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We are already moving swiftly into this New Year and for gamers that means we are looking towards the awesome releases on our gaming horizon.

To help you with this we have put together Game-Debate's Most Anticipated Games of 2013, where we will highlight the best 2013 has to offer and you guys can vote on your  favourites... 

Game-Debates Most Anticipated Game of 2013

Due to the abundance of games 2013 has to offer we have decided to give you even more options. 30+ games to vote for. That good enough?

We also understand that it is just too hard to pick only one game, and so we have sorted it out so that you can vote for multiple titles from the list.

Yes, you will each get up to 3 votes. So pick your 3 highly anticipated games and make the battle for our crown that much more intense.

You will not get to see the votes of your fellow GD'ers until the polls closing date next weekend - Saturday 19th at 18:00 (GMT) where all the results on the poll will become visible to everyone.

The list is comprised of games that have a set release date and/or are expected to debut this year.

Now that you're familiar with the rules, lets start shall we...

 

                                                                Agent

Rockstar production, Agent was announced in E3 2009. A PS3-exclusive, the game is a stealth action currently in development by Rockstar North. They revealed that the game is set during Cold War and will take players into "the world of counter-intelligence, espionage and political assassinations." It will be set in the late 1970s. Nothing has ever since come out from Rockstar regarding the title but that hasn't stopped gamers from waiting and (highly) anticipating. Keep watch for a surprise reveal after events of GTA 5 have passed. And when that happens, Rockstar never disappointed.

               

Release Date: Winter 2013

Platforms: PlayStation 3

 

                                                    Assassin's Creed 4

A game we have no clue of but know for a fact it will hit shore shelves fall of 2013. Ubisoft made their intentions clear that the Assassin's Creed franchise will deliver every year without exhausting itself. Going by it's previous entrant, gamers will embrace this game just fine. Whether it will be named Assassin's Creed 4 or something else is not known.

SMALL SPOILER - GD predicts that this year's AC game will feature Connor, again. The last game's ending clearly left room for more Connor, and more naval battle! 

               

Release Date: Christmas 2013

Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

 

                                                            Battlefield 4

EA and DICE made a surprise reveal for it's next battlefield game and that wasn't Bad Company 3. Known to take development time of two or more years after each Battlefield iteration, DICE revealed Battlefield 4 for Fall 2013. With fans crying for a sequel to it's Hit Bad Company 2, fans were in two minds after hearing the announcement. After playing Battlefield 3 however, gamers are well aware of leaps DICE are capable of taking for it's classic Battlefield franchise. All we know for now is that it will take place in modern setting, and that gamers are already talking about it.

                

Release Date: Christmas 2013

Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

 

                                                    Beyond: Two Souls

A game from the same guys who made Heavy RainQuantic Dream. Announced at E3 2012, the game raised many eyebrows during the show. Beyond is centered around questions about what happens after death. The game lets the player take Jodie Holmes through 15 (8-23) years of her life on a journey to discover the true meaning of the entity, Idan, alongside her throughout the story. CEO David Cage promised gamers a journey they will never forget. That is enough for us, at GD Towers, to get all excited about this game. It is set to appear this Summer.

                

Release Date: Summer 2013

Platforms: PlayStation 3

 

                                                         Bioshock Infinite

Announced back in August 2012, gamers where in for a wait of another two years as Irrational Games made March 2013 as it's release date. After numerous shows in expos for last couple of years, Bioshock Infinite has earned accolades from all spheres of the Gaming industry, and for good reason. Though the game isn't related to it's past iterations, everything else is. Set in 1912 during the era of American Exceptionalism, the game's protagonist, Booker DeWitt, is sent to the floating air-city of Columbia to find a young woman, Elizabeth. There starts another epic journey that will surely grip the players and won't let go.

                

Release Date: March 26, 2013

Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

 

                                          Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4

The supposed sequel to Modern Warfare 3, this game has been leaked on more than one occasion. Infinity Ward is once again at the helm of things with a few others helping out. The game is rumored to take place after the events of MW3 with Price headlining the fight against evil. Though nothing is confirmed, everyone knows Activision will release a Call of Duty every year, and this year, it's no different. Wherever Infinity Ward takes Price and the others, one things for sure, it will be quite an interesting scenario - for every FPS gamer. No wonder people are already rumbling about it.

                

Release Date: Winter 2013

Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U

 

                                          Command & Conquer: Generals 2

Developed by BioWare Victory, this game is a direct sequel to 2003's Hit Command & Conquer: Generals. A gem in Real-time strategy genre, the last few games in the franchise faltered but it looks like EA is wanting to bring back the true C&C experience with Generals 2, free-to-play style. It is returning to the roots of the franchise, featuring the series' staples of base building and resource collection, as well as orchestrating and commanding large armies. It will also feature three "unique" factions: European Union, Global Liberation Army and the Asian Patriotic Alliance. C&C fans, ready yourselves.

                

Release Date: Summer 2013

Platforms: PC

 

                                                                Crysis 3

Developed by Crytek, Crysis 3 marks the return of Prophet for the third time. This time even more deadlier than before. After the slightly disappointing Crysis 2, the developers took some time off and concentrated on doing everything right with Crysis 3 from the wrongs of the last game. From all the walkthroughs until now, it looks like Crytek has nailed it, yet again. Set in 2047, this game will see Prophet return to New York, encased in a giant Nanodome created by the corrupt CELL Corporation. Our Nanosuit protagonist will do everything in his power to stop CELL's plans for global domination.

                

Release Date: February 19, 2013

Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

 

                                                       Dead Space 3

Visceral Games production, this is the third entry in the Dead Space franchise. Announced back at E3 2012, the game pits Isaac Clarke against the Necromorphs along with Sergeant John Carver, and this time for good. The RIG suit also makes a return, using holographic displays, weapons, health and ammo count, respectively. It received some criticism back in the expo for it's co-op but only gamers can decide the game's fate. Whether or not the game lives up to the hype it's generating, it remains a highly anticipated title and one that we are looking very forward to.

                

Release Date: February 5, 2013

Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

 

                                                               Destiny

Halo developer Bungie's next project - Destiny. That is reason enough to excite fans all over. Teased at Bungie's 20th Anniversary, the game is said to be another shooter from the developers. Nothing more is known about the game but it is strongly rumored for a release this fall. Executive Producer Joseph Tung said that Destiny will be a game-changer in the same way Halo was. Now if that isn't exciting enough, we don't know what is. Hopefully they will show off the game at future expos and truly give us a feel of what to expect from Bungie.

               

Release Date: Fall 2013

Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

 

                                                     DmC Devil May Cry

One of the most famous game franchises from the land of the rising sun. This is the fifth game in the franchise which has consistently delivered great hack-and-slash experiences. Capcom soared with this franchise despite receiving criticism for the [previous entrants. DmC is set in a parallel universe within the Devil may Cry series. Playing a young and different Dante, players will now a bigger and badder move set and this time around some new tricks Angel Mode and Devil Mode. Both with it's unique powers will give you a different side of Dante. You can still collect souls and use it for various things. Not to forget are his twin pistols, Ebony and Ivory, and his deadly sword, Rebellion.

                

Release Date: January 15, 2013

Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

 

                                                                  Fuse

Developed by the creators of the Resistance franchise, Insomniac Games. They are on task to re-invent the cooperative gameplay in games going forward. Enter Fuse. A four-player cooperative actioner that was announced back in August 2012. The game is set in the near future and follows a team of misfits who excel at infiltration. The plot follows these agents as they attempt top stop a shadowy organization, who threaten to wipe out the human race. Each member has his own set of moves and weapons and that will make this game different from it's few contemporaries. With EA backing it with it's marketing muscle, no wonder gamers have taken notice and are anticipating the title.

