It was 85 degrees this weekend and it was beautiful.  Although I didn’t have much time to really make any big updates on the site., I did have time to make a top 5 list….

Here are wriXeL’s the Top 5 anticipated PS3 games as of April, 26 2009:

#5.  Assassin’s Creed 2

Assassinin’s Creed II (or Assassin’s Creed 2) is an upcoming sandbox-style action-adventure video game being developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft, the sequel to Assassin’s Creed. It is set to be released worldwide around Christmas 2009 on the Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Wii and Xbox 360 platforms.

While not much is known of the plot yet, it has been confirmed that the player will assume the role of a nobleman and assassin named Ezio Auditore de Firenze. Like Altaïr from the first game, Ezio is an ancestor of Desmond Miles, the modern assassin that has been captured by Abstergo Industries.  Ezio is a young noble who lost his family to rival families.

He is shown to have dual assassin’s blades. The game is set to take place in Renaissance Italy, during the Carnival of Venice in the year 1476, which is 285 years after the first game.  Like the characters in Assassin’s Creed, historical figures will be present in the game including Leonardo da Vinci, Niccolò Machiavelli, Caterina Sforza, and Lorenzo de’ Medici.

Here is a trailer from the first game:

#4. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is an upcoming video game in development by Naughty Dog and to be published by Sony Computer Entertainment exclusively for the PlayStation 3.  It is the sequel to the highly successful Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune.
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves picks up a couple of years after the story in Uncharted ends. Similar to the previous story, Drake’s new adventure revolves around an unsolved historical mystery – this time surrounding Marco Polo and his doomed voyage home from China in 1292. After spending almost 20 years in the court of the emperor Kublai Khan, Marco Polo departed with 14 ships and over 600 passengers and crew – but when he arrived at his destination a year and a half later, only one ship remained, and only 18 of the passengers had survived. Although Marco Polo described almost every other aspect of his journeys in minute detail, he never revealed what happened to the ships that were lost.

So Drake, attracted by the potential treasure to be found and inspired by the intrigue around this historical mystery, embarks on a quest to find Marco Polo’s lost fleet. But he soon discovers that Marco Polo was hiding a much greater secret – he had gone on a secret expedition on behalf of the emperor to find the mythical kingdom of Shambhala, otherwise known as Shangri-La, and to recover the legendary Cintamani Stone, the wish-fulfilling jewel of Buddhist mythology. The stone is described by Marco Polo as a massive raw sapphire which, if it truly exists, would be worth billions of dollars today. These discoveries set Drake on a new course, following Marco Polo’s 700-year-old trail through a diverse range of exotic environments to find out if the lost city of Shambhala, rumored to lie deep in the Himalayas, really exists. Following him on his quest will be Chloe Frazer, a new character voiced by Claudia Black of Stargate SG-1 and Farscape.

#3. Bioshock 2

Does this game really need an introduction?

Set ten years after the events of BioShock, a number of towns around the world have been reporting kidnappings of young girls by attackers described as “thin”, with red lights often reported as either being worn by the attacker or spotted nearby in the sea. This single attacker, who is the Big Sister, one of the Little Sisters from the first entry in the series, has mechanized herself in a similar fashion to the Big Daddies — and has become the ruler of the underwater city of Rapture, which under her control has reached an equilibrium in which she “actively maintains the city’s infrastructure, and viciously hunts anyone down who disrupts the balance of power”; Tenenbaum, discoverer of ADAM and original creator of the Little Sisters, states that the Big Sister has begun kidnapping girls and turning them “into creatures…like her”.

#2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

OK the trailer is kinda weak, but if you have played the first game then you know COD:MW2 is going to be awesome.

#1. God of War 3

God of War III takes place where the end of God of War II left off, with Kratos upon Gaia’s back eager to exact vengeance on the Gods and make them “suffer”. As seen in the trailers, the whereabouts of the Blade of Olympus are unknown, even though Kratos had been wielding the blade at the ending of God of War II. Little information has been released on the battle between the Gods and Titans that will explain the end of Greek Mythology. A more recent screen shot shows Helios on his knees with a bloodied face, Kratos is also in the picture grasping the god’s head, about to tear it off with his bare hands. Helios’ head is a since confirmed weapon, also confirming his death at an unknown point into the game. Seen in a gameplay trailer are iron or bronze boots with wings on them that greatly augment Kratos’ acrobatic abilities. The wings and nature of the boots suggest that Kratos, at some point in the game, battles and kills Hermes, before taking his boots.

So thats the list!  Let me know what you think!  Did I miss any really cool games?

What are you looking foward too?