Do you remember what great games were released in 2014? Hopefully not, because otherwise, our list won’t be of too much use for you. However, even if you’re familiar with the titles that were popular back then, we’d still recommend checking it out – for your convenience, we collected some of the best 2014 video games, so you can jump right into it and pick your favorites. Perhaps there’s still something you didn’t hear about before.

Best games of 2014
GameReleaseGenreDeveloperSale
Assassins Creed Unity 2014-11-12 Adventure Ubisoft 38% Read more
Dragon Age Inquisition Game Of The Year Edition 2014-11-18 Adventure BioWare 69% Read more
Resident Evil 4 Ultimate Hd Edition 2014-02-27 Adventure CAPCOM 76% Read more
Diablo 3 Reaper Of Souls Dlc Battlenet Key Europe 2014-03-25 Adventure Blizzard 25% Read more
Titanfall 2014-03-13 Action & Shooter Respawn Entertainment 18% Read more
Wolfenstein The New Order 2014-05-19 Action & Shooter Machine Games 82% Read more
Dark Souls Ii Scholar Of The First Sin Xbox One Key United States 2015-04-01 RPG FromSoftware, Inc 43% Read more
The Vanishing Of Ethan Carter 2014-09-25 Adventure The Astronauts 79% Read more
Lego The Hobbit 2014-04-10 Adventure Feral Interactive (Mac) 61% Read more
The Elder Scrolls Online Elsweyr The Elder Scrolls Online Key Global 2019-06-04 RPG 63% Read more
Borderlands The Pre Sequel 2014-10-14 Action & Shooter 2K Australia 92% Read more
Assetto Corsa Ultimate Edition Racing 37% Read more
Middle Earth Shadow Of Mordor 2014-09-30 Adventure Feral Interactive (Linux) 84% Read more
Middle Earth Shadow Of Mordor Game Of The Year Edition 2014-09-30 Adventure Feral Interactive (Linux) 77% Read more
South Park The Stick Of Truth 2014-03-06 Adventure Obsidian Entertainment 79% Read more
Castlevania Lords Of Shadow 2 2014-02-25 Adventure MercurySteam 78% Read more
The Elder Scrolls Online Morrowind Upgrade MMO 92% Read more
Assassins Creed Unity Xbox Live Key Global 2014-11-13 Adventure Ubisoft 93% Read more
Halo The Master Chief Collection Xbox Live Key Global 2020-11-17 Action & Shooter 343 Industries 56% Read more
Dragon Age Inquisition 2014-11-20 RPG BioWare 79% Read more
Five Nights At Freddys 2014-08-18 Adventure Scott Cawthon Read more
Call Of Duty Advanced Warfare Gold Edition 2014-11-03 Action & Shooter Raven Software Read more
Watch Dogs 2014-05-27 Adventure Ubisoft Read more
Metal Gear Solid V Ground Zeroes 2014-12-18 Adventure Kojima Productions 92% Read more
Divinity Original Sin Enhanced Edition Gogcom Key Global 2015-10-27 Adventure Larian Studios 64% Read more
The Elder Scrolls Online Greymoor Upgrade Dlc The Elder Scrolls Online Key Global 2020-05-26 RPG 76% Read more
Alien Isolation 2014-10-06 Action & Shooter Creative Assembly 81% Read more
Far Cry 4 2014-11-18 Adventure Ubisoft Montreal, Red Storm, Shanghai, Toronto, Kiev 68% Read more
Dead Rising 3 Apocalypse Edition 2014-09-05 Adventure Capcom Game Studio Vancouver 75% Read more
Assassins Creed Unity 2014-11-12 Adventure Ubisoft 32% Read more
The Elder Scrolls Online The Elder Scrolls Online Key Global 2014-04-04 MMO Zenimax Online Studios 37% Read more
The Elder Scrolls Online Collection Blackwood 2021-06-01 60% Read more
Resident Evil 4 2014-02-27 Adventure CAPCOM 80% Read more
The Sims 4 2014-09-04 Simulation Maxis 84% Read more
The Evil Within 2014-10-14 Adventure Tango Gameworks 89% Read more
This War Of Mine 2014-11-14 Adventure 11 bit studios 90% Read more
Assetto Corsa 2014-12-19 Indie Kunos Simulazioni 70% Read more
Dark Souls Ii Scholar Of The First Sin 2015-04-01 RPG FromSoftware, Inc 55% Read more
Tales From The Borderlands 2014-11-25 Adventure Telltale Games 20% Read more
Divinity Original Sin Enhanced Edition 2015-10-27 Adventure Larian Studios 57% Read more

The Sims 4

Release: 2014-09-04
Genre: Simulation
Developer: Maxis

The Sims franchise is probably among the best-known video game series of all time, and it’s not without a reason. Enjoy one of the most open-ended and unrestricted gameplays available up to date.

