20 Best Video Games Of 2015

Forget Batman V Superman - Fallout 4 vs. The Witcher 3 is the real battle of the century.

Damn, it's a good time to be a geek right now. Not only have we got Star Wars and Batman V Superman gearing up to dominate the silver screen, but the games industry promptly took one look at 2014's paltry offering of titles and went "Yeah go on, let 'em have both barrels this time". The best part comes in trying to rank these phenomenal titles, but let's just take stock of the year that was for a second. Scratch Battlefield Hardline, Evolve and The Order: 1886, as after that fairly limp start, we got The Witcher 3, Batman: Arkham Knight, Metal Gear Solid V, Halo 5 and most recently, the hulking behemoth that is Fallout 4. Even that alone, regardless of any ranking, is one hell of a lineup. There were a ton of boundary-pushing indie creations keeping the larger studios on their toes too, although when all's said and done, there can only be one winner. Gamers the world over have been choosing their champions and sizing each other up for months - so check out our definitive rank, and leave your own choices in the comments below.

20. Star Wars Battlefront

Not to go too 'angry Obi-Wan Kenobi' on you, but EA's big budgeted take on the Battlefront license really should've been the chosen one. Let's forgo the negatives like the lack of a single-player campaign and the ludicrously hefty season pass price tag though, as for a few solid golden hours, DICE have created an experience that'll make you as giddy as watching the most iconic parts of the films themselves. There's something about the sound of Star Wars - the TIE Fighters screaming in overhead, the various blasters scorching the air around you and that epic score thundering underneath - that just makes it universally appealing, and using a process called Photogrammetry (the same photo-scanning wizardry of The Vanishing of Ethan Carter) it's resulted in the best looking Star Wars game of all time. Providing you're only looking for an accessible multiplayer experience packed to the rafters with lovingly recreated sets and iconography, Battlefront more than delivers - it's just a shame there wasn't more to it.
Gaming Editor
Gaming Editor

WhatCulture's Head of Gaming.