Far Cry 3

Release: Q4 for 360/PS3/PC

If Far Cry 3 improves on Far Cry 2 as much as that game improved on the first Far Cry, we may have a game of the year contender on our hands. While the second entry's combat and AI could have used more polish, the world—a dense African jungle—was second to none in its class. 3's island setting may be just what this series needs to continue evolving.