Winners: PlayStation.Blog 2015 Game of the Year Awards

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Winners: PlayStation.Blog 2015 Game of the Year Awards

The polls are closed, the votes tallied, and the winners selected. We asked you what the best games of 2015 were, and you responded in kind — with nearly 600,000 votes in total, this has been our biggest Game of the Year event ever! 2015 was a heck of a year for games, and 2016 is already looking just as bright — thank you for taking the time to support the titles that left an impact on you.

Here are your picks for the 2015 PlayStation.Blog Game of the Year Awards.

Best PS4 Game

The Witcher 3 got a lot of love this year, and it’s easy to see why. From its unbelievably massive scale to its engaging and unforgettable characters, CD Projekt Red’s opus in open world storytelling beat industry goliaths Bloodborne, Fallout 4 and even Metal Gear Solid V for the title of “Best PS4 Game.”

Honorable Mentions: Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, Rocket League, Star Wars Battlefront, Until Dawn

Editor’s Choice

Nobody builds worlds with such grisly panache as From Software, and the fearsome town of Yharnam is arguably its most focussed and memorable creation yet. I poured countless hours into sheepishly exploring its streets in 2015, and loved every horrible second.
— Fred Dutton // Social Media Manager, SCEE

N++ lies somewhere between improv comedy and throwing yourself down a flight of stairs. And while it may be voluminous in its myriad masochistic challenges, it’s the balletic platforming and devious level design that coheres the experience into something irresistible. And oh so stylish!
— Nick Suttner // Lead Account Manager, SCEA

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Master-class RPG design. Back in May, I wrote this tweet: “Finished a series of quests in The Witcher 3 that was probably more emotionally powerful than the entire story of any game I’ve ever played.” Months later, I can stand by those words.
— Sid Shuman // Senior Manager of Social Media, SCEA

Fallout 4
Fallout 4 has everything. Great music. An engaging story. Robust customization options. Thrilling combat. A dog. It’s the type of game that you need to barricade yourself indoors for days on end to fully play. I absolutely loved it.
— Ryan Clements // Social Media Specialist, SCEA

Best PS3 Game

Big Boss may not have quite earned top billing on PS4, but you can’t keep a good soldier down — Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain extracted enough votes to land at the top of the “Best PS3 Game” category. North American newcomer Yakuza 5 was expectedly well-received, and we saw strong support for Black Ops 3 as well as Telltale’s fantastic Tales from the Borderlands.

Honorable Mentions: Shovel Knight, Tales of Zestiria, Dragonball XenoVerse

Editor’s Choice

I keep coming back to Teslagrad as one of the most thoughtful, quietly clever games I played last year. Its weird fairytale world held just enough mystery without overplaying its hand, and it felt super tight when it could have felt short. Just a really nice puzzle-platformer that deserves some love among the heavy-hitters.
— Nick Suttner // Lead Account Manager, SCEA

Helldivers catapulted Swedish studio Arrowhead into a new echelon that redefines the top-down squad shooter. An intoxicating blur of snarky satire, team kills, and cape twirling. All hail Super Earth!
— Sid Shuman // Senior Manager of Social Media, SCEA

Best PS Vita Game

Like its larger, more stationary siblings, PS Vita had another great year — and one of the most diverse sets of winners in this year’s awards. It’s always nice to see Persona on a Game of the Year list!

Honorable Mentions: Sword Art Online: Lost Song, Hotline Miami 2, Bastion

Editor’s Choice

Geometry Wars 3
I’ve still got the calloused groove in my thumb to bear witness to the amount of time I spent with this one. Hugely generous with its content, and packed full of clever twists on a classic formula, it monopolised my PS Vita this year
— Fred Dutton // Social Media Manager, SCEE

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number
One of the most rewarding games I played this year, Denaton’s macabre follow-up treads edgy new narrative ground. The characters, the soundtrack, and the visceral combat merge in an almost hallucinatory experience.
— Sid Shuman // Senior Manager of Social Media, SCEA

