For some, this is a surprisingly easy question. For others, they'll probably have to think about it for a while.

As usual, the autumn is full of promising titles and most consumers have to create a priority list. Maybe you can only buy three or four or maybe things aren't going so great, and you can really afford only one. So let's take the latter unfortunate example for the subject of tonight's editorial: If you could only purchase one game between now and Christmas, what would it be?

This is actually pretty easy for me; it's Assassin's Creed III , no two ways about it. Not only do I fully expect it to become 2012's Game of the Year, but it also gives you a ton of bang for your buck; there's almost no chance I spend less than 35 hours with it. But also on that list are games like Dishonored (set to launch on Tuesday), for which I have extremely high hopes, and some downloadable titles such as Joe Danger 2: The Movie and The Unfinished Swan . Resident Evil 6 had been a consideration but…still not sure what happened there.

So what about you? If you're a multiplayer fanatic, Call of Duty: Black Ops II is probably a given. Then again, maybe it's Halo 4 or Medal of Honor: Warfighter ; I imagine both are top priorities for the shooter fans. You also can't forget Need for Speed: Most Wanted , which you may as well call "Burnout Paradise 2." That one should be awesome, too, and talk about bang for your buck… Fighting followers may already have their game ( Tekken Tag Tournament 2 or Dead or Alive 5 ), but we can't forget about PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale , can we?

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La_Bete12
La_Bete12
8 years ago

Assassin's Creed 3. No doubt about it.

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
8 years ago

I would choose Forza Horison. And yes im serious.

Temjin001
Temjin001
8 years ago

DOA5 would be the one, which I have access to (you never really OWN it when it's digital =p )

Halo 4 is the only other one I'd contemplate getting before the year's end… and not for it's multi-play 😉
EVerything else are rentals or deal busters. Heck, Darksiders 2 is already $25 on Steam right now. I'll hold out for $15, or less on that one =p THQ published games drop faster than any it would seem these days.
Oh, I sorta want KZ HD. may be an impulse buy =p


Last edited by Temjin001 on 10/5/2012 10:39:24 PM

Heartless Angel
Heartless Angel
8 years ago

Assassin's Creed III, nuff said.

Jalex
Jalex
8 years ago

As eager as I am to get my hands on 'Assassin's Creed III', were I allowed only one game, I would have to go with 'Hitman: Absolution.' I've been waiting for a sequel to 'Blood Money' since before the first 'Assassin's Creed', so there's just no competition for me. Fortunately, I'm getting them both.

gungrave
gungrave
8 years ago

DOOM 3 BFG Edition. Been excited for that game since day one. I would say Assassin's Creed 3 but I'd rather wait to buy the game of the year edition.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
8 years ago

I already bought it. GW2…200+hrs already invested in the game and still only 60% map completion.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

The rules are between NOW and Xmas.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
8 years ago

NO! NO! NO!

::tips table over::

xenris
xenris
8 years ago

I'm with Vertigo on this one.

*flips table*

GW2 has been the most bang for my buck. In fact I haven't been able to rightly get into Borderlands 2 because I'm just always thinking about Guild wars.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

I wanna play too! *flips table*

Underdog15
Underdog15
8 years ago

By now the table must be upright again…

*flip*

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
8 years ago

XCOM: Enemy Unknown. It's just different from pretty much anything else available at retail on consoles for the last four years. Barring that, Hitman Absolution. I keep forgetting about that one for some reason…

dmiitrie
dmiitrie
8 years ago

XCOM:EU is my pick as well. I've been a fan of that franchise for FAR too long not to have it on day 1.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
8 years ago

Review coming soon.

TheCanadianGuy
TheCanadianGuy
8 years ago

assassins all the way.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

Do I really have to say it? I think everyone here knows 🙂

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
8 years ago

Black Ops 2?

