2014 has been all about the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4. But really, Nintendo may have just had the very best year when it came down to it. With a solid line-up, Nintendo was knocking sixes all year long across a wide variety of genres and franchises. But if you’re looking for that one game that will define the Wii U, then the choice was obvious.
And the winner is…Bayonetta 2!
Quite simply the very best game that Nintendo had a hand in this year, Bayonetta 2 was a stylish romp through sequel territory that was polished to a glossy finish and punctuated with the action tighter than your jeans after a Christmas lunch. In your face, ballsy and boasting visuals that put other, drabber games to shame, Bayonetta 2 was also packed with plenty of other content.
A remastered version of the first game that was included as a bonus, co-op climax action and boss fights that would break your TV screen in half. It’s also the kind of game that allows you to take Bayonetta to bed, thanks to some seamless offscreen play on the Wii U Gamepad controller.
A hair-raising experience and the quintessential Wii U game of 2014.
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Last Updated: December 19, 2014