Shovel Knight
A love letter to the golden age of 8-bit gaming, Yacht Club’s inaugural effort wears its inspirations on its sleeve. It forges its own path though, bringing new ideas to one of gaming’s oldest genres and never falling into the trap of imitation. By story’s end, this unlikely horned hero had me laughing, cheering, and even tearing up a bit. For shovelry!
— Justin Massongill // Social Media Manager, SCEA

Best Story

Telling an effective story is one thing, but doing so when the audience has direct influence over how it unfolds is a very special skill. The team at CD Projekt Red shone especially bright this year, including in the realm of interactive storytelling, but you showed lots of support for Dontnod, Supermassive and Kojima Productions as well.

Honorable Mentions: Bloodborne, Fallout 4, Batman: Arkham Knight

Editor’s Choice

Did you read the extraordinary 90-page lore fan essay that did the rounds last summer? I love how creator Hidetaka Miyazaki hides his narrative in the background – unpicking its ambiguous mysteries is a fascinating game-within-a-game.
— Fred Dutton // Social Media Manager, SCEE

Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture
Rapture is the story of a small town devastated by… something. But for me, the game wasn’t ultimately about that something – rather, it’s about the more intimate, human moments shared by its citizens in times of tragedy. And while its script and voiceover are excellent, it’s the environmental storytelling that truly stands out – wandering the silent streets and exploring the homes of the departed; a snapshot of small-town culture, forever frozen in time.
— Nick Suttner // Lead Account Manager, SCEA

I thought about Soma for weeks after watching the credits roll across the screen. A masterful endeavor in atmosphere, Soma poses intense philosophical questions to its audience — and does so with emotional poignancy. One conversation late in the narrative left my heart broken, and I’ll never forget how that felt.
— Ryan Clements // Social Media Specialist, SCEA

Tales From the Borderlands
Believe it or not, I just finished playing Telltale’s bold first step into the Borderlands universe while putting the finishing touches on this post, and I’m glad I did. Not only does it feature the most honest-to-goodness hilarious writing I saw in a game in 2015, I think it’s Telltale’s best work yet. Long live Loader Bot!
— Justin Massongill // Social Media Manager, SCEA

Best Soundtrack

Video game music sometimes gets overlooked in favor of other, more direct aspects of game design, so we wanted to make sure it gets proper recognition in this year’s GotY discussions. Once again, Geralt of Rivia earned the most votes from our readers, but not without D-Dog nipping at his heels.

Honorable Mentions: Fallout 4, Destiny: The Taken King, Hotline Miami 2, Persona 4: Dancing All Night

Editor’s Choice

Axiom Verge
As much as I adore N++’s opus of licensed electronic jams, I have to give the nod to Axiom Verge – the score is wholly original, and as with everything else in the game, crafted entirely by its sole creator, Thomas Happ. His score maintains every inch of creeping sci-fi strangeness that runs through the rest of the game, the perfect compliment to being trapped in a suffocating alien world.
— Nick Suttner // Lead Account Manager, SCEA

Fallout 4
With Fallout 4, Bethesda created the ultimate cultural mix tape, blending stirring orchestral overtures and suggestive 40s and 50s pop tunes into a surprisingly cohesive mix. “Personality,” indeed.
— Sid Shuman // Senior Manager of Social Media, SCEA

There was a lot of great game music out there this year (I feel terrible not giving this one to Shovel Knight), but I’ve gotta hand it to the team at Metanet for their work here. N++ as a whole is an exercise in deliberate, thoughtful curation and design, and its soundtrack is a reflection of that same design philosophy. Perhaps the chillest collection of tunes in 2015, I keep finding myself with these tracks on loop to help me power through big projects.
— Justin Massongill // Social Media Manager, SCEA

Best Digital Game

No contest here. Rocket League was a force of nature when it debuted a few months ago, catapulting to the top of PS4 owners’ download lists… and our hearts. Daily Rocket League matches are still a thing at SCEA HQ, and based on your votes it looks like we’re not alone.

