Weekend Open Forum: What's the best game you played this year?

By Scorpus ยท 52 replies
Dec 20, 2014
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  1. This week has seen the last wave of game releases for the year, which means it's time to give in your nominations. What game do you think deserves the prestigious title of Game of the Year?

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  2. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 2,668   +1,101

    Dragon Age: Inquisition should be the best this year.
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  3. TheDreams

    TheDreams TS Addict Posts: 631   +68

    Tanki Online XD
  4. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,738   +3,757

    Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare

    Of the 2014 releases I've played this year, AAA and indie, this has been the most enjoyable. It is the only title I find myself returning to, in fact. Destiny was a flop as far as I'm concerned; put it down after a month and never came back. Inquisition was great at first, but once the new game feeling wore off I found it exceedingly boring. The Evil Within was simply more of the same. Driveclub, while consistently fun, is too arcade for me to really dive into for more than a couple races a week (and then there are the server issues). PvZ, on the other hand, I thoroughly enjoy each time I fire it up. The gameplay is fairly basic, but the art style and presentation is a much welcome departure from the visual realism that has come to dominate the AAA market. It brings me back to a time when games were games and not hyper-serious Hollywood productions, as they tend to be now.
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  5. MoeJoe

    MoeJoe TS Guru Posts: 711   +382

    The New Order

    The update process was super painful but once patched, this game killed it !
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  6. Evernessince

    Evernessince TS Evangelist Posts: 2,108   +1,286

    All the releases that you think are "fantastic" are at best mediocre. There were no games this year that did anything special, at best a few succeed because they followed a mold.

    Far Cry 4 is pretty much the same as 3

    Dragon Age Inquitition is Dragon Age II with a bit of Skyrim. Most of the open world is much worse than skryim and the quests are pretty much all crap.

    Shadow of mordor is at least good. Although it's also following the Skyrim open world trend that everyone seems to be on.

    Destiny, CoD, and Watch Dogs were all trash.

    This year of gaming has been completely devoid of any creativity.
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  7. Civ 5
  8. yRaz

    yRaz Nigerian Prince Posts: 2,325   +1,429

    There wasn't anything that really excited me this year. I've been playing eve a lot lately and recently I've decided to play crysis over again. Finished Crysis 1 and started on Warhead today, actually. I bought Crysis 2 and never played it so I figure I'll play that through even if it's a bad game. I received Crysis 3 as a gift and never took it out of it's packaging so depending on how I'm feeling after crysis 2 I'll play that. From what I can tell, though, crysis 3 is the better game.

    I do seasonal work and now isn't the season for it so I have an awful lot of time on my hands this time of year.

    So best game I played this year? Might be a little bit bias but I think Crysis 1 is one of the best games ever made for PC so I'll have to go with that. Although, it doesn't quite bring my system to it's knees like it use to :/
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  9. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,000   +1,320

    Well I didnt play bioshock infinite till this year. So theres that.
    I didn't want to invest any money in my xbox 360 (which I no longer own) and none of the games I REALLY wanted came out for PC yet...(GTA V, Destiny, halo MCC) so eh. just an eh year for gaming I suppose.
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  10. Wolfenstein TNO!
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  11. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 1,936   +1,101

    My vote is Draenor, best expansion since Wrath.
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  12. Toribash , free, stupidly easy to play, difficult to master. But funny with a few friends.
  13. m4a4

    m4a4 TS Evangelist Posts: 955   +515

    I enjoyed Shadow of Mordor, but otherwise I've gone back to playing State of Decay (since I found it on Steam for a great price).

    Haven't really been any other great games this year that I have played and can think of...
  14. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,073   +219

    PVZ garden warfare for 2013.

    Id have to say Hearthstone for 2014, the only other new game iv played for over 4 hours would be road redemption. Hearth is simple and fun. Yet I'm already burnt out on it. It's not to hard to get new cards, but I becomingly increasingly tired of waiting for legendary cards.

    Its fun until you hit that legendary brick wall. You might have maybe 1 or 2 legendaries but your opponents are slamming them down every other turn.
  15. CrisisDog

    CrisisDog TS Booster Posts: 139   +33

    I don't get a lot of free time to play, so I pick things that I can play for about 30 to 60 minutes and leave behind for a week. Destiny has been able to do that for me with its missions, and Mario Kart 8 has been okay. I don't have the time and enthusiasm to devote to epic stories like Dragon Age; I'll forget what the story is about the next time I get to play.
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  16. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 990   +233

    SHADOW OF MORDOR!!! Whew... really enjoyed that game.
  17. Darkshadoe

    Darkshadoe TS Guru Posts: 571   +113

    I played more golden oldies than I did new games. I'd have to say State of Decay was the newest one I played the most.
  18. MrV2K

    MrV2K TS Rookie

    Goat Sim!
  19. Zenodroid

    Zenodroid TS Booster Posts: 132   +27

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  20. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,476   +126

    Star Trek Online
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  21. Gleowine

    Gleowine TS Rookie

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  22. JetFixxxer

    JetFixxxer TS Enthusiast Posts: 43   +7

    This is a hard one.

    For the PC.
    FPS - Wolfenstein
    Open World: Middle-Earth Shadow of Modor
    Role Playing: South Park: The Stick of Truth.
  23. Come on nobody said noting about WOT (world of tanks) im highly edicted
  24. Ranger1st

    Ranger1st TS Evangelist Posts: 348   +124

    The online game War Thunder and it's addition of ground forces was my game of the year, although it's not perfect, the micro transaction system is just too one sided. It is far better then that blatant money grab of world of tanks. Basic premise there is; unless your dumping over $50-80/month into this game your never going to get beyond a certain level of status and play. The game for me next year is going to be Armoured Warfare, the Cryengine 4 based modern tank game.. I simply don't see anything else on the horizon that will be worth while.
  25. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    Lost Alpha.
    The game didn't live up to the years of expectation, but still comfortably eclipsed most of the big budget titles I played.

    Sad that Glorious Leader! couldn't make the 2014 list though. Looking forward to the Sony Pictures backlot level!

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