-arts masters of the Mortal Kombat universe pitted against some of the most well-known comic-book characters ever created. more »




Madden NFL 09 Release Date: Aug 12, 2008
Genre: Football Sim
Platform: X360, PS2, PS3, PSP, X360, DS, WII

The biggest sports-game franchise on the planet returns with an all-new edition, featuring a new Madden IQ feature that will help to automatically gauge your skills and tailor your experience to your relative skill level. You can also expect to see a return of the weapons feature from Madden 08, along with a host of other improvements. more »




LittleBigPlanet Release Date: Sep 2, 2008
Genre: Action
Platform: PS3

This intriguing game will be built around customization. Yes, LittleBigPlanet seems like a platforming action game at first, and the game will ship with numerous single-player levels, but you'll also be able to pick apart these levels and build your own for others to play, even using Sony's EyeToy peripheral. more »




Killzone 2 Release Date: Feb 24, 2009
Genre: Sci-Fi First-Person Shooter
Platform: PS3

This highly anticipated sequel will put you back into the thick of the fight against the evil and mysterious Helghast forces, who, in addition to wearing really cool and scary masks, now have the ability to control the weather. The sequel will offer impressive graphics, new cover mechanics, and lots of heavy-duty shooter action. more »




Gears of War 2 Release Date: Nov 3, 2008
Genre: Sci-Fi Shooter
Platform: X360

The heavily awaited sequel to the groundbreaking Xbox 360 action game sees the return of Marcus Fenix and his squad of hot-tempered commandos as they face an invasion from the deadly aliens known as the Locust Horde. Gears of War 2 will offer more combat, tougher missions, and plenty of chainsaw action. more »




Far Cry 2 Release Date: Oct 1, 2008
Genre: Modern First-Person Shooter
Platform: X360, PC, PS3, X360

This impressive first-person shooter sequel will model an enormous area in Africa that goes through its own day-and-night cycles as factions of angry mercenaries prowl the jungles and savannahs, carrying automatic weapons and some serious chips on their shoulders. Far Cry 2 promises open-ended shooter action, political intrigue, and, of course, hang gliding. more »




Fallout 3 Release Date: Oct 7, 2008
Genre: Role-Playing
Platform: PC, PC, PS3, X360

This highly anticipated sequel to the cult-classic RPG will take you on a postapocalyptic adventure through a nuclear wasteland populated by tiny villages of human survivors, and not-so-tiny supermutants who speak softly and carry a big minigun. Be sure to check GameSpot's coverage for updates on this hybrid game that will combine turn-based role-playing with first-person shooter action. more »




Fable 2 Release Date: Oct 1, 2008
Genre: Action Role-Playing
Platform: X360

The sequel to Lionhead's open-ended action RPG will expand on the original game with even more open-ended gameplay and streamlined combat built around a single button. You'll explore a new world and make it your own as a do-gooder or an evil villain. And there may or may not be a couple of rude gestures in there somewhere as well. more »




Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 Release Date: Oct 28, 2008
Genre: Sci-Fi Real-Time Strategy
Platform: X360, PC, PS3, X360

The next game in the completely over-the-top Red Alert strategy series continues the "what if" scenario: What if the Cold War had gone hot? Expect to see fast-paced real-time strategy, intriguing new naval tactics, and... armored bears launched out of cannons? more »
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I'm guessing these are games that are confirmed to be there, i'm sure there will be ALOT more games then this, the list seems to be build around big sellers insted of quality titles though.
 

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I hope thats the real Tomb Raider artwork, cause it looks awesome. That its a massive line up for PS3 though.
 

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Far Cry 2, Fallout 3, Killzone 2, Resistance 2, and LBP. they have all the best, with a handfull of crap (Saints Row? C+C? Batman? Madden, really!?)
 

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Where the hell is Tekken 6 Gamespot? They've always hated the Tekken games, so why should they put Tekken 6 on this list, even if they know, that it'll make an appearance at E3 2008!!?? Anyway, so'll they maybe update this list, so I'm waiting to see how far they'll get with this!
 

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i be interesting most of the PS3 games cauz it has a powerful line-up before E3 even shown so it does look good for Sony when they show Resistance 2, Motorstorm: Pacifict Rift, KillZone 2 and LBP.
 

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[QUOTE="IWAO, post: 0]Where the hell is Tekken 6 Gamespot? They've always hated the Tekken games, so why should they put Tekken 6 on this list, even if they know, that it'll make an appearance at E3 2008!!?? Anyway, so'll they maybe update this list, so I'm waiting to see how far they'll get with this![/quote]
Cause it an exclusive for PS3 only, and there are bigger exclusives for the PS3 around the corner, so they put mainly the biggest exclusives and the biggest multiplat games on that list.
 