Honorable Mentions: Hotline Miami 2, Soma, Super Meat Boy

Editor’s Choice

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood
Call me old-fashioned, but I like my FPSes linear, single-player only and story-based! It was slim pickings on that front in 2015, but MachineGames turned in a fine snack-sized prologue to its excellent 2014 shooter.
— Fred Dutton // Social Media Manager, SCEE

Frictional Games released one of 2015’s most inspired accomplishments: an experiment into the nature of human consciousness that filled me with existential dread. I can’t wait to see what this team tackles next.
— Sid Shuman // Senior Manager of Social Media, SCEA

Nuclear Throne
Why do I love a game that tortures me so? Nuclear Throne ties together lightning-fast combat, strategic weapon selection, and a brutal difficulty into one addictive roguelike. Infuse that with character-specific abilities and Nuclear Throne is the type of hole you could fall down for hours.
— Ryan Clements // Social Media Specialist, SCEA

Axiom Verge
Tom Happ clearly and completely understands the type of gamer who wants to play a game like Axiom Verge, and his five-year project plays to that audience spectacularly. Oh, right! This game was made by ONE GUY. No big deal.
— Justin Massongill // Social Media Manager, SCEA

Best Multiplayer

2015 saw strong entries in the multiplayer arena, from the newest entries in the Call of Duty and Destiny series to the launch of DICE’s blockbuster Star Wars Battlefront. Psyonix’s Rocket League took us by surprise with its instantly accessible and endlessly addictive take on vehicular football, landing enough votes for a shiny Gold Trophy.

Honorable Mentions: Rainbow Six Siege, Final Fantasy XIV Heavensward, The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited

Editor’s Choice

Rocket League
Rocket League is great for a lot of reasons, but most of all because it’s a real sport. It’s entirely skill-based, and it’s a total blast whether you’re kicking the ball around the field with some non-gaming friends or flying through the skies, teeth gritted, against seasoned pros. It’s accessible, polished, infinitely replayable, and above all, fun. Everything you (or at least I) could want in a multiplayer game.
— Nick Suttner // Lead Account Manager, SCEA

Call of Duty Black Ops 3
For my money, Call of Duty still boasts the most satisfying feel of any multiplayer shooter. Add in Treyarch’s best Zombies co-op yet and a rock-solid four-player campaign, in regular and Nightmare flavors, and you’ve got a game you could play for years.
— Sid Shuman // Senior Manager of Social Media, SCEA

Destiny: The Taken King
It’s all about the little things. Destiny: The Taken King may have sweeping battles and a ferocious new enemy, but it was the many small improvements Bungie made to the Destiny universe that makes The Taken King so special. The same can be said for its highly addictive multiplayer. There are countless, fun little moments built into one singular package.
— Ryan Clements // Social Media Specialist, SCEA

Most Anticipated 2016

And here we are! A new year, with dozens of new games already announced and on track for release. We don’t yet know everything that’s going to be out by the end of the year, but things are already looking pretty darned good.

Please note: any games that won an award in last year’s GOTY festivities were ineligible to win in the same category again this year. This rule was mostly relevant to this category, which is why we’re putting this lil’ disclaimer here.

Honorable Mentions: Mass Effect: Andromeda, Final Fantasy XV, The Last Guardian

Editor’s Choice

Dark Souls III
Yes, correct, I’m your resident Dark Souls bore. You should probably avoid me at parties.
— Fred Dutton // Social Media Manager, SCEE

The Last Guardian
Because duh.
— Nick Suttner // Lead Account Manager, SCEA

Epic unveiled Paragon at PlayStation Experience last year with a jaw-dropping trailer — and that was all I needed to begin my jittery anticipation for this ambitious new MOBA. Anything with black hole-inducing super attacks deserves sustained applause.
— Ryan Clements // Social Media Specialist, SCEA

Horizon: Zero Dawn
Dark Souls III is singing its siren song, but ultimately I have to give the nod to Horizon: Zero Dawn. Guerrilla Games’s bold decision to move away from the guns-and-grit of Killzone to this colorful, lush world populated by biomechanical creatures already looks like it’s going to pay off in spades.
— Sid Shuman // Senior Manager of Social Media, SCEA

