It's been another banner year for gaming, and whittling down the huge list of 2015's games to find the best wasn't an easy task. We did it anyway. There were some truly standout titles in 2015, even starting back at the beginning of the year with games like Life is Strange, Ori and the Blind Forest or even Hotline Miami 2. As we got deeper into the year, so too did the library of potential Game of the Year candidates grow. Mortal Kombat X, The Witcher 3, and Splatoon led us into the summer, and that's when this ride really went off the rails.
Titles like Batman: Arkham Knight, Everybody's Gone to the Rapture and Until Dawn solidified the 2015 gaming year even further, and with the fall's annual deluge right around the corner, set gamers up for one of the most exciting final halves of a year we'd seen in some time. The arrival of Super Mario Maker, Metal Gear Solid V, Destiny: The Taken King, Forza Motorsport 6 and more kicked off September's gaming calendar in spectacular fashion, and making it even harder to uncover a true frontrunner for GOTY.
Of course, it was October and November that truly broke the gamer's back, as they always do. Assassin's Creed Syndicate, Halo 5, Rock Band 4, and surprise cult hit Transformers Devastation bolstered one of the most crowded months, and all managed to make it out before the November juggernauts Fallout 4, Call of Duty: Black Ops III and Rise of the Tomb Raider. Getting everyone to agree on a small handful of games would have been impossible with the litany of strong releases this year had seen. Somehow though, we did it.
Here are Arcade Sushi's Games of the Year 2015.