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Well it is time to list out the best games of 2015.

LAST YEAR was a travesty for video games! But now I understand why. Because every game company was essentially saving their best stuff for this year.

Sure this is opinion, but I can not stress the fact that every single game in this list deserves to be checked out.
So let us begin.


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10. Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number

Tons of gore, action and fun. What more do you want. Everything that made the original great is here, plus more. Controls are superb. The amount of content is amazing. The story while convoluted, is actually gripping. It really is a psychological thriller more than anything. The replay value is high especially when you unlock the hard mode. Also a huge bit of this game. You will die. This is not an easy game, but since respawning is instant, you have nothing holding you back from trying again.

9. Olli Olli 2: Welcome to Olliwood

Imagine taking the game SKATE and Super Meat Boy, and tossing them into a blender?

What do you get. A simplistic, yet challenging game with a learning curve, that keeps sucking you back in. The control is perfect, so if you make a mistake, you only have yourself to blame. It is addictive, and hard as hell. The perfect mixture for a 2d indie game.

8. Dying Light

I didn't know what to think of this game at first.. I loved Dead Island's gameplay, but hated pretty much everything else about it. So when I heard that a zombie parkour game was coming out made by the crew that made Dead Island, you bet your ass I was excited. Now again the story is absolute shit, but at least it didn't take itself too seriously, giving it a campy vibe which I enjoyed. Above all else though, the gameplay, atmosphere and world is what shined here. Hands down the smoothest and best parkour game, a genre which is lately getting a resurgence. Running for your life feels a lot better and more realistic when you can literally climb everything in front of you. I don't know why the concept of parkour and zombies was never put together before. Also I love the zombies in this game. Each of them is a real threat.

7. Dirt Rally

Hands down the best car game that has come out this year. Going back to the old style of realistic simulation rally car racing. Dirt Rally is hands down the best sim this year. Granted this game is really only for those who enjoy games that portray realistic driving, but if you really want to, try it out for yourself, you will not be disappointed. Once you get accustomed to the controls, you will find yourself trying to beat your best time every time. Not only that, with free DLC constantly being released this game just keeps getting bigger and better.

Also this won't be a PC exclusive for long. In April PS4 and Xbone owners will get to go offroading as well.

6. Until Dawn

I don't like games like Heavy Rain, and I especially hated Beyond Two Souls.

But when a game is executed as perfectly as Until Dawn, it is hard not to see that games like this actually deserve praise. You will not leave unsatisfied. Not only that this is a love letter to fans of horror films. Your choices hold tons of weight in this game, and each choice is tense. Also this is a great game to enjoy with friends.

5. Rocket League

This sounds like a game that a grade schooler made up. No wonder when I play I feel like a kid again. I don't like playing Soccer games, easy don't crucify me, I just never liked FIFA. But mixing rocket cars and a huge ball, you can't go wrong. Not only is this game a blast to play, but it is one of the most competitive ones I have played in years. Best Multiplayer game of the year, no question about it.

Also Xbox One players get hyped, because this awesome game will finally be coming out for your system in Feb 2016. I cannot recommend this game enough.

4. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

This game reminds me why I love to buy physical copies. The normal version of this game, comes with all the stuff a usual collectors edition comes with. A whole map of the game, a CD of the soundtrack and cool stickers, all for free. As well as a thank you letter and promise of free DLC. This is how you reward your fan base.

On top of that boxed in is a great RPG adventure. A huge vast world full of colorful characters, and a vast expansive lore that immerses you the second you step in. But possibly the best part of this game, is its story. A great branching story that utilizes your in game choices that leads to multiple different endings.

If you are a fan of RPGs, this is a must own in your collection.

3. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Look I have already reviewed this game, so if you want a more detailed review click here.

Otherwise I will be brief.

Metal Gear Solid V may very well be the last true Metal Gear game we will ever get. But leave it to Kojima to give us an amazing game with tons of content. This is one of the best action games in recent year. Mixing all of the aspects that made past games in the series so great, than adding an open world leaves you with freedom of how you want to complete your mission.

If you are a fan of Tactical Espionage, or if you just like going around fultoning anything that you see. Well Metal Gear is for you.

2. Bloodborne

Not everyone will enjoy this game, but for those of you who do, then you will understand. This along with the souls series is what it means to feel true adrenaline when you play a game. This is not a casual game. This is a world that will chew you up and spit you out alive. Now I want to reveal something that might make some of you want to crucify me, but.... I don't really Dark Souls that much. Look I love the series, but the gameplay can be just too stiff for me at times. But with Bloodborne, the gameplay is anything but. The more fast paced and fluid control had me hooked the second I used my Blunderbuss, and threaded cane combo. Also the new regain health mechanic switches the Dark Souls player's mentality from always defensive to being constantly on the offensive.

Not only that the more darker and gothic look really impressed me. I have never seen a more dark depressing area ever in a game. A world that lives in constant fear of the beasts around, and is shaped by the horrors of the night.

Again this is not your average game, only those who truly think they can achieve greatness, should strap in.

1. Fallout 4

When I heard about this game, I jumped on the hype train just like the rest of the world. But once it released, I was pleasantly surprised that it was exactly what I wanted. What I got was a gripping story that may have not grabbed others, but it entranced me. New game mechanics that made the game easier to pick up and play. Enemies were now tougher than before, and to be quite honest truly terrifying. You could turn a corner and be right in the middle of a Super Mutant fortress. Gunplay was now something I could rely on and the new VATS system actually made quick thinking a factor. Customization was back, but now far better than before, making every bit of junk you found out in the wasteland actually useful. You could set out to build the best possible gun, or the best possible armor with things you found out in the wasteland. Also you could now build settlements which you could easily put tons of hours into. The best thing is though all of this was optional.

Now after all the things I have pointed out, why is this my game of the year. Well one word: Freedom

From the moment that the game truly begins, I found myself in a true open world game. I could literally go out and do whatever I wanted. I could pick a direction and just walk. On the way I would run into a massive open world that only got bigger as I entered buildings. This world may seem smaller than previous installments by map size, but now the world is far more denser. Nearly every building is now accessible and could lead into large underground areas. The vast world was yours for the taking and it is your task to go and explore it.

The world is your oyster. Do what you want with it.

Well that is the list. What were your favorite games of 2015?

Thanks for reading!


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