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CVG Most Wanted: Xbox

Feature: CVG recognises the best upcoming titles

What's this then? The CVG Most Wanted award - that blue spot brandished across this page - recognises those games in development which the CVG editors themselves are most looking forward to playing.

The specially trained artists in our crack production laboratory (the bloke in the corner of the office next to the printer) have designed this award to recognise the truly epic and ground breaking titles - these are the games CVG would be first in the queue for on the morning of release and ones which we'd actually spend our own hard earned dollars on.

Any game which receives The CVG Most Wanted Award will have the award proudly displayed on its game page to advise you of the titles we believe are a sign of true gaming excellence.

Today we proudly present the first ten Xbox games to receive The CVG Most Wanted award:

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Mass Effect

We were truly blown away by BioWare's jaw-dropping RPG at last year's E3 show and thankfully it didn't fail to impress when we glimpsed the first hour at GDC last month either.

With stunning digital actors, a huge and exciting galaxy to explore and a plot potentially spanning a trilogy of games, this is without a doubt the RPG powerhouse's biggest and most ambitious title to date. And with its spotless track record considered, Mass Effect is at the very top of the pile for a CVG Most Wanted. Here it is.

Share our excitement on the Mass Effect game page.

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Grand Theft Auto IV

We've seen the trailer, we've sucked up the magazine tidbits and we're still as enthused for Rockstar's massive fourth crime opus as when Peter Moore first scribed his tattoo last year.

There's still plenty under wraps and the stakes couldn't be higher, but what we've seen of GTA IV so far suggests that Rockstar's going to manage the impossible and live up to fans' stupidly-high expectations.

Absorb every bit of info on the Grand Theft Auto IV game page.

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Bioshock

Before it was even announced Irrational Game's atmospheric horror adventure already had a rabid and loyal fanbase, and now that its release is just around the corner excitement has reach fever pitch.

As you'd expect from the spiritual sequel to System Shock Bioshock's circa-1930s underwater eden is absolutely dripping with atmosphere and the emotion has spread to the gameplay as well. Will you beat up little girls to get ahead? That's exactly how Mike Jackson got his copy of Pokemon Yellow on launch day.

Dive into Bioshock here.

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Blue Dragon

Headed by Final Fantasy man Hironobu Sakaguchi, scribed by Dragon Ball Z artist Akira Toriyama and with music by Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu, Blue Dragon is an RPG fan's wet dream.

It's already impressing Xbox 360 gamers in the Far East (both of them) and when it reaches our shores in September we're confident there'll be plenty more western heads pointed towards developer Mistwalker.

Flap your excited wings on the Blue Dragon game page.

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