The Best Video Games: Our Picks of 2014

In the words of Shigeru Miyamoto (most critically acclaimed video games designer and producer), “Players are artists who create their own reality within the game.”

With the launch of new consoles in 2014, video gamers were really looking forward to the new worlds they could conquer and the new demons they could take on. Gamers around the world had high hopes from the much hyped titles such as “Watchdogs” and “Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag”, but they failed to live up to expectations.

Nonetheless there were other titles which took the avid gamers on many a great adventures. A few of the best titles that 2014 had to offer were (in no particular order):

Dark souls 2:

dark souls

Available on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC

One tough game and that is exactly what makes it irresistible. The non-linear exploration is fantastic but lacks sequence at times, as in the vast variety of environments just do not gel in as well as they did in the previous Dark Souls. The lighting in the game is just awe inspiring. The game is impressive on 360 and PS3 but it just blows you away on the PC. Progress through the game is again built upon the player learning and observing the environment. One game you just have to have for its unbelievable tense moments, something very few games offer.

GTA 5:

gta 5

Available on PS4, Xbox One and PC

Best game ever, the new version for PS4 and Xbox One has the same story but is optimized for the new consoles. San Andreas really comes to life in full 1080p resolution. While the PS4 version is slightly ahead on the graphics, Xbox One leads when it comes to various activities during the game especially driving around. The optional first-person mode enables you to observe the San Andreas life in a whole new way and you can always switch to the original third- person view when it comes to flying or driving. If you haven’t played it before and even if you have just give this version another try after all it’s the best game ever made.

The Last of Us: Remastered

the last of us remastered

Available on PS4

60 frames per second, 1080p resolution – one heck of a game on PS4! The Last of Us was an exciting game in 2013 and this one takes it a notch higher with its much more fluid game play. Once again the lighting and the environment is breathtaking especially when the protagonists enter environments reclaimed by nature. If you haven’t tried its 2013 version, then definitely try this out – it is by far the best game on PS4.

Other games worth a mention were:

Destiny:

destiny

Available on PS3, PS4, Xbox One and Xbox 360

A great FPS, tries too hard to be all these other games that it just cannot be. As a result, it become sort of a generic shooter that won’t come close to the infamy of the likes of Halo.

Don Bradman Cricket:

don bradman cricket

Available on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360

If you love cricket, do not miss out on Don Bradman Cricket. Big Ant has done a great service to us cricket enthusiasts by producing one of the best cricket games ever. PS3 and Xbox 360 releases had quite a few flaws when the game was initially released but the developers have really listened to user feedback and the PC release of the game has had majority of the flaws fixed. The support provided by the developers just makes a great game even better.

As it’s common with lists like these, there must be plenty of you who think we missed out on some game or included one which didn’t deserve to be here. Let us know in the comments below!


  • eyescreaman

    Tomb raider was pretty epic and Fifa15.

    • drag0nslayer

      Tomb raider was released in 2013.

  • drag0nslayer

    Title confusing please do mention which platform, PC , Console or Smartphone games .

  • Affan

    Where is farcry4, AC unity?

    • Mirza Moazzam Baig

      i agree Far Cry 4 deserved to be mentioned … but not AC unity.

      • Guest

        Far Cry 4 was ridden with bugs. It was definitely a half finished product. Ubisoft has never had such a failed launch ever.

        • drag0nslayer

          Really .. YOu should have bought original game bro :)

  • Mirza Moazzam Baig

    GTA all the way …… !! i’m fan of this game when i first played gta vice city in 2003 . . . . and now i’m almost a graduate ans still play games .. and my budies are like :
    او تو ہجے تک گیماں کھیداں ایں…چھد دے بالاں والے کم ہن. .

    any ways i’ve played almost all Titles of Rockstar Games. but haven’t tried gta v on next gen consoles just yet (cuz i i don’t have it). any ways i’ll also be palying this game when this comes out on pc in january next year.

    you forgot to mention that GTA V broke 6 world records when it was released… indeed it’s the best game ever.

    • Guest

      It’s going to be released in Jan 2015.

  • Wasio Ali Khan Abbasi

    While I do not disagree with the games listed here (some of them are really good and had built up good hype before release), but I am incredibly surprised to find three major titles missing entirely from the article.

    1) Dragon Age Inquisition: The most MASSIVELY awaited game since it was first previewed back in 2012 and has been declared Game of the Year. 60 hours of storyline (at least) and over 200 hours of content overall, the game has blown away all know barriers that prevented RPG games to be of epic proportions. It’s a crime to not include it in the list.

    2) Assassins Creed Unity: While not a successful game and bugged to the core, it still build up pretty good hype that led fans waiting patiently for many months before its release (and nosedive) in 2014.

    3) Shadow of Mordor: Another addition to the Lord of the Rings franchise but so incredible that it blew away all previous games of LotR. The Nemesis System that was introduced in 2013 will change the way boss battles take place in action games. The game won two Gamespot’s Game of the Year 2014 awards and is no way out of any competition for best games for 2014.

    • drag0nslayer

      Bro i think PP did some mistake here they should have categorized games ranking according to different genre .. then there would be the possibility of adding more games ..

      • Wasio Ali Khan Abbasi

        That does seems to be the case. The author (Jahanban Tahir?) needs to elaborate his views on coming up with this selection.

        • drag0nslayer

          Yup he needs to..

  • Arsalan

    what about Child of Light? Castlevania Lord of Shadows 2?

  • blue

    How could you miss Max Payne 3?

  • Muhammad Aun

    DON BRADMAN CRICKET BESTTTT

  • panjgoori

    You forgot to add Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and also COD: Advanced Warfare

  • BAXIT

    Max Payne 3 & Watch Dogs Are best

  • Telltale best

    Telltale K sab games mujhe passand hain… is K ilawa The evil within… Alien isolation.. COD:advanced warfare aur Far cry 4.. Khaily hain
    Alien isolation k ilawa sab he sahi lage

  • Eli Ehsan

    you included that Cricket game for the kicks only? right?…. trolololololll
    apart from that! right on the Bingo with the others. brilliant selection.

  • Bilal Iqbal

    Snack game on nokia 1110… ;)

    • Go_____GO

      Hahahhah!!!! Chor dy yar is game ko..!! Nokia 1100 hai to apna address dy, Qmobile andirod 2.1 send kar deta hon, only for at this bet that you will play, write and speak about this game..!! #Go_____GO

      • Go_____GO

        *not

      • Bilal Iqbal

        Already using 3g dear.. just recalled old days..lol

  • MAQ

    where is call of duty advance warfare dude????

  • i hate gta!

    and yes, you sure missed FIFA

  • shujaswati

    wth!!! What about child of light, AC, Destiny ?????

  • Daas Nahk

    Remastered doesn’t count new as new IP and Destiny? Really!? No Sunset Overdrive, no Infamous Second Son?