I don’t know about you guys, but I like to solve my arguments with guns. Whether it’s deciding between the existentialism philosophies of Kierkegaard or Nietzsche by firing off a few Magnum rounds or asking for directions with an AK-47, guns are my preferred dialect. And this year, there were plenty of shooters that were speaking my language. But our pew-pewer of the year was a clear favourite.
And the winner is…Far Cry 4!
Far Cry 3 was a decent game, but one that felt lacking in several areas. It was by no means a bad game, but it wasn’t exactly truly excellent either. Far Cry 4 however, thankfully was. Taking the Far Cry 3 foundation and laying a new slab of improved gameplay cement over it, Far Cry 4 was more than just a mere upgrade or a re-skinned Far Cry 3.5.
Ubisoft found the necessary balance between the new and the familiar, as the land of Kyrat was home to escalating battles, a new sense of verticality and a seamless co-op experience that shared the bullets and fun. Whether you wanted to go in guns blazing or sneak around in the shadows, Far Cry 4 had something for everyone. It’s also the only game this year that allowed you to rush an enemy camp while riding an elephant, which is winning material to us.
Wolfenstein: The New Order, Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare, Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Destiny and Titanfall
Last Updated: December 19, 2014