Game of the Year 2015
2015 was a huge year for that gaming community. It saw the real rise of huge open world experiences that deliver fantastic experiences, whilst giving us smaller experiences worth the most hardcore gamer's attention. We've got some wonderful games this coming year along with a few stinkers which article is going to cover everything. Before we begin I wish to let everyone realize that I did not play every game that was released this year, so if your favorite game doesn't get a nod, it is because I simply didn't participate in it. Three huge games I did not get to this year were Dying Light, Metal Gear Solid V, and most recently Just Cause 3. Furthermore, i only own a PS4 and X-Box One, so PC exclusives won't be relevant to this article.
Let us get some disappointments dealt with. There were many games which were broken upon release or had some issues, while others were just a complete letdown. These are my 3 most disappointing games of 2015.
3. Evolve - Yes, Evolve came out early on in 2015 and was a hugely anticipated game that desired to focus on cooperative play. It had been very limited in modes, guns, characters, and maps. Which made it easy put down the controller and move to the next game. I lost all fascination with about a week and so did the rest of the world. It will be interesting to see what the developer will do by having an inevitable sequel.
2. Batman: Arkham Knight - The fourth and 'final' entry in Rocksteady's superb action/adventure series was obviously a fun time in small doses, but ultimately failed at bringing Batman to the new generation in a fashion that blew expectations. It seemed like the overall game was the first three all come up with with better graphics along with a lousy attempt at adding the batmobile. While the game is certainly not bad, it left a bunch to be desired.
1. Your order 1886 - One of the very anticipated PlayStation 4 games which was announced a couple years back released with a whimper. The next person shooter period piece turned into the best looking game of the year that you barely played. The four hour experience was really a cutscene with gameplay scattered in compared to the other way around.
Now let's get to the best games of the year!
10. Rocket League - This is a small game that came out of nowhere and I sunk unexpecting hours in it. It's a fun game to sit down and play in long sessions or perhaps in quick burst. It absolutely was a pleasure to play and is still fantastic a couple of months down the line.
9. Madden 16 - Okay, thus, making this the guilty pleasure game in this way. I love football and I love Madden. I play the franchise every single year and place in hundreds of hours in it. It was another step-above it's predecessor and puts blocks for the next installment.
8. Halo 5 - The first Halo on the new X-Box delivers a great experience with a fun single player and incredibly competitive multiplayer. While the actual story line is a bit underwhelming, the gameplay is first rate. Multiplayer is still going strong and that i find myself returning every day or two to play a few matches.
7. Alien Battlefront - While I was obviously a little disappointed using the casualness of the game and not enough content, Battlefront is an absolute joy to experience. It's one of the best looking games I've ever seen and lays the floor for a better sequel.
6. Rainbow Six: Siege - Siege provided me with my serious multiplayer itch that wasn't fulfilled by the mediocre Battlefield Hardline. It is rather tactical and plays terrifically each match. This process takes understanding the game to become good at it and that i can't love that enough.
5. Until Dawn - Maybe the biggest surprise of year, Sony didn't even know what they had using this game. It's a beautiful looking game that plays like your run of the mill teen horror story, however with a great twist mid way through. The choices you make actually modify the game, REALLY.
4. Rise with the Tomb Raider - This sequel improves on the Tomb Raider reboot in every way and is only a breath of clean air to play a somewhat linear story driven experience. Although I wish the story was a bit better, it is a fun game nonetheless.
3. Fallout 4 - The 4th entry in this huge franchise didn't exist until about six months ago when it was suddenly announced and then released this November. It's really a great game that is more of the same. Even though it looses it's steam about thirty hours in it, it's a hell of your experience that should be on everybody's shelf.
2. The Witcher 3 - Nature Hunt is an amazing game that will a bunch of things to varying degrees of success. The combat and movement would be my biggest gripe from the game, but it's very easy to overlook when you have this colossal game with endless possibilities.
1. Bloodborne - Not just is Bloodborne my bet on the year, it's also my biggest surprise of year. While I have played the souls games, Irrrve never really got into them, but Bloodborne completely captivated me. While it's story makes benefit it and it ultimately isn't relevant, it's the gameplay that kept me coming back to the game. I couldn't stop thinking and playing farmville. It's the perfect challenge of course, if your open to different varieties of games, I would 100% recommend collecting Bloodborne.