2014 has been a great year for gaming so far, but there’s still a few months to go. This list highlights five of the most anticipated releases left in the year for the Playstation 4. Check it out, and leave a comment with your own list at the end!
Destiny largely remains a mystery at this point, mostly because what Bungie reports is at odds with what players experienced in the Alpha and Beta for the game. While still a hotly anticipated title, there’s the lingering fear that the game will be too short, and the lack of social options to create groups on the fly for the highest level of endgame content has rubbed a lot of people the wrong. Despite these potential issues, Destiny is still shaping up to be a beautiful, well-designed shooter that may fall just short for the hardcore crowd.
Driveclub has survived numerous delays and a muddled message about the available content, and remains one of the most anticipated PS4 exclusives left in the year. Every screenshot and video released looks amazing, and Evolution studios has an impressive history behind them. The biggest problems that the game could face at this point would be just how restrictive the free PSPlus version is versus the paid edition of the game, and will fans who expected this on day one feel cheated? It doesn’t look like that will be the case.
Far Cry 4
Far Cry 4 came out of nowhere at E3 and blew everyone away with the new Himalayan setting, wingsuits, and ride-able elephants. In short, this looks like the logical next step for Far Cry. This doesn’t include the impressive-on-paper multiplayer options, and the fact that it’s the sequel to one of the best shooters in recent memory. Far Cry 4 is going to be a force to be reckoned with when it releases later this year.
NHL 15 probably would not have made this list if it wasn’t for the impressive demo that was recently released. The game is completely revamped for the franchise’s first next-gen release, and it looks and plays great. The NBC partnership adds a level of authenticity to the presentation, the new puck and player physics have the game feeling more like hockey than ever before, and all those years of tuning the gameplay have finally payed off. NHL 15 is looking great, and is a frontrunner in the sports department in 2014.
The Evil Within
Without a doubt the most divisive entry in this list, The Evil Within is one for the oldschool gamers out there. Shinji Mikami is a name that still carries a lot of weight to horror fans, and even if what has been shown for this game doesn’t look all the original or polished, it has that certain special feel that hasn’t been felt in survival horror since Resident Evil 4. Hopefully, The Evil Within is the first step in a new direction for horror games.