Looking to kick the tires of the newly updated (and now universal) TouchArcade App [Free] and its ability to add multiple games to your watch list from a single article, try this on for size. We dug into the archives and found the ten most anticipated upcoming iOS games amongst TouchArcade app users. This list is based on the number of people who have tapped the watch list slider. We're going to do lots more of these types of articles in the future, so if you want to see something you're excited about here, make sure you add it to your watch list.

Anyway, on with the show:

10. Real Racing 3 - Firemint joined forces with Iron Monkey and Real Racing 3 is the first announced title for the new studio. They've got a lot to live up to between Real Racing [$2.99 / $4.99 (HD)] and Real Racing 2 [$4.99 / $6.99 (HD)], so hopefully Real Racing 3 completes the trilogy of really great racing games.

9. Wild Blood - Gameloft's legendary Unreal Engine game that I feel like has been talked about in some form or another basically since Unreal made the jump to the iPhone. Allegedly, it's almost here, and judging by Gameloft's typical PR cycle of releasing increasingly revealing trailers I'm thinking we'll see it very soon.

8. The Other Brothers - A really slick-looking pixel-art-packed platformer that we've had our eyes on for quite some time now. Unfortunately, following a failed Kickstarter it's unclear what the future of The Other Brothers holds. Hopefully, it involves the App Store in one way or another.

7. Ultima Forever - I know it's foolish of me to think that this free to play online reboot of the Ultima series will be anything like my beloved Ultima Online... But, until I'm proven wrong on that I'm going to remain incredibly hopeful.

6. Drifter - A space game of epic proportions, and the guys behind it have been teasing me for far too long with the potential of a preview build. Oh, and Drifter also recently was on the receiving end of a successful Kickstarter so when it does eventually launch I'm expecting for BIG things.

5. Bladeslinger - Dubbed "that western-themed Infinity Blade" on our forums, Bladeslinger seems to have been "coming soon" for eternity. The last release date estimate was sometime in May, which, obviously, has passed by quite a while. Hopefully we see more details from the developers soon.

4. Lili - We know next to nothing about this game aside from what you can see in the trailer, and that it's powered by Unreal. That seems like a decent reason to me to be excited.

3. Star Command - Originally pitched as something along the lines of Game Dev Story meets Star Trek, Star Command has the wealth of not one but two Kickstarters behind it. Hopefully that means it'll be released soon.

2. Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition - If you never got around to playing the original (and fantastic, I might add) Baldur's Gate when it was first released many moons ago, you're in luck. Everything we've seen so far regarding the iOS "enhanced" remake looks absolutely incredible. I can't wait.

1. Infinity Blade: Dungeons - Is anyone surprised that this game would be number one in this list? Infinity Blade [$5.99] and/or Infinity Blade II [$5.99] would be on anyone's short list of the best games of the App Store, so, naturally, folks are pretty excited for Dungeons.

  • Wikilix

    Where's Forgotten Memories?!?

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      Not in the top ten. 😉

      • Wikilix

        It is in my world...):

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  • MidianGTX

    Loving the iPad support, not a single stray pixel to be seen. Just added five games to my watch list without a problem too.

  • Firetruck94

    I really want to play lili

  • Jensen_G

    I've long since learned to keep myself from looking forward to any GameLoft releases, as I have yet to see one since the early days of iPhone (when we felt lucky to be getting  games put out by a well-funded publisher at all), and not feeling the love with Wild Blood, but who knows, maybe they will surprise…

    Sorry to see that vaporware like Bladeslinger gets inclusion

    Really looking forward to IB: Dungeons and especially BG, though the BG release was originally promised by summer, and now is pushed to "2012"

    My own #1? FIFA 13! The swipe to order a run mechanic was great from 2012 (and unique to touch devices, impossible to replicate on a console), but it was also clear that some additional polish was needed. Regardless, Fifa 12 was a blast to play, and I really have high hopes for Fifa 13 on iOS.

    [edit] FIFA 13 isn't even listed in the TouchArcade app. Why would that be, when there have already been articles in TA about it?

    • http://www.facebook.com/epicbawksy Hans Kisaragi

      Wild blood will be a premium game if that helps.

    • Cause007

      Agreeing with anything Gameloft and vaporware. I'd personally have included Oceanhorn and Republique. I think I look more forward to the yet-to-be announced Infinity Blade 3 than any already announced Gameloft game. (Hopefully Apple's Sept. 12th conference will introduce it, or Epic will at least say they've started production).

      • Decoy_Octopus

        Gameloft, EA, Popcap, and Firemint are the only good developers on IOS. It's everthing else in the appstore thats vaporware.

      • WarMachine

        Gameloft is just plain no. Cant speak for the rest but Chair, Illusion Labs, and Square Enix should be included in that list of yours.

    • chamuscao

      Wait, you call Bladeslinger vaporware while the beta testing phase is starting, and you say that your most anticipated game is FIFA 13, which is FIFA 12 v.2.
      Something is wrong here.

