Best games of 2015 [Top 27]

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2015 have been the showcase of action, adventure, and horror games. While the year started with the action game Batman Arkham Knight, we also had the best game of 2015 Grand Theft Auto 5 (GTA V). Not only action but horror games also made their impression with Until Dawn and some others.

Best games of 2015

In 2015 games almost every genre was released and some of the games were accepted by the large audience irrespective of their genre; like Super Mario made it’s entry and loved by all. This year’s end has become an entrance to the graphitized world of 2016 with more upcoming games excruciating the gamers.

Here we have a whole lot of collection of top action games and best adventure games in our 2015’s showcase. Not only being limited to this, horror games has also proved to keep up the expectations and excitement of the fans.

Top Games of 2015:

Though 2015 has marked the release of more than hundred video games, but we have collected the data and created a list of 27 top games of the year for you.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (2015)
Initial release date: May 19, 2015
Developer: CD Projekt RED
Publisher: CD Projekt
Series: The Witcher
Genre: Action role-playing
Adapted from: The Witcher
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been the most nonpareil, victorious game of 2015 with a high-fantasy, action role-playing video game genre set in an open-world environment, which drags you as a protagonist Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter known as a witcher, who sets out on a long journey through the Northern Kingdoms. This game drags the players to battle against the world’s many dangers using swords and magic, while interacting with non-player characters and completing side quests and main missions to progress through the story.

Official Launch Trailer of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto V (2015)

Initial release date: September 17, 2013
Developer: Rockstar North
Publisher: Rockstar Games
Series: Grand Theft Auto
Genre: Action-adventure
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows

Official Launch Trailer of Grand Theft Auto V

Being the attraction of almost each and every player and earning the enthusiastic hooting from the fans of “Grand Theft Auto” series in 2013 & 14, GTA V has been a victory since its release for Microsoft windows on April 14, 2015.

Set within the fictional state of San Andreas, based on Southern California, its story plots three criminals and their efforts to commit heists while under pressure from a government agency. The open world design lets players freely roam San Andreas’s open countryside and fictional city of Los Santos, based in Los Angeles. The game lets you opt for either a third-person or first-person view and its world is navigated on foot or by vehicle. Players control the three lead protagonists throughout the single-player mode, switching between them both during and outside of missions.

Batman: Arkham Knight

Initial release date: June 23, 2015Batman Arkham Knight (2015)
Developer: Rocksteady Studios
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Designer: Ian Ball
Series: Batman: Arkham
Genre: Action-adventure
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Mac OS

Official Launch Trailer of Batman: Arkham Knight

Set one year after the events of 2011’s Batman: Arkham City, the sequel revolves its story around Batman as he confronts Scarecrow, who has launched an attack on Gotham City, causing a city-wide evacuation. Scarecrow, with the help of the mysterious Arkham Knight, is also able to unite Batman’s greatest foes in an attempt to finally destroy Batman.

The game gives you a third-person view, with a primary focus on Batman’s melee combat, stealth abilities, detective skills, and gadgets. Arkham Knight also introduced the Batmobile as a playable vehicle, which is used for transportation and combat.

The console versions of Arkham Knight were enthusiastically appreciated, particularly for its narrative, visuals, gameplay, combat, and world designs. From a widely anticipated game, it soon became one of the best-selling games of 2015 and the fastest selling game in the Arkham series. Additional content for the game, including story-driven missions, challenge maps, and skins for Batman and his allies, as well as new Batmobiles from Batman’s history and custom racetracks, were released to drag the fans.

Rocket League

Rocket League (2015)
Initial release date: July 7, 2015
Developer: Psyonix
Publisher: Psyonix
Genre: Sports game
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Linux, and 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 single-player and multiplayer modes which can be played both locally and online. The reason behind a handful of appreciation it has received is a rocket-powered car controlled and used by the players to hit a ball that is much larger than the cars towards the other team’s goal area to score points, which in a way resembles a soccer game, with elements redolent of a demolition derby.