The Sims 4

The Sims 4 is a life and social simulation game, where you will be able to create and control a family of virtual people. Just like in real life, you will have to send them to work to make money that can be later spent to pay the rent, renovate and furnish your home, get new appliances and entertainment-related objects, or even have dinner in a local restaurant with friends.

Although The Sims 4 comes with tons of paid DLCs that further enhance the gameplay and add a multitude of new elements, such as new furniture and new leisure activities, you can still have a great time with the base game alone – it comes with so much content and has such a high replayability value out of the box, that you surely won’t get bored anytime soon.

Key features
  • A casual-friendly life and social simulation game focused on managing a Sim family
  • A world of possibilities and opportunities – unrestricted gameplay in a sandbox environment, where you can set and work towards your own goals and objectives
  • Advanced character creation and customization, so no two characters are ever exactly the same
  • Virtually unlimited replayability

Assetto Corsa

Release: 2014-12-19
Genre: Indie
Developer: Kunos Simulazioni

It’s quite hard to find a good, recent racing simulator – most of the good ones are rather old or even considered classics today. Thankfully, 2014 brought us Assetto Corsa.

Assetto Corsa

Assetto Corsa is a racing simulation game that features a huge selection of cars from dozens of popular, real-life manufacturers. The cars come in a number of different shapes and sizes – there are racing cars, rally cars, classic cars, and even Formula One cars, so you will surely find something you’ll love. There are also real-life circuits for you to compete on, which adds another layer of realism to the gameplay. What makes the game unique, however, is its attention to the simulation of physics – the cars drive according to the physics and behave just how you’d expect them to behave on the road. There are no surprises here, and if you’re an experienced driver yourself, you’ll probably be able to use your real-world skills to get the advantage in the game. Just grab a good-quality racing wheel, and you’re ready to go.

Key features
  • A racing simulation game with real-life tracks recreated with the use of laser scan technology
  • Dozens of real-world cars to choose from and master their unique behavior on the road
  • Advanced physics simulation that ensures the most accurate racing experience possible
  • In-depth car setup options that allow players to fine-tune their car to maximize its performance during a race

The Elder Scrolls Online

Release: 2014-04-04
Genre: MMO
Developer: Zenimax Online Studios

The Elder Scrolls Online for many players was like a dream come true. The series’ fans have been waiting for a huge MMORPG in the universe of The Elder Scrolls for years, and in 2014 they’ve finally got a chance to play.

The Elder Scrolls Online

The Elder Scrolls Online is an MMORPG that will look very familiar if you played Skyrim ever before. It’s a fantasy game set in a medieval-inspired universe of The Elder Scrolls. It’s a world, where magic and mythical creatures aren’t anything uncommon. A world, where humans live together with all sorts of other intelligent races. A world is torn by conflicts and political differences. From now on, it’s also your world, where you’ll have to train your character, complete a variety of quests, defeat dangerous creatures and find legendary treasures. Choose your class and make the best use of all the available abilities and skills – that’s your only way to succeed and survive in this dark and unforgiving world.

Key features
  • Addictive MMORPG in The Elder Scrolls universe
  • Open-ended, non-linear gameplay that gives players a lot of freedom in a beautiful fantasy world
  • Lots of character customization options – from appearance to available abilities
  • Puts emphasis on online multiplayer, but lone wolves will also find plenty of fun things to do

Resident Evil 4 Ultimate HD Edition

Release: 2014-02-27
Genre: Adventure
Developer: CAPCOM

Some may be surprised to see a 2005 game on the list, but here we’re not talking about the original RE4, but about the Ultimate HD version from 2014 – a version that gave the game a second life.

