The 10 Best PC Games of 2014

The 2014 edition of the Top PC Games list is finally here with some great PC games that everyone should try out. Similar to many of the previous years these lists have been compiled, 2014 has its fair share of blockbuster releases that make up the Top 10 Games of 2014 but it also includes some independent and crowdfunded games. So without further delay here's the list of the Best PC games of 2014.

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Wasteland 2

Wasteland 2
inXile Entertainment

Release Date: Sep 19, 2014
Genre: Role-Playing Game
Theme: Post-Apocalyptic
Game Modes: Single player
Game Series: Wasteland
Wasteland 2, The sequel we waited over 25 years for did not disappoint and finds itself as our Game of the Year winner for 2014. The post-apocalyptic sequel that was a runaway Kickstarter success was released in September 2014 and has been also been a commercial success. Set some fifteen years after the original Wasteland, players control a part of new Desert Ranger recruits who are assigned to find out who or what is behind the murder of longtime Desert Ranger named Ace. Like its predecessor, Wasteland 2 contains dozens of different skills characters can focus on, coupled with the open world and open-ended story, the game has a good amount of replayability.

Since it's release in 2014 Wasteland 2 has seen an enhanced edition released in 2015 that includes improved visuals and support for higher video resolutions as well as new features such as the Precision Strike system that allows players to attack body parts of enemies to cripple rather than kill. It also includes new perks which added abilities and bonuses to characters.

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Dragon Age: Inquisition

Dragon Age Inquisition
EA

Release Date: Nov 18, 2014
Genre: RPG
Theme: Fantasy
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
Game Series: Dragon Age
Coming in as the number two PC game of 2014 is Dragon Age: Inquisition, the third title in the Dragon Age series, it returns many gameplay elements of the first game of the series as well as the second while removing many of the annoyances that found their way into Dragon Age 2. The result is a game with excellent balance and gameplay, but what makes Dragon Age Inquisition shine is its rich non-linear storyline and campaign. Player's decisions have an impact in so many ways to the outcome of the game.

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Titanfall

Titanfall
Electronic Arts

Release Date: Mar 11, 2013
Genre: Action, First Person Shooter
Theme: Sci-Fi
Game Modes: Multiplayer
Arguably the first blockbuster release of 2014 was one of the best and comes in at number three of the best PC games of 2014. Winner of dozens of awards at its E3 2013 unveiling, Titanfall is set many centuries in the future In it, players control mech warrior style "pilots" in an online multiplayer battlefield that pits two factions against each other. Included with the initial release are 15 multiplayer maps, more than 30 weapons to choose from and support for up to twelve players per match. The game also includes two multiplayer story campaigns one for each faction in the game.

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Divinity Original Sin

Divinity Original Sin
Larian Studios

Release Date: Jun 30, 2014
Genre: Role-playing
Theme: Fantasy
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
Game Series: Divinity
Coming in as the fourth best PC game of 2014 is the crowd-funded Divinity: Original Sin, a computer role-playing game that harkens back to the classic PC RPGs. It features an original storyline that allows players the freedom to drive and change the story, turn-based combat, classless characters which allow players to customize their characters to their liking combing weapons, skills, and magic that are not determined by a pre-defined set of rules. It also features a co-operative multiplayer mode and a toolkit editor that allows for community created adventures.

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Elite Dangerous

Elite Dangerous Screenshot
Frontier Developments

Release Date: Dec 16, 2014
Genre: Action/Adventure
Theme: Sci-Fi
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
Game Series: Elite
Elite: Dangerous is the fourth game in the Elite series of video games and comes in as our fifth best game on the top PC games of 2014. It is set some 45 years after the events of the previous game, Frontier First Encounters, in the year 3300. Players will pilot a spacecraft and explore an open world, persistent world that is based on the Milky Way galaxy. The game includes both a single player gameplay option as well as a massively multiplayer option in which player actions will impact the persistent world. Elite: Dangerous is the direct sequel to the third game in the series Frontier: First Encounters which was released back in 1995. The game was funded via a successful Kickstarter back in 2012.​

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Middle-Earth Shadow of Mordor

Middle Earth Shadow of Mordor
Warner Bros.

