Welcome to the updated and improved our PC Game Release Date Mega List of (almost) every upcoming PC game of 2014. If you’re still reading the older 2014 PC games list that was put together at the start of the year, stop it. This is the more up to date one.
Listed release dates might be US or EU, depending on which one I became aware of first. Where no release date is known, I’ve given the nearest annual quarter or best guess based on the latest information. You’ll get the general idea.
If a game is in Steam’s early access I consider it to be ‘out’ to some extent (you can buy it, after all,) but I’ve tended to make individual decisions for games of that nature; especially in cases where there’s an indication of when the game might actually be finished. The same goes for titles like Elite: Dangerous or Star Citizen with external paid alpha/beta stages.
There will of course be absolutely shed-loads of indie games released in addition to everything listed here. It’s impossible to include all of those, in part because I often don’t know they exist until about a week before release (or later.)
If there are any notable absentees, please point them out in the comments below and I’ll see about getting them included.
Grid Autosport (Codemasters Racing): 24 June
Latest racing effort from Codemasters. Their attempt to say sorry to the people they upset with Grid 2.
Company of Heroes 2 Western Front Armies (Relic Entertainment): 24 June
A stand-alone expansion adding a couple more multiplayer (and multiplayer only) armies to Relic’s RTS.
Valiant Hearts: The Great War (Ubisoft): 25 June
The plight of ordinary World War One soldiers (and their dog) in a graphic novel style, courtesy of the UbiArt engine.
Sniper Elite 3 (Rebellion): 27 June
Popping melons. Bursting noggins. Shooting a bullet into a man’s brain resulting in his gruesome death. Call it what you will.
Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare (Popcap): 27 June
Looks like EA is trying to grow some microtransactions again. May flourish, or be one for the compost heap.
Divinity: Original Sin (Larian Studios): 30 June
Larian’s fantasy series returns to a top-down isometric view for this option-laden RPG.
Etherium (Tindalos Interactive): June
A traditional looking RTS title that I don’t know a whole lot about. Other than it exists.
Abyss Odyssey (ACE Team): 15 July
Side-scrolling, procedurally generated brawling antics featuring a guy called Ghost Monk. ACE Team, you’ve done it again.
Dark Souls 2: Crown of the Sunken King (FromSoftware): 22 July
The first of a trio of Dark Souls 2 add-ons, with other Lost Crowns releases to come in August and September.
Gauntlet (Arrowhead): Summer
Wizard needs a remake badly. Or does he?
Clockwork Empires (Gaslamp Games): Early Access this Summer
City building and RTS-ing in a steampunk, alt-universe colonial Britain kinda way.
Sacred 3 (Keen Games): 5 August
I’ve never played any of these, but I think they’re aRPGs. This third one isn’t made by the original developer, so that may not bode well.
Ultra Street Fighter IV (Capcom): 8 August
Are Ken and Ryu going to just kiss already? Jesus.
Risen 3: 12 August
Piranha Bytes return for another go at the Risen series. Said to be a return to the Gothic roots.
Dark Souls 2: Crown of the Old Iron King: 23 August
Any old iron, any old iron, any any any old iron? Yes. In the second Lost Crowns DLC.
Metro Redux (4A Games): 26 August (US) / 29 August (Europe)
Re-release of Metro 2033 inside the fancy new 4A Games graphics engine, plus other extras I’d imagine.
The Witness (Number None): Mid-2014
Jonathan Blow’s island of puzzle torment is supposedly still on for a mid-2014 release, so let’s take a guess at August. Wait, is this the first puzzle in the game?
Hatoful Boyfriend: 4 September
It’s a pigeon dating game. Any other questions?
Dead Rising 3 (Capcom Vancouver): 5 September
So much for that one being an Xbox One exclusive, then.
The Sims 4 (Maxis): 5 September
Still popular with housewives, despite being a swimming pool murder simulator*
*Apparently pools won’t actually be included with The Sims 4 at launch. So … huh. That’s a thing.
Endless Legend (Amplitude): 18 September
4x Sci-Fantasy strategy from the makers of Endless Space.
