Winners: PlayStation.Blog 2014 Game of the Year Awards

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Winners: PlayStation.Blog 2014 Game of the Year Awards

PlayStation.Blog: Game of the Year 2014

First, a thank you. With nearly 400,000 user votes submitted, this year’s PlayStation.Blog Game of the Year Awards was far and away our biggest and most active yet. Thanks for speaking your mind and supporting your favorite games of 2014.

But enough talk. Read on for the full list of winners and runners-up, plus some Editors’ Choice picks from some of your friends here at PlayStation. See you next year!

Best PS4 Game

A tight race, with Dragon Age Inquisition taking an early lead in community voting until Bungie’s sci-fi shooter Destiny surged ahead for the coveted Platinum spot. Honorable mentions go to Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, which both saw muscular support.

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Editors’ Choice Picks

Alien: Isolation

Sid Shuman, US PlayStation.Blog

Creative Assembly clearly did their survival-horror homework, proving they could craft a lean, terrifying machine in the grand tradition of System Shock 2. A 2014 standout… if you’ve got the nerves for it.

Destiny

Justin Massongill, US PlayStation.Blog

The ambition behind Bungie’s space-faring epic is matched only by the dev team’s willingness to tweak and shape their universe based on the feedback of its most passionate players. Four months later, I’m still raiding every Tuesday with pals from around the world.

inFAMOUS Second Son

Ryan Clements, US PlayStation.Blog

The combat in Second Son felt fantastic, but you could have just as much fun traversing the world using Delsin’s abilities and leaping from eye-watering heights. Incredible experience from start to finish.

Hohokum

Nick Suttner, PlayStation Developer Relations

Hohokum hits on the curiosity that lies at the heart of all games, but brilliantly marches it front and center in a technicolor, multi-instrumentalist dream. Hoon around a while, get lost in a labyrinth of child-like discovery and joy, and feel like a grownup all over again with an impossibly cool soundtrack.

Far Cry 4

Fred Dutton, EU PlayStation.Blog

Like going on the most messed-up holiday imaginable, for my money Far Cry 4 was the most fun you could have in a videogame in 2014, and I adored every insane, eagle-punching minute of it. Bring on that yeti DLC.

Don’t Starve: Console Edition

Dan “Shoe” Hsu, PlayStation Developer Relations

You know you’re dealing with excellent game design when you’re as frightened of hunger pangs as you are the mysterious creeps crawling all over the alien landscapes of survival game Don’t Starve. I couldn’t get enough of the unique art style, deep crafting, and constant tension — just writing this makes me want to go back for more.

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Best PS3 Game

RPGs dominated voting in the PS3 category, with Dark Souls II in a close dogfight with South Park: The Stick of Truth for the Platinum. Honorable mentions go to FIFA 15 and The Walking Dead: Season Two.

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Editors’ Choice Picks

South Park: The Stick of Truth

Sid Shuman, US PlayStation.Blog

Fulfilled an impossible mission by faithfully complementing the legendary show while carving out an appealing identity all its own. One of the most enjoyable and subversive games I played this year on any platform.

Dark Souls II

Justin Massongill, US PlayStation.Blog

My entry point to From’s infamously unforgiving Souls series, Dark Souls II instills a persevering sense of dread and anxiety, but somehow refused to let me walk away until I conquered it. Truly one of the most rewarding gaming experiences of the year. Bring on Bloodborne.

Sportsfriends

Nick Suttner, PlayStation Developer Relations

While they’re all wildly different, it’s easy to find commonality in the inspired design and super-polished/hilarious presentation of the four (or is it six?) local multiplayer games included. Sportsfriends is the most fun you can have with four friends and a PS3, this year or any other.

Luftrausers

Dan “Shoe” Hsu, PlayStation Developer Relations

I love the relentless, 360-degree arcade-shooting action that usually ends sooner than I would like. (This game is tough!) But Luftrausers lets you get right back into the fray with new ship parts that dramatically change how you can take down the next round of enemies. Tons of fun for such a small package.

Best PS Vita Game

Heated voting in the PS Vita category ultimate saw Ubisoft Montreal’s platformer-RPG Child of Light score the Platinum, edging out early favorites Freedom Wars and The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth for top honors. Honorable mentions go to Velocity 2X, MLB 14 The Show, and Fez.

