GameSpot Readers Reveal Their Favourite Games Of 2015

Readers of popular online gaming publication GameSpot recently cast their votes for their favourite video games of 2015 and there was one unanimous winner. That game was CD Projekt Red’s The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt which scooped an impressive 62% of the votes. There’s a few Nintendo titles contained in the list including Super Mario Maker, Splatoon and Xenoblade Chronicles X. Here’s GameSpot’s readers favourite games of 2015:

GameSpot’s People’s Choice Top 25:
Proportion of popular vote in parenthesis. Games ranked by vote count.

  1. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (62%)
  2. Fallout 4 (9%)
  3. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (6%)
  4. Bloodborne (5%)
  5. Rocket League (3%)
  6. Undertale (2%)
  7. Rise of the Tomb Raider (2%)
  8. Assassin’s Creed Syndicate (1%)
  9. Super Mario Maker (1%)
  10. Xenoblade Chronicles X (1%)
  11. Halo 5: Guardians (1%)
  12. Dying Light (1%)
  13. Until Dawn (1%)
  14. Just Cause 3 (1%)
  15. Ori and the Blind Forest (1%)
  16. Splatoon (1%)
  17. Tales From the Borderlands (1%)
  18. Cities: Skylines (0%)
  19. Kerbal Space Program (0%)
  20. Rainbow Six Siege (0%)
  21. Heroes of the Storm (0%)
  22. SOMA (0%)
  23. Project CARS (0%)
  24. Evolve (0%)
  25. Her Story (0%)

Individual People’s Choice Categories
Winner first, second place in parenthesis.

Best PC Game
The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt
(Fallout 4)

Best PS4 Game
The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt

Best Xbox One Game
The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt
(Rise of the Tomb Raider)

Best Wii U Game
Xenoblade Chronicles X
(Super Mario Maker)

Best PS Vita Game
Persona 4: Dancing All Night
(OlliOlli 2)

Best 3DS Game:
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
(The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes)

Best Mobile Game
Fallout Shelter
(Lara Croft GO)

Best Reissued Game:
Grand Theft Auto 5
(Zelda Majora’s Mask)

Best Game Expansion:
The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt – Hearts of Stone
(tied – Bloodborne: The Old Hunters; Destiny: The Taken King)

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GameSpot Lists Their Favourite Games Of 2015

It’s another day and of course it’s time for another end of year games list! This particular list comes from GameSpot and there aren’t too many surprises as the Witcher 3 has once again scooped Game of the Year 2015. However, it is nice to see Splatoon, Super Mario Maker and the recently released Xenoblade Chronicles X feature in the list. What do you think to GameSpot’s choices this year?

1. Witcher 3
2. Rocket League
3. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
4. Bloodborne
5. Super Mario Maker
6. Fallout 4
7. Ori and the Blind Forest
8. Rise of the Tomb Raider
9. Tales from the Borderlands: A Telltale Games Series
10. Kerbal Space Program
11. Until Dawn
12. Splatoon
13. Cities: Skylines
14. Dying Light
15. Xenoblade Chronicles X
16. Just Cause 3
17. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
18. Her Story
19. Undertale
20. SOMA
21. Project CARS
22. Heroes of the Storm
23. Halo 5: Guardians
24. Evolve
25. Assassin’s Creed Syndicate

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GameSpot’s The Point Uploads Touching Feature Video To Honour Satoru Iwata’s Life

With Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata’s passing earlier this week, there has been an incredible outpouring of respect from friends, his colleagues, industry journalists and gaming fans across the world. Following Iwata’s funeral today – of which up to 4,000 people attended – and in honour of the former CEO, GameSpot’s video feature The Point has dedicated its weekly segment to exploring the life of Nintendo’s respected game designer and leader.

In the touching ten minute video, GameSpot’s Danny O’Dwyer takes fans from Iwata’s original game coding roots, his journey with Hal Laboratory’s Kirby, Super Smash Bros and Game Freak’s Pokemon series, and finally to his position at the helm of Nintendo. O’Dwyer manages to weave Iwata’s life together effortlessly in a wonderful tribute to Satoru Iwata. You can view the feature over at GameSpot, here, and we’ll make sure to embed the video above when it’s live on YouTube.

GameSpot’s ‘Unknown Nintendo Game’ Is Just Xenoblade Chronicles X

We all kind of got slightly excited when a listing appeared on the GameSpot E3 site that an unknown Nintendo game was listed for broadcast. Well, it turns out that the unknown Nintendo title is only Xenoblade Chronicles X. It seemed very unlikely that it would be a new title. Personally, I was expecting it to be Devil’s Third, which we haven’t heard too much about during this week’s E3.

Thanks, durpdurpdurp

GameSpot To Showcase Unknown Nintendo Title Tomorrow


In the third day of E3, the GameSpot stage is to showcase “Nintendo Title 5” as listed in their schedule. This doesn’t necessarily mean an unannounced title, but rather GameSpot trying to create a bit of mystery around their programme– but you never know! Either way it could be something new. If you want to make sure, you can tune in to the “Nintendo Title 5” segment of their stream tomorrow at 11:40am PT / 1:40pm CT / 2:40pm ET / 7:40pm UK / 8:40pm Europe. What do you think it will be?

