PCGG Most Anticipated Games of 2015 (Part 1)

“We’re gonna need a longer post.”

I’ve decided to cut this particular subject down into five blog posts, purely because after going through all of the most anticipated games according to PC Gamer, I came out with a good 50 games on my own, personal most anticipated list. Now, I’ll be totally honest and say that most of these are adventure, RPG, simulation, and the like, but fear not! There are some action and FPS ones in there (I think?) for good measure! It is also worth noting that some of these have already been released, or will be released in “episodes” throughout the year; while others have to-be-determined dates or much later release dates.

Also, and I feel like this is an important note – all of these games are available on PC and/or Steam, though MAY be available on other platforms as well – you’ll have to check! For games with release dates of TBD (to-be-determined) on this list, I will update as they are announced.

Once all 50 of the games are posted, I’ll be hosting a poll for my general public to vote on the top ten games that THEY would like to see on my first giveaway of 2015! Once the poll is in, the giveaway will begin and last one month, just as last year’s did. Sound good?

So, without further ado – on to part one of the PC Gamer Girl’s Most Anticipated Games of 2015 series!

1. MineCraft Story Mode

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Developer: Telltale Games / Publisher: Telltale Games
Release Date: TBD 2015

Description (via mojang.com)

  • Minecraft: Story mode will be a narrative-driven video game created by Telltale Games. It will be about Minecraft.
  • Mojang is collaborating with Telltale and members of the community to make Minecraft: Story Mode as Minecrafty as possible.
  • The first episode will be released some time in 2015, and will be available on Xbox consoles, PlayStation consoles, PC, Mac, iOS, and Android-based devices.
  • Minecraft: Story Mode will be released episodically, just like The Wolf Among Us, The Walking Dead, or the recent Tales from the Borderlands, which is another developer-collaboration series between Telltale Games and Gearbox Software.

Read more about MineCraft Story Mode

2. Broken Age: Act 2

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Developer: Double Fine / Publisher: Double Fine
Release Date: April 28 (US), April 29 (Europe)

Description (via metacritic.com)

Broken Age is a point-and-click adventure telling the stories of a young boy and girl leading parallel lives. The girl has been chosen by her village to be sacrificed to a terrible monster–but she decides to fight back. Meanwhile, a boy on a spaceship is living a solitary life under the care of a motherly computer, but he wants to break free to lead adventures and do good in the world. Adventures ensue.

* NOTE! For owners of Broke Age: Act 1 (released last year), Act 2 will be FREE!

Read more about Broken Age: Act 2.

3. Grim Fandango: Remastered

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Developer: Double Fine / Publisher: Double Fine
Release Date: January 26

Description (via Steam)

One of the most acclaimed adventure games of all time is now back, better than ever. Grim Fandango’s epic story of four years in the life (or death) of Manny Calavera, travel agent to the dead, has been remastered to look, sound, and control even better than when it won GameSpot’s Game of the Year award upon its original launch. Grim Fandango still stands as a classic of the genre, with unforgettable characters and unique combination of film noir and Mexican folklore.Remastered version includes

  • Repainted, hi-res character textures
  • New, dynamic lighting
  • Classic score re-recorded with a full live orchestra
  • Over 2 hours of exclusive developer commentary
  • Concept art browser

Read more about Grim Fandango: Remastered.

4. Game of Thrones (6 Eps. Series)

Developer: Telltale Games / Publisher: Telltale Games
Release Date: Throughout 2015

Description (via telltalegames.com)

Based on HBO’s award-winning television drama, Game of Thrones – A Telltale Games Series tells the story of House Forrester, a noble house from the north of Westeros. Caught up in the events of The War of the Five Kings, they are placed in a precarious position where members of the household must do everything they can to prevent the house from meeting its doom.

5. Life is Strange (5 Eps. Series)

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Developer: DONTNOD / Publisher: Square Enix
Release Date: January 30 and throughout 2015

Description (via lifeisstrange.com)

Life is Strange is a five part episodic game that sets out to revolutionise story based choice and consequence games by allowing the player to rewind time and affect the past, present and future.  You are Max, a photography senior who saves her old friend Chloe by discovering she can rewind time. The pair soon find themselves exposed to the darker side of Arcadia Bay as they uncover the disturbing truth behind the sudden disappearance of a fellow student.

*NOTE Episode 1 and 2 are currently available with 3 coming soon.

Read more about Life is Strange.

6. Cradle

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Developer: Flying Cafe for semianimals / Publisher: Flying Cafe for semianimals
Release Date: TBD 2015

Description (via flying-cafe.com)

Cradle is a science-fiction first-person quest with freedom of movement. The story is built around the relations of the protagonist and a mechanical girl, who by enigmatic circumstances find themselves together in a yurt among the desert Mongolian hills. The player is to restore the lost functions of his companion’s mechanical body parts and together reveal the mystery of the neglected entertainment park found not far from the yurt.

Read more about Cradle.

7. Syberia III

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Developer: Benoit Sokal / Publisher: Anuman Interactive
Release Date: TBD 2015

Description (via syberia.microids.com)

Syberia 3 begins exactly where Syberia 2 had left Kate: in a bad situation. Miraculously taken in by the travelling Youkol people, the lawyer from New York will learn about their culture by interacting with the tribesmen gathered in a huge market-like camp. She will guide them in their transhumance with the snow ostriches, a journey that appears to be very complicated this time…

Read more about Syberia III.

8. Black Glove

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Developer: Day for Night Games / Publisher: Day for Night Games
Release Date: TBD 2015

Description (via dayfornightgames.com)

You’ve arrived at The Equinox, a surreal 1920s theatre that appears to be unstuck from conventional reality. There are three resident creators: the artist Marisol, the filmmaker Avery Arnault, and the musical act Many Embers. Their work is in terrible shape when you arrive and it’s aversely affecting the health of the place in a variety of bizarre, metaphysical ways. You’ve been charged with altering aspects of the creators’ past to improve their work in the present and get the theatre back on its feet…

Read more about Black Glove.

9. That Dragon, Cancer

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Developer: Ryan Green, Amy Green, Josh Larson / Publisher: Ryan Green, Amy Green, Josh Larson
Release Date: TBD 2015

Description (via thatdragoncancer.com)

That Dragon, Cancer is an adventure game that acts as a living painting; a poem; an interactive retelling of Ryan and Amy Green’s experience raising their son Joel, a 4-year-old currently fighting his third year of terminal cancer. Players relive memories, share heartache, and discover the overwhelming hope that can be found in the face of death.

Read more about That Dragon, Cancer.

10. King’s Quest: Your Legacy Awaits (Episodic)

Developer: The Odd Gentlemen / Publisher: Sierra Entertainment
Release Date: Fall 2015

Description (via sierra.com)

Developed by The Odd Gentlemen, the new King’s Quest™ re-imagines all the charm, humor, puzzles, exploration and sense of wonder that made the franchise so magical when it first arrived thirty years ago. Old and grey, King Graham – the hero made legend in the original King’s Quest games – shares the extraordinary stories of his youth with his curious granddaughter, Gwendolyn, taking players back to the feats that shaped a kingdom.

Read more about King’s Quest: Your Legacy Awaits.


Whew! That was a lot!

Stay tuned for part 2 of my PC Gamer Girl’s Most Anticipated Games of 2015 series, and don’t forget, once the full series is published – the giveaway voting will begin!

PC Gamer Girl

Owner and primary blogger at PC Gamer Girl. A total games enthusiast and addict, with a pension and love of all things horror, story-rich, atmospheric, with a killer soundtrack. Want a game reviewed? Let me know about it on my contact page!

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