This year didn’t really see groundbreaking multiplayer games, but there were some that really kept you playing. A great multiplayer game is usually addictive, has a deep gameplay system, and just keeps you coming back months or even years after the game has been released.
Why Battlefield 4 and not Call of Duty? Honestly, Call of Duty Ghosts wasn’t all that great and was the same tired multiplayer suite. Battlefield 4 raised the bar with excellent graphics accompanied with an already amazing multiplayer system. No shooter this year has quite topped BF4.
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist
Splinter Cell: Blacklist‘s two multiplayer modes are both creative and exciting. Spies v.s. Mercs is an unusual yet fun blend of first person shooting and stealth-based third person shooting. As a spy, you feel helpless the moment anyone starts shooting you and as a mercenary every single step you take is a gamble on your life. Both are surprisingly fun and tense to play as. My favorite mode however is the co-op campaign, where my friend and I spent numerous hours progressing through it locally. There’s something so satisfying about pulling off a stealth-kill with a friend.