Every big game to look out for in 2014

The last couple of years have seen plenty of great games releases, and a ton more of them delayed into 2014. Time to chuck those sour grapes away though, buckle down, buy cheap toilet paper and sell the kids for medical experiments, because 2014 is going to be just as equally massive.

Bayonetta 2

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If there’s one game that the Wii U needs in order to attract the attention of a crowd that regards the brand to be too kid-friendly, it’s this one. The cult hit game finally gets a sequel, that see’s the infamous witch take on all new enemies in a game that was built specifically to show off the Wii U hardware.

And it shows pretty damn well so far.

Broken Age

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Tim Schafer and Double Fine studio are back with a new game, this time paid for completely by fans and allowing the Lucasart veteran to create the kind of experience that he wants to. Crawling with big voices and even bigger personalities, Broken Age could be the one game that all Kickstarter titles will be measured against.

Carmageddon: Reincarnation

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The game series that your mother and Germany warned you about is back, faster and bloodier than ever. New racers, new tracks and all new ways to spread more red on the road than an overturned paint truck herald the return of this iconic and notoriously violent racer.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2

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Bigger, bolder and with twice as many whips, Castlevania returns next year to put those damn sparkly Twilight vampires in their place and show them what a real lord of darkness can do. Tackling many of the problems that plagued the first underrated game, expect this tale of a Belmont gone bad to hog plenty of the spotlight.

Child of Light

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If there’s one game that is already a contender for the prettiest newcomer on the block, it has to be Child of Light. An RPG from the house of Ubisoft, players will get to step into the shoes of Aurora and bring back some much needed sunshine in this page 3 stunner of a game.

The Crew

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When you think of Ubisoft, you most likely don’t think of the racing genre. But that studio is back behind the wheel of a new racer in an open world, that combines new hardware with the DNA of Test Drive Unlimited.

Dark Souls II

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Harder than nails and twice as unforgiving, the Dark Souls franchise returns to kill scores of players all over again. Reworked to be more accessible and less of a grind, the sequel won’t let up on any of its trademark difficulty, throwing several new ideas into the mix that’ll have players facing not only the worst that hell can throw at them, but each other as well.

Destiny

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After a decade behind the wheels of Microsoft’s flagship gaming franchise Halo, Bungie is back and ready to lock ‘n load with Destiny. Think Borderlands meets Starship Troopers, throw in a massive dash of an established mythology and turn the visuals up to 11, and you have your Destiny ahead of you.

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls

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Achieving the impossible, Diablo 3 proved that a PC game could be perfectly translated to console when enough care and time was taken. Fast forward a couple of months, and gamers naturally want more. Reaper of Souls scratches that itch, with a new character class and a new act that will have you staring down the angel of death himself.

Don Bradman Cricket 14

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Delayed into a year that it’s actually based on, Don Bradman is your only real cricket game for the foreseeable future. But it looks bloody smashing, yes it does.

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z

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Dragon dragon, block the dragon, Dragon Ball Z! Goku and pals are back for pretty much more of the same this year, but with some much needed new story content in the form of the recently released film that saw the Super Saiyan achieve a new form of power.

Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey

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Who says that point ‘n click games are dead? Dreamfall returns with a crowdfunded bang in 2014, that’ll see some nostalgic gameplay re-emerge in this upcoming sequel that sees main character Zoe looking to regain her purpose in life. Kind of like our Zoe after her favourite TV series ended in December.

Driveclub

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Originally due for release in 2013, Sony delayed their free to play driving game for 2014. It may be free to play, but Sony and Evolution studios are still taking a big gamble with a game that is promising realistic racing with vast tracks and gorgeous scenery.

Dragon Age: Inquisition

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Nobody expects the Dragon Age Inquisition! Our two chief weapons are franchise legacy, the development skills of Bioware and nice shiny armour! Three! Our three weapons in our arsenal happen to be…

Dying Light

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Deep Silver created something special with Dead Island, but now they’re looking to take the idea of surviving a zombie apocalypse one step further in Dying Light. The catch? While you may encounter your run of the mill zombie hordes during the day, you’ll have to switch out from predator to prey when the sun sets and the real monsters emerge.

Tense, beautiful and atmospheric, Dying Light could set a new benchmark in the zombie game genre.

