We’ve had the Global Game Awards giving us a consensus on your games of the year, but now it’s time to find out what you all think on an individual level. Between us all we’ve likely played thousands of games, from brand new blockbusters to mining gaming’s past, so what games have made 2015 special for you?
For me personally this just been one of the best gaming years in recent memory. The list of amazing titles absolutely stomps all over the last few years. I mean, 2014 saw Shadow of Mordor win countless Game of the Year awards. I couldn’t see that being anywhere near my top 10 if it came out this year.
Rather than opt for one I’m going to go for three, in no particular order, as settling on one is proving a little too difficult.
I didn’t expect to get as sucked into Rainbow Six Siege as much as I have, but it’s got its claws in me in a big way, and I don’t see it changing any time soon. There’s a bit of ugliness when it comes to shoving micro-transactions in your face, but the core gameplay is great enough to paper over the cracks. There really isn’t anything out there’s matched the intensity of excitement of Rainbow Six Siege for me, and it’s kept me coming back bleary eyed until the wee hours of the morning.
There’s not much left to say about Life is Strange other than Dontnod really blew me away with the quality of the storytelling on offer here. It felt both really unique and a throwback to some of my favourite TV shows like Twin Peaks and The Twilight Zone. The ending might not have been to everyone’s tastes, but the journey there left me enraptured.
What game of the year list would be complete without The Witcher 3? I think it’s easily the longest game I’ve ever competed, and it’s testament to its quality that it hooked me from beginning to end. The storytelling is on another level compared to other open-world games, and it really makes it a bit difficult to go back to the Bethesda style once you’ve seen what’s possible. All that’s left now is to count down the days until Cyberpunk 2077.
Over to you now then, what was your game/s of the year? Anything in particular that stood head and shoulders above the rest? Let us know!