Official Launch Trailer of Rocket League

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Metal Gear Solid 5 The Phantom Pain (2015)
Initial release date: September 1, 2015
Developer: Kojima Productions
Publisher: Konami
Designer: Hideo Kojima
Series: Metal Gear
Genre: Action-adventure, Stealth
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is an open world action-adventure stealth video game that steals the heart of video game players carrying over the tagline of Tactical Espionage Operations first used in Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. Set in 1984, the game follows the mercenary leader Punished “Venom” Snake 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. The game is the eleventh canonical and final installment in the Metal Gear series and the fifth within the series’ chronology and serves as a sequel to Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes.

Official Launch Trailer of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Bloodborne

Bloodborne 2015
Initial release date: March 24, 2015
Developer: FromSoftware
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Directors: Hidetaka Miyazaki
Genre: Action role-playing
Platform: PlayStation 4

Bloodborne is an action role-playing video game that follows the player character, the Hunter, through the fictional feeble Gothic city of Yharnam. It further plots the story with the inhabitants afflicted with an abnormal blood-borne disease which is quite an attention to get dragged into. But what really lures you in the game is your mysteriously awakening in Yharnam during the night of “The Hunt” where the Hunter (i.e. you) seeks out something known only as “Paleblood” for reasons unknown. The Hunter begins to unravel Yharnam’s intriguing mysteries while hunting down its many terrifying beasts. The Hunter’s sole objective is to locate and terminate the source of the plague, and escape the nightmare to return to the ‘real world’, known as the “Waking World”.

Official Launch Trailer of Bloodborne

Super Mario Maker

Super Mario Maker 2015
Initial release date: September 10, 2015
Developer: Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development
Publisher: Nintendo
Series: Mario Series
Genres: Level editor, platform
Platform: Wii U

With Super Mario Maker players can now 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. With its much ado appreciation for the game’s user interface and level editing tools, new editing tools are unlocked, allowing players to download and play levels designed by other players. This game being a side-scrolling platform game creation system and video game too has been in the 2015’s highlights.

Official Launch Trailer of Super Mario Maker

Fallout 4

Fallout 4
Initial release date: November 10, 2015
Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Designer: Emil Pagliarulo
Series: Fallout
Genre: Action role-playing
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

Fallout 4 has been ripping success for Bethesda this year; in fact, more gorgeous than its predecessors. This open-world action role-playing game has sought the audience and attention both by its solid, uncompromisingly engrossing storyline showcasing the catastrophic version, the post-apocalyptic scenario of Boston. 200 years after a nuclear war doomed into a fire of disaster, what the Boston now turns out to be is far more tragic than your imagination in comparison to what it used to be earlier. Adding to its success, the astonishing open-world RPGs, improvised Pip-Boy edition and the newly introduced pseudo-system to the game makes it appreciable.The blank slate survivor protagonist which will be the role played by you emerges from an underground bunker and descry a tragic scenario of Boston where he will be confronting the vicious scavengers, invaders and enemies such as mole rats, raiders, super-mutants, deathclaws, and feral ghouls.

Official Launch Trailer of Fallout 4

Ori and the Blind Forest

Ori and the Blind Forest (2015)
Initial release date: 2015
Developer: Moon Studios
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Genre: Platform adventure, Metroidvania
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows
Ori and the Blind forest has been a commercial success with quite a fan following for the game’s gameplay, art style, story, action sequences, and environmental design. Here, 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. Sein is the light and eyes of the forest’s Spirit Tree. In order to progress forward in the game, players are tasked to move between platforms and solve puzzles. The game also features a system called “soul links”, which allows players to save at will, and an upgrade system which gives players the ability to strengthen Ori’s skills.

Official Launch Trailer of Ori and the Blind Forest

Rise of the Tomb Raider 

Rise of the Tomb Raider (2015)
Initial release date:
Xbox 360, Xbox One:
November 10, 2015 (NA)
November 10, 2015 (AUS)
November 13, 2015 (EU)
Microsoft Windows:
January 28, 2016
PlayStation 4:
Q4 2016
Developer: Crystal Dynamics
Publisher: Square Enix
Genre: Action-Adventure
Designer: Kam Yu
Modes: Single-player video game
Platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows

Rise of the Tomb Raider is a third-person action-adventure game that plots similar gameplay found in 2013’s Tomb Raider. Players control Lara Croft through various environments, battling enemies, and completing puzzle-platforming sections while using improvised weapons and gadgets in order to progress through the story. The game also features a crafting system, allowing players to create items by scavenging materials from plants and animals in the game’s harsh environment.

