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The Koalition’s 2014 Game of the Year Nominees

A quick preview of the games that we feel defined 2014 in a nutshell

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2014 proved to be a very interesting year for both video games, and the people connected to them. While we experienced several instances of controversy in the form of rushed games and overhyped titles, there still were a handful of notable releases that captured our hearts and attention as the year went on. Taking all of this into account, we have decided to put together a comprehensive list of our 2014 game of the year nominees. Feel free to check out our early picks in all their glory below:

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Game Of The Year:

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor

Dragon Age: Inquisition

Divinity: Original Sin

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Far Cry 4

Valiant Hearts: The Great War

inFAMOUS: Second Son

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Best Indie Game:

The Banner Saga

Shovel Knight

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

Transistor

Road Not Taken

Olli Olli

Divinity Original Sin

Rogue Legacy

Towerfall: Ascension

Mercenary Kings

The Binding of Issac

Velocity 2X

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Best New IP:

Destiny

The Banner Saga

Shovel Knight

Bravely Default

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor

Titanfall

The Wolf Among Us

The Crew

Valiant Hearts: The Great War

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

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Developer Of The Year:

Nintendo

Telltale Games

Platinum Games

BioWare

Bungie

Monolith Studios

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Best RPG:

Dragon Age: Inquisition

Divinity: Original Sin

South Park: The Stick of Truth

Child of Light

Dark Souls II

Lisa: The Painful RPG

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Best First-Person Shooter:

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Destiny

Wolfenstein: The New Order

Far Cry 4

Metro: REDUX

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Best Fighting Game:

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS

EA Sports UFC

Ultra Street Fighter IV

Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution

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Best Racing Game:

Mario Kart 8

Forza Horizon 2

The Crew

Driveclub

GRID: Autosport

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Best Sports Game:

NBA 2K15

Madden NFL 15

EA Sports UFC

FIFA 15

MLB 15: The Show

Mario Golf: World Tour

NHL 15

Sportsfriends PS4

WWE 2K15

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Best Xbox Exclusive:

Sunset Overdrive

Forza Horizon 2

Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Titanfall

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Best PlayStation Exclusive:

inFAMOUS: Second Son

The Last of Us Remastered

Final Fantasy X/X-2

Transistor

The Binding of Issac

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Best Nintendo Exclusive:

Bayonetta 2

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS

Donkey Kong Country Returns: Tropical Freeze

Mario Kart 8

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

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Best Handheld Game:

Shovel Knight

Freedom Wars

Super Mario Bros. for 3DS

Bravely Default

This concludes our full list of nominees for this year. Be sure to come back here on Wednesday, December 17th to check out all our winning picks. Did any of the games we have listed above make your lists? Please feel free to let us know in the comments section below.

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