Top 100 Games of 2014

1 January 2014
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Top 100 Games of 2014

Happy New Year everyone! See the biggest video games of the year in the Top 100 Games of 2014 overview below. We love making this yearly list. Mainly because 2014 is looking to be yet another awesome year for us gamers! 😀

Anticipation without means, is half the fun or so it seems. While you are now looking forward to a great many games, at the end of 2014 we believe the listed 100 titles are the games you will fondly remember playing. Both logical and indeterminable factors taken into account are: Hype, developer potential, nostalgia, recent critical successes, a series’ past sales and average review scores, all counted towards this unbiased Top 100 of big games you can expect to see in 2014.

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    No doubt one of your favorite games is missing*. We want to emphasize this is not our personal opinion, we’ve had to cut about 100+ games from the original overview in editing the past 24 hours. But we’re really happy with how the Top 100 turned out and hope to play all of them this year (all of us at VGB are multi-systems owners). If your favorites aren’t high enough in the list we look forward to seeing what your Top 5 looks like in the comments. Release date are listed behind each game’s systems overview. If you’re looking for more info from a certain game, click play on its preview video. With that said…

    * The long disclaimer about why certain games are/aren’t included:
    The following games don’t have a clear launch window yet, are on hold, or aren’t expected to arrive until 2015: Kingdom Hearts III, Final Fantasy XV, Star Wars Battlefront 3, Mirror’s Edge 2, The Last Guardian, Half-Life 3, Beyond Good & Evil 2, DOOM 4, Persona 5, Fable Legends, Tekken X Street Fighter, Sleeping Dogs 2: Triad Wars, Prey 2, Duke Nukem Begins, Cyberpunk 2077, Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes, The Legend of Zelda HD, Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem, Dragon Quest X, Mass Effect 4, StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void, Alien: Isolation, Guillermo Del Toro’s InSane, Monster Hunter 4, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6: Patriots, next Prince of Persia game, Fallout 4, Star Citizen, No Man’s Sky, Mistborn: Birthright, Yakuza 5, God Eater 2, Mighty No. 9, and Rockstar’s Agent.

    Then there’s all the awesome downloadable content releases that we didn’t know where to place, since 9 out of 10 aren’t named yet. Remakes like HD Collections & Ports were excluded, since the focus here is on new releases. We wished to included more iPhone/iPad/handheld titles and more games from Indie developers, but they are often not announced until nearly complete. E3 2014 will also hold surprise announcements we don’t know about yet, usually lots of secret 2014 titles from Nintendo. What remained is what you see below, and while all these games are wildly different, we truly believe these games will all be on par with each other with 8, 9 or 10 out of 10 scores.

    Runners Up:
    Fortnite, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, Child of Light, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, Among The Sleep, Routine, The Forest, Shantae Half Genie Hero, Shovel Knight, Team Meat’s Mew-Genics, Mercenary Kings, Mercenary Ops, River City Ransom: Underground, Lobodestroyo, Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey, Road Not Taken, Daylight, Tropico 5, BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma, Earth Defense Force 2025, Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky, The Witch and the Hundred Knight, Valiant Hearts: The Great War, Don Bradman Cricket 14, Drakengard 3, Sins of a Dark Age, Toukiden, Ragnarok Odyssey ACE, Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars, Strider 2014, and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle.

