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UPDATE: Thank you for submitting your votes. Look for the results in the February issue of Game Informer, which hits in early January.
The current year of video games is a strange one. Though tens of millions of players have flocked to the new consoles, publishers seemed to be lagging behind in delivering experiences that truly feel like something that couldn't be accomplished on the last generation of systems. As a result many of the biggest games of the year appeared on both new and last-gen consoles.
Though 2014 lacked the high-water marks like last year's The Last of Us, Grand Theft Auto V, and BioShock Infinite, that's not to say we didn't have meaningful and exciting games to enjoy. Now is your chance to declare which titles you most enjoyed the most.
If you find yourself scrolling through the list and wondering why a particular game isn't included, here is some basic explanation of our requirements. We're only including final games, so no Steam early access alpha builds or betas were given consideration. We also decided against including ports or remastered titles like Grand Theft Auto V, The Last of Us Remastered, and Halo: The Master Chief Collection in the general categories. Instead, these games have their own category. We also chose to avoid including episodic games that haven't completed their story arcs like Broken Age, Tales From Borderlands, and Game of Thrones. Those will be eligible next year.
To vote, please follow this link.
Did we miss one of your favorites in the poll? If so let us know in the comments and we can add it to the field.
Voting ends on Monday, December 15, so get your votes in while you can! The readers' picks will be announced early next year on the website and featured in the February issue of Game Informer.
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