What a year 2015 has been for PC gaming. We’ve had new installments of some of the top franchises such as Fallout 4, as well as new and independent titles raising the bar with the likes of Kerbal Space Program proving to be a massive hit. This is part one of three posts looking at some of the biggest games of the year. Where do we start?
Metacritic’s highest rated PC game of 2015 is GTA 5 with an astonishing 96/100. An interesting complex single-player storyline that could yet be expanded in the future, a hugely entertaining online multiplayer mode and most importantly for PC gaming: a visually stunning, graphically optimised game.
Don’t be fooled by the cartoon style graphics – this is a top game! Part construction and part space simulation, the game blends together the perfect elements of space exploration and achievement. Once you get around the early learning curve the game offers hours and hours of entertainment. On top of that the game is always being updated – which isn’t always the case with some indie games.
This game was technically released in 2014, however the re-release of the Enhanced Edition offers even more to this amazing RPG title. The game serves up a well-written storyline, in-depth character development that is often lacking in this type of game, co-op play, tactical combat… pretty much everything that you need for a top RPG.
Another RPG for the list but this one has to be included. The epic follow up to The Witcher 1 and 2. The Witcher 3 offers an awesome open world adventure. The game sets a new standard for what is expected of this type of game. Not only is this game rated 93/100 by Metacritic, the Hearts of Stone DLC is also up there with 89/100. This is one of the biggest games of the year.
Another indie title completes part one. This bizarre mix of soccer (football) and racing is possibly the surprise hit of the year. The game has the perfect mix to please fans of sports and racing, in that it is both extremely fun yet very competitive. The game sticks to it’s simple concept and does it to perfection.
Stay tuned for part two tomorrow!