    Top 100 Games of 2014

    Let’s take a look…

    #100. Mad Max
    #99. Carmageddon: Reincarnation
    #98. Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number
    #97. Project Spark
    #96. Hyrule Warriors
    #95. Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
    #94. Hyperdimension Idol Neptunia PP
    #93. Soul Sacrifice Delta
    #92. Tales of Symphonia Chronicles
    #91. Tales of Xillia 2
    #90. Deep Down
    #89. Wasteland 2
    #88. Smite
    #87. EverQuest Next
    #86. Ace Combat Infinity
    #85. Kinect Sports Rivals
    #84. Fantasia: Music Evolved
    #83. Until Dawn
    #82. Peter Molyneux’s Godus
    #81. Hohokum
    #80. Sunset Overdrive
    #79. Heroes of the Storm
    #78. Tim Schafer’s Broken Age
    #77. DOTA 2
    #76. MLB 14: The Show
    #75. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution
    #74. Ultra Street Fighter IV
    #73. Mario Golf: World Tour
    #72. Joe Danger Infinity
    #71. D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die
    #70. Sniper Elite 3
    #69. The Amazing Spider-Man 2: The Video Game
    #68. Pro Evolution Soccer 2015
    #67. Major League Baseball 2K14
    #66. Football Manager 2015
    #65. PGA Tour 15
    #64. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
    #63. Homefront 2
    #62. Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare
    #61. Bayonetta 2
    #60. The Lego Movie Videogame
    #59. Tomonobu Itagaki’s Devil’s Third
    #58. Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z
    #57. Tales from the Borderlands
    #56. Below
    #55. The Witness
    #54. Super Time Force
    #53. Octodad: Dadliest Catch
    #52. NBA 2K15
    #51. Project CARS
    #50. Trials Fusion
    #49. Yoshi’s New Island
    #48. Final Fantasy Agito
    #47. Transistor
    #46. Kirby: Triple Deluxe
    #45. Dying Light
    #44. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2
    #43. WWE 15
    #42. EA Sports UFC
    #41. Wolfenstein: The New Order
    #40. Murdered: Soul Suspect
    #39. The Order: 1886
    #38. The Crew
    #37. DriveClub
    #36. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
    #35. Skylanders (2014)
    #34. Just Dance 2015
    #33. Madden NFL 15
    #32. Need for Speed (2014)
    #31. FIFA 15

    #30. Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z

    Buy It: Pre-order Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z
    Game Sales Estimate: 1.5 Million
    Release Date: January 24, 2014
    System: Xbox 360, PS3, PS Vita
    Developer: Artdink
    Genre: Versus Fighting

    #29. Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series

    Buy It: Unavailable; Order Game of Thrones: The Game
    Game Sales Estimate: 1-4.5 Million
    Release Date: Late 2014
    System: PC, Mac, Xbox 360, PS3, Mobile & more yet to be confirmed
    Developer: Telltale Games
    Genre: Point-and-Click Graphic Adventure

    #28. Thief 4

    Buy It: Pre-order Thief 4
    Game Sales Estimate: 2.2-3 Million
    Release Date: February 25, 2014
    System: PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4
    Developer: Eidos Montreal
    Genre: Stealth

    #27. Monolith’s X

    Buy It: Unavailable; Order Xenoblade Chronicles
    Game Sales Estimate: 1-2 Million
    Release Date: 2014
    System: Wii U
    Developer: Monolith Soft
    Genre: Open World Action-RPG

    #26. Infamous: Second Son

    Buy It: Pre-order Infamous: Second Son
    Game Sales Estimate: 1.2-2.5 Million
    Release Date: March 21, 2014
    System: PS4
    Developer: Sucker Punch Productions
    Genre: Action-Adventure

    The Top 100 Biggest Video Games of 2014 continues on Page 2 with #25 onwards!


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    Ferry Groenendijk By Ferry Groenendijk: He is the founder and editor of Video Games Blogger. He loved gaming from the moment he got a Nintendo with Super Mario Bros. on his 8th birthday. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook and at Google+.

    • Destro

      Its funny because watch dogs was mediocre at best.

    • AugustWest

      Awww there is no such title as COD 11. Call it by its true name…”The Cash Grabber: now with slight improvements!” And angry birds? Cmon man. At least try harder to pretend you’ve played a video game this year. You wanna finish phoning it in, or can I do it for you? Nah…I’ll do it for you. “And the Award for most improved console is……Wii U!” (Pause for combination of groans and laughter) “Now with nearly as much power as the real video game systems had 8 years ago!” I’ll give you titanfall and destiny though. Points lost for the Walking Dead and Game of Thrones though. They aren’t really games

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