Fascinating Gaming Statistics of 2014:
- On Xbox LIVE I unlocked 494 Achievements for a total of 11,264 gamerscore.
- For Xbox 360 and Xbox One, I won achievements in 46 of the games I played.
- The top Xbox game that gave me the most achievements and gamerscore this year was Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare. I earned 1200 gamerscore out of 54 achievements in that game!
- I earned over 1000 gamerscore in three games this year. They were Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare, Nutjitsu, and Monopoly Plus.
- My most popular genre this year was shooters. Action, card & board, and party games all were close to being the top genre though.
- The Xbox game that gave me the most gamerscore in a single achievement was Nutjitsu. This tied with Monopoly Plus and Fibbage, with Threes! missing the tie with an achievement for 199 gamerscore.
- On May 18th, I got the most gamerscore I have ever gotten in a day since March 28th. This was a total of 1032 gamerscore from 18 achievements.
- This year on Steam, I had 107 games I did not touch in my library. This is about 43% of my entire collection on Steam.
Top 5 Games of 2014:Sidenote: I played a lot on my Xbox One this year. Not much on PC, and I do not have a PS4 or WiiU. While I’ve played games on those platforms, I don’t feel comfortable saying they were my one of my favorite games of the year unless I own it. My ‘top games’ list is limited to just the Xbox and PC platforms. Sorry! While I find it very fun, it lacks when it comes to content. The game feels very stale, having you repeat the same exact missions over and over again. I dislike having to play single day, grind out missions I played a few days before, just to stay on par with friends when we want to group up and do a raid or strike. I have high hopes for the future of Destiny both as a game and a franchise. I expect Bungie to address the concerns of not only myself but their fans over the coming years as they iterate more and more on the game. This game surprised me. I was not expecting a really fun third person shooter to be set in the Plants vs Zombies universe. The game features everything from a very fun co-op horde mode to an intense mutliplayer mode. Best of all, this game has been constantly receiving new content and updates since the game was released. I recently dropped off of playing it, but it was one of the more enjoyable gaming experiences I have had this year. Earlier this year, I purchased Fibbage on Xbox One. I saw it released for only $6, and figured I couldn’t lose much if I purchased it. After those months passed, I ended up finally getting a group of friends together and we played Fibbage. It was one long day of laughs and a fun time. Shortly after we played, Jackbox, the developers of Fibbage released a collection of fun games very similar to Fibbage and I instantly purchased it on Steam. The Jackbox Party Pack is a collection of really fun party games where you play only using a web browser. Any device that can connect to the webpage for the game, such as a phone, tablet, or computer, can play these games. Best of all, some of these games can support many players, one of which supporting up to 100. Overall, the Jackbox Party Pack is one of my favorite games I have played. It’s brought many great party game sessions and many laughs between my friends and I. Like I said, Halo: MCC launched with a lot of issues, and some are still there. Luckily, 343, the developers, are actively working on fixing these issues and it continues to improve. They’re even throwing in a brand new campaign, Halo 3: ODST, for free in the coming months. I have high hopes for this game, and have already logged 60+ hours of greatness in the collection, and it highly outweighs the flaws this game originally had. Fantasia is my favorite game of 2014 by far. I had no idea I’d get so hooked on the game, but once I downloaded the demo I barely made it through the first two songs before buying it! Harmonix’s latest game is a blend between both Rock Band and Dance Central, at least in my eyes. It’s a rhythm game that doesn’t force you to fully dance, but can still get your groove on. If there was ever a reason to own an Xbox One and a Kinect, Fantasia is the reason to do so. There isn’t a time where I don’t get excited when talking about this game. In fact, once I’m done writing this post, I’ll be on Fantasia having a ton of fun.
Honorable Mentions of 2014:There are plenty of other games I played this year that didn’t quite make the top games list. These games are simply listed below in no particular order. Enjoy!
- Threes! on iOS and Xbox One
- A City Sleeps on PC
- Worms Battlegrounds on Xbox One
- Dungeon Defenders 2 on PC (Early Access)
- Titanfall on Xbox One
- Peggle Blast on iOS
- Oreo Twist Luck Dunk on iOS
- Monopoly Plus on Xbox One