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

Written by Felix Nova on Thu, Nov 26, 2015 2:01 PM

This is the big one, Ladies and Gentlemen Gamers, the Game-Debate Global Game Awards 2015 Game Of The Year announcement. Included in this article is our darling award, the Best Indie Game winner of 2015. Which helps people know which 2015 indie title really should be getting your attention.

And finally we also now know what everyone has been looking forward to for 2016, as we announce the Most Anticipated Game of 2016. And let me tell you, the result surprised me. This year's Global Game Awards ceremony saw a staggering amount of gamers visit and submit their votes, making it our most viewed industry competition to date. We stopped the Awards activity counter yesterday which displays 6,088,193 award views. That's off the charts, practically doubling last year's Global Game Awards views, and our database is groaning under the data. Nominees across the board got behind the much sought after Awards on offer, making it a brilliant, fun, and fiercely contested battle.

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

Global Game Awards 2015 Results: Best In Gaming

Global Game Awards 2015 Results: Best Hardware

Don't forget, a Game-Debate Global Game Award from 2015 isn't just for Christmas - these accolades will last as long as the internet, helping the hard working geniuses behind these ground-breaking game experiences get recognised for their exceptional products, until society collapses.

And now without further ado, the Global Game Award 2015 Game Of The Year, Best Indie Game of 2015 and the Most Anticipated Game of 2016 Category winners are as follows:

GAME OF THE YEAR 2015 - The Witcher 3

Now let's just think about that shall we? It beat some big games, one of them being among the biggest games ever, Grand Theft Auto 5, which was out on PC this year. It also beat the just released juggernaut, Fallout 4, which was bathing in launch hype as we voted. That's an amazing result. I for one think The Witcher 3 is a work of brilliance and well deserving of this great accolade. A huge congratulations to CD Projekt Red and a massive thank you to them for delivering on all the expectations gamers had for their game. A perfect swan song to The Witcher series, although I don't think that will be the last we see of that side of the CD Projekt Red franchise.

Next we have the incredible, Best Indie Game of 2015

BEST INDIE 2015 - Rocket League

As with most indie titles, Rocket League shot out of no where. Taking the popularity of gaming, football and cars and smooshing them together into some weirdly accessible version of car football. One that's easy to pick up but incredibly tricky to master. This game feels like a major dev built it and pushed the multiplier to another fun level. But instead it was a small dev studio known as Psyonix behind it, founded in 2000.

Congratulations Rocket League, and thank you for giving gamers millions of hours of online fun.

Now this next one caught me by surprise. We are looking at the Most Anticipated Game of 2016. Normally the hype of a game coming out sooner leads to it getting more anticipation and therefore skews the votes of this particular Award in its favour. The winner is not coming out until at least the end of next year and we figured would therefore not be on everyone's radar now as much as it obviously is.

MOST ANTICIPATED GAME OF 2016 - Mass Effect: Andromeda

Congratulation to Mass Effect Andromeda for nabbing this and pushing our gaming imaginations back into their wonderful sci-fi universe. It definitely is time for the next Mass Effect and the previous ME series  has already slid into gaming legend. i have little doubt that Mass Effect: Andromeda will be a big hitting sci-fi insta-classic, and one that will wend the gamer throughout a living breathing galaxy of well realised aliens and space ships.

Obviously I am a little upset by this and think you are all entirely wrong, having missed my favourite and the completely obvious real winner, Total War Warhammer. Sob, how could you let it come in 8th? But really though, I see that result as a definite mark towards the awesomeness of next year's incredible game line-up, and who knows what other sneaky gaming treats might be announced between now and the end of 2016. I am certainly excited to see. Assuming I can tear myself away from Total Warhammer come April 28th, that is.

Well that concludes a brilliant year of awards and gaming right? Nope, we still have a tonne of games coming out over the next few months, starting with Just Cause 3 in a matter of days.

During these 2015 Game Awards, the social media channels have been alight with your opinions, from which games have been identified as the best of the best of 2015. And so finally I want to thank you guys on GD, who spread the word about these awesome awards via social media channels and voted on your favourites throughout the game and hardware industry. I would say that with more than 6 million Global Game Award 2015 views, that happened over a couple of weeks, that this year's Awards have been a complete success for gamers across the world. Until next time, Felix.

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11:08 Dec-05-2020

Lets go AMD !

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12:00 Dec-05-2015

I pretty much agree with the results. Seems like i have same kind of taste :P

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23:08 Dec-04-2015

I love Fallout, but I'm glad to see The Witcher 3 win. FO4 has too many "radiant" quest.

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15:01 Nov-28-2015

Witcher 3! The best things in life are truly free (or at least comes with a gpu purchase)...

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21:34 Nov-27-2015

gg witcher 3

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09:41 Nov-27-2015

congrats to geralt of rivia you worked hard but you deserve it and thank you CDPR i love your game it's one of the best games of all time

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07:22 Nov-27-2015

Oh god I am relieved Witcher 3 won GOTY,I would have lost faith in my fellow gamers if some other game would have got it.CDPR deserved it.

