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We’ve moved on from 2011, but what a fine year it was. It was a year packed with many highlights: Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Portal 2, Skyrim, L.A. Noire, Uncharted 3 and Batman: Arkham City, to name just a few.
We now turn our collective eyes towards the gems 2012 will bestow on us, and it looks set to be another fantastic year.
Over two articles, PS3 Attitude’s writers are each selecting their three most anticipated games of 2012. Staff writers Stefhutch20 and Ryanmoto3 will put their votes forward in part 1 and editors DolphGB, Majiesto and Seanoc will follow up later with part 2.
So without further ado, here are the hottest PS3 games of 2012, selected by Team Attitude.
I’m staring apologetically at my copy of Uncharted 3 as I begin writing this game of the year piece. It’s because it isn’t my game of the year, despite it being the best attempt yet to tie cinematic action with great gameplay and an emotional story. It is a sensational game, and it probably should be the game of the year.
I’ve gone for L.A. Noire instead though, and I’ll briefly explain why. At about this time last year, I decided I wanted something different in 2011. Don’t get me wrong, I looked forward to the big sequels and blockbuster action games as much as the next person did; however, I hoped for something more mature and thoughtful. I wanted a game that dares to be different. I wanted the next Heavy Rain, essentially.
2011 was a superb year for video games with titles such as Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, Killzone 3, Modern Warfare 3, and a slew of other games, both with and without 3 in the title. With so many great contenders out there, it’s been difficult to pick just one to crown as Game of the Year.
I’ll admit that narrowing down my list of top games was a difficult task, but there was always one game that stuck out most; one game that managed to satisfy every criteria in my head; one game that excelled in all aspects. As a result, I’ve chosen Deus Ex: Human Revolution as the best game of 2011.
Now that I’ve had some time to look back at the year that was 2011 (technically still is in fact), it’s no longer hyperbole to declare it one of the industry’s best since the dawn of Pong. Nearly every highly-anticipated game made good on its potential (except for you, Dragon Age II), making it nearly impossible to widdle this embarrassment of riches down to a solitary game.
If I were to write about my favourite games of 2011, this article would be ten times longer, and no one would ever finish reading it. Therefore, to spare people from slowly losing the will to live, I’ve somehow managed to cut it down to just one amazing title.
So it all comes down to this; the final entry in PS3 Attitude’s Skyrim Journal.
Unbelievably, a whole month has passed since the release of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It’s therefore just about time to share another update of our adventures in northernmost Tamriel.
The cryptic unveiling of The Last of Us last week piqued our interest. It wasn’t so much the news of an upcoming game that got us thinking, or even the fact it’s a PS3 exclusive; it was more the tease from Spike TV host Geoff Keighley that it’s being developed by an “amazing developer”.
Nixemus and I are three weeks into our journeys now, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim isn’t getting any less amazing. Read on to find out what we got up to this week.
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I have been contacted by the Dark Brotherhood.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has been out for a little over a week now, so Nixemus and I thought it was about time we gave you another update on our progress. It’s been eventful, to say the least.
The road I’ve traveled to go from a completely inactive gamer to a 10k adventure race runner has been seemingly long, but just over one week ago it all came to a head as I …
When PS3 Attitude first played The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, we were blown away by its utterly immersive world and practically infinite amount of content.
Therefore, ever since The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was announced in December, we’ve been counting down the days until we could play it, and now that day is finally here.
Just in case you somehow missed our constant broadcasting, our editor-in-chief DolphGB is tackling the UK’s toughest 10k obstacle course, despite being inactive for several years. His run is this Saturday and we’re trying to raise as much money as possible for PS3 Attitude’s chosen charity, GamesAid.
We mention GamesAid regularly, but it’s been a while since we last explained what GamesAid does and why the charity deserves your money.
Last year, PS3 Attitude brought you Pure Platinum, our guide to the best classic games on the PlayStation 3. In the PAL region, if a game sells at least 400,000 copies, then it qualifies for Sony’s Platinum range, giving it a swanky new case and, more importantly, a big price cut.
Since our first Pure Platinum feature, many more AAA games have joined the range, so, with December just around the corner, we thought it was about time we updated the list, in the hope of helping new PS3 owners sort out their Christmas lists.
Portal 2 was finally released six months ago, and quickly became one of the most critically acclaimed games of this generation. However, if you’re still yet to play it then there has never been a better time, because earlier this week saw the release of Peer Review, the game’s first proper add-on. If you ask us it could well be a contender for the best piece of downloadable content ever; read on to find out why…
Cosplay is a well-established gaming tradition, and you clearly don’t have a proper gaming expo unless you can attract a Commander Shepherd or Chell impersonator. Note: bonus points are also given if Chell carries a meticulously detailed Portal gun.
At this year’s Eurogamer Expo, cosplayers came out in force. We definitely noticed an increase in dressed-up gamers compared to previous years, and the quality seemed better too.
We photographed some of the best over the past few days and uploaded them into a neat gallery below for your viewing pleasure.
On the first day of Eurogamer Expo 2011, thousands of gamers packed into Earls Court to sample the biggest upcoming games and listen to some of the biggest developers in the world. We were only able to see a glimpse of what the expo has to offer but we did get some time with PS Vita, Battlefield 3 and Uncharted 3.
Here are some thoughts from today’s conferences.
We have now reached the final entry in our ‘20 Days of PSN’. It’s a journey that began with survival horror title Siren: Blood Curse and featured many gems along the way, such as Limbo, Braid and WipEout HD. In at #2 came Q-Games’ physics-based puzzler PixelJunk Shooter, and it takes something special to out-do that. So without further ado, let’s introduce Flower, the best of PSN.