Another year has gone by in the world of gaming and that means that it’s time to give you guys my top 10 games of 2014.
10. Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor Out of all the games on this list Shadow of Mordor has the least amount of replay value and that really affected it’s placement for me. I love Lord of Rings and if you’re like me than you’ll be doing yourself a disservice by not playing this game at least once.
Warlock 2 is such a unique game. I’ve never played a strategy game that lets me shape the land around me to my will. Every faction in the game has their own unique units and you can easily spend hours just researching new magic spells for your wizard to cast on your enemies or on the land around you. I found myself playing this game over games like Civilization Beyond Earth and that’s when I knew I had to put this game on my top ten list.
The Banner Saga was the first really good game that I played this year. I found myself going back to it months after I completed it. The story that it told never left my mind and I found myself thinking of what the future held for this game. I’m really excited about The Banner Saga 2 and I had a really good time playing through this gem of a game. The Banner Saga is a beautiful game that has good combat and tells a really good story that invested me in it from the very first cutscene. This is a game that I would recommend to anyone.
Wolfenstein The New Order let us see B.J Blazkowitz in a whole new light. The New Order blended today’s first person shooter mechanics with classic style 90’s. Wolfenstein told a great story that ended in tragedy. The voice acting was great, the gameplay was awesome, and the game itself will go on to be the best Wolfenstein game ever made. Is this the last we’ll see of B.J. Blazkowicz?
Rayman Legends is a really fun game. I don’t need blood, gore, and a engaging story to keep me invested in a game. Some times all I need is a really good platformer with great gameplay and a ton of laugh out loud moments. That’s what Rayman did for me and I love it for that. This could have easily been in my top three if it wasn’t so expensive. This is a $20 title at most.
The Fable Anniversary Collection is amazing. The first Fable game looks better than it ever has and it has some bonus content added in too. Fable has always been one of my favorite games on the Xbox, but this time I decided PC was the way to go for this remake and it didn’t disappoint. This has me hopeful that we’ll see a remake of Fable II one day.
The Sequel to the popular Legend of Grimrock did not disappoint. Instead of being trapped in a dark, damp dungeon we’re treated to beautiful forest, beaches, caves, and all sorts of other interesting locales. Legend of Grimrock II plays exactly like part 1, but it’s different enough to stand on it’s on without feeling like a completely different game. Some times old school RPGs are the best one’s to play.
Dark Souls II goes back to it’s roots by adding in a lot of features that Demon’s Souls had. It seamlessly blends both Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls together to make one hell of an experience that shouldn’t be missed by anyone that likes to play challenging games. This is my second most played game this year and I’m still loving every single second of it.
Dragon Age Inquisition is hands down the best RPG that I’ve played this year. It’s filled with content and gorgeous locales for you to explore. This is the Dragon Age that I’ve always wanted to play, but it’s not without without it’s problems. There aren’t many games that I’ve put more hours into than this one this year and I plan on putting hundreds more into this game in the years to come.
The emperor edition of Rome II is nothing short of excellent. Not only did it fix just about every problem that the game had, but it gave us a ton of free content. The best part is that I didn’t have to pay a cent for it. Whoever already owned Rome II got upgraded for free to the emperor edition. I haven’t experienced a single bug since I’ve started playing Total War again and I’ve racked up over 350 hours since the new upgrade came out.
Total War Rome II Emperor Edition is the game that I wish I would’ve had last year. I’m glad that Creative Assembly just gave it to us for nothing. Total War Rome II is my 2014 game of the year.
Be sure to check back for my top 10 worst games of 2014. I’ll have the list up soon.
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