It’s the start of the New Year and time for PTOM’s annual Hugest Games feature! With so many great games in the works, it was difficult to trim our list to a mere 14 titles. But it was even harder choosing the stars from that select company to grace our cover. In the end, we went with Ninja Gaiden 3’s Ryu Hayabusa, Mass Effect 3’s Commander Shepard, and DmC: Devil May Cry’s Dante because they simply looked totally badass together.
We’ve also got new info on Hitman: Absolution, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, and the recently announced Rainbow 6: Patriots. And with PS Vita’s launch on the horizon, check out our hands-on impressions for a number of launch titles. And just for fun, our “Around the World in 96 Games” feature offers lessons in geography and culture based on information culled from PlayStation games. It’s everything you need to know about the world that you couldn’t be bothered to learn in school because you were too busy playing games.
PTOM also reflects back on the year that was 2011, looks to the future with some New Year’s resolution suggestions for Sony, and give our final verdicts on the last batch of games from this holiday season.
Some of our big reviews this issue are the highly anticipated Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, but it’s our head-to-head review feature for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3 that’s sure to inspire the most debate. We’ve already started receiving *ahem* heated comments from subscribers who have already received their issues.
Regardless of these occasional differences in opinion, though, it’s great to be part of the PlayStation family. So hug it out, peoples! And have a safe, prosperous, and happy New Year.