Top 10 Videogames To Look Out For In Q4 2014


I love playing videogames, and though I have 1001 (well, not quite but it feels like it) in my collection left to play, I’m always on the lookout for the next visually-stunning, gameplay-intensive game to hit PC and consoles.

With Christmas around the corner (argh!!!), there’s plenty of videogames that are set to release in Q4 to take advantage of those looking to buy presents for their loved ones. Let’s face it, this time of the year, when it’s going colder, is when we gamers are more likely to stay inside in the comforting, warm glow of the television screen, playing videogames for hours on end.

So below are the Top 10 videogames that I recommend you look out for in the next few months, along with a handy link to Flubit, a new service which can help you bag games cheaper than what Amazon are selling them for. Score!

The Evil Within
Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3 and PC
UK release date: 14th October 2014
From the makers of the Resident Evil series of games comes The Evil Within, a survival horror where you play as Detective Sebastian Castellanos who awakes to find himself in a disturbing world full of hideous creatures, after investigating a murder. With a real-time, constantly changing environment, The Evil Within looks like every horror gaming fan’s dream, especially if you enjoy Resident Evil and Silent Hill. I’ll be checking this game out for sure, just, errr… pass me a cushion please to peep from behind!

Xbox One and PS4 (PC to follow in January 2015)
UK release date: 18th November 2014
Yes, I know it’s been out for a while but November heralds the arrival of Grand Theft Auto V to Xbox One and PS4 and creators Rockstar have added some new bits to the game alongside its glorious visuals with more detail than ever seen before. Play as Michael, Trevor and Franklin as you take on missions within Los Santos. Buying the game also opens up Grand Theft Auto Online, which is essentially a game of its own where players can play with their friends and others online by completing jobs or participating in races, just to name a few.

Lords Of the Fallen
Xbox One, PS4 and PC
UK release date: 31st October 2014
A fantasy RPG, Lords of the Fallen is set in a world where humanity has defeated its God, but the God’s army, led by the Lords, has risen to do battle with the humans. Lords of the Fallen sounds ideal for fans of Skyrim and others, with a focus on magic and combat to defeat the foes.

Far Cry 4
Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3 and PC
UK release date: 18th November 2014
Immerse yourself in the vast open world of Far Cry 4, which is bigger, better and more varied than before! Yes, Far Cry is back and this time you can play with drop-in/drop-out co-op to make things even more interesting. There’s gadgets, guns and an abundance of wildlife from elephants to honey badgers, making Far Cry 4 one of the most visually interesting games on my list this year!

Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
UK release date: 14th November 2014
Xbox One, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, PS3, Nintendo 3DS, PS Vita and PC
Entertaining both kids and adults, Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham looks set to be the finest Lego instalment yet! With charismatic wit and chock full of fun, Batman must team up with his fellow DC Comics superheroes to tackle the evil Brainiac who’s intent on destroying the Earth! Apparently there’s over 150 characters to lpay and unlock in the game which will keep your little un and yourself busy for quite some time.

Dragon Age Inquisition
Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3 and PC
UK release date: 21st November 2014
Everyone loves dragons and in this medieval fantasy RPG, there’s plenty of them on the scene as you must create peace in a time when mages and templars are at each others throats. Explore caves and castles and make decisions in combat and during the gameplay to effect the outcome of your quest as the inquisitors. If you’ve already enjoyed the previous Dragon Age outings, this will be on your list to check out.

Borderlands – The Pre-Sequel
Xbox 360, PS3 and PC
UK release date: 17th October 2014
I’ve never played Borderlands, but I know it has a hell of a following. Fans are counting down the days until the third game, Borderlands – The Pre-Sequel, hits the shelves. Set on Pandora’s Moon, feel the low level gravity as you bounce, shoot n loot your way through the environment, and discover the origins of some of your favourite villains.

Alien: Isolation
Xbox 360, PS3, Xbox One, PS4 and PC
UK release date: 7th October 2014
After the disappointment of Colonial Marines, a lot of high hopes are being put upon Alien: Isolation where the player will take control of Amanda Ripley, Ellen’s daughter who seeks to discover the truth behind her mother’s disappearance and who ends up running into the very creatures her mother faced: the Xenomorphs. The bonus content has fans salivating with the opportunity to play as Ellen Ripley, Dallas or Parker in a level which sees the trio attempt to fight off the alien aboard the Nostromo. Who wouldn’t want to play that?!

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor
Xbox 360, PS3, Xbox One, PS4 and PC
UK release date: 3rd October 2014
A resurrected ranger Talion seeks revenge on those who wronged him in this Lord of the Rings spin-off game. This game is a bloody affair as you do battle through Mordor so expect amazing visuals and a unique experience with the game’s dynamic Nemesis System which shapes the game to your actions. Fans of Tolkien and fantasy games will be in their element, as long as they’re over the age of 18! This game is certainly not for kids.

WWE 2K15
Xbox 360, PS3, Xbox One and PS4
UK release date: 21st November 2014
The last time I played a WWE game it was still called WWF and it was probably Smackdown, so to say I’m behind with the games is an understatement. If I had a console (I’m a PC gamer), I’d get the latest instalment WWE 2K15 like a flash. The trailer boasts super realistic wrestling superstars which you’ll be able to control during the game. Fly off the ring ropes, spear your opponents and smack each other over the head with a chair. Yes, you can do this and so much more! The best bit is that you can have all the fun of wrestling without leaving your chair and succumbing to the injuries. These games are always a lot of fun when playing solo but especially when playing multiplayer.

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I love practical effects, stop-motion animation and gore, but most of all I love a good story! I adore B-movies and exploitation films in many of their guises and also have a soft spot for creature features. I review a wide range of media including movies, TV series, books and videogames. I'm a massive fan of author Hunter S. Thompson and I enjoy various genre of videogames with Kingdom Hearts and Harvest Moon two of my all time favs. Currently playing: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Yakuza Zero and Mafia III.

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