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Feature: Five Hotly Anticipated PS4 Games That Should Be on Your Radar in 2014

Posted by Graham Banas

Give me four (or more)

There are a lot of games coming out next year. A lot. What’s more, a chunk of those titles look incredible, as many developers turn their attention towards that sweet, sweet next generation hardware. In order to get you in the mood for the next 12 months of delicious PlayStation 4 gaming, we’ve compiled a list of five titles that look set to impress the most in 2014.

Destiny

Renowned developer Bungie has a knack for revolutionising the games industry whenever it deploys something new. Way back in the day, Marathon was the inaugural first-person shooter to implement mouse-based free look, while Halo reinvigorated the very concept of the genre on consoles, happening upon a radical control scheme. It goes without saying, then, that we can expect great things from the developer’s MMO-esque first-person shooter Destiny. The studio’s been gradually dishing out tidbits regarding the release over the past few months, but we expect it to really open the floodgates in the New Year ahead of the title’s 9th September launch.

inFAMOUS: Second Son

If there’s one game that comes to mind when people talk about the PS4’s upcoming lineup, it's inFAMOUS: Second Son. The next game in Sucker Punch’s superhero series has been shown off at several gaming events now, and its luscious visuals have gotten the industry in a bit of a lather. Despite the sequel’s impending 21st March release date, we’ve still only seen a couple of Delsin Rowe’s main abilities, so you can expect this to consume the headlines like former front man Cole MacGrath in a power plant once the New Year gets underway.

Rime

Though we know relatively little about Spanish developer Tequila Works’ latest title, Rime’s debut trailer proved one of the highlights of Sony’s GamesCom presentation. The video hinted at an adventure with a delicious art direction inspired by seminal PlayStation classics such as ICO and Shadow of the Colossus. Despite its reveal several months ago, we still don’t actually know a whole lot about the release, but we’re anticipating more information in the coming months. Nevertheless, what little we have seen is enough to earn the exploratory excursion a place on this list.

Tom Clancy’s The Division

Ubisoft Massive’s online third-person shooter blindsided everyone at E3 earlier in the year, leaving the gaming industry in a bit of a tizzy. With a seven minute live demo, Tom Clancy’s The Division really came out all guns blazing. Since then, we’ve seen a couple of additional trailers, and the title looks better each and every time. It’s the fusion of gunplay with role-playing elements and MMO-esque connectivity that has us most excited, though, and we can’t wait for its late 2014 release as a result.

Watch Dogs

While it was heart-breaking when Ubisoft announced that Watch Dogs had been pushed out of the PS4’s launch lineup about a month before it was set to premiere, the publisher insists that the move was for the good of the product. An open world game built around a hacking mechanic, the title is set in a near future, fictional Chicago. It’s going to be a challenge for the French company to rebuild the hype that the release had heading into its intended launch date, but if the final product even captures a sliver of what the firm’s promised, then we reckon that this is going to prove a real treat when it taps into your console in Spring 2014.


While we’ve only detailed five of the great games expected to release on the PlayStation 4 in 2014, there’s plenty more to look forward to over the coming months. The big question is: what’s got you a little hot under the collar? Let us know in the comments section and poll below.

Which PS4 game are you most looking forward to in 2014? (93 votes)

Destiny

12%

DriveClub

  4%

inFAMOUS: Second Son

29%

Rime

  3%

The Crew

  2%

The Order: 1886

15%

Tom Clancy’s The Division

13%

Watch Dogs

13%

Other

9%

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User Comments (41)

charlesnarles

#3

charlesnarles said:

I'm anxious to see what WD will end up being like. The Division also has me excited for next year

DrJoeystein

#4

DrJoeystein said:

It's so hard to make a decision, but I think either Destiny or The Order: 1886 look like the most interesting games of 2014. Then there's Second Son and The Division as well, which look incredible. Man, next year is shaping up to be amazing!

chazaroonie

#5

chazaroonie said:

I voted for all of the above. I'm incredibly excited for the witcher 3 though too. I'm saving all my Christmas money for all of the upcoming ps4 delights. 2014 will be a corker for games in my opinion. Maybe the best of this century so far. I am so excited with anticipation.

big-al

#6

big-al said:

All the previous Infamous games were average - not really looking forward to Second Son, as it will be more of the same with better graphics. Destiny looks promising as well as Mad Max. The Division has my attention as well.

JaxonH

#8

JaxonH said:

While I'm not a big FPS fan (absolutely regret buying Killzone, I'll stick to CoD from now on- it's the only FPS that I can get into), I have to admit Destiny looks fun. Only problem is the "online single-player" means it's going to require PS+, a service I have absolutely no interest in. So, if I can't play this game without PS+, I'm just not going to buy it.

It's interesting to see that so many people are hyped for Infamous. It looks good and I did go ahead and pre order it (I need SOMETHING to play on my new console), but I'm not too excited for it. My game that I'm looking forward to wasn't listed- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. And HOPEFULLY, and I know this might be a stretch, but hopefully Final Fantasy 15 will release next year. That would really be great.

MadchesterManc

#9

MadchesterManc said:

I'm looking forward to Dynasty Warriors 8. I've been waiting for the niche side of things to start on Ps4 and hopefully TK's announcement last week is the first of many to come. Stuff like Watchdogs, Division etc are all well n good for most but I'm undecided on most 2014 Ps4 games. If we get a Hyperdimension Neptunia announcement, hell anything from NISa for Ps4 will do, then the hype train can finally leave the station. EDF 2025 for Ps3 in February should keep me going till Dynasty Warriors 8 is released

calin1010

#13

calin1010 said:

Imo Second Son is the first true sistem seller a first party game that will set the tone for the future of the ps4, third party games are great but the ps exclusives are what make the console so amazing, having Infamous and Uncharted on ps4 will make a lot of people to upgrade to next-gen!
Watch Dogs looks great and I can't wait to play it, and while I'm not into fps's and driving games I will pick up Destiny, Driveclub and The Division. The order is another game that I'm very hyped about

DoublezZ01

#14

DoublezZ01 said:

4 out of 5 of these are a hellz yea!!! Butt infamous above all 4 me including the witcher ill buy those preffered 5 day 1!!! ( XP No rime included)
ime surprised the order didnt get 2nd or third!

Ginkgo

#15

Ginkgo said:

The Division has me most intrigued at the moment, but looking forward to many others as well. Infamous and The Order both look really good too.

Shellybird27

#18

Shellybird27 said:

@JaxonH are you insane?? PS+ is the best service EVER. It pays for itself. I mean its so awesome. But on to the article, I really don't think these type of polls are fair, since we haven't really seen much of the Order, and Rime. On to the guy who said that the InFamous games were average, that's a damn lie. I oughta slap my laptop(which I admittedly did) for that.

divinelite

#23

divinelite said:

Looking forward for Mobile Suit Gundam on ps4 really (have been announced), but as listed above most hyped for watchdog. Strange it has so little percentage

divinelite

#24

divinelite said:

@Shellybird27 dunno about that in comparison for people who has not ps3. I myself only have vita and feel largely envious for ps3 denizens for large part of ps3 offerings in psplus

Now imagine if one only have ps4... Such a letdown for them really. I know ps4 is still new so its a given

RaymanFan2

#25

RaymanFan2 said:

inFamous, with high hopes for Uncharted 4 in 2014.
But my most anticipated PlayStation title of 2014 is actually Last of Us: Left Behind DLC.

BornOfEvil

#27

BornOfEvil said:

DriveClub, The Order: 1886, Second Son, The Division and Watch Dogs are the best looking games of 2014.

Gamer83

#30

Gamer83 said:

inFamous: Second Son tops my list. Others I can't wait for.. Thief, MLB 14 The Show, The Witcher 3, Destiny, The Order 1886, and Uncharted 4.

JaxonH

#31

JaxonH said:

@Shellybird27
I don't like the idea of never ending fees or renting games. I spend ALOT of money on games- I buy whatever I want, whenever I want. So while the service might be good for you and others, it offers nothing for someone like me. Any worthwhile PS+ games given to play, I will buy. So it just doesn't make sense for me.

I've always been that way. When my brother would be at the local video store renting a game, and selling his games when he'd beat them, I'd be making pre orders on Amazon. I like physical copies that I keep forever to add to my collector's shelf along with all the games from my other consoles. It's quite the display actually. No interest in digital games I can't keep- only time I go digital is when it's not offered on disc, and then I'll buy it.

I can see the appeal for some, but again, it offers nothing I'm interested in and I just don't like the idea of paying a never ending fee. I already bought the console. I already bought the game. I already paid my internet provider. That's enough!

RisefromAshes

#34

RisefromAshes said:

"While it was heart-breaking when Ubisoft announced that Watch Dogs had been pushed out of the PS4’s launch lineup about a month before it was set to premiere".

Not really. Watch Dogs was not going to sell given that GTA V was still in its infancy. The delay was a wise move from Ubisoft. PS4 didn't suffer. Record breaking sales are testament to that.

Beaston61

#35

Beaston61 said:

Apart from RIME, which at this moment in time I am unfamiliar with (that is soon going to change, dont you worry ;) I consider all of them "Epic Releases". But I spefically voted for Tom Clancy's: Division, apart from the visuals, I love the online concept & think if they can pull it off - It's gonna be the bomb :D

Bad-MuthaAdebis

#38

Bad-MuthaAdebis said:

All of the games coming up for ps4 look interesting. The division has caught my eye more than the rest. Only thief looks disappointing.

Spidernoir

#39

Spidernoir said:

@JaxonH

I can understand what you're saying. I can agree with that. Personally I'm neutral; however I have to opt mostly for digital due to location.

For me, plus is a life saver, as I'm on a very tight budget, and plus allows me to get games I otherwise couldn't afford at the moment by bringing them down to my price range.

For me buying a year subscription pretty much raises the chance of me being able to score discounted games; I otherwise wouldn't have been able to get until somewhere down the road. (FFXIV comes to mind).

The added bonus being most of the games I have on plus I haven't played before.

My most anticipated games in order:

Second Son

Order 1886

Final Fantasy XIV

Final Fantsy XV

JaxonH

#40

JaxonH said:

@Spidernoir

Totally. It's a nice option, just not advantageous for everyone.

As for The Order 1886, it's hard to get excited for a game I know nothing about. I've learned to not judge a game by its cutscenes, so I'll reserve any excitement until after I see some gameplay footage.

That Final Fantasy 15 though, I REALLY hope that game releases in 2014.

Donald_M

#41

Donald_M said:

I voted inFAMOUS only because I'm not convinced The Order is actually coming out in 2014. I guess we'll see.

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