Some of the most anticipated PC and console video games in 2013 includes sequels of some famous franchise and not so many new games.
But this is not a surprise as this is the trend right now on the gaming market, especially because games developers and publishers prefer to continue the success of a title than to risk creating a brand new game.
This is completed by the annual editions of some traditional games, especially sports games ( FIFA 14, PES 2014 ), so gamers do not actually have too many new titles to look forward to next year.
Even so, there are many reasons why you should look forward to year 2013 because these upcoming games are sequels of some of the best games on the market right now.
Here are the most anticipated games in 2013, for PC and gaming consoles.
Genre: FPS ( First Person Shooter )
Release: February 26 for PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360
BioShock Infinite is a FPS game initially known as Project Icarus that has no direct relation to previous BioShock games, however it has the same concept and gameplay.
You will get to play Agent Booker DeWitt, who is sent back to 1992 to save a woman who is kept captive in Columbia. Things get complicated and he realizes that the woman is wanted by the Founders of the city and by Vox Populi, which are trying to take control of the city.
To get an idea about the gameplay you can watch the demo below.
Genre: First person Shooter ( FPS ).
Release: February 2013 for PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360
The new upcoming Crysis 3 game will include a new gaming mode called Hunter.
As the name suggests, in multi-player mode, two gamers will start out as hunters while the rest are soldiers. Hunters win if they take down all soldiers while soldiers win if one of them is able to survive for more than 2 minutes, however their mission is getting constantly harder because each soldier that gets killed turns into a hunter.
Crysis 3 promises a lot of action, especially for those who choose to play as soldiers.
Command & Conquer: Generals 2
Genre: Real Time Strategy ( RTS ).
Release: 2013 for PC
Command & Conquer: Generals 2 is a comeback to the Generals brand from the C*C series, 10 years after the release of the first title, however we don’t have too many details about this new upcoming game.
We know there will be three factions ( GLA, EU, and another one that is unknown at this time ) and the multi-player campaign promises to be much better compared to previous versions.
However, the initial version will be without a single-player campaign.
Furthermore, Command & Conquer will be free to play.
Company of Heroes 2
Genre: Real Time Strategy ( RTS )
Release: 2013 for PC
In Company of Heroes 2 you get to fight alongside the Soviet Union in the Second World war, from the Barbarossa operation until the final battle in Berlin.
There also are some gameplay improvements: TrueSight technology provides a better realism, and now you can choose the type of resources you need ( medication, ammo, etc ).
Metro: Last Night
Genre: First Person Shooter ( FPS )
Release: 2013 for PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii U
Previously known as Metro 2034, Metro: Last Night is the game that combines the classic FPS genre with horror.
In an apocalyptic world, you get to play Artyom and your purpose is to survive in Moscow.
You have to fight in order to get food, to protect yourself from villains and to enjoy gadgets when you find a source of electric power.
Release: 2013 for PC
The new SimCity game will come with some major improvements compared to previous versions.
The game is built using the new Glassbox engine and it promises to deliver more realistic dynamic graphics.
You will be able to personalize the game with the help of different mods but they will not be available right away after the release.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6: Patriots
Genre: Tactical First Person Shooter ( TFPS ).
Release: 2013 for PC, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3
We don’t know too many details about the next title of the famous Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six franchise.
However, we can say that the developers used a pretty classic recipe: U.S. cities are under terrorist attack.
This time the terrorists are domestic and they want to take over control from the authorities.
You can get an idea about the gameplay by watching the video below
There are many video games that will be released in 2013 for PC and gaming consoles however the ones above are some of the most anticipated. We can also mention Homefront 2, GTA V but also XCOM.
Are you looking forward to a specific game in 2013 ? If yes, please let us know in the comments.