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Votes Open: PlayStation.Blog Game of the Year Awards 2014

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Here we go again! It’s my honor and privilege to open reader voting for the PlayStation.Blog Game of the Year Awards 2014, an annual chance for PlayStation fans to name the best of the best. We’ve even added two fancy new categories this year: Studio of the Year and Best PlayStation Plus Game. Ooh-la-la!

To vote, just click on your pick from our nominee lists below. If your game’s not listed, write in your pick by clicking the appropriate selection on each poll. The polls will close at 11:59 Pacific Time on December 31st, 2014. We’ll tabulate the results — including write-ins — and reveal the final list of winners alongside our Editors’ Choice awards in early January. Deal? On with the voting!

PlayStation.Blog: Game of the Year 2014

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Best New PS4 Game

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What was 2014’s best new PS4 title, disc or digital? Vote from the list below or write in your pick if it’s not listed here. Note: Remasters or re-releases of older titles from earlier PlayStation platforms are not eligible. We had to draw a line somewhere!

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Best New PS3 Game

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What was 2014’s best new PS3 title, disc or digital? Vote from the list below or write in your pick if it’s not listed here. Note: Remasters or re-releases of older titles from earlier PlayStation platforms are not eligible.

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Best New PS Vita Game

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What was 2014’s best new PS Vita title, retail or digital? Vote from the list below or write in your pick if it’s not listed here. Note: Remasters or re-releases of older titles from earlier PlayStation platforms are not eligible.

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Best Digital Release

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What was 2014’s best PlayStation Store debut? Vote from the list below (we went XL given the huge digital lineup) or write in your pick if it’s not listed here. Note: To qualify, title must have launched first on PlayStation Store.

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Studio of the Year

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What was 2014’s most extraordinary achievement by a creative team? Vote from the list below or write in your pick if it’s not listed here. Note: Any developer qualifies for nomination provided that they launched the title in question in 2014.

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Best PS Plus Title of 2014 (US)

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This one’s just for fun. Which was your favorite title offered free via PlayStation Plus membership in 2014? Look back on our 2014 PS Plus lineup here.

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Most Anticipated 2015

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What’s your most anticipated new title for 2015 for any PlayStation platform? Vote from the list below or write in your pick if it’s not listed here. Note: Only titles that have a publicly stated 2015 release timeframe are eligible. No speculative write-ins, please!

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Viewtiful_Gene said:

December 18th, 6:04 am

The best games of the year are Earth Defense Force 2025 and Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed. No contest. Those ARE games, hilarious, entertaining, ridiculous and PURE FUN.

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    Sid Shuman said:

    December 18th, 11:09 pm

    Good picks

KILLSON13 said:

December 18th, 6:05 am

YES!!! I love these GoTY polls!

l3uddha_0ne said:

December 18th, 6:08 am

annnnnnnd done. Nice to see Indies getting some love on the lists.

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    Sid Shuman said:

    December 18th, 6:53 am

    Gotta love ’em!

TimeSkipLuffy said:

December 18th, 6:11 am

End of the year flash sale please :D

Dingaling1 said:

December 18th, 6:11 am

south park was the best adaption of a series to game so far .it’d be great if they created a futurama in the same sort of style. when is dead island 2 out ?

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    Sid Shuman said:

    December 18th, 6:54 am

    South Park got my vote on PS3 :)

kush_and_modelos said:

December 18th, 6:12 am

Hope you guys played Dust: An Elysian Tale when it was on plus. Loved that game a lot.

Locar20 said:

December 18th, 6:12 am

Shadow of mordor :) and Child of Light.

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    Sid Shuman said:

    December 18th, 6:54 am

    Excellent choices!

GoateeSox said:

December 18th, 6:13 am

I wish Spelunky was listed for PS4. It ended up being my write-in game of 2014.

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    Sid Shuman said:

    December 18th, 6:56 am

    Yeah….we ended up disqualifying re-releases that launched in a prior year on a PlayStation platform. Otherwise it’d be The Last of Us, GTAV, Minecraft, etc all winning for the second year in a row.

Sarumonin said:

December 18th, 6:14 am

Voted and voted. <3

DonBoaPeru said:

December 18th, 6:14 am

Este año se fue altoq …. pero me diverti como siempre con mi querida PS3.

BURYMEso_i_see said:

December 18th, 6:16 am

GoTY for me was South Park. I think people forgot about how good it was because it came out early in the year, but it was easily my favorite.

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    Sid Shuman said:

    December 18th, 6:56 am

    I completely agree. This one got my vote! Brilliant.

VeritableHero said:

December 18th, 6:20 am

This did a good job of reminding me how amazing the first half of the year was for Playstation Plus. There were so many great AAA titles like Tomb Raider, Bioshock Infinite, Metro Last Light, Batman Arkham City, Crysis 3. Then we reached the latter part of the year and things took a turn…

Still, there were a lot of good games over the past year. It’s hard to believe that all of these were in 2014.

