Top 37 Games of 2015 – If You Missed Any

Top 37 Games of 2015 – If You Missed Any

We are on the last month of the year 2015 which has been an incredible year for the gaming industries and gaming geeks. At the inception, 2015 looked like it is destined to be filled with interesting and exciting remakes and releases. Hence it did, and now as the year has come to an end, we are up with the great and unexpected releases. The developer’s have left us stunned with rich open world experience, high resolution combats and top next-gen games, which fall hard on our pockets.

We saw some of the best new PC exclusives, cross platform entries and sequels. This year has provided terrific variety from action-packed zombie adventures, sprawling fantasy RPGs and some exceptional examples of interactive storytelling. So, here we are with the list of top games of 2015 so far, to make you sure that you did not missed any of them. To make it easier, we have divided the list in different categories. So, you can easily jump on to your genre and checkout the games listed.

Lets checkout the list of top 37 games of 2015 so far..

Action and Role-Playing Games

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt

Release Date: May 19, 2015

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Rating: 10/10

Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

The Wither 3: Wild Hunt is an action role playing video game set in an open world, played in a third person perspective. The player controls a protagonist Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter know as a witcher who sets out a long journey through the Northern Kingdoms hunting down the demons and monsters.

Fallout 4

Fallout 4

Release Date: November 10, 2015

Rating: 9/10

Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

Fallout is an open world action role playing video game and the 5th major installment of Fallout series. The game has a interesting story where the character emerges from an underground bunker know as a vault, 210 years after a devastating nuclear war.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Metal Gear Solid V The Phantom Pain

Release Date: September 1, 2015

Rating: 9/10

Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is an open world action adventure stealth video game and is the sequel to Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. In this game the player takes the role of a Big Boss. The game is set on a story where mercenary leader, “Venom” Snake, is punished as he ventures into Afghanistan and the Angola-Zaire border region to exact revenge on the people who destroyed his forces and came close to killing him during the climax of Ground Zeroes.

Bloodborne

Bloodborne

Release Date: March 24, 2015

Rating: 8/10

Platform: PlayStation 4

Bloodborne is an action role playing game developed by Japan based video game company, FromSoftware. The game follows the player character, the Hunter, through the fictional Gothic city of Yharnam, whose region have been affected with an abnormal blood-borne diseases. The player’s, Hunter, only objective is to locate and terminate the source of the plague and escape the nightmare to return to the real word know as the “Waking World” in the game.

Xenoblade Chronicles X

Xenoblade Chronicles X

Release Date: April 29, 2015

Rating: 8/10

Platform: Wii U

Xenoblade Chronicles X beings in the year 2045, as two alien race engage in battle near earth causing a significant collateral damage to the planet. Causing the evacuation of the humanity, with the help of government in enormous interstellar ark ships. The story begins when the American ship white whale, which managed to escape before the planet was destroyed, is found and attacked by the Ganglion, one of the alien races which where responsible for the Earth’s destruction.

Pillars of Eternity

Pillars of Eternity

Release Date: March 26, 2015

Rating: 9/10

Platform: Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux

Pillars of Eternity is a computer game developed by Obsidian Entertainment and is the spiritual successor to the critically acclaimed game series Baldur’s Gate and Icewind Dale. The game takes place in the fantasy world of Eora, mainly inside the nation of Dyrwood.

Mortal Kombat X (Fighting)

Mortal Kombat X (Fighting)

Release Date: April 7, 2015

Platform: Android, iOS, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Mortal Kombat X is a fighting video game developed by NetherRealm Studios and published by Warner Bros. It is the 10th main installment in the Mortal Kombat video games line up. The game play consists of two players, or one player and the CPU, fighting against each other with their selected character, using large variety of character specific attacks.

Action Adventure

Batman: Arkham Knight

Batman Arkham Knight

Release Date: June 23, 2015

Rating: 6/10

Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Mac OS

Batman: Arkham Knight is an action adventure video game developed by Rocksteady Studios and based on a superhero from DC Comics. It is a successor of the 2013 video game Batman: Arkham Origins and yes, the fourth major installment of the Batman: Arkham Series. Most probably this is a under-rated game, as the story line it carries and the gameplay it has is pretty good.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III

Call of Duty Black Ops III

Release Date: November 6, 2015

Rating: 7/10

Platform: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows

Call of Duty: Black Ops III is a military science fiction first person shooter video game which is the 12th major entry in the Call of Duty series and the sequel to the 2012 video game Call of Duty: Black Ops II.

Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

Release Date: November 10, 2015

Rating: 9.3/10

Platform: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows

Rise of the Tomb Raider is an action adventure video game which is an sequel to the 2013 video game Tomb Raider, which was itself, the second reboot to its series. The game features a crafting system, allowing players to create items by scavenging materials from plants and animals in the game’s harsh environment.

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate

Assassin's Creed Syndicate

Release Date: October 23, 2015

Rating: 9/10

Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is a historical action adventure open world stealth video game. It it is the 9th last major installment in the Assassin’s Creed Series, and the successor to 2014’s Assassin’s Creed Unity. The game introduces new traveling system and and refined combat and stealth mechanics. Player can control two protagonist throughout the game’s story, switching between them both during and outside the missions.

The Order: 1886

The Order 1886

Release Date: February 20, 2015

Rating: 6.5/10

Platform: PlayStation 4

The Order: 1886 is a third person action-adventure video game which is based on a 1886 alternate history of London, the game follows the legendary Knight of the Round Table as they battle to keep the world safe for half-breeds, such as Lycans and Vampires, as well as the organization rebelling against the government. Players take control of Gala had, a Knight of ‘The Order’ players defeat human and warewolf-like creatures, using a varied selection of firearms. Players complete the puzzles and interact with the NPCs while following the games story.

Mad Max

Mad Max

Released Date: September 1, 2015

Rating: 6/10

Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

Mad Max is an action adventure video game set in an open world environment and is based on the Latest movie Mad Max film series. The game is set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, which features terrain like deserts, canyons and caves. The player will control the Max Rockatansky as he progresses through the wasteland too seek revenge on a gang or raiders who robbed him, and to build the ultimate car, called the Magnum Opus.

Unchartered: The Nathan Drake Collection

Unchartered The Nathan Drake Collection

Release Date: September 1, 2015

Rating: 6/10

Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

The Uncharted series is one of the best action adventure franchises in the recent gaming history, and Uncharted: The Nathan Drake is the great action game you could play. Its play space feels slightly constricted compared to the last edition in the series. The Uncharted series combines third-person action, cover based shooting and cinematic storytelling.

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is the the successor to the Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, is set to be released in 2016.

Life Is Strange

Life Is Strange

Release Date: January 29, 2015

Rating: 10/10

Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One

Life is strange is an episodic graphic adventure video game which consist of five episodes released periodically throughout 2015. This game is played from a third persons view. The mechanic of rewinding time allows the player to redo any action that has been taken. The player can examine and interact with objects, which enables puzzle solving in the form of fetch quests and making changes in the environment.

First Person Shooter

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege

Release Date: December 1, 2015

Rating: 8/10

Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege is a first person shooter video game considered as a successor to the now canceled Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6: Patriots, puts heavy emphasis on environmental destruction and co-operation between players.

Halo 5: Guardians

Halo 5 Guardians

Release Date: October 27, 2015

Rating: 9/10

Platform: Xbox One

Halo 5: Guardians is a first person shooter console game which is the part of Halo series. The Guardian introduces new player movement, open level designs, and an innovative new multiplayer mode. The game now also has a campaign structure, with eight playable character across two separate teams, as one of the team chases the other across the universe. The game has been added with some of the moves and brutal melee smashes which makes the player fell like a super soldier.

Evolve

Evolve

Release Date: February 10, 2015

Rating: 8/10

Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

Evolve is a first person shooter console game which uses a asymmetric structure where five players, four playing as hunters and one as a monster, where the hunters’ gameplay is based on the first person shooter design and the monster gameplay is controlled by a third person perspective. Here the hunters goal is to eliminate the monster, while the monsters goal is to consume the wildlife and evolve to make themselves stronger.

Battlefield Hardline

Battlefield Hardline

Release Date: March 17, 2015

Rating: 8/10

Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One

Battlefield Hardline is a first person shooter game which focuses on crime and policing elements, unlike the previous games in the Battlefield series which has all focus on military warfare. The player has access to various military grade weapons and vehicles as well as the police equipments. The hardline features various new game modes, including Heist, Rescue, Hotwire, Blood Money, and Crosshair Mode.

