The original team that started the Halo franchise, Bungie is now putting the finishing touches on Destiny, an action RPG shooter set in a science fiction open world. The team has described Destiny as an "always-on" experience or a "shared-world shooter."
From the team that brought us Dead Island (and its dead-on-arrival sequel) comes Dying Light, a next-generation zombie action game set in an urban open world. In Dying Light, zombies' aggressiveness escalates at night.
The Division made a huge first impression at E3 2013, promising a disturbingly real online multiplayer simulation of what happens when a disease breaks out on Black Friday in a New York City of the near future.
Target release: Q4 (XBO, PS4, PC--likely after console release)
The next generation of survival horror comes in the form of The Evil Within, led by director Shinji Mikami, who's primarily responsible for Resident Evil 4, regarded by many as one of the best games ever made. A preview of the game at E3 2013 proved terrifying, so here's hoping the gameplay comes together.
The third inFamous game in the series will hit the PS4 exclusively and will take place seven years after the events that occurred in inFamous 2. The game focuses on characters who become "real-life superheroes" that develop powers that allow them to manipulate certain elements.
The first half of the two-part Metal Gear Solid V, Ground Zeroes will take place in 1975, right after the events of Peacewalker. Phantom Pain, the second half of the Metal Gear Solid V story, will be released at a later date.
Another familiar face on an anticipated gaming list, South Park: The Stick of Truth looks to bring all of the hilarious and over-the-top antics from the cartoon into this fully realized, turn-based RPG.
It's tough to get too excited about a game that no one has really seen or played, but you can't deny the splash the game's teaser trailer made back at Sony's E3 2013 press conference. The Order: 1886 is based on a fictional history where humans began taking on monster-like qualities, while an order of knights is responsible for protecting the rest of the world from them.
The classic franchise gets a reboot where players must use stealth to maneuver through the game, stealing from the rich. Like the rest of the games in the series, the use of violence is only considered as a very last resort.
Target release: February 25 (XBO, PS4, 360, PS3, PC)
From developer Respawn Entertainment comes Titanfall, a futuristic combat action game that combines first-person-shooting and mech piloting into one fierce online battlefield. It's being touted as the true next-generation first-person-shooter, but it'll be available only on Microsoft platforms.
OK, so this isn't Watch Dogs' first appearance on a most-anticipated list. In fact, it's probably the third time. Despite Ubisoft's decision to delay the game nearly a half year, Watch Dogs remains one of the most anticipated games in recent memory. Fingers crossed for summer 2014.
Target release: Q2 (XBO, PS4, 360, PS3, Wii U, PC)
Wolfenstein is being rebooted again for what feels like the 87th the ninth time in an intriguing alternate history storyline. Interestingly enough, there won't be a multiplayer component in The New Order as the developer has said the focus on this title resides in the campaign.
Just announced at the last Nintendo Direct of 2013, Yoshi's New Island is the direct sequel to the 1995 game Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. The game will feature similar characters and an art style akin to past Yoshi titles.
The Wii U is slowly starting to amass some respectable entries from iconic Nintendo franchises, but until a new Legend of Zelda game hits the platform, it'll be missing a key component. Nintendo has teased a new Zelda game for Wii U, but there hasn't been much in the way of actual previews. E3 2014 should change all that.
Target release: TBA 2014/wishful thinking (Wii U exclusive)