My Top Games of 2015
Ah, 2015. We saw some awesome stuff.
However, some pretty impressive things happened this year that were related to Steam, an online gaming platform for PC. Valve pushed out Steam Machines, the Steam Link, and the Steam Controller. Along with that, Steam has seen a load of new games from Indie devs and AAA devs alike. Overall, I think it’s safe to say that Steam grew quite a bit this year.
However, we will be focusing on one thing for this article: The games.
Steam has been met with many releases (good and bad) this year, with AAA games like Mad Max, Black Ops 3, GTAV, Fallout 4, and smaller Indie games like Robot Roller-Derby Disco Dodgeball (released out of Early Access earlier this year), Crypt of the Necrodancer (also released out of Early Access earlier this year), and Drive Any Track.
Today, I will be listing my top 5 favorite Steam games released this year.
5. Mad Max
Developer: Avalanche Studios
Mad Max gets lots of things right. It takes place in a world after nuclear war. Your protagonist, Max, is stuck in this post-apocalyptic world and wants nothing more than solitude. However, he needs a new ride, and thanks to a man named Chum, he can get so. With amazing combat, a beautiful open world, and an engaging story, Mad Max is an amazing game.
Developer: Spiderling Studios
Besiege is an interesting and unique physics based title released on Steam earlier this year. You build your own little contraptions to destroy castles and guards. The community is strong with this game, too. Many people have shared their amazing creations across the internet. If you like funny physics based titles or you like to destroy stuff, check out Besiege.
3. Robot Roller-Derby Disco Dodgeball
Developer: Erik Asmussen
Robot Roller-Derby Disco Dodgeball (mouthful of a title, I know) is a multiplayer FPS game. The game has actually been in Early Access for a while, but just recently came out of EA on Steam a while ago this year. It’s an awesome, fast paced FPS where instead of bullets, you use dodgeballs to destroy your opponents. Sadly, this game is the victim of a rather dead community. However, the developer, Erik Asmussen, is working very hard to get the community back. However, the game includes a strong singleplayer mode that will satisfy the needs of anyone.
2. Crypt of the Necrodancer
Developer: Brace Yourself Games
Crypt of the Necrodancer is a unique rogue-like game. You hop around various dungeon-like places, but there’s a catch: You have to stay with the beat of the music. Everything is based around the best of the music, so you have to plan your next move carefully to wipe out all enemies. Let me tell you, it’s quite an addicting game.
1. Killing Floor 2
Developer: Tripwire Interactive
Kiling Floor 2 is such an amazing game, I don’t even know where to start. It builds on top of the first Killing Floor game, but has insanely beautiful graphics, smarter enemies, and a whole new gore system called Flex. The game is in Early Access but the polish of the game is just simply unbelievable. It feels like a genuine AAA game, but it isn’t. It’s a work in progress zombie shooter. With stunning graphics, addictive gameplay, and awesome optimization, I can’t wait to see the future of Killing Floor 2. It’s simply my favorite game of 2015.
2015 was an amazing year, and 2016 will most likely be even better. Lots of amazing titles came out for Steam this year, and these are just 5. Go look around and see what everyone else thinks! Trust me, you will like at least one of these games. Whether it’s the amazing open-world gameplay of Mad Max, the fun physics-based destruction in Besiege, the fast-paced twitch shooting of Robot Roller-Derby Disco Dodgeball, the fun rhythmic strategy of Crypt of the Necrodancer, or the chaotic shooting of Killing floor 2, you will at least have one game to occupy you during the final months of 2015.