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Gamepressure.com Staff Picks 2014

Below, you can find the best 2014 releases that earned Gamepressure's editorial recommendation.

Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto V

Akcji 18 November 2014

The fifth major installment in the massively popular action game series developed by Rockstar North in cooperation with Take Two Interactive. Grand Theft Auto V is set in a fictional city of Los Santos (based on Los Angeles). The story revolves around adventures of three characters: Michael De Santa, Trevor Philips, and Franklin Clinton, men infamous for brushing up against the law. The game’s creators stayed true to the franchise tradition of sandbox gameplay model, giving players an unparalleled freedom of choice when it comes to completing missions and moving around the virtual city. The game's budget amounted to 360 million dollars, a record number for a video game.

PS4

Spintires
Spintires

Symulacje 13 June 2014

A realistic heavy vehicles off-road simulation game, developed by the British studio Oovee Games. Spintires lets the players try their skills as a professional driver, transporting cargo across Russian wilderness. Virtual truckers can sit behind the wheels of carefully designed models of several Soviet off-road vehicles and trucks (including the legendary MAZ-7310), as well as modern models. The job requires from the players much more than just spinning the wheel and putting pedal to the metal. Each course has to be carefully planned, e.g. as to the amount of fuel needed. Successful runs are rewarded with cash, needed for buying truck modifications or new vehicles. Spintires stands out with detailed graphics and advanced driving model based on Havok Physics.

PC

Dragon Age: Inquisition
Dragon Age: Inquisition

RPG 18 November 2014

Dragon Age: Inquisition is the third part of a cRPG series, which started in 2009 with the debut of Dragon Age: Origins. Once again BioWare took on the development of the production in cooperation with Electronic Arts. The game is set in a fantasy world of Thedas, and the main theme of the plot is a demon invasion. The player becomes a leader of the Inquisition burdened with two tasks: stopping the creatures invading from spirit world - the Fade, and finding the ones responsible for bringing them to the world of mortals. The gameplay is based on classic cRPG solutions with a focus on world exploration, tactical combat, team-building, and making ethical choices that affect the course of the story. On the technical side, Dragon Age: Inquisition employs the Frostbite 3 engine (known for Battlefield 4, among others) which provides high-quality audiovisual environment.

PCXONEPS4

Wolfenstein: The New Order
Wolfenstein: The New Order

Akcji 20 May 2014

A first-person shooter and the seventh major installment in the Wolfenstein series. This one was developed by Swedish studio Machine Games, founded by former members of Starbreeze Studios. Wolfenstein: The New Order tells an alternative history of the World War II, where the Third Reich won. The game’s main hero is B. J. Blazkowicz, a veteran of the American special forces. After spending 20 years in cryosleep, he has to stand up to the Nazis once more. The gameplay boils down to annihilating armies of enemies with all sorts of weapons, and occasionally solving simple puzzles. The game’s advanced graphics are powered by the efficient id Tech 5 engine, also known from Rage and The Evil Within.

PCXONEPS4

Far Cry 4
Far Cry 4

Akcji 18 November 2014

The fourth installment of the extremely popular series of sandbox FPP action games. In accordance with the Ubisoft’s policy, the production was developed by several internal development studios led by Ubisoft Montreal and Ubisoft Shanghai. Once again players have the opportunity to assume the role of a protagonist forced to face numerous enemies and obstacles all by himself. At his disposal, however, is a considerable arsenal of firearms and melee weapons. The creators remained true to the well-proven gameplay scheme, allowing the gamers to explore vast locations and complete task with an unparalleled degree of freedom. On the technical side, Far Cry 4 fully employs the potential of the constantly improved Dunia Engine, providing high-quality audiovisuals and realistic physics.

PCXONEPS4

Tomb Raider
Tomb Raider

Akcji 28 January 2014

The tenth iteration of adventures of Lara Croft, released as a reboot of the original, cult action-adventure series - Tomb Raider. The game was developed by Crystal Dynamics Studios under the auspices of Eidos Montreal. Their goal was to re-imagine the heroine in a new, grittier way. The game is set on an island near the coast of Japan, where young Lara Croft came in search for relics of ancient civilizations. Unfortunately, she gets shipwrecked during a storm. The protagonist survives, but now she has to fight for survival in a mysterious, deadly place. As compared with the previous installments, the new Tomb Raider offers much greater freedom of exploration, and introduces some innovations in gameplay mechanics, such as crafting and a character progression system. The game is powered by the very efficient Crystal Engine, able to generate high quality visuals.

