Top Games of 2015

You're looking for the very best games of 2015, are you? Well, you've come to the right place as this list is exactly that. But first, here is approximately 150 words to ensure that this page is indexed on Google.

2015 was the year we were meant to be getting Uncharted 4, but a delay saw it get pushed into 2016, which is great news for the Top Games of 2016 list, but not so good for this one. We did get Fallout 4, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, Batman: Arkham Knight, and... Bloodborne.

Bloodborne is regarded by some as one of the finest video games ever made, but it's pretty divisive. Other people think it's another overrated punishment-fest in the mould of Dark Souls. You can see what our reviewer thought by checking out where the game features in this list of the best games released in 2015.

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  • 30.

    Until Dawn

    If you fancy a gory treat that hits plenty of high notes, Until Dawn is highly recommended. I do enjoy a cheesy slasher movie. They are mostly incredibly predictable, following the same tropes each and every time, but they... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS4

  • 29.

    Super Mario Maker

    Super Mario Maker is a fantastic creation tool. Just don't expect it to be much more than that. You are not Shigeru Miyamoto. If for some reason you always wanted proof that was true, Super Mario Maker is the game you need.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii U

  • 28.

    Disney Infinity 3.0

    The Disney Infinity 3.0 Starter Pack is a great introduction that will keep kids and kidults alike entertained for a long time. Disney Infinity has, to me at least, always felt like a great idea that never really made the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U

  • 27.

    Forza Motorsport 6

    If you like yourself some Forza, Forza 6 is the Forza for you. Forza. Forza Motorsport 6 is Forza. If that doesn't sound appealing to you, stop reading now. This isn't a game for you. I know that in your eyes, arcade racer-person,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 26.

    Dropsy

    If you miss the old days, before games of this ilk got streamlined and simplified, give this a whirl before you read too much about it. It's well worth the small outlay. Dropsy, a point and click adventure game about a circus... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 25.

    SOMA

    Soma's slowly-unfolding story, and the choices you live with, make the experience one that will stay with you for some time, the ending hitting all the right notes. Soma made me think. A sci-fi horror adventure from Frictional... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS4, PC

  • 24.

    LEGO Dimensions

    LEGO Dimensions is the most fun I've had with a LEGO video game since the whole idea was new back on the PS2. It's full of cool new ideas and a story rammed with iconic references and witty humour. LEGO Dimensions breathes... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U

  • 23.

    Minecraft: Story Mode - A Telltale Games Series

    If Minecraft was around 25 years ago, this would be the Saturday-morning cartoon tie-in. And that's a good thing. The union of Mojang and Telltale is the kind of marriage that Auntie Maureen would charitably give six months,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PC, iPhone

  • 22.

    Guitar Hero Live

    In theory it sounds terrible, but Guitar Hero: Live's approximation of old-school music TV programming, coupled with the excellent hardware, makes it a winner. Perhaps the most interesting thing about Guitar Hero: Live is... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS4, Xbox One

  • 21.

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3

    Campaign is dull and forgettable, but multiplayer is great fun and Zombies has had some real effort poured into it. Updated review Black Ops 3's multiplayer feels, more so than perhaps ever before, like a suite of modes and... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

  • 20.

    Football Manager 2016

    Football Manager 2016 is complete misery, heartache, and bouts of pure anger – directed at a bunch of numbers. But I love it. It's amazing how a game can make you care about a group of people who I had no knowledge of and... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 19.

    Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam

    Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam does everything you would expect it to do, and is all the better for it. For anyone that's unaware, 2003's Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga is one of the best Mario games you've never played. The franchise... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: 3DS

  • 18.

    Rainbow Six Siege

    An FPS where your weapon should be the last thing you use, not the first, Rainbow Six Siege is a fantastic tactical shooter. Well, thank goodness for that. After a superb behind closed-doors showing at E3 2014, Rainbow Six... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

  • 17.

