Top 25 Best Video Games of 2014

22 December 2014
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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U wins the battle

The Top 25 best video games of 2014 have been revealed! Is your favorite title part of the list of the greatest the PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, Xbox 360, PS3, PC & Mobile had to offer in 2014?

The year is almost over, so we’ve compiled this list of the top-quality AAA must-own titles of the year!

Top 25 Best Video Games of 2014

Is there a game that didn’t make the list, that you think deserves a spot? Leave a comment and let us know your own list!

Runners-Up:

* Assassin’s Creed: Unity (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
* Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
* Bravely Default (3DS)
* Transistor (PC, Mac, Linux, PS4)
* Bayonetta 1 (Wii U)
* Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn (PC, PS4, PS3)
* Super Smash Bros. for 3DS
* Halo: The Master Chief Collection (Xbox One)
* Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster (PS3, PS Vita)
* Legend of Grimrock II (PC, Mac, Linux)
* Persona Q: Shadow of the Labryinth (3DS)
* Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions (PS4, PS3, PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360)
* Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U)
* Freedom Wars (PS Vita)
* South Park: The Stick of Truth (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
* Tales From Borderlands (PC, Mac, iOS, Android, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Xbox One, Xbox 360)
* Shantae and the Pirates Curse (3DS eShop)
* The Wolf Among Us (iOS, Android, PC, Mac, PS4, PS3, PS Vita, Xbox One, Xbox 360)
* Assassin’s Creed: Rogue (Xbox 360, PS3)
* Pushmo World (Wii U eShop)
* Tales of Hearts R (PS Vita)
* Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (PS4, Xbox One)
* Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (PS3, Xbox 360)
* Professor Layton & the Azran Legacy (3DS)
* Far Cry 4 (PC, PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360)
* 1001 Spikes (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U eShop, 3DS eShop, PS Vita)
* Minecraft (Everything)
* Captain Toad: Treasure Trackers (Wii U)
* Soul Sacrifice Delta (PS Vita)
* Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee – New n Tasty! (PC, Mac, Linux, PS4, PS3, PS Vita, Wii U, Xbox One)
* SMITE (PC, Xbox One)
* Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney (3DS)
* BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma (PS3, PS Vita)
* The Unfinished Swan (PS4, PS3, PS Vita)
* Hyrule Warriors (Wii U)
* Metro Redux (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
* Kirby Triple Deluxe (3DS)
* Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix (PS3)
* Phoenix Wright Trilogy (3DS, iOS)
* Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire (3DS)
* The Binding of Isaac Rebirth (PC, PS4, PS Vita)
* World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor (PC)
* Steins;Gate (PC, iOS)
* NBA 2K15 (PS4, PS3, PC, iOS, Xbox One, Xbox 360)
* Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call (3DS)
* Rayman Legends (PS4, Xbox One, PC, Wii U, Xbox 360, PS3)

#25 – Forza Horizon 2 (Xbox One)
#24 – Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- (PS4, PS3)
#23 – TitanFall (Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC)
#22 – Divinity: Original Sin (PC)
#21 – Valiant Hearts: The Great War (PC, PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360)
#20 – The Talos Principle (PC)
#19 – Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition (PC, PS4, PS3, PS Vita, Xbox One, XBox 360)
#18 – Traps n’ Gemstones (iOS)
#17 – Child of Light (PS4, PS3, PS Vita, Wii U, Xbox One, Xbox 360)
#16 – Monument Valley (iOS)
#15 – Dragon Age: Inquisition (PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
#14 – Kentucky Route Zero – Act III (PC)
#13 – Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition (PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360)
#12 – Fez (PS4, PS3, PS Vita, Xbox 360, PC)
#11 – Velocity 2X (PS4, PS Vita)

#10 – Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, PC)

#09 – InFamous: Second Son (PS4)

#08 – Mario Kart 8 (Wii U)

#07 – Shovel Knight (3DS eShop, Wii U eShop, PC)

#06 – Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (PC, Mac, iOS/Mobile)

#05 – Grand Theft Auto V (PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, PC)

#04 – The Last of Us: Remastered (PS4)

#03 – Bayonetta 2 (Wii U)

#02 – Dark Souls II (PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, PC)

#01 – Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Wii U)

PS: In a move that’s sure to surprise many… But not those “in the know”…

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U has come out on top as the single GREATEST GAME OF 2014!

It wasn’t a close call, because nearly all of the best-rated games this year were remakes or updates, such as Grand Theft Auto V next-gen & The Last of Us: Remastered, making “Super Smash Bros. 4” (as we call it around these parts) the highest-rated original game of 2014.

Runners up are Dark Souls II & Bayonetta 2.

The Wii U scores 2 out 3, impressive!

Indie Games truly competed with the big boys this year, whereas iOS/Android/Mobile and PC/Mac/Linux also made impressive showings.

Sadly, this was another transition year for the industry in 2014, as we weaned ourselves only partially off the last-gen (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, DS, PSP) & into the next-gen (PS4, Xbox One, 3DS, PS Vita). It won’t be until 2015 that the new-gen fully takes over, as the last-gen is truly on it’s last legs.

2014 saw only 11 console titles, for the second straight year in a row, scoring over 90% (via metacritic).

Of those eleven, only THREE were all-new titles and not remakes/updates/remasters/ports.

Overall only fourteen 90%+ titles were released this year, a definite lowmark as the last-gen consoles take their final breaths.

Credit: Best review scores via Metacritic

What were your favorite video games of 2014 overall? Tell us YOUR list!

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