Open World and Strategy Games

Just Cause 3

Just Cause 3

Release Date: December 1, 2015

Rating: 8/10

Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

Just Cause 3 is an open world action adventure console game and the third major installment in the Just Cause series. The sequel to the 2010 Just Cause 2, is set in the Mediterranean island know as Medici with Rico Rodriguez set as the protagonist. A variety of tools and equipments are been provided to the player for traversal in the game. There is also a new wingsuit, which is permanently equipped by the player, allowing the player to glide across the world in a much faster way.

The basic storyline of the game is, six years after the events in Just Cause 2, Rico Rodriguez returns to his homeland of Medici, a fictional Mediterranean island under the brutal control of dictator General Sebastiano Di Ravello, who has set his eyes on world domination. In order to stop him, Rico goes on a journey to destroy the evil plans.

StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void

StarCraft II Legacy of the Void

Release Date: November 10, 2015

Rating: 8.9/10

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS

StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void is a standalone expansion pack to the military science fiction real-time strategy game StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, and the third part of the StarCraft II trilogy. StarCraft II continues the epic saga of the Protoss, Terran, and Zerg. These three distinct and powerful races clash once again in the fast-paced real-time strategy sequel to the legendary original, StarCraft. Legions of veteran, upgraded, and brand-new unit types do battle across the galaxy, as each faction struggles for survival.

Survival and Horror

Dying Light

Dying Light

Release Date: January 27, 2015

Rating: 9/10

Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Linux

Dying light is an open world first person survival horror video game. The game resolves around an undercover agent named Kyle Crane who is sent to infiltrate a quarantine zone in a city called Harran. The day-night cycle changes the game drastically, as enemies become more aggressive and more difficult to deal with during night time. The game is mostly melee-based with the majority of fighting using melee weapons.

Until Dawn

Until Dawn

Release Date: August, 2015

Rating: 7.5/10

Platform: PlayStation 4

Until Dawn is a interactive drama survival horror adventure video game which is praised for its horror elements, music, characters, voice acting, and gameplay design. The storyline is about a seven friends who are celebrating their annual winter gateway at the Blackwood Pines lodge, owned by their mutual friends. The five of them prank Hannah, who flees into the forest in humiliation and is presumed dead afterwards and the story starts here. The game has a horror and disturbing elements which can really affect, so the people who are afraid of ghost and related elements, avoid this game.

Ori and the Blind Forest

Ori and the Blind Forest

Release Date: March 11, 2015

Rating: 10/10

Platform: Xbox One, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows

The voice of the Spirit Tree in the forest of Nibel narrates the stroy, about when the newborn Ori fell from the tree during a storm, was adopted by a a sasquatch-like creature named Naru, who raised Ori as her own. Ori and the blind forest is a single player game with a great gameplay, artstyle, story, action-sequences, and environmental design. Players assume control of Ori, a white guardian spirit, who has the ability to wall jump and pairs up with a spirit named Sein that can shoot Spirit Flames.

H1Z1

H1Z1

Release date: January 15, 2015

Rating: 6/10

Platform: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Wii

H1Z1 is a pay to win game. There is no more need of roaming around the arear trying to looking for tools and weapons, with the fear of getting chopped by a zombie or another players. You have a wallet now where you can buy the things that you need to win the game, may it be a pistol, shotgun or a hammer. You can buy anything over here to win the game.

The game is set during a zombie apocalypse in the rural United States, in which players will have to survive against the natural elements, hordes of zombies and thousands of potentially hostile survivors.

Soma

Soma

Release Date: September 22, 2015

Rating: 9/10

Platform: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Mac OS

Soma is a science fiction horror survival game played from a first person perspective, developed by Frictional Games. The game takes place on a PATHOS-II, an underwater remote research facility with machinery that begins to take human characteristics. The game does not uses the usual and conventional scares found in most of the games. Instead the game primarily uses the psychological horror elements.

Racing and Sports

NBA 2K16

NBA 2K16

Release Date: September 29, 2015

Rating: 6/10

Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Android, iOS, Microsoft Windows

NBA 2K16 is a basketball simulation game which is the 17th installment in the NBA 2K franchise and the successor to NBA 2K15. NBA 2K16 simulates the experience of the National Basketball Association. Players can play the game with real or created players and teams in various game modes, such as MyCareer, MyTeam, and standard games. Players can also enjoy the freedom to create their own and can take them through a basketball career to make them the greatest player of time.