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Editors’ Choice Picks

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

Sid Shuman, US PlayStation.Blog

The lure of this addictive dungeon crawler grows stronger and stronger after repeated playthroughs, reminding us that a masterfully crafted game doesn’t need state-of-the-art production values to be a knockout.

Hohokum

Justin Massongill, US PlayStation.Blog

A magical, ethereal experience, Hohokum feels like a well-deserved vacation. Honeyslug’s joyful controls act as the glue (or is that guano?) that marry Ghostly’s sublime soundtrack to Dick Hogg’s bizarre, beautiful world.

Freedom Wars

Ryan Clements, US PlayStation.Blog

Imprisoned and stripped of any semblance of power, players in Freedom Wars face a sense of morbid wonder at every misstep. It makes progressing through this stylized adventure all the more rewarding.

Luftrausers

Nick Suttner, PlayStation Developer Relations

Like the great Spelunky before it, Luftrausers feels like one of the games Vita was built for: teeth-grittingly tense dogfighting through the lens of Vlambeer’s screen-rattling arcade mastery. This is where bullet hell goes when it dies.

OlliOlli

Fred Dutton, EU PlayStation.Blog

This one came out of nowhere last January, heralding the arrival of a major new talent in developer Roll7. Expect their outrageous follow-up, Not a Hero, to be in with a good shot of taking this category next year too.

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Best Digital Release

In the digital category, Sucker Punch scored a decisive victory for the standalone follow-up to inFAMOUS Second Son, though competition raged amongst the other finalists. Honorable mentions go to The Walking Dead: Season Two, The Wolf Among Us, and Transistor.

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Editors’ Choice Picks

Secret Ponchos

Sid Shuman, US PlayStation.Blog

A fresh twist on PvP thanks to tight gunplay, appealing characters, and seductive art direction. 2v2 Domination is one of the most compulsively competitive games I’ve played in years. A clear standout for the competitive crowd.

Transistor

Justin Massongill, US PlayStation.Blog

I can’t think of a more well-rounded, complementary crew than the team at Supergiant. Darren’s melancholy soundtrack pairs perfectly with Jen’s breathtaking art, and it’s held together by drum-tight, play-how-you-want combat — and Logan’s velvety (but sometimes unsettling) narration.

TowerFall Ascension

Ryan Clements, US PlayStation.Blog

TowerFall can build or break relationships. A superb multiplayer experience with supreme confidence in its haunting style. The wide range of options and modifiers keeps matches fresh and crisp.

The Swapper

Nick Suttner, PlayStation Developer Relations

Since I can’t sanely choose between the mighty Sportsfriends/TowerFall/Nidhogg PS4 triumvirate, I’ll take this opportunity to show some love to The Swapper, one of the moodiest, smartest, most subversive puzzle games I’ve ever played. Limbo by way of Moon. Loombo.

Rogue Legacy

Fred Dutton, EU PlayStation.Blog

I played Cellar Door Games’ roguelike platformer more than any other title in 2014 – and it wasn’t even close. Over and over I plummeted its bewitching depths – and New Game+++++++ was every bit as fun as the first playthrough. Sequel please.

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Best PS Plus Game

BioShock Infinite proved to be the definitive favorite for PlayStation Plus members in 2014, though PS4 fighter Injustice mustered a commanding second-place showing. Honorable mentions go to The Binding of Isaac, Outlast, and Dragon’s Crown.

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Editors’ Choice Picks

Outlast

Sid Shuman, US PlayStation.Blog

A great year for PS Plus offerings made this my toughest category. Ultimately, I have to hand it to Outlast — it’s the only survival horror game I’ve ever had to stop playing out of sheer heart-stopping fright.

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

Justin Massongill, US PlayStation.Blog

“Sure, I’ll give it a shot,” I uttered as I descended into Edmund McMillen’s dark, demented (but confusingly cute) basement for the first time. Weeks later, I’m not quite sure I’m actually back in the real world yet. Send help.

BioShock Infinite

Ryan Clements, US PlayStation.Blog

The breathless jumps between rails, the exquisite attention to detail, the razor-sharp gunplay; it’s impossible to forget the best moments of BioShock Infinite, and it made for one hell of a Plus game.

Velocity 2X

Fred Dutton, EU PlayStation.Blog

It was great to see some big digital titles debut on PS Plus in 2014, and Futurlab’s frantic shmup/speed-run/platformer hybrid was a real high water mark. Few other games in 2014 were quite so elegant, sticky and flab-free.

