The Best Pc Games Of 2015

We’ve sầu been told some superb stories over the course of 2015. Dontnod finally cracked the formula Telltale have harboured jealously these past few years, Pillars of Eternity & Her Story made a virtue of verbosity, while Rockstar và Kojima reminded us that triple-A could still surprise và provoke.

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Not everything great happened in năm ngoái – our rundown of the best PC games to play right now features choices from this year and those gone by.

But we’ve written our own stories too, playing the likes of Prison Architect và Sunless Sea, that we’ll remember equally fondly. For those frozen in carbonite or stuông chồng without a sufficiently powerful PC during the period in question, here are the year’s best.


Heroes of the Storm

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It wasn’t going lớn be long until Blizzard entered the MOBA fray, & Heroes of the Storm is their stab at taking on Dota and League of Legends. Yet this 5v5 aremãng cầu game isn’t just another clone. Instead Blizzard have sầu made a game vastly more accessible than your regular MOBA, while holding tightly to lớn the core characteristics of the genre: complex heroes & skill phối memorisation.

The heroes in question are favourites pulled from Blizzard’s worlds – Warcraft, Diablo, and StarCraft – and each bring their chất lượng approaches to the battle arenas. Heroes of the Storm’s multiple maps not only ask teams lớn defeat one another, but also khổng lồ complete side-quests tailored to their theme. One requires you to power up a golem that can rampage through your enemy’s base, whilst another allows you to lớn transkhung into an unstoppable Dragon Knight if you capture a shrine. Not only is it varied, but it’s intensely fun.

Gr& Theft Aukhổng lồ V

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We were forced to lớn wait over a year for it to arrive sầu, but when Gr& Theft Aulớn V showed up on PC we got the best version possible: huge resolution textures, heavier traffic, more wildlife khổng lồ hunt, a first-person view, và frame rates that don’t bog you down. GTA’s satirical Los Angeles is huge, and it looks phenomenal on PC. Baggy shirts ripple in the Californian breeze, & the branches of trees gently swing. Waves froth at the tips, và the individual gritstones of tarmac driveways glisten in the baking sun.

It also just so happens lớn be a great game too. Observe: three distinctly different protagonists who you can swap between at any point, & missions that never fail khổng lồ entertain. Then there’s GTA Online, your weekkết thúc multiplayer go-khổng lồ – a sandbox to lớn get together with friends in & run amok, robbing every ngân hàng in the state and buying a sweet penthouse. Indisputably the pinnacle achievement of Rockstar’s current generation of game kiến thiết.

Fallout 4

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2015 has been a fine year for PC RPGs, and Fallout 4 can stand proudly aước ao them. Its radioactive sầu Boston is a treasure trove sầu of treats, mostly in the form of springs, shards of metal, and broken lightbulbs. It’s what Fallout lets you vị with those odds và ends that’s its strength: while other RPGs fiddle about with random numbers and heavy decisions, Fallout 4 is about rebuilding society out of the scraps left behind. That can come in the form of an awesome new gun used lớn assassinate a key enemy, or a whole village built khổng lồ accommodate survivors and traders. Whatever manner rebuilding comes in, it’s always done by your h& through the game’s brilliantly deep crafting system.

Aside from that, it’s business as usual for Fallout. There’s the Brotherhood of Steel to contkết thúc with, a shadowy mystery buried deep beneath the ground, & armies of super mutants to lớn fend off. Fallout 4’s combat is the best Bethesdomain authority have sầu ever made, so while war may never change, we’re thankful that some things vị.

Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide

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Yes, Vermintide is basically a Left 4 Dead clone – down to the long-tailed equivalents of its special infected. But we’ve not had a Left 4 Dead game for six years, and Fatshark have sầu expertly mimicked the art of throwing murderous beasts at a four-strong cluster of players. The odd randomer can make completing some missions a bit of a nightmare – but you can hachồng off a ratman’s head và see it roll down a cobbled street, mix them on fire or blast them apart with a blunderbuss, so every cloud. The skaven are the smelly stars, evoking the goblins of Moria in their gleeful, feverish bloodlust. If your dream apocalypse situation is the Plague of London on steroids, then Vermintide is for you.

The game’s greenish gloom comes from Mordhelặng, và its classes from Warhammer Quest – plus there’s a loot & crafting system that embraces Games Workshop’s gothic weapons và tools. It’s a fantastic magpie effort, và a fitting celebration of the now-retired Old World.

