READERS’ VOTE: 2014 Game of the Year – Prelims

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The oprainfall Awards - Readers' Game of the Year 2014

Ladies, gentlemen and other, welcome to the Preliminary Vote for the 2014 Readers’ Game of the Year. The 166 games that are listed below were voted on by you, the readers of oprainfall, during the course of the year through the Game of the Month polls. So, for those of you that took part in the Game of the Month polls, we thank you for helping us out.

And if you didn’t take part in it and don’t see that one game you would’ve voted for… we thank you for showing up here, anyways.

A few hours ago, we had completed polling for Game of the Month – December 2014, as well as polls for March and April (because we didn’t really have this idea until late May, and wasn’t fully realized until October). We will be revealing the results from that soon in a different article.

But today is about Game of the Year. Today through January 22nd, we will be holding a preliminary vote that will determine the Top 10 games for this past year. After that, we will hold a final vote that will determine which is your Game of the Year.

For this round of voting, you may select as many as 10 games. No games will be added or subtracted so, unlike Game of the Month — which can sometimes miss a game or two upon opening the poll — feel free to vote as soon as possible.

You have two weeks to determine your Top 10 Games of 2014. Happy voting!

READERS' VOTE: Game of the Year 2014 - Prelims

  • Chronicles of a Dark Lord - Episode 2 War of the Abyss (26%, 46 Votes)
  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (25%, 45 Votes)
  • Bayonetta 2 (20%, 36 Votes)
  • Bravely Default (20%, 36 Votes)
  • Slinki (19%, 33 Votes)
  • Hyrule Warriors (15%, 26 Votes)
  • Mario Kart 8 (14%, 25 Votes)
  • Shovel Knight (13%, 24 Votes)
  • Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth (10%, 18 Votes)
  • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (10%, 18 Votes)
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition (9%, 16 Votes)
  • Tales of Xillia 2 (9%, 16 Votes)
  • Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire (8%, 15 Votes)
  • Tales of Symphonia Chronicles (8%, 14 Votes)
  • Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX (7%, 13 Votes)
  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (7%, 12 Votes)
  • Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (7%, 12 Votes)
  • Child of Light (6%, 11 Votes)
  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (6%, 11 Votes)
  • Fantasy Life (6%, 11 Votes)
  • Tales of Hearts R (6%, 11 Votes)
  • Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc (6%, 10 Votes)
  • Dark Souls II (6%, 10 Votes)
  • Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (5%, 9 Votes)
  • Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd (5%, 9 Votes)
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy (5%, 9 Votes)
  • Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus (5%, 9 Votes)
  • Ar nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star (4%, 8 Votes)
  • Kirby: Triple Deluxe (4%, 8 Votes)
  • Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call (4%, 8 Votes)
  • Transistor (4%, 8 Votes)
  • AKIBA'S TRIP: Undead & Undressed (4%, 7 Votes)
  • Alphadia Genesis (4%, 7 Votes)
  • Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky (4%, 7 Votes)
  • Atelier Rorona Plus: The Alchemist of Arland (4%, 7 Votes)
  • Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair (4%, 7 Votes)
  • Divinity: Original Sin (4%, 7 Votes)
  • Drakengard 3 (4%, 7 Votes)
  • Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- (4%, 7 Votes)
  • Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1 (4%, 7 Votes)
  • Shantae and the Pirate's Curse (4%, 7 Votes)
  • South Park: The Stick of Truth (4%, 7 Votes)
  • Tomodachi Life (4%, 7 Votes)
  • Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars (3%, 6 Votes)
  • Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy (3%, 6 Votes)
  • Demon Gaze (3%, 5 Votes)
  • Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (3%, 5 Votes)
  • Pier Solar and the Great Architects (3%, 5 Votes)
  • The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (2%, 4 Votes)
  • BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma (2%, 4 Votes)
  • Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited (2%, 4 Votes)
  • Fairy Fencer F (2%, 4 Votes)
  • Freedom Planet (2%, 4 Votes)
  • Hyperdimension Neptunia: Producing Perfection (2%, 4 Votes)
  • inFamous: Second Son (2%, 4 Votes)
  • Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (2%, 4 Votes)
  • Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (2%, 4 Votes)
  • Azure Striker Gunvolt (2%, 3 Votes)
  • The Banner Saga (2%, 3 Votes)
  • Destiny (2%, 3 Votes)
  • The Evil Within (2%, 3 Votes)
  • Far Cry 4 (2%, 3 Votes)
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (2%, 3 Votes)
  • Senran Kagura: Bon Appetit (2%, 3 Votes)
  • Steins;Gate (2%, 3 Votes)
  • Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the Overlord (2%, 3 Votes)
  • Valiant Hearts: The Great War (2%, 3 Votes)
  • The Walking Dead: Season Two (2%, 3 Votes)
  • The Wolf Among Us (2%, 3 Votes)
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order (2%, 3 Votes)
  • Alien: Isolation (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Boot Hill Heroes (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Class of Heroes 2G (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Five Nights at Freddy's (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Freedom Wars (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Grinsia (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Half Minute Hero: The Second Coming (1%, 2 Votes)
  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle (1%, 2 Votes)
  • The Last of Us Mastered (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Monster Monpiece (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee - New 'n' Tasty (1%, 2 Votes)