Official Launch Trailer of Rise of the Tomb Raider

Tales from the Borderlands: A Telltale Game Series

Initial release date:Tales from the Borderlands-A Telltale Game Series (2015)
Episode 1: November 25, 2014
Episode 2: March 17, 2015
Episode 3: June 23, 2015
Episode 4: August 18, 2015
Episode 5: October 20, 2015
Developers: Telltale Games, Gearbox Software
Publishers: Telltale Games, 2K Games
Series: Borderlands
Genres: Adventure game
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Android, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, iOS, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS

Tales from the Borderlands is an episodic point-and-click graphic adventure comedy video game based on the Borderlands series that follows the episodic format that Telltale used for its titles “The Walking Dead” and “The Wolf Among Us”, where player choices and actions have significant effects on later story elements.

Official Launch Trailer of Tales from the Borderlands: A Telltale Game Series

https://youtu.be/ECgJtyPGW6Q

Kerbal Space Program

Kerbal Space Program (2015)
Initial release date: April 27, 2015
Developer: Squad
Publisher: Squad
Modes: Single-player video game
Genres: Space flight simulator game, Open world
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Mac OS
In the game of Kerbal Space Program, players control an aerospace program, build and fly spacecraft or aircraft under physics simulation, and explore celestial bodies with characters called kerbals. The game has a large support for the game mod and a large community to create them which grabbed the interest of notable members of the space industry in the game, including NASA and Elon Musk of SpaceX.

Official Launch Trailer of Kerbal Space Program

Until Dawn

Initial release date: August 25th-28th, 2015Until Dawn (2015)
Developer: Supermassive Games
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Genres: Interactive movie, Survival horror
Mode: Single-player
Platform: PlayStation 4
Until Dawn was met with a positive critical response upon release which is an interactive drama survival horror adventure video game, received praise bound for at the visuals, ‘choice’ mechanic, horror elements, music, characters, voice acting, and gameplay design. Most of the highlights the game drew wandered around the second half of the story, the camera angles, character movement, and the game’s partially linear plot.

Official Launch Trailer of Until Dawn

Splatoon

Splatoon (2015)
Initial release date: May 28, 2015
Developers: Nintendo, Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development
Publishers: Nintendo, Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development
Genres: Third-person shooter, platformer
Modes: Single-player video game, Multiplayer video game
Platform: Wii U

Splatoon centers around characters known as “Inklings”—beings that can transform between humanoid and squid forms, and hide or swim through colored ink sprayed on surfaces using a gun or brush-based weaponry. In addition, this game also features several game modes, including 4-on-4 online multiplayer and a single player campaign. It received positive reviews upon its launch and release, with critics praising Nintendo’s decision to enter the genre with a new intellectual property, the game’s overall style and presentation, gameplay mechanics, and its soundtrack.

Official Launch Trailer of Splatoon

Cities: Skylines

City Skylines (2015)
Initial release date: March 10, 2015
Developer: Colossal Order
Publisher: Paradox Interactive
Genres: City-building game, Construction and management simulation
Modes: Single-player video game
Platforms: Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Mac OS

The game “Cities: Skylines” is a single player open-ended city-building simulation. Players 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.

Official Launch Trailer of Cities: Skylines

Dying Light

Dying Light (2015)
Initial release date: January 27, 2015
Developer: Techland
Publishers: Techland, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Genres: Action role-playing game, Survival horror
Modes: Single-player video game, Multiplayer video game
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Linux

With a whole lot combination of amazing combat, graphics, co-operative multiplayer, navigation and the day-night cycle, Dying Light is an open-world first person survival horror video game worth playing. The game revolves around an undercover agent named Kyle Crane who is sent to infiltrate a quarantine zone in a city called Harran. It features an enemy-infested, open-world city with a dynamic day and night cycle. The day-night cycle changes the game drastically, as enemies become more aggressive and more difficult to deal with during night time. The gameplay is focused on weapons-based combat and parkour. The game also features an asymmetrical multiplayer mode and a four-player, co-operative multiplayer mode.

