Best Video Games of 2014

Here's the list of best video games released in 2014. Please vote!

The Top Ten

1 South Park: The Stick of Truth

Year sucked for gaming but this game rocked - iliekpiez

SOUTH PARK STICK OF TRUTH for the win! This game is so amazing! It's funny, the battles are fun and it overall makes you feel like you're in South Park! Also can I mention that some of the games on this list are coming out in 2015!

Trey Parker and Matt Stone made this game better and south park has finally in the line of the walking dead or others.

This is my number one game it feels like you're in the show

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2 Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Wii U

Lol, Destiny is number 1, instead of one of the best games ever - B1ueNew

This should be number one, because all over the USA this game is voted as best game of the year! - docreywashere

A game in 2014 that was finished? What has the world come to? - PeterG99

#6? This game should be in the top 3! It has my favorite multiplayer experience of all time!

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3 Destiny

Destiny is a good game, maybe even a great game, but it is certainly not a perfect game. First of all, the story telling is almost non-existent. I may have been a little more lenient on this aspect, had the game not been developed by the masterminds behind Halo and cost a whopping $500 000 000. Honestly, we're given this huge, beautiful world to explore, which seems like it should be rich with history and personality, but it is ultimately left almost completely untouched by the narrative. Secondly, the developers have been shoving DLC down our throats since release day, most of which has actually been found on the disk, locked away. As soon as you open your purchased game, you're confronted with a "Preorder Expansion Pass I" pamphlet. If the game was unfinished at release, developers should have finished it, rather than deciding to lock up the content that was almost done to sell to us later on for an absurdly high price ($20 for a raid and a few missions? Seriously? ). Not ...more - Matthewn1999

This game is the best I have ever played. The graphics are awesome, the storyline is amazing, and the "always online" feature makes it easier to meet up with friends. If there was a little bit more to explore and do, which is the only flaw in Destiny, this would be in my opinion, not just the best game of 2014, also, the best game of all time.

Amazing game people just say it "sucks" because they just listen to their "friends" that say "Oh Destiny sucks even though it won the award for best game 2014" it has amazing graphics especially for the PlayStation 4 it may suck for the Xbox one because I don't have one but I have a PS4 and I know for a fact the graphics are amazing and it's very fun

Amazing game. Developers did a spectacular job at the graphics. But, my favorite part is the customization. I think they did a fabulous job at making it look realistic.

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4 Far Cry 4

How the HELL is this not in the top tens!? Destiny is beating this...

Addicted. Good mixture off chopping heads off, shooting people, hunting, driving and using a chair with a control panel and a propeller.

Good one but Far Cry 3 story is better and Jason Brody is more charismatic.

Its even better as 3 in my opinion.

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5 Mario Kart 8

One of my favorite games, I like the vehicles - B1ueNew

Double Dash will probably always be my favourite Mario Cart game but this one is the next best edition to the series, I feel. - BKAllmighty

I love this game! I want this game to win first on best game

There's 8 Mario carts... I had no idea - Hunter17p

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6 Watch Dogs

Watch dogs is one of the best games I have ever played In my long video gaming career

So people complained about the crazy physics but honestly that made the game more fun for me - flamingsoul

Aiden Pearce have a look of a badass guy!

Eagerly waiting... It will be big hit...

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7 Titanfall

I am writing this on 16th February, the day the open beta of TitanFall is live on Xbox One. And I can confirm that already, just seven ranks and five or six matches in, that this is the best multiplayer game I have ever played so far in my life. Just from it's reveal I knew this game would be special, and this beta confirms it. It seems Respawn have thought about EVERYTHING when making the multiplayer of this game. They have noted all the problems of past multiplayer games and made sure those problems don't exist here. They've also made something that feels completely different to Call of Duty, despite it still being a first person shooter. Anybody who's reading this who doesn't know if they should get TitanFall or not: get it. This is surely the best game of 2014, I can't see another beating it. Incredible. Stunning. They are the closest words to describing this epicness. This could potentially do for the Xbox One what Call of Duty 4 did for last generation of consoles and for Call ...more - EvilAngel

No matter that I haven't played it from the videos of people it looks awesome. Tomorrow I'm getting a new PC and I'm getting this game FOR SURE!

