The Games That 2015 Gave Us
Before we celebrate 2016, let’s take a look at what 2015 gave us
There’s no doubt about it, 2015 was one heck of a year for us gamers. We have been treated from January all the way through to December, each month has given us some amazing titles. How about we recap and celebrate 2015’s epic game lineup and see this year out in style, the bar has been set high for 2016 and let’s see why. Little hint for you all, click on the game title in bold and it will take you to the page to download if you want.
Right at the start of the year it was made obvious that we had kicked off in style, can you remember what we had up for grabs? We had the bone crunching Rugby 15 that provided the best rugby simulation to date, the ever popular Saints Row gave us two offerings in the form of Re-Elected and Gat Out Of Hell and we saw the action packed sandbox adventure game titled Terraria.
Now in the 2nd month of the year and the big titles keep on rolling in, what can you remember from the February lineup? Evolve brought us a fun new way 4v1 hunting title, we stepped into the crease and played some cricket thanks to Don Bradman Cricket, we experienced what life would be like in prison with The Escapists, the massive DEAD OR ALIVE 5 brought us some next gen fighting, fans of Dragon Ball rejoiced when they heard Dragon Ball Xenoverse being released, zombie killers got their fix with the amazing Dying Light game and thanks to Dynasty Warriors 8 we got to conquer ancient China.
What did March have to offer for us gamers, can you remember this month’s lineup? We became roller coaster megastars in Screamride, got new ways to kill the undead in Zombie Army Trilogy, Dante and Vergil came with a next gen polish in Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition, We became the best of the best in sharp shooting courtesy of Sniper Elite III, the highly anticipated Battlefield Hardline allowed us to become either the cops or the robbers, BLADESTORM: Nightmare put us in charge on the war ground, the one and only Final Fantasy Type-0 HD brought us a whole load of content, Resident Evil Revelations 2 made us need a change of underwear on more than one occasion, we welcomed Borderlands: The Handsome Collection with open arms and we got to tear around the tracks with two wheels in the adrenaline endorsing RIDE.
April followed up with a smaller amount of offerings, but quality over quantity applies in this month. DARK SOULS II: Scholar of the First Sin tested us to our core, we got the goriest fighter yet in Mortal Kombat X and got our survival skills tested in the amazing State Of Decay: Year One Survival Edition.
Now in the 5th month of the year, we had some real variety this month to say the least. We got to shoot enemies in a very distinctive way with Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, we got a new taste of racing at break neck speeds in Project CARS, the massive open world come role playing game called The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was released and just to spice things up a level we got the purely amazing Farming Simulator 15.
We are now half way through the year, the 1st half has been amazing for gaming – what has the 2nd half got to give? We got an award winning game in the way of The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited, an amazing game for adults and grown ups with LEGO Jurassic World, we got to steal and pilfer with PAYDAY 2: Crimewave Edition, we cycled our way to victory in Tour De France 2015, became one of the greatest superheroes out there with the awesome Batman: Arkham Knight and got to don the racing leathers again in MotoGP 15.
We are now up to July, all the previous months have made the standard so high we hope this month follows suit. F1 2015 gave us the chance to race at super sonic speeds around the world, Trials Fusion: The Awesome Max Edition let us trick and flip our way from one side to the other and we got to play the most beautiful courses out there in Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR.
Now we find ourselves in August already, the year is flying by and the games keep on coming. We got treated to some real nostalgia with Rare Reply, got a fix of American Football in Madden NFL 16, got to experience some amazing combat in Dishonored: Definitive Edition, made our toys come to life in Disney Infinity 3.0 and we saw one of our best exclusives return in Gears Of War: Ultimate Edition.
September is just simply amazing for gamers, one of the best months without a shadow of a doubt. Hold on to your hats here, time for a rapid fire list of the games. Mad Max, METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN, Brothers: a Tale of Two Sons, Rugby World Cup 2015, Destiny: The Taken King, NHL 16, Rugby League Live 3, Forza Motorsport 6, PES 2016, Blood Bowl 2, FIFA 16, Skylanders SuperChargers, LEGO Dimensions and last but not least NBA 2K16.
The month of October had a massive job on it’s hands, how do you follow on from the lineup of games from last month? Well we all became radical skaters in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5, jammed out to the max in Rock Band 4, kicked some robotic butt in TRANSFORMERS: Devastation, drove the time machine in Back To The Future, drifted a race car with precise control in WRC 5, went into old world London with Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, played some awesome tunes in Guitar Hero Live, did the funky chicken in Just Dance 2016, became a terrifying force in Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition, played the latest installment of possibly the best exclusive in Halo 5: Guardians, experienced a game in a whole new way with Minecraft: Story Mode and battled our way to the top in WWE 2K16.
November is slightly different to the other months, here we get the added bonus of new hardware as well as the amazing lineup of games. To begin the month we had the outstanding Elite Controller, the amazingly rebooted Need For Speed, something a little bit fun in Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations, the infamous Call of Duty: Black Ops III touched down as the latest installment of the series, the top spec Elite Console was out for gamers to own, the hype train game Fallout 4 finally came out after what seemed like ages of waiting, Lara Croft returned to our screens in the brilliant Rise Of The Tomb Raider, the TV smash hit Game Of Thrones was here to the delight of the fans, we got to arm ourselves with light sabers and use the force in STAR WARS: Battlefront, drove through an open world USA in The Crew: Wildrun Edition and played the most individual game so far in the form of Deadpool.
So here we are in the present month (get it, present), with it being the month best known for festivities we are expecting some amazing games just in time before the big day. We aren’t disappointed as we get to play Just Cause 3 for the first time, got our hands on Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege and we weren’t left feeling sad at all with this huge title, we have the world’s deadliest panda in Kung Fu Panda Showdown of Legendary Legends and last but by no means least we have Ark: Survival Evolved that is as massive as it is Jurassic.
And there we have it, the games that made 2015 one of the best years for the gamers. We have had some amazing titles each month, every genre has been catered for in real style. What I would love to know is what has been your favourite title from 2015, also keep your eyes peeled for an article coming soon which states our ‘Game Of The Year’ – but until then let me know your answer in the comments below.
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