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Most Anticipated PC Games of 2014

Five Must Have PC Games Scheduled for 2014 Release

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My list of the most anticipated PC games of 2014 is a short list of games scheduled for release in 2014 that have received a lot of attention from both critics and fans alike. While this list is by no means a complete list of all the highly anticipated releases planned for 2014 it does give us an early look into some of the games we can expect this year. Annual release games such as Call of Duty have not been included here simply because they are on an annual release schedule and are expected rather than highly anticipated. If this list is any indication, 2014 will be a great year for fans of computer role playing games, with 3 of the 5 titles in my list falling into the RPG genre.

1. Wasteland 2

Wasteland 2
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Release Date: TDB 2014
Genre: RPG
Theme: Post-Apocalyptic
Game Modes: Single player, muliplayer
Game Series: Wasteland
After 26 years, we're finally getting a sequel to Wasteland one of the most highly regards and ground breaking PC games ever released. Development on Wasteland 2 was started after a very successfully Kickstarter campaign in 2012 which saw the game raise nearly $3 million dollars. Wasteland 2 follows up on the events of Wasteland and will even feature characters from the original game such as Snake Vargas, who is now General Vargas and the leader of the Desert Rangers. Like the original game, Wasteland 2 is a turn based role playing game and it will also include tactical combat. Players will control a party of four Desert Rangers, expandable to seven, each of which can be customized to players liking including appearance, skills and stats. While Wasteland 2 was released as an early access beta through Steam in December 2013, the final retail release does not have a solid release date but is expected sometime in 2014.

2. Titanfall

Titanfall Box
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Release Date: Mar 11, 2014
Genre: Action, First Person Shooter
Theme: Sci-Fi
Game Modes: Muliplayer
Titanfall is a sci-fi first person shooter that is a Microsoft exclusive game for all three of their gaming platforms; Windows, Xbox One, and Xbox 360. As winner of over 60 E3 2013 awards Titanfall has become one of the most anticipated games for 2014. The game is a multiplayer combat game that drops up to twelve players onto a map where they will fight to complete team based objectives running on ground as foot soldier or in mechanized walkers. One of the main game play objectives is for players to deploy a Titan, which they can then pilot and assist team in completing overall objectives. There are a variety of different types of titans each having unique abilities and appearance. Titanfall has been critically praised in pre-release previews and at the E3 2013 convention where it took home six E3 Critics Awards.

3. Diablo III: Reaper of Souls

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Box
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Release Date: Mar 25, 2014
Genre: Action RPG
Theme: Fantasy
Game Modes: Single player, muliplayer
Game Series: Diablo
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls is the first expansion pack for Diablo III and is due out for the PC on March 25, 2013. Reaper of Souls introduces a number of new game play features, most notable is the new Crusader character class. It is a defensive minded class that has ability to use large weapons and magic. The expansion pack also introduces a fifth act into the game's storyline which covers the quest to stop Malthael and his minions. Also included in the expansion is a new campaign game mode called Adventure model that allows players to freely explore the game world at their own pace. Finally Reaper of Souls will also raise the level cap of all character classes from level 60 up to level 70.
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4. Dragon Age: Inquisition

Dragon Age Inquisition
© EA
Release Date: Q3 2014
Genre: Action RPG
Theme: Fantasy
Game Modes: Single player
Game Series: Dragon Age
Dragon Age: Inquisition is the third main title released in the Dragon Age series of fantasy role playing games. Most playable races from the previous two games will be making a return in Dragon Age Inquisition. Combat in Dragon Age Inquisition will be slightly and the tactical view makes a return after being left out of Dragon Age II. The game is set in the same world as the previous titles but will have more territory to explore in Inquisition.

5. Thief

Thief
© Ubisoft
Release Date: Feb 25, 2014
Genre: Action, First & Third Person
Theme: Stealth
Game Modes: Single player, muliplayer
Game Series: Thief
The game to get the earliest release in 2014 from this list is Thief. Thief is the reboot of the Thief series of stealth games that were released in three titles from 1998 - 2004. This new version of Thief will feature first person perspective game play that will switch to the third person in certain situations and cut scenes. In the game players controls a thief named Garrett who has returned to his home town to find it in turmoil from the plague and wealthy citizens who have been able avoid the hardships of many. The game play is includes multiple paths to completing objectives and the choices made throughout the game will affect the outcome.
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