#100 Sunset PC
Sunset is a narrative-heavy game that casts the player as a left-wing housekeeper caught up in a South American revolution. It was a hit on Kickstarter, and with a soundtrack by award-winning composer Austin Wintory (Journey, The Banner Saga, Monaco) and parallels to This War of Mine, it has great potential.
#99 King's Quest: Your Legacy Awaits PC PS4
The last King’s Quest title was released 17 years ago, but that’s not stopping Activision from bankrolling a ninth in the hallowed series. An outfit called The Odd Gentlemen is developing the game, which won’t be a point ‘n’ click affair like the others, but will still fall under the ‘adventure’ banner. The Odd Gents are also working with author Neil Gaiman on something called Wayward Manor, so they can’t be all bad.
#98 Adrift XO PS4 PC
Adam Orth rose to infamy after comments he made prior to the release of the Xbox One saw him fired from Microsoft. Adrift is a reflection of sorts on his experiences during that time and since, and is a title Orth no doubt hopes will put him in the spotlight for more positive reasons this time.
#97 There Came An Echo XO PS4 PC
As it’s a game you control by yelling at your telly, there is a decent chance TCAE will be unplayable for those of us with Kaiwai ucsints. We’re keen to delve in anyway, for it features the talents of that sweetheart Will Wheaton, alongside Internet sensation Ashly Burch.
#96 Until Dawn PS4
Until Dawn began life as a gesture-controlled title, until developer Supermassive wisely switched both controller types and console generations. As a result it now looks infinitely more interesting, and a demo at last year’s E3 garnered some surprisingly strong praise from trusted GP sources. Let’s get it on ‘til the early morn.
#95 Space Hulk: Deathwing XO PS4 PC
Cyanide is coming off a solid outing with Styx: Master of Shadows, so we’re hoping its involvement will keep Streum (E.Y.E.: Divine Cybermancy) in line, and produce a Space Hulk game that's actually decent. It’s seriously weird that in all this time, no-one has managed to get the franchise right.
#94 Whore of the Orient XO PS4 PC
Thought to be cancelled amid huge problems at Team Bondi, this one has been heavily rumoured to be in full production for a release this year ever since Bondi was bought by Kennedy Miller Mitchell. If that is indeed the case count us in – L.A. Noire was well-received, and Whore’s Shanghai in 1936 setting is unique to say the least.
#93 Cities: Skylines PC
The Cities franchise will be three deep when Skylines launches, and it’s a lot like SimCity: a sandbox series that has players control zoning, road placement, taxation, public services, and transportation in a bid to prove they should be real-life mayor, or at least get to wear a sash everywhere. Unlike the latest SimCity, however, Skylines promises “massive maps”, so your slums can once again extend over the horizon.
#92 Quadrilateral Cowboy PC
Blendo’s Brendon Chung (Gravity Bone) is an indie developer known for obtuse yet captivating games, and Cowboy looks no different. The player takes the role of a computer hacker in the 1980s, and armed with a "top-of-the-line hacking deck outfitted with a 56.6k modem and a staggering 256k RAM” must infiltrate buildings and steal confidential documents. They will also control other characters who possess specialties including door sawing and climbing, and it all takes place in the same evocative universe as Thirty Flights of Loving.
#91 Titan Souls PS4 PC Vita
Titan Souls has been compared to Shadow of the Colossus in that the only enemies to fight are bosses many times your character’s size. The catch here is you have just one (presumably reusable) arrow to unleash, and that could also be why Dark Souls comparisons have also been rolling in. If it’s a challenge you seek, look no further.