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Top 10 Most Anticipated Games for 2014

Posted on December 15, 2013 at 11:34 am by Justin Cavender

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This year has brought us several amazing games across multiple platforms, including two new next-gen consoles. Over the last 12 months I’ve spent countless hours playing Grand Theft Auto V, Ni no Kuni, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Rayman Legends, Assassin’s Creed IV, and haven’t even had time for Super Mario 3D World, or The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. If you’re anything like me than it’s not uncommon to have a backlog of games to play through. Herein lies the problem, albeit a good one to have—2014 is knocking on our door with a boat load of video games coming our way.

Here is a look at our list of the top 10 most anticipated games for 2014. Many of these games do not have a release date, therefore, I have decided not to rank them in any particular order.

Halo 5

Halo 5 was first announced during Microsoft’s conference at E3 last June. The trailer doesn’t tell us much, but seeing the Master Chief always puts a smiles on my face. Also, I’m kind of a sucker for characters wearing cloaks, ponchos, or some sort of desert disguise.

The Evil Within

The Evil Within is a survival-horror action game developed by Tango Gameworks. Fans of the genre are excited to see Resident Evil creator, Shinji Mikami, at the helm, and the game looks to get under our skin in a creepy-crawly way. The Evil Within features buckets of blood, psychos, thrills, and chills. It’s been a long time since a game has scared the hell out of me and The Evil Within is off to a promising start.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt recently grabbed my attention with this sneak peak at gameplay footage in the video above. It looks like CD Projekt RED is developing something very special with The Witcher 3, and this game is another shining example of what we should expect from next-gen consoles. These graphics are simply amazing.

Kingdom Hearts III

Kingdom Hearts III is a game we’ve expected for a long time, but it wasn’t until Sony’s press conference at E3 last June where we got our first taste of Sora’s next adventure. Additionally, we got a look at some new gameplay footage during Disney’s D23 Expo held in Japan last October. We fine folks here at Geek Legacy are big fans of the franchise and look forward to screaming “that’s the power of the keyblade!”

Tom Clancy’s The Division

The Division is an online open-world RPG set in the not too distant future where the world has gone to hell. Do you remember learning in school that the US is a “melting pot?” Well, it looks like things have finally boiled over and now you and your friends will work together to survive. This next-gen game is powered by the Snowdrop engine, which blew my socks off after witnessing its power during a special trailer at the VGX Awards. The Division has tapped into something really powerful and I’m anxious to get my hands on this beast.

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is a taste of bigger and better things to come. Hideo Kojima has decided to break up Metal Gear Solid V into two parts, the first being Ground Zeroes serving as a prologue to MGS V: The Phantom Pain. Although, no release date has been announced for The Phantom Pain, we can expect to get our geeky little mitts on Ground Zeroes in March. The new Fox Engine looks glorious and the game’s A.I. promises to keep you guessing… in a good way.

New Super Smash Bros.

It’s been far too long since our favorite Nintendo characters have battled in the arena. We have some new faces this time around including the Villager, Mega Man, and the Wii Fit Trainer. More importantly we get to kick major booty with fan favorites like Pikachu, Kirby, Link, and Samus. Did I mention we get to play Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS? Let’s get it on!

Mario Kart 8

I’ma Wario! I’ma gonna win! Mario Kart 8 has been teasing us all year, but come Spring 2014, this little racer shall be ours. Gravity looks to play a factor in this new installment to the Kart series, and not only are we dancing on the ceiling, but we’re racing on it as well. Road rage has never looked so beautiful and we can’t wait to deny first place to some unlucky chump with our red turtle shell.

Watch Dogs

Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs has been talked about for what seems like forever. Originally scheduled for release last November, Watch Dogs has been delayed til sometime in the second quarter of 2014. It’s worth noting that Amazon has the game listed for release on June 30. Watch Dogs is another open-world game where the city is your playground. Virtually everything electronic can be hacked by the player, including the game of another player. For us, mayhem is synonymous with fun in an open-world environment. With so much buzz surrounding this game, it’s hard to believe it’s not out, yet. Let’s hope the hype isn’t bigger than the payoff.

Titanfall

What is there to say about Titanfall other than it being f*ucktastic! This game is at the top of my list for 2014. If you love shooters, giant mechs, and jetpacks, this game is for you. My first dose of Titanfall came with a bang last summer during Microsoft’s press conference at E3. Ever since that day I’ve been licking my lips and scratching my arms waiting for another hit. Last weekend during the VGX Awards we were treated to all-new footage announcing the Ogre and Stryder class Titans. I can honestly say I wasn’t prepared for this news and my level of anticipation for this game is no longer quantifiable.

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    • Stephen-Alva Wood

      Great list Justin! The only game I personally would add to the list is Destiny which I am really looking forward to. September 9th can’t come soon enough!

    • I have lost my ability to care about Watch Dogs… that’s one of those games that looked great when it was announced but has been in production and delayed so many times that you just know when it hits it’s going to be a disappointment… it’s this console generation’s Dark Sector

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