You Wanna Review What?! Again!

GameSpot editors reveal the games they'd most like to review in 2010.

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You may recall that 12 months ago, I posted lists of our most wanted review assignments for 2009. Now celebrating its second anniversary, the "You Wanna Review What?!" e-mail thread is something that I send around to all of our in-house reviewers asking for a list of the 10 games that they'd most like to work on in the upcoming year. I'm not sure how the process plays out in our UK or AU offices, but here in the US, it invariably sparks some interesting conversations as editors compare lists in an attempt to avoid too much crossover and "wasted" entries. Personally, I keep my list a secret while I'm working on it and pay little attention to what anyone else is up to, but I did make a point of telling everyone what my number one choice is in the hope that nobody would be willing to fight me for it.

As in previous years, including games on these lists doesn't guarantee an editor the assignment, and you shouldn't confuse these lists with lists of our most anticipated games. Sure, these are games that we're looking forward to, but we don't necessarily want to review every game that we're looking forward to playing in 2010. Also, don't think that just because a game doesn't appear on any of these lists none of us are eager to get our hands on it. We already have a good idea of who will be working on some of the big upcoming releases--either because we're already working on them or because certain editors are obvious choices having reviewed previous games in the series. Anyhow, without further ado, here are the lists--minus the names of the reviewers they belong to and in no particular order:

METRO 2033
MAG
Deus Ex 3
Alan Wake
Dark Void
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Halo: Reach
The Last Guardian
Half-Life 2: Episode Three

Super Mario Galaxy 2
3D Dot Game Heroes
Dead Rising 2
Crackdown 2
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
Epic Mickey
Alan Wake
Thief 4
Enslaved
Fable III

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction
Final Fantasy XIII
Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty
Mass Effect 2
Split/Second
Star Trek Online
The Secret World
Max Payne 3
Deus Ex 3
Venetica

Heavy Rain
Dead Space 2
Dante's Inferno
Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
Alan Wake
The Last Guardian
Metroid: Other M
METRO 2033
No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle

Red Dead Redemption
ModNation Racers
Dead Rising 2
Diablo III
Highlander
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm
APB
UFC Undisputed 2010
EA Sports MMA
Gran Turismo 5

Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth
Heavy Rain
Ghost Trick
Halo: Reach
The Last Guardian
Okamiden: Chisaki Taiyou
Professor Layton and the Last Time Travel
Alan Wake
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
Ninokuni: The Another World

Super Mario Galaxy 2
Mass Effect 2
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars
Star Trek Online
The Last Guardian
Scratch: The Ultimate DJ
(Anything with Natal)
(Anything with Sony's motion controller)
Professor Layton and the Last Time Travel
Okamiden: Chisaki Taiyou

Puzzle Quest 2
Super Street Fighter IV
Homefront
Singularity
Brink
The Agency
L.A. Noire
Six Days in Fallujah
Split/Second
METRO 2033

Gran Turismo 5
Metroid: Other M
BioShock 2
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction
Alan Wake
God of War III
Dead Rising 2
Monster Hunter Tri
(Next Call of Duty)
Skate 3

Discussion

315 comments
zeleni92
zeleni92

I like the third guys choices. Venetica, Deus, Payne.. Nice

Deity_Dude
Deity_Dude

Wow a lot of buzz on Mario. I like the "anything with SONY Motion" and "Next CoD"

gorezombiez
gorezombiez

Bioshock 2,Call Of Duty 7,Brink,Possesion,Alan Wake,Super Mario Galaxy 2, The Last Guardian,and kind of Half Life 2:Episode 3.Maybe Epic Mickey.

Taevataat
Taevataat

Who's the guy who thinks Half Life 2: Episode 3 is coming out any time soon?

Pattonfiend67
Pattonfiend67

Six Days in Fallujah? do you not even pay attention to the games that are coming out? this one was canceled some time ago and is being ported to the wii. it's called marines: modern urban combat... came out on tuesday and it's by destineer...

stevepac11
stevepac11

Personally the games that interest me most are (in this order): Red Dead Redemption Heavy Rain (fascinating game) Castlevania Dante's Inferno Alien's Vs Predator's These are not necessarily what I think will be the best games. Just what I am particularly interest in the examinations of and how they will turn out.

Darkness7089
Darkness7089

I don't see the real point of this list when the names of the owners aren't with them. I can't look for a certain reviewer I might like and see his list. Makes the whole thing a waste of our time. "Anyhow, without further ado, here are the lists--minus the names of the reviewers they belong to " Fail.

robbfree_77
robbfree_77

FACT: 9/10 reviewers on this site would rather PLAY God of War 3 than REVIEW it. Only one person had that game on thier top 10 list. I know this is more of a joke anyways but dang...

athenian29
athenian29

You people should do classic reviews - if it's more than __ years old, give it a new verdict - does it still hold up today? How well has it aged? Etc. Or if you don't have time, that's fine too. Are you overworked? Have you looked into Unions? :D

athenian29
athenian29

You people should do classic reviews - if it's more than __ years old, give it a new verdict - does it still hold up today? How well has it aged? Etc. Or if you don't have time, that's fine too. Are you overworked? Have you looked into Unions? :D

xGlenn11x
xGlenn11x

Mass Effect 2, Bioshock 2, Final Fantasy XIII....what more should be said.

