The Geekawards: The Best of 2014

2014 was full of memorable experiences for gamers everywhere. It was the first full year for both the Xbox One & the Playstation 4, while the Wii U hit its stride. Many successful franchises featured new sequels and some took a risk on a brand new IP. Without further adieu, the first ever Geekawards go to:

 

 

BEST XBOX ONE GAME

Halo: The Master Chief Collection

haloThe Nominees: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Sunset Overdrive, Titanfall

BEST PLAYSTATION 4 GAME

Infamous: Second Son

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The Nominees: Infamous: Second Son, Dragon Age: Inquisition, The Last of Us: Remastered, Destiny

BEST WII U GAME

Super Smash Bros For Wii U

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The Nominees: Super Smash Bros For Wii U, Bayonetta 2

BEST PC GAME

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

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The Nominees: Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, The Talos Principle, Civilization: Beyond Earth, Dark Souls 2,  Octodad: Dadliest Catch

BEST NINTENDO 3DS GAME

Bravely Default

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The Nominees: Bravely Default, Pokemon: Alpha Sapphire, Super Smash Bros For 3DS

BEST PLAYSTATION VITA GAME

Freedom Wars

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The Nominees: Child of Light, Freedom Wars, Minecraft: Vita, MLB 14: The Show

BEST MOBILE/TABLET GAME

Monument Valley

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The Nominees: Monument Valley, Oceanhorn

BEST REMAKE/REMASTER

Grand Theft Auto V

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The Nominees: Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Grand Theft Auto V, Pokemon: Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, Tomb Raider: The Definitive Edition, Kingdom Hearts 2.5, The Last of Us: Remastered

MOVIE OF THE YEAR

Guardians of the Galaxy

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The Nominees: Guardians of the Galaxy, Interstellar, Gone Girl

TELEVISION SERIES OF THE YEAR

Gotham

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The Nominees: Gotham, Attack on Titan, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Cosmos

MOST ANTICIPATED MOVIE OF 2015

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

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The Nominees: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, Spectre (Bond 24), The Avengers: Age of Ultron

BEST PLAYSTATION 3 GAME

Dark Souls II

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The Nominees: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Dark Souls II, Tales of Xillia II, South Park: The Stick of Truth

BEST XBOX 360 GAME

South Park: The Stick of Truth

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The Nominees: Titanfall, Dark Souls II, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, South Park: The Stick of Truth

BEST SHOOTER

Titanfall

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The Nominees: Titanfall, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Destiny

BEST RACING/VEHICLE GAME

Mario Kart 8

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The Nominees: Forza Horizon 2, Mario Kart 8, Grand Theft Auto V

BEST SPORTS GAMES

NHL 15

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The Nominees: NHL 15, FIFA 15, MLB 14: The Show

BEST MULTIPLAYER EXPERIENCE

Titanfall

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The Nominees: Titanfall, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Super Smash Bros For Wii U, Destiny, Dark Souls II

BEST XBOX EXCLUSIVE

Titanfall

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The Nominees: Sunset Overdrive, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Forza Horizon 2, Titanfall

BEST PLAYSTATION EXCLUSIVE

Infamous: Second Son

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The Nominees: Infamous: Second Son, The Last of Us: Remastered, Little Big Planet 3

BEST NINTENDO EXCLUSIVE

Super Smash Bros For Wii U

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The Nominees: Bayonetta 2, Super Smash Bros For Wii U, Hyrule Warriors

BIGGEST BUST/DISAPPOINTMENT

Destiny (Lack of Story/Online Issues)

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The Nominees: Destiny (Lack of Story & Online Issues), Assassins’ Creed: Unity (Glitches & Bugs), Halo: The Master Chief Collection (Multiplayer Launch)

MOST ANTICIPATED GAME OF 2015

Star Wars: Battlefront

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The Nominees: Batman: Arkham Knight, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, The Legend of Zelda For Wii U, Tom Clancy’s The Division, Star Wars: Battlefront, Metal Gear Sold V: The Phantom Pain, Halo 5: Guardians

AND GEEKIVERSE’S INAUGURAL GAME OF THE YEAR GOES TO…….

 

 

MIDDLE EARTH: SHADOW OF MORDOR

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2014 GAME OF THE YEAR

The Nominees: Infamous: Second Son, Dark Souls II, Bayonetta 2, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Sunset Overdrive, Far Cry 4

What was your Game of the Year? What would you have selected for the other categories? What are you most excited about that’s coming in 2015? Leave a comment below and tweet us using #Geekawards!

Stay tuned for more coverage on the 2014 Geekawards as well as a look ahead to 2015. Be sure to follow on Twitter & Facebook.

HAPPY NEW YEAR AND THANK YOU FOR SHARING YEAR ONE WITH US!

                                                                – The Geekiverse Team

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