EA Sports UFC

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EA only had one previous chance to make an MMA game, and it was a cult hit for years to come. With THQ dead, it’s up to EA to carry the UFC license, and they’re looking to do so with new console platforms that makes the sport look less like two dolls grappling and more like two okes blikseming one another for real.

The Elder Scrolls Online

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One thing that the Elder Scrolls franchise is notable for, happens to be big worlds in a single-player genre. Well no more of that, as the Elder Scrolls are going online next year. It’s a more social Tamriel this time around, and you can bet there’ll be plenty of dragons to slay. Fus-Roh-Tadaa!

Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture

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PC gamers don’t get a ton of exclusive titles, and it must felt like Sony was rubbing salt in their fresh wounds when they snagged this little darling away from them. Six characters, six stories and a ton of interconnectivity are the key selling points of this apocalyptic PS4 exclusive.

The Evil Within

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Survival horror was all but dead over the last couple of years, but with genre innovator Shinji Mikami back behind the wheel to create something terrifying, you just know that no one will be sleeping well ever again after playing this game.

Extraction

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Originally known as Dirty Bomb, developer Splash Damage changed the title of that game earlier in 2013.  Described as a team-based, objective-driven affair, Extraction is all about destruction and making a clean getaway. And shooting people in the face, I’d guess.

Fantasia: Music Evolved

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Laugh all you want, but this might be the one game that really takes advantage of the Xbox One Kinect hardware to create a game that is a full body workout with even catchier music.

Fortnite

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Part scavenger hunt, part co-op and perhaps too much zombie chewing on your brain-genre, Fortnite hails from the studio that brought you Gears of War and a graphical engine that has more steroids than Sly Stallone’s secret medicine cabinet.

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd

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Dammit, stop laughing! I’m allowed to be excited for at least one Japanese game that’ll make people steer even further clear of me than usual!

Hellraid

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All hell has broken loose, and your Metallica merch won’t save you now. It’s co-op on a FPS genre, and you’ll be wielding a combination of magic and metal in order to put Beelzebub and his army back in his hole.

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number

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Aw crap, someone dialled the wrong number again. After killing more Eastern-European gangsters than a trilogy of Liam Neeson Taken movies, Jacket is back in a game that prequels the original, but also examines the aftermath of his rampage that left the population of Russia in tatters.

Hyper Light Drifter

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Imagine of the Legend of Zelda and Diablo did the nasty, waited nine months for their kid to be born and you’d have Hyper Light Drifter,a  combination of the two wrapped up in some retro charm and visuals.

Infamous: Second Son

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Cole McGrath may be gone, but his rebellious legacy lives on in Infamous: Second Son. New powers, new skills and a new attitude may make this the sandbox game to look out for on the next-gen PlayStation 4.

J-Stars Victory Vs.

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If anime and manga fans had a  watering hole to call their own, you could bet that there’d be plenty of discussions as to who win in a fight. Goku vs. Naruto? Monkey D Luffy vs. Ichigo Kurosaki? I’m not nearly drunk enough to debate this properly, but perhaps J-Stars Victory Vs. can finally answer these questions once and for all.

Jane Jensen’s Moebius

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The Gabriel Knight franchise may be in cult classic heaven, but the spirit of that franchise lives on in Moebius, a graphic adventure that’ll have players investigating mysteries and conspiracies.

Kingdom Under Fire II

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Strategy and RPG genres rarely make for good partners, but when done right the result can shine. Kingdom Under Fire II is going for gold with their second attempt in the high fantasy genre, as it mixes those two genres with a further dose of MMORPG for good measure.

Mad Max

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A match made in heaven. Avalanche Studios, the Mad Max franchise and an open world where Australia is even deadlier than usual. There’s plenty of just cause to get excited for this 2014 trip into the radioactive outback.

Mario Kart 8

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Simply put, there is no other game out there like Mario Kart. Simple to play and more addictive than heroin, it’s the kind of game that might just end up defining the Wii U with its family friendly mix of racing and tortoise shells.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

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Lord of the Rings games haven’t exactly been the most inspired experiences around, but the next game set in that fantasy universe could be the one title to rule them all. An all new storyline, characters and a focus on third-person action make Shadow of Mordor one to keep an eye of Sauron out for.

Might & Magic X: Legacy

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More races than you can toss a Dwarf at and following on in the footsteps of Might & Magic Heroes VI, is the tenth instalment of the Might and Magic franchise that has now left me rather confused.