Blackt00thGr1n
Blackt00thGr1n

I want to see 'Barbie: Gone Wild' on that list..

Caduceus89
Caduceus89

Let's see: God of War 3 Bioshock 2 Dead Space 2 Heavy Rain Prince of Persia: Forgotten Sands Alan Wake The Last Guardian

tz1993
tz1993

Why aren't the names of the people who made the lists written?

itachi100
itachi100

@itBit I'm willing to bet blood that you haven't played a single game in the main series of Final Fantasy.

jjdomo
jjdomo

I can't wait to play FFXIII . . . maybe I will review it on my blog lol . . . http://domolaw.wordpress.com/ I have opinions on a lot of games . . . but I wouldn't want to do an official review of very many.

not_a_communist
not_a_communist

at least heavy rain is up there couple of times. hopefully its not going to be like a 10 hour movie

not_a_communist
not_a_communist

what about Bioshock2.....The game is going to be a greatest Hit.

Adema83
Adema83

For me.. Mass Effect 2 Battle Field Bad Company 2 SW:TOR (IF it comes out in 2010) And Heavy Rain (Not sure about this one yet)

silva1234
silva1234

I cannot believe only a single person said God of War III. That game will out score 90 percent of the ones listed. It will definitely be a top contender for game of the year. How could you overlook this gem gamespot.

die3
die3

My list for 2010 is (listed from most anticipated): Assassin's creed 2 (for PC finaly -_-) Just Cause 2 Mass Effect 2 Mafia 2 And last but not least, Splinter Cell: Conviction

HughDawg03
HughDawg03

Really? Only one person said Bioshock 2? Am I the only person that's REALLY anticipating this game?

Gooshnads
Gooshnads

Diablo 2 LOD... so it gets a 10.0

PSR8000
PSR8000

Well, they already reviewed Bayonetta twice, and in as little a time as 2 weeks apart! :p

AChirino24
AChirino24

I find it disappointing that nobody wants to review Yakuza 3, but someone wants to review Skate 3 and Lego Harry Potter

nima_metal90
nima_metal90

god of war 3,convection, mass2 and... i can't wait.

blackfray
blackfray

Starcraft 2 ,Mass Effect 2 and of course HL 2: Episode 3 if it comes!

senjutsu
senjutsu

BionicBrando said: "[...] in my opinion, a new star wars battlefront would kick major ass." I'm with you!!!! Totally!!! PS: For the topic: ... well, okay, so?

BionicBrando
BionicBrando

@ Gabe447 lucasarts has NEVER confirmed SWB3. But in my opinion, a new star wars battlefront would kick major ass.

hengabung
hengabung

@Junior_AIN It was anonymous on purpose....

iwantapepsi
iwantapepsi

i like the last list but monster hunter

legalcounsel
legalcounsel

Not a single mention of Alpha Centauri 2 (or update). The single best Sid Meier game never remade...

Junior_AIN
Junior_AIN

You should have put the name of each person.

wexorian
wexorian

i wish Blizzard could launch Diablo 3 in 2010 but i do'n think so, I don't think even Hl2Ep3 will be launched too, well let's wait and hope for better days :)))

Larzarus1
Larzarus1

Lego Harry Potter: Years 1 - 4? Really? I thought people played games to be entertained... or is that just me? Brink looks interesting...

Jarii
Jarii

What? Where is Homeworld and Homeworld 2? Two of the greatest RTS games ever!(IMHO)

Vladka22
Vladka22

I can't wait to read and watch reviews of many games, but mostly i can't wait to put my hands on them, yeah

Tdog567
Tdog567

I'd like Splinter Cell Conviction, Heavy Rain, and Red Dead Redemption. I already pre-ordered the first 2 and can't wait!

gimgak
gimgak

lots of alan wake

zeeshan810
zeeshan810

I wanna see Red Dead Redemption..and if GTA IV DLCs comes out for PS3.

CamoBullo
CamoBullo

Despite the fact I don't see Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver or Aliens Vs Predator on the list, I can't wait for the reviews. Especially Crackdown 2. Also, Six Days In Fallujah is on the list. Why? I mean, it could be good but it's not being developed by any company. It's caused so much controversy, but I reckon people should learn to let go and just make the game. Speaking of AvP, I've recently bought a X360 Mag and it's main focus was, well, AvP. And talk about gory, it's so damn violent. I CAN'T WAIT.

poopinpat
poopinpat

im suprised to only see bioshock 2 once in there...

Gamesmasterx
Gamesmasterx

For god sake people, these are the games that the reviewers themselves want to review most this year. Obviously they aren't intersted in your Bioshock or Mafia 2. Just LIVE WITH IT. There is something called opinion in this divided world, look it up.

pidow
pidow

METRO 2033, Splinter Cell:Conviction and BioShock 2.

chechak7
chechak7

Half-Life 2: Episode Three and METRO 2033 and Alan Wake and Diablo III