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    Sid Shuman said:

    December 18th, 6:57 am

    It was also a different era for PS3…

Sub-Zero said:

December 18th, 6:21 am

Transistor was godlike. Hope they made enough $ for more in the series or something similar in the future.

SuperKhalid911 said:

December 18th, 6:28 am

We want Shenmue 3 and Shenmue HD!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tiago_Play3 said:

December 18th, 6:33 am

Most Anticipated 2015… absolutely is Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

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    Sid Shuman said:

    December 18th, 6:57 am

    Kablammo!

Skoric54 said:

December 18th, 6:35 am

Хорошо, что GTA 5 в опрос не добавили

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    Sid Shuman said:

    December 18th, 6:57 am

    Welcome! Feel free to vote Rockstar Studio of the Year

XpAcErX said:

December 18th, 6:36 am

Strange ho Minecraft didn’t even make it into any list. I voted for it on other.

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    Sid Shuman said:

    December 18th, 6:58 am

    Had to draw a line on re-releases, sadly.

Jasdoit23 said:

December 18th, 6:37 am

Shout out to all the indie pears I mean games*!!

ossiecastro5 said:

December 18th, 6:40 am

This is exciting. A lot of great games have been released this year. Let us hope that 2015 will bring the same.

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    Sid Shuman said:

    December 18th, 6:58 am

    Judging by the list…yes!

Jasdoit23 said:

December 18th, 6:42 am

Also tom clancy’s rs seige really should be in the most anticipated list but glad they put the devision there

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    Sid Shuman said:

    December 18th, 6:59 am

    I’m looking forward to it too. WRITE IN YOUR VOTE

BajanShinobi said:

December 18th, 6:42 am

Placed my votes. Question what kind of polls are these, where do you get them from. Looking to put together a poll on my site.

canedaddy said:

December 18th, 6:42 am

I didn’t think No Man’s Sky would have any competition for Most Anticipated 2015, but wow, next year is looking great.

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    Sid Shuman said:

    December 18th, 6:59 am

    Yeah, not too bad!

NeWin_san said:

December 18th, 6:43 am

no Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN in any list !? that’s a shame ! it’s clearly the best game of 2014 and nearly the best game of the all Playstation 4 library !

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    Sid Shuman said:

    December 18th, 7:00 am

    Write in your vote!

raidoku117 said:

December 18th, 6:44 am

Goty bayonetta 2

bldudas said:

December 18th, 6:45 am

I can’t believe I had to write in Japanese games except for Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc. :(

Can’t wait for Persona 5! >.<

colef10 said:

December 18th, 6:48 am

My votes consisted of Velocity 2x, Naughty Dog, and inFAMOUS. Also, why wasn’t Velocity 2x in the best digital release section?

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    Sid Shuman said:

    December 18th, 7:01 am

    Write it in! :)

aragost said:

December 18th, 6:49 am

Alien Isolation PS4 for me. I really loved that game. Lots of great games this year, can’t wait for next year’s lineup!

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    Sid Shuman said:

    December 18th, 7:01 am

    Me too :-)

AbdulRauf-99 said:

December 18th, 6:49 am

I want Crash Bandicoot for PS4 in 2015!!

ravens52hof said:

December 18th, 6:57 am

“Note: To qualify, title must have launched first on PlayStation Store.”

If so, then why is Fez listed as a nominee? It launched first on a certain other console in 2012. Also, Rogue Legacy was released for PC in 2013, but is console exclusive to Playstation platforms. Maybe you accidentally put Fez on the Best Digital Release list instead of the Best PS Plus Title list.

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    Sid Shuman said:

    December 18th, 7:02 am

    As long as it didn’t release earlier on an existing PlayStation platform (such as a PS4 remaster of a PS3 game) we allowed it.

SeanStrange said:

December 18th, 6:58 am

PS4: Infamous Second Son
PS3: Dark Souls II
Vita: Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
Digital: Transistor
Studio of the Year: Ubisoft Montreal
Most Anticipated: Persona 5

Biggest surprise this year was how good Transistor was. I never thought I’d love a game so much. Also, Most Anticipated has to go to Persona 5. Loved the third game on the PS2, so I’m really excited to see more of the fifth entry next year.

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    Sid Shuman said:

    December 18th, 7:03 am

    Good picks!

Remmy8199 said:

December 18th, 6:59 am

My votes,

PS4: Alien Isolation ( I had some really good times with this one. Pretty much grew up with the original movies.)

PS3: South Park Stick of Truth (Turn-based RPG + South Park = Major win in my book.)

Vita: Final Fantasy X/X-2 (I know it’s a port, but it still counts.)

Best Digital Release: Child of Light (Highly underrated game. Don’t let the fact it’s from Ubisoft scare you.)

Best Studio: Creative Assembly (They did an amazing job with Alien Isolation. I had serious nostalgia goggles playing that.)

Best PS+ Title: Velocity 2X (You guys really need a “buy permanently” option for Plus users. I’d pay money for this in a heartbeat.)

