The list author says: "The holiday season is upon us again and with it comes a plethora of new games to play. This is my own personal list, so you might not agree with everything on it, but for the most part, I've got the good stuff covered."
"The Battlefield games are the biggest competition to Call of Duty these days. With wide open maps, different classes and kits, and realistic combat and graphics, BF3 will definitely give CoD a run for its money."
"Sonic games have really sucked, lately. The blue blur has had a tough transition from 2D to 3D. However, Generations looks to be a return to the old days. So far, we've only seen a 2D demo, but even if only half the game is in 2D, then it'll be worth it."
"The Uncharted games are definitely my favorite games on the PS3. They're fantastic platformer/adventure games with wonderful stories, great characters, amazing graphics and a sense of wonder that you don't find in most games."
"Everyone who owns a video game console will be playing this come November. This is the big, yearly title that you're going to hear about until they announce the next one. Small maps than BF3 and (in my opinion) a slightly more organized customization system makes MW3 an awesome holiday game."
"This one is a no-brainer. Elder Scrolls V is going to be one of the biggest games of the year, both figuratively and literally. This game is going to be packed with content, so much of it not even relating to the main story. You can spend hours, even days, playing an Elder Scrolls game and never once complete a story mission."
"The Assassin's Creed franchise has definitely come a long way since its inception. Mechanics have become fluid, the story has fleshed itself out, and the entire thing feels like an adventure. This will (according to Ubisoft) be the last game to feature Ezio and will be the first time we have gotten to play as Altiar for a while."
"It was only a matter of time, but they finally remade the original Halo in HD for current generation consoles. Honestly, I don't know how many people they're going to get to leave Halo: Reach to play it, but I know I'll definitely be playing."
"The Lego games are kind of a guilty pleasure for me. I have loved them since the first one came out and haven't stopped. After Lego Batman, Lego Harry Potter is probably my favorite and I've been waiting patiently for the finale."
"This is the only Wii game on my list (although I might be interested in "Kirby's Return to Dream Land"). Skyward Sword promises to be something completely new and take the franchise places it has never been before. Whether this is true or not remains to be seen, but I've never played a Zelda game I didn't like."