It’s almost the end of the year, so it’s time to look back on 2014 and realize how great it was for gaming.
Spoiler warning: bit of a spoiler for Dragon Age: Inquisition in the first animated GIF on the site.
It's a tough decision between Drive Club, Dragon Age and Binding of Isaac:Rebirth but I think Dragon Age deserves it the most this year even though I haven't finished it yet. I just love these vast, expansive RPG's ;D
Tough choice for me, but I'd have to say inFamous: Second Son deserves it for having fantastic gameplay and a good story with strong performances from the cast of characters. Also, it is one of the few games that launched without issues this year...
Infamous Second Son is my personal GoTY. It's a technical achievement when you get the Neon powers. Underrated story and cast, like the comment above me said. And many reviews said the game is reptitive but it really isn't that repetitive when you compare it to other games. I would agree with Dragon Age as GoTY as well. As long as Bayonetta 2 or Dark Souls 2 doesn't win then justice is served.
Dragon Age by a mile
I can't say I have a GOTY this year. There were a lot of games I really enjoyed (MK8 / Bayonetta / SSB / Destiny kind of / Far Cry 4/ inFamous: SS / and a few more). But nothing was really above and beyond everything else this year, like previous years. There were just a strong collection of good games IMO.
No lie, for me, my personals AwesomeNauts Assemble (PS4), Freedom Wars (Vita), Smash Bros (Wii U), Little Big Planet 3 (PS4), Guilty Gear Xrd (PS4), Destiny (PS4/Vita) The most fun I had the year that's not an old game.
My personal GOTY would be Mario Kart 8. that game is just so much fun to play with my 3 kids. We laugh at each other during the race and especially after while watching the replays and talk crap. Ahhh...family time.
Drive Club? Lol!
Have you played it? Especially since tge weather patch its GOTY material.
It would of been TitanFall but I'm a farcry junkie, so FarCry4.
My favorite game was Bayonetta 2. Frenetic action everywhere.
My top 5 right now are: Dark Souls 2, Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros, Bayonetta 2 and Shadow of Mordor. Right now i'm playing Dragon Age for PS4 too, first i will finish and then decide.
Agreed. Haven't played Dragon Age but I loved every other game on your list.
South Park Stick of Truth for me. Its amazing how well they managed to be faithful to the original material. Alien Isolation looks interesting it too but i didnt play it yet. as for downloadable games, Valiant Hearts was my favorite.
Currently a toss up between South Park and Dragon Age for me. I need to finish Dragon Age at least once before I make a final call on it.
South Park or infamous for me. Probably leaning more towards south park, so underrated.
Assassin's Creed: Unity Launch Edition (Unpatched)
Forza Horizon 2 simply amazing closely followed by Sunset Overdrive.
Dragon Age Inquisition, and Dark Souls 2.
South park definitely
It's been a down year for gaming IMO but I'd go with infamous second son.
down year for ps4 and xbox one, not Wii U, they had a good year bro, sorry for you if you only had one system
I have a ps4 and xbox one. No wii u though. The only retail game I haven't played this year that interested me was Dragon Age. IMO - In my opinion, there hasn't been a clear cut great game released this year. Everything has been mediocre or a current gen remaster.
@Saijahn its like the guy on the bottom said, you bought two systems that have 99 percent of the same games, you could of at least got a Wii U second, then get the xbox 3rd or ps4 3rd. Then you would of had a great year, did you not see, Wii U got like 3 games avg 90 on Metacritic from this year alone, you would of had a great year with either one of those games
Your mistake was buying yet another system that plays 99% of the exact same games. A Wii U would have been a FAR better second console to either your PS4 or XB1.
It would've been a mistake for me to get a wii u because it nor its games interest me.
Dragon age Inquisition.
Shadow of Mordor.
Dark Souls 2 or DKC: TF, playing through Wolfenstein right now and enjoying it more then i expected.
