Community Review: 2015 in Video Games

Okay, the big guns are gone. So there aren’t necessarily any big new releases to discuss, so I thought it might be worth talking about the year that was. Where does it rank for you? Was this one of the best years for video games ever?

I’m going to say yes. I think 2015 was one of those years. Sort of like 2007, with Mario Galaxy, Modern Warfare, BioShock, Assassin’s Creed, Halo 3. The kind of year where major, AAA games really delivered in a major way.

Just consider the volume and the quality…

Dying Light
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
The Witcher 3
Destiny: The Taken King
Fallout 4
Super Mario Maker
Rocket League

All these games came out in a period of a year and they were all of such high quality. 2015 was one of those ‘faith in video gaming restored’ years.

It was also the year where it felt like this generation of consoles really gained momentum and became must purchases, not just for us — the people who live and breathe video game culture — but your friend who sorta plays games but not-quite-really.

I’m hoping it only gets better from here.

What are your thoughts?

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