March 2014 was definitely a month of giants. Many mainstream and highly anticipated games were released and the result couldn’t be better. The gaming charts filled up with thousands of sales all over the world and the gaming media had plenty of quality content to review. But which games were the best? And which ones sold the most? Here’s a detailed list with accurate information from VGChartz, N4G, GameSpot and IGN.
1. Titanfall (PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
Titanfall has absolutely conquered the hearts of FPS players all over the world. With more than one million copies retailed in just one month, Titanfall was the true king of sells during March. And because quality has always been a priority for Respawn, Titanfall was one of the top ranked games of the month. At least, the huge hype wasn’t in vain and Titanfall is now a worthy opponent for popular FPS franchises like Battlefield and Call of Duty.
Released On: March 11th, 2014 Genre: FPS
Developer: Respawn Entertainment Publisher: Electronic Arts
Global Sales: 1,11M N4G Average Score: 8.4 GameSpot Score: 9 IGN Score: 8.9
2. Dark Souls II (PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)
The ambitious Dark Souls franchise came back with a second story in March and as expected, the quality and difficulty of the series has been maintained. Dark Souls II was the best ranked game of the month with impressive scores from countless gaming media. However and despite this stunning performance, the game was not able to sell proportionately to its score, reaching a bit less than 700,000 copies sold.
Released On: March 11th, 2014 Genre: Action-RPG
Developer: From Software Publisher: Namco Bandai Games
Global Sales: 0,68M N4G Average Score: 8.9 GameSpot Score: 9 IGN Score: 9
3. inFAMOUS: Second Son (PlayStation 4)
The PlayStation 4 giant inFAMOUS: Second Son came to dominate. The game was released at the end of the month but nevertheless, it was able to achieve stunning results. It sold more than 700,000 copies in a bit more than a week, which might indicate that the retail number will keep rising in the first weeks of April. inFAMOUS: Second Son has also attained impressive scores among gaming media all over the world.
Released On: March 21th, 2014 Genre: Action-Adventure
Developer: Sucker Punch Productions Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Global Sales: 0,71M N4G Average Score: 8.2 GameSpot Score: 8 IGN Score: 8.7
4. South Park: The Stick of Truth (PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)
The famous South Park series brought another hilarious story that fans wouldn’t want to miss. Despite the general positive feedback, the game obtained quite divergent scores from gaming media. Probably because the game involves basically every race out there and the story isn’t as cohesive as it should be. Anyhow, South Park: The Stick of Truth was able to sell a bit more than 300,000 copies.
Released On: March 4th, 2014 Genre: RPG
Developer: Obsidian Entertainment & South Park Digital Studios Publisher: Ubisoft
Global Sales: 0,32M N4G Average Score: 8.7 GameSpot Score: 7 IGN Score: 9
5. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes features Snake in another thrilling adventure. This is the first act of the fifth series and a prologue for the upcoming The Phantom Pain. Despite all the hype and expectations, the game didn’t show any spectacular results. Reviews have ranked Ground Zeroes as a decent game and the global charts expose a bit more than 200,000 copies sold in two weeks.
Released On: March 18th, 2014 Genre: Action-Adventure
Developer: Kojima Productions Publisher: Konami
Global Sales: 0,23M N4G Average Score: 7.4 GameSpot Score: 8 IGN Score: 8
6. Thief (PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
Thief was released at the very ending of February, hence why the scores and chart numbers being made public during March. Eidos Montreal’s reboot of Thief wasn’t that impressive, at least that’s what most of reviews state. On the other hand, the game was able to sell fairly well considering the mediocre evaluations. Hype effects or not, it managed to sell nearly 400,000 copies during March.
Released On: February 25th, 2014 Genre: Stealth
Developer: Eidos Montreal Publisher: Square Enix
Global Sales: 0,38M N4G Average Score: 6.7 GameSpot Score: 6 IGN Score: 6.5