Murdered: Soul Suspect

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Most detective games stick to the tried and tested genres of point ‘n click and casual spot-the-clue in order to weave a mystery, but Murdered: Soul Suspect is going for a different approach. It’s a supernatural thriller where you have to investigate your own death and solve the case, or at least avoid the underworld menace that is stalking you in this potential blockbuster.

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution

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Yes, Naruto is back and much like a Porsche 911, he hasn’t changed much. Plenty of fighters, jutsus and most likely bugger-all story development await players who haven’t yet learnt their lesson with this lumbering franchise.

Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty!

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Pretty much anyone who had access to a Pentium II with 400 megs of hurtz played at least one Oddworld game. And if you haven’t done so yet, then you’ve got no excuse to miss out on this second helping of Abe when the HD remake rolls around.

Persona 5

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2014 might just be the biggest year yet for the Persona franchise, as several new games from that distinctly Japanese RPG will be making a debut, with Persona 5 leading the way.

Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare

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You may have experienced Plants vs Zombies when it first arrived, but nothing can prepare you for this more action-packed take on the franchise. Mixing team-based gameplay with a green thumb and a craving for brains, Garden Warfare is hitting next-gen in 2014 with a vengeance.

Project CARS

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Move aside Forza Motorsport and Gran Turismo, because there’s a new challenger in the starting grid. Brash, talented and impossibly realistic. It’s a racing game made from a love of the track, and being completely crowd-funded, it easily shows when this game takes a corner.

Project Eternity/Pillars of Eternity

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PC Gamers rejoice, for Obsidian Entertainment is bringing back overly detailed RPG mechanics, and it’s all thanks to your crowd-funding efforts. Fantasy with a massively customisable bend to it and none of those stifling Dungeons and Dragons rule-sets, mixed with the tried and tested isometric viewpoint of yesterday.

Rambo: The Video Game

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Will the Rambo video game live up to the very little bit of hype that is has managed to generate? Who knows, but if it allows you to loose at least one explosive arrow into a Russian chopper, then that’s a win for me.

Shovel Knight

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Does Shovel Knight bear a striking resemblance to the style and gameplay of Duck Tales and Mega Man? Yes, yes it does. Is this a bad thing? Not at freakin’ all.

The Sims 4

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Get your mouse out, slap on an ego and prepare to play god once again. The Sims are back in town, with new features and most likely enough DLC to drown an entire SimCity in digital expansions.

South Park: The Stick of Truth

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Toilet humour, badly voiced cameos of celebrities and the ability to cast a fart so smelly, that it is known by the name of Nagasaki. Yep, sounds like a South Park game to us, the first in many years and with Obsidian at the helm of this faithful RPG.

Starbound

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Imagine a universe that is always generating up some new content, but on 2D plane that requires players to constantly scavenge for better arms and armour. Sounds a helluva lot like Starbound actually, and it also sounds plenty decent to me.

Super Smash Bros.

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Much like Mario Kart, Nintendo has long had something special up their sleeves when it comes to fighting games, in the form of Super Smash Bros. All the big names of Nintendo games, polished combat that stretches from the Wii U through to the 3DS and combat that blends the lines of game mechanics introduced in the Brawl and Melee entries in the franchise. Sounds like a recipe for kickass to me.

Super Time Force

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It takes a special kind of fortitude to be able to run your way through side-scrolling bullet hell stages of the Schmup variety. It takes even more of that gumption to be able to do so while facing down Cybernetic T-Rexes, asteroids and other threats that are looking to lay the smackdown on the Cretaceous era.

And you’ll need 30 lives worth of that chutzpah in order to survive the time-stream of Super Time Force.

Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments

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It’s hard to believe, but ol’ Sherlock has been sleuthin’ around this particular series of games for over a decade now. The seventh game in the Holmes franchise is boasting a more dynamic tone of play, better visuals and moral repercussions. It’s also going to make you feel like a right buffoon, all over again with those mind-bending signature puzzles.

Strider

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Hiryu Strider is back, faster and deadlier than ever. Sticking to the 2D roots of the iconic slasher platformer games, Strider has been given a visual makeover to go with his trademark blade and gadgets.

Titanfall

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The first game from Respawn Entertainment is finally dropping in from high orbit in 2014, and this could be the game to make or break the Xbox One. High stakes, pure multiplayer action and enough gigantic mechs to rival the entire Transformers trilogy are just par for the course with this shooter.

Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure

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Back in the day, FMV heavy mystery games were all the rage. Eventually though, those games went the way of power shoulders in ladies jackets and original television content. But in age where you can film an entire movie with your cell phone, Tex Murphy is bringing back the live action suspense in all new thriller based on the cult classic game series.

The Order: 1886

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For a game steeped in anticipation, very little is known about The Order: 1886. A mythology of man versus were-beast, steampunk elements and hints towards squad-based action are just some of the rare facts we know about the first of many new franchises headed towards the PS4.

Thief

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There’s a new reboot on town, and his name happens to be Garret. Drawing a line between faithful to the original and new enough to entice younger gamers, Thief is all about redistributing wealth between the upper class and your empty pockets. Stealth rules, and violence should be avoided in this FPS remake of the classic cult hit.

Tom Clancy’s The Division

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You don’t find too many MMORPGs on console, and they pretty much all stick to fantasy when creating their worlds. The Division on the other hand, is staying in the present day, as America faces a plague that has destabilised the nation in a mere five days, leaving survivors stuck in the ruins and faced with ample shortages and all new challenges to stay alive.

Transistor

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From the chaps who brought you Bastion, comes Transistor, a combination of free movement and real time strategy. It’s action with a heavy tactical bend and plenty of gorgeous stylised art that make this one indie game to keep an eye on in 2014.

Ultra Street Fighter IV

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Joke all you want about Street Fighter constantly updating, but for fighting game fans, Street Fighter 4 editions are a way of life. The latest version of the game that revived the fighting genre is packed with new tweaks, modifications and balancing acts, while throwing a few new fighters into the arena as well.

Watch Dogs

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Does it suck that Ubisoft pushed Watch Dogs back from 2013 to 2014? Yes, yes it does. But then again, they would have sabotaged their own sales with Assassin’s Creed if they hadn’t done so. It’s a sandbox adventure once again, in a world where your deadliest weapon is sharp wits and a cell phone with unheard of battery life and free minutes. Could Watch Dogs topple GTA V as sandbox king next year? Wait and see.

WildStar

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Carbine Studios has been tinkering away on WildStar ever since 2011, when they debuted the sci-fi MMORPG at Gamescom. It’s your usual combat and exploration, but WildStar boasts a more personal touch to customisation, land and even subscriptions, as it heads towards a 2014 release.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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Geralt returns once more for the final Witcher game, as he faces demons from his past and in the real world. If you thought the first Witcher sequel was breathtakingly beautiful, just wait until you see the third game in action. It’s massive, superb and detailed in ways that should not even be possible.

X

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Xenoblade returns next year, as the Wii U gears up for the one game that could bring back gamers wanting something with more baysplosions and giant vistas than magic mushrooms and screw attacks. The world before you is massive, and the chance to collect mecha is a pretty strong hook in the tentatively titled X.

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z

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Old school, gory and filled with wacky charm. That’s Yaiba”: Ninja Gaiden Z, which has you running down hordes of zombies as a resurrected cyborg ninja who has a score to settle with that show-off Ryu Hayabusa. Sounds like a win to me.

Wolfenstein: The New Order

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After a disastrous reboot several years ago, the Wolfenstein franchise is back with a vengeance. This time, Bethesda is focusing on the one thing that the last game forgot: Fun.

With more Nazis than you can shake a swastika at, prepare to storm the infamous castle once again and finally put a stop to der Fuehrer once and for all.

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  • Gustav Willem Diedericks

    My wallet will be hurting…

  • Aussious

    Hmm that is alot of games, but my gutfeel tells me the best games on that list will be pushed back. 2015 is going to be the year that truely establishes the new gen of consoles.There’s a pattern here 1983,1991,1999,2007 and hence 2015.

    • Acornbread

      Even if many do, it’ll still be a more exciting year than 2013.

    • jb223

      Totally agree…My rule of thumb even goes further to encompass all art & media, be it tv, film, or music, the odd years are always the most memorable. Even years can typically get some big franchises, but for the most part they end up being let downs, whereas if you look at the media lineup for the past decade or so, all of the best properties, be they new or proven, drop in the odd years. Most people tell me I’m crazy, and there are definitely exceptions, but the facts are pretty cold and solid, the best years for art & media are always like the best of its content: Odd.

