In a year defined by Nintendo's willingness to reinvent itself, Breath of the Wild's developers stripped away convention to create a masterpiece that will stand the test of time.
Now that the Shacknews staff has shared its favorites of the year so far, it's Chatty's turn.
With improvements that arguably make it the best Dragon Age title in the series, Dragon Age: Inquisition takes our Game of the Year award for 2014.
Far Cry 4 makes fighting a civil war against well-armed soldiers, surviving against deadly animals, and confronting a crazy dictator sound like fun! Fending off honey badgers and riding atop an elephant to overrun outposts in the beautiful country of Kyrat must be a great time, because it's our number two pick for 2014's Game of the Year.
Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor surprised us with a perfect balance of well-executed mechanics and a revolutionary new boss system, which is sure to inspire other developers for years to come.
Even as Nintendo's Wii U struggles, games like Mario Kart 8 make the platform more than worth your while.
2014 was the year for shovelry!
For our seventh choice of our Game of the Year countdown, we take a trip down to South Park to meet some friends of ours.
Blizzard's addictive take on collectible card games consumed countless hours of our life this year, earning it a spot in our top ten.
After years of hype, Respawn Entertainment's Titanfall delivered in spades.
Wasteland 2 proves that you can still make big it in a post-nuclear apocalyptic desert. It sweet talks its way on to our Game of the Year list, most likely from behind the barrel of a big gun, at number 10.
Our collective top 10 Games of the Year are coming next week, but first, we each chime in with some personal favorites. Now it's Editor-in-Chief Steve Watts' turn.
Leading up to our collective Top 10 Games of the Year, Managin Editor Steven Wong is here to tell you about some games he felt should get your attention this year.
Leading up to our collective Top 10 Games of the Year, News Editor Daniel Perez is here to tell you about some games he felt should get your attention this year.
Our collective top 10 Games of the Year are coming next week, but first, we each chime in with some personal favorites. First up: freelance contributor Josh Hawkins.
Our official GOTY is on the way, but first, we asked Shacknews contributors to let us know some of their personal favorites of the last year.