The Witness
I played an early build of The Witness for around 50 hours a few months ago, going so far as to actually finish the game. So then, it certainly says something that the experience I’m most looking forward to in 2016 is playing it again.
— Justin Massongill // Social Media Manager, SCEA

Best Free PS Plus Game

PlayStation Plus members got dozens of games as part of their subscription this year, but there was a clear favorite come voting time: Rocket League positively decimated the competition in this category, proving that it’s not the size of the team that made the game — it’s how many rocket-powered battle cars they have in it.

Honorable Mentions: God of War Ascension, Mass Effect 2, Dishonored

Editor’s Choice

OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood
Roll7 improved on its already-phenomenal 2014 breakout hit in every way. Can’t wait to get my hands on Not A Hero!
— Fred Dutton // Social Media Manager, SCEE

Gauntlet: Slayer Edition
Clearly, Rocket League is the favorite here. But I will buck the trend and highlight this underappreciated gem from Arrowhead, a frenetic multiplayer-focused dungeon crawler that does the classic original proud.
— Sid Shuman // Senior Manager of Social Media, SCEA

OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood
Gotta agree with Fred here. The original OlliOlli was one of my favorite games on PS Vita, and the fact that its better-in-every-way sequel was free on PS Plus at launch was a slam-dunk for the plucky team at Roll7. These guys have a bright future ahead of ’em.
— Justin Massongill // Social Media Manager, SCEA

Best Expansion

Expansions and DLC have been evolving over the course of the generation. Sometimes they stick to a more traditional plan and add new gear or missions, other times they add entirely new chapters to a game’s campaign. Heck, sometimes they launch for free! The voting results were encouragingly diverse, rewarding various methods of expansion (but surprise, The Witcher 3 took home the most votes).

Honorable Mentions: Final Fantasy XIV Heavensward, Star Wars Battlefront: The Battle of Jakku

Editor’s Choice

Bloodborne: The Old Hunters
In which From Software provides an irrefutable answer to Shakespeare’s 500-year-old poser, “Can one desire too much of a good thing?”
— Fred Dutton // Social Media Manager, SCEE

Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward
Heavensward, above all else, demonstrated a thematic cohesion in nearly every facet of its colossal (perhaps draconic) scope. Story, music, class design, and quests were spun together with aplomb, ensuring that Final Fantasy XIV remain a dominant force in the MMO landscape for years to come.
— Ryan Clements // Social Media Specialist, SCEA

Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward
Another category where someone gets to my pick before I do. It’s okay though: I initially convinced Ryan to play FFXIV in the first place, so my work here is done. Kudos to Naoki Yoshida and his team on a massive, Eorzea-altering expansion that I can unreservedly say is worthy of my time. Hundreds and hundreds of hours of my time.
— Justin Massongill // Social Media Manager, SCEA

Studio of the Year

Finally, Studio of the Year. We’ve been rewarding specific games up until this point, but let’s take a moment to consider that they’re all made by teams of people. People who chose this medium and work tirelessly so we can escape into their worlds, or experience their stories… or just have fun. CD Projekt Red and The Witcher 3 were the talk of the industry this year, and for good reason. This unassuming team managed to earn more votes than the teams behind Fallout 4, Bloodborne and even Metal Gear Solid V. Bravo.

CD Projekt Red
Bethesda Game Studios
From Software
Kojima Productions

Honorable Mentions: Square Enix, Treyarch

Editor’s Choice

From Software
Not only did the supremely diligent Tokyo-based outfit release the GOTY and announce the imminent release of Dark Souls III, it also found time to reward the faithful with the hugely under-rated Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin on PS4.
— Fred Dutton // Social Media Manager, SCEE

Psyonix made a brilliant gamble in retooling their PS3 cult hit (Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle Cars) for the eSports generation, and the result — Rocket League — is a triumph of accessible, competitive action. They stuck to their guns, and had the faith and foresight that success would follow. It did.
— Nick Suttner // Lead Account Manager, SCEA

Kojima Productions
If not this year, then when?
— Sid Shuman // Senior Manager of Social Media, SCEA

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  • Congrats to CDPR on studio of the year.