PS4

Assassin's Creed: Unity
Assassin's Creed: Unity

Akcji 11 November 2014

The fifth major installment in the extremely popular Assassin’s Creed franchise, created by the Ubisoft company in 2007. It is at the same time the first iteration of the series designed for PC and the eight generation consoles. The new story features a new assassin, Arno. The story is set in the late-18th-century Paris, faithfully recreated in the game. In the turbulent times of the French Revolution the protagonist is trying to alter the fate of his nation, while seeking retribution for his past mistakes. The debut of the series on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 provided an opportunity to re-imagine the series. Changes included not only graphics, physics, and animations, but also gameplay mechanics and combat system. The hero learned new abilities that can be developed in three different areas. The game world is bigger and richer in content, offering full freedom of exploration.

PS4

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls

RPG 25 March 2014

The first official expansion to the third installment in the cult hack-and-slash series, Diablo. The add-on, prepared by Blizzard Entertainment, supplements the main campaign with another, fifth, story act, in which Malthael, the Angel of Death, tries to use any means necessary to end the war between the divine creatures and demons. To this end, he decides to use the Black Soulstone that binds Diablo’s soul. Additionaly, the expansion introduces a new playable hero – the Crusader, as well as raises the character experience level cap to 70. Diablo III: Reaper of Souls introduces an overhauled loot system – rewards are now less frequent, but more powerful and better suited to your character class. Some changes are also visible in the game's visual style, which is now much more grim and darker than in the base game.

PC

Risen 3: Titan Lords
Risen 3: Titan Lords

RPG 12 August 2014

An action-RPG and the third part of the Risen trilogy, created by German developer Piranha Bytes. In Risen 3: Titan Lords the creators dropped the pirate themes in favor of a Medieval-inspired dark fantasy setting. You take on a role of a hero whose soul has been devoured by the Shadow Lord. Depending on the choices you make throughout the game, the hero may once again become human or follow the demonic path. Like the previous Risen games, this one too employs third person perspective and features well-proven melee combat mechanics enriched with a blocking system. From technical side, Risen 3: Titan Lords runs on a modified version of the engine previously used in Risen 2: Dark Waters.

PC

This War of Mine
This War of Mine

Strategiczne 14 November 2014

An extraordinary war game with focus on survival. It was inspired by the real stories of people who at some point of their lives struggled to survive a war. The game was developed by Polish studio 11 bit, known for an original strategy game series Anomaly. The game gives you control over a group of civilians trying to survive in a ruined city, where the biggest enemies are such problems as starvation and shortage of medicines. Depending on the time of day you can improve your hideout, craft weapons, furniture, and tools, or explore city streets in search for food and useful items. Randomly generated missions provide players with varied challenges and dilemmas, which may require sacrificing one person for the good of the others. The gloomy atmosphere is emphasized by an original visual style based on light and shadow contrasts.

PC

Dark Souls II
Dark Souls II

RPG 11 March 2014

A sequel to the hit action RPG Dark Souls, a game famous due to its very high difficulty level. Dark Souls II was developed by the Japanese studio From Software in collaboration with Namco Bandai. The player controls a character traversing a dark fantasy world in search of a way to free himself from a curse. The story is shown not chronologically, in a fragmented way and explanations are often hidden in dialogues and item descriptions. Similarly as in its 2011 predecessor, the gameplay focuses mostly on exploration, difficult arcade combat and character progression. Multiplayer mode was greatly modified, but it still features the hallmark of the series – the advice left in the game world by other players.

