#60: Indiana Jones
2009: PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, PS2, DS, PSP In 10 words: Dr. Jones punches Nazis in San Francisco; Indy 4 sucked.
#59: James Bond 007: Quantum of Solace
Fall 2008: PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360, PS2, DS Agent 007 returns in what looks to be the best James Bond game since Goldeneye - seriously. GamePro was first to see the new Quantum of Solace game, which combines action sequences from both Casino Royale and the upcoming Bond movie. Part Goldeneye, part Rainbow Six Vegas, Quantum of Solace is a "hybrid of first-person and third-person," executive producer Garrett Young explains. You play primarily in first-person, shooting enemies with Bond's favorite guns used in the movies, and the camera will switch to third-person when you take cover against objects. Quantum of Solace is the first 007 game to feature the more "physical, cunning, and dangerous" Daniel Craig as James Bond.
2009: PS3 For those who've always yearned to put on a spandex bodysuit and perform either great or dastardly deeds, Infamous won't be able to help with what's obviously a serious psychological problem. It will, however, provide an interesting comic book-style adventure set in a Grand Theft Auto-style open world. You are a metahuman, able to access incredible strength, manipulate lightning, move objects via telekinesis, fly, and so forth. In-game scenarios enable the character to gradually shift into a hero or villain, and a sprawling interactive city presents plenty of opportunities for exploration, salvation, and destruction.
#57: Infinite Undiscovery
September: Xbox 360 A case of mistaken identity sees reluctant hero Capell thrown into jail, thus setting the stage for Square Enix's Infinite Undiscovery, a blend of action and role-playing. Although players only control Capell, they can form four-man adventuring parties and choose from a pool of 18 heroes, including spell-wielding twins, the requisite busty sorceress, and Sigmund, the man for whom Capell is mistaken. Undiscovery promises a seamless world with no breaks between gameplay and new "situational battles," which require either special tactics or brains to resolve. Some, simply, cannot be resolved with force at all...
#56: Just Cause 2
September: PC, PS3, Xbox 360 Improvements are the order of the day with Just Cause 2. Why? Just 'cause. The developers promise the third-person adventure will see improved combat and smarter enemies. Drivable vehicles, a core part of any open-world action game, will now be influenced by various terrain types and surfaces. Upgradeable weapons will also be included, as well as a new mission structure that de-emphasizes optional side-quests. Just Cause 2 will also encourage the player to create chaos to empower the game's factions, thus weakening the country's corrupt government. All this bodes very well for the action-heavy adventure.
#55: Killzone 2
February 2009: PS3 Killzone 2 promises to be the most intense and ultimate first-person shooter on the PlayStation 3 when it deploys early next year. Initial trailers and gameplay demonstrations reveal that Killzone 2 is set to take place entirely on planet Helghan, the home-world of the bug-eyed Helghast who invaded ISA colonies in previous Killzone games. You play as ISA special ops member Sev, when your squad lands behind enemy lines to lead the main invasion force.
Killzone 2 features a new "lean and peak" cover mechanic that, unlike Rainbow Six Vegas, remains in the first-person view at all times. Multiplayer has been confirmed, unfortunately cooperative play has not, and there is a high possibility of a public beta in fall 2008. If Killzone 2 plays half as good as it looks, shooter fans are in for one wild ride in February 2009.