FIFA 16

FIFA 16

Release Date: September 22, 2015

Rating: 9/10

Platform: PlayStation 4, Android, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, iOS, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows

This is the first time ever in the FIFA series to include female players. FIFA 16 is a football simulation video game developed by EA Canada. The game includes 12 women’s national teams, 78 stadiums, including 50 real world venues. The game is been added with many new features like, a new Training Mode is added to the Career Mode allowing the player to develope the footballer in the team of which they are managing without actually playing with them, New friendly enhancements are added to the modes with makes the player able to pick a friendly tournament before the season starts.

Project CARS

Project CARS

Release Date: Mat 7, 2015

Rating: 8/10

Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Linux

Project CARS is a motorsport racing simulator video game. Project CARS, which stands for Community Assisted Racing Simulator, is a low budget game which intents to represent a real driving experience. To set them apart from the other games the developers had a very different approach. They allowed the user to choose between the variety of different motosports paths and granted immediate to access to all included tracks and vehicles.

Forza Motorsport 6

Forza Motorsport 6

Release Date: September 15, 2015

Rating: 9/10

Platform: Xbox One

Forza Motorsport is the third racing game to be released on Xbox One and 6th major installment in the Forza Motorsport series. The game features a new gameplay elements, such as weather driving, which brings gameplay effects to the game. This time the game also features a story mode called Stories of Motorsport,which offers a gameplay of approx 70 hours. Forza Motorsport 6 includes more than 450 cars from 67 different makers, 26 tracks out of which 9 are new.

WWE 2K16

WWE 2K16

Release Date: October 27, 2015

Rating: 9/10

Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

WWE 2K16 is a professional wrestling video game which is the 17th game in the WWE series and successor of 2K15. There are three different modes in the game; 2K showcase, MyCareer and WWE Universe. The presentation of the game is brilliant, and very up to date, while the gameplay has the potential for a lot of fun with improved graphics and features.

Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 (PES 2016)

Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 (PES 2016)

Release Date: September 15, 2015

Rating: 8/10

Platform: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows

Pro Evolution Soccer is a football simulation game developed by PES Productions. This edition has surprised the players with its delivering a faster, more responsive and more smooth game. Plus the tactics and game management have never been as important in a football game and, whatever approach you take, PES 2016 is always a pleasure to play.

Madden NFL 16

Madden NFL 16

Release Date: August 25, 2015

Rating: 9/10

Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Madden NFL 16 is an American football sports video game based on the National Football League, published by EA sports. Madden has become a more focused and thoughtful offering, and Madden NFL 16 is the latest proof of that vision.

Rocket League

Rocket League

Release Date: July 7, 2015

Rating: 9/10

Platform: PlayStation 4, Linux, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS

Rocket League is a physics-based vehicle soccer video game which is a sequel to 2008’s Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars, and features a single player and multiplayer modes which can be played both locally and online.

Others

Cities: Skylines (Stimulation)

Cities Skylines (Stimulation)

Release Date: March 10, 2015

Rating: 9/10

Platform: Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Mac OS

Cites: Skyline is a single player open-ended city-building simulation game. The player engage in urban planning by controlling zoning, road placement, taxation, public services, and public transportation of an area. Players work to maintain the city’s budget, population, health, happiness, employment, pollution (land, water and noise), traffic flow, and other factors.

Rock Band 4

Rock Band 4

Release Date: October 6, 2015

Rating: 8.8/10

Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Rock Band 4 is a 2015 music video game which allows players to simulate the playing of music across many different decades and genres using instrument controllers that mimic playing lead and bass guitar, drums, and vocals.

Super Mario Maker

Super Mario Maker

Release Date: September 10, 2015

Rating: 9/10

Platform: Wii U

Super Mario Maker is a side scrolling game creation system and video game. Players can create and play their own custom levels based on Super Mario Bros. Super Mario Bros 3, Super Mario World, and New Super Mario Bros U and share them online. Over time, new editing tools are unlocked, allowing players to download and play levels designed by other players. In addition to traditional Mario elements such as Goombas, warp pipes, and power ups, players are able to manipulate the behavior of various elements in unique ways.

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