PCX360PS3

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Akcji 30 September 2014

A TPP action game set in J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor was developed by Monolith Productions, the creators of Aliens vs Predator 2 and F.E.A.R.: First Encounter Assault Recon. The plot takes place before the events depicted in "The Lord of the Rings". In the main campaign, players assume the role of Talion, a ranger who is raised from the dead by an ancient spirit of vengeance in order to take bloody revenge on the servants of Sauron for the death of his loved ones. The core of the game consists of spectacular battles with large groups of enemies, during which you can use a rich variety of ranged and melee attacks, as well as dodges. The audiovisual aspects of the game were modeled after the cinematic saga by Peter Jackson.

PCXONEPS4

Divinity: Original Sin
Divinity: Original Sin

RPG 30 June 2014

Divinity: Original Sin is a sequel to the cRPG series developed by Larian Studios. The game is set before the events presented in Divine Divinity (2002). The story focuses on the adventures of young Source Hunters, who have to delve into the arcanes of forbidden magic and prevent its effects. Gameplay is based on classic RPG mechanics. You lead a team of up to four heroes and together you complete quests, explore locations, and fight enemies. As they gain experience, the characters' stats will increase and they can master new skills. Apart from single player mode, Divinity: Original Sin offers a co-op mode with a second player via LAN or Internet.

PC

South Park: The Stick of Truth
South Park: The Stick of Truth

RPG 04 March 2014

A cRPG game based on the popular adult animated TV series South Park. South Park: The Stick of Truth was co-developed by Obsidian Entertainment and the creators of the original animated series – Matt Stone and Trey Parker. The player assumes the role of a kid who, together with his parents, just moved in to the titular town and tries to win his peers’ sympathy. Shared LARP (Live Action Role Playing), in which Cartman and his friends take part, gives the hero a chance to prove himself. The plot of South Park: The Stick of Truth is filled to capacity with absurd humor and references to popular culture. The creators applied elements of classic cRPG mechanics, like character classes, turn-based combat, gaining experience, and reaching higher levels. The production features cartoon-like graphics.

PCX360PS3

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Akcji 04 November 2014

The 11th major installment in an extremely popular FPS franchise, launched in 2003 by the Activision company. As the franchise moved to a 3-year development cycle, the game was entrusted to Sledgehammer Games, a fresh developer studio, employing ex-creators of such game series as Dead Space or The Godfather. The game is set in the near future, where a private military corporation ATLAS tries to restore order in the world consumed by a global conflict. Advanced Warfare is by far the most futuristic iteration of the franchise. Gameplay is built around the newest achievements in military technology. Soldiers use exoskeletons that enhance their strength and provide them with extra durability and camouflage. Other modern gadgets featured in the game include small flying drones, hoverbikes, and mobile covers that can be deployed in combat.

PCXONEPS4

Elite: Dangerous
Elite: Dangerous

Symulacje 16 December 2014

The fourth installment in the Elite series. The game is a space simulator created again by David Braben and the Frontier studio. Elite: Dangerous is set in the far future; after humanity had colonized countless star systems, the Universe is dominated by three superpowers: the Empire, the Federation, and the Alliance. Brave pilots seek easy money working beyond the territories controlled by these entities. The open-world game structure offers the players large amounts of freedom when it comes to exploration, trading or completing military assignments. Instead of the classic division into the solo and multiplayer modes, the creators of Elite: Dangerous allow the player to join their friends or return to single-player experience at any time.

PC

Stronghold: Crusader II
Stronghold: Crusader II

Strategiczne 23 September 2014

An RTS set in medieval and a sequel to the 2001 hit strategy game, Stronghold. In Stronghold: Crusader II, players once again take role of a leader of medieval armies fighting in the Middle East during the crusades. Similarly to is predecessor, the gameplay focuses on ruling one's fortress, including the management of resources and workforce, building fortifications, and building an army to defend your stronghold, but also laying siege to enemy castles. Developers from FireFly studio aimed to implement bigger maps and many new types of units. Another novelty is a multiplayer co-op mode, which effectively allows you to divide ruler's duties between a military commander and an administrator.

