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The Escapist's Most Anticipated Games of 2014

The Escapist Staff | 27 Jan 2014 10:00
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Genre: Survival Sandbox
Developer: Epic Games
Publisher: Epic Games
Platform: PC
Release Date: 2014

Schuyler says: Fortnite, a game originally announced in 2011 by Epic, is finally going to be coming to consumers this year. Epic is bringing tower defense to the next level with this game about building forts and keeping back the waves upon waves of monsters. It's about time that the Tower Defense genre gets an overhaul, this genre has been ripe for a reboot from the basic top down battles, and Epic is the team to usher in the future of gaming. To those of you that have been enjoying DayZ and other modern monster games, we suggest you hop onto this bandwagon and prepare for a game that will almost certainly knock your socks off.



Genre: Open World RPG
Developer: AAD Productions
Publisher: AAD Productions
Platform: PC
Release Date: Q2 2014

Justin says: I love exploring in games. I'm the kind of person that will go through the trouble of say always going left until I reach dead ends just so that I can ensure I see every room of a castle, each path through the forest and all the dank corners of some cave. If you see a bit of yourself in that description, then Frontiers is a game practically tailor-made for you. While survival must still be considered, like staying warm and not going hungry, the game promises a more relaxing pace. The goal is to keep you more immersed in the world, even fast traveling is done differently to denote you actually moving across the map itself. While the game has slipped from its expected January release, then again what Kickstarter hasn't, expect to hopefully see this sometime this spring.

Galactic Civilizations 3

Galactic Civilization 3

Genre: Turn-Based Strategy
Developer: Stardock
Publisher: Stardock
Platform: PC
Release Date: 2014

Paul Says: I loved Galactic Civilizations 2 and all its expansions, so was super stoked to hear that Stardock announced a brand new entry into the series and hopefully another fantastic 4X Strategy game I can sink countless hours into. Featuring overhauled game mechanics and the return of its ever popular and robust ship creator (one aspect of the game I lost so much time playing around with), strategy fans are definitely going to one to keep an eye on this one. As for me, well, it's pretty much a day one purchase.

Game of Thrones: Telltale

Game of Thrones

Genre: Adventure
Developer: Telltale Games
Publisher: Telltale Games
Platform: TBA
Release Date: 2014

Justin says: The developers behind The Walking Dead, Telltale Games, are making a Game of Thrones game. That's all we know, and let's face it, that's all we need to know. I can't wait to see what they'll do with the license. Will it follow the characters? It would certainly bring new meaning to "A Lannister never forgets." when those little reminder messages pop up. Perhaps they'll take a note from The Walking Deadgame though and look to simply tell another story in the world. A Song of Ice and Fire is almost as rich with detail as it is vast. Would it be too extreme to set the game entirely outside of Westeros? We are eagerly awaiting more details.

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