  • One Piece: Unlimited World Red (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Pushmo World (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Shadowgate (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Skullgirls: Encore (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Wasteland 2 (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Yoshi's New Island (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Yumi's Odd Odyssey (1%, 2 Votes)
  • A Bird Story (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Among the Sleep (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Arcana Heart 3: LOVEMAX!!!!! (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Astebreed (1%, 1 Votes)
  • BlazBlue: Clonephantasma (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Costume Quest 2 (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Fantasy Hero: Unsigned Legacy (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Five Nights at Freddy's 2 (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Hatoful Boyfriend (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Legend of Grimrock II (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Mario Golf: World Tour (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Mighty Gunvolt (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm (1%, 1 Votes)
  • NEKOPARA Vol. 1 (1%, 1 Votes)
  • NES Remix 2 (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Sakura Spirit (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Samurai Warriors 4 (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director's Cut (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark Ultimate Edition (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Tales of Illyria (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Terrance the Flying Eyeball (1%, 1 Votes)
  • TRI: Of Friendship and Madness (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Watch_Dogs (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Xblaze Code Embryo (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Xeodrifter (1%, 1 Votes)
  • 1001 Spikes (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Adventure Manager (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Always Sometimes Monsters (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Beekyr: Eco shoot em up (0%, 0 Votes)
  • D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Deception IV: Blood Ties (0%, 0 Votes)
  • THE "DENPA" MEN 3: The Rise of Digitoll (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Rebirth (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Earth Defense Force 2025 (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Elite: Dangerous (0%, 0 Votes)
  • The Expendabros - Broforce: The Expendables Missions (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Fairune (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Fantasy Grounds (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Fistful of Frags (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Goat Simulator (0%, 0 Votes)
  • The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Killer Is Dead - Nightmare Edition (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Labyrinthine Dreams (0%, 0 Votes)
  • The Legend of Korra: A New Era Begins (0%, 0 Votes)
  • LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (0%, 0 Votes)
  • LEGO The Hobbit (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Life of Pixel (0%, 0 Votes)
  • LittleBigPlanet 3 (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Mind Zero (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Mugen Souls Z (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Murdered: Soul Suspect (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Natural Doctrine (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Nidhogg (0%, 0 Votes)
  • PICROSS e4 (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Pokemon Battle Trozei (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Ragnarok Odyssey ACE (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Rise of Nations: Extended Edition (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Saints Row 4: Game of the Century Edition (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Saturday Morning RPG (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Sir, You Are Being Hunted (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Soul Sacrifice Delta (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Sproggiwood (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Sunset Overdrive (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Super Hexagon (0%, 0 Votes)
  • The Talos Principle (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Ultra Street Fighter IV (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Weapon Shop de Omasse (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Zombie Panic in Wonderland DX (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 178

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Jeff has been a supporter of the website and campaign since the beginning. Joining in for E3 2012, he worked his way up the ranks quickly, making it to the Editing Manager post at the beginning of 2013. Jeff has a wide variety of tastes when it comes to gaming and pretty much likes anything that is quirky, although his favorite genres are Action, Platforming, and RPG. Outside of gaming, Jeff is a musician, being trained as a trombonist for Jazz and Classical music, and holds a degree in Sound Recording.




  • Lord Ackercocke

    Good to see Hyrule Warriors putting up a fight.

  • LadySephira

    The top 10 right now are full of my favorites like Shovel Knight, Chronicles of a Dark Lord, Bravely Default, and Bayonetta 2. Really wish Square-Enix would put Bravely Default on Steam, that’d be awesome.

  • John Sierra

    So why does the reddit link go to a scat porn subreddit?