My Most Anticipated Games of 2014

Trying to create a top ten anticipated game list 2014 this early in the year would be impossible. There are still a lot of games not even announced yet from major and indie studios alike that will release this year. So consider this a work in progress and subject to change. This list is in no particular order, and I’ve included links to video trailers for each game that will tell (and show) you far more than I can about each title.

 

Alien: Isolation

Based on the original Ridley Scott film. Survival horror, not another mindless shooter. This looks VERY promising.


Titanfall

While I’m not a huge shooter fan, when you add mechs, you have my attention. This is Call of Duty crossed with District 9.


The Forest

The Forest is like Don’t Starve crossed with LOST and featuring cannibals! Keep your DayZ and RUST griefing playgrounds. THIS is my idea of a survival game.


Child of Light

Ubisoft is producing a game that looks beautiful, has an interesting female protagonist, and features side-scrolling gameplay mixed with an active battle system that reminds me of Final Fantasy games.


Destiny

Since I’m not buying a Xbox One just for Halo, it’s lucky for me that Bungie’s next game is coming to PS4. I love the older Halo titles, and I’m curious to see if lightning will strike twice. I’m also hooked on the setting, the story and the class design I’ve seen thus far in Destiny.


Deep Down

From what I can tell so far, Deep Down has dungeon exploration and boss fights similar to Dark Souls combined with a modern/near future world story similar to Assassin’s Creed.


Tom Clancy’s The Division

As soon as I saw the trailer for this game, I was hooked. It even makes companion apps seem sexy. Easily one of my most anticipated titles.


The Order: 1886

Tesla energy weapons, zeppelins and werewolves. What’s not to love? According to the wiki: “The Order: 1886 is set in an alternate history where an old order of knights keep all of the world safe from half bred monsters, who are a combination of animal and man.” Count me in!


The Banner Saga

This just released on Steam, and I have to play it. It has a fantastic art style, a norse-based setting and a dark, mature story line. Oh, and the turn-based combat is icing on the cake. I’ll be buying this one soon.

 

The Wolf Among Us

While Episode 1 already released in 2013, I’m counting it as a 2014 game since the other 4 of 5 episodes in the story will release this year. I loved The Walking Dead, and from what I’ve played so far, The Wolf Among Us may just top it.