The Top 5 Video Games of 2014
By: Nathan Wang
5. Battlefield 4
Battlefield 4 is a first-person shooter video game developed by EA DICE (EA Digital Illusions Creative Entertainment). It was released on October 29, 2013 in North America for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Battlefield 4 received a positive response from reviewers and was a commercial success, praised for its multiplayer mode, gameplay and graphics. It includes single-player campaign mode and multiplayer modes.
4. The Lego Movie Video Game
The Lego Movie Video Game is an action-adventure video game developed by TT Games. It was released on February 7, 2014 in North America for Microsoft Windows, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Wii U, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The Lego Movie Video Game received a generally mixed to positive reviews from critics. It follows the plot of the animated film the Lego Movie. The game puts players in control of various characters from the movie, making use of Lego pieces to make their way through several levels.
3. NBA 2K14
NBA 2K14 is a basketball video game developed by Visual Concepts. It was released on October 1, 2013 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360; versions for the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One were also released on the consoles’ respective launch dates. NBA 2K14 is the successor to NBA 2K13 in the NBA 2K series.
2. Call of Duty: Ghost
Call of Duty: Ghosts is a first-person shooter video game developed by Infinity Ward with assistance from Raven Software, Neversoft and Certain Affinity. It was released for Microsoft Windows,PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii U on November 5, 2013. The game was released with the launch of next-generation consoles PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. According to review score aggregator Metacritic, Call of Duty: Ghosts received mixed to positive reviews from critics, with most praising its multiplayer gameplay and introduction of the new game mode Extinction.
Titanfall is a first-person shooter video game developed by Respawn Entertainment. It was released for Microsoft Windows and Xbox One on March 11, 2014; an Xbox 360 version was released on April 8, 2014. According to video game review score aggregator Metacritic, Titanfall received “generally favorable” reviews. Reviewers praised its balance, Smart Pistol weapon, player mobility, and overall accessibility for players of all skill sets.