The HMV sponsored GamesMaster Golden Joystick Awards have arrived, and you're all invited to vote and win prizes here! Each week we'll be casting a beady eye over different categories, taking you through the prime contenders before leaving you savvy lot to duke it out in the comments section. This time around, we're talking One to Watch.
We're rubbing our hands with anticipation as we, um... type. Anyways, feast your face orbs over some of the incoming titles - some ginormous IPs like GTA, COD, Halo, GoW, GoW (snap!) and BioShock sitting pretty alongside exciting fresh projects like Watch Dogs and Beyond: Two Souls. What's stoking your fire?
Aliens: Colonial Marines
Colonial Marines is the canonical sequel to Alien 3. Expect to run Xenomorph-crammed gauntlets in a squad-based, HUD-less environment where - you guessed it - no-one can hear you scream...
Total War: Rome 2
Arguably the most celebrated of the epic Total War franchise, CA's return to the Rubicon is powered by startling next-gen tech that infuses battlefields with a visceral, snarling realism.
Star Wars 1313
Level 1313 is a criminal underground deep below the surface of the planet of Coruscant; we're a badass bounty hunter descending into the Cert 18 depths. Stunning looking Force Unleashed-alike.
Beyond: Two Souls
David Cage's latest attempt to merge control pads with celluloid stars Ellen 'Juno' Page - and melds psychic action with moral muddiness. You'll also get to play as an invisible poltergeist-like entity...
Splinter Cell: Blacklist
After shutting down the corrupt Third Echelon, Sam Fisher is tasked to head up - yep - Fourth Echelon. Soon after, a posse of rogue nations go ker-azy and it's up to Sammy to, ahem, defuse the situation.