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

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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

    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.

  • YES!!! I love these GoTY polls!

  • l3uddha_0ne

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

  • TimeSkipLuffy

    End of the year flash sale please :D

  • 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 ?

  • kush_and_modelos

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

  • Shadow of mordor :) and Child of Light.

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

    • Sid Shuman

      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.

  • Voted and voted. <3

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

  • BURYMEso_i_see

    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.

  • VeritableHero

    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.

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

  • SuperKhalid911

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

  • Tiago_Play3

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

  • Хорошо, что GTA 5 в опрос не добавили

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

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

  • ossiecastro5

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

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

  • BajanShinobi

    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.

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

  • 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 !

  • Goty bayonetta 2

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

    Can’t wait for Persona 5! >.<

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

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

  • AbdulRauf-99

    I want Crash Bandicoot for PS4 in 2015!!

  • ravens52hof

    “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.

    • Sid Shuman

      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

    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.

  • 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.)

  • lilcutegamer

    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!!!

  • dying light and the division is 2015 best games on ps4

  • DJRWarEagle90

    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.

    • Sid Shuman

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

  • SureBigBuster

    I REALLY like these polls!

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

  • 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.

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

  • CaptReynolds

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

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

  • FortyPercent

    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.

  • CaptReynolds

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

  • YoruAzeniaSIC

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

  • XxSTORM_FRONTxX

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

    • Sid Shuman

      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

    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

  • 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.

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

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

  • magicfan345

    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

    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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