PC

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

Przygodowe 25 September 2014

A dark, first-person adventure game developed by The Astronauts - a Polish team led by Adrian Chmielarz, the co-founder of People Can Fly. The player is put in the shoes of Paul Prospero - a detective who has developed certain paranormal abilities. The protagonist tries to solve the mystery behind the vanishing of a young boy. The player traverses an extensive, open world - the game is non-linear and the player is free to explore and look for subsequent clues. The game offers many unique mechanics related to making links between different pieces of the puzzle. Walking around the grim areas of Red Creek Valley, the protagonist makes use of his extraordinary abilities, making contact with the dead, experiencing various visions and visiting alternative realities. Utilizing the Unreal Engine 3, the game stands out with its high-quality visuals supported by technologies allowing to convert photographs of real-existing places into digital pictures.

PC

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!

Akcji 14 October 2014

The third installment in the Borderlands series, offering an insight into the events happening during the period between the storylines of Borderlands and its sequel - Borderlands 2. The Pre-Sequel! was developed by 2K Australia cooperating with Gearbox Software. The action takes place on the moon of Pandora, and the players assume the roles of characters working for Hyperion - a corporation belonging to Handsome Jack. Similar to the previous installments, the game offers four playable characters, including Athena the Gladiator, Wilhelm the Enforcer, Nisha the Lawbringer and Fragtrap. Each character represents a different class and has unique skills. The creators once again delivered an extensive co-op mode for up to four players. Also, the visuals retain the characteristic resemblance to comic books. What has changed since the release of the previous installment however, are the in-game physics, including reduced gravity.

PC

Hearthstone
Hearthstone

Logiczne 11 March 2014

A card logic game set in the fantasy universe of Azeroth, known from the Warcraft franchise. The game was developed by Blizzard Entertainment company, who mention the cult card game Magic: The Gathering as one of their major inspirations. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft lets you pick one of the nine available character classes and build you own deck of cards, which you can use in battles against the AI (tutorials) or living opponents (duels, tournaments). Gameplay mechanics are based on a set of easy to learn rules. Victory is rewarded with new cards. The game is based on free-to-play model with optional microtransactions, which means that although you can play Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft for free, some elements require payment.

PC

Endless Legend
Endless Legend

Strategiczne 18 September 2014

Set in fantasy realities, a 4X turn-based strategy by an independent studio Amplitude known for the space strategy game – Endless Space. The action takes us to Auria, a fantasy world which was once hit by a devastating cataclysm that pushed the civilization into the abyss. In the advent of new signs indicating the return of the apocalypse, we are in control of a small village, take care of supplies, technology development, diplomacy, and military operations. Even though mechanics of the turn-based combat system are quite simple, the game puts heavy emphasis on tactics and terrain use. The game features RPG elements, such as numerous quests and development of heroes’ skills in exchange for experience points.

PC

The Talos Principle
The Talos Principle

Logiczne 11 December 2014

A unique first-person puzzle game developed by the Croatian Croteam studio, the creators of the Serious Sam series. Our character wakes up in a world filled with ancient ruins and advanced technology, where he finds 120 puzzles prepared by a creator, employing various laws of physics and different mechanics. We travel across the game’s world nonlinearly, choosing our own path and completing the tasks presented to us, which consist of e.g. manipulating tetris blocks, using gusts of wind, controlling drones, or disabling guarding turrets. Every decision has impact on our future, and the difficulty of puzzles rises with time, as we face deadlier traps and dangers. The characteristic feature of this title are its high-quality visuals that benefit from the Serious Engine 4 technology. It allows for scanning real life locations and items, then bringing them to virtual world.

PC

Legend of Grimrock II
Legend of Grimrock II

RPG 15 October 2014

The sequel to the old-school cRPG game, developed by Finnish studio Almost Human in 2012. Originally, the production was to be an extension to the "one", but over time it was developed into a full-fledged sequel. In the game we once again direct the fate of a team of 4 convicts, traversing the dungeons and terrains of the island of Nex in accordance with the mechanics of classic dungeon-crawlers, enriched with several new solutions.