    • Bytebrain

      Baldur's Gate release hasn't been pushed. Release date is September 18 on Windows & Mac. The game is being submitted sometime prior to that date to Apple, and it's up to their vetting efficiency if the iPad release follow suit on Sept. 18.

      September still counts as a summer month. 🙂

    • curtisrshideler

      I'm right there with ya. Probably won't buy any of these ten. Maybe BG. But definitely can't wait for FiFA 13! Still firing up FIFA 12 on both my iPhone and iPad.

  • ImJPaul

    Where is Republique?! You can't even tell me any of these games (excluding IB:D, of course) look better then a game of that magnitude. Very good list though. Minus a few I'm totally with you.

  • Michael Matzat

    StarCommand is somewhat dated now. I think by the end of september if nothing goes wrong. 

  • NoahDavid

    The links from the app don't take you to the page where you can add them to your watch list, FYI.

  • Bi88les

    What about 'Frozen Synapse' ?!!
    The world NEEDS the iPad version!!

  • zman2100

    I guess it's pretty safe to say that IB Dungeons is coming with the next-gen iPhone launch? Seems like we were all ready for it to release months ago and here we are still waiting.

    • ImJPaul

      Idk if anyone truly shares my anger for this. I've been waiting so longggggggg.

  • R Skse

    Street Fighter X Tekken

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000550362553 Klas Segeljakt

    I think everyone and I mean everyone forgot Ravensword 2. It has as good graphics as Skyrim for god sake.

    • http://twitter.com/Rage_boi Vince


    • Decoy_Octopus

      People on this site make comments just to make them. You know Skyrim's graphics are better than Ravensword 2's

  • dogface

    Vectrex Regeneration for me. Although, I guess that's multiple games.

  • http://twitter.com/eduo eduo

    Where oh where is the love for oceanhorn here? tsk tsk

  • http://twitter.com/G3NNRAL_DEV Andre Pulmenti

    Wild Blood & Infinity Blade: Dungeons look awesome right now but Ravenswordn 2 isn't on the list?

  • http://www.facebook.com/conan.alasad Conan Alasad

     very nice

  • The#1

    Im waiting for joe danger!

  • lr1919

    Nice list. I'd like to be annoying and mention what's been on my list for freaking ever - Prevail.

    • Unfrozen

      You are not the only one who has been looking forward to Prevail immensely. All the tweets from Johnny Two Shoes has kept this near the top of my list.

  • x173x

    What about Tim Shafers adventure game... They had a very successful kickstarter too.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000797981241 Dora Breckinridge

    Hah, Ultima Online. I met my husband-to-be in Ultima Online... wow, ten years ago. We've been married five years and can't bring ourselves to discontinue the accounts yet.

    I am excited for Baldur's Gate, and even more excited for Baldur's Gate 2 next year!

  • yocdub

    I wish battle bears royal was there

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002244523027 Alexander Law

    Some of the games look sweet, but really, Drifter looks like a lame rip-off of galaxy on fire 3d, the original 1st gen java based version of GOF2. Effectively, a step back from the space shooter genre

    • Unfrozen

      You should really take a deeper look into the project. Drifter doesn't have the eye melting graphics of GoF2 but it features a massive procedurally generated galaxy with a very open world concept. The intrigue of discovering an unique galaxy might not be for everyone but I for one can't wait to dive into that sandbox.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1514350726 Laura Contreras Ramirez

        A game that doesn't have top notch graphics? not worth playing obviously

      • Onikage725

        Some of us want VIDEO games. Some of us want video GAMES. To each his/her own.

  • +MasterG+

    Street Fighter X Tekken

  • fastbridge

    Where is nyz2. It's probably gonna be better then every game on this list. It should have gotten a spot. And forgotten memories should have taking a spot as well

  • Espekayen

    Some of you are talking like TA selected the games to put in this list. They didn't. It's based on what readers and users of the TA app are most anticipating. TA are merely relaying that information to us.

    Nice idea for an article, by the way.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/YXWW7GBVIUTV3F7KVEO5HISKNU Brandon B

      Thank You for pointing this fact out. The games in this list are based off of the games selected in the upcoming games watch list.
      One could still argue that TA does have some influence over this list based on the articles they write. Every time an article is published for an upcoming game gives the readers a chance to add it to the watch list. Infinity Blade: Dungeons has a greater opportunity to be on the list then Forgotten Memories given that there haven't been any articles on Forgotten Memories therefore no watch-list to select.
      Then again, quantity of articles about an upcoming game is usually equally proportional to the hype.

  • http://twitter.com/NOVAinc Lucas

    I wish everyone still remembered afterlife ground zero... now THAT'S a game I'd love to see released, looked much better than wild blood even in early stages.. wonder what happened with it


  • DecafTable

    Why isn't Infinity Blade 3 on here?? More then likely it will be by end of year or possibly early next. This reigns king, even over dungeons!

  • SniperSwag23

    Where's Modern Combat 4? It's officially announce 🙂

  • MrAlbum

    I do believe the article based its findings on the number of times upcoming games were added to people's watch lists. This in no way indicates whether or not ANY of these games are BETTER OR WORSE than the other. It is simply based on a statistic independent of actual quality.

