So originally I was going to do a list of the top 10 games I played for the first time this year. However when I was thinking about it, I did play a lot of games for the first time however I also enjoyed a lot of games that I got last year and played more this year. So basically I have a top 6 of games that I haven’t played at all before this year and a top 4 for games that I have gotten previously but really enjoyed this year. I am just going to write a sentence or two saying what i want to say. This list is based on the games I have played most and overall enjoyed the most (some may have their flaws but I really enjoyed it. So I may have given the game a 7/10 in review but since then have still enjoyed it despite its flaws)
Top 4 games that I played more this year then I had previously (in want of a better way to phrase this)
Game Dev Tycoon
Developer: Green heart games
My Review: https://letsreviewstuffblog.wordpress.com/2014/07/12/game-review-game-dev-tycoon/
The satisfaction of making a best seller game on this game makes me love it. One of the best feelings is when you find that perfect combination of the different game elements.
Game Dev Tycoon is a business simulation video game that was released on December 10, 2012. In the game, the player creates and publishes video games. [from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_Dev_Tycoon]
Guild Wars 2
One of my first experiences with an mmo and have loved it so far. This game really brings out the completionist in me, I am always going around trying to get the vista’s and 100% complete areas. I like just enjoying the scenery and relaxing when playing it. It helps me unwind.
Guild Wars 2 is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game developed by ArenaNet and published by NCsoft. Set in the fantasyworld of Tyria, the game follows the re-emergence of Destiny’s Edge, a disbanded guild dedicated to fighting the Elder Dragons, aLovecraftian species that has seized control of Tyria in the time since the original Guild Wars. The game takes place in a persistent world with a story that progresses in instanced environments. [from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guild_Wars_2]
Super Meat Boy
Developer: Team Meat
My Review: https://letsreviewstuffblog.wordpress.com/2014/05/10/game-review-super-meat-boy/
Really fun platformer with just the right amount of difficulty and frustration.
Super Meat Boy is an independent video game designed by Edmund McMillen and Tommy Refenes and developed by Team Meat. The gameplay is characterized by fine control and split-second timing as the player runs and jumps through over 300 hazardous levels while avoiding obstacles. Additional player-created levels are available for free download.[From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Meat_Boy]
Book of Unwritten Tales
Developer: King Art
My Thoughts: https://letsreviewstuffblog.wordpress.com/2014/06/24/game-review-the-book-of-unwritten-tales/
I replayed this game again this year (for probably the 3rd maybe 4th time) and it may end up being in my top 10 games for every year. I love the humor, references, dialogue and scenery in this game. I just can’t get tired with this game.
The Book of Unwritten Tales is a point-and-click adventure video game created by German developer King Art. The game challenges the player with a series of puzzles and brain teasers presented as a traditional point and click adventure game. [From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Book_of_Unwritten_Tales]
Top 6 games that I played for the first time this year
Developer: Lucas Pope
My Review: https://letsreviewstuffblog.wordpress.com/2014/04/22/game-review-papers-please/
This game is really addictive. I got it at the start of the year and despite beating it a couple of times it doesn’t get boring. The extra depth with the storyline along with simple but fun gameplay makes this a good game.
Papers, Please is a puzzle video game developed by indie game developer Lucas Pope. It focuses on the emotional toll of working as an immigration officer, deciding whom to let in and whom to exclude from entering the fictional dystopian country of Arstotzka [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papers,_Please]
Cook Serve Delicious
Developer: Vertigo Gaming
My Review: https://letsreviewstuffblog.wordpress.com/2014/05/03/game-review-cook-serve-delicious/
A fast paced casual game. Another addicting game with simple but effective gameplay. I found myself madly typing trying to get perfect score days. There is nice variety with different foods, competitions and catering :)
One of the few hardcore restaurant sims in existence, Cook, Serve, Delicious! is a deceptively easy game to learn but incredibly challenging to master as you progress through your career from owning a terrible zero star cafe into a five star world famous restaurant [from http://store.steampowered.com/app/247020/]
Developer: Bullfrog Productions
A fun casual game where you build hospitals. I love the humor in this game, all the small details including the weird diseases and hospital announcements make this game really memorable. Great game to play an afternoon away!
Theme Hospital is a business simulation game developed by Bullfrog Productions and published by Electronic Arts in 1997, in which the player designs and operates a hospital.[ from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theme_Hospital]
Data Hacker: Initiation
Developer: New Reality Games
My review: https://letsreviewstuffblog.wordpress.com/2014/07/26/game-review-data-hacker-initiationcorruption/
One of the most enjoyable games of the year for me. I loved the atmosphere and feeling of the game. For some reason this game is one I go to when I have had a bad day because it always cheers me up. Has a more retro feeling with the 2D graphics and ultimately just a really good game.
Set some years in the future, following a global economic and social crash, Data Hacker Initiation follows Jay; a retired hacker in search of vengeance. Jay is a prolific player of Online World: the escapist’s dream game in a backwards-future, until an ironic case of mistaken identity, whereupon he is banished from the refuge that he so loved.
Enraged, Jay seeks to re-enter the game with a new agenda: wreak havoc for the administrators and key-holders of Online World. Little does he know; he is about to enter upon something great, and terrible- a twist that nobody saw coming. [From http://store.steampowered.com/app/311860/]
The Sims 4
Developer: EA Maxis and The Sims Studio
This is the newest installment in the sims series. I love the new graphic cartoonish design with bright colors. I actually really like the more objective style of gameplay because sometimes I don’t have a story in mind so it continually gives you things to do. The sims team have been great with updates which are giving the game some great new content.
The Sims 4 is a 2014 life simulation video game developed by EA Maxis and The Sims Studio and published by Electronic Arts. [from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sims_4]
1849 + Nevada Silver Expansion
Review of Base Game: https://letsreviewstuffblog.wordpress.com/2014/05/17/game-review-1849/
Review of Expansion: https://letsreviewstuffblog.wordpress.com/2014/10/04/expansion-review-1849-nevada-silver/
When I first played this game I honestly wouldn’t have expected to have it on my favourite games. If you get this game I recommend getting the expansion! I said this in my review of the expansion that the added content just makes 1849 a more full game. I wasn’t into the game when I first played it but when I got the expansion I found myself enjoying it more and more. Once you get into this game you can’t really get out of it. I really enjoy jumping on it at any time and just having some fun.
1849 is a city management game set during the California Gold Rush. Your task is to build towns, populate them with workers, and make sure that they are housed, fed, and entertained. You’ll have to manage and coordinate extensive production and trade networks to make sure your towns thrive [ from https://indiegamestand.com/store/788/1849/]