15 of the Best Games From Gamescom 2014

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The world's biggest games convention has just flown by, with dozens upon dozens of games being shown off in the crowded halls of Gamescom 2014 in Germany. The GameSpot crew was on hand all this week to bring you news, previews, and videos direct from the event, but in case you missed some of our coverage, below is a list of some of our top features from the last week.

PS4 Exclusive Bloodborne Features Health Regeneration, Encourages Offensive Combat

"For all of Dark Souls developer From Software's talk about Bloodborne being opened up to a "wider audience" than its spiritual predecessors, and the gameplay concessions to less experienced players that would entail, it sure as hell doesn't look like this game is going to be easy." Read more here.

There's More to Quantum Break Than You Might Think

"Quantum Break is a game about a man seeking to rescue the very fabric of time. But if you caught the gameplay demo that Remedy debuted on stage at Microsoft's Gamescom 2014 press conference, you might be under the impression that time must be rescued with a whole lot of gunfire and slow-motion punches to the face." Read more here.

Dead Island 2

Why Mortal Kombat X Has Renewed My Enthusiasm for the Series

"For the first time in a while, I'm ready to give Mortal Kombat another shot. After experiencing Mortal Kombat X first hand at Gamescom, my suspicions based on the initial gameplay videos are confirmed; Mortal Kombat X is the most fluid entry in the series to date." Read more here.

Until Dawn's Hollywood-Infused PS4 Reboot is Absolutely Terrifying

"Originally unveiled as Move game on PlayStation 3, Until Dawn has now ditched the Move controller and the PS3 for Sony's shiny new Dualshock 4 and PS4. But the biggest change to the game comes from its new stylistic direction." Read more here.

Forza Horizon 2 Lets You Hang Out in a Van Down by the River

"Microsoft and Playground Games are showing a new demo of Forza Horizon 2 here at Gamescom 2014, and it's one that's absolutely packed with new features. It includes a look at the new day-night cycle, a feature that lets you hang out in a parking lot trading liveries with other players, and the return of custom tuning settings that never made the transition from Motorsport to the first Horizon." Read more here.

Battlefield Hardline

PixelJunk Developer Reveals Details of Genre-Bending PS4 Exclusive The Tomorrow Children

"Confused by the reveal of Q-Games' The Tomorrow Children during Sony's Gamescom press conference? You're not the only one." Read more here.

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain - Horse Poop, Wolves, and Twin Snakes. Oh My!

"At the start of today's demo, Snake rode on horseback into an enemy base situated in Afghanistan. As in the E3 demo, Snake's horse, for lack of a better word, defecated in the road after riding a few meters into enemy territory, but it actually served a practical purpose this time around." Read more here.

How the Assassinations in Assassin's Creed Unity Encourage Patience and Creativity

"Its assassinations, nicknamed "black box missions" by the development team at Ubisoft Montreal, look like a return to the more sandbox-driven approach of old..but with some modern twists." Read more here.

FIFA 15

Making Friends With Yaks and Snow Leopards in Far Cry 4

"This high up, in the ruins of an old monastery, the scenery is dominated by snow, rocky cliffs, and howling winds. But though my mission seems like a challenging one, I've got one secret weapon at my disposal: yaks." Read more here.

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Raises More Questions Than It Answers, and I'm Just Fine With That

"Exploring this world from a first-person perspective, I was immediately reminded of games like Gone Home or the upcoming Everybody's Gone to the Rapture. There's an unsettling stillness to it all." Read more here.

Four Reasons I'm Suddenly Interested in Assassin's Creed Rogue

"But you know what? Maybe I was too quick to write off Rogue. I'm still not entirely sold on it, but after getting some hands-on time with the Gamescom 2014 demo, I'm ready to give Assassin's Creed Rogue another look. Here are a few reasons why." Read more here.

Borderlands The Pre-Sequel

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120 comments
watchdogsrules
watchdogsrules

battlefield hardline looks awesome, and even though the phantom pain made me change my mind about single-player only games, the way you distract enemies is REALLY weird and it was not what i expected to find with (maybe, because i might just get ground zeros first) my first MGS game.

watchdogsrules
watchdogsrules

i think the developers of until dawn tried too hard to try to make the graphics realistic.

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

Bloodborne, Dead Island 2, Borderlands.

