Top 12 Must-Buy Games Coming Out in 2014

2014 is gearing up to be a massive year for gamers. Loads of great titles are on the horizon for both PC and console gaming platforms. The Xbox One and Playstation 4 will start building their libraries but some of the most interesting titles will also be hitting the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. But what games are the ones you should be looking out for? Well, we’ve compiled a list of the top must-buy titles for this brand new year of gaming.

Destiny

Destiny

Destiny is a fantasy, open-world MMO shooter being developed by Bungie, the team that originally gave us the masterpiece that was Halo (a series now owned & continued by 343 Industries). This game is set to have a huge launch and will be available on the Playstation 4, Playstation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 gaming consoles. As of right now there is no plan for a PC release.

Release Date: September 9th, 2014

Elder Scrolls Online

Elder Scrolls Online

Elder Scrolls Online is another huge title to watch for in 2014. It continues the legacy of the insanely popular Elder Scrolls video game series but brings it into the MMO genre. The game will feature 3 factions, an enormous, explorable PvE world, intense large-scale PvP, and more. ESO is being developed by ZeniMax Online Studios in cooperation with Bethesda. The game will be available for PC, PS4, and the Xbox One.

Release Date: April 4th, 2014 (PC); June 2014 (PS4 & Xbox One)

Wildstar

WildStar

Wildstar is an upcoming sci-fi MMO that will be available exclusively on PC. The title is currently under development by Carbine Studios and being published by NCsoft. Unlike traditional MMOs Wildstar will feature enhanced player movement allowing characters to jump, dash, sprint, and even double-jump during combat. The game will also have player housing, a large open world for players to explore, PvP, and more.

Release Date: Either Q1 or Q2 2014 (no confirmation)

Titanfall

Titanfall

Titanfall is the first major FPS (first person shooter) that is being developed by Respawn Entertainment, a group that consists of members from Infinity Ward (the team that worked on several Call of Duty titles). The game is rather unique compared to most other FPS titles featuring both infantry & mech warriors. It will also allow for a wide array of movements including thrusting around via boosters on the backs of players, running along walls, and other radical maneuvers. Titanfall is set to come out on PC, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

Release Date: March 11th, 2014

Star Citizen

Star Citizen

Star Citizen is an insanely gorgeous, super detailed starship-fighting MMO that is currently in development for PC. The game looks absolutely stunning and is gearing up to be one of the best space emulation titles of all time. The developers, Cloud Imperium Games, have already stated that players will need to have quite a beefy PC rig to play it well. The game was awarded over $2 million for development via Kickstarter.

Release Date: Late 2014 to Early 2015

Watch Dogs

Watch Dogs

Watch Dogs is an upcoming sandbox-action title being developer by Ubisoft. It is supposed to be set in a re-imagined version of Chicago, IL. It is based around a hacker named Aiden Pearce who is capable of tapping into a large variety of electronic devices (including cell phones, traffic lights, computers, and more) to either retrieve information or cause trouble. Multiplayer will consist of stealh-based objectives such as locating players and hacking into their devices. Watch Dogs will be coming to the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Wii U platforms.

Release Date: Q2 of 2014

Thief

Thief

Thief is an upcoming stealth-based, single-player title that is being developed by Eidos Montreal. The game is based around a character named Garrett, who is a master thief. Players must use Garrett’s various stealth & thievery skills to complete objectives (primarily stealing objects). In order to complete the objective players will need to remain hidden, sneak into various areas, steal items, and even pickpocket NPCs. The game is due to release on the PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, and PS3.

Release Date: February 25th, 2014

Project Spark

Project Spark

Project Spark is an upcoming title from Microsoft Studios that will allow players to create an entire game of their own, machinima-style films, or just recreate items they love in an open world. There will be loads of options including the ability to add plants, animals, animate typically inanimate objects, and tons more. The game will make use of the controller but will also allow players to use other devices such as a keyboard, mouse, and the Kinect sensor to develop their in-game world. It is an interesting concept that could prove very successful (think Minecraft on a much larger scale). It will be available only on Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC.

