Top 10 Video Games of the Year 2014 Part Three

2014

The list of the top ten video games released during 2014 reaches its third segment. The first two saw the likes of Destiny, Bravely Default and more.  As this stretches towards a close, so does the entirety of 2014.

4) Far Cry 4 – PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Ps3, Ps4
Open world action done right. This iteration of the Far Cry series takes the things the previous game did right and makes them even more accessible to the player. Automobiles now have autodrive, more animals are thirsty for blood and players can even make their own maps and missions. When it comes to traversing the world, tools for exploring are acquired earlier and more are added to make the adventure more plausible. A luscious landscape awaits the player as the protagonist, Ajay Ghale, travels back to the fictional country of Kyrat. Since the locale is a fictional one, it becomes possible for the landscape to be a bit more unexpected and fitted for a specific experience desired from the makers.

Those playing Far Cry 4 on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 can invite friends into their game with only one copy of the game. This co-op does not come in the means of a new mode, but the standard game. The only real change is that story missions disappear. This means that animals can be hunted, outposts attacked and mountains climbed all without skipping a beat. Elephant rampage with a friend? Deal.

3) Super Smash Bros. for Wii U – Wii U
Two months after the release of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, comes the Wii U edition. This iteration replaces Smash Run (City Trial) with Smash Tour, introduces Special Orders, and brings back Event Mode, which has multiplayer events this time. Although the three additions are great, the biggest new appeal is eight-person smash, which is as chaotic as it sounds. Specific levels such as Battlefield and Final Destination have been given larger recreations to house the massive amount of entrants.

The roster hosts a total of 51 characters and is said to have the return of Mewtwo, in the spring of 2015. Players can use an array of different controllers depending on their preferred play-style, for many, this means the Gamecube controller. Having eight controllers may not be common, yet the 3DS (with a copy of smash) can substitute in as a controller.

With colorful levels, nostalgic characters and the capacity to house eight players at once, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is an excellent party game. For new players and old, the game is a blast. Finally, one can not discredit the soundtrack which vastly pulls from Nintendo history in a display of elegant invigoration.

2) Sunset Overdrive – Xbox One
One of the biggest reasons to get an Xbox One. The exclusive title comes from Insomniac Games, makers of Spyro the Dragon and the Ratchet & Clank series. Set in the near future, Sunset City is overtaken as its citizens unknowingly become zombie-like beings. The story sets the stage for an enormous city jam-packed with places to explore and things to do.

The most obvious draw of Sunset Overdrive is the visual design. The showmanship is also represented in the characters, colors and creative architecture. The city can be traversed in from all sorts of different pathways, plus characters can be customized in a plethora of different ways. In that way it encourages customization and experimentation to the highest degree. Even the online modes brings unique ways to tackle the city.

Solid Writing and amazing level design sweeten the package as every aspect of the game feels necessary and fitting for the world crafted. On top of that, everything in the city is designed to keep movement the a nonstop focus, what it all boils down to is fun. In the end, Sunset Overdrive is the colorful breath of fun fresh air the gaming industry does not see very much of.

By Garrett Jutte
See Also
Guardian LV -Last Year’s Winners
Part One
Part Two

Sources
Metacritic
Time
Heavy
Kotaku

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