Great stuff to watch as I start my day. Really looking forward to all three of those.

GunEye
GunEye

Hey guys, everytime I watch a gamespot video it is as jumpy as hell. Stutters a lot, especially at full screen. Using Chrome, latest java and flash. Also have juniper network connection installed for work, not sure if it interfere with videos. Can anyone help?

Johny_47
Johny_47

Gamescom was alright but not as good as E3, and E3 wasn't that good this year being honest, so many games weren't there that I was keeping a bit of hope up for.


I honestly thought that the Vanishing of ethan carter was a expansion or sequel to Murdered soul suspect =P

svaubel
svaubel

If that's the best the gaming industry has to offer then meh. I see so much flash, where is the substance?

bourne2live
bourne2live

ErMahGerd There's a new Assassin's Creed game coming this year !!?!

megablast16
megablast16

What about Wild? That was one of the highlights of Gamescom for me.

jayjay444
jayjay444

LOL! no Halo MCC and it in my opinion is in the top 3 never mind top 15 most wanted games of 2014! and no No mans sky? lol Gamepsot is a joke. 


Another thing Health regen on Bloodborne? as if Dark souls 2 didn't dump the franchise down enough, there goes my purchase out the window. 

ACMC85
ACMC85

Dead Island is never a 1st day game. Wait until they work out all the bugs. Deep Silver needs better Q+A as fun as the games are, the bugs have killed it so many times.

justbefahad
justbefahad

I'm really intrigued about The Vanishing of Ethan Carter. Looks like a really unique experience, I'll be getting my hands on it....

amampathak
amampathak

No witcher 3 ??? C'MON GAMESPOT for your own sake ..it was the gamespot people's choice of the year WINNER !!  for your own sake add the witcher 3 plus where is dragon age inquisition?? *headpalm*

natanmir
natanmir

From all those games listed, i only know Borderlands and my most favorite game.

deathstream
deathstream

Goat Simulator for XBO.  Best in Show.

lpool8
lpool8

soo with fifa 15 when it talks about the fans and the camera cuts to them does that mean its going to show united fans walking out after 20 minutes before time.. HEYOO

blueinheaven
blueinheaven

Until Dawn sign me up already. I love when you find a game that really takes your fancy that you never heard of. Except it doesn't exist yet well you can't have everything...

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

Bloodborne

I suck at the Souls games so i really don't care about this one, sorry....

Quantum Break

Aside from the time manipulation stuff I don't know anything about this, all i've seen is a snippet of gameplay and mostly trailers, honestly it comes off as a David Cage game....not interested in that.....

Dead Island 2

I loved Dead Island and Riptide so this'll be fun I think....well it shopuld be more enjoyable than Dead Rising...

Mortal kombat X

I love Mortal Kombat and this one sounds fun, I mean the rise of a new generation of fighters as well as older fighters we all love and another probably gonna be an interestin g story....I'm game...

Until Dawn

this could be good, though I'm more interested in Silent Hills.....

Forza Horizon 2 

meh, I live Forza and all but I hate their business model anymore, they're pumping these things out too fast plus they rely too much on useless DLC.....here's an idea pack the fracking game with as much content as possible then think DLC.....on the other hand I don't own X1 so my POV is a moot point....

Battlefield Hardline

Hardline should be cool though I'm getting it for story mode only....not much of a PVP person....

The Tomorrow Children 

this could be cool....the song in the trailer reminded me of Freedom Fighters....

MGS5

Fulton the world baby!!!! gods this game is gonna be fun...

Assassins Creed

ugh, at this point I hate Assassins Creed, it's long overstayed it's welcome it's getting redundant and frankly I'm sick of seeing the games every year....

FIFA 

not a sports fan.....so meh

FC4

I love the far Cry series....I hope that they do a Far Cry 4 Blood Dragon 2 or something....get more Power Glove music.....lol

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

this could be cool......

Borderlands The Pre-Sequel

Eh, I'll be more interested when this hits PS4/X1 in a year which we know will happen......

therock343
therock343

PC elitist are going to rage but the most disappointing game of Gamescom: Star Citizen.


Don't get me wrong, I game on PC, but If you ignore the pretty lighting, bright colors, and the euphoria of the graphics; the gameplay was boring as F*K. Go ahead, and tell me "It's only in alpha"

therock343
therock343

Why are people complaining about the list? 


