1) Minecraft was awarded the Innovation Award, Best Downloadable Game Award, and the Best Debut Game Award from the Game Developers Choice Awards. It has sold over 12 million copies on Xbox 360 and 15 million on the PC. No wonder it is one of the best selling games for the month of July.


2) The next game on this list is Mario Kart 8 for many reasons. It is the fastest selling Wii U game to date. Since it was released it has sold about 2 million copies. Which isn’t bad considering that it was just released a few months ago. Mario Kart 8 follows the same game play as its previous releases but with new cool features such as anti gravity. New characters and new items were introduced. Unlike the previous edition Mario Kart 7, players can directly upload videos of their races to YouTube.


3) Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is also no stranger to awards. It has won the Spike VGX 2013 award for Best Action Adventure Game. The game is the sixth installment in the series. Critics have praised the game for its open world exploration which as a gamer I love in a game. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag focuses more on a ship based exploration but still keeps the land based exploration. It was released on PS4,PS3,Xbox 360,Xbox One,Wii U and PC.



4) Released on the PS3,PS4,Xbox One,Xbox 360, and PC Watchdogs is an open world action-adventure survival game. Players can freely roam and explore Chicago according to their play style. Watchdogs also feature multiplayer where other players can infiltrate your game and reek havoc. It is played from a third-person perspective and players control Aiden Pearce,the main character of the story. The cool thing about Watchdogs is that players can choose to play as a criminal or vigilante. Watchdogs sold over 4 million copies in its first week of release.


5) FIFA 14 is the latest installment in the franchise. Since its release it has sold over 2 million copies. Players this time have more decision making abilities. This installment features more depth,detail, and players are more agile. The most noticeable difference in Fifa 14 is the graphics. That may seem like down side but since the Fifa series is already a great sports game to play for sport fans, the improved graphics greatly enhance it. Worth checking out for soccer fans.



Pat HeadshotPat Servin  is a freelance writer from Michigan. Besides writing about games for Fatal1ty,she can be found writing for Killstreakmedia. Follow her on Twitter @Pica84.