PC

Forza Horizon 2
Forza Horizon 2

Wyścigi 30 September 2014

A sequel to the bestselling racing game that was a spin-off to the flagship series of racing games developed for Xbox consoles. The title was developed by the creators of the previous entry: Playground Games (Xbox One version) and by Sumo Digital (Xbox 360 version). The new installment takes place in Southern Europe where another Horizon festival takes place. The festival is filled with good music and variety of racing challenges. Similarly as its predecessor, the title offers a large, open world where hundreds of licensed cars await the player. Similarly as the first entry in the spin-off series, the game offers a driving model that is slightly simplified in comparison to Forza Motorsport – it focuses mostly on making the races impressively looking. For the first time in the series the developers implemented a dynamically changing weather system which adds some realism to the races. The developers also added the Drivatars system known from Forza Motorsport 5, enabling the virtual drivers to gain experience even if they don’t participate in the game.

XONE

FIFA 15
FIFA 15

Sportowe 23 September 2014

Another edition of a popular soccer game series, whose consecutive installments have been appearing yearly for over two decades, developed a Canadian giant and its subsidiary EA Sports. Traditionally, the game offers a full spectrum of single and multiplayer modes, including Be a Pro and the Tournaments returning after an absence in previous iterations. The new edition is more dynamic than its predecessor and brings about a wide array of changes, such as improved AI, new tactical options, and more freedom in the set pieces. Since FIFA 15 is the first game in the series released on the eight generation consoles and powered by the advanced Ignite engine, the most visible changes are related to the graphics. The ones standing out are remodeled players, accurately imitating profiles and faces of their real-life counterparts. Players react properly to the situation on the pitch, argue with the referee, or scuffle with opponents.

PCXONEPS4

The Banner Saga
The Banner Saga

RPG 14 January 2014

Inspired by the Nordic mythology, a cRPG developed by the independent studio Stoic, whose members worked on, for example, Star Wars: The Old Republic. The action takes us to a world where fratricidal bloodshed between the gods led to chaos and wars. This is an "on the road" type of story, divided into two main plot branches, telling the stories of two Viking parties trying to escape from the threat posed by a mysterious, stone-like race called the Dredge, born as the result of gods’ experiments. Set in fantasy realities, the gameplay combines adventure and RPG elements with a turn-based combat system. With game's progress, your party gains experience and becomes more and more powerful. Also, the decisions you make will exert heavy influence on the plot. The game features amazing 2D graphics, employing art style similar to that of Walt Disney productions.

PC

Metro Redux
Metro Redux

Akcji 26 August 2014

A special remastered edition of the two popular first-person shooters: Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light, developed primarily with 8th-generation consoles in mind. The story of the Metro series revolves around a youngster named Artem and presents a post-apocalyptic vision of the world in which the humanity fights for survival after a nuclear apocalypse. The action of Metro 2033 takes place in the tunnels of the Moscow subway that now shelters the survivors from dangerous mutants. In the sequel, we abandon the underground tunnels to explore the open spaces of the ruined city. Due to the gameplay enhancements, the game now offers a multiplayer mode. Both titles in the bundle are almost identical to the original ones and any changes involve mainly improved graphics.

PC

Titanfall
Titanfall

Akcji 11 March 2014

A spectacular action FPP game, focusing on the multiplayer mode, produced by Respawn Entertainment and Electronic Arts. The story takes place in the far future, and the plot revolves around the conflict between powerful corporations and people living on colonized planets. The players take on the roles of soldiers piloting the eponymous Titans, which are huge, armed mechs. The game features only a complex multiplayer mode, allowing for up to 12 players to participate in a single online match. Titanfall utilizes a modified version of the Source Engine, resulting in a nice compromise between high-end audiovisual layer and moderate system requirements.

PC

GRID: Autosport
GRID: Autosport

Wyścigi 24 June 2014

Another installment in a popular series of racing games developed by Codemasters. In contrast to DiRT - the other flagship franchise of the British developer, GRID: Autosport continues the tradition established by the TOCA Touring Car Championship and TOCA Race Driver series, that is, racing on asphalt tracks. The player assumes the role of a professional driver who competes against other racers, but he also has to care about his team members and stick to sponsorship contracts. This new installment offers 22 different tracks and over a hundred customizable cars, including both production models as well a unique prototypes - all of these account for an impressive number. The game offers improved visuals and a cockpit view, which is an element that GRID 2 was deprived of. A large emphasis was placed on the multiplayer aspects of the game, for the players are allowed to create online racing clubs, as well as to participate in subsequent, regularly appearing challenges.