Don’t Starve: Console Edition

Dan “Shoe” Hsu, PlayStation Developer Relations

You did download this when it was free for PS Plus subscribers, didn’t you? DIDN’T YOU?? If not, don’t fret. It’s cheap and so worth your money and time.

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Most Anticipated 2015

Easily the most active poll in this year’s awards. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End dominated community voting early. Honorable mentions go to Bloodborne and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which mustered impressive showings.

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Editors’ Choice Picks

Batman: Arkham Knight

Justin Massongill, US PlayStation.Blog

The Dark Knight makes his PS4 debut this year, and he’s never looked better. Featuring seamless transitions between gameplay and cinematics, a new villain created alongside DC Comics, and the freakin’ Batmobile, Arkham Knight promises to be one of 2015’s showcase titles.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Ryan Clements, US PlayStation.Blog

The team at CD Projekt Red has a near-unnatural passion for fantasy. There’s no other explanation for Witcher 3’s massive open world, robust lore, gritty combat, and realism.

N++

Nick Suttner, PlayStation Developer Relations

Such a tough choice, but I have to give it to Metanet – their deviously difficult action-platformer N++ just gets better every time they give me a tease of it, and the multiplayer race mode is the best thing since sliced bread that chases you like a missile controlled by one of your friends.

Bloodborne

Fred Dutton, EU PlayStation.Blog

Hidetaka Miyazaki could release a domestic budgeting app and I’d be first in line.

Evolve

Dan “Shoe” Hsu, PlayStation Developer Relations

Oh man, this was so tough to pick, but based on the few matches I played over E3 2014, I’d say Evolve will end up being my most-played game of 2015. The asymmetric four-on-one-big-monster gameplay is full of fist-pumping thrills. I can’t wait.

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Studio of the Year

Fans turned out in droves to support their favorite studios, with Naughty Dog and Rockstar North duking it out for the Platinum spot. Honorable mentions went to Monolith Productions, From Software, and Ubisoft Montreal.

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Editors’ Choice Picks

Monolith Productions

Sid Shuman, US PlayStation.Blog

The superior Shadow of Mordor sees this veteran Kirkland-based studio reaching into exciting new terrain. The Nemesis system alone is the most satisfying gameplay innovation I’ve experienced this year.

Square Enix

Justin Massongill, US PlayStation.Blog

I could expound on the ways Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is a triumph in MMO design, but instead I’ll praise the team behind it for continually listening to (and communicating with) their fans, constantly adding new content, and most importantly: visibly loving every moment of it.

Bungie

Ryan Clements, US PlayStation.Blog

Leave it to such a legendary crew to pull together and build an awe-inspiring universe that will undoubtedly be home to many adventures for years to come. Bravo to everyone involved.

BlitWorks

Nick Suttner, PlayStation Developer Relations

Yay, a loophole to work Spelunky into this year’s awards! But seriously, BlitWorks did an incredible job porting it to PS4, as well as Fez, Don’t Starve, and OlliOlli to extra PS platforms. Basically, they’re the reason why many of the raddest digital games play best on PlayStation. Respect!

FromSoftware

Fred Dutton, EU PlayStation.Blog

Much was made of how Dark Souls II was made by the studio’s ‘B team’ while Miyazaki and co readied Bloodborne. If that’s any indicator of the strength and depth of its creative team, I’m chalking them up as game dev’s Pixar equivalent… albeit with added dread, horror and relentless misery.

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  • DESTINY HATERS this fuzzing proves that you’re the only ones hating Destiny. At the moment there’re millions of players playing it. So shut the fuzz up saying Destiny sucks. Destiny is a FPS MMO, try playing other MMO, and if you think they’re better then you can come saying that. Destiny is just a different genre from the usual 5 hours playing boring COD, this is why it’s game of the year. THEY MADE SOMETHING NEW. Btw. it was made by both Activision AND Bungie, so Cod and Halo players should like this game. You mustn’t say ”I don’t like Destiny because it’s repetitive” You should say ”I don’t like MMOs because they’re repetitive.” And btw, why getting all fuzz up? IF YOU DON’T LIKE IT, DON’T BUY IT.

