So I thought I’d share my personal Top Ten Games of 2015.
To be clear this list only represents my own choices and not other members of the site.
10 – Dying Light
The parkour of Mirrors Edge meets Dead Island in arguably one of the best zombie games to have been released in recent times.
9 – Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
While the second act points to a game that was ultimately rushed out of the door, MGSV is a fitting swansong for Hideo Kojima after his departure from Konami and the MGS franchise.
8 – SOMA
Physiological horror games don’t come much better than this. Set in an underwater research facility, SOMA is a genuinely disturbing and terrifying experience.
7 – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
The Wild Hunt raises the bar for open-world RPGs, delivering a world that is simply breathtaking to behold.
6 – Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe & Blight Beloew
Dynasty Warriors collides with this classic JRPG to deliver one of the most fun and addictive, pick up-and-play games of the year. Only let down by having no co-op mode.
5 – Project Cars
Forget Gran Turismo, forget Forza Motorsport, Project Cars is the daddy of circuit racing video games.
4 – Pillars of Eternity
Taking its lead from the likes of Baldurs Gate and Torment Planscape, Pillars of Eternity is without doubt one of the most compelling and deeply rewarding RPGs to see a release in years.
3 – Dirt Rally
The most authentic and thrilling rally game to ever have been made. Nothing else comes close.
2 – Bloodborne
Like Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls before it, From Software’s Bloodborne is as hard as a coffin nail, but like the aforementioned games is also hugely entertaining and utterly compelling. It’s also a bit of a looker to boot.
1 – Life is Strange
Beautifully told and wonderfully designed, Life is Strange is one of those few games that come along only once in a while. To my mind I can’t think of another title that tackles the innocence of adolescence as it comes head on with the often daunting struggles of adulthood in such a believable way. Wonderful stuff.