The big games of 2015
… and some surprises
The year 2015 has come to an end. It is a time for new year resolutions, and looking back on what has been achieved over the past twelve months. And what a great time it was. At online retailer Kinguin, the year was a very exciting one.
For now, we have prepared a list of your favorite games in 2015 based on how popular they were in sales. Interestingly enough, not all games were released in 2015!
Have a look yourself and feel free to share the trailer linked below. Enjoy!
10. Counter Strike: Global Offensive
The name says it all. This is no longer a game – it’s a cultural event that hides all other multiplayer games in its shadow. eSport would not be as we know it if it were not for CS:GO. No wonder the sales are still great. We open our list with the best Valve creation by far – Counter Strike: Global Offensive.
9. XCOM: Enemy Unknown
Multinational paramilitary organization defending Earth from alien invasion sounds like a recipe for success. And 2K Games knew how to use it. XCOM: Enemy Unknown turned out to be a great tactical game that despite being released three years ago still finds a way to our bestsellers list.
8. FIFA 16
Similarly to last year and to years before that, a new FIFA game arrived. This time, for the first time in the history of the series, introducing Women’s National Teams. It must have worked, because the game has solid sales and kept up with the best. FIFA seems like a good party game – challenge your friends in a match, and see who among you is the best player. No wonder it got itself a safe place on our list.
7. Call of Duty: Black Ops III
New year, new Call of Duty. It’s not a surprise to anyone who is interested in gaming. Every year or two we get new CoD. And as always, multiplayer mode gives us hundreds of hours of fun. On top of that, some improvements to gameplay and graphics make the game even more playable. Gamers can’t get enough of Call of Duty. And the sales show it.
6. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
No surprises here. Massive RPG game that was aimed at revolutionizing the market. Open world with beautiful graphics and even better story. This game does not have a multiplayer mode, and yet competes with the best games that allow online gaming. And that says a lot. Add to it a number of free DLCs and two big expansions (one still to be released), and you get a perfect mix. Good job!
5. Saints Row The Third
If you ever played GTA and wanted something a little more crazy in gameplay, then Saints Row The Third has got you covered. This sandbox game with story-driven single player campaign allows you to unleash crazy super powers and eliminate some aliens. Sounds fun? Because it is. Although the game has been around for quite some time it’s still one of our top bestsellers.
4. Grand Theft Auto V
It was not a surprise, that long-awaited PC release of fifth major installment of this massively popular franchise was selling like crazy. Entertaining single player campaign mixed with very good multiplayer mode which receives regular updates made the gamers all around the world very happy with the game.
3. World of Warcraft
The third place is a title that has been on most of our bestseller lists. The biggest MMO game out there gave us hundreds of hours of fun and there is much more to come! New members join the WoW community every day, and why wouldn’t they? Third place on our bestseller list is definitely well-deserved.
2. Mad Max
What’s better than the sound of V8 at maximum speed? Sound of V8 at maximum speed in post-apocalyptic setting. Mad Max is a visually stunning game that allows players to roam endlessly through deserts. Whether it was out of love for the original movies, or for the new one, the game sold pretty good despite having some room for improvement.
1. Fallout 4
There is no doubt, that this game is the best selling game of the year. And why shouldn’t it be? It has a big open world with post-apocalyptic setting. Everybody who played any of the previous installments of the franchise was super excited for it. And the first impressions of the game are in fact good. But then, the longer you play the game, the more you feel like there is something missing. Overall, the game still deserves to be at the top of the list.
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