The Hollywood Metal Top 5 Games Of 2014

Shovel Knight

It’s that time of year again. The rain gets colder, rum goes on sale in my local supermarket, and it suddenly becomes acceptable to be drunk in the middle of the day. The most magical time of the year (after Halloween, obviously). So before I set off to spend time with my family and celebrate the solstice by eating one of every animal, I thought I’d give you the gift of joy. My joy. Here’s the 5 games I enjoyed most this year.

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SHOVEL KNIGHT

Shovel Knight

You can’t go ten minutes these days without somebody, somewhere announcing some new retro 8-bit experience. Often it’s just an exercise in nostalgia, blinding you with associations as shallow as art-style and music and making off with your money before you can realize that, honestly, there’s nothing inherently magical about games from the 1980’s. Fortunately, shovel knight dares to dig a little deeper.

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