I think I’ve mentioned numerous times the depth of this winters video game release schedule. I’ve extolled numerous titles and their impending greatness. It wasn’t until I decided to put a complete list together that the magnitude of this seasons offerings really hit home. This will be, in no uncertain terms, the greatest video game season of all time. There have been some great runs in the past, such as the fall that HalfLife came out (1998 – HL, Zelda 64, MGS, Madden 99), but this will be epic.

This will be my last mention of the subject, but I do truly believe that there is a time in every consoles lifecycle where it really shines. This will be a year when 360 owners are glad they have the system that they do. Looking ahead to next year, it looks like a good year for the PS3, but this winter firmly belongs to the Xbox. Now, that all these games, and likewise their developers, are being wrapped up it’ll be interesting to see after the start of ’08 which platform people will develop their next project for. I’m going to predict a video game drought next spring, but a resurgence of diverse (in both idea and platform) titles in the later half of 2008. It’s a good time to be a gamer, that’s for sure.

Continue on for the far from complete, but fairly extensive list…

Here is a mostly-complete list of the major titles hitting between August and January ’08 for the 360 and the PC. I’ve edited out the children’s titles and titles I doubted anyone would be interested in (CSI games, I’m looking at you). Those of which I’ve already relegated funds towards (pre-ordered) are marked in bold. I technically want 99% of this list, but some just take priority over others.

Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
Release Date: 8/1/2007

Moto Gp 2007
Release Date: 8/4/2007

Madden NFL 08
Release Date: 8/14/2007

Release Date: 8/21/2007

Medal of Honor Airborne
Release Date: 8/27/2007

Blue Dragon
Release Date: 8/28/2007

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08
Release Date: 8/28/2007

Blazing Angels 2
Release Date: 8/28/2007

The Orange Box (Half Life 2 collection)
Release Date: 9/1/2007

Release Date: 9/1/2007

Strike Force Red Cell
Release Date: 9/1/2007

Battlefield: Bad Company
Release Date: 9/1/2007

Release Date: 9/2/2007

Mass Effect
Release Date: 9/3/2007

Release Date: 9/3/2007

Dark Messiah Might Magic
Release Date: 9/4/2007

NHL 08
Release Date: 9/11/2007

Burnout 5
Release Date: 9/11/2007

Project Gotham 4
Release Date: 9/11/2007

Release Date: 9/12/2007

Eternal Sonata
Release Date: 9/17/2007

Halo 3
Release Date: 9/25/2007

Sega Rally Revo
Release Date: 9/25/2007

King of Fighters MI 2.5
Release Date: 9/30/2007

NBA Live 08
Release Date: 10/2/2007

Mobile Ops One Year War
Release Date: 10/4/2007

Release Date: 10/9/2007

Release Date: 10/15/2007

Beautiful Katamari
Release Date: 10/1/2007

Virtua Fighter 5
Release Date: 10/15/2007

Grand Theft Auto IV
Release Date: 10/16/2007

Guitar Hero 3
Release Date: 10/28/07

Need for Speed: Prostreet Collector’s Edition
Release Date: 10/30/2007

Ace Combat 6
Release Date: 11/1/2007

Assassin’s Creed
Release Date: 11/13/2007

Army of Two
Release Date: 11/13/2007

Unreal Tournament III
Release Date: 11/15/2007

Rock Band
Release Date: 11/20/2007

Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway
Release Date: 12/1/2007

Resident Evil 5
Release Date: 1/1/2008

Soul Caliber 4
Release Date: 1/1/2008

Devil May Cry 4
Release Date: 1/1/2008

Frontlines: Fuel of War
Release Date: 1/2008

Dark Sector
Release Date: 1/31/2008


(Not including those available for the 360 or other platforms: Madden 08, BioShock, MoH, Tiger Woods, Frontlines, etc)
Release Date: 9/11/2007

World in Conflict
Release Date: 9/18/2007

Tabula Rasa
Release Date: 10/2/2007

Hellgate: London
Release Date: 10/2007

Empire Earth 3
Release Date: 10/2007

Left 4 Dead
Release Date: 11/13/2007

Unreal Tournament III Collector’s Edition
Release Date: 11/15/2007

That my friends, is quite a list. I’m not sure which will happen first, my thumbs falling off or my band account being completely drained. I’m betting on bank account. 🙂

Matt out.