Life is Strange

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Life is Strange is the first example of the Telltale episodic formula really working for someone who isn’t Telltale. Not only are developers Dontnod not the architects of The Walking Dead, they’re also not interested in telling comic book end-of-the-world parables. Life is Strange is a coming-of-age story, focused on the trials & troubles of teenage life. Sure, there’s a paranormal aspect khổng lồ it all – main character Max can manipulate time, saving players from reloading saves lớn demo out alternative sầu outcomes – but it’s the realistic, relatable elements of this schoolyard tale that really resonate.

With all five episodes now released, a marathanh mảnh awaits. As you play you may find the narrative begins lớn unravel as its đoạn phim game-y elements take hold. But for every misstep there’s a moment that nails teenage love, that hammers home page terrible sorrow, that catches you off-guard. Even the smallest decision can lead khổng lồ life-destroying consequences.

Marvel Heroes 2015

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If you were to give sầu this supernhân vật action RPG a name from the Marvel comics, it would be Project Rebirth. Upon its launch two years ago, there’s no way it would have made this menu. But Gazillion turned the lacklustre combat mechanics around by paying attention their community, và Marvel Heroes is now one of the most-played games on Steam. You’ll notice, too, since the game doubles as an MMO: packs of Wolverines & Hulks mill about environments made familiar by the Thor và Avengers films, & make more than adequate co-op partners.

Gazillion’s adjustments have sầu lent Marvel Heroes that all-important flow that the very best action RPGs mô tả – a hypnotically murderous rhythm punctuated by a satisfying progression system. And all the while, you’ll hear one-liners from a smirking Spider-Man, or whoever your anh hùng of choice might be. There are more than 100 from the comics, from the iconic khổng lồ the obscure, so you’ve sầu a strong shot at fulfilling your particular power fantasy.

Divinity: Original Sin – Enhanced Edition

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Not content simply lớn be the best RPG of 2014, Divinity: Original Sin returns to stand alongside the likes of The Witcher 3 và Pillars of Eternity, & doesn’t come off any worse for the comparison.

Over a thousand enhancements bolster the already stunning turn-based classic RPG. Controller support, a revised plot & dynamic split-screen are the headliners. But you’ll also find new voiceovers, enemies, loot, & a variety of game modes that allow you to lớn either relax – the better khổng lồ take in a supremely silly yet shrewdly written story – or play as a hardcore tactician. Given that the, er, original Original Sin could be teeth-grindingly difficult even on its default difficulty, that’s an option only for those confident they can navigate Divinity’s spell system without accidentally electrifying a comrade stood in a puddle of blood. The rest of us can muddle through in appreciation of the sublime simulation that invokes Dwarf Fortress as much as the Ultima games.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

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For once in its history, Metal Gear Solid has treated the PC like a first class citizen and come khổng lồ the platsize in a timely fashion. Built on the fancy new FOX engine, The Phantom Pain is a huge leap for the series, featuring expansive sầu, open-ended levels that allow players to pichồng their approach to lớn objectives và freely play about with the game’s systems without falling foul of scripted sequences.

Snake has a plethora of toys available to lớn fulfil his tactical needs, và the expected idiosyncrasies of Hideo Kojima introduce a strange internal lô ghích lớn proceedings: in what other stealth game could you rely on a horse for sản phẩm điện thoại concealment, or slapstick-airlift inconvenient enemies out of the way? If this is to be the eccentric auteur’s final opus, then we couldn’t ask for a finer exit. Never has Kojima’s radio been so keenly attuned to both the needs of contemporary gamers & his own peculiar vision.

Mad Max

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After decades of Dogmeat and other not-so-subtle references to lớn the Road Warrior in videogames, Warner Brothers finally okayed an official adaptation from Avalanđậy. Vehicle combat is the backbone of this open-world game (would we expect anything else, especially after Fury Road?), but the wastelvà is also full of utterly insane gangs lớn go head-to-head with in cchiến bại combat. Customisation is a huge element, with Max’s oto able lớn undergo numerous upgrades và refits until you find your ikhuyễn mãi giảm giá mechanical match.

With the Just Cause guys pulling the strings, the Mad Max films’ sense of violent insanity has been transferred wholesale inkhổng lồ the game. And it’s absolutely gorgeous, thanks in no small part lớn the sandstorms that whip up from time khổng lồ time. They’re a microcosmic look at Mad Max’s strengths: beautiful on the horizon, utterly chaotic once you’re caught up in their whirling debris & lightning strikes.

