My Most Anticipated Games for the Second Half of 2009 Part 2

I’m back to deliver to you the next five members of my list of my most anticipated games for the rest of two-thousand and fine!  So without further ado, here are games 15-11:

15. The Beatles:  Rock Band (EA, Harmonix, MTV Games)

Platforms: XBOX 360, PS3, Wii, & PS2

Expected Release:  September 9th

Are you the Walrus?

Are you the Walrus?

Why it made my list:  I like Rock Band.  I like the Beatles.  I like buying lots of fake plastic guitars and drums.  I don’t see how this combination could fail me.

14. Dark Void (Capcom, Alright Games)

Platforms: PS3, XBOX 360, & PC

Expected Release:  September 22nd

I hope it isn't 'going to be a long, long time' until I play Dark Void

I hope it isn't 'going to be a long, long time' until I play Dark Void

Why it made my list:  Everything that I have seen about Dark Void has shown me that it plans to be a game centered on the player flying around with a jetpack and shooting dudes in the face in an alternate dimension.  Oh, you get to hang out with Nikola Tesla in between levels so that he can build you all kinds of crazy new upgrades.  In all seriousness, Dark Void looks like it will be a fresh spin on the third-person shooter and I really hope it makes it out before the end of the year.

13. DJ Hero (Activision, FreeStyleGames)

Platforms:  XBOX 360, PS3, & Wii

Expected Release:  Late 2009

Featuring: I Can Be Your DJ Hero, Baby! (Enrique Iglesias Remix)

Featuring: I Can Be Your DJ Hero, Baby! (Enrique Iglesias Remix)

Why it made my list:  Even though I am still really skeptical about how DJ Hero is going to work, I am a sucker for rhythm games and I would really like the chance to get my hands on it and play it.  I think the game has a lot of potential if Activision and FreeStyleGames are able to give it the right feel.

12. Left4Dead 2 (EA, Valve)

Platforms: PC & XBOX 360

Expected Release:  November 17th

Pictured:  Gamers who aren't so happy about there only being 1 year between the original and the sequel...

Pictured: Gamers who aren't so happy about the short 1 year gap between the original and the sequel...

Why it made my list:  Left4Dead was a bunch of fun when it first came out, but I couldn’t help but have a bunch of issues with the game.  They committed the worst sin they could when they didn’t give me an axe or chainsaw I could use to do some zombie hacking.  I was also let down by the AI director, as it was promised to give you a new experience every time but to me just seemed to let out different boss zombies at different points.  These problems and others have apparently been solved in Left4Dead 2, so how could I not get excited about it?

11. Battlefield:  Bad Company 2 (EA, DICE)

Platforms:  XBOX 360, PS3, & PC

Expected Release: September 28th

I hope this game smells as nice as the original!

I hope this game smells as nice as the original!

Why it made my list:  I have been a fan of the Battlefield series since 1942 and I really enjoyed the totally different direction DICE went in with Bad Company.  The dialog and story from the original were crazy and funny and the characters were memorable and entertaining.  The multiplayer wasn’t half bad either.  If the campaign and multiplayer are anywhere as fun as the original game, then Bad Company 2 should be a sure-fire blast!

Well, that is the end of the list for today.  Check back tomorrow when we bust into the top 10 with games 10-6.

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