               

Release Date: March, 2013

Platforms: Xbox 360. PlayStation 3

 

                                                  Gears of War: Judgment

An Epic Games production, Gears of War is one of Xbox's most popular franchises. After the third game, Epic brings a fourth but this time it's a prequel of the entire franchise. Announced at E3 2012, the game will feature Damon BairdAugustus Cole among others. It boasts of memorable characters, huge environments and a cinematic experience that is truly - epic! Coupling with the multi-player, this is a game you wont regret playing. Gears of War veterans, you don't need any consultation because it's on your must-buy list already. Anticipation will only make the wait more agonising..

                

Release Date: March 19, 2013

Platforms: Xbox 360

 

                                                   God of War: Ascension

Developed by Santa Monica Studios, Ascension is the seventh game in the franchise and a prequel to the whole franchise; exploring Kratos's younger days. The game will be set in Ancient Greece with the player at war with God of War Ares-who tricked Kratos into his wife and child-by defeating the three Furies. With only vengeance on your mind, a revamped combat and weapon system, new gameplay mechanics, the all new multi-player, and with only vengeance on your mind, you wouldn't want to miss this epic and brutal adventure. God of War veterans, the time's near and you know it.

               

Release Date: March 12, 2013

Platforms: PlayStation 3

 

                                                        Grand Theft Auto 5

A Rockstar North production, Grand Theft Auto is a universal franchise. With a fan-following that only a few game franchises can match, GTA sets the bar every time it releases. No one can match the prowess of Rockstar North when it comes to open-world games and that's there for all to see. GTA 5 which releases after nearly 5 years is one of the most highly anticipated games of 2013, if not the most. This game will be set in Los Santos and will feature three protagonists, a first. Rockstar says this is their biggest open-world game to date. With screenshots and trailers already making an encore, we won't start again.

                

Release Date: Spring 2013, Winter 2013

Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3  

 

                                                Injustice: Gods Among Us

Warner Bros. production, this superhero mash-up is making a lot of heads turn. A fighting game comprising of stars of DC Comics, this is developed by NetherRealm Studios who made 2011's Hit Mortal Kombat. Superheroes attract a lot of family attention and that looks like here as well. But, gamers in general have also praised it after playing the demo and beta at expos. The game involves one-on-one matches within a two-dimensional plane and three-dimensional backgrounds. Each character from Superman to Batman, along with others, have their own different traits. Online gameplay will bring gamers back for more.

                

Release Date: April, 2013

Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U

 

                                           Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

Square Enix production, this is a direct sequel to Final Fantasy XIII-2. Lightning, the protagonist, will be the only playable character. The game will see her save the world from destruction, set against the awakening of the ancient god Bhunivelze. The design is said to be "world driven" which means events occurring in various occasion a certain time of the day, regardless of the player present to witness the event or not. For Final Fantasy fans, this is a no-brainer. For Action RPG fans in general, giving it a try won't hurt. Nevertheless, it's a highly anticipated title.

                

Release Date: Summer 2013

Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

 

                                                           Lost Planet 3

Developed by newcomers, Spark Unlimited, Lost Planet 3 marks the third return in the franchise. The first two games were developed by Capcom who now act as publishers. The game is a prequel of the first two games and takes place long before the first on planet E.D.N. III. The game follows Jim Peyton, a colonist working for NEVEC in hopes of soon returning back to earth, where his family awaits. As the game progresses Jim begins to unravel the dark secrets of NEVEC. Fans have started to take keen interest in the game recently and we're here to put it on the map.

               

Release Date: Spring 2013

Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

 

                                            Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

An MGS spin-off from Platinum Games. This game has gone through a difficult development time but now looks ready for shipment. Set in 2018, four years after Guns of Patriots, the game will see cyborg ninja, Raiden, and not Snake. The game will have you fight a self-proclaimed private military company involved in terrorist activities, Desperado Enterprises. Throughout the battles, Raiden becomes conflicted with his actions and grows as a character and developed as a person. Fans are excited to see the new action-oriented game, and so are we. 