    Truly the pinnacle of studios between putting out such an amazing piece of work AND continually showing the players how much you appreciate us.

  • Just started the witcher 3 Loved rocket league and glad to see Life is strange getting so love i enjoyed that game immensely

  • Wow … I’m a little disapointed to see The Witchers 3 got so much awards … I couldn’t play more than 3h of it before giving up to this open world game that shouldn’t be one. The combat is boring, floaty and unresponsive which is unforgivable for an action game with RPG element … you fight like 90% of the time and it isn’t even satisfying … at least Bloodborne was actually good on that part and the story is kinda hidden making it like something you must solve and people are really into it. I found some people to share my essay about the story.

    My top 4
    Mega Man Collection
    Until Dawn
    Tearaway Unfolded

  • I’m disappointed that Heavensward didn’t get an honorable mention for best soundtrack. The FFXIV team added alot of great songs in the expansion and they keep adding more in almost every major update.

    • I still listen to it regularly! Fantastic soundtrack. Soken-san is a musical mastermind.

    • Because FFIV was the second worst game ever created. The first being FFXI. Square Enix needs to take a leaf out of Bethesda’s book when it comes to online games. I do like Final Fantasy music and they make the best single player FF games, to be honest. My faves will always be IV and VII

    • @LordShozin64

      “Because FFIV was the second worst game ever created”

      “My faves will always be IV and VII”

      …Might wanna work on your spelling.


      “I do like Final Fantasy music and they make the best single player FF games, to be honest.”

      I certainly hope they make the best single player FF games, they make the only single player FF games. They make the only FF games period. Fail…

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  • This list is bull poopy. Bloodborne should be the PS4 GOTY. And the most anticipated game of next year is either Uncharted 4 a thief’s End or Horizon Zero Dawn. The Last Guardian probably will get delayed (again) that’s why it isnt on this list.
    I love Dark Souls III but the hype is stronger with my Nathan Drake!
    Oh and where da heck is Persona 5 and Ninokuni 2 ??? It’s either this list scream american or Sony just so bad at advertising these games, lolololol.
    Oh and next year, you should make a category for the best exclusive and the most anticipated exclusive.

    • You’re certainly correct, Sony doesn’t advertise Persona 5 specifically very well. It’s my most anticipated game, but let’s be honest a majority of gamers only care about your Call of Duty, Destiny, etc. The big multiplayer games are what sell units, Sony does a great job of advertising those. The loyal PlayStation fans truly care about their first party exclusives though, I’m right there with you.

  • How is mgs5 beating bloodborne in music? I can’t comment on witcher but mgs5 soundtrack comes nowhere close to the masterpiece that is bloodborne. I don’t understand how anyone can favor it over bloodborne and its mind boggling that it wasn’t even nominated in the vga. What a joke.

  • ffxiv was robbed on soundtrack and story.

    the vita votes are a very poor representation of what was actually good on the system this year.

    (most likely because of people who dont even play vita voting for games)

  • Where is Rainbow Six Siege? In 2016? Best game since Battlefield 4

  • ….so what ur saying is….. The Witcher 3 might be an ok game to try out…. Just a little?…..

  • Now you should just toss all those games on sale for like a week. So I can buy them all.

  • I own BOTH Witcher 1 and 2 on PC, bought them at the $60 price-point and never got more than 30-40% into either game because of the horrible combat and that fact that they were both so damn boring. Yet… everyone says that Witcher 3 is this amazing RPG… maybe once it hits below $20 I might bother… but I have been burned twice already LOL.

  • I also wonder if you are playing the same game. Witcher 3 (for me) is full of hilarious comedy, profound sadness and loss, anger not from control issues, but as a reaction to a scathing character comment or betrayal, and so much more. I started playing as a good guy until I realized that for a lot of decisions, there was no obvious good or bad but shades of grey. As for characters, the amount and quality of voice acting (in dialogue and overhearing random npcs) is awe inspiring. That coupled with detailed facial expressions and better than average framerate for this size of console game makes immersing oneself in this expertly crafted world almost effortless.

