Consumer Reports has unveiled a list of what it considers the five most violent video games of 2014 on its official site. These games are considered the “most grievous offenders” and, while enjoyable for adults, should be kept far away from children.
Though officially released last year, “Grand Theft Auto V” came in at number one with the infamous ‘torture scene’ mission being highlighted. In second was “Watch Dogs”, mostly due to the ‘privacy invasions’ elements. Also making the list were “The Evil Within” for a grizzly decapitation scene, “Assassin’s Creed: Unity” for general violent content, and “Sunset Overdrive” for its blood and profanity.
The site has also announced its five top games for kids for the year: “Skylanders: Trap Team,” “Disney Infinity 2.0,” “Pokemon Alpha Sapphire, Pokemon Omega Ruby,” “Super Smash Bros.” and “Little Big Planet 3”.
In other news, Activision has announced it has the top two selling console retail releases of the year to date overall as of the end of November. “Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare” comes in at #1 and “Destiny” at #2. They’ve also scored the top kids video game franchise of the year with “Skylanders”.
Finally today, whilst there is a ton of well-edited movie montages this time of year, there’s not many of a similar ilk for games. Now comes one from Malcolm Klock that looks at the year in video gaming with clips from over 70 titles in just under two minutes. Short, sharp, often eye opening and very slickly cut together, it’s an excellent piece and is up at Youtube: 2014 in Gaming: The Year in Under 2 Minutes.