Resident Evil 4 Ultimate HD Edition

Resident Evil 4 continues the Resident Evil series, but this time developers tried to deliver something slightly different. As a result, the game focuses more on combat rather than puzzles and exploration, which can be considered a nice change of pace. Don’t get too cocky, though – you’re just a special agent, you’re not immortal. Pay attention to the surroundings and the incoming hordes of parasite-controlled enemies, or you may quickly find out how fragile a human body really is.

The Ultimate HD Edition plays mostly the same as the original game – gameplay remained largely untouched. It’s the refreshed graphics that make the difference here, and it’s well worth the money.

Key features
  • A classic survival horror presented in a new, more modern way
  • An intriguing story that revolves around a dangerous, mind-controlling parasite
  • Gameplay that combines fast-paced action, gunplay, quick time events, and puzzle solving
  • Great, terrifying atmosphere, and memorable characters

Divinity: Original Sin

Release: 2015-10-27
Genre: Adventure
Developer: Larian Studios

Divinity: Original Sin may not be among the most popular role-playing games out there, but it surely is one of the highest-rated ones, especially when speaking of games released in 2014.

Divinity: Original Sin

Divinity: Original Sin is a role-playing game that takes place in a fantasy world, full of mythical creatures, legendary treasures, and formidable opponents. The game’s story focuses on two main characters who seem to be destined to achieve great things when they work together. Divinity combines turn-based combat with great voice acting, a beautiful and colorful world, and a lot of humorous dialogues, to give players one of the most immersive and casual-friendly role-playing experiences available.

It’s also worth noting the game’s well-made co-operation mode, where both players can influence the outcome of the quests and decisions they make. Whenever there’s an argument, players can play a simple minigame to see who will have the final word. If you’ve got a friend to play with, be sure to check this game out together – it’s super fun.

Key features
  • An epic role-playing journey in a vast, fantasy world
  • Advanced character customization – create your very own personal hero and test his might in fierce, turn-based encounters
  • Great atmosphere, thanks to the ubiquitous humor and the beautiful visuals full of vivid colors
  • Fun multiplayer coop mode, where both players can play their role in the story

Dragon Age: Inquisition

Release: 2014-11-20
Genre: RPG
Developer: BioWare

Are you ready for a new fantasy quest? Then become the Inquisitor and close the mysterious Breach that spawns demonic creatures and threatens the very existence of mankind.

Dragon Age: Inquisition

Dragon Age: Inquisition is a perfect example of how to save the franchise. Although Dragon Age II was by no means a bad game, it was criticized for the lack of complexity of its predecessor – Inquisition was meant to fix that and return to the series’ roots, but still remain as approachable as possible for newcomers and novice players. The community appreciated the change, turning DA: Inquisition into one of Bioware’s best-selling games of all time. If you’re curious what epic adventures, dangers, and challenges are waiting for the players in this carefully tailored world that lives its own life, then pick your copy of the game and jump right into the action.

Key features
  • A beautiful, semi-open fantasy world that can be explored freely
  • 4 playable races and 3 different character classes that make it easy to create your dream hero who will suit your playstyle best
  • Combat that rewards teamwork and encourages smart usage of available abilities
  • A fun co-op multiplayer mode that resembles a dungeon crawler

Assassin's Creed Unity

Release: 2014-11-13
Genre: Adventure
Developer: Ubisoft

2014 was also the year of another Assassin’s Creed game release – AC Unity. Despite rather mixed reviews at first, the game turned out to be a worthy mention in the Assassin’s Creed franchise.

Assassin's Creed Unity

Assassin’s Creed Unity, just like its predecessors in the well-known AC franchise, focuses on the never-ending conflict between the Templar Order, which believes that only total control can lead humanity to a brighter future, and the Assassins, who believe that people should be free and make their own decisions. The game puts emphasis on stealth elements – silent kills with the famous hidden blade or deadly crossbow, sneaking past guards, and so on, but if there’s no other way, one can also resort to brute force and slash his way through packs of enemy soldiers. The game features a huge open-world environment, which, mixed with its breathtaking visuals, creates an environment that you won’t soon forget.

Key features
  • A huge open-world environment that can be roamed and explored freely
  • An appealing story that mixes real-world historical characters and events with the fictional conflict between Assassins and Templars
  • Gameplay focused on staying low and utilizing stealth tactics
  • Gorgeous presentation layer with astonishing landscapes and highly detailed surroundings

Dead Rising 3

Release: 2014-09-05
Genre: Adventure
Developer: Capcom Game Studio Vancouver

If you think that Dead Rising 3 is just yet another dark and depressing zombie apocalypse survival shooter, then you’re in for a nice surprise, because this game throws realism out of the window and brings a ton of pure, ridiculous fun in exchange.

