2009 is done and dusted, but there's an awful lot to look forward to in 2010. Over the next week we'll bring you our 50 most anticipated games of the year. It's fair to say that gamers appear to be in for quite a treat in 2010, should most of these titles make their expected release dates and deliver on their early promise. The year will bring everything from MMOs and single-player JRPGs to mature adventure games and visceral first-person shooters. Read on for games 10-1. Missed the earlier entries in our Top 50 countdown? You'll find 50-41 here, 40-31 here, 30-21 here and 20-11 here.

10. Split/Second - PS3, Xbox 360, PC, May

Forget about Deal or No Deal - here's a game show we'd really like to watch: A futuristic competition in which drivers race around enormous soundstages, triggering virtual hazards to knock their competitors off course. It's not coming to your TV set any time soon, sadly, but thanks to Black Rock Studios you'll able to play it for yourself, later this year. We've already tried it out a couple of times, and its shaping up rather well: it's fast, the graphics ooze style, and the PowerPlay attacks are highly satisfying. A racing game where you can cause a jet plane to come crashing down the track - right into the car behind you? Yes please!

9. Rage - Xbox 360, PS3, PC

Rage has an awful lot going for it. For a start, it's the first new IP we’ve had from id Software in 10 years, and given that this is the company that brought us Doom and Quake, that’s a pretty big reason to get excited. Then there are the insanely detailed graphics – they’re slick enough to compare with the visuals in Killzone 2, but the game itself seems to be operating on a much larger, semi-open-world scale. And finally, there’s the post-apocalyptic-style setting. Sure, we’ve had a few games do the Mad Max thing lately, but id is the kind of developer that does a great line in horrifying, puke-in-yer-gob mutants. Surely it won’t be long before we get our first hands-on time with the game. Here’s hoping.

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guyderman

I'm not that excited about Fable 2 at no. 7 - I've already played it! :)
Posted 12:22 on 08 January 2010

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altaranga@ sonic_freak

They changed it from Fable II to Fable III after guyderman's post.

At the time of writing guyderman was correct. :)

Edit: I'm seriously thinking of selling my Xbox 360 (plus games) and buying a PS3 in its place. The PS3 games coming out this year look excellent.
Posted 10:06 on 10 January 2010
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sonic_freak@ guyderman

That's Fable 3 they have on the list not Fable 2 lol!
Posted 03:02 on 10 January 2010
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Diesel22

Damn too late NO Gears 3
Posted 22:54 on 09 January 2010
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altaranga@ thpcplayer

In that case remind me never to call for you if I'm in danger, spidey.

Gears of War 3: Next Gen.

Belive me when I say I am more than disappointed.
Posted 20:08 on 08 January 2010
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JediKnight

Looking forward to Galaxy...so I can play something on the Wii.

And Halo Reach.

Heavy Rain looks amazing and will hold off until it comes out.
Posted 18:30 on 08 January 2010
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Edito

Great List but Fable hummm doesn't sound good but i wasn't surprised with Last Guardian @ top of the list cause im to busy in this one im a PS3 fan but im a Halo fan too and i can't wait to see Reach... but with no doubt PS3 has a strong line up this year and with a bit of luck this year could be the YEAR lets hope and hope MS and xbox have a good year without stealing PS exclusives lol...
Posted 17:09 on 08 January 2010
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GeNeCyDe1993

Fully impressed with the list there guys :) Im honestly considering gettign a Ps3 just for The Last Guardian when it comes out...if its anything like SOTC then it will be unmissable.
Posted 16:26 on 08 January 2010
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MJTH

Great top 50, really looking for to super mario galaxy 2, but a little disapointed that no tatsunoko vs capcom on this list but i'll live. ;)
Posted 16:25 on 08 January 2010
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rbevanx@ Karlius

Well with all the hype I'm expecting Alan Wake to be a classic. It better be good Karlius, your reputation is at stake man :tounge:
Posted 16:09 on 08 January 2010
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El-Dev

I definatley be getting 3 out of the top 10 maybe more. This year is gonna be good!
Posted 16:06 on 08 January 2010
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pblive

I want them all! :D

The Last Guardian looks excellent in particular.
Posted 15:44 on 08 January 2010
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thpcplayer@ altaranga

no. it's not UT 4 . It is gears 3. My spidey sense tells me that :p
Posted 15:41 on 08 January 2010
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altaranga

Gears 3 won't be out until the next-gen console release. So about 4 years time.

But there was an Unreal cryptic teaser a couple of months ago, hinting at a possible new Epic game for 2010. Perhaps a new Unreal Tournament? Who knows?
Posted 15:38 on 08 January 2010
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Karlius

I can understand the lack of anticipation for Alan Wake. As it's been due for years and is hard to build up anticipation for. However once a firm date is set I'm sure we'll all be blown away!
Posted 15:37 on 08 January 2010
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thpcplayer@ Karlius

I agree. It will be biggest 360 exclusive not halo reach by any means. that's just a remake O.o. it should be in top 5 but it aint even in top 50 lol
I would have had alan wake much higher. Somewhere in top 10 methinks.
Posted 15:33 on 08 January 2010

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