  • Well I’ve never played any of the Souls games so I obviously couldn’t put DS3 in my anticipated list, but I’m glad to see that Horizon is at least on a lot of peoples’ radar. Of the eligible titles, Horizon is definitely the one that has my attention the most. I can’t wait for that game.

  • I wish I had a PS4, so I could play Witcher 3

  • I just started playing the witcher 3 an bloodborn this week an i have to say im having more fun with bloodborn

  • Nice list. Hopefully we’ll see a stronger list of Vita games next year. If not, then thank God for Remote Play. Still love my Vita.

    My most anticipated game of 2016, believe it or not, is the new Hot Shots Golf. Open world golf? Driving golf carts? Player customization? Game sounds sick!

    I just hope they’ll still have some characters in there that we can unlock. Hot Shots characters are iconic (Jasmine = the G.O.A.T and I’m still a little disappointed that she wasn’t a fighter in PS All-Stars Battle Royal).

    As for the games on the list. Rented Fallout 4, Withcer 3 and Bloddborne. Fallout 4 is here, just waiting on Witcher and Bloodborne (Thanks GameFly!).

    Can’t wait to try these games out.

  • You know PS Vita is dead when Shovel Knight and Super Meat Boy are in your best game category….what a joke

  • Sid, I remember thinking the same about Kojima Productions before December, but since then they have rose back from the ashes like the PHOENIX!

    Forever may Kojima God rein!

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  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain shouldn’t have been given the best PS3 game in my opinion. It’s so obvious this was solely to give it some spotlight. I simply feel as though qualifiers for best PS3 game should be exclusive titles to that console. This is why witcher III lost my vote for best PS4 game, because it’s also on Xbox. I chose Bloodborne because it’s an exclusive title.

  • I don’t understand why The Witcher 3 has so many haters. That game is amazing, it was the only reason Fallout 4 lost my vote for GotY.

  • Really glad for Project and Witcher 3.
    That game was super talked up.
    So living up to that hype was impossible.
    But, it was still an enjoyable tale with pretty good game play.
    Definitely a must play for those that haven’t yet played it.

  • Also, I thought Elder Scrolls Online was really under rated. I love the game a lot. Great combat, interesting quests, huge world to explore, etc.

    But, I guess since the game has been on PC for 2 years, the PS version didn’t really count because it’s pretty much the same game as PC which was a year older.

    It did get an honorable mention I guess lol.

    I love the game though.

    Now bring on the new Hot Shots Golf will ya? :D

  • YO where is Superbeat Xonic my favorite vita game right now.

  • who payed off these votes.

  • My last month paycheck was for 11000 dollars… All i did was simple online work from comfort at home for 3-4 hours/day that I got from this agency I discovered over the internet and they paid me for it 95 bucks every hour…Try it yourself…

  • Damn Witcher 3 crushed the competition! And it deserved all the praise! The game was amazing and Hearts of stones was equally amazing lol can’t wait for Blood and Wine expantion!!!

  • I tried playing switcher 3, but it just bored me completely.. idk if I should try giving it another chance. it’s getting a ton of awards n schist, but idk. seems like a dudebro kind of game to me.

  • I started playing Helldivers in March 2015 and I am still playing it. I did play a few other games in the summer like Rocket League and the TellTale game Episode here and there and some King’s Quest and some Magicka 2 and Gauntlet, but I think fair to say my gaming time has been largely dominated by Helldivers.

    I did try buy / try games like Bloodborne and Witcher 3 but I never made it out of their tutorial phases before going right back to Helldivers.

    So my Game of the Year 2015 is clearly Helldivers

  • My 3 best games for the year for me are fallout 4,battle front and revelations 2.until dawn and mad max were my runner ups. As for witcher 3 I have no interest in the most over hyped game in the world.