               

Release Date: February 19, 2013

Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

 

                                         Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes

Developed by Kojima Productions, this is ninth game in the MGS franchise and sees the return of Big Boss as the main protagonist. Announced at a special exhibition, the game instantly excited gamers around the world. Following the events of Peace Walker, the player is off to another mission, something we don't know of yet. The game is said to act as a prologue to another gameThe player is allowed to develop and access weapons, items from their virtual motherboard among other things. A lot more is promised and everyone is anticipated for it.

                

Release Date: Fall 2013

Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

 

                                                       Metro: Last Light

Developed by 4A Games, this is the sequel to Metro 2033. Announced on February 2012, the post-apocalyptic game will combine the usual survival horror and first-person shooter elements. Nothing much is known about the game but is nearing it's release. It's trailer was received with a lot of fanfare and it looks like the huge interest from gamers is only going to escalate the overall quality of the game when it releases.

                

Release Date: March, 2013

Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

 

                                                   Rainbow 6: Patriots

Developed by Ubisoft Montreal, Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6 is a squad-based game like it's previous entrants. A first-person shooter, Team Rainbow is called to New York to deal with a terrorist group calling itself 'True Patriots'. Styling themselves as a populist militia group, the True patriots have taken it upon themselves to act as judge, jury and executioner on behalf of the victims of economic inequality. Been sometime since the last game, gamers are excited to play, just like us.

                

Release Date: Fall 2013

Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

 

                                                         Saints Row 4

Developed by Volition, and published by THQ (actually Clearlake Capital), the franchise is well known for open world mayhem like no other. This game marks the fourth entry in the franchise that is growing at a rapid rate. We have no idea of it's setting for characters but the developers promise an 'even wilder' experience. Gamers getting excited is a no-brainer because Saints Row takes to it like fish takes to water.

                

Release Date: Summer 2013

Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

 

                                                              SimCity

The game belongs to a series that is legendary to the PC gaming platform. SimCity first appeared in 1999 and went on spawn a number of sequels which are played to this day. All of them have been some of the best selling games on PC. SimCity (2013) developed by Maxis, this management simulation is ready to take PC by storm very soon with new graphics, finite resources and a multi-player mode and much more. We cannot sum up it's awesomeness in a couple of sentences so you'l have to wait for it's release, which isn't that far.

                

Release Date: March 5, 2013

Platforms: PC, Mac

 

                                              South Park: The Stick of Truth

Game incarnation of the uber-popular animated television series, South Park. With it's universal popularity, developers Obsidian Entertainment are looking to capture the audience with this RPG game - all from South Park's world. You begin as the new kid in town facing a harrowing challenge: making friends. Through the journey, the battle of good and evil is what the game revolves about. With creators and voice-overs from South Park, the game is looking like it'l match it's sister series. We're excited!

                

Release Date: June 3, 2013

Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

 

                                                   Splinter Cell: Blacklist

Ubisoft Toronto production, this game is the sixth entry in the Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell franchise. A direct sequel to Conviction, the game puts you in the shoes of Sam Fisher, acting commander of the newly formed "Fourth Echelon". A group of rogue terrorists initiate a terror ultimatum called 'The Blacklist" - a deadly strike on U.S.A. Fisher and his team must now track and hunt these terrorists down, by any means necessary, and stop the Blacklist countdown before it reaches zero. New targets, new gadgets, crazier villains and even crazier Sam, whats not to love? Anticipated!

                

Release Date: Spring 2013

Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

 

                                                            Star Trek

Developed by Digital Extremes, Star Trek is third-person action-adventure. It will bring together the famous duo, Kirk and Spock, fighting the evil with their own special moves: Kirk being the more typical shooter and Spock has stealth techniques and can use both Vulcan nerve pinch and mind meld. As the player progresses, they gain experience allowing to unlock additional settings on weapons. While the game is a single player, an additional player can drop in and play the other character. The developers call it 'bro-op'. Quite a term to get all the guys excited, eh?