      Devs are going to have a tough time meeting the lofty goals they have set for the new hardware, Quantum Break will almost assuredly not release in 2014, given that the studio is known to take its sweet time, coupled w/ difficult time mechanics and a live action component, that game will be lucky to even drop in 2015…Uncharted could most likely be a 2015 title as well, Naughty Dog broke their typical November release date preference for the Last of Us which did very well in the summer time…couple that w/ the fact that the teaser trailer and tbd title will precede a proper 2014 rollout according to Naughty Dog, and it’s very likely that Uncharted 4 will see release a year from that time. Microsoft might put the heat on 343 to drop Halo 5 asap for the holiday, w/ a lack of big name marquee exclusives for their new box around then, and The Order for Sony would be well served filling the same hole for the PS4, but whether or not they drop will ultimately come down to the studios and their companies willingness to allow them to release when they feel the game is ready. 2014 will be a good year for gaming, but 2015 will be another amazing one, just wait and see.

  • Robert Hart

    Cant say any of these really rub me the right way.

  • DJSkippy

    Just for interest sake, i stumbled upon a ‘supposed’ Mass Effect in development running on Frostbite: http://www.frostbite.com/games/future-games/

    • http://www.lazygamer.net Gavin Mannion

      I think they announced that a while back

      • DJSkippy

        Ah ok, my bad O_o

  • Gustav Minnie

    **cough**
    Quantum Break
    Max: The Curse of Brotherhood
    Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
    **cough**

    • Major Commodore 64 Darryn B

      Quantum Break and Max has no actual solid release date yet, so those were left out on purpose. I did possibly cock up by leaving out Donkey Kong though.

      • https://www.youtube.com/ButtonBros TheRedButterfly

        Halo for Xbox One yo.

  • Hillbillly Gamer

    Way to many “Single Player/It is actually Multiplier Game” to get me exited for next year.

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Witcher 3, baby!

  • Lardus-Resident Perve

    Looking forward to Dragon Age and Carmagedon. The rest, for various reasons, not so much

  • Umar of The Rebellion

    Evil within, persona 5, dark souls 2,transistor,child of light, murdered soul,castlevania 2……way too much good games…so excited for 2014

  • Milesh Bhana

    a new Tex Murphy game!!!!! how the hec did i miss this??

  • bowlingotter

    2014 looks like it’s going to be awesome. Happy to see Moebius, but still crossing my fingers for another Gabriel Knight title someday.

    • Her Highness the Hipster

      i heard rumor that you won’t have to wait much longer. insider sources tell me you’ll be seeing some cool gabriel knight announcements soon… :)

      • bowlingotter

        YES

  • datdude

    Nice comprehensive list of great games. Thank you.

  • Her Highness the Hipster

    Child of Light, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Watch Dogs, Witcher 3. man, it’s gonna be a good year…

    • Acornbread

      Had my eye on a few already but first I’m seeing of Child of Light, it looks awesome!

    • Acornbread

      Hope this isn’t in limbo…
      http://spategame.com/

    • Dave

      Absolutely loving my new PS4 since I bought it a few weeks ago, so will be getting Infamous, Watch Dogs, Destiny, The Order 1886, Thief, Dying Light, Dragon Age, Witcher 3, The Division, Driveclub for sure in 2014.

      But most excited for Destiny, love the idea of an immaculately produced mega budget “FPS MMO” from Bungie. Also, whatever Naughty Dog produce will be guaranteed quality as well.

  • Admiral Chief in Vegas

    TBH that Destiny screenshot makes it look really meh

  • Dakan45

    I only care about wolfenstein and maybe watchdogs.

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  • Sageville

    For me, ignore most of those massive eyes, dodge hair, anime / Pokemon games, anything with 8-bit graphics and all the WII exclusives then the list makes sense…. some of it.

  • Tacosanddragons

    I could be wrong, but I don’t think dragons or shouts will be in TESO. It takes place long before any of the other games, plus there are no Dragonborns, and dragons don’t return until 4E. Online takes place in the second era.