Release Date: Sep 30, 2014
Genre: Action RPG
Theme: Fantasy
Game Modes: Single player
Game Series: Lord of the Rings
The world of J.R.R. Tolkien had success in 2014 with both the release of the third and final Hobbit film as well as finding a spot on the list of top PC games for 2014. Middle-Earth Shadow of Mordor is an action role-playing game in which the story takes place between the events of the Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings novels. In it, players control Talion, a ranger of Gondor who possesses special wraith-like abilities, in his quest to defeat the Black Hand of Sauron. The game includes character customization and an open game world that includes a "Nemesis system" which recalls player encounters with other characters and adjusts how those characters interact with players for through the game.

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This War of Mine

This War of Mine
11 bit studios

Release Date: Nov 14, 2014
Genre: Action/Adventure
Theme: Modern Military/Warfare
Game Modes: Single player
This War of Mine is not only one of the top PC games of 2014 it is also one of the most unique games you will probably ever play. The game follows a group of civilians as they try to survive in a war-torn city, which is based on the city of Sarajevo during the Bosnian War of the mid-1990s. Players will have to monitor and control various civilians with no survival or military experience. They must manage character's health, food, mood and general survival until a cease-fire is declared. During the daytime, players will be confined to indoors where they can upgrade shelter, cook food or heal survivors. At night players can have citizens venture outside to search for resources needed for survival.

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Call of Duty Advanced Warfare

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare
Activision

Release Date: Nov 4, 2014
Genre: Action, First Person Shooter
Theme: Modern Military
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer​
Game Series: Call of Duty
Another year and another Call of Duty Game. This eleventh installment to the Call of Duty series is good enough to land Call of Duty Advanced Warfare as one of the top games of 2014. Set in the year 2054, players take on the role of a member of a corporate military force as the battle against terrorist across the globe. Like with previous years expect an onslaught of media attention in the days and weeks surrounding its release. As always the game is expected to be yet another blockbuster in one of the best-selling game franchise of all time.

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Sid Meier's Civilization Beyond Earth

Sid Meier's Civilization Beyond Earth
2K Games
Release Date: Oct 24, 2014
Genre: Strategy
Theme: Sci-Fi
Game Modes: Single player, muliplayer
Game Series: Civilization
Sid Meier's Civilization Beyond Earth is an offshoot of the Civilization series of strategy game that puts players in control of a faction who has traveled beyond earth and tries to establish a new civilization. It includes many features from Civilization V including the hexagon grid game map but also includes unique features such as a non-linear tech tree which players will have to pick and choose technology paths. Beyond Earth is the spiritual successor to Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri.
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Dark Souls II

Dark Souls II
Bandi Namco

Release Date: Mar 11, 2014
Genre: Action RPG
Theme: Fantasy
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
Game Series: Dark Souls
Dark Souls II is an action RPG that was another early 2014 release that turned into one of 2014's best. Its hack and slash style RPG gameplay has become increasingly popular since the success of the original Dark Souls and Dark Souls II improves upon that element. The game includes single players story, player vs player and co-operative multiplayer capability.

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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!

Borderlands The Pre-Sequel!
2K Games

Release Date: Oct 14, 2014
Genre: Action, First Person Shooter
Theme: Sci-Fi
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
Game Series: Borderlands
Rounding out the top 10 PC games of 2014 is the third title in the Borderlands series of action games is Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! The sci-fi ​first-person shooter is set between the timelines of Borderlands and Borderlands 2. The story revolves around four characters who were non-playable henchmen of Handsome Jack from the previous games. It includes new gameplay features but remains very similar to that of Borderlands 2. There are new types of items which are laser guns and items with a cryogenic effect that can slow or freeze enemies. Other new features include Gravity effect on motion, double jumps, ability to hover and more.