Wasteland 2 (inXile): 19 September
Fallout before Fallout existed. InXile’s great Kickstarter gambit has been in beta since the start of the year, but should be properly “out” by mid September.
Stronghold Crusader 2 (Firefly Studios): 23 September
Time for another rumble in Jerusalem.
FIFA 15 (EA Sports): 23 September
Still popular with househusbands, despite having the same unfixed glitches every single year (just kidding, I still love you FIFA.)
Dark Souls 2: Crown of the Ivory King: 23 September
I hope I don’t have to do any elephant poaching in this last of the three Lost Crown DLC releases.
Ancient Space (CreativeForge): 23 September
23 September is a busy day, because it’s also the release date for this Paradox-published space RTS.
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter (The Astronauts): 25 September
Ethan Carter has gone missing. Luckily, psychic detective Paul Prospero is on the case in this first-person exploratory puzzle/mystery title.
IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad (1C): September
Turns out the Battle of Stalingrad was about planes, not snipers. Take that Hollywood.
Massive Chalice (Double Fine): September
One of fifty thousand games currently in production at Double Fine. I think this is a tactical game with Crusader Kings style character lineages. Or something.
Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution (CyberConnect2): September
The fighting game with the longest, silliest name in the world will be returning in September.
Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor (Monolith Productions): 30 September
October will reveal whether the much hyped Nemesis System is going to be a videogame staple from this point forward, or merely a Molyneuxian myth.
Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (TT Games): Autumn
With Arkham Knight pushed to 2015, you’ll have to make do with the Lego version of the brooding vigilante and his Justice League pals.
The Talos Principle (Croteam): Q3 2014
Co-designed by the guy who did The Swapper, so the puzzles and story should be decent.
Alien: Isolation (Creative Assembly): 7 October
There really are a lot of games coming out in this first week of October, aren’t there? This survival horror take on Alien is another one.
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (2K Australia): 10 October
Silly name, risky release date. It’s more Borderlands, but not made by Gearbox. Hmm.
Ryse: Son of Rome (Crytek): 10 October
Former Xbone exclusive comes to PC with 4k resolutions and all the DLC bits.
The Evil Within (Tango Gameworks): 14 October
Spooky survival horror goings on. Used to be due in August but has now been sent to vanish into videogaming’s busiest month.
F1 2014 (Codemasters): 17 October
The annual Formula One jaunt from Codemasters with return with the latest rule changes, team sheets and circuit line-up.
Civilization: Beyond Earth (Firaxis): 24 October
Don’t call it Alpha Centauri 2. Except do. Except don’t. Except … maybe do.
Lords of the Fallen (CI Games): 31 October
Still looks like a Western take on Dark Souls. And that’s just fine by me.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Sledgehammer Games): 4 November
Follow Kevin Spacey down a corridor and press A for military pathos.
Football Manager 2015 (Sports Interactive): 7 November
My 20 stat in Predictions said this would be out in October. The pre-order beta appears on 23 October, but the full release is November.
Assassin’s Creed: Unity: 11 November
Zut alors! Another Assassin’s Creed. This one’s set during the French Revolution and claims it will be loads different from the others, honest. Good at crowds. Less good at playable women characters. All major Ubisoft games are coming out in the same week of November this year, apparently.
Valkyria Chronicles (SEGA): 11 November
2008’s PS3 title gets a full PC release, complete with all released DLC and promises of 1080p+ resolution support.
World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor (Blizzard): 13 November 2014
Yep, this minor release will be out before the end of 2014 too.
Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft): 18 November
Promises to be Himalayrious.
Escape Dead Island (Fatshark): 18 November
Escape such a terrible release window, more like.
Dragon Age: Inquisition (BioWare): 18 November
Press X to romance a sassy sorceress and/or an effete noble with a British accent.
Dreamfall Chapters (Red Thread Games): November
I’ve never played any of these, but Tim says they’re good. Hopefully this Kickstarted revival will be up to scratch.
December and “some time in 2014”
The Crew (Ivory Tower/Reflections): 2 December
This is a game about driving across America, or something. Reflections made the amazing Driver: San Francisco so I guess I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt for now. Beta in July. Delayed a lot, but now due in December.
