Crazy to think it, but 2015 is halfway over. And while many developers like to wait until the last quarter of a year to usually drop their best games (the lineup for this Xmas season is insane), that does not mean this year has not already had some real triple-A titles. The must own games of 2015 (so far). While I am sure this list will pale in comparison to the follow-up I will write at the end of the year, this has still been the first time we have seen some real life breathed into the 8th generation of consoles, and it is only set to get more jaw-dropping from here on in. Now, we present to you, the 6 must own video games of 2015.
This was finally THE game that caused people to sit up and say “I need an 8th generation system!” Whereas up to now, 8th generation hasn’t really soared yet, this game was the first glance into how amazing this new generation of gaming would be. SPOILER ALERT: you have sex on a stuffed unicorn. If this is where all 8th generation games are heading, sign me up right now.
All kidding aside, The Witcher 3 was a beautifully realized world, brimming with stuff to do and shit to kill. On top of it, it looks amazing and has some brutal decisions that need to be made throughout. In many ways, it is what would happen if Game of Thrones and Skyrim had sex (on a stuffed unicorn).
I know, I know. How can I put an episodic adventure game on this list? Easy, have you played it? The game is f*cking astounding. When I first heard Telltale was doing a Borderlands game, I had my doubts. Those doubts were squashed in the first five minutes of the first game, and even more so with the recent chapter 3 that came out.
A phenomenal, funny, and often emotional experience, the Telltale Borderlands is so much better than it has any right being, and that definitely makes it a must own video game of 2015.
I know some people may be shocked to see this PG Nintendo ‘shooter’ on here, amid all these hardcore, badass games. Don’t you understand, that is the charm of this game?! It makes multiplayer shooting fun again by getting rid of chat (and thus, getting rid of annoying, 13 year old homophobes).
It is also nice to see Nintendo making a game that doesn’t suck. Sorry, I know I sound like a hater, but I grew up with Nintendo, and that company FELL OFF, big time. Not even sure the new Zelda can save them, but Splatoon was a step in the right direction.
Ori and the Blind Forest
Listen, as proven with the game above this one, games do not need to be hardcore to make this list. I have been touched deeper by most indie games in the last five years (Journey, Limbo, Rain) than I have most big titles. It is with that in mind, Ori makes the list of must own video games of 2015.
The visuals of the game are breathtaking enough that you will find yourself putting the controller down to marvel at this game. Add to that the open world platforming and heart wrenching story, and you have the makings of an unforgettable game more people need to experience.
Mortal Kombat X
You can say what you want about the fighting game genre, but it has gotten stale. But Mortal Kombat X kinda changed that. With the best graphics we have ever seen in a fighting game, and an absolute mind blowing number of ways you could eviscerate an enemy, Mortal Kombat X made fighting games something they have not been in a long time:
Granted, it may just be the same game, but why is that a bad thing? We loved this game as kids growing up, and playing X reminded us of that feeling. Also, it has horror movie monsters, so it wins life.
Outside of those god awful tank sequences, this game was a fitting end to Rocksteady’s amazing trilogy. Well, except if you got it on P.C. Seriously, what the f*ck was that mess about? That shit was NOT okay.
So what was your favorite game of 2015 (so far)? Hit us up in the comments and let us know!