PC

The Last of Us: Left Behind
The Last of Us: Left Behind

Akcji 14 February 2014

An official story expansion for 2013's The Last of Us, created by Naughty Dog. Left Behind is a prequel to the original game, and it focuses on Ellie and her best friend Riley attending a military school in the quarantined area. One day a series of dramatic events occurs, changing both of their lives forever. The premise becomes an excuse to depict the bonds growing between the two characters. The main story is mingled with a subplot which concerns tthe adventures of Ellie and Riley set within the story of the original game. The basic gameplay mechanics have not changed, but since we play as a teenage girl, the gameplay's focus on open combat is substantially reduced.

PS3

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee New N' Tasty
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee New N' Tasty

Zręcznościowe 22 July 2014

Remake of one of the most popular platform games from 1997: Oddworld. Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee New N' Tasty tells the story of a nice little creature named Abe, who along with his brothers was taken captive by ruthless Glukkons. Upon hearing the news of their imminent death, our hero decides to try to escape and free his brothers from the yoke of their tormentors.

PS4

Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth
Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth

Strategiczne 24 October 2014

Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth is a turn-based strategy game released as a spin-off to the Civilization series. The game was produced by Firaxis Games studio, led by Sid Meier. The game is set on the surface of a distant planet, where the player has to build a self-sufficient colony. Gameplay mechanics follows the standards set by Sid Meier's Civilization V. Therefore, the game has you manage resources, develop new technologies, and constantly expand your settlement. The job is made more difficult by the rivaling nations that have their own plans to take over the planet. Apart from competing against AI, Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth offers multiplayer mode for up to 8 players.

PC

The Witcher Adventure Game
The Witcher Adventure Game

Strategiczne 27 November 2014

A digital adaptation of the board game set in the universe of The Witcher, created by Andrzej Sapkowski. Both the digital version in question and the physical original were developed by CD Projekt RED, the developers of the bestselling RPG series, in cooperation with Ignacy Trzewiczek, the CEO of Portal Games, a Polish table-top role-playing game publisher. The gameplay is designed for between 2 and 4 people to play on a single machine or via the Internet. The players assume the role of one of four characters: Geralt, Triss Merigold, Dandelion, or Yarpen Zigrin. In the game, we hunt monsters, solve puzzles, and take on other lucrative jobs. The course of events depends on the cards drawn from a special adventure deck, ensuring that every game is unique. The graphics recreate the visual style of the original and enhance it with additional digital animations.

PC

BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea - Episode Two
BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea - Episode Two

Akcji 25 March 2014

The second major story expansion for BioShock: Infinite. It follows the events of the first expansion. However, this time we play not as Booker DeWitt but Elisabeth, who was previously an independent character, herself. The heroine wakes up in unknown circumstances with a pistol aimed at her face. She makes a promise which saves her from death. According to this obligation, she is supposed to help a group of people led by Atlas in their return to the underwater city of Rapture. In contrast to BioShock: Infinite and the first expansion, it focuses mainly on stealth. An additional feature of the game is the 1998 game mode (reminiscent of Thief's release date), which requires the player to complete the entire game without killing anybody.

PC

World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor
World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor

RPG 13 November 2014

The fifth expansion pack for World of Warcraft - the bestselling MMORPG game that is still as popular as it was back in 2004. Contrary to the previous expansions, Warlords of Draenor does not introduce new races, focusing instead on a completely new land called Draenor and offering dozens of new quests, monsters and bosses. When exploring Draenor, which is divided into seven zones, the player visits mainly dried wastelands, forests filled with wildlife, frozen highlands and new dungeons. Significantly, the expansion introduces strategy elements allowing the players to build and manage their own fortresses. Within the place, the players can construct various buildings, such as inns, armories or stables. What's more, the players can also establish trading routes and hire henchmen willing to obtain weapons, treasures and materials for them. Additionally, the level cap was raised to 100. Both in terms of the mechanics and visuals, Warlords of Draenor represents the next stage in the evolution of the popular MMO game.

