Top Xbox 360 Games of 2014
In the first full year during which the Xbox 360 had to play second fiddle to a new generation of home consoles there was always going to be a drop in enthusiasm around the platform. However, that doesn't mean 360 gamers had nothing to play.
In fact the Xbox 360 actually boasts a host of titles which didn't make it to the next generation systems, including some of the year's best games. We're talking about Bandai Namco's wonderful Dark Souls 2 and Ubisoft's South Park: The Stick of Truth, both of which are only available on last gen hardware.
Other titles too made clinging onto the older console worthwhile. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 didn't repeat the success of the original, but did offer a next-gen like spectacle. Elsewhere Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, GRID Autosport, World of Tanks and Ultra Street Fighter IV couldn't be found on next-gen platforms.
Even in the busy holiday season you'll find a few old-gen exclusives, such as Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed: Rogue, Take-Two's Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and Codemasters' F1 2014.
Sadly for Xbox 360 owners, 2015 doesn't look likely to produce as many must-have titles, emphasising the need to make the jump to a new generation system.
After the impressive voice acting and general spectacle of the main adventure starts to fade, you’re left with an altogether dull world in which to roam.
A decent, but confused, shooter.
Same as the last one: an average, if somewhat enjoyable shooter.
F1 2014 contains the same fun and exciting racing as the rest of the series, but sadly also contains the same UI, cutscenes and animations, too, while lacking the Classic Content of 2013.
While Anniversary may feel like Lionhead is doing a sloppy job in 2014, that isn’t the case; it’s a testament to what an excellent job it did in 2008 with Fable 2.
Huffs and puffs, but doesn’t blow us away.
A complex and enjoyable JRPG, if not a brilliant one.
There's fun to be had here, but it feels like a nice change of pace rather than a long-term alternative.
The fundamentals are beginning to tire, but this is surprisingly decent DLC.
It can be frustrating, but Super Time Force is a brilliant concept, executed well.