Popular online publication Kotaku has listed the twelve video games this year that they feel are the cream of the crop. The choices may surprise some as there’s some lesser known titles on the list including Rusty’s Real Deal Baseball and Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc. Strangely they’ve forgotten to include the magnificent Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Mario Kart 8, but thankfully both versions of Super Smash Bros made the cut. Here’s their games of 2014 in alphabetical order (these aren’t ranked).
- Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
- Divinity: Original Sin
- Dragon Age Inquisition
- Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
- Kentucky Route Zero Act III
- The Last of Us: Left Behind
- Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor
- Rusty’s Real Deal Baseball
- Super Smash Bros 3DS and Wii U
- Wolfenstein: The New Order
Rusty’s real deal??? That’s an interesting choice
Kotaku is now my favorite game journalist.
(Vinesauce just in case some don’t know.)
(The real joke is somebody is actually know as Rusty Kuntz in baseball)
aggh! that picture… Ahhghh! that list! XD lol seriously though are we sure this isn’t a poor attempt at putting 2014 games in alphabetical order?
Damn wish dragon age was on Wii u. Oh well we have xenoblade coming next year.
An EA game? No way I wouldnt want their garbage running Origin on my console.
I got Need for Speed: Most Wanted as a gift over a year ago and it ran beautifully on the wii u. Virtually almost no frame rate drops were visible and the visuals were stunning; none of the game made me stop and wonder why it was half-assed.
Just goes to show how if EA (and other developers) actually maximized the wii u’s capabilities then it probably wouldn’t have such a shit rep.
Also, I find it a bigger dick slap to the face when devs make an ass wii u port than no game at all when using the “not enough install base” excuse, since they’re basically neglecting a platform which the cattle masses will see and automatically assume that the console is garbage and not worth investing in just because of that one game.
Why would any third party ever bother to develop Wii U games anymore? NFSMW, Bayonetta 2, Wonderful 101 all fucking bombed
B2 sold relatively many times better than B1, with similar sales on 1/16th of the install-base.
Source. Comparison if you have it too
And why you think I hate 3rd parties right now? Aside from BSing about Wii U’s hardware and install base, they also take advantage of the other two consoles filled with graphic drooling morons with half assed games, shittons of BS “remaster” ports because they got nothing else to offer and 2014 probably has the top record of the most broken games at launch; Halo, DriverClub, The Crew, Assassin’s Creed, COD: Advanced Warfare which had 3 fucking years of development and still no change but ended up with connection and framerate problems. Mean while on Nintendo’s side, the ONLY broken game they have is Sonic Boom but everyone except stupid ass delusional Sonic fanboys knew the game was gonna suck from its first reveal but looking at underrated gems like Bayonetta 2 which everyone got pointlessly butthurt because “Oh Nintendo is buying exclusives rights too and oh its not coming to PS/Xbox. I hate them” when truth is nobody else BUT Nintendo wanted to fund the sequel according to Platinum. But when Microsoft buys out Minecraft and Tomb Raider, I guess its not much of an issue anymore because those games best fit for all sides. See how 2014 proved the stupidity of the gaming community and market is?
Shadow Of Mordor
Far Cry 4
Dark Souls 2
Danganronpa 2 Goodbye Despair
South Park The Stick of Truth
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
Wolfenstein The New Order
Atelier Escha & Logy Alchemists of the Dusk Sky
Danganronpa Trigger Happy Havoc
World of Warcraft Warlords of Draenor
^^lack of a single solid argument to that list^^
Just like every other illogical Nintendo hater in existence (that’s shouldn’t be), that includes you.
The only thing 2014 proved is that the Wii U is still missing out on games.
While the other side gets fucked with incomplete overrated garbage and they happen to like it. Those same morons buying and excusing those sorry ass pitiful games are the Stockholm Syndrome of gaming. I rather have no crappy third party than having the same one who constantly disppointed stupid consumers with half assed efforts. Gaming as you know it is completely fucked with lazy, greedy and stupid ass people all around.
^Take a look back up there at Shuhei Yoshida’s list. None of those are incomplete.
So what’s your point? He named you actual good third party games and you just brushed them off.
For which half of them I don’t know of and could potentially be as boring like when I bought Darksiders 2 and found out how fucking repetitive it is and one of them happens to be an Infamous ripoff so I wouldn’t count on that one. And what’s sad is that he failed to mention GTA5, the only best third party game I can think of. FarCry 4..you know I don’t give a fuck about Ubisoft anymore right?
1: You could easily look them up. 2: How would you know? You’ve never played it.
3: GTA V is not from 2014.
4: Your loss.