  • Rags

    Hurmph, realistically though I will probably only play Watch Dogs, Thief, Project Cars and Titanfall. Will buy Dragon Age and Fortnite as Tech Demo’s.
    The japanese games, meh. Diablo, lol. Wolfentein is going to suck. Tom Clancy died with Raven Shield. As for the comebacks and adventure games, I am yawning already. :P

    • Willem Swanepoel

      Got one problem with this post … there is no Witcher 3 … so disappointed ! :)

      • Rags

        Haven’t got around to playing the first two. So reserving judgement :P

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  • Willem Swanepoel

    And I will only pre-order one game from that list. For the rest, I will wait a month before I buy any of them…

    The Witcher 3 … HELLYEAH!!

    Maybe DA3 … looks amazing but not sure if I should pre-order … ugh

  • Mark Treloar

    Star Citizen?

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Official release is only 2015 I think.

      • Tim

        Hope it comes to next gen consoles as well, given the record breaking sales success of both the PS4 and Xbox1, both consoles are on well on track to have a big install base by the end of next year, I think they will sell a hell of a lot of copies of the game on next gen consoles.

        • Mark Treloar

          Not going to happen. Most are speculating that the game will require Hi-End PC’s to run the game. This disqualifies next gen consoles right out of he gate being able to run his adequately, and Chris Roberts is not the kind of person to Sacrifice quality for quantity.

          • Tim

            I don’t want to start another boring boring “PC versus console” fanboy arguments, but a recent Steam survey showed most PC gamers have rigs less powerful than the next gen consoles, so of course Star Citizen will have to run for most PC gamers, not just the minority who have super powered PC rigs, so it will run easily on next gen consoles.

            Also, please don’t underestimate the PS4 and console optimisation, according to Gamereactor who did side by side tests, the graphics on Killzone SF are only beaten on PC by Crysis 3 on Ultra settings. That is pretty f*cking impressive for something that is as cheap as the PS4.

          • Mark Treloar

            Define less powerful? i have a PC with hardware 4 years old that still runs games at he same or higher resolutions than the next gen consoles. Also the article you pointed out shows screenshots but no actual benchmark data.

            And then there is this update from Chris Roberts:

            Latest update: C.R. has done a piece on Wingman’s Hangar (https://robertsspaceindustries.com/comm-link/transmission/13419-Wingmans-Hangar-Episode-48) where he has stated that for a smooth experience at Maximum settings at 1080p, a R9 290x or GTX 780 will be required.

            This is a Hi-End PC spec far beyond what either of the new consoles would be capable of.

          • Rags

            This is a Chris Roberts game. Back in the day you upgraded and overclocked your 386 just to play his games. SC is not a game for the PC masses, he will be pushing the envelope similar to what John Carmack did with his engines. Cloud Imperium does not have to please shareholders like Blizzard and produce a game for the mass market that looks like it could have come from the early 2000′s. And this is not my opinion, that is from the horses mouth. :>

        • Rags

          They are not going to port it to consoles. For one primary reason, there is too much red tape. You can’t do such an expansive universe on a console.

          PS4 and Xbox should be able to run it as they already run Ryse etc, but obviously with most of the bells and whistles turned off.

          I would not be surprised if they release a single player only version on the console though. But that would piss of many of the crowdfunders as we the Master Race want all those resources put into the PC version.

          But its time the console peasants just adopt a Steam Machine :)

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          • Rags

            Don’t care for HL3. HL2 was zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz, with silly havok puzzles.

        • https://www.youtube.com/ButtonBros TheRedButterfly

          I too am hopeful, but I’m also incredibly cautious about getting excited. There’s no evidence to suggest the devs behind Star Citizen would bring it to consoles… There is, however, the demand for it on consoles, and considering the PC-like architecture of both he PS4 and the Xbox One, as well as the fact that they both support Keyboard/mouse, it would be possible for them to appear on consoles.

          Here’s to hoping! SC is one of the few things that makes me wish I enjoyed gaming on my PC, so were it available on consoles I’d pick it up in a heartbeat (I prefer the play experiences on console vs PC).

  • Mark Treloar

    Only issue I have with this list is Broken Age. Tim Shafer is banking everything on people buying the first game to continue telling the story. If he doesn’t make enough he has no funding to continue and you sit with a game that as no conclusion. It may also be the game that kills further kickstarter’s.

    • Acornbread

      Reminds me of that great show Carnivale, cancelled after season 2, on such a nail-biting cliff hanger. I cried like a little girl.

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    I won’t lie. I hate Bethesda with a passion, and if there’s one game I hope crash and burns. It’s the Elder Scrolls Online. Fortunately, the word from the beta is that it’s a complete mess (the epitome of MMO laziness), and that actually brings a massive smile to my face.

    From the list the only games I particularly care about for 2014 is : Infamous, The witcher 3, (maybe) Dragon Age Inc (although this one won’t be bought day one), The Division, Watch Dogs, The Order, Sims 4 and oddly… EA’s MMA game. Since game prices are well over R700 now, I’m definitely going to buy less games now…. So a few on that list will have to wait till well into 2015.

    • https://www.youtube.com/ButtonBros TheRedButterfly

      Why in the world do you hate Bethesda?! They’re like my favorite developer of all time!! (Right next to BioWare and 343i) They’re [developed] games are all critically acclaimed, and they all offer you literally years of entertainment!

      Are their games a tad bit buggy? Sure – I’ll admit that. But when you consider the amount of “path-crossing” that those games do, there’s guaranteed to be bugs. And Bethesda is relatively “on top of” patching these bugs, so I see no real reason to hate them.

      If open-world RPGs aren’t your thing, that’s fine. But it’s no reason to “hate [the developer] with a passion.” If you don’t like the genre, don’t play the game. But there’s no reason to hate the developer of a game you don’t enjoy.

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        “Tad buggy”? You jest. They release extremely buggy games but get no backlash for it. They’re notorious, while it may have been fine for PC gamers (after all the community would mod and repair as they go all along, the same can’t be said for the console gamers). After all these years, Fallout 3 still has a save bug that can kill progress in one foul swoop. Oblivion still has the infamous vampire bug and Skyrim is still broken on PS3.

        No! They’re what’s wrong with this industry. Take EA for instance, they release a broken game they get rightfully shat on. Bethesda does the same, they win Game of the Year awards. It’s utter bullshit.

        • https://www.youtube.com/ButtonBros TheRedButterfly

          Mad that amazing games get amazing reviews/win GOTY despite a few glitches?

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            The irony is, the only one that is clearly butthurt is the Bethesda fangirl called RedButterly.

          • https://www.youtube.com/ButtonBros TheRedButterfly

            Well that’s oddly self-serving, now isn’t it?

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            Of course, because it’s the only way to keep the jimmies rustled!

          • https://www.youtube.com/ButtonBros TheRedButterfly

            Understandable.

        • Purple_Dragon

          Hear hear! Jim for president!

  • https://www.youtube.com/ButtonBros TheRedButterfly

    So happy that Miku/Persona 5 were on here! But isn’t Shovel Knight already out? And like… Has been out for a while?

    Also, where are Quantum Break, Halo, Donkey Kong, Metal Gear Solid, Project Spark, etc…

  • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

    So when is Project CARS releasing? Will it be for PS4?

    • Acornbread

      Yeah, PS4, XB1, PC & Wii U. As for a release date, we’re still waiting to hear something. I believe a number of lucky people have beta access.

      http://www.wmdportal.com/projects/cars/

      I really hope the planned rally elements come to fruition….

  • Sky_Duke

    Pretty safe to say that I can stick with my PC for at least the next year or two at least (and my ‘current-gen’ consoles) because I just do not see any ‘next-gen’ system sellers in that list.

  • Hammersteyn

    Gonna be a good year next year.

  • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    That has to be the derpiest Rambo I have EVER seen! Herpa derp…

    Also good list. Hyperlight Drifter <3, D3 exp, Watch Doge, Witcher 3 o/, Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros!!!

  • CAE9872

    My picks from those – Destiny, Project Cars (assuming it comes to console) and The Order.

    EDIT: and an Xbox One dammit…MS you listening!!!

  • B T

    What about Metal Gear V?

  • Purple_Dragon

    Wow, that’s quite a line up. We are really lucky to be gamers in this age.

    Really stoked about the Tex Murphy game, didn’t know there was a new one. I loved the originals, they were my favourite. I spent hours and hours in these games and no walkthroughs!

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    Double XP event delayed for tract four Premium members ;

    http://xboxforsale2.blogspot.com/2014/01/double-xp-event-delayed-for-tract-four.html

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  • Castaway Wahid

    Wolfenstein The New Order in 1080 p and 60 frames/sec. on PS4 and Xbox One
    http://xboxforsale2.blogspot.com/2014/02/wolfenstein-new-order-in-1080-p-and-60.html

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