Thanks, Christopher

Rumour: Beyond Good And Evil 2 Project Has Died

Details about the long-awaited project of Beyond Good And Evil 2 are few and far between, and a reason why this might be is because the project is no more. Nothing is 100% confirmed, but according to Tamoor Hussain of Gamespot in this interview (at 7 minutes), the project is “abandoned”. He says key people from the studio have moved to work on projects outside of Ubisoft and he’d heard it’s gone, but he “couldn’t corroborate it enough.” Although, all the signs point that way.

Reggie Talks All About The Nintendo 3DS In An Interview With GameSpot

Nintendo of America’s Reggie Fils-Aime has been talking to GameSpot in a new interview, about all sorts of topics around the Nintendo 3DS. Mainly, classic games on the Nintendo 3DS, why the standard New Nintendo 3DS didn’t come to North America, and loads more. He also teases a bit that there will be more Nintendo 3DS announcements after E3 to look forward to. Oh Reggie, you! Take a look at some of the main talking points:

On how he’d characterize the Nintendo 3DS’ success in comparison to previous Nintendo handhelds:

Reggie Fils-Aime: Actually, my history with Nintendo largely encompasses only two of our handheld systems. One of my first jobs was helping launch the Nintendo DS in 2004. That seems like a long time ago, but I think it speaks well to Nintendo’s history of continually supporting our portable platforms with compelling games–the fact that the company has had only two handheld lines over a dozen years.

I really resist cross-generation comparisons, because things change quite a bit over time. For example, our 3DS line includes a glasses-free 3D display and now Amiibo support–things that simply weren’t possible previously. Every platform has to prosper in its own time, and I think Nintendo 3DS is doing just that.

But as with every previous portable platform, Nintendo’s development teams are creating incredible on-the-go experiences that can’t be found elsewhere.

On what he thinks was the turning point for the Nintendo 3DS was, after a slow start:

We don’t believe that the central dynamic of the video game market is changing–namely, “software sells hardware.” Of course, there are early adopters who will buy the shiny new thing in any category. But game system installed bases are built on people deciding, “I’ve GOT to play those games!”

This was especially true for the Nintendo 3DS. Whether it’s Super Mario 3D Land or the Zelda titles or Pokémon or Fire Emblem or Animal Crossing or Mario Kart or Super Smash Bros., eventually players are going to decide they just don’t want to miss out.

And that continues this year with The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition, and more on the way.

On what he thinks of the Nintendo 3DS family as a whole at the minute:

Based on consumer response, I think our current hardware lineup meets the needs of a lot of different types of players.

To date, nearly 60 Nintendo 3DS titles have an 80 or higher rating on Metacritic, proving that not only does our hardware lineup meet the needs of players, but that there is a diverse range of quality software waiting to be explored.

And we’re continuing to provide exclusive, high-quality, entertaining experiences that can’t be found anywhere else. That means upcoming games from great franchises like Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash, and Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon as well as introducing games to U.S. consumers from new franchises like LBX: Little Battlers Experience.

On Nintendo’s plans for classic titles on the Nintendo 3DS:

Nintendo fans are very vocal, and like any company, we pay attention to what people are saying. But I think it’s helpful to repeat what we’ve said before. The only way to truly surprise someone is to deliver something unexpected. That’s really written into our corporate DNA.

So moving forward, I guess it’s safe to say people can look forward to a combination of things they’ve always wanted…and things they never even thought of wanting.

On third-party support and partnerships for the Nintendo 3DS:

As you know, our independent developer program is robust and growing. And conversations with third-party publishers are constant.

Plus, many great indie titles have also arrived on Nintendo 3DS, from Moon Chronicles to Mighty Switch Force to SteamWorld Dig to Woah Dave!, all of which are available on our “Humble Nindie Bundle.” [Editor’s Note: This sale runs through 11AM PT on June 9] And our teams are constantly looking for ways to increase options for developers, like working with Unity to support the New Nintendo 3DS XL.

On the decision not to bring the New Nintendo 3DS to the US:

We made the decision that we felt was best in keeping with the needs of our user base at the time.

If he sees any issues with New Nintendo 3DS exclusive titles confusing the audience:

Nintendo takes great care in communicating product features to our consumers. Product packaging and marketing materials are also very clear. We’re confident that consumers are savvy enough to differentiate.

Our fan base has also proven very adept at discerning between the Nintendo DS and the Nintendo 3DS models, and the games available for each. I’ve got no reason to think that won’t continue.

On what Reggie will be playing the Summer on his Nintendo 3DS:

A big benefit of my job is the early hands-on access I get. Right now, I am loving Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash. This is another great example of Nintendo’s ability to create a side-scrolling, re-traversal adventure. And there are other 3DS games that we will be announcing at E3 that I have been having fun with. Stay tuned!