Most Anticipated 2015: Arkham Knight (This was my main reason for buying a PS4.)

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    Sid Shuman said:

    December 18th, 7:03 am

    Great votes! Mine were surprisingly similar…

lilcutegamer said:

December 18th, 7:01 am

Best new PS4 game is Assassin’s Creed Unity! No doubt here! Those who don’t agree probably have never played it or have never seen a trailer!!!

Tinke90 said:

December 18th, 7:01 am

dying light and the division is 2015 best games on ps4

DJRWarEagle90 said:

December 18th, 7:06 am

GotY Easily for me was Dark Souls II. I don’t think I hit 600+ hours so quickly ever in video game. As for most anticipated definitely goes to Phantom Pain with Metal Gear being my favorite franchise.

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    Sid Shuman said:

    December 18th, 7:33 am

    That was such a good game. I gave it to South Park though – so brilliant.

SureBigBuster said:

December 18th, 7:08 am

I REALLY like these polls!

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    Sid Shuman said:

    December 18th, 7:34 am

    I’m glad! Justin did all the hard work ^_^

GigaLucs said:

December 18th, 7:08 am

Best 2014 Vita game is Soul Sacrifice Delta, everything is so much better than the original SS, the story is more epic =)

TomHoang said:

December 18th, 7:15 am

Voted for Velocity 2X on many of the choices. It’s a longshot, but the game deserves it! One of my hardest and proudest platinums.

Krillinfan said:

December 18th, 7:16 am

Had to get my vote in for Freedom Wars alone. That game is so underappreciated.

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    Sid Shuman said:

    December 18th, 11:09 pm

    It’s coming on strong

CaptReynolds said:

December 18th, 7:18 am

My best of the year was Beyond Two Souls… Not enough love spread around for a deserving title

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    Sid Shuman said:

    December 18th, 7:33 am

    That was 2013…

cronqvist said:

December 18th, 7:19 am

Freedom Wars for PS Vita GotY! For the greater good!

FortyPercent said:

December 18th, 7:19 am

Drakengard 3 was my PS3 Game of the Year… but I get why it isn’t there. It certainly had its flaws, and it’s niche, but oh well. Would have liked to vote for it. One of my favourite games in a while.

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    Sid Shuman said:

    December 18th, 7:33 am

    It’s ok, write it in! Our list is just a starting point.

CaptReynolds said:

December 18th, 7:21 am

And yes I know it was released in 2013… I liked it that much… 😉

YoruAzeniaSIC said:

December 18th, 7:22 am

This was a really really close one there were a lot of amazing titles on all these polls XD

XxSTORM_FRONTxX said:

December 18th, 7:30 am

No Diablo 3 in the list for PS4. Houston, we have a problem.

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    Sid Shuman said:

    December 18th, 7:32 am

    Remasters or re-releases that launched in a previous year on a PS platform are not eligible. We had to draw a line somewhere

madmanwithabox12 said:

December 18th, 7:31 am

PS3: Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
Vita: Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
Digital: Velocity 2X
Studio: FuturLab (Velocity 2X)
PS+: Arkham City
2015: Arkham Knight

That said, there were some great games this year. Not as good as last year at all, but there were some gems if you knew where to look. Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair and Child of Light were also highlights for me this year. :o
On the other end of the spectrum, I was less impressed with Freedom Wars and LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham than I wanted to be. =/

For 2015, the big one for me is Arkham Knight. Otherwise known as the reason to buy a PS4. ;)
Also looking forward to Persona 5, Persona 4: Dancing All Night (which I really hope we get), Hell Divers, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number, Shovel Knight, Severed. Hopefully Danganronpa: Another Episode gets localised too. =D

Vipes_3 said:

December 18th, 7:36 am

This was fun! I love giving friendly input for stuff like this. I’m probably the only one, but did anyone write Disgaea 5 for their most anticipated game for 2015? I can’t wait! So lucky to have a PS4.

ferrers405 said:

December 18th, 7:38 am

PS4: Infamous Second Son
PS3: South Park
Vita: Velocity 2X
Digital: Child of Light
Studio of the Year: Telltale
Most Anticipated: Persona 5

RyoonZism said:

December 18th, 7:39 am

Binding of Isaac is the worst game I played this year.

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    Sid Shuman said:

    December 18th, 11:10 pm

    Aw! I loved it so, so much. Probably my PS Vita GOTY

magicfan345 said:

December 18th, 7:39 am

Most Anticipated Game for 2015 is Rainbow Skies. I know its not on the list, but I really enjoyed Rainbow Moon, can’t wait to play Rainbow Skies!!

magicfan345 said:

December 18th, 7:48 am

Believe it or not, I’ve not played any of the games on any of these lists. That includes the Plus list, and I’ve been a Plus member all year. Let’s just say I have more than a few games in my backlog.

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    Sid Shuman said:

    December 18th, 11:10 pm

    You’d best get to it!

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