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2014 Game of the Year Awards - The Winners

2014 Game of the Year Awards - The Winners - Article

by Joseph Trotter , posted on 01 February 2015 / 5,759 Views

At least one of you may remember this article from last year, and in this same space I wrote about how bloody awful 2013 had been, but at least we had pictures of rabbits.

The picture of rabbits we still have. A happier planet, however, we do not. It has been another awful year for humanity. Disappearing planes, beheadings, genocides, shadow wars; it's like reading a dystopian novel from the 1950s without the warm reassurance of reality. Reality is awful. Reality we must escape. Some sit in cages as they take selfies with sharks, others sit in dark rooms listening to Pink Floyd. If you're reading this, at least part of your escapism comes through the medium of games.

Has it been a good year for games? Gaming culture, obviously not, for reasons everyone is aware of. There are no winners in that clusterfuck except for click-bait websites. Has it been a good year for consoles? The PS4 and Xbox One have somewhat recovered from shaky starts and shakier bugs, while the Wii U launched an avalanche of quality titles that unfortunately only about 10 people will play. Here are all the winners of our Game of the Year Awards 2014 handily arranged in a list format.


Best Racing Game

Mario Kart 8


Best Survival/Horror Game

Alien: Isolation

Best RPG

Dragon Age: Inquisition


Best Puzzle Game

Captain Toad

Best Indie Game

Towerfall Ascension

Best Remake, Remaster or HD Collection


Best Adventure Game

The Wolf Among Us

Best Game No-One Played

Danganropa 2

Best Shooter

Far Cry 4

Best Action/Adventure Game

Bayonetta 2

Best Fighter

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Best Strategy/Simulation Game

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Best Platformer

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Best Art Direction

Sunset Overdrive

Best Narrative

Dragon Age: Inquisition

Best Music Score

SSB for Wii U

Most Disappointing Game of 2014

Assassin's Creed Unity

Most Anticipated Game of 2015

Persona 5

Best Xbox 360 Game

Dark Souls II

Best Xbox One Game

Sunset Overdrive

Best PC Game


Best Playstation Vita Game

Danganronpa 2

Best 3DS Game

SSB for 3DS

Best Wii U Game

SSB. for Wii U

Best Playstation 3 Game
Dark Souls II

Dark Souls II

Best Playstation 4 Game

Dragon Age: Inquisition

Overall Game of the Year

SSB. for Wii U



PHEW. Still here?

So many awards, so little time. A well-deserved victory for the best fighting series on any console. But what about next year? Judging by the winners of the Game of the Year Awards this year, it is likely to be a seque -; most winners are from established series. Could a new IP burst through and take the crown? To make up for a somewhat depressing 2014, here is a person infinitely stupider than you:

Shark Cage

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