1. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
Anytime you hear about a new entry from Tom Clancy, you’re either excited or you’re not very interested. There’s no in between. Luckily for Tom Clancy series fans, especially fans of Ghost Recon, there’s going to be a new entry in the franchise.
2. Assassin’s Creed III
Okay, we admit that a late October release is pushing it in terms of the “summer” label, but we can’t help but mention this behemoth of a franchise and the possibilities that arise from setting the Assassin’s Creed world in the 18th century. We can barely hold on to our muskets.
3. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
If you loved the additions made by Black Ops and are bored of the Modern Warfare series, then there’s good news and bad news. The good news is that this game is coming out this year. The bad news? It’s not coming out until November. Not exactly summer, but hey, you deserve to know!
4. Dragon’s Dogma
The beauty of Dragon’s Dogma is the large open world that will let fantasy fans explore around to their heart’s content. The only question? How great will the interaction be between the single player and the dragons? Gameplay is critical here.
5. Resident Evil 6
Resident Evil fans are always on the lookout for the next integer in the series, and the wide-open nature of the sixth entry into this franchise has many people wondering just how big the scope of the game will be.
6. Lollipop Chainsaw
Because the zombie genre is bigger than ever now, that’s why. And the cheerleader superhero in the midst of the plot might be reason enough for pubescent fanboys to give this title a real chance.
7. New Super Mario Brothers 2
Slated for an August entry, you can’t help but love the Nintendo 3DS expanding its Mario repertoire. We hope Mario keeps going strong, because the franchise keeps forcing Nintendo to innovate while keeping it in touch with what makes games great in the first place.
8. Borderlands 2
If you like shooting and looting, then there’s a good chance you liked the original Borderlands. Now that the sequel is coming out this summer, you have a lot to look forward to if you love good old fashioned chaos in your video games.
9. Mario Tennis Open
Finally, they expanded the Mario Tennis world so it’s more akin to Mario Kart. Need we say more?
10. Aliens: Colonial Marines
People love the Aliens movies, and when video games come out that play on the original film franchise, it always makes for a lot of potential – both for gore and for fun.