The next generation of gaming is imminent with the release of the new video game consoles (PS4 & XBox One) and the year of 2014 promises a brilliant future for the gaming history. The expectations are enormous but for now, nothing is for certain, since most next-gen titles are still under development. However, the panorama seems quite competitive with a huge amount of titles incoming – renowned developers, famous franchises and anticipated titles will struggle for popularity, users and awards.

One of the hottest genres lately has been the action-adventure role-playing category and the upcoming year promises a tremendous amount of choice and opportunity for this field. The acclaimed The Witcher and Dragon Age series will return and new names like Watch Dogs will certainly expand the world of next-gen role-playing. The upcoming spring will bring many surprises and players will most likely have a hard time sticking with just one title. Let’s take a look at the top 5 action-adventure solo games coming next spring.


5. The Amazing Spider-Man 2


The Amazing Spider-Man will return in 2014 with a new story, more challenges and further ways to progress. The city of Manhattan will become once again the main stage for imagination, in which players can explore and experience hero fantasies. Electro and Rhino will be the two main rivals of Peter Parker, who will have to prove himself as a true hero once again. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 video game will be released alongside with the new movie, which is scheduled to happen in May.

 Estimated Release Date: Spring 2014 (Probably in May)

Publisher: Activision

Formats: 3DS, PC, PS3, PS4, WiiU, X360, XO


4. Sherlock Holmes Crimes and Punishment


The famous detective Sherlock Holmes will lead a new chain of original investigations in Crimes and Punishment. The new game will offer a huge variety of environments to explore, many mysterious clues to gather and several enigmatic cases to solve, including murders. This upcoming Sherlock Holmes game will try to convey next-gen features in order to make players feel that they’re actually the detective himself.

Estimated Release Date: Q1 2014

Publisher: Focus Home Interactive

Formats: PC, PS3, PS4, X360


3. Dark Souls II


The Dark Soul saga is returning in 2014 with a new hero, a new story and a bizarre world, where death and chaos are all that remain. In Dark Souls II, players will be able to experience a new level of empowerment, as well as innovative challenges worthy of a true next-gen title. Survive at any cost is the main dilemma of this title, where players must defeat all sort of beastly enemies that cross their path. The environments will be more dynamic and the opponents will become even more complex, originating a lively experience.

Estimated Release Date: March 2014

Publisher: Namco Bandai

Formats: PC, PS3, X360


2. Thief


The master thief Garret will come back for another fearless and breathtaking adventure. Stealing used to be his way of surviving; now he simply survives to steal. In this upcoming title, choice will the main key, players will be able to choose how and when they wish to approach certain events, offering a great degree of freedom to create a singular and unique progressive path. Stealing everything and anything in an individual way will become a reality.

 Estimated Release Date: February 25th 2014

Publisher: Square Enix

Formats: PC, PS3, PS4, X360, XO


1. Watch Dogs


Watch Dogs will simulate a virtual version of Chicago and introduce a mega surveillance world, where everything and everyone is being recorded and controlled. In a world fully connected by technology, the only way to resist this subtle tyranny is through hacking. The antihero Aiden Pearce will use his hacking abilities to find those responsible for his family tragedy. Watch Dogs will implement next-gen features that will stimulate freedom and alternative progress paths.

 Estimated Scheduled Date: Spring 2014

 Publisher: Ubisoft

 Formats: PC, PS3, PS4, WiiU, X360