Dead Rising 3

Do you fancy some fast-paced action in a zombie-infected world, where gameplay leans more towards the ridiculous side of the realism spectrum? Dead Rising 3 is exactly that, and it will surely bring a smile to your face on numerous occasions, especially when you start exploring the available arsenal of deadly weapons that can be used during encounters. An explosive toy bear, a giant hookah, a horse head mask – you get the idea. There are, of course, some serious ones, too, such as flamethrowers, shotguns, and handguns, but who would’ve used these, if you can fight with the use of an electric guitar, a female mannequin, or with a pair of chainsaws.

Key features
  • A dynamic action-adventure game in a huge open-world environment
  • Unrestricted gameplay that revolves around murdering hordes of ravenous zombies
  • A huge selection of available weapons to find and craft, including tons of not-so-obvious ones, such as explosive toy bears
  • A great multiplayer mode that multiplies the fun

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Release: 2014-09-30
Genre: Adventure
Developer: Feral Interactive (Linux)

There were some amazing AAA titles that came out in 2014. Some of them we already mentioned above, but there’s also Shadow of Mordor – a game that will take you straight to Tolkien’s universe.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is an action-adventure game based upon the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, which means that you will have the unique opportunity to interact with Tolkien’s legendarium and experience it all firsthand. The game received praise for its atmosphere and the fact that it stays true to the spirit of the original works – this ensures that even if you didn’t read Tolkien’s novels yet, you will be able to fully appreciate what Monolith Productions has prepared for you.

The game features a huge open world that can be explored freely. It also gives players a lot of room when it comes to character development – there are various upgrade options waiting for you, and each will make your character considerably stronger. This will come in handy when you’ll be trying to infiltrate Sauron’s army and dominate his generals within the game’s sophisticated Nemesis system.

Key features
  • An epic adventure in a fantasy world based upon the works of J. R. R. Tolkien
  • A vast open-world environment with collectibles scattered around to ignite the spark of an explorer in you
  • One-of-a-kind Nemesis system – spy on enemy leaders, learn about their weaknesses, track them down, and interrogate them to infiltrate Sauron’s ranks
  • The fluid combat system, character progression, and a lot of unlockable abilities

Dark Souls II

Release: 2015-04-01
Genre: RPG
Developer: FromSoftware, Inc

Finally, there’s also Dark Souls II – a game that will test your patience by killing you over and over with its cunning enemies, hidden traps, and surprising encounters.

Dark Souls II

FromSoftware’s games are well known for their challenging difficulty level, and it’s no different in Dark Souls II, an incredibly addictive action role-playing fantasy game from 2014. The title revolves mainly around killing increasingly difficult bosses, but exploration also plays an important role, as it allows you to find hidden treasures, some of which could be incredibly helpful during certain enemy encounters.

One of the coolest features of the entire Dark Souls franchise – besides the amazing skill-based combat system – is its multiplayer interactions. Although the game is played in the single-player mode most of the time, other players can be summoned to help you fight a boss, or they can randomly invade your world to kill you and claim your souls. Players can also leave simple messages on the floor for other players to read – this way people can warn each other about incoming dangers or point them in the direction of hidden places.

Dark Souls is definitely a must-play. Just try to not destroy your personal computer out of anger after you died 50 times in a row to a certain boss.

Key features
  • The gameplay focused on exploration and killing incredibly strong bosses
  • A fluid combat system that requires good stamina management and timing – a well-timed parry can turn the tides of a duel
  • Extremely challenging difficulty level at first, but becomes easier as you learn more about the game and master your combat skills
  • Rich lore that requires a bit of work to piece it all together, as it’s mostly hidden in various item descriptions

The Best 2014 Video Games for PC

If you’re bored with video gaming because there are no recent games that would seem appealing to you, maybe it would be a good idea to check some older titles instead. The year 2014 brought us some great PC games to enjoy, from indie to AAA, from simulations to action-adventures – it’s more than likely that there’s still something you didn’t play or something that would be great to return to.

If you’re wondering what games were considered best in 2014 and are still worth trying out, check out our list above.