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 40-31 and head here for the titles ranked 50-41.

40. MAG - PS3, January 29

The thing about MAG, right, is that it's going to be really big. The clue is in the name: Massive Action Game. How massive are we talking? Try "256 players in a single match" massive. With that that many people taking part, there's bound to be someone worse than you - someone you can pick on for easy kills. Then again, there will probably be at least a 100 people who can blow you away with a perfectly-aimed headshot from halfway across the map. This is the first game we've seen in four years from SOCOM developer Zipper Interactive, but something tells us it'll be worth the wait.

39. Darksiders - Xbox 360, PS3, January 8

Vigil Games' third-person post-apocalyptic hack and slash action exploration adventure thing is out this Friday, and we've already played it a whole bunch, but it's still worth a mention in our most anticipated games of the year list. Darksiders is Zelda meets Metroid meets Spawn meets Devil May Cry meets the in-laws (that last one's not true). You play WAR, one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse, who slices and dices his way through millions of demons as he attempts to clear his discredited name. He's got a big sword, chucks cars about and eventually gets to ride a flaming horse. Win.

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thpcplayer

Starcraft 2 has to be the number One. Its in devpt. for 10 years!
Posted 12:16 on 06 January 2010
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Karlius

Was about to blast the Kane and Lynch inclusion. Then read the comments sounds interesting.
Posted 09:51 on 06 January 2010
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Nah it'll be the new Halo game.
Posted 09:50 on 06 January 2010
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El-Dev

I reckon I'll pick up Bad Company 2.
Posted 20:51 on 05 January 2010
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Wido

BC2, Castlevania, darksiders :D
Posted 20:32 on 05 January 2010
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renegade

I thought I could not lose any more faith, then you put Starwars MAG and BF that high TuT Tut

My guess Galaxy 2 will win...
Posted 17:03 on 05 January 2010
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GeNeCyDe1993

Loving this, considering i havnt heard of a few of them, didnt know a new metroid was coming!

When i say heard of them i meant didnt know sequels were coming out for them
Posted 16:10 on 05 January 2010
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SexyJams

Splinter Cell Conviction for me all the way.
I've been so hyped about it :D
Posted 12:53 on 05 January 2010
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thpcplayer

i cant wait for BF BC2 ! IT is looking superb.
FOr me most anticipated game has to be starcraft 2 followed by splinter cell conviction! and heavy rain!
Posted 11:49 on 05 January 2010
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SexyJams

Yeah, Bad Company is supposed to be mega. But I'm actually quite drained of shooters because to MW2 now. I want something more like the Star Wars, or an open world game.
Posted 11:40 on 05 January 2010
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dazzadavie

Bf:BC2 is a bit high up the list for my liking.
Posted 11:35 on 05 January 2010
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SexyJams

Quite a lot of these are for the Wii.
I'm genuinely excited about Kane & Lynch 2, the trailers look ridiculous, or rather, the 'teasers'.
Force Unleashed II looks pretty cool. Never played the first one, but this might be one to enter into.
Awesome article VG!
Posted 11:33 on 05 January 2010

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