1. It is showing games, that are new, showing off a new feature or gameplay we haven't seen already.

2. I know we all like d*ckriding Witcher 3, Dying light, Evolve and middle earth. Tell me why would you want a list of games that we already know are coming out? 

3. I do agree that FIFA, and Hardline should not be on the list. 



Aaronp2k
Aaronp2k

bloodborne, until dawn, far cry 4, mgs v, assassin's creed unity and fifa 15 are the only games I am looking forward to on this list. hardline looks good but I think I will stick with battlefield 4 for now and get hardline cheaper when all the dlc is out for it. notice how none of the games on the list other than forza horizon are xbox one exclusive. Come on gamespot, driveclub looks far better than forza horizon. at any rate I am gonna play the free content for driveclub and then get project cars when that comes out since it will smoke both forza and driveclub.

warriors30
warriors30

I'm interested in Bloodborne, Until Dawn and The Tomorrow Children (and maybe Far Cry 4), that's about it. 

EDIT: Oh, and of course the new Silent Hill game, but I'm guessing it won't release before winter 2015.

LuKVai
LuKVai

Bloodborne will be f$@!ng awesome! Wild looks good too! Quantum Break looks interesting I hope they don't f it up. The P.T. demo was creepy as hell I'm looking foward for Silent Hills now. And it's awesome that MGSV will come to all plataforms XD I've played GZ on PS4, and I usually buy everything on PC. But to me, MGS just belongs on PS system. It will look better on PC though

greatmohsen
greatmohsen

Just Quantum Break from master of art SAM LAKE


Martyr77
Martyr77

Bloodborne and Witcher 3 will be amazing.

Rooten
Rooten

Like Dead Island 2 is in the list but no witcher 3 :\ ... god DI2 was the same s***t as the first one and Dying Light looks better...really! IMO Witcher 3 should be in the list!

geniobastardo
geniobastardo

so if these are your picks GS. Then may I concur that Gamescom was pretty weak?

TristanPR77
TristanPR77

My top most impressive games of gamescom

Bloodborne

Until Dawn

Wild

Rime

Witcher 3

Vojtass
Vojtass

@Gamespot crew:

Your coverage was pretty weak. Gamescom is the second biggest gaming event in the world (right after Asia Game Show), and you didn't stream anything and didn't make any videos, interviews from the showfloor etc. For a shame! IGN on the other hand...

hell_razr
hell_razr

@GunEye and i have to reload the page at least twice to watch any video....the video does not load after the sponsors video...it always start only after refreshing the page again...

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

@Johny_47 My biggest disappointment this year was the complete lack of Fallout.

So very disappointing.

C0v3rtUnis0l
C0v3rtUnis0l

@jayjay444 This list is full of new games. Halo: MCC doesn't count as its remastered titles for the xone.

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

@Darklurkr23

I fart on KI.  I played the demo of the latest KI for Xbox One, just a boring 2D combo fest.  It's the same game I played in the 90's, but with prettier graphics.

Yuusha09
Yuusha09

@therock343 I won't give you the satisfaction... because it's technically pre-alpha. :P

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Not everyone cares about another medieval hack and slash.

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

@BrahManDude that's so retarded it almost makes me laugh............almost....

that's like telling a pacifist to become a warmonger.....it's not gonna happen chief....

digigamerx
digigamerx

@Yuusha09 @therock343  Some people don't understand what pre-alpha means so don't bother. I was actually pretty impressed with it's current state and it's only going to improve upon it's relatively finished release. No game is ever polished upon release that's why there is a thing called a 'patch' that fixes bugs within a game. Star Citizen is also going to be a game that's going to get continued support and enhancements. I will definitely be getting it as well as Elite: Dangerous which looks awesome in it's current state of development. Finally some decent space sim games to be coming out, pity we will be waiting well into next year to play them though.

cokpolian
cokpolian

@BrahManDude you're a bitch to shitty game's ahaha.. always

johncas89
johncas89

"Oooohhh someone who sucks at a souls game, better go and troll and show off that im good at this game and he's not....then just call them names if they prove a valid point thats way beyond my simple understanding"

"Brah", theres better ways to increase self esteem, that was just low and immature.