PC

2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

Sportowe 15 April 2014

Sports simulation of football games, released on the occasion of the World Cup in Brazil. 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil is a spin-off of the FIFA series and is based on solutions borrowed from FIFA 14. Players have the opportunity to manage 203 national teams that compete for the most valuable football trophy - the World Cup. The official FIFA license allowed EA Canada developers to use authentic player names and carefully recreate the look of the 12 stadiums that host the Brazilian World Cup matches.

X360

ArcheAge
ArcheAge

RPG 16 September 2014

A fantasy MMORPG by Korean studio XL Games (the creators of Civilization Online). ArcheAge is set in a fantasy world, which used to be jointly ruled by eight races. Eventually, they divided into two rivaling factions and settled on two separate continents. The story by Jeon Min Hee allows you to discover the reasons of the conflict, which has lasted for 2000 years. Like classic MMORPG productions, you create your own player character by choosing one of the four available character classes or creating a custom one. The game takes place in an open, dynamic world. The spectacular visuals of ArcheAge are provided by the CryEngine3, known from such games as Crysis 2 and Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2.

PC

Pro Evolution Soccer 2015
Pro Evolution Soccer 2015

Sportowe 13 November 2014

Another installment of the annually released sports games series, constituting the primary alternative for the football productions released by EA Sports. It was developed, as was the whole franchise and all the other installments in it, by the Japanese media giant, Konami. Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 traditionally offers an opportunity to lead top football clubs from all over the world to victory in subsequent tournaments: from league matches through various cups and ending with championships. In the latest PES Master League Online was replaced by the myClub mode, as a response to the Ultimate Team known from the FIFA series. The single player gameplay is complemented by a usual set of online modes that allow us to compete against players from all around the globe. Thanks to the capabilities of the 8th-generation consoles, the game's physics and graphics were improved, as were the AI algorithms and audience behavior.

PS4

Star Wars: The Old Republic - Shadow of Revan
Star Wars: The Old Republic - Shadow of Revan

RPG 09 December 2014

The second story expansion to the MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic. The title develops the story presented in the game and raises the experience level cap to 60. The story of the expansion pack focuses on the actions of Revan, a dark Jedi who, together with a group of loyal fanatics, attempts to destroy the Republic and the Sith Empire. The players, while on the side of one of the aforementioned factions, must stop the madman and fight for securing the status quo. The expansion pack takes place in two large locations – on the tropical planet Rishi and on the smuggler’s moon Yavin 4. The developers implemented many story quests, side quests and team quests (two Flashpoints and Operations), enabling the players to gain experience and combat abilities. The character development system was transformed as well – the skill tree is no more, replaced with a clean disciplines mechanics. In addition to that, the expansion pack features new weapons, clothes, schematics and vehicles.

PC

WildStar
WildStar

RPG 03 June 2014

WildStar is an MMORPG set in a fantasy universe, blending elements of fantasy and science-fiction. WildStar is the debut production of an American studio called Carbine. The game was published by NCsoft (Guild Wars, Lineage). The events take place on a distant planet - Nexus, where the members of three different races - humans, aurins and granoks, are trying to solve a mystery of disappearance of the first inhabitants of the planet - the eldans. In contrast to other such games, here, the gameplay model stands out, since it allows a lot of freedom in play style and character development. Innovations also reached the combat mechanics, which enable, for example, dodging. The game has quite simple, yet pleasant 3D graphics in cartoonish stylistics.

PC

Hearthstone: Goblins vs Gnomes
Hearthstone: Goblins vs Gnomes

Logiczne 08 December 2014

The second official expansion pack for Hearthstone - an online card game set in the world of the Warcraft series and released in the spring of 2014 by Blizzard Entertainment. Contrary to the first DLC expansion focusing on the plot, the second expansion mainly introduces completely new sets of cards into the game. These are related to the age-old rivalry between the two titular races - goblins and gnomes. The expansion comes with 120 new cards in total, depicting different crazy inventions and units. A new type of supporters, mechs, was added - both neutral and for specific classes only. The cards coming with this expansion can be purchased both for virtual and real money at the in-game store. The cards are available for all the players on the Arena, no matter if they have collected them or not.

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