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.
|Assassins Creed Unity||2014-11-12||Adventure||Ubisoft|
|Dragon Age Inquisition Game Of The Year Edition||2014-11-18||Adventure||BioWare||65%|
|Resident Evil 4 Ultimate Hd Edition||2014-02-27||Adventure||CAPCOM||78%|
|Diablo 3 Reaper Of Souls Dlc||2014-03-25||Adventure||Blizzard||33%|
|Titanfall||2014-03-13||Action & Shooter||Respawn Entertainment||5%|
|Wolfenstein The New Order||2014-05-19||Action & Shooter||Machine Games||78%|
|Dark Souls Ii Scholar Of The First Sin||2015-04-01||RPG||FromSoftware, Inc|
|The Vanishing Of Ethan Carter||2014-09-25||Adventure||The Astronauts||82%|
|Lego The Hobbit||2014-04-10||Adventure||Feral Interactive (Mac)||56%|
|The Elder Scrolls Online Elsweyr||2019-06-04||RPG||55%|
|Borderlands The Pre Sequel||2014-10-14||Action & Shooter||2K Australia||93%|
|Assetto Corsa Ultimate Edition||2018-04-20||Racing||Kunos Simulazioni|
|Middle Earth Shadow Of Mordor||2014-09-30||Adventure||Feral Interactive (Linux)||84%|
|Middle Earth Shadow Of Mordor Game Of The Year Edition||2014-09-30||Adventure||Feral Interactive (Linux)||81%|
|South Park The Stick Of Truth||2014-03-06||Adventure||Obsidian Entertainment||80%|
|Castlevania Lords Of Shadow 2||2014-02-25||Adventure||MercurySteam||79%|
|The Elder Scrolls Online Morrowind Upgrade||MMO||91%|
|Assassins Creed Unity||2014-11-13||Adventure||Ubisoft||94%|
|Halo The Master Chief Collection||2020-11-17||Action & Shooter||343 Industries||55%|
|Dragon Age Inquisition||2014-11-20||RPG||BioWare||77%|
|Five Nights At Freddys||2014-08-18||Adventure||Scott Cawthon|
|Call Of Duty Advanced Warfare Gold Edition||2014-11-03||Action & Shooter||Raven Software||10%|
|Metal Gear Solid V Ground Zeroes||2014-12-18||Adventure||Kojima Productions||90%|
|Divinity Original Sin Enhanced Edition||2015-10-27||Adventure||Larian Studios||55%|
|The Elder Scrolls Online Greymoor Upgrade DLC||2020-05-26||RPG||56%|
|Alien Isolation||2014-10-06||Action & Shooter||Creative Assembly||82%|
|Far Cry 4||2014-11-18||Adventure||Ubisoft Montreal, Red Storm, Shanghai, Toronto, Kiev||61%|
|Dead Rising 3 Apocalypse Edition||2014-09-05||Adventure||Capcom Game Studio Vancouver||78%|
|Assassins Creed Unity||2014-11-12||Adventure||Ubisoft||7%|
|The Elder Scrolls Online||2014-04-04||MMO||Zenimax Online Studios||44%|
|The Elder Scrolls Online Collection Blackwood||2021-06-01||23%|
|Resident Evil 4||2014-02-27||Adventure||CAPCOM||80%|
|The Sims 4||2014-09-04||Simulation||Maxis||76%|
|The Evil Within||2014-10-14||Adventure||Tango Gameworks||87%|
|This War Of Mine||2014-11-14||Adventure||11 bit studios||91%|
|Assetto Corsa||2014-12-19||Indie||Kunos Simulazioni||36%|
|Dark Souls Ii Scholar Of The First Sin||2015-04-01||RPG||FromSoftware, Inc||39%|
|Tales From The Borderlands||2014-11-25||Adventure||Telltale Games||15%|
|Divinity Original Sin Enhanced Edition||2015-10-27||Adventure||Larian Studios||63%|
The Sims 4
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 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.
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 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.
The Elder Scrolls Online
|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 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.
Resident Evil 4 Ultimate HD Edition
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 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.
Divinity: Original Sin
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 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.
Dragon Age: Inquisition
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 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.
Assassin's Creed Unity
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, 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.
Dead Rising 3
|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.
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.
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
|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 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.
Dark Souls II
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.
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.
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.