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PS4 - Best Games of 2014 Nominees

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See our nominees for PS4 Game of the Year
2014 was huge for the PS4, but which game do we think should take out the title of best for the year?

The PlayStation 4 got off to a great start in 2014, but there weren't many standout exclusives worth raving about. No matter, because it received a healthy library of third party games that proved just how powerful Sony's most recent console is, and the types of experiences that are possible when developers have more resources to work with.

Ubisoft's massive open-world shooter Far Cry 4 gave players a wide range of activities to tackle in the wilderness of the Himalayas, if you were so inclined, and you could get into mischief with a buddy thanks to its flexible co-op support. BioWare delivered a massive RPG in Dragon Age Inquisition, giving players a huge cast to interact with and a wealth of choices to make which left a lasting impact on your story. You could almost say the same of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor's nemesis system. Your actions influenced the world around you, and the enemies you faced were forever changed depending on the outcome of battles. If you fell in battle, they became stronger. If you defeated a powerful Orc, you might have witnessed their comrades climb the ranks in the Orc army. It wasn't all big blockbuster titles that made our list. Supergiant Games' Transistor stole our hearts with its techno-noir setting and tone, and its non-traditional turn-based/real-time battle system gave you multiple avenues to strategize in combat. These games and more made 2014 a great year for PlayStation 4 owners, but choosing the best of the bunch is a difficult task as a result.

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radioactivez0r

Come on, Second Son should be on this list.

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hersito

Has to be a shame or a bad taste joke to have Destiny and Transistor in this list... There are games that even if they are not as good as everyone expected are way better than them just to mention some that deserve more than this two: Fifa 15, Infamous second son, Watchdogs and Assasins unity are way better than them... You know it gamespot, you even gave a 6 to destiny... come on...

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roybass

If this is the shortlist, it truely was a slow year for PS4.

Looking forward to next years lineup...

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Grenadehh

Really? 0 exclusives in the list?

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RSM-HQ

<< LINK REMOVED >> Which 2014 'exclusives' deserve a mention?


Little Big Planet 3 is broken 'not even PS4 exclusive anyway'.


DriverClub isn't worth a mention.


And Infamous Second Sun is just an average hero game with spit-shine.

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advocacy

Dragon Age: Inquisition and Shadow of Mordor will surely win something!

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lucaslla

So, in the end is FarCry 4 x Dragon Age, the others will have no chance, because.. 1. Shadow of Mordor is great but it has repetitive combat all the time. 2. Destiny disappointed. 3. Transistor is good but it can't win the best PS4 game, right?


So, it's FarCry 4 x Dragon Age

But Dragon Age will win because you will give preference for games that are more complex, specially big RPGs with open world.

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srichard5_basic

Destiny??? The game that Gamespot gave 6/10??? LOL

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Stevo_the_gamer

<< LINK REMOVED >> Incredibly bizarre.

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Cloud_imperium

Not even a single exclusive. Come on gamespot.

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RSM-HQ

I won't be voting, as I only have one on this list. And I don't play biased.


Dragon Age Inquisition is the only game on that list I've bought. It's a solid role play game with a ton of filler.


My "filler" issue is the game intentionally makes itself longer. With dialogue that could have been diced up 'no one wanted all that politic rabble I'm fairly sure.' lack of a run feature in Skyhold is deliberate bad design, horses can't be used most the time, & bosses are thirty minute sponges.


I guess if you wanted to be roaming these lands for months on end? It's perfect. . Almost.


The Evil Within is my personal PS4 Game of the Year., followed by The Binding of Isaac Rebirth all the same. Great replay value and rewards & I've been grabbing quite a few PS4 games. These two stood out this year.

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Sepewrath

All of these games are on other platforms and the majority on last gen consoles, so I guess they'll all have the same nominees. The Wii U will be the only one really with an exclusive set of games.

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Cloud_imperium

<< LINK REMOVED >> Exactly . Was disappointed to see some of these games in PC GOTY as well.