GameSided Game of the Year 2014 | Honorable Mentions

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T-13 – The Walking Dead Season 2 / Five Nights at Freddy’s / Pokemon ORAS (14 points)

In order to optimize a clear cut Top 10 Game of the Year 2014 list, our honorable mentions side took the jumbled mess in three games tying for 13th. No matter, as each entry in this list is kinda the same if you take some large leaps in logic. The first two are horror games, while Pokemon ORAS can be quite horrifying if you manage to drop the opportunity to capture a shiny Pokemon!

In his review of Five Nights at Freddy’s, Mytheos wrote: “‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’ is still a good game, and for $5, more than worth the price of admission, but it could have been a great one and its refusal to be so is disappointing. The game takes a brilliantly creative premise and a stellar atmosphere of impending doom and undersells its execution with a derivative backstory, gameplay that requires by turns both too much and too little adaptability on the part of the player, and just general indecisiveness about the type of nightmarish experience it wants the player to have. It’s a marriage of A+ style with C- substance, and while that’s a combination that horror games can survive, it’s not one that they should aspire to.”