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Console games to look out for in 2010

Trigger "I'll buy it, but I ain't playing it"
 
Red Dead Redemption (PS3)
Red Dead Redemption (PS3)
"Could and should be brilliant.  Rumours abound regarding problems with the development, but just looking at videos shows this to be one of the most exciting and impressive games of the year."
Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii)
Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii)
"The direct sequel to one of the most highly acclaimed games ever.  Cannot come soon enough."
Alan Wake - Limited Edition
Alan Wake - Limited Edition
"Silent Hill meets Twin Peaks and crashes into In The Mouth of Madness?  Yes please."
Halo: Reach (Xbox 360)
Halo: Reach (Xbox 360)
"Bungie is promising a return to the series' roots.  If true, be very excited indeed."
LittleBigPlanet 2 (PS3)
LittleBigPlanet 2 (PS3)
"It's difficult to remain objective about this when I'm so ridiculously excited.  Loved this first game and this looks, frankly, incredible."
Mafia II (PS3)
Mafia II (PS3)
"The first game was excellent and this is looking unbelievably polished.  Hopes are very high, although it may slip into 2011."
Fable III (Xbox 360)
Fable III (Xbox 360)
"This series is improving with each new instalment.  Should be very polished, humourous and a lot of fun."
Batman: Arkham City (PS3)
Batman: Arkham City (PS3)
"Little is known so far and I worry it will be more of *exactly* the same, but the first game was such a wonderful surprise I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt."
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction (Xbox 360)
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction (Xbox 360)
"Should take the series in a new Bourne-esque direction.  Has the potential to be great."
Max Payne 3 (Xbox 360)
Max Payne 3 (Xbox 360)
"Max goes bald, fat and a little bit Hispanic.  There are many doubters, but I wouldn't bet against Rockstar ensuring this is fantastic."
Medal of Honor (PS3)
Medal of Honor (PS3)
"Modern Warfare 2 has laid down the gauntlet, and now it's Medal of Honor's time to reply.  Will be interesting to see how they can differentiate it."
Alpha Protocol (PS3)
Alpha Protocol (PS3)
"Mass Effect goes all Jason Bourne.  I'm undecided on this one - it could be great, and it could be utterly forgettable."
Singularity (PS3)
Singularity (PS3)
"An intriguing FPS which looks like BioShock crossed with Wolfenstein."
Metroid: Other M (Wii)
Metroid: Other M (Wii)
"I'm not entirely convinced Team Ninja can do the series justice, but am willing to wait and see."
Brink (Xbox 360)
Brink (Xbox 360)
"Looks like a cross between Team Fortress, Mirror's Edge and Fallout 3.  Should be a strong Winter release."
Crackdown 2 (Xbox 360)
Crackdown 2 (Xbox 360)
"Not clever, not cerebral, not sophisticated; but if this is anything like the first game it will be a lot of crazy fun.  Four player co-op is most welcome."
Lost Planet 2 (PS3)
Lost Planet 2 (PS3)
"I wasn't a big fan of the first game, but this looks a lot of intense fun, with big monsters and welcome four player co-op."
Split/Second (PS3)
Split/Second (PS3)
"Looks brilliant, action-packed and technically impressive.  Could carry the torch for the classic original Burnout instalments."
ModNation Racers (PS3)
ModNation Racers (PS3)
"A fun karting game which should have unprecedented long-term value.  LittleBigPlanet with wheels."
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