March 11th? That's too late to get it for the Holidays! Still getting it for my birthday, though. Probably the game
I'll play the most. Plus, I feel kind of bad for the PS4 fans who have to settle with Killzone: Shadowfall. - omgfranz

Developer: Respawn Entertainment
Publisher: EA
Release date: March 11 (PC and Xbox One) March 25 (Xbox 360)
Genre (s): FPS
Platform (s): PC, Xbox One and Xbox 360

8 Wolfenstein: The New Order

Best game of 2014

The best FPS game ever made With Great story,Gameplay, Protagonist and soundtrack The Soundtrack. - Aguythatpeopleignores

I would say all the Wolfenstein games are the greatest in general. - PrinceZarbon

This game might not be No. 1, but IT IS WAYYY BETTER THAT Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.
It's not Call of Duty copycat with repetitive plot in every Call of Duty. It is sure brutal. Bloodspill, gory deaths, Nazis and swastikas, amazing AI...

9 Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

How dare this not be number 1?! This... this is making me genuinely angry. This game is so incredibly deep and beautiful (minus the whole decapitate orcs thing, even though that has a beauty of its own as well). The story is out-of-this-world amazing, the characters are wonderfully created and brought to life, and the voice acting is absolutely splendid. This game has a way of making you feel the emotions of the characters: for example, when Talion's family died I was very sad. Also, Ratbag. There's no beating Ratbag. The open-world technique works incredibly well for a game like this, and to reimagine Mordor this way... it's incredible. I could go on for days about how amazing this game is. There are really no negatives besides the fact that some of the main missions are rather slow and uninteresting. This is an incredible game, if you haven't played it already you really should. The sequel isn't quite as good (but I still think it's also an incredible game) but I will love the ...more

How is the crew beating this? The crew is an awful game shadow of MORDOR is full of content with the DLC acclaim that of undead nightmare and shivering isles it's not a game to be dismissed


This game looks like it will be so good! I hope it's as good as it's trailers show it to be.

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10 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

When I looked at the previews/trailers I thought it was pretty awesome what am I talking about I mean beast in every way! But in my opinion I can't wait for it to come out cause it would be so much fun to play with my friends and family but so far I enjoy it and love it so very much

How the hell are you people saying it's the best of all time of it's not even out yet? And there's barely been 1 trailer. Call of Duty has been getting very repetitive. The odds of this game being any better than the rest are very very very slim.

What the heck is this piece of sad futuristic crap? Everything involving the future is to do with either alien invasion, war, or hunger games - Harri666

Look, I'm not a Call of Duty Fan (like AT ALL) but the people that are saying this is the most overrated game...are ridiculous. I know this site is like 98% Nintendo Fanboys, but Call of Duty is not overrated due to the hate and love it gets. So it's both. - DCfnaf

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The Contenders

11 The Sims 4

You wouldn't think they'd be as addicting as they are.

I have wasted +300 hours of my life on this game in 5 months... And enjoyed every second of it. This game is absolutely amazing. I couldent get it when it came out due to my old computer not being powerful enough to run it, but I got a new computer for my birthday. I bought this game immedielty after, and I loved it immedielty. The customization options are endless, and building houses is fun. Some things can take time to get, but the wait is definitely worth it. Some people have complained how there aren't stuff like toddlers, but they had to sacrifice some stuff. It's not like everything from the sims 3 can be put in a sequel, since the sims 3 was in development for 6 years. Now let's look forward to what this game can bring us. Sure, I didn't like how expensive some of the expansion packs were, but some of them were a lot of fun to play with, like the Outdoor retreat and Get Together (I bought THAT when it came out ) but give this thing a try. You won't regret it :3

300 hours of gameplay and house building in under 2 years. This game deserves a medal! It's really good once you get the hang of building and creating sims, and who can forget the new expansion, pets!

