Power Up: Super-Charged Top 5’s Of 2014

Reflecting on the past year in gaming, industry developers and consumers have raised the stakes in every way. Bigger games and bigger sales paved the way for the true arrival of Microsoft and Sony’s current-generation hardware in 2014.

With all of 2014 blockbuster open-world RPGs, exhilarating shooters and ultra-realistic sport simulations, there are plenty of experiences to be purchased and enjoyed on every platform.

While certain genres are missing and some platforms, like handheld or mobile games, are absent from the ranks, each list includes most consoles and devices, highlighting many of the top-selling and most critically-acclaimed games of the year.

Last year was the beginning of what level of quality these new systems can offer. Although these great titles below are available now, more jaw-dropping franchise entries like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Halo 5: Guardians and the latest Final Fantasy releases are coming soon in 2015.

Cheers to the action-packed thrill ride that was gaming in 2014, and let’s hope 2015 brings just as much high-octane excitement.

Top 5 Exclusive Games

1. Halo: The Master Chief Collection (Xbox One)

2. Super Smash Bros. (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS)

3. The Last Of Us: Remastered (PS4)

4. Forza Horizon 2 (Xbox One)

5. Driveclub (PS4)

Top 5 Multiplatform Games

1. Middle-Earth: Shadow Of Mordor

2. Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare

3. Dragon Age: Inquisition

4. FarCry 4

5. Destiny

Top 5 Sports Games

1. FIFA 15

2. NBA 2K15

3. NHL 15

4. Madden 15

5. Pro Evolution Soccer 2015

Top 5 Open-World RPGs

1. Grand Theft Auto V (PS4 and Xbox One)

2. Destiny (Multiplatform)

3. Sunset Overdrive (Xbox One)

4. Assassin’s Creed Unity (Xbox One and PS4) and Rogue (PS3 and Xbox 360)

5. South Park: The Stick Of Truth (Xbox 360, PS3 and PC)

Top 5 PC Games

1. Dark Souls II

2. Diablo 3: Reaper Of Souls

3. Divinity: Original Sin

4. World Of Warcraft: Warlords Of Draenor

5. Wildstar