  • Destiny? I don’t get it. you guys have been heavily pushing this game more than any of your first party IPs even though its a third party game available everywhere. and now GoTY. what are you gaining from this? I mean .Activision makes all the money. they publish and own the IP. and its not a first party title. so it doesn’t sell console. is there anything am leaving out?. maybe you should put time into promoting your own games so they sell well.

  • Destiny is one of those games that will not appeal to everyone or would even be understood unless you have prior MMO experience. If all the game had to offer was the the story and first 20 levels, then yes it is a very average, 7 / 10 game. Problem is that for a game like this, that is just the “tutorial”. The real game doesn’t start until you start collecting Exotics, raiding, and PVP’ing … It not uncommon to see players that have put 400+ hours into the game and still actively play. So its pretty much a “love it a lot or hate it a lot” deal.

    Personally, I believe it is deserving of GOTY because it managed to get that PC hardcore “MMO feel” right on a console game… something that I can’t say I’ve ever experienced before outside of PC gaming.

  • @102 Agree while I don’t think it was near the best game released last year it got my GOTY for the simple fact of how much I play it. I have put over 200 hours into it and still play it daily. I have never put that many hours into any game before.

  • I wish Towerfall: Ascension would have placed. I would have voted for it for GOTY if it was a choice!

  • I’m really sad to see that Final Fantasy XV Couldn’t make the Most Anticipated 2015 List, I suppose the series truly is dying. :(
    Also Shadow of Mordor perhaps deserved some credit in the PS4 section but perhaps not enough people have played it as to how many voted.

  • Can we get the top 10 list please ..

  • Destiny is fun game with a lot of hours to play but there are some games that are better than destiny to win GOTY like Dragon Age. They deserved it when they won at The Game Awards. Destiny had a lot of advertising in Psn and dragon age didnt get any. I am Happy to say that Dark Souls 2 won best ps3 game.

  • Considering the security of sony’s network, i’m sure these numbers are skewed. Add in red-tape, kickbacks, etc etc.. Anyone who has played Dragon Age and Destiny must agree.. Destiny was fun for a few weeks. It is a shell of what could have been. This is politics at its best!

  • Destiny Game Of the Year??? Were you guys drunk when you were submitting your votes??? BS!! PS Blog does not what true gamins is and should get a reality check. This award does not mean anything when monkeys make the decisions…

  • MGS5 should’ve gotten the Platinum trophy hands down. Some of you voters are terrible voters

  • I really don’t see what people see in Destiny (well, I do kind of), but looking at the other games out there – I know there were better choices. I think the reason destiny won is because it got so much marketing and therefor many people bought it. Also, if you put GTA V and The Last of Us on the list… Destiny wouldn’t stand a chance.

    I loved the beta for the 1st couple hours, but then I realized how bad the story was, how REPETITIVE the enemies, bosses and shooting was, and how a lack of story and lack of REALLY new guns HURTS the game. Go to the “competitive” part of the game and you find a “competitive” game where playing the game for 100’s of hours gives you an advantage, and a game where there is NO game mode with no radar or no aim assist. You’ll find a supposedly “team” based game where you can’t even talk to your whole team unless you add them to your fireteam, and an online where it’s matchmaking only – NO custom matches, NO wars / clan battles. Oh, and if you want to do something as simple as put a clan tag on your name, you have to go to their website to do that…………….

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  • Destiny was a great game and I would probably still play it if I had a fireteam. But dragon age should have got the platinum.

  • I don’t think Destiny deserves GOTY. It may be played by thousands and maybe good but it definitely doesn’t deserve GOTY.
    Sorry :/

  • Destiny for GOTY? Is this a marketing ploy for a GOTY sale?

  • WTH? I didn’t know Shoe worked for PlayStation. I remember reading his articles on IGN when I was a teenager lol

  • I ain’t complaining just to be a downer – I was seriously looking forward to Destiny – but I’m huge on competitive/team games and it’s sad to see new games shooting themselves in the foot. I’ll say it again~

    LOOK at SOCOM on the PS2 (yes, the friggen PS2..OVER 10 years ago..) to see how a multiplayer game should be done right, and STILL hasn’t been done right SINCE socom.. maybe it’s time for SONY to look at socom and the REAL reasons why it was HUGE with clans / community who STILL love it and want it to return today…

    And correct me if I’m wrong but Destiny still has no true social features in it’s “social” area either – no voice chat in the tower, no trading of items, etc.. I mean cmon, this game SCREAMS incomplete / BARE bones. Rant + review over, but the true game of the year (if ALL the games were on the list) would definitely be GTA V. They added so much, and continue to add to the online too – and unlike Destiny, they aren’t paid DLC packs either. The HEISTS will be FREE too – Rockstar doesn’t milk their fans. And yea, GTA Online has had some issues, but the huge, HUGE amount of content in the game definitely makes up for that, both online and the comedy gold that is the 1 player as well.

