Let's face it, the year is barely underway and large number of the games we were talking about at last year's E3 we're still talking about now. We're continuously running into the problem of having two many friends for the games we love to play. So as a reminder, I thought I would put out my top 5 rather than a top 10 because 5 is probably all I can afford between now and next year:
5. Assassin's Creed - Also due out on the PS3 with "TBD 2007" release date. The stunning middle age visuals and rumored combat systems make this a very interesting title. Multiplayer potential - Mmmmmmmmmm, not so much. Probably along the lines of Oblivian. Lots of fun by yourself, not so much with friends.
4. Half Life 2: Orange Pack. What's in the box? Looks like we get Episode One and Two, Portal and Team Fortress. Remember that Part Two was the unanimous 2004 Game of the Year industry wide and made most PC's choke to death on its stunning visuals and physics. Multiplayer Potential - developers are promising that the included Team Fortress 2 will surpass Halo 2 as the greatest multiplayer game of all time. All for one low price. Winner.
2. Halo 3 - Epic storyline, greatest multiplayer ever, infinite hype? It's Halo 3, nuff said. Multiplayer potential - Unlimited.
If I'm rating them strictly according to Multiplayer potential, the list would change a bit. Probably look like: