Shmee’s Top 5 Video Games Of 2015!

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!

5: Rise of the Tomb Raider


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!

4: Batman: Arkham Knight


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.

3: Halo 5


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.

2: Fallout 4


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.

1: The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt


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!