Your votes have been counted and verified. The winners have been chosen. It's time for the best of the best of this year's gaming crop. After a bit of a lacklustre 2014, gaming was back with a bang in 2015. This year was the most competitive Global Game Awards yet, with dozens of top-tier games all vying for our attention. From AAA blockbusters to indie masterpieces, there's truly been something for everyone.

Twitter's been ablaze. You've been voting by the thousands. But which games are truly worth your hard-earned cash this year? Here we celebrate the greatest games in their respective genres. The titles which truly the pushed the boat and took gaming to another level in 2015. From Best Action to Best Visuals, and everything in between, here are the Best Games of 2015.

Before you continue you can also check out the two other Award announcement sections:

Global Game Awards 2015 Results: Game Of The Year - Best Indie - Most Anticipated 2016

Global Game Awards 2015 Results: Best Hardware

Right, so onto the winners, here's this year's Best in Gaming, as voted for by you...

 BEST ACTION - Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain


BEST ADVENTURE - Life is Strange


BEST COMEDY - Tales from the Borderlands


BEST CO-OP - Dying Light


BEST EARLY ACCESS - ARK: Survival Evolved


BEST EXPANSION - Wolfenstein: The Old Blood


BEST FREE TO PLAY - Hearthstone


BEST GAME FOR CHILDREN - Minecraft: Story Mode


BEST HORROR - Until Dawn


BEST MANAGEMENT - Cities: Skylines




BEST MOBILE GAME - Fallout Shelter


BEST MULTIPLAYER - Grand Theft Auto Online


BEST ORIGINAL GAME - Life is Strange

BEST OPEN WORLD - The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt


BEST PLATFORMER - Super Mario Maker


BEST RACING - Need For Speed


BEST RPG - Pillars of Eternity


BEST SCI-FI - Fallout 4


BEST SHOOTER - Star Wars Battlefront




BEST SOUNDTRACK - The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt




BEST STORY - The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt


BEST STRATEGY - StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void


BEST SURVIVAL - ARK: Survival Evolved


BEST VISUALS - Star Wars Battlefront



PC EXCLUSIVE - StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void




Best of the rest

Best Publisher - Paradox Interactive

Best Developer - CD Projekt RED

Best Digital Sales Platform - Steam