Dead State (DoubleBear): 4 December
DoubleBear’s isometric zombie survival RPG will be showing up in December.
Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord (Taleworlds): 2014
Honestly, I have no idea if this will make it out before the end of 2014. I’d just like it to. The last official update was in May and didn’t mention a release date.
Elite: Dangerous (Frontier Developments): 2014
Currently going through a series of highly expensive paid betas. Could make it out in 2014.
Galactic Civilizations 3 (Stardock): 2014
Stardock are in charge for this third installment in the 4X space series. No sign of a specific release date yet.
No Man’s Sky (Hello Games): 2014
No release date yet for Hello’s absurdly ambitious space and planetary exploration project. Seems to be quite attached to the PS4 so we might see a delay to the PC version.
Grim Dawn (Crate Entertainment): 2014
Another game that seems to have existed forever in alpha/beta form. This popular aRPG might see a full release by the end of 2014. Or it might not.
Legend of Grimrock 2 (Almost Human): 2014
Confirmed by the developers as aiming for a 2014 release with no Early Access period. Hurrah.
Black Desert (Pearl Abyss): 2014 – Western publisher still to be confirmed
The MMO famous for its character creator is in closed beta at present. Will presumably be in open beta (and maybe released) later in 2014.
Infinite Crisis (Turbine): Late 2014
“Robin, will I be playing as myself in a Moba any time before late 2014?” “Nah nah nah nah nah, Batman.”
Blood Bowl 2 (Cyanide): 2014
I’m still not quite sure how a Blood Bowl sequel is going to work, but 2014 may supply the answer.
Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar): 27 January 2015
See, we told you it was going to happen.
Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires (Tecmo Koei): 27 January 2015
Western localised Dynasty Warriors 8 apparently did well enough on Steam for the PC to get a concurrent release of Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires. Hooray.
Dying Light: Jan 27 US – Jan 30 Europe
Techland’s zombie survival title featuring their “revolutionary Natural Movement system” will have you leaping about and avoiding zombies in the dark.
Evolve (Turtle Rock Studios): 10 February
Team up with three others to shoot a big monster. Alternatively, team up with nobody and step on four hunters. Delayed until Feb 2015.
More in 2015
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (Dennaton): 2015
NEON DEATH BLITZ. This is probably going to be a 2015 release now, let’s be honest.
Pillars of Eternity (Obsidian): Early 2015
Obsidian’s Kickstarter-funded RPG could be a return to the Black Isle glory days. Pushed to early 2015.
Battlefield Hardline (Visceral): 17 March 2015
Visceral are handling this one, so DICE can concentrate on finishing Battlefield 4. Then, next year, DICE can do Battlefield 5 while Visceral finish this one. EA has found the perfect system. Delayed from 2014 to March 2015.
Project Cars (Slightly Mad): March 2015
I’m fairly confident this is going to be a game about cars. Slightly Mad’s serious driving sim is due in November at some point. Actually, it’s now been bumped to March.
Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady) – June 2015
Delayed to 2015 earlier in the year. May be out in January, according to Batman voice Kevin Conroy.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (CD Projekt Red)
Another game officially pushed to 2015. Geralt’s open world adventures will now come out 24 February.
Hearts of Iron IV (Paradox)
Somewhere in the region of January-March 2015 for this grand World War 2 strategy title.
Mad Max (Avalanche)
Rumoured to have been delayed to coincide with the upcoming Mad Max film in May 2015.
The Division (Ubisoft)
At a guess, probably September-October 2015.
Star Citizen (Cloud Imperium Games)
The alpha Dogfighting module came out earlier this summer, but let’s not kid ourselves about this being finished any time soon.
Barkley 2 AKA The Magical Realms of Tír na nÓg: Escape from Necron 7 – Revenge of Cuchulainn: The Official Game of the Movie – Chapter 2 of the Hoopz Barkley SaGa (Tales of Game’s)
Probably Game of the Year for 2015 rather than 2014 folks, sorry.
We’ll be updating this list as more titles get either announced for release or are given definitive release dates.