    Just thought I'd point that out ^_^

    • Nate

      Thank you for the useful definition of "most anticipated" and your careful reading of the third sentence of the article.  

      Just out of curiosity, what sort of statistic would measure the "actual quality" of games that in many cases haven't even been completed, let a lone released?

      • http://twitter.com/Rage_boi Vince

        Thank you for your patronizing post too. There has been no attempt to quantify the 'actual quality' of these games because..that is the not the point of this list? >.>

        I fail to understand why you were so rude to someone who just wanted to politely  point out something to people who obviously didn't do any 'careful reading of the third sentence of the article'

      • MrAlbum

        I don't think he was "rude". He showed appreciation for the content of my post, and asked a tangentially related question. It wasn't rude on the surface, at least.

        As to that tangential question he asked, I don't think there IS a way to measure quality in an upcoming game, because many things can change between preview/beta builds and release builds. All the "previews" that come out, do so for the purpose of hype and anticipation for something that MIGHT be good when finished and released. Kind of like previews in a movie theater: it doesn't matter if a preview/trailer is awesome. The movie could still be really, really bad.

      • Onikage725

        I speak Internet well enough to spot thinly-veiled sarcasm when I see it :p

  • willem b

    Battleheart 2

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  • Muhammad Hanafi Abd Latif

    Where is bad piggies? Lol.

  • Fabiano Morais

    Only Gameloft could use someting like the Unreal engine to create environments that look like an average Playstation 2 game. I mean, look at those god-awful piles of snow.

  • gian888

    Dude infinity blade dungeons is going to be boss just like they said! Cant wait but there are some games they should of replaced for some games that are high on the list.

  • danijel korov

    WILD BLOOD IS RELEASED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • ImJPaul

      What country are you in?!

      • ImJPaul

        Just confirmed it through twitter. I almost called you a name because I'm in the US and checked and there wasn't anything. But in reality I just have to wait 11 more hours. Thanks for the heads up. Haha

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  • Primoz

    Ravensword 2...?

  • Keithustus

    TA, if you are going to use "most watch listed" as you criterion, then make sure that we can add the games we are most interested in to our watch lists! How do I add Frozen Synapse, which I've been waiting a year for, or Double Fine Adventure?

    • Espekayen

      Search for both titles in the TA app and then tap on the Add to Watch List button to add them.

      • Keithustus

        Of course I've done that. But the FS search results in Frozen Finder, Frozen Bubble 1, Frozen Bubble 2, Synapse Party Game, etc., and searching for Double Fine Adventure only gives Bubble Shooter Classic, Finger Pengo, Hyper Crush: The 8-Bit..., etc.

  • WarMachine

    Wild Blood AKA Kingdoms of Amalur. Also is that really using unreal engine. Looks like the same engine they used for all other games

  • CaptYadierPR

    Street Fighter X Tekken should be in that list

  • zeron_tlc

    You can still bring "The Other Brothers" to iOS. It's now on Indiegogo and has 39 days left of funding.

  • zeron_tlc

    You can still make The Other Bothers happen on iOS.
    It's now on Indiegogo and the campaign still runs for 39 days.
    Please share this link if you want to see the game coming to life.

  • astranberg

    Missing 3 Games

    3. infinity of God (?)
    2. Dungeons of Dredmor!!
    1. Frozen Synapse!!!!!!!!!!!

  • The_Unflattered

    Games I pray get ported / finished:

    *Age Of Wonders 2 - like HoMM w/ better combat.
    *Moonbase Commander - the best budget-ware game I ever played
    *Silent Storm - c'mon, Nival.
    *Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars - the only one actually announced here.
    *Hidden & Dangerous II
    * that Warhammer game w/ the Hunters 2 engine. (also announced).

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  • Gamer_Kev

    I really I really like the new iPad version of your TA app. I've had the app for a long time on my iPod touch but was just using a web browser for visiting TA on my iPad because I didn't like using it with the low res look on my iPad, but now it's really nice to use on my iPad. B(btw, I was signed in on the browser as Kevin Roberts as I was using a different account to sign in, but now I'm using my actual TA account to post.)

    But digressing, I'm disappointed about The Other Brothers not managing to get enough funding. I hope they find another alternative. I was looking forward to that game. I'm guessing that as more and more developers start using Kickstarter, the harder it's going to become to obtain funding that way.

    I'm also looking forward to Baldur's Gate. Though my last play through of it was only about 6 month ago. I hope it supports my iPad, but if it doesn't, it will be something to look forward to in the future. I have both games installed on my Netbook and currently have a game of the second one going.

  • Bliquid

    IB 1 and 2 just had a price drop, Apple conference/ iPhone 5 presentation in 2 days...
    Is the time for IB:Dungeons come?

  • http://twitter.com/Sanuku Sanuku

    This list can`t be valid since it`s not containing any Cat Game 😀

  • exosyn

    Feel like heroes of o&c or NYC zombies2 should be on this list.

    • exosyn

      And wild blood turned out to be s*** anyways.