BEST NEW GUN
Publisher EA Developer Respawn Entertainment Format 360, Xbox One
Bored of ‘realistic’ game guns, 2014 saw the sci-fi weapons locker reopen. Destiny’s zingy fusion rifles deserve a mention, as does Advanced Warfare’s Tac-19 energy shotgun. The honour goes to Titanfall’s Smart Pistol, which doesn’t take the crown so much as blow it up by autolocking onto its every jewel. For all the fuss over Titans, Respawn’s best trick was turning the humble sidearm into a great primary.