OlliOlli 2: Welcome To Olliwood

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While the PC is chocka with throwbachồng RPGs & adventure games, there’s one corner of our nostalgic brains usually left unstimulated – the part willing lớn hold down a physically ambitious combination of buttons in pursuit of a half-pipe high score.

OlliOlli 2 brings the moveset of Tony Hawk lớn the side-scrolling format of Trials. You jump, you lvà, you maintain momentum. Sloppy landings slow you down, break your bộ combo và stumble your skater. There’s a hypnotic flow khổng lồ the subtly highlighted dangers and luminous rails, as well as the flashes of pink và green that reward perfect timing. Daily challenges, split-screen multiplayer, pro-versions of tracks & a really cool soundtraông xã seal the khuyến mãi. Don’t be surprised if, as the minutes turn lớn hours, you experience an almost spiritual sensation. If you’ll let it, OlliOlli will engender a zen-like partnership between your mind & fingers that your conscious brain isn’t invited khổng lồ participate in.

Tales From The Borderlands

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The greatest story ever told by a pair of utterly unreliable narrators, Tales From The Borderlands is a proud variation on the blueprint drawn up for The Walking Dead. Where in Georgia you were usually picking from two terrible outcomes, Pandora more often has you choosing between tempting trophies. It’s a game driven by greed rather than gruelling survival. What’s more, Telltale are now willing lớn mess with the limits of their toolphối – tricking you into triggering alarms with big on-screen buttons, or causing double-takes by removing items from the background.

It’s also funny: a series that forefronts comedy made by a studio founded on it. The gags come fast, but are deliberate rather than scattershot – somehow retaining comic timing even when the player is in control of the conversation. Telltale play with the haplessness of their protagonists, who are professional bluffers rather than bounty hunters, and take glee in nudging them towards total chaos – setting up some exquisitely-directed action sequences. Oh: & there are electro-funk interludes.

Her Story

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Detective sầu games have sầu never quite captured the feel of being a genuine police inspector. That was until Her Story came along. Sat infront of a ‘90s CRT monitor and sifting through countless đoạn Clip files, you need to piece together the story told by a woman interviewed in regards lớn a missing man. If Her Story’s reticent database were real, whoever designed it would probably be out of a job. But here it ensures that you’ll hang off every word uttered by interviewee actress Viva Seifert. How did events unfold? With no guiding hvà or mission markers, it’s up to lớn you lớn decide the outcome of the case.

The FMV nature of the game doesn’t date Her Story to lớn the same era as that CRT monitor, though you’d be forgiven for expecting it lớn. Proper human acting, for once not muddled by translation into lớn a rendered world, actually brings this quality game closer to lớn reality.

Guild of Dungeoneering

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We’ve sầu played countless dungeon crawlers where we act as the nhân vật. Why not be the dungeon for once? Guild of Dungeoneering flips the formula, asking you lớn relinquish direct control of your adventurer & instead pick the tiles they’ll encounter – funnelling them through rooms you’ve populated with enemies & coin towards an objective sầu. It’s lượt thích the scene in The Wrong Trousers where Gromit lays the traông chồng before the toy train while it’s in motion, but with barbarians & torture chambers.

Tempting your warrior down the right path can be terribly important. What you’re doing is managing your own difficulty curve – ensuring that your character meets appropriately-levelled enemies where possible; allowing them enough time lớn cấp độ up & loot better gear before facing bosses.

Guild of Dungeoneering takes what it needs from the best in CCGs and tactics and folds it all inlớn a structure that’s clever & consciously underivative. It’s a deông chồng you’ll want lớn keep playing with.

Rocket League

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It’s the football game that’s taken the world by storm, probably because all the men with legs that kiông xã the ball have sầu been replaced with awesome cars that go brum brum & zoom zoom around futuristic stadiums. Yes, it’s vehiclular soccer, and it works brilliantly. This is a game where you can chase a ball while driving on the ceiling, as fans cheer from their sleek sci-fi seats. This is a game where a goal is accompanied by an explosion và an aftershock that sends every oto hurtling backward.

While it’s football that obviously inspires Rocket League, it actually feels more like a big, bouncy game of 3D pinball. There’s a hint of pool or snooker there, too, in the angles & the trick shots. At launch the servers just couldn’t cope with the dem&, but now that everything is fine & dandy Rocket League is fast-paced, ridiculous fun.

Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward

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When an MMO has four million players, a darn good expansion pack is what it deserves. Heavensward provides exactly that for Final Fantasy XIV, adding a massive new world, a new race, three new jobs, and an extra spin khổng lồ its exciting story, pushing the plot in new & dangerous directions. Here be dragons, so expect epic trùm fights.

The base game remains essential – a full-fledged Final Fantasy with all the trimmings. You’ve got Eorzea as the huge open world: a phối of parched deserts, lush forests and sunny coasts. You’ve got your extravagant characters, including the series’ ubiquitous recurring character Cid. And you’re got a good versus evil story holding your hvà from màn chơi one to 50 và beyond, propelling you through the various zones, directing you khổng lồ the quest hubs. Cheesy humour tops off the whole affair lượt thích cheddar on an especially meaty chocobo burger.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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This is a much more personal tale than either of the previous Witcher games, exploring Geralt’s history & relationships, both lãng mạn & platonic, but it’s still vast in scope, & a great deal of effort has also gone into lớn developing the dark fantasy world và its denizens. Despite Geralt’s urgent quest, he’s able lớn go off gallivanting & bởi vì what he does best: killing monsters.

Now he’s doing it in a huge, mostly open world. That means more monsters lớn kill, more nooks and crannies lớn explore for relics, alchemical ingredients & boss khủng dens và more quests than you could possibly keep trachồng of without a quest log. And it stands as a lesson in how to make an open world game that’s filled with compelling content instead of inane busywork.

The reason it continues khổng lồ enthral is simple: every time you begin what appears to lớn be a fetch quest, you know to expect a twist in the tail from CD Projekt RED’s tricksy writers.

Order of Battle: Pacific

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Grand strategy games have, typically, always failed to lớn get naval forces right. Order of Battle: Pacific cracks it right on the head, making just the act of transporting from isl& to islvà a tactical joy. It’s a Panzer General-like serious wargame, but with an unprecedented approach that combines detail, pace, & challenge khổng lồ create a compelling battle against Japanese forces.

The biggest obstacle in the game is the ocean itself. You need to lớn both find a suitable landing location, figure out where the enemy’s warships are hiding, intercept their fighters and bombers, and then make sure your invasion force has enough reinforcements & supplies coming ashore khổng lồ survive. Oh, & the waters near the beaches are probably mined. Good luông xã with that.

This is a history buff’s paradise: a powerful recreation of the complexity of operations in the Pacific, but one that never gets too bogged down in the, er, specifics.

Cities: Skylines

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After the disappointment that was SimCity, we’ve all been waiting for the essential đô thị builder lớn come our way. It finally arrived in the size of Cities: Skylines, Paradox’s superbly wonderful mayoral management game. Covering everything from the granular systems determining which buildings adorn the footpaths of your streets, to the major complexities of sewerage pumping & transportation networks, Cities: Skylines manages to make every mechanic work together in absolute harmony. Each stretch of road, every bus stop, every liên kết in the transport network is important, & even small changes can have sầu meaningful results.

Its scope allows for unrivalled flexibility, helped by the growth of an impressive mod scene and a great expansion. Skylines is an elixir concocted by Finnish alchemists, made from all the ingredients that the genre needs. It kept us up late again và again fashioning urban utopias – & when we did sleep, we were haunted by roundabouts và sewage pipes.

Pillars of Eternity

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Leading a pachồng of nostalgic RPGs in năm ngoái was Pillars of Eternity, a spiritual successor lớn the Forgotten Realms games of yesteryear. Buoyed by RPG superstar Chris Avellone, Obsidian’s team created a br& new universe with untold stories, unseen races, và unexplored dungeons. That’s perhaps the most exciting element of Pillars of Eternity; it’s bespoke.

With that new world comes a network of complex RPG systems & real-time combat, embracing all the possibilities of multi-character parties. You’ll become attached to lớn your companions, but the pause button will be your greathử nghiệm friend, since combinations and timing of attacks are absolutely vital to making it through Eternity’s encounters alive.

Obsidian had a daunting task before them: khổng lồ make a follow-up to a series of games that are inextricably tangled up in nostalgia, over a decade after the height of those games’ popularity. This is the best parts of the lot of them, wrapped up in something new & brilliant.

