Starting this site comes with a big responsibility to make sure there is a strong overview of gaming from the perspective of STG. The easiest way of doing so is with the simple overview of my favorite games of 2015.

  1. Halo 5
    • Now I know this isn’t the best game in the serious, and the story may not be as good as many of the previous editions (except Halo 4), but I am a true-to-heart Halo fan. Having read the books, I understood the characters, lore, etc. and down to Earth, the gameplay was fantastic. Multiplayer is some of the best its been in years, and of all the games of 2015, Halo 5 delivered exactly what I, as a fan, wanted.
  2. Star Wars Battlefront
    • While there may not be a story, Battlefront is a very solid game that stays true to Star Wars’ sound and design. Even with a lack of content, this game is addicting and thrilling for any Star Wars fan and I continue to enjoy it.
  3. Witcher 3
    • This happens to be the only game on this list I didn’t finish, but that’s because there’s just so much good content there to enjoy. The game is thrilling and this is yet another story I know well having read the books prior to playing the game. Unfortunately I got lost in other games, but this is definitely one of my favorites from this year, and I will be returning to it very soon.
  4. Rise of the Tomb Raider
    • The first Tomb Raider game in 2013 was addicting and graphic. It was an origin story to the legend, and this sequel delivered nicely with a game that wasn’t too long, but had more than enough content to keep it fresh and keep me wanting to play the whole way through.
  5. Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
    • After the atrocity that was Assassin’s Creed Unity, Syndicate is a game that fixes all where Unity failed, and improves upon where Unity succeeded. While many didn’t enjoy the ending, I felt the game delivers in all aspects and is more than worth the time I put into it.
  6. Dying Light
    • This game is among the first games to release in 2015, but that does not mean it was forgettable. Dying Light’s large map filled with things to see and do, not to mention over-the-top fun gameplay makes it one of my favorites of 2015.
  7. Fallout 4
    • To be honest, I didn’t experience Fallout 4 the right way. I played through the game to get through it, not to enjoy every side mission I find, get annoyed by settlement missions, or explore ruined buildings. Of what I did play, I enjoyed thoroughly and if given the option, I would love to play more.
  8. Zombie Army Trilogy
    • I know only the third game of this trilogy was a new release, but this game is addicting, fun, horrific, and challenging. I had never played a Zombie Army game before, so experiencing all of these games together made it something to remember, and I still plan to go back again sometime soon.
  9. Call of Duty: Black Ops III
    • Perhaps one of the best and worst experiences of 2015, Black Ops 3 is amazing and disappointing all at the same time. The story is lack-luster, and the new realistic difficulty is not fun, even when experiencing it with friends. The multiplayer is ok, but just makes me want to go back and play Black Ops 2. The zombies though, is just as fun and addicting as ever and that is why it made its way onto this list.
  10. Batman: Arkham Knight
    • Having played all of the games except Origins, I was quite excited for this game. In the end, I felt happy and sad all at the same time. I love this game and enjoyed every minute of it, but I wish this wasn’t the last and that I knew something more was coming than the confusing final ending of this game.

-MarbleTyler

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