Hot 50 games for 2014

It wasn’t too long ago that we brought you our list of hot fifty games for 2013 and as today is the start of 2014, it’s now time to look forward another twelve months for the hottest games of the new year.

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Some of the following titles were on our list for last year but were either postponed to 2014 or simply fell by the wayside; hopefully they now have a solid release date for when we can get our grubby mitts on a copy before 2015 arrives. As with any kind of hot list you may not agree with some of our choices, but don’t get upset about it, just tell us your constructive thoughts in the comment section.

You’ll find that among the biggest releases we’ve also put in some of our most anticipated S-Up-ported titles from independent developers, although if you feel something is missing please check the expected release date as you’ll find some games are actually due to arrive next year.

1. Among the Sleep

Hot 50 games for 2014 - Among the Sleep

Expected: Spring 2014
Developer: Krillbite Studio
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PC
Trailer: YouTube

2. Broken Age

Hot 50 games for 2014 - Broken Age

Expected: January 2014
Developer: Double Fine Productions
Platforms: Android, iOS, Linux, Mac, Ouya, PC
Trailer: YouTube

3. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2

Hot 50 games for 2014 - Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2

Expected: February 2014
Developer: MercurySteam
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Trailer: YouTube

4. Child of Light

Hot 50 games for 2014 - Child of Light

Expected: TBC 2014
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Trailer: YouTube

5. The Crew

Hot 50 games for 2014 - The Crew

Expected: Q3 2014
Developer: Ivory Tower and Ubisoft Reflections
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Trailer: YouTube

6. Dark Souls II

Hot 50 games for 2014 - Dark Souls II

Expected: March 2014
Developer: From Software
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Trailer: YouTube

7. Deep Down

Hot 50 games for 2014 - Deep Down

Expected: TBC 2014
Developer: Capcom
Platforms: PlayStation 4
Trailer: YouTube

8. Destiny

Hot 50 games for 2014 - Destiny

Expected: September 2014
Developer: Bungie
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Trailer: YouTube

9. Diablo III: Reaper of Souls

Hot 50 games for 2014 - Diablo III Reaper of Souls

Expected: March 2014
Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
Platforms: Mac, PC, PlayStation 4
Trailer: YouTube

10. Dragon Age: Inquisition

Hot 50 games for 2014 - Dragon Age Inquisition

Expected: Q3 2014
Developer: BioWare
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Trailer: YouTube

11. Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey

Hot 50 games for 2014 - Dreamfall Chapters The Longest Journey

Expected: November 2014
Developer: Red Thread Games
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PC, Wii U
Trailer: YouTube

12. Dying Light

Hot 50 games for 2014 - Dying Light

Expected: TBC 2014
Developer: Techland
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Trailer: YouTube

13. The Elder Scrolls Online

Hot 50 games for 2014 - The Elder Scrolls Online

Expected: April 2014
Developer: ZeniMax Online Studios
Platforms: Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Trailer: YouTube

14. Energy Hook

Hot 50 games for 2014 - Energy Hook

Expected: March 2014
Developer: Happion Laboratories
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PC
Trailer: YouTube

15. EverQuest Next

Hot 50 games for 2014 - EverQuest Next

Expected: TBC 2014
Developer: Sony Online Entertainment
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4
Trailer: YouTube

16. The Evil Within

Hot 50 games for 2014 - The Evil Within

Expected: TBC 2014
Developer: Tango Gameworks
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Trailer: YouTube

17. Fable Anniversary

Hot 50 games for 2014 - Fable Anniversary

Expected: February 2014
Developer: Lionhead Studios
Platforms: Xbox 360
Trailer: YouTube

18. Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster

Hot 50 games for 2014 - Final Fantasy X HD

Expected: March 2014
Developer: Square-Enix
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
Trailer: YouTube

19. The Gallery: Six Elements

Hot 50 games for 2014 - The Gallery Six Elements

Expected: March 2014
Developer: CloudHead Games
Platforms: PC
Trailer: YouTube

20. Game of Thrones

Hot 50 games for 2014 - Game of Thrones

Expected: TBC 2014
Developer: Telltale Games
Platforms: TBC
Trailer: YouTube

21. Godus

Hot 50 games for 2014 - Godus

Expected: TBC 2014
Developer: 22Cans
Platforms: Android, iOS, Linux, Mac, PC
Trailer: YouTube

22. Halo

Hot 50 games for 2014 - Halo

Expected: TBC 2014
Developer: 343 Industries
Platforms: Xbox One
Trailer: YouTube

23. Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number

Hot 50 games for 2014 - Hotline Miami 2 Wrong Number

Expected: TBC 2014
Developer: Dennaton Games
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
Trailer: YouTube

24. inFAMOUS: Second Son

Hot 50 games for 2014 - inFAMOUS Second Son

Expected: March 2014
Developer: Sucker Punch Productions
Platforms: PlayStation 4
Trailer: YouTube

25. The Last Guardian

Hot 50 games for 2014 - The Last Guardian

Expected: TBC 2014
Developer: Team Ico
Platforms: TBC
Trailer: YouTube

26. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

Hot 50 games for 2014 - Lightning Returns Final Fantasy XIII

Expected: February 2014
Developer: Square-Enix
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Trailer: YouTube

27. The Long Dark

Hot 50 games for 2014 - The Long Dark

Expected: October 2014
Developer: Hinterland Games
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PC
Trailer: YouTube