Release Date: Q2 of 2014

Halo

Halo

Halo, which is commonly falsely referred to as Halo 5 (not the same), is an upcoming title from 343 Industries that will supposedly be a sequel to their previously released game, Halo 4. As of right now there aren’t a lot of details available regarding the story of the campaign mode or even info about the game’s multiplayer. The game will supposedly have a much darker tone and be a major improvement over H4. It will be available exclusively on the Xbox One console.

The Evil Within

The Evil Within

Release Date: TBA 2014

The Evil Within is an upcoming horror-survival title from developer Tango Gameworks. It is being published by the popular game company, Bethesda. It is supposed to be an intensely terrifying, single-player survival game in which players must traverse a world of monsters and dark forces. This title will run on a version of the id Tech 5 engine and be released for PC, PS4, PS3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360.

Release Date: TBA 2014

Planetside 2

Planetside 2

Planetside 2 is a F2P (free to play) MMO shooter that is currently available only on PC but is releasing this year on the Playstation 4 console. The game features massive multiplayer combat between 3 different factions: Terran Republic, New Conglomerate, and Vanu Sovereignty, all of which are fighting for the rights to control the planet Auraxis. Players will take on enemy infantry and vehicles in massive worlds in FPS-style combat.

Release Date: TBA 2014

FFXIV Online: A Realm Reborn

FFXIV ARR

FFXIV: ARR is a monthly subscription MMO that is currently available for PC and PS3. It is due to release on the Playstation 4 in the near future. The game throws players into a massive, online Final Fantasy themed world known as Eorzea. Here players will establish themselves as renown-adventures fighting off various creatures including powerful primals (such as the infamous Bahamut). The game features typical MMO objectives such as leveling, crafting, quests, and PvP gameplay.

Release Date: April 27th, 2014

Bradley has been gaming his entire life on both console and PC titles. He created the Gamocial Gaming Network back in 2010 and continues to be a regular contributor of news, tips, cheats, and guides for the most popular games.
  • DuckGamed

    no game for playstation 4 =/

    The Order: 1886, Infamous Second Son…

    • http://gw2masters.com/ Bradley Jones

      FFXIV, Titanfall, Destiny, Elder Scrolls Online, Planetside 2, etc are all coming out on Playstation 4…

      • DuckGamed

        I mean exclusives

        • http://gw2masters.com/ Bradley Jones

          You’re crying because there are no PS4 exclusives on the list? N4G kiddos need to get a life. The all-PS-fanboy hate gets old. It’s not cool to be a fanboy, ya know. And just FYI this is coming from someone who agrees that the PS4 is better than the Xbox One.

  • Da Geez

    Titanfall is the best game on that list by a clear mile… next is Destiny, so long as Bungie can pull off another ‘Halo’ they should do well… fingers crossed.

    • jb223

      eh, i have no interest in Titanfall whatsoever…I’m not a multiplayer gamer so that game automatically loses a significant portion of potential interest based off of that fact alone. I’m sure it will play smoothly and be designed well, but at the end of the day, there’s nothing really groundbreaking about it making it next gen, people have just gotten aboard the hype train because they are tired of buying cod every year….those of us who game to experience compelling stories and innovative gameplay would find very little substance to the game from what’s been shown so far. Destiny on the other hand sounds very intriguing, the type of game that could help a single player like myself ease into the world of mp and find things to like about it. Destiny will probably be the first true approximation of what a console mmo should look and play like, that’s something new, cod w/ mechs and more jumping just looks like the second coming of Halo style mp, nothing really revolutionary about it.

  • cubs223425

    Project Spark is free-to-play, so it doesn’t belong on this list.

    Regardless, the #1 game on my list is absent, and that’s a shame. The Division looks like a visual triumph no one will match this year, and the general gameplay looked really cool. Titanfall was my #1 choice before The Division was shown.

    • http://gw2masters.com/ Bradley Jones

      Fair point. Probably should have titled the article “must-have” games rather than must-buy. Regardless, Project Spark is one of the few Microsoft exclusives that looks promising.

    • ASSASSYN

      By your logic nor does Planetside 2.

      • cubs223425

        Didn’t know it was free-to-play. It shouldn’t be on the list, either.

  • iamserious

    This list kinda sucks. Too many games that are very similar in gameplay.

  • James Bauer

    Would remove FF and Evil Within, and replace them with The Crew and The Division.

  • Apocolyptica

    Well all the games that are NOT MMO’s sound good..