Kotaku Awards 2014: Nominate Your Console Game Of The Year

As I said earlier today, we're getting to the business end of the nominations and now it's time to talk console games. What were your favourite console games of 2014?

I did most of my gaming this year on consoles, mainly the PlayStation 4, so this is sort of my favourite award. Here are some of my nominations.

Alien: Isolation Dark Souls II Trials Fusion Destiny Mario Kart 8

I'm going to be honest and say that 2014, in my opinion wasn't the greatest year for games in my humble opinion, but those are the games I enjoyed most, how about you?

Drop your nominations in the comments below.


    South Park The Stick of Truth

    Even though it was censored!

    Honorable mention goes to Telltale Games
    The Walking Dead Season 2

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    Dragon Age: Inquisition. Hands down.

    My new favourite game.

      This by a mile - nothing else came close. It was one of the more refined/polished games to launch as well.

    In no particular order:

    alien: Isolation
    sunset overdrive (if it's story were another 5-10 hours longer it would have been MUCH better)
    Dragon Age: Inquisition

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    This is your friendly reminder that Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze was a game of this year. And that it was rad.

    I assume Bayonetta is also rad, even though I have not got around to playing it yet.

    Slim pickings. Destiny is the one I've probably been putting the most amount of hours into. Wolfenstein was a great blast. South Park as said before was brilliant.

    Other than that, this has been a year for me to try (and fail) to clear out my backlog of games not yet completed.

    Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls. So damn good on consoles. Been my go to game between games and even playing others I want to go back.

    Don't think it's going to get much love, so I'm nominating Hyrule Warriors, I'm still playing it almost every day.

    I really don't know! As much as I love Dragon Age Inquisition and a few others, nothing this year makes me feel like, if i looked back on 2014, THAT would have been the game I remember that year. That being said...I do quite enjoy Dragon Age Inquisition, and it probably comes closest for me...

    * Alien: Isolation
    * Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
    * Diablo 3
    * The Evil Within
    * The Last Of Us Remastered

    I've played next to nothing on a console this year, however the two games that stand out to me are:

    GTA:V remastered
    Oddworld New 'n' Tasty

    Hands down best console games for me this year,

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    I want to say Smash Bros. Wii U, but I haven't played it yet - still not out in Australia. And, unfortunately, it was a bit of a slow year, with most of my hours put into either Forza Horizon 2 or Tales of Xillia 2. So, I vote Forza Horizon 2.

    Dark Souls II
    Mario Kart 8
    The Walking Dead Season 2

    In that order.

    Mario Kart 8
    Samurai Warriors 4
    The Walking Dead Season 2
    Super Smash Bros 3DS

    I think I've played a grand total of 3 (maybe 4?) new games on console this year... of those, the best have been Infamous: SS and Destiny (our first run of the Vault of Glass remains my favourite coop experience ever, alongside our first successful run through hard mode).

    - Infamous: Second Son
    - Valiant Hearts: The Great War
    - Far Cry 4
    - Mario Kart 8

    Honorable mentions to The Last of Us Remastered (I prefer to keep my GOTY to completely new releases), Little Big Planet 3 (haven't played enough yet, but it's great so far), Wolfenstein, AND PROBABLY COSTUME QUEST 2, AS IF I KNOW. Ahem.

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    The Wolf Among Us. Most of it came out this year. :)

    Bayonetta 2 - Those Masked Lumen duels... Amazing!
    MarioKart 8 - Especially with the DLC.
    Pullblox World - Seriously, one of the most played games in our household.

    Spec Ops : The Line.

    Don't care what year it came out. Still gets my vote for this year.

      Hahaha, you're like friggin' Kayne. "Yo, 2014 games, I'ma let you finish, but Spec Ops: The Line... "

      Yeah, I picked it up in a Steam sale earlier this year and it blew me away. I'm so over shooters, but Spec Ops: The Line stood out for me. Definitely stuck with me long after I finished the game.

        I just finished spec ops for the first time last night. I went in knowing next to nothing about it. Definitely worth a look!

    No one has any love for Shadow of Mordor?

    Shadow of Mordor
    Dragon Age: Inquisition
    Walking Dead Season 2

      Damn straight! If only it had come out a few months earlier...

      Still haven't played it, mine was lost in the post and had to be resent but now I'm on Dragon Age.

    Shadow of Mordor
    Dragon Age Inquisition

    In chronological order. Reverse that for order of preference.

    Mario Kart 8 for me. The first batch of DLC has come at just the right time and renewed my love for it all over again.

    I'm also enjoying Dragon Age: Inquisition, though I haven't yet left The Hinterlands.

    Oh, and I really liked Valiant Hearts. That was good too.

      I WANT to leave the Hinterlands, but there's still so many icons to wipe from the Quest map! MUST... DO... QUESTS!

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