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The Escapist's Most Anticipated Games of 2014

The Escapist Staff | 27 Jan 2014 10:00
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We've talked a lot about 2013 in the video game space, but we've not really discussed much of the future. Given that the future is now, it seems prudent to go ahead and get down to business.

This list comprises the most anticipated games of 2014. We, as individuals, have pretty disparate taste in games, so you'll probably find that this list encompasses most things that you're looking forward to in 2014, too. Of course, this is no guarantee that the games will be any good, just that they have potential in at least one Escapist staffer's mind. From A to Z, here's what we can't wait to play in 2014.

Alien Isolation

Alien: Isolation

Genre: Survival Horror
Developer: Creative Assembly
Publisher: SEGA
Platform: PS4, PC, Xbox One
Release Date: 2014

Jim says: As perhaps the biggest Alien fan on The Escapist, there's no doubt about my eagerness to play Alien: Isolation. Yes, we were dealt the bummest of dum deals with Colonial Marines, but if there's one good thing about a high profile disaster, it's that it usually makes publishers incredibly careful about the next release. SEGA has demonstrated it's taken the Colonial Marines debacle to heart - I've been personally assured that the company is working hard on distancing Isolation from past failures, and the company is making sure all the footage it shows is genuine, none of this "vertical slice" crap.

Isolation gives us one unarmed protagonist against a single big, tough, smart, scary xenomorph. From the footage so far, it looks like it might be a genuine survival horror game set in the Alien universe, and I am utterly, totally in love with that concept.

Not wanting to make the same mistake twice, I'm working to keep my excitement in check. However, I am wishing this game all the best. If it succeeds, I will be the happiest boy on Earth.

Bayonetta 2

Bayonetta 2

Genre: Action
Developer: Platinum Games
Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Wii U
Release Date: 2014

Paul Says: Other than its exclusivity to the Wii U, very little has been released on this sequel to 2010's hack and slasher action game. Which is a major bummer, cause I loved Bayonetta - it was a weird game with all kinds of insane hand to hand combat, memorable characters and insane game play that was really enjoyable -even if the soundtrack with pretty repetitive. I'm not entirely sure how Bayonetta 2 will play on the Wii U, but either way, I'm certainly looking forward to it.

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