He seems to think that if he doesn’t know about a game it means it doesn’t exist…
Strangely they forgotten donkey kong? That wasn’t that much of a good game. Gosh
I disagree 100%
Unfortunately, it wasnt a game nobody expects nor wanted from Retro to begin with which is why it may have done poorly plus being delayed into a boring time of 2014. Hopefully now that 3D Metroid is needed, Retro will get back into the driverseat and make another kickass game that everybody wants.
And I’m not saying DKC is bad in any way. Its a nice game. Just wasn’t the one Wii U needed at the time.
DKC:TF is a great game, but was released last in a long list of platformers. I’m glad Rainbow Curse isn’t that much of a platformer as with the Yoshi game, Wii U is leaning a tad too heavily on those. Platformers are great fun, but variety is the spice of life. This year is looking great in that regard.
So too many platforms every few years is worst is having too many shooters come out every 11 months? I get it. Gamers and their priorities of today are so fucked.
Every few years?
In 2014 we had
Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition
Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris
Skylanders Trap Team
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee – New ‘n’ Tasty
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
Valiant Hearts: The Great War
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Yoshi’s New Island
Adfing to what you said:
And that’s not including about 80% of the Wii U 3DS indies on the eShop, they are all Platformers and about 70% of them are just trash.
I’m just surprised its in the list because, danganronpa 2 should have been there
Do developers send them games for review?
Any list that fails to include Mario Kart 8 is simply wrong.
Mario Kart 8 is overrated. It wasn’t that good. In my opinion, it doesn’t deserve so many awards. (OPINION) *Holds up shield*
The only issue I have with Mario Kart 8 is the coin item. Other than that, it’s fine. It’s my favorite Wii U game. And it’s much better than 7 imo.
And Battle Mode being stupidly changed for no reason.
Mario Kart 8 is AMAZING, it could of been a 10/10 if they had battle arenas.
I doubt you played or even own it. Stop opininating what you never experienced. I can smell BS even from behind a screen display through text.
Or maybe you’re just BUTTHURT over an opinion
Prove me wrong then. Where is your copy of Smash 4 and Wii U? I’ll be waiting.
How is someone supposed to even “prove” something he owns??
There’s plenty of way like make an account here and post an image thats NOT from Google images or anyone else.
This list is sketchy… No mario kart 8? Donkey kong is understandable, but really Kotaku? (100%opinions)
No Bayonetta 2 either? Fuck Kotaku. They lost credibility for over a few years.
Lol you sad prick.
Only idiots take these list as some sort of “fact.” They are indeed opinions and just that. -_-
I’m so done with Kotaku….
Kotaku names a bunch of games that they rated highly to get advertising money… And Rusty
Ahahahaha nice list. Fuck Kotaku, those hipsters don’t know shit.
You can go fuck yourself now
Do people actually go to Kotaku?
The site is just bs.
Kotaku is a joke, GameSpot is biased, IGN are fucking hypocrical IGNorants and even GameInformer just doesnt give a shit towards Nintendo anymore.
Yep that 10/10 for Galaxy 2 from Gamespot sure is bias
That 9.8 Editor’s Choice award from IGN sure is ignorant
That “yes” verdict from Kotaku for MK8, Smash, Pikmin 3, W101, BAYONETTA 2, sure is a joke
That Bravely Default Best Handheld Exclsuive from gameinformer sure shows their lack of caring
So with your logic everyone hates Nintendo. Ya ok LOL
While how about the fact that it’s the third biggest gaming news publication?
DK Tropical Freeze is not one of the best games of 2014. That’s probably why it is not on any best of 2014 list.
Don’t listen to the infidel…
He’s right to be honest
Most only base it because of their butthurt over no Metroid…
Darn, every list Kotaku has made top 10 this year it only has 1 Nintendo game, MK8 is for sure the best on that list, this list is a sham.
Or maybe there are better games out there
Maybe there’s a thing called an opinion.
IDK half of this fucking list while Destiny, $60 half-game DLC scam, making the cut is just purely stupid of them and Bayonetta 2 and even MK8 not making the list only proves this is BS.
Dude you’re just embarrassing yourself at this point XD
Bust my shit out laughing when I saw Destiny on this list and not Bayonetta 2.
To each their own, but look at what they do to their credibility when their taste in games go against the majority (I gots both games btw :L)
What credibility? That has absolutely nothing to do with their stance on news reports
Your absolutely right, apologies don’t really know why I fucked up with that context ^_^’
I guess what I meant to say is how it’s curious to see why a vg news site’s taste in games greatly differ from the non-casual gaming public. It’s just so polarizing, it almost seems like they created this list for the sake of being different from other gaming websites.
Okay… what? Real Deal base ball gets on here but not Mario kart 8?
Last of Us SHOULDN’T COUNT! It’s a freaking port!
There are 13 games on the list, not 12.
Danganronpa is a “lesser known” game?
A decent list, but missing Bayonetta 2, which should replace Last of Us as that is an old game.