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Gearing Up For Battle - Our Most Anticipated Military Games

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Posted March 27, 2012 - By Sophie Prell




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Hopefully, our most anticipated military games will satiate your hunger of the front lines until Bomb Patrol Afghanistan debuts at 10PM ET on G4. So until the boys of Navy EOD platoon 3-4-2 return, check out these games that will put you in the heat of battle without having to leave your couch.

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier First Look Preview

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier

Release Date: May 22, 2012

Explosions are awesome. We can pretty much all agree on that, right? But sometimes we need to take step back, slow things down a bit, and really appreciate all the hard work that goes into making the perfect military operation. Future Soldier may not be handing out destruction on the scale of Modern Warfare 3, but our hearts get pumping and we hold our breath just as much whenever we see more of this return to Tom Clancy's pseudo, not-quite-sci-fi military shooter franchise.

With controls that remove that pesky stiffness so indicative of the current console generation's first wave of titles, plus an emphasis on teamwork and coordination, we're ready to believe again. Not just in the Tom Clancy brand, not just in military shooters, but also in the ability of strangers to work together over the Internet to reach a common goal. You know, as opposed to them screaming profanities so vulgar they'd make Tarantino blush.

Besides, have you seen that video of Future Soldier with Kinect? Hey Minority Report, the future is now!

Medal Of Honor Warfighter Pre-Order Bonus Detailed

Medal of Honor: Warfighter

Release Date: Oct. 23, 2012

Okay, so it has a silly name. We're willing to let that slide though, especially since Warfighter looks to bring a lot more to the table than its predecessor. Better graphics thanks to the Frostbite 2 engine, a release on the Wii U, and perhaps most importantly, no awkward “is it tasteless” controversy of playing as the Taliban. This time around, you gear up with the best of the best from around the world to take down the terrorists. Think of it as Captain Planet with a whole lot of C4.

Speaking of which, the single player campaign will focus on real life stories of Tier 1 operations. Get in, get out, and leave no trace of your existence except for a pile of bad guy bodies. This time it’s more than just “Go USA.” We’re fighting the world right beside us. The multiplayer will be developed by Danger Close Games, which has a longstanding history with the franchise. And while we would hate to see the series reduced to another “and this year” style franchise that swaps out with Battlefield every other year (as has been vaguely hinted at), we'll remain cautiously optimistic for now.

Spec Ops The Line

Spec Ops: The Line

Release Date: June 26, 2012

The series is back with a vengeance, this time taking cues from the novel “Heart of Darkness” by Joseph Conrad. For those who never paid attention in Freshman Literature, this classic tale that you should have read by now is largely a story about man's inhumanity to man, and was eventually adapted into the popular film, “Apocalypse Now.” In other words, it looks like The Line will be taking a much more serious tone to the warfare that players experience, with a much more story-driven experience.

For those who are out for the next shooter fix and just love the smell of napalm in the morning, the team hasn't forgotten you. The graphics are fantastic, and Yager Development has also created an engine that whips up massive sandstorms, which can drastically and dynamically change the way you'll play. There's no game quite like Spec Ops: The Line, and for that, we're excited.

Rainbow 6 Patriots

Rainbow 6: Patriots

Release Date: 2013

This game almost speaks for itself. Just utter the name Rainbow 6 and devoted fans will come a-calling, hungry for more of the well-tuned, nuanced gameplay. Like most of the entries on this list, we – surprise, surprise – don't know much about Patriots right now. We know that a new story will set you and your squad in New York City, where a group calling themselves the “True Patriots” have taken up arms against those they feel have financially wronged them and the U.S. economy.

There seems to be a lot of interesting motifs present in the story, touching on everything from fascism and the role of the U.S. government to corporations and the rights of the American people. And through it all, the tone is decidedly dark. If you haven't seen the Rainbow 6: Patriots concept video, do so now. If you can stomach it, that is. In this game journalist's opinion, there hasn't been a trailer so gut-wrenchingly and tear-jerkingly sad since Dead Island.

Should the game prove to be as tactical, exhilarating, emotionally engaging and complex as it appears to be, we'll all be very eager to get our hands on it. With tissues at the ready, of course. 

Video game war is one thing, but if you want the real story, you have to watch Bomb Patrol Afghanistan. All new episodes of G4’s hit show, Bomb Patrol Afghanistan start @ 10PM ET. Watch it! Follow Bomb Patrol Afghanistan on Facebook!

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