2014 was a year. There were video games. Here are my favorites.

Threes

Perfect. Addictive. Timeless.

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Hearthstone

It's hard to imagine that a tiny free-to-play digital card game could be so accessible, addictive, and thoroughly satisfying to play. Nice work, Blizzard.

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Destiny

Simultaneously the best and worst game of the year. The game that I complain most about, yet also the game I'll keep playing the most through 2015. I'm playing it right now.

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Danganronpa

Amazing story. Evil stuffed bear. What more could you ask for?

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Dragon Age Inquisition

Kirk already wrote like 17,000 words about this game, so go read that.

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Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy

Layton's best adventure... and, sadly, his last. I could keep playing these games every year until the end of time.

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South Park: The Stick of Truth

Would've been nice if there were fewer moments ripped directly from the show—and I could've done without the glitches—but this game is just straight-up candy for fans of South Park and RPGs. I am both.

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Persona Q

Resource management games are great. Persona is great. This game is great. Punishing, but great.

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Shovel Knight

The game Capcom would make if they actually knew what they were doing.

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Bravely Default

Even a terrible ending sequence can't ruin 20 hours of amazing old-school JRPG action.

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