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The 5 Best Video Games of 2014 (so far)

Published: July 1, 2014, 4:17 pm, by Terry Terrones

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It’s hard to believe it’s already July. The year is halfway over! With only six months left to go in 2014, it’s time to reflect on what the gaming world has managed to accomplish the first half of the year. The industry has started strong in 2014, offering up a mix of interesting titles from solid indies to blockbusters. This made looking back on the past six months and picking the five best games released from January through June a bit of a challenge.

You’ll notice two big names are excluded from my list. That’s either because I thought they were overrated (“Titanfall”) or due to a two-week summer vacation I just haven’t gotten to it yet (“Watch Dogs”). Did I miss one of your favs from the first half of 2014? If so, let me know in the comments section. Otherwise I’m just going to assume everyone agrees with me.

Check out my choices below, all done in my traditional haiku review style.

Title: South Park: The Stick of Truth
Format: Xbox 360, PS3, PC
Price: $59.99
Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: 
Obsidian
ESRB Rating: M (Mature, for gamers 17 and older)
Release Date: March 4
The Grade: A- 

South Park: TSoT Haiku Review

Cartman the Wizard

 Best TV based game ever

Crude, hilarious

 

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Title: Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
Format: Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, Xbox One
Price: $29.99
Publisher: Konami
Developer: 

Kojima Productions
ESRB Rating: M (Mature 17+)
Release Date: March 18
The Grade: A-

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Haiku Review

Snake mini mission

 Sets up next year’s Phantom Pain

No box to hide in

 

Wolfenstein-The-New-OrderTitle: Wolfenstein: The New Order
Format: Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, PC
Price: $39.99
Publisher: Bethesda
Developer: Machine Games
ESRB Rating: M (Mature, for gamers 17 and older)
Release Date: May 20
The Grade: B

Wolfenstein: The New Order Haiku Review

Nazis rule the world

 You are the Earth’s only hope

What? Robot Nazis?!?

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Title: Trials Fusion
Format: PS4, Xbox One
Price: $39.99
Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: 

RedLynx
ESRB Rating: E10 (Everyone 10+)
Release Date: April 15
The Grade: B

Trials Fusion Haiku Review

Motorcycle fun

 Do wheelies, stoppies and flips

Crashing is funny

 

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Title: Infamous Second Son
Format: PS4
Price: $59.99
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Developer: 
Sucker Punch
ESRB Rating: T (Teen)
Release Date: March 21
The Grade: B –

Infamous Second Son Haiku Review

Weaponized powers

Roam open world Seattle

Stunning visuals