Frozen Cortex

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In the far future, we won’t be relying on overpaid human sports stars to provide our Saturday afternoon entertainment. Oh no: robots sprinting after balls will be the most popular sport of tomorrow, and Frozen Cortex makes a svào case for why. Transposing the turn-based tactics of Frozen Synapse from office complexes lớn open-air stadiums, Frozen Cortex requires you to lớn scrutinise your opponent’s player positions, assess what their next move will be, và try to lớn out-move sầu them. Played baông chồng in real-time, games take just seconds. But split inkhổng lồ turns, they could take you a whole afternoon if you want lớn plan every move khổng lồ perfection. It’s sport for the scientific mind, & gosh is it glorious.

While the stark simpliđô thị might feel cold or even cruel at first, Mode 7 have sầu in fact boiled the Synapse formula down to something perhaps more beautiful, burning away its impurities to lớn leave hard đá quí.

Total War: Attila

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Attila quite literally sets the Total War franchise on fire, thanks to its new fire propagation mechanics that let you raze entire cities to lớn the ground. The Huns are a relentless hurricane that cannot settle down and doesn’t want to lớn be contained. Where other cultures build cities và hide behind walls, they are lượt thích a force of nature, sweeping through Europe và the east, never stopping.

By escaping the cold climate and dealing with horde-based armies, Attila finds safe footing for the series after the stumble of Rome II. Indeed, it feels lượt thích a significant improvement in all areas, leading khổng lồ a much stronger, more confident game. This is Creative Assembly’s most aggressive Total War, phối in a shifting, turn-based chiến dịch map where warbands and armies rearrange borders with axes and spears in rock, paper, scissors combat. More warlượt thích than ever, the Total War torch burns on.

Sunless Sea

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Sunless Sea gives you a vast subterranean ocean to explore in your frail ship. Dotted about the sea are islands filled with Lovecraftian horrors – mummified ghouls, tentacled monsters, và mysterious strangers. You’re tasked with sailing between them, trading your way khổng lồ a quiông chồng buck, và keeping your crew sane enough not to mutiny.

The whole thing turns into a sort of choose your own adventure novel every time you dock your ship. You’ll be presented with a string of possible story threads – maybe a veiled woman waits for you at the pier, or you overhear a ghastly scream you can choose to investigate, or perhaps a group of masked men invite you to play cards with them. Picking your way through stories might lead khổng lồ coin, or a new crew member, or maybe something so horrific it causes your men to lớn abandon you. All of this rises from the frenzied minds that brought us Fallen London &, as such, is one of the best written games on the PC.

Grow Home

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Ubisoft’s Grow trang chủ came as a delightful surprise. You play a little robot with a propensity for gardening who’s trying lớn grow a beanstalk up into a sky filled with floating islands. The beanstalk doesn’t have enough energy to reach the atmosphere in one go so, instead, you need to grow it towards the islands, using them as stepping stones. To grow it you have to lớn sing to lớn red flowers which dot the trunk và then hold onkhổng lồ the branch that shoots out, directing it towards an island. The whole thing is packed with colour và neat ideas, like being able to use leaves as hang gliders & daisies as parachutes.

This experiment from Driver studio Reflections is a fresh, green shoot in a garden of gnarly old game series’ dried out by annualisation. Grow trang chủ is welcoming & sweet, & its simplithành phố as elegant as BUD (Botanical Utility Droid) is adorably clumsy.

Chaos Reborn

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Chaos Reborn plonks two-to-four opponents down on a board, & asks them khổng lồ kill each other with a clever combination of summoned monsters and offensive sầu spells. Each spellcaster and creature is allowed one move sầu and one action, after which point they’ll pass control back to lớn the enemy. Matches are over, literally & figuratively, in a flash.The twist is that Chaos is like a bad trip: you’re floating above sầu yourself. That’s you down there on the board, in the hood with the nobbly stiông chồng. The wizard is your Queen piece, and the consequences of your death are match-ending, leaving you at once vulnerable và powerful.

X-Com creator Julian Gollop’s trademark tabletop ethos returns here with a percentage-to-hit system: the best the player can bởi is steer the probabilities in their favour, or throw their opponent off with bluff summons – make-believe sầu monsters that hit just as hard as the real ones. It’s poker. It’s chess. It’s Warhammer. It’s brilliant, & now comes with a single-player mode phối in a procedurally-generated Realm.

Besiege

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The ayên ổn of Besiege is simple: smush everyone và smash everything. Left to your own devices in a cutesy medieval world, you need khổng lồ look into lớn your siege engine-themed Lego box for the components to build a whirligig of death and destruction và kill all the enemy soldiers on the bản đồ.

