PS4 Games I played in 2014

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  • I had the first two on the PS3 but never really got around to playing them so when Inquisition was released my expectations were not that high. While some side missions felt slightly repetitive there was a lot of exploring and adventuring to keep me busy.

  • Having never played a Diablo game before I wasn't sure if I'd enjoy Reaper of Souls. It all sounded very basic and not very fleshed out but within minutes I was somersaulting through tombstones while firing a frenzy of arrows at all kinds of undead monsters and minions.

  • Perhaps one of the most surprising games of the year was Shadow of Mordor, as with most licensed games you would assume the experience would be painfully mediocre with nothing fresh or exciting to offer. I didn't care much for or pay attention to the story but the open world and nemesis system were brilliant.

  • Far Cry 4 had everything I look for in a game and a lot more thrown in for good measure. The story was fun to follow, the characters interesting and humorous at the same time, a vast open world just begging to be explored, a fantastic co-op experience, bucket loads of replay value, an ark full of animals, tons of enemies and enough guns and weapons to start your own holy war.

  • Driveclub was on it's a release a bit of a mess, it looked good and the cars controlled well but the AI was almost militant and there was evidence that the game had been released unfinished. Now with it's many patches including dynamic weather the game really shines, the various tweaks and fixes make a more solid racing experience.

  • I missed it on the PS3 so once it was released on the PS4 with upgraded graphics and expanded DLC content it was a definite must buy. The story was compelling and the game play almost flawless.

  • Another title I missed on the PS3 was Tomb Raider, and after playing the Trilogy collection I was eager to see if the reboot had anything on the original series. It was raw and realistic in the best was possible with great attention given to the survival elements.

  • Every now and then a game comes along that manages to grip you with fear and shake the living daylights out of you until you either blast your way through with every last bullet or hide in a corner until it goes away. Metro was both terrifying and hugely enjoyable and had me coming back for more time and time again.

  • More of the same GTA V action and insanity except this time with first person mode and a whole host of minor extras that made all the difference. I'd played through GTA V on the PS3 before so I knew what to expect, but the first person mode was enough of a game changer to warrant going through it all again.

  • Just another GTA clone? That's what I was expecting but the Definitive Edition included so much extra content that I couldn't help but really enjoy Sleeping Dogs. It was more hands on than GTA and at it's core almost felt like an open world brawler with random gun play sections and slightly poor driving mechanics.

  • Thief was a mixed bag of tricks, but a shallow bag that didn't allow for the inclusion of too many arrows that you desperately wanted to use on patrolling guards. While there was a bit of exploring and looting to be done it never seemed to go that extra mile, the AI was ropey and stealth play wasn't engaging enough to be fun. What could have been a solid stealth experience was instead incredibly linear and just completing the story felt like a chore.

  • It makes perfect sense for Sony to cash in on an exclusive franchise especially given that it's now next-gen, so really it was a no brainer.. but I couldn't help feeling that inFamous has run out of steam. The story was flat and didn't inspire me to care much about any of the characters, the action was okay but if you have played one inFamous you have pretty much played them all.

  • More of a high priced tech-demo than an actual game but a must have for fans of the series especially with the wait for the upcoming Phantom Pain. I had no real problems with Ground Zeroes, sure it could have been longer but the extra game modes gave it some replay value.

  • I had a serious love/hate relationship with Watch Dogs. On the one hand the open world was big enough to get lost in for a while and the games mini missions and digital trips kept me busy. Unfortunately the games story never gripped me so I never bother finishing it.

  • Not much to be said about Battlefield 4, just like the previous Battlefield title it's an excellent online multiplayer shooter that includes some of the best realistic weapons and vehicles with a single player story thrown in to complete the package.

  • I put many hours into The Crew when it was in it's Beta phase and was never really disappointed with how the game played but once the full game was released I slowly but surely regretted putting in so much time. The game suffered from plenty of server problems but it was the mirco-transactions that started to turn me off the game. When you include a paper thin story and a limited amount of vehicles it's just not worth the hype.

  • Having never played a Trials game before I didn't know what I was getting myself into, though it was probably one of the most frustrating games I've ever played the sense of achievement when you completed an insanely difficult track was just too good to put it down. When you add in the thousands of user created tracks and official DLC you have a game that has more juice than a room full of energizer bunnies.

  • I've always been a big fan of the LittleBigPlanet series and published plenty of levels on the PS3, so when the third in the series was announced for the PS4 I couldn't help but run up the walls in anticipation. When the day finally came and the game got it's European release it was obvious that it had been rushed, the game kept crashing and was almost entirely unplayable in both single player and multiplayer, what should have been one of the best games of 2014 turned out to be one of the worst.

  • I stumbled upon Terraria after a friend recommended it as a 2D action packed version of Minecraft, being that I did enjoy Minecraft already I gave it a go and was quickly swept up by all the game had to offer. With a lot of exploring and an almost infinite number of enemies and loot Terraria is a game that is well worth a look.

  • Having already played and built extensively on the PS3 version of the game I knew I'd put a lot of hours in the PS4 version and I sure did. The PS4 version brought bigger worlds, a better draw distance and more players. As with a lot of launch games Minecraft had more than enough of it's share of glitches and problems but seems to run fine now.