Best FPS games of 2014


2014 was one of the best years for FPS games by all accounts. What were some of those games? If you missed out on playing some good FPS games last year, here is what you need to play.

Introduction


There are many FPSs out in the market right now. Some are legendary like Team Fortress 2 while other annual games are doing pretty good too in terms of sales. The gaming market used to be stuffed with RPG games not too long ago. Don't forget that RPG games dominated the early 90s era and early 2000s as well. With the 3D gaming taking over, though, FPS games started coming in the market more often than RPGs and, you could say, hacked the market. As a result, there are many FPS games in the market right now that it's almost frustrating for a player to be able to pick up a good game. Everyone is making a Free to Play games these days to get a chunk of some of the free to play gaming market which is also dominated by FPS games. It's pretty tough to pick up a good game these days. Being an FPS fan myself, I have played almost every FPS game that released back in 2014. Here are some of my top picks.

Titanfall



Titanfall is one of those multiplayer titles everyone was expecting to be good, and they delivered on that for sure. Remedy Studios, which comprises of people who also worked on may COD games before, was behind this game. How could things have gone wrong? In the end, they released a pretty polished multiplayer title that became a benchmark for other mech shooters to come. If you are looking for a good mech shooter to play, this one should be your best bet. While it's not a free to play game like other mech games, it's certainly worth every penny. You should definitely spend some time on it.

Destiny



Everyone had high expectations from this game when Bungie Games announced that they are going to be working with the publisher Activision to make a multiplayer RPG named Destiny, with expansions that will keep this game interesting for next 10 years to come. We could already see that they are doing something special with this game. We knew that this is not going to be just another multiplayer title. Why would a studio be so ambitious with its goal? Well. That's because they have faith that this game will do pretty good in terms of sales. And it did. Destiny sold millions of copies on consoles alone and they are yet to release this game on PC. Can you imagine the buzz this kind of game is going to make in the PC market when it finally be released on PC? It's going to be huge. I can bet that this game will sell another good couple of millions on PC. While they haven't said anything specific about the PC release yet, it's pretty clear that they have been working on a PC port for quite some time now. So this game is coming to PC sooner rather than later. Get it on PC as it's going to be available soon enough on our favorite platform.

Far Cry 4



As an Indian, I was quite excited to see Far Cry 4 taking place in the Himalayas. It was pretty cool to see a game using Indian setting for the first time. So excited, I picked it up on day 1 despite knowing that most of the Ubisoft's game turns out to be mediocre. Thankfully, though, it turned out to be an aesthetic experience in the wild. It exceeded my expectations in some places. I wasn't expecting so much content being stuffed into a single game, but somehow, they managed it. Kudos to them.

Talking about the world, it's pretty huge, so huge that you will need helicopters to travel from one place to another. Some places are so remote that you can't use a road vehicle to get there. It's more than likely that helicopters aren't going to get you there as well. In those scenarios, you can always use a bambocopter, a lighter version of the helicopter to help you travel to remote areas. But then there are some areas located so high from the sea level that you can only get there by foot. These areas are really dangerous with bandits wandering around. There is so much to see and do, it can be dizzying sometimes.

Its huge world will always distract you from doing main quests, so it might take hours before you finish even 10% of the content. Far Cry 4, by all accounts, was one of the best games of 2014. Get it for cheap on Steam Summer Sales, if you still haven't. You won't regret it.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare



I have heard a lot of people saying that Call of Duty is a bad game, and I agree with them to some extent. The animalization of this franchise has done no good to this game. It used to be regarded as some of the best FPS games of all time, but now it has been reduced to a cash cow. They release a COD game every year, promising groundbreaking game mechanics, which almost never are present in the game. It's always disappointing.

Surprisingly, this was not the case with Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. It was a surprisingly good game with a rich world to explore and an addicting multiplayer for those who wanted to play with friends and family. This game came with new modes and ways to play that once again revived the whole formula of playing FPS games. While it might not be as revolutionary as Call of Duty was back in 2007, it's still pretty damn good and feels pretty refreshing. So if you are avoiding this game because of COD fatigue, shake it off and get this game. It's totally worth your time.


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