Best game of 2012, GTA 5 most anticipated?

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Since first telling you about the upcoming GTA 5 trailer, we have noticed lots of interest surrounding Rockstar’s next Grand Theft Auto installment, this got us thinking about rival titles which are set to arrive in 2012 and whether it is already safe to say that GTA 5 is pretty much destined to be 2012′s game of the year?

We recently asked our Facebook buddies what games they were looking forward to the most in 2012, titles mentioned included Diablo 3, FFXIII-2, Counter-Strike Global Operations, DUST 514, Metal Gear Solid: Rising, Metro: Last Light and PES 2013 – however one game stole the limelight – Grand Theft Auto 5. We were quite surprised to see now mention of Mass Effect 3 – were you?

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If you check out the reception which other GTA games (and other Rockstar titles) have received it is pretty much safe to say that GTA 5 is destined for success – most previous GTA releases have received game of the year accolades from reputable critics, in fact we think if you ask anyone to list their top 20 games of the last decade a Grand Theft Auto release will get a mention, probably San Andreas.

So what other games could put pressure on GTA 5? Well, there is a lot of interest surrounding Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, BioShock: Infinite, Halo 4, God of War 4 and the next Medal of Honor (see here) – perhaps we have missed your most highly anticipated 2012 release – if so leave us a comment below.

Here’s some other games which deserve a mention: Twisted Metal, Overstrike, Treyarch’s next CoD installment, Max Payne 3 and Far Cry 3 (if it arrives in 2012).

Do you think that GTA V has its work cut out to be a game of the year contender? Or are you confident that the game will deliver above and beyond your greatest expectations?

  • Heyjheheye

    ive gotta poop

  • Grpeephole303

    The game has been rumoured for and Speculated about for the past year. Means its got allot of attention i have a pretty good feeling it will get game of the year if it stays true to grand theft auto however a RDR and GTA mix would be interesting

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Zach-Lemerich/100000933437177 Zach Lemerich

    I dont have to worry when I buy a GTA game, rockstar never ceases to amaze me with there games.

  • Deeeeez Nuuuuutz

    Could there be a bigger year for gaming than 2012? Hitman: Absolution, God of War 4, Max Payne 3, Grand Theft Auto 4… This is gonna be epic.

  • Mohamed_wanhn

    i hope its an improved city of san andreas

  • Michael

    “Its going to destroy its competition” Enough said.   

    • Tom2k123

      ….umm not really, ain’t even been announced..enough said lol

  • Mark

    bioshock infinite anyone??

  • http://twitter.com/ozlacs jeff scalzo

    1. God of War 4(Dammit make it happen and let me fight Thor!!!)
    2. FF Versus XIII 
    3. Sly Cooper 
    4. Metal Gear Rising 
    5. Kingdom Hearts 3D 
    6. Last Guardian 
    7. Starhawk
     8. Twisted Metal 
    9. Jak HD Collection
     10. Up for grabs between the PS Vita and Wii U….whichever intrigues me more by then

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000441802194 Brian Porcello

      1. Starhawk
      2. God of War 4
      3. Twisted Metal
      4. The Last Guardian
      5. Metal Gear Solid Rising

      What else matters?

  • Tom2k123

    Yet another stupid journalist wannabe, the game hasn’t even been announce not to mention few games have been announced…think about it we haven’t even got through 2011 and your already fan – boying up your GOTY ….hmm sad

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000441802194 Brian Porcello

    Wait, God of War 4?