1. Sniper Elite 3
Sniper Elite 3 is heavy on the blood-soaked gunplay, but it also keeps the silent but deadly stage setups that fans series enjoy. This sequel in the surprise hit series is another solid effort that features an addictive amount of sneaking and shooting. The added co-op and competitive multiplayer modes make this stealth game’s package one worth picking up.
2. One Piece Unlimited World Red
For fans of the anime, this may be one of the finest video game representations of the One Piece world. Luffy and his band of pirate brothers/sisters embark on a new journey that features original baddies to face. The village building mechanics keeps things from getting stale and the cel-shaded grandeur of it all is a sight to behold. Don’t sleep on this release. It’s one of the more decent action/adventure games based on a popular anime.
1. Madden NFL 15
EA’s 2014 installment of the Madden NFL series arrives with the usual bit of shine and splendor the games are known for. Madden NFL 15 comes with a new coat of crisp visuals, an improved dose of presentation, refined gameplay and a much-better player experience of the deep strategy side. Madden fans have received another fine entry in a steadily evolving sports series.
1. Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate
Koei Tecmo improved upon an already solid beat ’em up with this “Ultimate” edition of Warriors Orochi 3. A lot of substantial upgrades have been added to the fray – a bunch of new characters (from other Koei Tecmo games), new missions to wreak havoc on and a new modes to tackle. Mashing on the square button has never been more fun. Running into hundreds of soldiers on the battlefield with Sophitia from Soul Calibur or Ryu Hayabusa from Ninja Gaiden has been made a reality with this game.
Bungie’s 1st-person shooter MMO is a fun romp through space. Creating your own Guardian will then lead you into hours full of planetary exploration, alien encounters and plenty of loot collecting. While the overall plot is lacking, you’ll still have a ton of fun hooking up with your Fireteam and saving the human race. We’ve embarked upon an awesome journey with Destiny. We hope you have, too.
3. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution
CyberConnect2’s line of Ultimate Ninja fighting games for Naruto has now entered its “Revolution” phase. With this newest iteration comes a massive roster of over 100 characters, playable origin story missions with original anime cutscenes and a 4-player Ninja Tournament mode. Although this newest sequel doesn’t do enough to push the franchise further, it’s still a solid addition to any Naruto fans collection.
4. FIFA 15
FIFA has arrived with another soccer sim to rule them all! FIFA 15 refines the game’s long line of mechanics while adding on a much more impressive presentation. The new animations and better field play makes this season of FIFA another set of soccer worth playing.
5. Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
The Midnight Channel is back! And for us fighting game fanatics, that’s a good thing. This super upgraded sequel adds a variety of new characters from Persona 3 & 4, plus it adds a ton of new modes to get sucked into. The incredibly balanced roster, new Shadow-type fighters and extensive online customization turns this upgrade into one that’s hard to ignore.
6. Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0)
The 1st version of Disney Infinity let gamers live out their most creative stage and gameplay layouts with the most familiar Disney icons. In 2014, Marvel Comics’ most celebrated heroes (and beloved villains) have found their way into the Disney Infinity universe. It’s amazing to see and play with Iron Man, Iron Fist, Hulk and more as you run around huge cities and save the world, Marvel-style.