               

Release Date: April 26, 2013

Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

 

                                                         Star Wars 1313

The highly anticipated game developed by LucasArts has been in the news ever since it's announcement in E3 2012. A third-person action-adventure, the game will put the player in the role of a bounty hunter navigating the planet Coruscant's subtarranean level 1313 underworld as they try to uncover the truth surrounding a criminal conspiracy. The game will take a more mature, gritty direction compared to past iterations. After a successful outing in past games, gamers are ready for more shooting and cinematic storytelling.

                

Release Date: Spring 2013

Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

 

                                                  The Elder Scrolls Online

Developed by ZeniMax Online Studios, the single player experience of an Elder Scrolls title couldn't resist an online arm. Backed by Bethesda, this new take on the franchise will see the game in the continent of Tamriel and feature a storyline not connected with the other games. It is set a millennium before the events of the Skyrim, with the Daedric Prince Molag Bag appearing as the main antagonist  as he attempts to conquer all of Tamriel. Announced at E3 2012, the game has garnered massive attention and is a game to look out for this year.

                

Release Date: Spring 2013

Platforms: PC, Mac

 

                                                            The Last Of Us

From the developers of the Uncharted franchise comes - The Last of Us. An upcoming horror game, it focuses on two survivors, an adult Joel and a young Ellie, trekking across a post-apocalyptic United States. The game was announced back in Spike 2011 Video Game Awards and upon seeing it's debut trailer the gamers were as excited to see it as they would've for an Uncharted 4. A highly anticipated title by Naughty Dog.

                

Release Date: May 7, 2013

Platforms: PlayStation 3

 

                                                             Tomb Raider

Developed by Crystal Dynamics, Tomb Raider makes a return after a few disappointing past games. A franchise known to define the adventure genre on the PC platform, this game goes back to it's roots. An adult adventure where you will explore the origins of Lara Croft and her ascent from a frightened young woman to a hardened survivor. A dark threat awaits as she is forced to harden herself against killing people in order to fight a group of malevolent mercenaries who seek to kill her and her companions. Waiting for Lara? She's coming. Soon.

                

Release Date: March 5, 2013

Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

 

                                                       Total War: Rome II

Coming from The Creative Assembly, this game is long awaited. Some consider it as the best as they come in the turn-based strategy genre and for good reason. Every game in the Total War franchise has been critically a marvel and commercially a profit. Rome II is the successor to 2004's Rome, and will be set in classical antiquity and focus on the Roman Republic, allowing players to transform it into the Rom Empire if they choose so. A larger campaign map, more decisions to make, more naval battles, and the uniqueness of different cultures and fighting forces in the ancient times.. What more?

               

Release Date: October 2013

Platforms: PC

 

                                                          Watch Dogs

Ubisoft Montreal production, Watch Dogs was announced at E3 2012. A new IP which deals with the player's ability to hack into various electronics systems, either to obtain and control information or to destroy those devices completely at specific times. The third-person stealth game also has co-op play which was shown in the gameplay trailers and hoard of gamers went all out demanding for more of Watch Dogs, such was the impact of what looks like Ubisoft new feather on it's hat. With a fall release date, gamers are very excited and so are we.

                

Release Date: Fall 2013

Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

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There you have it! What a year. We have some massive titles in there to look forward to and no doubt there will be lots of awesome mods and indie games along the way too. If you want gamers worldwide to hear your choice and words then vote. Use your power, GD'ers, and see what unfolds.

As always, do leave a comment on your chosen games and your reason for choosing them. A lucky winner will get an awesome prize (a kickass game) from Felix. Vote and you might be the lucky one. Do spread the word.

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