When going through my highly-anticipated games, I can't believe I completely neglected to mention Gun. The premise seems to be Grand Theft Auto meets the Wild West.
Which is a fucking awesome concept. And judging by some of the new gameplay trailers out, it looks like they might nail it.
Western games have been, to put it mildly, sub-par. There have been one or two to stand out. The most compelling one I've seen to date (but never got a chance to play, thanks to the dead X-Box) was Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath.
Red Dead Revolver was okay, play-wise. A bit repetitive -- and peppered with annoying boss fights.
Still, Gun's way up on the list. A little of the old ultraviolence. I'm not looking forward to the public outcry when some clueless parent realizes they bought their ten-year-old a game in which they might speak to prostitutes -- and never mind the scalping.