Most Anticipated Action Games Of 2015

Written by Jon Sutton on Sat, Dec 27, 2014 2:00 PM
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All told 2014 was a pretty good year for action games, with the likes of Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, Bayonetta 2 and Dark Souls II proving there's still plenty to be done in advancing this genre. Ultimately though, it's a year that could pale in comparison to the heavyweights arriving in the coming 12 months.

We've gathered up five of the best for your perusal, but there are literally dozens missing from this list that could end up as gaming greats. 2015 is a year that's going to be packed to the rafters if, fingers crossed, none of these titles get delayed, then we're in for a treat. Whether you're wanting to scratch that Dark Souls itch, or you can't wait to see what The Caped Crusader is up to next, these games are sure to have your wallet begging for mercy...

Bloodborne

The feather in Sony’s rather illustrious PlayStation 4-shaped cap, Bloodborne looks to be the action game to end all action games. From the creative minds behind Dark Souls and Demon’s Souls, Bloodborne has achingly good pedigree. We don’t want to speak too soon but it looks From Software can do no wrong with Bloodborne, a gothic action-adventure that plays out like a hyper-kinetic Dark Souls, where attack is the best form of defense.

Hellraid

Once you lay eyes on this it’s liable to cause uncontrollable levels of dribbling. A first-person hack ‘n’ slash adventure from the minds behind Dying Light, Hellraid is a dark and twisted take on medieval European folklore. Looking every bit like a first-person Dark Souls, Hellraid has you and up to four other players battling to close up the gates to Hell, as you do, through some absolutely gorgeous and grimly demonic environments.

Batman: Arkham Knight

When it comes to developing Batman titles Rocksteady has, for want of a better word, been shit-hot. Its pair of titles are two of most acclaimed games to come out of the last generation, and if we were betting men we wouldn’t be surprised if the same tag applied to Batman: Arkham Knight. They say bigger isn’t always better, to which Bruce Wayne says sod that for a game of soldiers, as the Arkham trilogy is set to ramp up to an explosive Batmobile-fuelled finale.

Just Cause 3

The world’s worst kept secret for quite some time, the wraps have at last been taken off Avalanche Studios’ open-world sequel. We still don’t know much about this one yet, but seeing as how Just Cause 2 is still causing us to cackle over four years later, it’s safe to say we’re excited.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

The fifth main outing for one of the greatest stealth-action series of all time, it’s safe to say that anticipation is bubbling away for this one. Set to be a prequel, MGS: The Phantom Pain is expected to tell the events leading up Metal Gear Solid 1 and the creation of Shadow Moses. For the first time in the series MGS V will have an open-world, allowing players to approach situations differently every time. The Phantom Pain will also have a stealth focused PvP mode in the form of Metal Gear Online, while players will also be able to invade each others bases that have been built in asynchronous multiplayer action.

That's some of our most anticipated action games of 2015, what's yours?

Which action game are you looking forward to most?

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07:09 Dec-30-2014

bloodborne looks creepy as all hell!
will have to invest in a PS4

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18:47 Dec-28-2014

Just letting you guys know, Just Cause 3 was announced to not have multi-player.

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10:15 Jan-01-2015

link?

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11:21 Dec-28-2014

Reasons why nobody is picking Bloodborne:


****in' console peasants are the only ones getting it. Sony doesn't understand the console days are numbered

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03:51 Dec-29-2014

IF it weren't for console, gaming industry would not be like this right now. Take a look at the golden times of PS1 and PS2.


Even though i'm gaming on PC and don't own a PS4, i'm still looking forward for Bloodborne and many console exclusive games.

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11:03 Dec-28-2014

all the way mgsv tpp

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05:56 Dec-28-2014

jc3,arkham knight,gta 5,phantom pain

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05:55 Dec-28-2014

Batmen Arkham Knight vs MSGV The Phantom Pain ?!


OMG why can't i have both :O hmm when i think of it 2015 is actually full of GOTY potential :D but i think GTA V will consume us all, run to your mama before its too late !!!

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12:08 Dec-28-2014

I already got to level 100 on PS3 on GTA V, and especially if I can transfer my character over, I won't be spending too much time on it.
MGSV is where it's at for my 2015.

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03:59 Dec-28-2014

i dont even own a PS4 but so excited for bloodborne

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03:06 Dec-28-2014

GTA 5 PC! i know it's been out for 2 years but i havent got to play it on console so definitely it would be the most anticipated game. Just Cause 3 would be the next of it :)

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01:23 Dec-28-2014

Arkham Knight looks seriously good, the detail in the previews and gameplay trailers is astounding. I find it hard to believe that any other game can top what I saw there, I just hope it's well optimized.

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01:14 Dec-28-2014

Can't wait for Just cause 3, sadly no multiplayer :(

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00:44 Dec-28-2014

Fallout 4........

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00:36 Dec-28-2014

The fact that MGS is on this list of action games is a part of the reason why I love stealth games yet don't care for MGS. That and the damn dialogue.

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02:21 Dec-28-2014

MGS is what you want it to be. That's why it shines out in the stealth genre. Every option is a viable option. The PS1 outing was a trend setter, and has and will always be the best at what it does. I loved Blacklist to hell and back, but even that has nothing on Ground Zeroes, and is nothing compared to what Phantom Pain should be.

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21:56 Dec-27-2014

The Just Cause 3 Multiplayer Mod is going to be amaing =D

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22:13 Dec-27-2014

I hope it won't need a mod and will support MP themselves.

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21:45 Dec-27-2014

Batman and JC3, interested in Hellraid and Bloodborne as well but alas I may never play BB since it's ps4 only.

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19:19 Dec-27-2014

MGS of course...

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19:09 Dec-27-2014

im gonna anticipate my gpu upgrade from 550ti to 760dcu first then anticipating these games after!!

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18:27 Dec-27-2014

Never heard about 'Hellraid' before this, I really hope they can pull it off good. Hype-thrusters activated

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18:23 Dec-27-2014

Arkham Knight!!! :D

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17:55 Dec-27-2014

Just Cause 3, really is the game I'm expecting most.. And Gta V even I have finished it in ps3..

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17:43 Dec-27-2014

Bloodborne! Final Fantasy XV! Even though I don't own a PS4, i'm excited to see what these 2 games deliver.

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17:44 Dec-27-2014

Aw hell I forget to mention PERSONA 5

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