Matt's Favourite Games of 2014
It kinda doesn't need pointing out that it's been a weird year for games.
A year into the new generation of consoles and the PS4 and Xbox One's lineup of games for the year are completely peppered with remakes, rereleases of games only 12 months old and ports. Even the best indie releases for the year did very little to spark my interest. But that's not to say there wasn't gems to be found. I thought I'd struggle with my top ten and I did. But for all the right reasons. I nailed my top 5 very fast and they were locked in. But numbers six to ten could have been swapped with any number of other games from this year. Massive honourable mentions go to Luftrausers, Smash Bros, The Fall, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, D4, Sunset Overdrive, Driveclub, Wolfenstein: The New Order, Shovel Knight and loads of others.
It goes without saying that my list doesn't include the aforementioned ports, remakes etc from this year. They aren't 2014 games and, mostly, they've already had their dues in previous years. After all, Ghostbusters isn't on anyone's list for best movie of 2014 because it got a 1080p Blu-ray release this year, is it? So sorry GTAV, Diablo 3, The Last of Us, Metro 2033, Halo 2, Towerfall, Tomb Raider, The Binding of Isaac, etc etc etc etc.
On with the list!