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05:29 Nov-27-2015

GAME OF THE YEAR 2015 - The Witcher 3, i like it :)

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05:02 Nov-27-2015

i am glad that The Witcher 3 won,it is one of the best games i ever played, i also enjoyed MGS5 & GTA5 but overall i find The witcher 3 more enjoyable

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19:18 Nov-26-2015

one word for open world of tw3 just gorgeous
trees jungle every thing looked beautiful

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20:03 Nov-26-2015

Jungles? Crap I must have missed something :P

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07:58 Nov-27-2015

Witcher's life is a dangerous one so yeah beware of the tigers, robots, head crabs and deadly bunnies... specially of bunnies !

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08:42 Nov-27-2015

Toughest part for me is the hacking. Cant find the right pascode at the second terminal at the stealth hangar mission. How did you get past that point in the game?

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18:08 Nov-28-2015

@Japojappo


I used a witcher sense to see the real code ofc, ain't no body got time for hacking terminals xD

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18:22 Nov-28-2015

@Japojappo


hmm i just realize you might not be kidding lol. I dont know what fallout 4 mission you are talking about but for easy hacking the terminals you have to find YOUR OWN routine.
Mine is:
1st i use 3 completely different codes and remember their likeliness.
2nd i use all dud removers and 1 reset (not always there tho).
3rd i just use the remaining four attempts to find the right code, usually 3 to 6 codes are left and its easy to spot the right one.


With this routine when i'm focused it takes me maybe less then 2 minutes on master terminals. If all else fails you can just use "unlock" console command :]

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18:39 Nov-26-2015

I have personally voted for TW3 myself and would have been severely disappointed if another game won the GOTY title.
I have truly enjoyed playing TW3. There wasn't a single moment throughout the game that made me want to stop playing and take a break because the content was utterly dull and annoyingly boring.


Well done CD Projekt Red, well done.

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18:06 Nov-26-2015

I am really glad TW3 won GOTY. It was a near perfect game, with free DLC and amazing story DLC. As much as I love Fallout 4 atm, It wouldnt be fair for it to win over TW3, because comparing the technical side (instead of personal taste like subgenre and setting) TW3 was (in my eyes) the best produced game of this year.

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18:07 Nov-26-2015

I cant really tell for MGS5, because I havent played that one. F4 and TW3 are the two contenders I have personal experience with. Both Really great games, but glad that rating ended like this :)

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17:57 Nov-26-2015

till now i cant play witcher 3 as i am facing technical issues, stutter, fps drop freeze...
a shame the game is awasome -_-

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17:57 Nov-26-2015

LOL! Witcher 3 is great, but I have already gotten more hours played in Fallout 4 since it launched. I am currently sitting at a little over 100 hours in Witcher 3 & I am very close to hitting 140 hours on Fallout 4 already. With Witcher 3 I have already seen just about everything & in Fallout 4 I have barely even gotten started on the story line. Seems to me you guys did these awards a little too soon. This should have been tallied during the last week of December instead.

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18:15 Nov-26-2015

In the UK between Xmas Eve, Xmas day, Boxing day .... a few drunked days inbetween and New Years Eve .... not a lot gets done xD

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18:20 Nov-26-2015

Yeah I know, but these awards are really jumping the gun a bit. Don't get me wrong... I love the Witcher 3, but after playing Fallout 4 there is no way I would pick Witcher 3 as the GOTY winner. Now if you asked me a month ago I would say it was, but not now. There is a lot more content in Fallout 4, & it will keep me busy for a lot longer than the Witcher 3. That alone is enough to put Fallout 4 on top imo.

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18:37 Nov-26-2015

I think that it is a matter of opinon .Played both, and in my opinion, while F4 has more quantity of content, TW3 has more quality in his content. (less hours to play in the game, but the hours are enjoyed more). Ofcourse, that is only my opinion, but I dont think voting later would have made a lot of difference.

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18:40 Nov-26-2015

I am having fun right now playing F4 :) so I will admit it is a good game.


Maybe in a year when modders have fixed a lot of issues and added some cool features in the game. F4 is there for the long run :)

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16:18 Nov-26-2015

Wait what? Battlefront best visual? So what a game that came out recently, has 12 maps, and is the best visual game? That's like a game coming out, that has a beautiful house, and it gets the 1st place, cause that's the only thing in the game..

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15:51 Nov-26-2015

So looong until mass effect Andromeda release date. I can't wait. Congratz cd projekt red. Need to try out rocket league

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15:47 Nov-26-2015

I knew Witcher 3 would win.Great job CD Projekt RED you deserve this.

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15:34 Nov-26-2015

The Witcher 3 is absolutely worthy of the GOTY. One of the best game I've played in years that's for sure.

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15:07 Nov-26-2015

I'm glad the Witcher 3 won GOTY, its well deserved to an awesome dev, CD Project Red, and this is coming from a huge Fallout fan, and he generally a fan of both.

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14:46 Nov-26-2015

i have voted for
witcher 3

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