There is good news for gamers across the world this summer – from strategy games such as Red Alert 3 to first person shooters such as Call of Duty 4 – Modern Warfare 2, some of the most anticipated games will see the light this summer in 2009. So sit tight and enjoy this list of the top 10 PC games of summer 2009.
Following the successful action game, Dawn of War, Warhammer has many similar features. Dawn of War 2 will display animal action, a non-linear single-player campaign and co-operative multilayer. The Dawn of War 2 trailers seem stunning enough to put the game on the number one spot.
2. StarCraft 2
A close rival of Dawn of War 2, the developers of StarCraft 2 believe it to be the “ultimate competitive real-time strategy game.” This sequel will have three original races inspite of the fact that Terran: Wings of Liberty, Zerg: Heart of the Swarm, and Protoss: Legacy of the Void will be launched discretely.
3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
A part of the most gripping and realistic war-time FPS PC games, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will ensure that PC gamers employ more computer controls. Infinity Ward’s team has promised a an improvement from the previous version and we can’t wait!
4. Aliens: Colonial Marines
Aliens: Colonial Marines is set after the events of Alien 3 and will mark no HUD to ensure that gamers use their presence of mind rather than computer aided gaming. Interestingly, the game has ‘quick time events’ which will happen when a player faces a one-on-one situation with an alien.
5. Operation Flashpoint 2: Dragon Rising
After some initial post-production hiccups, Operation Flashpoint 2 is at last set for release. Sequel to the globally popular Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis, this one is mature and emphases extreme authenticity. It will be exciting to match it against Modern Warfare 2.
A remake of the original ‘Wolfenstein’, this one is during the second world war when Nazi Germany was at the height of its might. Details have not been revealed after the initial plot narrative but reports say that Wolfenstein will feature a real world and a parallel dimension, a new concept in PC games.
7. Diablo 3
Controversy has always surrounded the Diablo franchise but the road to Diablo 3’s release seems clear at the moment. An action-RPG which features Havok physics, destructible environments, energetic visuals, and huge range of computer configurations, action gamers are still keeping their fingers crossed for its release.
8. The Sims 3
Continuing the immensely popular Sims franchise, Sims 3 has a whole plate of exciting developments and tweaks after the Sims 2 expansions. Players can live out 11 careers and a better Create-A-Sim feature allows players to adjust everything about a Sim and it’s environment.
9. Splinter Cell: Conviction
Yet another release which is jinxed with unexpected delays, Splinter Cell: Conviction was initially being released in 2007. The sequel continues the story of, Sam Fisher. With extraordinary visuals and an improved stealth gameplay, Ubisoft plans to make Splinter Cell: Conviction the ultimate Tom Clancy game.
After the poor performance of Deus Ex 2 last year, not much has yet been disclosed about DX 3 by the publishers except that the game will have major improvements from previous versions in terms of reality and visual gameplay. Even the core gaming engine is being revamped to give DX 3 a new feel.