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  • I wonder. If Red Dead is no longer at the top if the price will drop.

  • I personally believe that, “Destiny: The Taken King” should’ve got the best soundtrack or whatever.

  • Awesome Thank you for all the Awards and to keep putting great Video like toons and good stories that really have to go to Movies if not it’s what my Stream like xoxo

  • I think witcher3 rock my brain I played a lot of games in my years ps2 ps3 and now ps4 witcher3 I can say it took me to a new leval of gaming and fallout4 so injoying game story line was osome love the music rockon all you gamer lets see moore good games like witcher3 and fallout4 thank you ps4

  • Did everyone forget about Arkham Knight????

  • I cannot sit here and tell you I’ve played Witcher 3 or even Bloodborne because I’d be lying. I’m sure they are fantastic games with fantastic gameplay and stories, but I am disappointed to see Fallout 4 where it was. Fallout 4 is hands down the best game I’ve ever had the privilege of playing, this is just my opinion of course but I’ve never seen anything like it before. Bethesda is amazing, taking it back to Oblivion and even Skyrim, phenomenal games. But Fallout 4 sent me on an emotional rollercoaster, I laughed, I was angry, I also wanted to cry. That is why I feel it is worthy of a better title, not that what it received was not great of course. Fallout 4 gave me chills, it is always the microscopic details that make me so happy (amazing graphics help too) starting with the creation of a character right down to versatile scales on the Deathclaws. Yes I am a crazy Bethesda fan and I’m nuts about Fallout 4, please play it if you haven’t already… Perhaps you too will get the shivers down your spine as the game starts and the voice says, “War….. War never changes”. Welp, I’m off to play the Witcher…… Sorry for the rant

  • The Witcher cleaned house this year, well deserved on most of the categories. I personally think that Telltale should have won studio of year, they put out a couple of great games in 2015. I also enjoyed the soundtrack of Fallout 4 more than The Witcher’s…

  • Just as I voted… Love It!!

  • I’m surprised that Bo3 didn’t take all! Its all my friends talk about.

  • Wait… How the hell Did Uncharted 4 not take the “Most Anticipated Game of 2016” I for one am Pumped as hell for it! I already Pre Ordered it!

  • What about Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate?

  • It’s really sad to see how Batman Arkham Asylum has suffered in awards from the PC release. I think the game deserve much more attention than it have been getting. It’s such a good game! I’m playing The Witcher 3 right now, but I don’t find it better than Batman Arkham Asylum. A bigger game, for sure, but not a better one. The Witcher 3 have some problems in the gameplay mechanics that are really not present on Batman Arkham Asylum. Sometimes the simple task of moving in a small space can be a pain in the ass, or reach some crates to loot, to ride on a horse… Those things are not so smooth than it’s equivalent ones in Batman Arkham Asylum. Yes, there are some errors still, but nearly not as many as in The Witcher 3. The movement, the fighting, even the Batmobile have a very polished gameplay overall. Well… Although The Witcher 3 is a great game and a really big world, I really think that Batman Arkham Asylum should have got the Best Game Award.

  • How did Treyarch not get best Studio of the year?!

  • Witched 3 is the best RPG I have ever played,long live geralt of rivia.

  • I am extremely disappointed that Bloodborne didn’t win any awards. It at least deserved best soundtrack. Not hating on Witcher but Bloodborne is my personal game of the year.

  • While the list of games are good. I can’t help but notice that the games that were released closer to the end of the year, with the exception of Bloodborne, seem to have gotten the most votes. I think ‘best game of the year’ should be done in two segments: first 6 months and latter 6 months. I think Destiny didn’t get the credit it deserved for one. Also is there an expanded list?
    best rpg
    best fps
    best racer
    best fighter
    I would like to see how they compare in their specific genre.

  • Replace every time Witcher 3 pops up with Bloodborne and I agree with most of these. Happy to see P4DAN & Rocket League getting props, but Bloodborne ya’ll. Let’s be real.

  • Probably should save up my birthday money for Witcher…………. Not

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