This game is more advanced the the originals. As of customization, house building, etc. It's a lot more easier at doing things and it's a fabulous game.

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12 Dark Souls 2

This below Destiny means our world might end soon.

This is literally the best game that came out in 2014! this game deserves to be at least in the top 5

This is the most beautiful game I've ever played in my LIFE

I don't know how to play this game its very difficult

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13 Batman: Arkham Knight

This game by no means is going to suck graphics look immaculate and the gameplay looks pretty great dlc characters like red hood and harley Quinn, scarecrow missions, and the arkham knight a new villain to top it all off must I explain more

This game isn't even out yet.

Can't wait for the best batman game yet..

Wait isn't batman Arkham knight is going to be released in 2015? - Aguythatpeopleignores

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14 inFAMOUS: Second Son

The Infamous series has always been terrific. Been a devoted player of the games ever since the first one's release back in 2009. - BKAllmighty

Trailers, awesome, game, awesome. enough said

I love all the infamous video games

Amazing game, one of the best I ever played

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15 Alien: Isolation

Scares the crap out of me every time I play it. Just being in the room while someone else is giving it a go is enough to make me anxious. This game really gets the tone of the original film. - BKAllmighty

Its going to be the scariest and creepiest game of 2014

Although it has its fair share of flaws, it's still one of the most underrated games of 2014. It's the game that the Alien franchise deserves.

Brilliant and very unique game! please, vote for it!

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16 Dragon Age: Inquisition

Come on guys, it's Dragon Age! The fact that it isn't at least in the top ten is a disgrace! Amazing game, amazing series, can't wait for more!

Destiny is rated higher than this.

And what I meant by that was that Destiny sucks and this game is awesome.

For something win the award of best game of the year

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17 Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Great game indeed

I know man best game ever

18 Fifa 15

I have a good feeling about this game - fuadmondeo

It deserve to be in top 10 as it is the most rated game

It's the best the world

I love this game because Messi makes it nice

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19 Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

How is Disney Infinity 2.0 higher than this!? This game is amazing for a 3ds game! Graphics are good. The online multiplayer is fine, I don't know why everyone complains about the online fighting, but this game should be top 10 along with the Wii U version! Both games are voted one of 2014's best! Actually Disney Infinity 2.0 got LOWER ratings than this game did:

Disney Infinity 2.0: 6.5/10
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS: 9.25/10
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Wii U: 9.75/10
Destiny: 9.75/10
Yeah, Disney Infinity should be VERY low on this list with THAT rating from Game Informer and other critics! - docreywashere

I mean both Nintendo 3ds and Wii U games, not Disney Infinity 2.0 or Destiny - docreywashere


20 Deception IV: Blood Ties
21 Kirby: Triple Deluxe

Uhh, why is this low?

22 The Crew

This game isn't a good game in fact it's pretty bad it has really awkward physics along with false trailers bad controls terrible missions and a small roster of cars it's more on the top 20 of the biggest duds of 2014

Is driving all around the US. How this game is not fun?

Best game lol

23 Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z

This game is the worst dbz game ever o would rate 0.5

24 Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes

This game is just dissapointing and heck the phantom pain is already out now stick with that game

25 The Evil Within

Does not target majority of market but the game I enjoyed most that came in 2014

Ignore this game

So good, and hard. VERY HARD - heavymetalrocker777

26 Sunset Overdrive

A game with a fantastic movement system, hilarious dialogue, and amazing weapon variety. How many games can you think of that have a assault rifle that shoots records, a cannon that fires exploding teddy bears, and harpoon launcher fueled by an energy drink?

A rare gem in todays games. Games are lacking in fun in this day and age its all about been realistic with most games but not Sunset Overdrive! It reminds me of jet set radio future crossed with dead rising.

One of the most fun games out there!

