I didn’t think I’d play enough good games to form a top 10 this year. Part of it was due to me being cheap and waiting for games to drop to the price point I was willing to pay. The other being the fact that I chose some less than stellar titles earlier this year. However, with a bit of luck, some sales and good decisions, I found ten titles that worth listing.
But first some other awards!
The 2014 Game I Wish I Bought & Played in 2014
Winner: Wolfenstein: The New Order
I saw it for $30 but decided to wait and it never fell in price. I’m a fan of Return to Castle Wolfenstein and a fan of many of the ex-Starbreeze members who founded MachineGames. Those guys made the excellent Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay. I heard nothing but positive impressions about it and if I weren’t such a cheap ass, it may have made it onto my top 10. But alas, it’ll have to settle for this consolation prize.
Runner ups: Far Cry 4, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
The 2014 Game I Wish I Spent More Time With
Winner: Bayonetta 2
I would have gone back and played a second playthrough of Bayonetta 2 but having just played the original again before playing the sequel, I needed a smidgen of a break. Then other 2014 titles were begging for my attention and thus I had to put it off for a while. It’s a fantastic game and certainly one of the best of 2014. It’s definitely one of those games that deserve additional loving.
Runner ups: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare