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By Steven Wong   //   January 2, 2015 10:00 AM

2014 Game of the Year 2: Far Cry 4

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.

By Steve Watts   //   January 1, 2015 2:00 PM

2014 Game of the Year 3: Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor

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.

By Steven Wong   //   January 1, 2015 1:00 PM

2014 Games That Flew Under the Radar

2014 has been a great year for video games, but there are plenty of excellent games that flew under the rader and didn't get the recognition they deserve. Here are ten games that might have passed you by, but are well worth checking out.

By Steve Watts   //   December 31, 2014 2:00 PM

2014 Game of the Year 5: Mario Kart 8

Even as Nintendo's Wii U struggles, games like Mario Kart 8 make the platform more than worth your while.

By Steven Wong   //   December 29, 2014 10:00 AM

2014 Game of the Year 10: Wasteland 2

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.

By Steve Watts   //   December 26, 2014 12:00 PM

Our 2014 Favorites: Steve Watts

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.

By Steven Wong   //   December 25, 2014 12:00 PM

Our 2014 Favorites: Steven Wong

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.

By Ozzie Mejia   //   December 24, 2014 12:00 PM

Our 2014 Favorites: Ozzie Mejia

Leading up to our collective Top 10 Games of the Year, Senior Editor Ozzie Mejia is here to tell you about some games he felt should get your attention this year.

By Daniel Perez   //   December 23, 2014 12:00 PM

Our 2014 Favorites: Daniel Perez

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.

By Josh Hawkins   //   December 22, 2014 12:00 PM

Our 2014 Favorites: Josh Hawkins

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.

By Shack Staff   //   December 22, 2014 10:00 AM

Our 2014 Favorites: Friends of Shack

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.