This should be at least in the top 20

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27 Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

Great game. Great DLC. Not as good as Borderlands 2... Some character flaws but no doubt. This game is probably the best in 2014

Awesome game, funny characters like Jack, and claptrap. Springs is not a good scooter replacement, Pickle is a terrible Tina replacement, but Nurse Nina is a great Dr. Zed replacement.

28 Guilty Gear XRD -sign-
29 Shovel Knight

Best indie game of all time this should be in the top ten also the game is trending and more dlc being realsed almost everyday!

44th?! Really? Shovel Knight is the indie game of 2014. It took the best elements of platformers, RPGs, made it better, and stuck it into one game. Amazing gameplay, not so amazing graphics (but you gotta love 8-bit), creatively designed characters, and a straightforward story. This game should be much, much higher on this list.

30 Bayonetta 2

Why the hell is this #59 it should be in the top ten - venomouskillingmachine

31 Five Nights at Freddy's

To be honest I remember when this game was the hottest game around, back when I was in sixth grade in 2014. I still LOVE this game, even at 15 years old. FNaF will never truly die, for me!

Scares that are surprisingly not coming


I would give a vote to the sequel, were it on here, but this is something.

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32 Thief
33 Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire

How is this not higher? It's not the best game to come out of 2014 but it deserves top 10 at least. - XedFex

How has this not been added to the list?!

Why is this in 33 - TheUmbreon

Good for those who haven't played the original Ruby+Sapphire(like me), and there is plenty of changes.

34 Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V, is entertaining as of the action and the shooting. Grand Theft Auto has remarkable graphics but, driving is a little difficult for new comers. I think this is the best out of all the Grand Theft Auto's.

Ha ha ha ha I'm laughing on this list. This list has gone mad. The game which should be ranked 1 they given it 65. Ha ha ha

The open world and Michael, Trevor, and Franklin's story is what really makes the game.

The reason it is on the list is because it has been remastered for next gen. Or that's what I would assume

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35 Hyrule Warriors

Buzzing for this game!

36 The Last of Us: Remastered
37 Minecraft

I went to "search list," and told myself "I KNOW there's gonna be some six-year-old that put Minecraft on this list." - XedFex

I have only ever played it on the computer and, for me, that is where the game needs to be played to get the full experience. - BKAllmighty

Wow this game was released 2009 stupids wow

This was made in 2009, everyone knows that! It has to be games MADE in 2014! - docreywashere

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38 Halo: The Master Chief Collection

This is going to be the best game this year. Halo 1 to 4 on one disc. What more could one want? - DarthSnuffles

Halo Game series all in one game.

Despite the multiplayer was broken at launch, the campaigns were amazingly well done, with 1,3, and 4 in HD and 60fps and halo 2 getting the anniversary treatment, the only thing that makes it better is that it's all on one disk. Plus when the multiplayer works, they play just like the original games.

Dis is just a collection

39 Tomodachi Life

One of the few Nintendo games that is appealing to the mainstream YouTube audience that regularly does Minecraft and Call Of Dooty.

Also, it's flipping hilarious.

You can run around a Virtual Boy!

Simple, and just hilarious to watch the interactions between Miis.

Easily the best game for the Nintendo 3DS. - Disasterpiece

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40 Tales from the Borderlands
41 Assassin's Creed: Unity

Unity 36? No unity must be 1st and advanced warfare second laugh out loud no 36 - hjf

The game is fixed now - Sparkjolt

42 Mortal Kombat X

Mortal Kombat X ( 10 ), is absolutely entertaining. I think that the characters are a little bit unusual but, are very cool and the characters can pick from three different forms, as I may account.

Wait, I thought the mortal kombat series ended? - Harri666

This game came in 2015

This game is 2015

43 Azure Striker: Gunvolt
44 Bullet Soul: Infinite Burst
45 Blade Arcus from Shining
46 Little Big Planet 3
47 Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed
48 NHL 15

This going to be the best game of 2014! - Awesomelionking

49 Shadow Warrior
50 Stronghold Crusader 2
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