46. Ghost Recon - Expected 2010
OK. We know nothing about this one, but it's a new Ghost Recon game from Ubisoft and therefore we're pretty excited about it. If the leaked name is correct, the publisher is dropping the Advanced Warfare series and going with "Predator", a title we reckon will mean gamers are in for a more action packed, high-tech weaponry shooter. First-person or third-person? It's anyone's guess at the moment. While the most recent games in the franchise have been third-person on consoles, they were first-person on the PC, and Ubi's other franchise, Rainbow Six, did very well combining the two. We're going to plump for a third-person, cover-based shooter, primarily set in the jungle, where players get to use a cloaking device. You heard it here first.
45. Command and Conquer 4 - PC, March 19
Command & Conquer 4 will mark the end of an era, concluding the Tiberium Saga plotline that began way back in 1996. That's the theory, anyway: C&C4 should certainly tie up a few loose ends, but it's hard to see EA completely abandoning such a well-established franchise. In any case, C&C4 will also murder a few of the series' sacred cows. There's no resource gathering, base-building is now only a minor gameplay element, while your Mobile Construction Vehicle (MCV) is now a mobile factory that leads your troops into battle. Long-term fans may take these changes as a massive slap to their veteran chops, but we like the new formula: it's swift, it's dynamic and it has the potential to be extremely addictive.