Game of the Year 2015
2015 has been quite a year. It has definitely been an improvement over 2014, and it has actually been tough to only select ten games. Project CARS was a fantastic racing game. Bloodborne satisfied the masochist in all of us. Guitar Hero Live was actually good, and had some interesting ideas for how to do these kind of games in 2015. The Witcher 3 didn't grab me as much as I had hoped, but is without a doubt a great game. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 was a lot better than I feared. Yoshi's Woolly World was an enjoyable 2D platformer, and yarn Yoshi is just adorable. Assassin's Creed: Syndicate somehow bounced back from Assassin's Creed: Unity, and it is shockingly well-worth playing. Unfortunately these and other great games didn't make the cut on my personal list.
I can't look back at 2015 without mentioning two games from 2014. I've been playing a lot of Destiny. I almost added The Taken King to my list, but it is an expansion to a 2014 game. Still, throughout the year, both before and after The Taken King, I've enjoyed shooting and grinding in that game. The Taken King finally made it worth recommending to others and deserves a nod here. The Crew was also a bit of a sleeper hit for me. Released in december 2014, it took some time before I really dove into the game. The driving didn't feel great at first, but there was something to the open world and structure of the game. I played through the whole game with a friend during the summer, and we enjoyed every minute of it.
Unfortunately each year also has some disappointments. For me, there's no disappointment bigger than Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5. I decided to accept the fact that Robomodo was developing the game, and began hoping that they would deliver a worthy sequel. They managed to not only release a half-finished flaming pile of garbage, but also made a game that seemed like it was made by people who had never played the old THPS-games. Star Wars: Battlefront, Need for Speed and Rock Band 4 are also other games that could have been so much more, but nothing can compare to how soul crushing THPS 5 was for me.
Let's not drag it out any further though. Here are the ten games I've enjoyed the most in 2015.