Hedgehog’s Most Anticipated Games of the New Generation


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By Hedge

The next generation is upon us, and with it come a whole slew of newly announced games to whet our appetites. VGX ahs just ended, giving us even more titles to look forward to. These are my most anticipated games of the coming year and by all the evidence I am going to be one poor mofo. Let’s get right on with it, shall we?

Thief

Platforms: PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC

As a huge fan of the Thief series, I’m eager to play this. Although the trailer is action heavy, I’m confident from various interviews that the stealth gameplay I love is intact.

inFamous: Second Son

Platform: PS4 exclusive

I never actually played the original inFamous, or inFamous 2, but this is one sequel that, like Killzone: Shadow Fall, really grabbed my attention.

Watch_Dogs

Platforms: PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC

We all know I’m looking forward to this one. Before the delay, this is the game I initially bought a Playstation 4 to play.

The Evil Within

Platforms: PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC

The Evil Within is a new survival horror title from Shinji Mikami, creator of the Resident Evil series and basically the father of the survival horror genre.

Outlast

Platforms: PC (available now), PS4 (coming 2014)

Although technically already available, this truly novel and justifiably terrifying first person survival game is due for release on PS4 in the coming months. In this game you play a journalist, investigating an abandoned mental asylum. Incapable of combat your only options are to run and to hide. One unique gameplay mechanic is the use of a night vision camcorder as your main method of sight.

Essentially this is Found Footage Horror Movie: The Game, and I cannot wait.

The Division

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

An exclusively next gen title, Tom Clancy’s The Division is a third person tactical shooter with rich online gameplay and a stunningly immersive engine, as demonstrated below. This is one game I am eager to play.

Destiny

Platforms: PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One

Destiny is the new IP from Halo creators Bungie. Set in a future with human exploration of space, alien colonists on Earth and floating spherical robots voiced by Peter Dinklage. With a heavy focus on seamless multiplayer. Sign me up.

This one I am personally very excited for, having consumed more preview content in the last few days than I can keep track of. I’m registered for the PS4 beta in early 2014, so keep an eye on House of Geekery for more Destiny content in the coming months.

Oddworld: New N’ Tasty

Platforms: PS4 exclusive

Abe is back in a HD recreation of the original game by Oddworld Inhabitants. Now in stunning 2.5D.

The Order: 1886

Platform: PS4 exclusive

Steampunk. Victorian. Supernatural. I’m not sure what to make of this game, but it sure looks like fun.

Dying Light

Platforms: PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC

From the creators of the impressive but ultimately bug-filled Dead Island, Dying Light is a parkour inspired open world zombie game. And we can never get enough of those.

Dragon Age: Inquisition

Platforms: PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC

This looks to be a lot more immersive and far reaching than previous games in the series and with next gen visuals, it’s stunning to look at too.

Transistor

Platforms: PS4, Windows, OSX, Linux

I hadn’t heard of this game until the VGX and it was a stand out title for me. Those combat mechanics are certainly intriguing. Remind me of VATS from the Fallout series, but more dynamic.

The Lego Movie Videogame

Platforms: PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC, Wiiu, 3DS, Playstation Vita and probably microwaves too because why not

The Lego Movie looks superb and of course being Lego this means that there will be both playsets and a videogame. Unlike most entrants in the Lego game series, everything in this is made of bricks which could lead to some interesting gameplay, or might just look cool. Either way, I’m sold. Loved lego City Undercover and I’m currently enjoying the shit out of Lego Marvel Superheroes.

Broken Age

Platforms: iOS, OSX, Windows, Android, Linux and Ouya

Starring Elijah Wood, this is a point and click adventure game from Double Fine. Looks pretty.

The Witness

Platform: PS4, PC and iOS

I don’t really know what this is but it looks like MYST. MYST is the best. Ergo.

Mario Kart 8

Platform: WiiU Exclusive

It’s Mario Kart. What else do I need to say. If you own a WiiU, you’re buying this game.

Super Smash Bros WiiU

Platform: WiiU Exclusive

Another must have for WiiU owners.

Routine

Platforms: PC (post PC release on PS4 suggested but not confirmed)

A first person horror title, set in an abandoned moon base with a gorgeous 80s science fiction aesthetic, and with a permadeath system to increase the thrill? Sign me right the fuck up.

No Man’s Sky

Platforms: I honestly can’t find any solid information, but I’m lead to believe it’s a next gen console title.

This game came out of nowhere to basically win VGX. A procedurally generated, MMO space exploration game. Deep gameplay, total freedom, gorgeous art style. Every planet is generated upon contact, but once discovered becomes a permanent fixture for all players of the game. I’m so into this.

Daylight

Platforms: PS4 (possibly others, hard to find info on it)

Another title featuring procedural generation, Daylight is a survival horror title featuring ghosts and a changing landscape of dark corridors.

These are my most anticipated games, but there’s so much more out there. Share your picks in the comments. Give us even more to play.

H