The Shooter video game genre, which is often interchangeable with “first-person shooter” (FPS) in recent years, has one of the most continuously anticipated streams of upcoming titles than any other genre. The following list of the top anticipated Shooter video games feature both FPS and non-FPS titles, each releasing sometime between September 2010 and January 2011.
Top Anticipated Shooter Video Games: Halo: Reach – Available for the Xbox 360 on September 14th, 2010, this latest installment in the Halo series is being highly anticipated by fans of this popular Shooter video game. With a combination of exciting weapon-oriented action and actual storyline, Halo: Reach promises to be one of the most popular multiplayer-capable Shooter titles of the year.
Top Anticipated Shooter Video Games: Call of Duty: Black Ops – Another new release in a legendary series of highly anticipated titles, Call of Duty: Black Ops is one of the most popular upcoming video games available for pre-order on GameFly. Available on Xbox 360, PS3, and the Nintendo Wii as of November 9th, 2010, Call of Duty: Black Ops will be readily available for many households thanks to the wide variety of console options.
Top Anticipated Shooter Video Games: Medal of Honor – Being released for Xbox 360 and PS3 on October 12th, 2010, Medal of Honor (Limited Edition) leaves behind the World War II era of its predecessors to put players in modern Afghanistan. According to the game description on GameFly, Medal of Honor was developed with the help of “real-life Tier 1 operatives who were on the ground in Afghanistan.”
Top Anticipated Shooter Video Games: Quantum Theory – This Shooter video game features a dark version of the world, torn apart by war and conflict, with the human race struggling to survive. While not a FPS-instead having a third-person view of the video game-Quantum Theory combines real-time obstacles and challenges to keep players on their toes. It will be available on both Xbox 360 and PS3 on September 28th, 2010.
Top Anticipated Shooter Video Games: Dead Space 2 – This Shooter video game is actually being released on January 25th, 2011, making it just past the realm for “late 2010.” However, due to the hype-and my own anticipation of this Shooter-I have included it just the same. Available for Xbox 360 and PS3, Dead Space 2 is expected to pick-up where the original left off, deep in space as engineer Isaac Clarke in an environment gone horribly wrong. As much a blend of the Sci-Fi and Horror video game genres as Shooter, Dead Space 2 received tremendous attention at E3 and has been highly anticipated ever since.
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