28. Mario Kart 8

Hot 50 games for 2014 - Mario Kart 8

Expected: Spring 2014
Developer: Nintendo
Platforms: Wii U
Trailer: YouTube

29. Massive Chalice

Hot 50 games for 2014 - Massive Chalice

Expected: September 2014
Developer: Double Fine Productions
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PC
Trailer: YouTube

30. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Hot 50 games for 2014 - Metal Gear Solid V The Phantom Pain

Expected: TBC 2014
Developer: Kojima Productions
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Trailer: YouTube

31. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Hot 50 games for 2014 - Middle-earth Shadow of Mordor

Expected: TBC 2014
Developer: Monolith Productions
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Trailer: YouTube

32. Monochroma

Hot 50 games for 2014 - Monochroma

Expected: Early 2014
Developer: Nowhere Studios
Platforms: PC
Trailer: YouTube

33. Neverending Nightmares

Hot 50 games for 2014 - Neverending Nightmares

Expected: August 2014
Developer: Infinitap Games
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Ouya, PC
Trailer: YouTube

34. The Order: 1886

Hot 50 games for 2014 - The Order 1886

Expected: Q3 2014
Developer: Ready at Dawn
Platforms: PlayStation 4
Trailer: YouTube

35. Persona 5

Hot 50 games for 2014 - Persona 5

Expected: Q4 2014
Developer: Atlus
Platforms: PlayStation 3
Trailer: YouTube

36. Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare

Hot 50 games for 2014 - Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare

Expected: February 2014
Developer: PopCap Games
Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Trailer: YouTube

37. Quantum Break

Hot 50 games for 2014 - Quantum Break

Expected: TBC 2014
Developer: Remedy Entertainment
Platforms: Xbox One
Trailer: YouTube

38. South Park: The Stick of Truth

Hot 50 games for 2014 - South Park The Stick of Truth

Expected: March 2014
Developer: Obsidian Entertainment
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Trailer: YouTube

39. Stasis

Hot 50 games for 2014 - Stasis

Expected: August 2014
Developer: The Brotherhood Games
Platforms: Mac, PC
Trailer: YouTube

40. Sunset Overdrive

Hot 50 games for 2014 - Sunset Overdrive

Expected: TBC 2014
Developer: Insomniac Games
Platforms: Xbox One
Trailer: YouTube

41. Tales From The Borderlands

Hot 50 games for 2014 - Tales From The Borderlands

Expected: TBC 2014
Developer: Telltale Games
Platforms: TBC
Trailer: YouTube

42. Thief

Hot 50 games for 2014 - Thief

Expected: February 2014
Developer: Eidos Montreal
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Trailer: YouTube

43. Titanfall

Hot 50 games for 2014 - Titanfall

Expected: March 2014
Developer: Respawn Entertainment
Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Trailer: YouTube

44. Tom Clancy’s The Division

Hot 50 games for 2014 - Tom Clancy's The Division

Expected: Q4 2014
Developer: Ubisoft Massive
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Trailer: YouTube

45. Uncharted 4

Hot 50 games for 2014 - Uncharted 4

Expected: TBC 2014
Developer: Naughty Dog
Platforms: PlayStation 4
Trailer: YouTube

46. The Witness

Hot 50 games for 2014 - The Witness

Expected: Early 2014
Developer: Number None
Platforms: iOS, PC, PlayStation 4
Trailer: YouTube

47. Wasteland 2

Hot 50 games for 2014 - Wasteland 2

Expected: TBC 2014
Developer: inXile Entertainment
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PC
Trailer: YouTube

48. Watch_Dogs

Hot 50 games for 2014 - Watch Dogs

Expected: Q2 2014
Developer: Ubisoft Montréal
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Trailer: YouTube

49. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Hot 50 games for 2014 - The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt

Expected: Q2 2014
Developer: CD Projekt RED
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Trailer: YouTube

50. Wolfenstein: The New Order

Hot 50 games for 2014 - Wolfenstein The New Order

Expected: TBC 2014
Developer: MachineGames
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Trailer: YouTube

So there you have it, a healthy list of games for 2014. If you’ve scrolled this far then congratulations, you’ve won an award!

Hot 50 games for 2014 - Achievement

Did we miss any games? Do you not agree with some of the choices? Let us know in the comment section below.

9 responses to “Hot 50 games for 2014

  1. I feel like the new Mirror’s Edge should be in here! Sure it might not release in 2014, but if we’re going to believe The Last Guardian is releasing this year, I think anything is in bounds :P

    • I did consider Mirror’s Edge as I really enjoyed the original, but there’s just no information yet and they take years to develop. If The Last Guardian information doesn’t get updated this year then I guess we can place it in the black hole with Half-Life 3!

  2. Awesome list. I’m looking forward to The Elder Scrolls Online. I’ll be buying a PS4 soon so I’ll be playing it on that. It’s not on the list but I’m also looking forward to Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn for the PS4. (In fact those are the main two reasons I’m buying one.)

      • Thanks for the link to the video. I just finished watching it and I have to say that I’m a little disappointed. I thought an online Elder Scrolls game would be awesome but this now looks like it might not live up to its potential. They’ll be other Elder Scrolls games, though. Thanks again :)

        • We watched it yesterday and were just as disappointed as you! I’m looking forward to the next Fallout :)

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