Besiege gives you an incredibly robust crafting system with which lớn work. You can build a chassis out of wooden beams, slap on a few wheels & cannons & have sầu yourself a medieval tank. Alternatively, you can vị what the Besiege community has done: go a little crazy with the sandbox, creating complex clockwork robots out of simple components. You don’t necessarily need to mimic their bizarre fascination with wanking automata, though.

With just a small selection of gizmos you can construct the most ingenious, bizarre, joyful, and imaginative sầu creations, và then use them lớn utterly destroy a village filled with tiny men & sheep. Besiege is a game that will feed on your imagination for weeks.

Satellite Reign

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Satellite Reign is a spiritual successor khổng lồ Syndicate, và unlượt thích the 2012 FPS reboot not only looks & plays lượt thích the original game but is also rather good. Its Blade Runner-inspired cityscape is absolutely stunning: the perfect stage for your squad of cyberpunk soldiers to storm about on, huge coats billowing, splattering brains all over the pavement.

The combat is satisfyingly strategic, with shades of both the original Syndicates and modern real-time tactics games. Your infiltrator can fire up his cloak, hiding from cops & security; the support agent can scan crowds, worming his way through their digital lives to snatch important bits of information; our pal the hacker can jachồng inkhổng lồ all sorts of things, switching off cameras or siphoning off cash from ATMs; and there’s also a shooty man who is good at shooting things. It’s Syndicate. Not the actual Syndicate, mind, but the one that exists in the memories of those who played it over 20 years ago. And that’s a real treat.

Project CARS

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Another crowdfunding success story, Project CARS offers a sandbox experience for racing enthusiasts. Piông xã your preferred racing style và attempt lớn make a career out of it. From small, nimble karts to high-performance F1 cars, there’s a multitude of different motorsport paths to pursue, with realistically recreated tracks to compete on. Building on their Need for Speed: Shift engine, developers Slightly Mad Studios have sầu worked with motorsport veterans such as Top Gear’s ex-Stig Ben Collins & Touring Car Cup winner Nicolas Hamilton (brother of Lewis) lớn ensure their simulation is as painstakingly accurate as possible.

Project CARS is about listening khổng lồ each vehicle, understanding what it’s telling you, and respecting their differences. It’s about adapting lớn the unexpected, as the sun sets and the storms cthua trận in, just trying to survive sầu the next few minutes until you get to the pits. Make your peace with the evil AI, & you’ll enjoy a great drive sầu.

Prison Architect

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Everyone và their dog had been playing Prison Architect thanks lớn its long use of the Steam Early Access model, but only in 2015 was the game finally released <…on bail – Obligatory Metaphor Ed>. Introversion’s incarceration slặng has evolved from a group of well-functioning but obviously still-in-development systems khổng lồ what is a fully-fledged sandbox incorporating alternate modes, random events and endless possibilities.

It’s a virtual delinquency ant farm in which you tread the line between your prisoners’ happiness và the prison’s efficiency & safety. Set up metal detectors và order extensive sầu searches of every cell và tensions will rise, but neglect lớn de-shiv your inmates in favour of a feel-good prison atmosphere and those happy prisoners will over up all stabbed lớn bits in a bodybag. Now that the game’s finished, you can even play as escapists attempting khổng lồ vacate the hellhole you’ve sầu inadvertently created. Prison Architect sets a new bar for the long-lapsed management genre.

Volume

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Indie darling Mike Bithell returned in 2015 with Volume, và while it couldn’t be more different from his breakthrough act Thomas Was Alone, it does require the same intelligent approach. Volume is a stealth game heavily inspired by the first Metal Gear Solid. Demanding exactly zero liên hệ with the enemy and absolute silence from your actions, Volume requires swift planning and execution & the use of decoys lớn complete a variety of heists.

As with Thomas Was Alone, there’s a strong narrative sầu that runs alongside its complex gameplay. In a sci-fi retelling of the Robin Hood legover, Volume’s lead Robert Locksley performs heists in an AI simulation (voiced by Danny Wallace), broadcasting his actions to an internet audience as a kind of anti-establishment Let’s Play. He faces off against Guy Gisborne, CEO of future England’s corporatocracy, played by Andy Serkis. The heist simulator can also be used to construct player-made levels, meaning there are already a nearly-infinite amount of extra options through Steam Workcửa hàng.

And that’s the way it was. Or at least it is in our eyes – what do you think? Anything we’ve sầu missed out when it comes to lớn the top games of 2015?