    Fast Racing Neo

    FAST Racing Neo is a simple game, its roots clearly planted in a simpler time. It's good, honest, fast, arcade fun, priced perfectly to match its ambitions. FAST Racing Neo isn't exactly F-Zero, but it's so close that for... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii U

  • 16.

    Resident Evil HD Remaster

    Resident Evil remains as odd, unsettling, and unforgettable as its setting, and the HD remaster only emphasises this. Announced last year to an unwarranted - if, given the spate of recent poor HD re-releases, somewhat understandable... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 15.

    The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D

    ABXY Moon (sorry) It's time for Majora's Mask to step out of Ocarina of Time's shadow. Comfortably the most innovative and arguably the best of the Zelda series, the condensed mission structure and three-day cycle makes it... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: 3DS

  • 14.

    DmC Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition

    DmC Definitive Edition's customisation tools that allow the player to tweak gameplay to suit their own style is what makes this an excellent remaster for newcomers and veterans alike. Remember back in 2013 when all the internet... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS4, Xbox One

  • 13.

    Ori and the Blind Forest

    The extreme highs carry Ori and the Blind Forest through to greatness if not quite flawlessness. Rarely is a game able to be so devilish in its gameplay yet so touching in its story. My heart was pounding like I'd just ran... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One, PC

  • 12.

    Axiom Verge

    Whereas many modern takes on classic retro genres fall foul of style over substance, this has been built with such skill that it doesn't need to rely on our annoying fondness of the past to impress. Confession time: I've... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS4

  • 11.

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    The Witcher 3 is vast, intriguing, and enthralling. Update: Having now spent time with the retail, patched versions of the game on both Xbox One and PS4, Brett's review has been amended to reflect what is a considerable upgrade... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

  • 10.

    Gears of War: Ultimate Edition

    One of the best third-person shooters in history returns. Gear Of War: Ultimate Edition is exactly the game you expect it to be. For those that still don't know what that is, it's the original in the series completely remastered... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One, PC

  • 9.

    Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain

    A fitting swansong. Update As you probably know by now Metal Gear Solid 5 ends badly: patently unfinished in its storytelling and unnecessarily punitive in its meting out of final campaign missions. It's a sad end to what... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 8.

    Tearaway Unfolded

    Unfolded ranks as one of the best remasters released, exhibiting a clear sense of love of the property that simply isn't seen when many older games arrive on new systems. If you didn't know already, I don't think you'd tweak... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS4

  • 7.

    PES 2016

    The best football game ever. Update It's been two weeks since PES launched, and what was a joyous celebration of the arrival of the greatest football game of all time has been soured somewhat since the revelation that squads,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 6.

    Halo 5: Guardians

    Halo 5 Guardians hits all the right notes in a campaign that is thrilling from end to end and delivers a multiplayer suite full of many delights that play impeccably. I've never thought of myself as a Halo fanboy, but I guess... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 5.

    Rise of the Tomb Raider

    Crystal Dynamics has made a game that expertly rekindles memories of the series' triumphant past and yet still feels incredibly modern. A captivating romp that should cement Lara as a modern icon. Rise of the Tomb Raider... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 4.

    Fallout 4

    A tremendous experience that manages to continually improve upon itself with each passing hour. Fallout 4 is exactly what you hope it is, as long as you were hoping for more of the same. While that may sound like an obvious... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

  • 3.

    Bloodborne

    A superb, intelligent evolution of the series. Update: Now that Bloodborne is out in the shops for real people to buy, Brett has finally had a chance to check out its multiplayer functionality. His impressions are below,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS4

  • 2.

    Grand Theft Auto 5

    The definitive version of Rockstar's biggest world to date. Note: Below are impressions of the technical improvements and additions found in the PC version of GTA 5. For an insight into the characters and missions of GTA... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 1.

    Batman: Arkham Knight

    Batman: Arkham Knight is the best Batman game ever made and a classic in its own right. 'The Batman games wouldn't be any good if Batman wasn't in it' is a long cited, stupid criticism of the Arkham series. By that notion,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC