Developer: Respawn Entertainment
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Release date: March 2014 (Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC)
Titanfall is a multiplayer shooter by the same people who revolutionized the genre with the Call of Duty series – this alone should be enough to justify the game’s appearance on this list. If that is not enough for you, consider the fact that every jetpack-wearing soldier can call a giant mech down from orbit to join the fight. Respawn Entertainment has worked hard to create the perfect balance between the fact-paced foot soldiers and the lumbering Titans, and it seems to have paid off. Titanfall looks like pure adrenaline-packed multiplayer fun, that doesn’t hold back.
Release date: September 2014 (Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3)
Destiny is more than just your run-of-the-mill next-gen open world MMO – it’s a next-gen open solar system “shared-world” FPS that looks so beautiful it hurts. The player, a guardian of the last human city, will join a group of friends and save the remnants of humanity from a hostile alien race together. Bungie (yes, the same folks who brought as Halo) are promising a “live” universe, where dynamic in-game events can happen anytime, anywhere. We’ve never been this excited about the inevitable extinction of the human race.
The Order: 1886
Developer: Ready at Dawn
Release date: Q3 2014 (PS4)
While we don’t know all that much about The Order: 1886, we do know it involves the legend of king Arthur, Victorian London, sci-fi weapons and werewolves. This combination, at least to us, seems like a very good reason to get at least a little bit intrigued. We’ll get more information about Ready at Dawn’s shooter in a week or two, and until then we’ll be stewing in silent anticipation.
Hotline Miam 2: Wrong Number
Developer: Dennaton Games
Publisher: Devolver Digital
Release date: Q3 2014 (PS4, PS Vita, PC)
The first Hotline Miami became an instant classic thanks to its brutal gameplay, simple yet effective visuals and amazing soundtrack. Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number promises to bring all that back, and then some. It features serial killers, masked vigilantes, lots of violence and other dark themes, but that’s all part of the messed-up fan that is Hotline Miami 2.
Wolfenstein: The New Order
Release date: TBA 2014 (Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
B.J. Blazkowicz, the world’s most famous Nazi killer, is back for another game in the long-lived Wolfenstein series, and we could be happier. Wolfenstein: The New Order isn’t just a cool (and slightly terrifying) “what if the Germany won WWII” scenario; it is also as that classic shooter vibe to it. The ability to Blast away Nazis in mechsuits with lasers and rockets should automatically put this game on the list of any FPS fan. Our trigger finger is itching just thinking about it.
Developer: Platinum Games
Release date: TBA 2014 (Wii U)
The decision to release Baynotta 2 exclusively on the Wii U still perplexes us, since the original game was available on both the Xbox 360 and PS3. However, by the looks of things, Platinum Games are still focused on making Baynotta 2 as fast-paced and over the top as ever. The new two-player mode is also something we are really looking forward to. It’s safe to say we are not the only ones who bought Nintendo’s new console just for a chance to play this game.
Developer: Arkane Studios (rumored)
Release date: ???
Ever since we first saw Prey 2 behind closed doors at Gamescom 2011, we completely fell in love with it. The awe-inspiring alien world of Exodus, the U.S. Marshal turned intergalactic bounty hunter protagonist and his array of deadly gadgets, the fluid combat system with so many options to choose from – all of these captured our imagination right from the start. Prey 2 still doesn’t have an official release date, and we’re not even sure if it’s still in development. We are just very, very hopeful that this year would be the year we get to play it.Some of our posts include links to online retail stores. We get a small cut if you buy something through one of our links. Don't worry, it doesn't cost you anything extra.