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
8 years ago

Halo4, duh.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

Ummm, it's Nike+ Kinect Training 😛

Dukemz_UK
Dukemz_UK
8 years ago

Err… Seriously?

xenris
xenris
8 years ago

Fable Kinect! 😀

If anyone actually doesn't know just look at his bloody avatar…I'll let you do the rest of the detective work.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

Dishonored all the way.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
8 years ago

Wonder how long until someone says Black Ops 2…

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
8 years ago

..and gets laughed at 🙂

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
8 years ago

I'd say it purely based on the fact that it's a game I can play with friends. Other than that, It's easy not to pick it up.

telly
telly
8 years ago

AC 3. But I gotta be honest, all my most anticipated games slipped until q1 2013 or later, so I'm most interested in catching up on vita (expecting the ac liberation bundle for my bday) playing a handful of blockbusters like ac3 and halo 4, and replaying old favorites this season. Symphony of the night, mgs and maybe some ff 7 via psn. Oh, and still working through my very first play through of ff6 on the wii! Remarkably fun for such an old game.

Condemnedsoul23
Condemnedsoul23
8 years ago

Borderlands 2

Norrin Radd
Norrin Radd
8 years ago

^^^^^ This! If I hadn't already bought it. Best game I've played in decades. Easily. I may not stop playing it for years. Seriously!

But, according to the rules, since I already have BL2 and I have to pick something between NOW and Xmas, I'd have to say AC3.

homura
homura
8 years ago

It will be Resident Evil 6 for me. It used to be Assassin's Creed 3 but after seeing some videos of the combat gameplay I changed my mind.

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
8 years ago

Resident Evil 6 is a great game. I started RE from RE5 and RE6 is great no matter what anyone tells you.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
8 years ago

::snicker::

homura
homura
8 years ago

Yeah! I've watched the video review of RE6(which is a bad idea) in Gamespot and it looks like a lot of fun despite of the negativity.

As for AC3, it bothers me for how simple the combat is compared to Revelations. It looks like the first AC combat with gun and a bow.

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
8 years ago

Whatever makes u happy. Who cares what other people here think.

Geobaldi
Geobaldi
8 years ago

For me it's a tossup between Dishonored and Mechwarrior Tactics. Still have high hopes for Hitman, but we'll see how that goes.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
8 years ago

Well for me still not having a job after 17 months & with enormous money woes now, I'll have to wait for it next year when it either drops deep down in price, or get a super-cheap used copy.

Geobaldi
Geobaldi
8 years ago

I'm in the same situation. Been out of a job since last October 🙁

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

Not a good time for the casinos.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
8 years ago

Geobaldi,
Yeah, really sucks doesn't it?
I've been out myself ever since Mother's day weekend, two May's ago.

World,
Don't cha know it!!!
All the casino's here in Atlantic City aren't doing so hot, & I don't want to move to another state just to work in a casino.

Plus N.J. right now is one of the highest states in unemployment, if not thee highest.

AshT
AshT
8 years ago

AC III, but i'll definitely get another one and thats Dishonored.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
8 years ago

^OOPS,I forgot to say AC3 above.

tes37
tes37
8 years ago

It's a toss up between I don't know and uncertain. I will end up with something though. More than likely it would be Assassins Creed 3: Liberation.

WolfCrimson
WolfCrimson
8 years ago

Do digital games count? If so, I pick GGAC+R (that's Guilty Gear Accent Core Plus R).

Victor321
Victor321
8 years ago

I myself would get AC3, hands down. However, I'd get my younger brother to buy Sleeping Dogs for me and my younger-younger brother to get me assorted PSN Pre-paid and XBL MP Points cards so I can then accrue as much money/points as I can to get any DLC I want to get over the next while. Muahahahha

I simply want all this because my birthday is on the 30th 😛


Last edited by Victor321 on 10/6/2012 12:56:22 AM

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
8 years ago

Im not going to lie, I had to look up accrue.

Victor321
Victor321
8 years ago

Hahahahaha

sirbob6
sirbob6
8 years ago

Does the DLC for Dark Souls count? Otherwise, there's nothing really on my radar for a while.

Ydobon
Ydobon
8 years ago

DOA 5 collector's edition

Ydobon
Ydobon
8 years ago

Now if we were talking about all systems then Ninja Gaiden 3 Razor Edge hands down.

kraygen
kraygen
8 years ago

Honestly I buy all my games when they price drop, but the game coming out this fall that I want most is NFS Most Wanted.

If it's as good as the last most wanted I'll spend hundreds of hours antagonizing cops and seeing how long I can evade their grasp.