It may be a bit presumptuous of me to assume that Fallout 4 will be up for the coveted Game of the Year award this year. But then, it is Bethesda and it is Fallout - I think it's safe to say it'll be considered for a nomination. But the game won't be without challenges for this top prize. 2015 has had a fair few games pushed forward into 2016, Uncharted 4, Dead Island 2, Quantum Break and The Legend of Zelda Wii U to name a few.
However, what we've been left with have actually been remarkable. So far this year we've had the pleasure to engage with a whole host of exceptional titles on PS4, PS3, XBOX One, Xbox 360 and PC. But which game will be the real contender for Game of the Year? What title would you nominate so far, and is the best game of 2015 still yet to receive its release date?
Fallout 4 - Is it the Most Likely Title to Claim Game of the Year?
To be very honest, I'm seriously surprised by the level of quality games that have been released this year. The first game to surprise me was Dying Light - a surprisingly excellent zombie adventure! The second was [The Order: 1886](tag:2707754) - but that's because it was terrible. Since then I've actually seen games released that could be some of the greatest titles I've played in years!
But as it stands, I'm sure that my vote will rest with either Bloodborne or Hideo Kojima's [Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain](tag:2683985). Now, I know Phantom Pain isn't out yet, but have you seen those reviews?! 10 out of 10 from both IGN and Gamespot, with publications like Polygon and Kotaku singing its praises. As an avid fan of Metal Gear Solid, I'm sure this game will blow me away. But it'll have to really amaze me to want to vote for Big Boss over From Software's masterpiece!
Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain vs Bloodborne
Bloodborne is everything that I adore about Dark Souls, combined with a world of fascinating intrigue, stunning beauty and basically endless replay-ability. Bloodborne is a masterpiece and in my mind, the only must-play title that the PS4 has as an exclusive. If you haven't tried it, I urge you to engage with 2015's best game. Don't get me wrong, I loved The Witcher 3, it's an exceptional RPG.
But Bloodborne felt more wholesome and consistent. It was constantly engaging me from beginning to end, whereas The Witcher could lose me in its vast landscapes. Perhaps Metal Gear Solid 5 will trump Bloodborne on its release date and I have faith in Hideo Kojima to achieve that goal.
But an Fallout 4 beat Bloodborne or Metal Gear Solid 5 for Game of the Year in 2015? Do you think that its main competition is The Witcher 3? Let us know what you think in the comments below!