Game of the Year - 2014!
Oh boy, 2014. It sure has been a weird year for games. Seems like we fully made the switch from "last-gen" to "current-gen" this year. 2014 started off with some big releases on the 360/PS3 yet to come, but as the year went on the attention fully shifted to the new machines. The end of 2014 left us with a burning pile of some big, broken releases. Some laughed manically at big publishers failing to release working products, while others went to social media to issue death threats to developers. Oh and there were some people that kept their cool as well. So, hey, lets check out some honorary mentions first and then my personal best games of the year!
And the award goes to: Forza Horizon 2
While also being one of my favourite games this year, this was also a huge disappointment. Horizon 2 doesn't greatly improve anything compared to it's predecessor which is one of my favourite games of the last generation, so I guess I just expected something more. Very competent game, but also very "safe".
Runner-Up: Trials Fusion
And the award goes to: Wolfenstein: The New Order
A new Wolfenstein game, made by a new developer, singleplayer only and it was actually fun?! Yes, this happened.
Runner-Up: Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor
And the award goes to: Halo: The Master Chief Collection
Matchmaking issues, campaign progress doesn't save, achievements don't unlock...it's mostly fixed now, but man, that was a big fuck-up for such a big release.
Runner-Up: I haven't played it, but probably...Driveclub.
And the award goes to: The Crew
Same as Elite: Dangerous, I liked this game very much (even though it has it's fair share of issues) but it was released too late into the year for me to have played enough of it to warrant a spot on this list. Elite gets it's spot because of the playable beta phases, but I just couldn't put enough time into The Crew.
Runner-Up: Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
And now...the real list starts here.