2015 was the year that the current console generation finally came in to its own. There were a ton of games to play this year so narrowing the list to five was difficult, but I think I came up with a pretty good group. Here they are in reverses order!
There were a lot of games bucking for this spot, and it almost went to any number of titles, but after the enthusiastic words of BlackRaven and playing ‘Rise of the Tomb Raider’ a bit for myself after getting it for Christmas, I can say it comfortably finds itself at number 5. This outing is one of Lara Croft’s best outings!
Almost everything about Batman: Arkham Knight was perfect (if you played it on a console). Almost, and that is way it sits and number four. It was few less boring Batmobile fights away from being a number one contender. Still, it was an amazing game and a great way for Rocksteady Studios leave the Batman franchise. I can’t wait to play what they come up with next.
343 Industries needed a hit after some fans were disappointed with Halo 4, and they delivered with Halo 5. It was a great effort! While some of the single player levels were a little dicey (mostly due to a dumb reoccurring boss), Halo 5 might be the best pure multiplayer shooter in a long time. I think it will be played on the pro circuit for years to come.
Once Fallout 4 was announced, I thought for sure that it would be my number one game, but it came up just short because of a simplified dialog system. The new dialog tree removed some of the role playing that the series was known for. However, Fallout 4 is still an amazing game filled with a ton of content and it should be played by just about everyone.
It turns out that with The Witcher and The Witcher 2 that CD Projekt RED was just toying with us. I was looking forward to The Witcher 3 going in to 2015, but I had no idea just how good it was going to be. The Witcher 3 gave us a gripping and emotional story that truly felt like the player had a hand in crafting. The Wild Hunt may not just be my favorite game of 2015, but it is one of the best games of all time.
Like I said there were a ton of great game this year, so I bet my list is different from just about everyone else’s just due to the sample size alone! I would love to hear what games you thought rose to the top in 2015!