GAMES OF THE YEAR 2014
10. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
This iteration of Call of Duty may have done away with the present, but even in the future it appears the name of the game is still senseless online slaughter. A content-rich multiplayer update and some slightly shinier graphics just nudges this one into bottom spot.
This game may have been a disappointment for many, but it is undeniably spectacular to witness and a true breath of fresh multiplayer FPS air. The classes are perfectly balanced, the maps gorgeously rendered, and the thrill of calling in a Titan is second to none.
08. Dragon Age: Inquisition
It may have a less than compelling storyline, but the huge, gorgeous open world setting will make you come back time and again. The combat system is much stronger than in previous version and the deep RPG mechanics makes it fee like Dragon Age is truly going back to its roots.
07. Forza Horizon 2
Although taking its cues from many other games, there’s absolutely no denying that Forza Horizon 2 is by far and wide the leader of the pack. The graphics are sheer jaw-dropping, the car selection is all class and no filler and the hundreds of events and activities will have you hooked for hours.
06. Bayonetta 2
Released exclusively for the Wii U, this game builds and improves on everything that made the original great, with about a bazillion new features to boot.
Destiny was a let down on a lot of levels. So many of the things promised in the build-up to its release were left unfulfilled and, as a result, we were left with a minimal story and an oversold game. Still, taken at face value, Destiny is a stunner. Excellent combat and stunning visuals go a long way towards making up for empty promises.
04. Assassin’s Creed: Unity
Assassin’s Creed has always been something of a paradox. You’re an Assassin, yet it’s not so much smoke and mirrors as clumsy swordfighting and surviving impossible falls. Assassin’s Creed Unity still does nothing to break the duck in terms of stealth but it is undeniaby beautiful and features some pretty nifty sandbox assassinations.
03. GTA V
Though technically not even released this year, the first-person version of the acclaimed crime game does enough on its own accord to warrant a place on this list. Rockstar are a sucker for updates and have even been nice enough to include a track builder in their latest one.
02. The Last Of Us: Remastered
It speaks volumes about the quality of gaming in 2014, that two games that weren’t even originally released this year have made this top ten. The Last of Us Remastered is PS3’s best game brought to the PS4, and it looks absolutely incredible.
01. Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor
A Lord of the Rings game that isn’t really a Lord of the Rings game. Terrific gameplay mechanics, beautiful visuals and a half decent story combine to form an almost, but by no means, perfect game.