13 Most Anticipated PC Games of 2013

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Led Weappelin

I'm beginning to sadly except the fact that there will never be a Half-Life 3 or another episode of the series for that matter.

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Meat_Juice

HL3 anyone?

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jimmthang

I'll believe it when I see it. :P

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jonnyohio

I'm personally excited about the release of COH 2....COH was an awesome game that I played for many hours...can't wait to see what they do with it!

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Numbnumb

Ratings:
One Barf
Two Yawns
Ten Snorz
You guess which ones.

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jedisamurai

Wow. Not one game on this list I want to play. Or even hear about for that matter.

I own over a thousand games, and over 300 for PC, and I am VERY tired of sequels and first-person shooters being the A-list games of the year.

If you don't count indie games, PC gaming IS dead. That's why 99% of my PC game purchases are bought on Steam or GOG.

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rc23robert

I dont think you should of listed console ports in an article about PC gaming.

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jonnyohio

Agreed...rock star is not reliable anyway...there is a possibility they will not port GTA V this time around so I wouldn't have put this on a list....besides it will be developed to run on old hardware since its made for consoles. I liked the series, but I wouldn't say it's something I'm MOST anticipating.

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Blues22475

Hopefully they'll do a better job porting GTA V if they ever decide to do it for the PC. My understanding is that Rockstar isn't even focusing on a PC release at this time. If they are, it's likely to be several months after the release for the consoles.

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loud681

Down for GTA V and Crysis 3

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Glycerin

Grand Theft Auto V
GRID2
Crysis3
Bioshock Infinite

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Yuri_395

Heart of the storm. . . haha

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hzatiger

ARMA 3!

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bautrey

Devil May Cry!!!! Oh wait, its already out and I love it!!

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AFDozerman

I'm personally anticipating crysis 3 and ArmA 3.

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praetor_alpha

Can't wait for HOTS. (best acronym in a long time!) I also participated in Star Citizen funding. Too bad that's not coming out until late next year!

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Switches

DayZ Standalone isn't on this list?

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Biceps

Yeah, a bit odd, that. It is one of the few games I'll buy the second it comes out this year. The other is Company of Heroes 2.

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Nixon

Looking forward to Crysis 3 and ESO!
Also excited for Star Wars 1313 (but it didn't make it on the list.)

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btdog

So...Half Life 3 is slated for 2014 now?

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H1N1theI

Huh?

What's this Half Life '3' you mention? That's a funny character you have there.

/valvecan'tcount2after2joke.

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Neufeldt2002

Bioshock Infinite is the only one from this list, the others would be Metro: Last Light and Grid 2.

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compguytracy

mmmm crysis 3, tomb raider,this is what i built my machine for, suck it consoles, the big boys have to go play the good games!!

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alex515007

Where is Metro Last Night?

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rathb18

Didn't you hear they went bankrupt and closed down? lol But yeah I forgot about that game.

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praetor_alpha

THQ (the publisher) did. Haven't heard anything about the devs of Metro. AFAIK, it's still on, and is on Steam.

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bbq4tw

Watch_Dogs

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rathb18

The game's I'm waiting for are Star forge, Defiance and The Dead Linger.

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H1N1theI

I'm slightly disappointed that Starbound (Also called the "spiritual successor to Terraria) isn't on this list, but 0x10c is. :|

Although I am very happy with 0x10c and its amazing programmer-oriented gameplay, I feel that 0x10c might be fully complete around late 2013 to early 2014, later than Starbound, which is due to be released by summer...

This is my personal opinion, but I do really disagree with the inclusions of GTA and ES Online (It's a murmorpega, for godsake, if you want to grind, then play WoW... Which in perspective will most likely kill ES Online...)

EDIT: Forgot to mention tomb raider... When can people realize that breasts and nostalgia is no basis for a game. (Well, I may be too assuming here... Perhaps they did it differently this time, but I'm not buying that without question.)

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vrmlbasic

I didn't think that Minecraft qualified as a "game" (MPC bills it as one) as there is no goal, no objective and IMO, no point.

I can't say that I'm waiting with baited breath for Bioshock. The game has been hyped for years now, it's been delayed too many times, it's an endless escort mission involving a weird girl and her robot bird thing and I wasn't too impressed with Bioshock 1 or 2.

I'm not feeling the new Tomb Raider, and looking at the preorders (or lack thereof) on Steam, I'm not alone. I'm not big on the idea of emotionally unstable, vulnerable heroines (I remember Metroid on Wii), especially when they are the opposite of what the series has established Laura Croft as being, personality wise. As an added negative, the new Laura reminds me of Summer Glau from Serenity (specifically the BS kung fu fight sequence Summer Glau).

Honestly, I'm looking for DLC to Deus Ex: HR & Borderlands 2. Shoot, the 3rd DLC for Borderlands 1 was practically a whole game in and of itself.

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scannerbarkly

The DLC for Borderlands 2 is kind of below the standard they set with 1 in my opinion. Don't get me wrong, its still fun...just not the same level as previous efforts.

As for Minecraft, I reckon the in game goals for most people are the boss fights.

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praetor_alpha

Minecraft not a game, you say? What do you think it is?

Many games leave out features, systems, and concepts that others possess. So long as it's an artificial world with arbitrary rules designed to create fun, I say it's a game.

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vrmlbasic

No goal = no game.

