Here they are, the N4G GOTY winners as chosen by YOU, the N4G users! That's right, all nominations and votes come from registered N4G users! Thousands of votes were cast and here we are, the games of 2014.
Dem title infractions! Must resist reporting...... Well deserving winners all around.
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Great list.. I agree with many of them
I'm glad some exclusives from both Sony and Nintendo won (I:SS & SSB4). Destiny also deserved some wins.
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Gameplay Innovation Nemesis System, Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor Best New IP Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor Couldn't agree more!
Excellent game. :)
Sorry for being a debby downer, but the nemesis System is not gameplay, it's a game feature. Mordor's gameplay is a Batman and Ass Greed's mash-up. No innovation there. Still a good game btw.
more like orc simulator its really not a bad game...but awesome ? no.
No game play innovation? The nemesis system directly affects your play style, tactics, and overall experience. And it's never been done before. I kinda thinks that's the definition of innovation. As for a mash up good luck finding games today that don't borrow mechanics from others. I'm just glad Mordor takes them and improves on them.
Just to provide our description for the Innovation category: "Moving a genre forward in either big ways that challenge conventional thinking or through subtle, nuanced techniques to a standard visual/gameplay/storytelling formula is what this selection is all about." Seems to fit the bill there.
How many videos did you watch on your playthrough of SoM? Did you play a few minutes? The game borrows mechanics but is much more than a simple mash up. The use of magic alone already adds a completely different necessary layer. And, to be honest, it is much more creative on its mission design than ANY AC game. (Didnt play Unity)
Excellent game, just finished playing it. 100%
I'm still playing it. Just over 60hrs gameplay so far. Can't help collecting stuff LoL, it's killing meeeeeee
Personally thought it was nothing special, Just wasn't epic enough and i'm sorry but that ending was absolutely terrible and the game in general was far too easy. Although the Nemesis System is a great addition and deserves the award but the rest of the game was very mediocre to me.
A thoroughly excellent title indeed. The combat may be pure Arkham but the nemesis system is great and its the first time Ive played a game where it really incentivises not dying. That sounds silly but it reality affects the way you play the game.
The List is great, but wish Alien: Isolation, Wolfenstein: The new Order and Shovel Knight got some recognition as well
Wolfenstein was a superb little gem.Still got Alien Isolation in the wrapper.
You should definitely start unwrapping then, Alien Isolation is superb.
I disagree with GOTY, dlc and multiplayer votes. Mario kart 8 was robbed of best dlc.
Unity won an award, congratulations.
"Fail of the Year" lol
Assassin’s Creed: Unity was against some really bad games too.
But I think we actually expected ACU to be somewhat decent. Not "fall on it's face and lose all it's textures" bad.
That's true. I don't think anyone's expectations were high for games Rambo or Duck Dynasty.
WildArmed is so poetic in his description of ACU.
its march, MGSV is already goty for 2015. i voted for this like 5 years ago. im taking my votes back. .....jk, did playtstations win? i forget what i voted for. great work everybody.
No Sony IPs were even in the running for GotY.
Congrats to all the winners!
Dragon Age: Inquisition , Shadow of Mordor, and Uncharted 4 all won great awards nice
No love for Sunset Overdrive? Smdh. It easily had a better art direction than infamous second son
I agree while i think Infamous:SS looks great, IMO Sunset Overdrive has better Art Direction.
Sunset had a pretty cool art style. While it definitely was recognized., this site is mostly sony people.
This site is sony territory so no surprise in the voting.
The whole world is a sony territory.
Why did you even hoped for anything Xbox in n4g goty? It's n4g! community votes, so no chance. Lol at infamous winner in art direction...
There are a massive number of fanboys that spread lies, hatred, and FUD about Sony and Playstation on n4g. Look at yourself and dozens of others. Every single post marked for Trolling in this article are ms shills spreading hate, combined with posts like yours that are all Hate towards Sony and anyone who enjoys Playstation.
Surprised TLoU didn't win again.
Do you really think a remaster deserves to win GOTY twice in a row? I don't think anybody does. Especially when it is exactly the same game as it was before just prettier and smoother. New games deserve GOTY attention more than re-releases in my opinion. Otherwise Grand Theft Auto V would have won it undoubtedly because it's on more than one system, and its graphical enhancements are way more noticeable than TLOU R.
I don't think it should've won again, I'm just surprised it hasn't on this site.
Actually yes, why? because everything else this year has been mediocore at best... The 2 remasters have been the best games this year which says a lot. I disagree that GTA looks better than TLOU remaster as to me GTA just looks the same with a higher resolution and i'm sorry but 30fps? really? lol that game should be easily running at 60 as it's not even very good looking. Not saying that they should but the other games this year have been extremely poor so why wouldn't they?
@ Welly you're talking an open world game running at 30fps... it seriously looks amazing when you're in a helicopter at night flying over a bunch of the freeways... it's a surreal feeling it sometimes feels like you're really doing it. 60 frames per second on a linear game last gen game is not impressive to me... especially when you compare it to an open world game with thousands of things to do and see... @ jalva I see wgat you did there haha I totally am surprised it didnt on this site too actually. (;
I bought Unity for 20$ and still felt ripped off, pretty much sums it up.
There reason Why I still haven't buy it, it look the same as all the mmo or rpg not sure this game get rate so highly
Some great choices on this list. Congratulations to all the winners!
I was hoping Wolfenstein would get something. It's one of the best games of 2014 and it's kinda being forgotten.
An under-rated game alright, one Ive enjoyed more than many other current gen titles.
Bayonetta 2 is goty, too bad its on wii u causing many people not to play it. And destiny kind of sucked didnt it?
Not gameplay wise...content sure, Still got more playtime from me than any other FPS last year.
Destiny won at it's 2 strongest parts, It's soundtrack and it's MP which are both very good... It's the overall game that sucks.
Thought Alien Isolation would win with its art direction. Felt like you were in the movies, they nailed it.
Agreed, the atmosphere of that game is fantastic.
That list is Super,, Legit.
I would agree that destiny was a bigger fail then the order. 500 million dollar budget and they couldn't deliver. so much wrong with it and they had so much time to work on it. The way they also hyped also probably didn't help. While the order was a bad game. I would agree that destiny is still up thier just for the fact they put 500 million dollars into it and couldn't deliver. 500 MILLION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dragon age is definitely goty, game of the last 2 years tbh. Smash bros is also without doubt the most replayable. Uncharted 4 is obviously very anticipated, but the witcher 3, metal gear solid 5 and the outside chance of a q4 2015 "likely 2016 I know" final fantasy xv release are all up there too, at least for me!
Should be just a load of Playstayion 4 games but i'll have a looksee. I voted for Smash but i know that won't happen because everyone hates the Wii U and other such bull.
Where's the love for Mario Kart and Alien Isolation? :( Oh well, I guess they can't all be winners...
A good list. Some minor omissions but that's always the way. Nice to see some multi-platform titles doing well, its good for everyone that way.
Transistor is a really interesting title. It has a nice combination of turn based strategy and classic action elements that give the game an exciting but still relaxed tone. Especially awesome since it was free on PS+. Yet another of the awesome titles available from the premium service.
I agree with each except best online multilayer, great list. The only systems that had exclusive winners were ps4 and wii u/3ds lol
Great list! Congrats to all winners!
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