Welcome to the official 2014 Game of the Year ceremony of GND-Tech! 2014 was a refreshingly great year for gaming, definitely the best since 2010
. There were a number of absolutely amazing games released this year, including what might be the greatest game ever made
The gaming industry seriously lacks good, critical reviewers with good judgement. Most other media outlets will give out awards to games based purely on popularity, but GND-Tech is one of the only exceptions. This industry is backwards with many of the highest rated games being inferior, and often terrible games designed for people with no intellect and no attention span. But here at GND-Tech, we recognize and value effort, good ideas, thought-provoking and challenging games. We scold rehashed, generic, low quality games which dominate the industry. Only the very best games are winners here. See our article here
to see how critical and true we are. Compare that to the reasoning that most sites gave for awarding Alien: Isolation
game of the year: they talked almost exclusively about how it's actually an authentic alien game and how it was made by RTS developers, and called it game of the year based on those two things. How on earth this decides what is game of the year is beyond us, but you won't see such nonsense here.
Scroll on to the next page to see the awards and the winners!
Mod of the Year - Overhaul
Before getting into the actual games, we'd like to start off this ceremony with our Mod of the Year choice. For this award, we're looking specifically at normal, but large scale mods designed to drastically improve a game. FakeFactory Cinematic Mod
wins this award, as we celebrate the final release of a mod that we've all loved for years. It is an overhaul mod for Half Life 2