Sry, actually wanted to agree. Would give my vote for DKC: TF as well.
assasins creed unity
Titanfall Havnt stopped playing since it came out
Shadow of mordor is my current goty. Need to hurry up n play south park, its been in my library since the summer sale. Horizon 2 is the best racing game of the year. Wolfenstein was a great game too. Biggest disappointments were Watch Dogs, Cod AW and Grid Autosport
Dragon age inquisition, by far
Sunset Overdrive or shadow of mordor.
Pokemon ORAS, infamous second sun or far cry 4.
What new exclusive this new generation that outsold it and that's better than it and that's on a opposite console
I seriously can't think of what you are talking about... I thought it was destiny, but destiny is not exclusive to the "opposite" console.
Any games from Nintendo, they had a good year, metacritic reviews show how well love their games are.......if the game you pick have less than a 91 on metacritic then it should not be consider game of the year, out of 59 reviews, Smash Bros still avg a 92
Destiny for me.
I would have to say Last of us playing it on the ps4 was my first time playing it and close 2nd is tie between shadow of mordor and dragon age inquisition
Between Forza Horizon 2 and Sunset Overdrive...both games were amazing.
Dragon Age Inquisition and Far Cry 4. Third in my list is The Evil Within
Wolfenstein: The New Order for me.
Probably Dragon Age. Didn't think I could say that with a straight face but Bio kind of surprised me and in all honesty not the strongest year in recent memory. Not to take anything away from DA-Inquisition but it's my opinion.
For my Xbox it had to be the titanfall, for my ps4 last of us since I never played it on the older gen.
So many different games in the comments. Proves how much 2014 sucked in general. I don't even care who wins.
honestly my goty is pvz garden warefare. it does what game should do which is to be fun. i have almost 450 hours into it total. i have plat for both ps4 and ps3 versions. its a hidden gem for sure
dark souls 2
GOTY: Super Smash Bros. Wii U Wii U: Bayonetta 2 3DS: Bravely Default Vita: Pending
Between Titanfall and Smash Bros for Wii U. Love them both so much.
Castlevania Lords Of Shadow 2 is my pick for game of the year!
For me it would be between Far Cry 4, Shadow of Mordor and next gen GTA 5.
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth for GOTY.
For me it would be Dragon age or sunset overdrive.
Binding of isaac a surprise favorite
Alien Isolation or Bayonetta 2
Mario Kart 8, no, Smash U, no, Bayonetta 2. no Titanfall, no, Diablo III, no Shovel Knight...damn it, dont make me choose! 1 thing is for sure, my GOTY 2014 is NOT a re-released onto the market in less than a year cynical cash in, in an industry cynical already.
I'd say The Last of Us. I never got the chance to play it last gen but since my brother got a PS4 this gen I got to play it and man... My favorite game of all time now.
shadow of mordor and the evil within my 2 most played games this year.
Dark souls 2 / Dragon age Inquisition.
XB1 GOTY is Titanfall for me. Did 800 matches, got 74/86 achievements and though I only reached Gen7, I got invited to play ranked matches from a Gen10 pilot. Played consistently until November. I don't think an exclusive can take the title of GOTY nor can a game that's only been out for a month.
1. Super Smash Bros 4 2. Dragon Age Inquisition 3. The Binding Of Isaac: Rebirth 4. Mario kart 8 5. Bayonetta 2 6. Infamous: Second Son 7. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze 8. Shadows Of Mordor 9. Dark Souls 2 10. Far Cry 4 Let me know your top 10 of the year :D
Bayonetta 2 of course. Is this a serious question? Ahh .. .if we are talking "calendar year" then "perhaps" Smash Bros.
Out of all great games I played this year Bayo 2 is my GOTY
I played: MK8 Titanfall Bravely Default The Last of Us Remastered GTA 5 COD Advanced Warfare DKTF Hyrule Warriors Destiny so far, plus a few masterpieces from 2013 still need to play: Smash Bayonetta 2 Infamous 2nd Son Shadow of Mordor The Evil Within and Dragon Age which is incoming Too much to choose from to decide, which is ridiculous considering how dead things were for so much of the year.