You can't "win" minecraft. There's nothing to do in minecraft. The only validation of effort in minecraft comes from without minecraft by showing off your blocky creations to others. Minecraft itself isn't particularly rewarding.

Therefore I do not call it a game.

Minecraft is MSPAINT for masochists: you have to slave to obtain and maintain access to the palette and it works to sabotage your creation. I guess then that I could, were I feeling generous, call it a simulator.

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Engelsstaub

I LOLed...

Not necessarily agreeing, but can this comment be elevated to Comment-of-the-Week Status? Let this guy have a go at a column for a day or something.

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Joji

Where is Metro: Last Night? What a shame... I plan on buying the Limited Edition. I rarely buy games on the day it's released. I'm creating a Metro 2033 Ranger cosplay. I just love the Metro series.

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Peanut Fox

Well THQ doesn't exist anymore, the company has since been divided up. Koch Media picked up the publishing rights for Metro Last Light, but I don't know what that means for the games' development.

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Baer

I also stopped buying EA games but for me it was when they screwed up the Ultima revered franchise and never followed up on it.

I never really could get into GTA either, I guess I did not like the culture of the game
Of all of there I am looking forward to Rome Total War II the most and I actually might try the Elder Scrolls on line even though I have never been able to stay interested in an on line MMO for long.
I am kind of done with shooters.
A lot will depend if they are really P C games or just poor console ports but we will not know much about that until they are released I guess.

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Nimrod

The original Bioshock was a true masterpiece of art in game design. As it stands the story ENDED with the first game and the franchise was bought by another party and milked as a cash cow. It needs to die.

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wolfing

Totally disagree with this list.
#1: Yet another shooter
#2: Sorry, 'always-on' DRM is so 2007. I want to play Simcity at the airport while waiting or in the flight, or while away on vacations where I don't have internet.
#3: Tomb Raider? Seriously? That was hot in 1999 maybe
#4: Starcraft 2. Meh, guess for RTS lovers
#5: Yet another shooter (well Bioshock was so I'm assuming this one is too)
#6: Another RTS. Play Crusader Kings 2 for a real strategy game.
#7: Not sure what this is, so definitely not anticipated by me.
#8: Sounds intriguing, but again, not in my 'most anticipated' list
#9: yep, yet another RTS
#10: Oh, hey, another RTS!
#11: Adventure games are not my forte anymore but at least it's a fresh thing
#12: I used to look forward to MMOs, but this would have to be really good for me to check it out. Now, let's talk about EQ-Next
#13: A console port???

Now, what would be in my list? Europa Universalis 4 supposedly has a release date of Q3/2013, if so, it'd be my #1.
Also: Wastelands 2, Chaos Chronicles, Project Eternity (though I think this is more like 2014).

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goodtime

Maybe you should get a job at Maximum PC if your so damn smart.

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kylej628

I think GTA V should be removed from the list, considering that the Console version is coming out in September, so the PC version (If any) will most likely be beginning of 2014... it's a shame, I was really looking forward to this...

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Engelsstaub

If it's like GTA IV it will be little better on even the best PC hardware anyway. I have both the PC and XBox versions...

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Biceps

I don't think I will be buying Elderscrolls online, either. From what I have read, they have fallen into the common mmorpg trap of creating warcraft all over again. Anyone who disagrees w me, feel free to point out where I am wrong, but my point is this: a game where controlling my character by hitting number button to activate a bunch of abilities and waiting for cooldowns is just world of warcraft in a new skin. SWOTR, Warhammer online, abd several other mmorpgs have failed to meet their potential because they have mistaken a stale model for a proven model, and relied on their 'lore' and some multiplayer tweaks to try to distinguish themselves from the other games that have exactly the same hotkeys. Sorry, after reading rave reviews in MaxPC's sister mag, PCGamer for SWOTR, I thought they might have dixed it. It was, in reality, a sad, derivative pos and obviously someone at PCGamer is taking bribes or something -the subscription numbers for that game back me up here. No more being conned by derivative works or dishonest reviews claiming 'this mmorpg' is unique.

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Engelsstaub

There's some great games slated for release, but I'm looking most-forward to GTA V. I can still waste an hour or two dicking around in GTA IV. (Hopefully V gets more than 25-30 FPS on PC...that's all you could seem to get with IV regardless of the hardware.)

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Biceps

I had the same problem, no matter what I did. And I was running a pretty solid rig at the time. Was very frustrating.

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captainjack

I really dislike EA and their practices, however I was fully prepared to shell $70 dollars for SimCity because I loved the previous games so much. That is, until I saw how small the map sizes are. Seriously guys, go check it out it's pathetic how gimped the game seems.

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jimmthang

It's not about the size of your map that matters, it's how you use it. :P

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kylej628

I would agree with you, however since the map size is so small, the ability to achieve the maximum Sim/density would be a lot easier compared to other iterations. I liked in SimCity 4 where the maps they gave you would take huge amounts of time to fully develop, let alone achieve the maximum.

With these small maps, I think the game will be focused too heavily on the beginnings of a city rather than further down the road.

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Peanut Fox

Psh! I super excited for buying this game, and the map size increase DLC. What is wrong with you guys?!

Honestly the map sizes I can live with, it's the always online part of the game I don't wish to partake in. I understand the community focus, that's just not the game I want to play.

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