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Where's FFXIII, I thought it had been confirmed to be shown at E3?
Well, the PS3 has some good titles on that list, just not all of them are games that interest me.
 
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[QUOTE="Smog282, post: 0]Far Cry 2, Fallout 3, Killzone 2, Resistance 2, and LBP. they have all the best, with a handfull of crap (Saints Row? C+C? Batman? Madden, really!?)[/quote]Ya, I almost called this a completely crap list till i got half-way through it. But there are other PS3 exclusives I'm also hoping to see. Heavy Rain, WarDevil, GOWIII, inFAMOUS, and others.
 
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that would be dope is sony just went all out and showed a bunch of quality games this E3...

on that list tho resident evil 5 and resistance 2
 

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That's a good list of games to be shown at E3. I'm hoping Konami has something to show us about Silent Hill Homecoming. Also, where are Socom and Final Fantasy XIII? Surely those are games to keep an eye out for.

As far as surprises go, I would like to see more of Infamous and the debut trailer of God of War 3 and Killer Instinct 3D.
 

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[QUOTE="cuban_gamer15, post: 0]i dont see final fantasyXIII. does that meen they arent gona anouce it on E3[/quote]
they will show FF at E3 as far as i'm aware of, maybe the guy that wrote the article isn't updated or maybe he just doesn't like/care for JRPG's.
 

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[QUOTE="Nuvian, post: 0]they will show FF at E3 as far as i'm aware of, maybe the guy that wrote the article isn't updated or maybe he just doesn't like/care for JRPG's.[/quote]
He doesn't either seem to care about Tekken 6. That's really sad to see, but we do all now, that this time will Tekken 6 rock!
 
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[QUOTE="Steffantj1, post: 0]I want resistance, I think im the only person who actually thought that NO.1 was a great great launch game.[/quote]

No, I'm pretty sure almost everyone that has the game or has played it will agree. There really is alot of great games coming to the PS3 this year and I look forward to playing them :)
 

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[QUOTE="Rangersmad92, post: 0]No, I'm pretty sure almost everyone that has the game or has played it will agree. There really is alot of great games coming to the PS3 this year and I look forward to playing them :)[/quote]

I actually know quite alot of people who dont like it. Such a shame as it was excellent game.
 

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[QUOTE="IWAO, post: 0]He doesn't either seem to care about Tekken 6. That's really sad to see, but we do all now, that this time will Tekken 6 rock![/quote]


A lot of great games due to be coming out. Wonder why no Tekken love?
 
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Excuse me for not being excited about Lego Batman, Warhammer or the Sims.

[QUOTE="Nuvian, post: 0]they will show FF at E3 as far as i'm aware of, maybe the guy that wrote the article isn't updated or maybe he just doesn't like/care for JRPG's.[/quote]

I think the list is of titles confirmed, or very likely to appear.
If it included all games, then they should have included games like Final Fantasy XIII, Naughty Dog's project, Alan Wake, Heavy Rain, etc.

(Gamespot should also remove the ps3 listing for Red Alert 3)
 

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well done Gamespot for listing pretty much every high profile game that's going to be on E3 =\.... and Warhammer.

[QUOTE="IWAO, post: 0]He doesn't either seem to care about Tekken 6. That's really sad to see, but we do all now, that this time will Tekken 6 rock![/quote]

haha you're such a Tekken Fanboy. don't take that as an offensive comment, I love Tekken myself, but you seem to mention Tekken in at least half your posts ^.^ I love it.

and yes, Tekken 6 will completely rock. are you sure it's showing up in E3?
 

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Are all of these release dates confirmed? Isn't it a bit early to be saying the exact release date of RE5 and Kz2?

Anyway there are a lot of great games coming out for PS3 owners. As someone who doesn't care much for RPG's I'm not too bothered about Fable 2 or anything but Tomb Raider is shaping up really well!
 

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[QUOTE="Zoibie, post: 0]Are all of these release dates confirmed? Isn't it a bit early to be saying the exact release date of RE5 and Kz2?

Anyway there are a lot of great games coming out for PS3 owners. As someone who doesn't care much for RPG's I'm not too bothered about Fable 2 or anything but Tomb Raider is shaping up really well![/quote]
I belive they are confirmed to appear @ E3, not confirmed release dates.