My Most Anticipated Games for the Second Half of 2009 Part 3

Today, I continue counting down my most anticipated games of 2009.  Here are games 10-6:

10. Halo 3:  ODST (Microsoft, Bungie)

Platforms:  XBOX 360

Expected Release:  September 22nd

Stop! It's HammerTime! (I am so sorry...)

Stop! It's HammerTime! (I am so sorry...)

Why it made my list:  Ok, so it’s probably going to just be another Halo game, I know.  However, not playing as that invincible cybernetic badass Master Chief has me intrigued and the chance to find out more about what is going on with Halo:  Reach will probably be enough to get my $60.

9. Borderlands (2k, Gearbox)

Platforms:  PC, XBOX 360, & PS3

Expected Release:  October

Wait! I need to pick which gun I'm going to use to kill you!

Wait! I need to pick which gun I'm going to use to kill you!

Why it made my list:  With Borderlands, Gearbox is attempting to combine the fun and action of FPS combat with an MMORPG style class system, Diablo like character building and co-op, and a procedurally generated list of approximately 650,000 guns.  Does it sound a little too good to be true?  Well, perhaps.  I for one know that I can’t wait to find out.

8.  Forza Motorsport 3 (Microsoft, Turn 10)

Platforms:  XBOX 360

Expected Release:  October 27th

I think that this would look better in orange and black.  Probably could use an exclaimation mark or two.

I think that this would look better in orange and black. Probably could use an exclaimation mark or two.

Why it made my list:  I’m the first to admit that I didn’t play a ton of Forza 2.  However, I did play enough to appreciate the game and to be able to look forward to this follow-up.  With 100 tracks, 400 customizable cars and the return of the highly versatile paint shop, Forza 3 will likely satisfy my driving fix for a long while.

7. Uncharted 2:  Among Thieves (Sony, Naughty Dog)

Platforms:  PS3

Expected Release:  October

WHAT? YOU DON'T HAZ PS3?!?!

WHAT? YOU DON'T HAZ PS3?!?!

Why it made my list:  Uncharted 2 is the first reason why I want a PS3 right now.  The combat is apparently much improved from the first game.  The guns feel more powerful and the cover system has been improved.  Graphically, it looks beautiful.  Add in some cooperative and competitive multiplayer and you have the formula for one solid game.

6. MAG:  Massive Action Game (Sony, Zipper)

Platforms:  PS3

Expected Release:  Late 2009

This is but 1/25th of what will be trying to kill you when MAG is released.

This is but 1/25th of what will be trying to kill you when MAG is released.

Why it made my list:  256 people in one fight with high customizable characters and weapon load outs with tons of unlocks and an experience system to keep you coming back for more.  Must…get…PS3…

So that is 10-6.  I know that it is going to be hard, but you are going to have to wait until tomorrow to find out the final 5, including my most anticipated game of 2009!

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