Nominate Your Overall Game Of The Year

Okay, this is the big one. Time to drop your nominations for your overall favourite game of the year.

You know the drill: this week we'll take your nominations, next week we'll do a big vote, then the following week we'll announce the winners.

Overall game of the year is hard. Yesterday we did console games of the year and I actually forgot a few of my favourites.

Here are some of my nominations for Game of the Year...

— Bloodborne — Metal Gear Solid V — Rocket League — Splatoon — Fallout 4 — Her Story — Grow Home — Everybody's Gone To The Rapture — Expand

Yeah, it's been a good year for video games. Going to find it pretty difficult to choose my overall favourite

Drop your own nominations below.


    Whilst it feels a little wrong to do so,fallout has provided me with the most addictive gaming experience of the year so it has to be
    Fallout 4

    It might not have the story or nuances of f3 or NV but i just just can't stop playing it which is basically my one and only criteria for GOTY.

      Man I’d be voting for Fallout Shelter if “I kept playing it” was the only criteria.

      I can’t shake the feeling that Fallout 4 is a little bit cookie-cutter, even as I’m playing and enjoying it.
      That’s probably ridiculous and unfair, and I think maybe NV being .5 sequel might have made the problem worse, but it just doesn’t feel like a huge new-gen leap from Fallout 3.

      When I was playing through The Witcher 3 (my pick) I constantly felt like the game was surprising me with layers of depth, storytelling and choice that weren’t easily apparent and which I hadn’t experienced in any game before.

      Fallout is kinda the opposite: the missions are basic in structure, the dialogue is terrible, the choices are branching but the nuance is missing…. If you compare it to the Witcher as an RPG then Fallout looks positively retro in comparison, if you consider it as a game about exploring and collecting (Minecraft style) then it seems like an underwhelming leap from Fallout 3….

      Don’t get me wrong, I still love it. Maybe I’m just a bit unnerved by the idea that Fallout will win all the GOTY awards because it came out in November and it’s kept close to a winning formula.

        Completely understand where you're coming from and i thought about the exact same thing. There are games that are technically and constructively better than F4 but none have held my interest as much.
        It it's possible that I'm leaning towards the post apocalyptic theme because i might be over fantasy settings like Witcher, Dark Souls and Skyrim that have dominated my last few years of gaming.

    I want to say Fallout 4 but I won't because it isn't great. My award goes to Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious.

    Xenoblade Chronicles X (Just assuming based on previews)
    Until Dawn,
    Rocket League
    Ori and the blind forrest
    Witcher 3 and

    SPLATOON! I'm still playing it daily.

    I also nominate the film Creed as Best Action Game.

    CS:GO for me.

    While Fallout 4 is amazing, ive not had the time to sink some real hours into it, and CS:Go is just the perfect time sink for me this year.

      CS:Go didn't come out this year though...

        Article never specifies this year as a required release date parameter.... so CS:Go it is for me.

          Game of the Year Awards are about games that came out this year though, when have they ever not been?

            Why does it get your panties in a wad that my game of the year (Given that the article doesn't specify 2015 GOTY) isn't a game that was released this year? how does it affect you in any way?

              What? Hahah you're tripping. CS isn't in the contest, no comprehend?

                'Nominate YOUR game of the Year' would presumably mean your personal opinion. dnr is entitled to say CS:GO just as I can say DOTA 2. I was disappointed by Fallout 4, didn't see much of The Witcher 3 and I'm kinda sad about the delay of many games. This year I spent FAR too many hours on DOTA and found a new love for esports so that's my game of the year.

    Life is Strange. Far from flawless, I know, but it captivated me from start to finish. Was the type of game I thought about long after playing. Something special. :)

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    Fallout 4 by default. It's the only new game I played this year. And I have thoroughly enjoyed it, even with it's deep flaws.

    Fallout 4 — I'm impressed with how much I have done, but even better, what remains to be done — then there's the mods...

    Rocket League
    Fallout 4

    Also, I'm still playing Don Bradman Cricket 14 (released late 2014) which is the best cricket simulation I've ever played.

    Last edited 04/12/15 1:37 pm

    Not difficult at all, really. Witcher 3. Pretty simple choice.

      I didn't play, but just because it seems to have evolved the most without abandoning what makes it what it is (a little passive-aggressive vomit for MGS V there).

      I think you're right.

      But, since I haven't actually played at all, Fallout 4.

        You were so close to having me love you again, Jimu. So close.

        Edit: No, I've reconsidered. You said the magic words: "I think you're right."
        Gets me every time.

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    Witcher 3; hands down.


      While the other games are great, the Witcher 3 sets a new standard for what games can be.
      Without getting too ridiculous, it almost reminds me of Ocarina of Time in the way it distances itself from the other games of its type through pure scope and polish.

    Fallout 4. Sure, it's not perfect, but I love it. So many very late nights not caring that I need to get up early in the morning. Can't remember another game that had it's hooks so deep.

    Fallout 4 definitely. I'm 67 hours in and I still feel like I've barely scratched the surface.

    Witcher 3.
    This has been a strong year

    Witcher 3 will win the most gotys including gamespot.

    Fallout 4
    Witcher 3
    Divinity Original Sin (console)

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