Official Launch Trailer of Dying Light

https://youtu.be/nUJAPT95PIQ

Xenoblade Chronicles X

Xenoblade Chronicles X (2015)
Initial release date: April 29, 2015
Developers: Monolith Soft, Nintendo Software Planning & Development,Kusanagi
Publisher: Nintendo
Series: Xeno
Genre: Action role-playing
Composers: Hiroyuki Sawano
Designer: Koh Kojima
Platform: Wii U

As a continuation to the Xeno series of video games, Xenoblade Chronicles X doles out as a spiritual successor to the Xenoblade Chronicles on the Wii. The game focuses on the player’s customizable avatar, who works to coexist with the indigenous creatures on a hostile alien planet while striving to protect humanity. Similar to its predecessor, the game features an open-world design that strongly emphasizes exploration.

Official Launch Trailer of Xenoblade Chronicles X

Just Cause 3

Just Cause 3 (2015)
Initial release date: December 1, 2015
Developer: Avalanche Studios
Publisher: Square Enix
Modes: Single-player video game
Designer: Francesco Antolini
Genre: Action-adventure
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

Just Cause 3 is all about the open world, destruction mechanics, and its promotion of player agency which has been placed as the third installment in the Just Cause series. This is an open world third-person action-adventure game that is set on a fictional Mediterranean island known as Medici with Rico Rodriguez set as the protagonist. What will attract the players towards this game is a variety of tools provided to players for traversal in the game for exploration and expedition.

Official Launch Trailer of Just Cause 3

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege (2015)
Initial release date: December 1, 2015
Developers: Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft Toronto, Ubisoft Shanghai,Ubisoft Barcelona
Publisher: Ubisoft
Series: Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six
Genres: First-person shooter, tactical shooter
Modes: Single-player video game, Multiplayer video game
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege is a first-person tactical shooter, in which players take control of an operator from the Rainbow team, a counter-terrorist unit. Different operators have different nationalities, perks, abilities and equipment. The game features an asymmetrical structure. Siege puts heavy emphasis on environmental destruction and cooperation between players. Unlike previous entries in the series, the title has missions known as “situations” as well as an online mode.

Official Launch Trailer of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

Her Story

Her Story (2015)
Initial release date: June 24, 2015
Developer: Sam Barlow
Publisher: Sam Barlow
Directors: Sam Barlow
Genre: Interactive Movie
Platforms: iOS, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS

Official Launch Trailer of Her Story

Undertale

Undertale (2015)
Initial release date: September 15, 2015
Developer: Toby Fox
Publisher: Toby Fox
Genre: Role-playing video game
Modes: Single-player video game
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS

In Undertale, the player controls a human child as they navigate the fictional “Underground” which is a large, secluded region underneath the surface of the Earth. The inhabitants of the Underground are called “monsters”, diverse and intelligent groups who have been banished from the surface following a war with humanity. The child interacts with many monsters on their quest to return to the surface, with the player making decisions on whether to kill or befriend them. Moreover in addition to its popularity factors, the game’s intuitive combat system, the contrast of its witty humor with a dark story, breaking the fourth wall, as well as its references to older role-playing games had reviewers enjoy.

Official Launch Trailer of Undertale

SOMA

SOMA (2015)Initial release date: September 22, 2015
Developer: Frictional Games
Publisher: Frictional Games
Designer: Thomas Grip
Genres: Survival horror
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Mac OS

SOMA is a science fiction survival horror game played from a first-person perspective where the player encounters a number of strange creatures, each an embodiment of an aspect of our themes. The game primarily utilizes elements of psychological horror instead of conventional scares found in most video games within the same genre. The game SOMA takes place on PATHOS-II, an underwater remote research facility with machinery that begins to take human characteristics.

Official Launch Trailer of SOMA

Project CARS

Initial release date: May 7, 2015Project CARS (2015)
Developer: Slightly Mad Studios
Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
Genres: Racing video game
Modes: Single-player video game, Multiplayer video game
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

Project CARS is intended to represent a realistic driving simulation. In order to make a distinction, this game aims a “sandbox” approach that allows the player to choose between a variety of different motorsports paths and grants immediate access to all included tracks and vehicles. Project CARS portrays racing events spanning multiple days, progressing from shakedown and qualifying runs to the race itself, while changes in weather and lighting conditions are simulated dynamically.

Official Launch Trailer of Project CARS

Heroes of the Storm

Initial release date: June 2, 2015Heroes of the Storm (2015)
Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment
Genres: Multiplayer online battle arena
Series: Diablo, Heroes of the Storm
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS

“Heroes of the Storm” is a multiplayer online battle arena (which is referred to as online “hero brawler”) video game where players can choose from three game modes, which include playing with/against computer-controlled heroes or other players. The game features heroes from Blizzard’s franchises including Warcraft, Diablo, StarCraft, The Lost Vikings and Overwatch and uses both free-to-play and freemium models and is supported by micropayments, which can be used to purchase heroes, visual alterations for the heroes in the game and mounts.

Official Launch Trailer of Heroes of the Storm

Halo 5: Guardians

Initial release date: October 27, 2015Halo 5 Guardians (2015)
Developer: 343 Industries
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Writers: Brian Reed
Series: Halo
Genre: First-person Shooter
Platform: Xbox One

Halo 5: Guardians has just managed to stand up to its hype, yet have many complications and flaws. Brilliant multiplayer servers, Xbox one’s most remarkable visuals and long awaited excruciation of its fans helped Halo 5 to make almost a stunning return. This game can be appreciated for its classic Halo combat, newly improvised mechanics as well as astounding set-pieces and alien worlds. Its opening stanza starts with an action sequence where the game-play story sets up to target the rivals with the most intense sci-fi action ever displayed. The new Osiris Team led by Spartan Locke is expected to descend on an army of Covenant forces and transmit them like Jedi to fight up against battle droids.

Official Launch Trailer of Halo 5: Guardians

Evolve

Initial release date: February 10, 2015Evolve (2015)
Developer: Turtle Rock Studios
Publisher: 2K Games
Genres: First-person shooter
Series: Evolve
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

Evolve uses an asymmetrical structure where five players, four playing as hunters and one as the monster, battle against each other in an industrialized alien planet called Shear. The hunters’ gameplay is based on the first-person shooter design, while the monsters are controlled from a third-person perspective. The hunters’ goal is to eliminate the monster, while the monster’s goal is to consume wildlife and evolve to make themselves stronger. The game can be played alone or with multiple players.

Official Launch Trailer of Evolve

https://youtu.be/Sy2l5xQpajw

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate

Initial release date: October 23, 2015Assassin's Creed Syndicate (2015)
Developers: Ubisoft Quebec, Ubisoft Annecy, Ubisoft Montreal
Publisher: Ubisoft
Writers: Jeffrey Yohalem
Series: Assassin’s Creed
Genres:Action-adventure, Stealth
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

When you talk of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate you talk of gangs, coz this series of Assassin’s Creed is boasted with Twins, gangs, blades and Templars which tender you with some of the most joyful Creed moments in year 2015.  Set within Victorian era London, the game follows twin assassins as they navigate the corridors of organized crime, and take back the city from Templar control. The open world design lets players freely roam London. The game is played from a third-person view and its world is navigated on foot or by carriage, also introducing new traveling systems and refined combat and stealth mechanics. The likability of the major characters, especially the Frye twins and the antagonist in the game paved its way towards success.

Official Launch Trailer of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate

This 2015 has injected the craze for open world action games with much more expectations from the upcoming 2016 games. If you are thriving to play the risks to survive, peek into our upcoming updates of video games.

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