This is our combined list of the year's best games. For our individual rankings and detailed thoughts, check out:

WTF I Thought This Already Came Out

Winner: Kerbal Space Program


  • Crypt of the Necrodancer
  • Heroes of the Storm

Best Sports Game We Didn't Play

Winner: NBA 2K16 — A Spike Lee Joint


  • Don Bradman Cricket 14
  • Shooting Love 200X (is this a sports game? no? ok)


Winner: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt


  • Bloodborne
  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited

Best Remaster/Re-release

Winner: Rare Replay


  • Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin
  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

Most Complete Game at Launch

Winner: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain


  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Bloodborne

Game Most Likely to Have Been Named by an Algorithm

Winner: Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth3: V Generation


  • Pokémon Shuffle / Pokémon Rumble World / Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon / Pokémon Picross
  • Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-

Best Five Nights at Freddy's Game

Winner: Five Nights at Freddy's 4


  • Five Nights at Freddy's 3
  • Her Story

Most Likely to Still Have a Strong Player Base in Two Years

Winner: Rocket League


  • Heroes of the Storm
  • Fallout 4

Worst Game of 2015

Winner: The Uplay Experience


  • Pure Hold'em (Alan bought two copies of this for some reason)
  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5

Best Patch

Winner: Adding the Golden Saucer to Final Fantasy XIV (patch 2.51, also added cooking class)


  • Nolan North replacing Peter Dinklage in Destiny
  • Hearthstone: League of Explorers

Most Generic Game Title

Winner: Legend of Legacy


  • Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance
  • Evolve

Best(?) Mario Party(?)

Winner: Jewel Drop (from Mario Party 10)


  • Mario Party 10
  • Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival

Most Likely to Cause Panic Attacks

Winner: Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege


  • Bloodborne
  • Life Is Strange

Most Episodes

Winner: Game of Thrones (6)


  • Tales from the Borderlands (5)
  • Life Is Strange (5)

Top 10 Games of the Year

  1. Kerbal Space Program
    (Alan: #4 / Trevor: not ranked)
  2. Life Is Strange
    (Alan: not ranked / Trevor: #2)
  3. Heroes of the Storm
    (Alan: #5 / Trevor: not ranked)
  4. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
    (Alan: #8) / Trevor: honorable mention)
  5. Bloodborne
    (Alan: #3 / Trevor: not ranked)
  6. Super Mario Maker
    (Alan: not ranked / Trevor: #9)
  7. Rocket League
    (Alan: #7 / Trevor: #3)
  8. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
    (Alan: not ranked / Trevor: #10)
  9. Fallout 4
    (Alan: #2 / Trevor: not ranked)
  10. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
    (Alan: #1 / Trevor: honorable mention)