  • I mean EGM lol

  • Destiny GOTY?….Ohh ppl,u make me sad :( (and I have over 100+hrs into the game before I finally quit recently)

  • Destiny is GOTY. I judge how good a game is by how much I play it

  • @117 The reason GTAV wasn’t nominated is because it’s a remake. It was not up for vote and I agree with that as it won plenty of GOTY awards in 2013. The blog wasn’t the only site to omit it from their awards.

  • How the hell is naughty dog even mentioned for studio of the year when all they released was a remastered game?

    Seriously WTF?

  • DS2 never doubted you!!!! :D

  • Where’s The Evil Within, Destiny sucks, stupid sony.

  • Are there going to be any 3D platform games coming to PS4? I really miss the genre so much. There’s hardly any these days in the gaming industry. It’s not fair to me and the gaming community.

  • ^and yea, Dragon Age is clearly better quality wise than Destiny as well, but again it’s all by votes… and RPGs aren’t as popular, not to mention they’re not marketed to death like Destiny was. You’d think a huge company could add custom room support for their big game with all the $ they have to spend on marketing, because the crucible is one of the most disappointing things when looked at from a hardcore player’s point of view. Radar used to be a CHEAT in games – now it’s a “feature” that takes away a LOT of the strategy / skills required (not to mention the FUN) of hunting the enemy down on your own. Not to mention the element of surprise+flanking is now almost history because of excessive radars in games..

    Finally, there’s no mode in Destiny where aim assist is OFF. Many games are not satisfying a good chunk of competitive gamers. Killzone on PS4 got it right (NO aim assist on ANY mode, BEAUTIFUL), why can’t Destiny/BF do that at least in ONE mode? In BF4 there’s “hardcore” but it still lets you use AimA..lol.. so much for “hardcore”..especially since the aim assist in BF4 is HUGE (look it up).

    Ok, now I’m really done ;) Hope we get more competitive+social games..

  • Tango Gameworks >>>>>>>>>>>>>> Bungie

  • Of course another over hyped first person shooter would win GOTY.

  • lol. Destiny getting GOTY is a testament to how crappy 2014 was for video games on consoles. 2014 was the year I stop being console exclusive. Far Cry 4 and Dragon Age: Inquisition were the proverbial light at the end of a long, dark tunnel of disappointments and failures.

  • My Bad…
    Original comments made thinking Bloggers picked winners…
    so, sorry – but many of those still stand, plus I’m adding these…

    That means we picked these winners? Embarrassing…
    Bungie best developer??? What? No Sucker Punch? What?
    Agree with U4, but Witcher 3 gets most anticipated everywhere else, nothing here? What?

    and GOTY?
    Infamous Second Son, sure
    Dragon Age Inquisition, sure
    Far Cry 4, sure
    …all great games (hey we had a good year!!)
    Shadow of Mordor, my vote
    Destiny? Fun – sure (especially with friends), flawed – yes, GOTY – NO

  • Destiny is the game I played the most in 2014, and continue to play still in 2015, but it is not even close to the game I enjoyed the most (Second Son, First Light, Tomb Raider, and many more before I got sucked into Destiny).

    So why do I continue to play Destiny? Well its just easy like people that just pop in CoD or Battlefield or Madden or FIFA for online without anything to learn… just like some people watch the TV after a work day and before they sleep.

  • Excited for Persona 5 :)

  • I’m surprised/glad to see all the love that South Park received! I personally voted for that game because besides the fact I love the show, IT IS ACTUALLY A REALLY GOOD GAME! the combination of humor and the rpg experience were totally balanced. I hope the creators appreciate the love the fans are giving back to them so they consider creating a sequel!

