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Game Informer Editors' Top Ten Games From 2014

by Ben Reeves on Jan 12, 2015 at 12:47 PM

This year was a divisive year for gaming. One gamer's biggest disappointment was another's game of the year. Even so, there were plenty of reasons to fill up your gaming hard drives this year, and you can see this diversity of gaming tastes in our editor top ten list from the end of the year. Here's a look at all of the Game Informer editors favorite gaming picks from 2014.

[Editor's note: These list first appeared in Game Informer Magazine Issue 262]

Andy McNamara (@GI_AndyMc)
  1. Destiny
  2. Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition
  3. Dragon Age: Inquisition
  4. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
  5. South Park: The Stick of Truth
  6. Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor
  7. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  8. Titanfall
  9. Thief
  10. Strider

Andrew Reiner (@Andrew_Reiner)
  1. Dragon Age: Inquisition
  2. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
  3. Dark Souls II
  4. Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition
  5. Super Smash Bros.
  6. South Park: The Stick of Truth
  7. Destiny
  8. Sunset Overdrive
  9. Far Cry 4
  10. The Walking Dead: Season 2

Matt Bertz (@MattBertz)
  1. Dragon Age: Inquisition
  2. Grand Theft Auto V
  3. Far Cry 4
  4. South Park: The Stick of Truth
  5. FIFA 15
  6. Titanfall
  7. Wolfenstein: The New Order
  8. This War of Mine
  9. Divinity: Original Sin
  10. Alien: Isolation

Matt Helgeson (@MattHelgeson)
  1. The Last of Us: Left Behind
  2. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  3. Sunset Overdrive
  4. Threes!
  5. LittleBigPlanet 3
  6. Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition
  7. Thief
  8. Wolfenstein: The New Order
  9. Grand Theft Auto V
  10. Monument Valley

Bryan Vore (@Bryan_Vore)
  1. Destiny
  2. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
  3. Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition
  4. Super Smash Bros.
  5. Bayonetta 2
  6. Strider
  7. Far Cry 4
  8. Shovel Knight
  9. Thief
  10. Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney

Joe Juba (@Joejuba)
  1. Dragon Age: Inquisition
  2. Bayonetta 2
  3. Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition
  4. Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
  5. Transistor
  6. Shovel Knight
  7. Assassin's Creed: Rogue
  8. Mercenary Kings
  9. Earth Defense Force 2025
  10. The Walking Dead: Season 2

Matt Miller (@MatthewRMiller)
  1. Destiny

  2. Dragon Age: Inquisition

  3. Transistor

  4. Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition

  5. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

  6. Fantasia: Music Evolved

  7. Titanfall

  8. Shadowrun Dragonfall

  9. Mercenary Kings

  10. Super Time Force

Michael Futter (@Futterish)
  1. Wolfenstein: The New Order
  2. Destiny
  3.South Park: The Stick of Truth
  4. Diablo III: Reaper of Souls
  5. Transistor
  6. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  7. The Talos Principle
  8. Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
  9. Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
  10. Super Smash Bros.

Dan Tack (@DanTack)
  1. Dark Souls II
  2. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
  3. Divinity: Original Sin
  4. Diablo III: Reaper of Souls
  5. Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
  6. Smite
  7. Super Smash Bros.
  8. World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor
  9. Destiny
  10. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Matthew Kato (@MattKato)
  1. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  2. FIFA 15
  3. Far Cry 4
  4. Assassin’s Creed Unity
  5. Alien: Isolation
  6. The Last of Us Remastered
  7. Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition
  8. Madden NFL 15
  9. Forza Horizon 2
  10. The Walking Dead Season 2

Jeff Cork (@GIJeff)
  1. Super Smash Bros.
  2. Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition
  3. Mario Kart 8
  4. Far Cry 4
  5. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  6. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
  7. Fantasia: Music Evolved
  8. Alien: Isolation
  9. South Park: The Stick of Truth
  10. Candy Crush Soda Saga

Ben Reeves (@BenjaminReeves)
  1. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  2. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
  3. Diablo III: Reaper of Souls
  4. Far Cry 4
  5. South Park: The Stick of Truth
  6. The Banner Saga
  7. Shovel Knight
  8. Mario Kart 8
  9. Super Smash Bros.
  10. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Jeff Marchiafava (@GIJeffM)
  1. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  2. Diablo III: Reaper of Souls
  3. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
  4. Far Cry 4
  5. Dark Souls II
  6. LittleBigPlanet 3
  7. Destiny
  8. Dragon Age: Inquisition
  9. Alien: Isolation
  10. South Park: The Stick of Truth

Tim Turi (@timturi)
  1. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  2. The Evil Within
  3. Dark Souls II
  4. Shovel Knight
  5. Super Smash Bros.
  6. Bayonetta 2
  7. Alien: Isolation
  8. Diablo III: Reaper of Souls
  9. Far Cry 4
  10. Wolfenstein: The New Order

Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard)
  1. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  2. Infamous Second Son
  3. Super Smash Bros.
  4. Dark Souls II
  5. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
  6. Mario Kart 8
  7. Far Cry 4
  8. Sunset Overdrive
  9. South Park: The Stick of Truth
  10. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

Kimberley Wallace (@kstar1785)
  1. Dragon Age: Inquisition
  2. Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
  3. South Park: The Stick of Truth
  4. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  5. The Walking Dead: Season Two
  6. Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
  7. Sunset Overdrive
  8. FIFA 15
  9. Mario Kart 8
  10. The Banner Saga

Ben Hanson (@Yozetty)
  1. South Park: The Stick of Truth
  2. Super Smash Bros.
  3. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  4. Mario Kart 8
  5. This War of Mine
  6. Destiny
  7. Fibbage
  8. Diablo III: Reaper of Souls
  9. Valiant Hearts: The Great War
  10. Threes!

Wade Wojcik (@WadeWojcik)
  1. Destiny
  2. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
  3. World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor
  4. Halo: The Master Chief Collection
  5. Dragon Age: Inquisition
  6. Super Smash Bros.
  7. BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea Part 2
  8. Mario Kart 8
  9. Pokemon Omega Ruby
  10. Assassin’s Creed Unity