  • My Bad…
    Original comments made thinking Bloggers picked winners…
    so, sorry – but many of those still stand, plus I’m adding these…

    That means we picked these winners? Embarrassing…
    Bungie best developer??? What? No Sucker Punch? What?
    Agree with U4, but Witcher 3 gets most anticipated everywhere else, nothing here? What?

    and GOTY?
    Infamous Second Son, sure (Thank you, Sucker Punch)
    Dragon Age Inquisition, sure (Thank you, Bioware)
    Far Cry 4, sure (Thank you, Ubisoft, and BTW I also enjoyed ACU)
    …all great games (hey we had a good year!!)
    Shadow of Mordor, my vote (Thank you Monolith)
    Destiny? Fun – sure (especially with friends), flawed – yes, GOTY – NO

  • I really enjoy that people are complaining about a list that is voted on by users and not a list done my PlayStation.

  • by PlayStation*

  • wowza! im even more surprised that Warframe didn’t get on the boards, by far I believe that’s the best free game to play. BEFORE AND AFTER DESTINY… well at least before Destiny lmao. && Shadow of Mordor! gotta be top ten.
    you guys at Playstation keep up the good work! #sonyPHOLife

  • Should do a better job announcing the vote.

  • My only vote that won was Dark Souls 2. Hey, Justin: do yourself an enormous favor and play Demon’s Souls. Those of us who started there and have played all 3 mostly agree it is still the best.

    And Fred Dutton: I’m with you on FromSoft. I appreciate your Pixar analogy but if you think they don’t also traffic in misery, you didn’t see the first few minutes of “Up!”.

    • Justin Massongill

      I know! I really need to go back to play Demon’s and Dark Souls 1. I’ve heard incredible things about both, and if DSII was any indication I’m sure I’ll love ’em.

  • Surprised by some of the choices voted by the community, especially the most anticipated games…Persona 5 as a finalist, but no Bloodborne or The Order? wow, there must be a lot of PS3-only people around here or something.

  • Give PS4 game of the year to a grindy repetitive shooter, y go on give more ****** games game of the year. And before you hate me i have 30 level Hunter so i know for what ****** game i talk about.

  • So a game with very little content and absolutely no story wins game of the year over FC4 or Dragon Age… Wow…. FC4 and DA both look just as good and have better soundtracks on top of having content and story. What a joke!

  • A lot of people here apparently need to learn how to read an article before commenting. These are users’ choice awards. They were voted on, not chosen by the PS Blog.

    I’m a “hardcore” “big time gamer” or whatever cred you think people need to have a serious opinion around here. I didn’t vote for Destiny, but I think it’s a well-deserved Game of the Year. Just because you didn’t like it, or just because a vocal minority were disappointed because they had ridiculous expectations doesn’t mean it’s not a worthy game.

  • Game Soundtrack of the Year…Transistor (if you ask me).

  • Destiny winning GOTY here honestly made me laugh. It just sums up how bad 2014 was. This year, however, should be a good one. The Order 1886, The Witcher 3, Uncharted 4, God of War 4, Gran Turismo with required Morpheus, Half Life 3, Agent, Shenmue III, and The Last Guardian.

  • I agree with you Sid. Alien should’ve been GOTY for PS4. Sadly the masses love the faster pace of traditional FPS’s. Alien had a terrific story, was difficult, AI was competent (the Alien anyway), and had a decent length of playtime. Plus it achieved what it was going for, a terrifying Alien. By the way to anyone who thinks Isolation is a 20 hour game, that is a half truth. First it depends on how many times you die and second it’s just your first playthrough that will be 20 hours because you’re trying to find everything. In reality the game is about 12-14 hours, which is decent.

  • It’s always very freaking sad when modern crappy FPS win anything.

    At least Dark Souls II is PS3 GOTY. I guess not everyone is stupid.

  • Destiny had HUGE advertising in the market. I still don’t understand why it won the votes here because the game play was very disappointing.

  • Destiny was not a bad game so the fact that it won game of the year is not surprising I honestly don’t see what everyone see’s wrong with it

  • Destiny? Destiny? Really? Wow… It’s funny to me how a game regarded as one of the biggest disappointments of 2014 wins best ps4 game… I can think of many titles that are much better at what they claim to be and and don’t struggle trying to cater to several different genres.

    But that’s the point of this I guess, everyone’s opinions compiled up into a popularity contest. It’s just a bit disturbing to see there are more Bungie fanboys on Playstation now than non bias honest gamers. I think we all know Destiny is a good game but does not deserve the top spot.

    But I can understand needing to justify your loyalty. I just don’t roll that way.

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