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Every year, over 100 video games are released. From AAA to Indie, these games all qualify for the ultimate award of GAME OF THE YEAR!

This year was particularly difficult due to such a large number of quality games being released, such as Batman: Arkham Knight, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, Fallout 4, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Evolve and more. However, the IMGMR team voted for their favorite games for each category, and today, we are proud to announce that the results are finally in!



Developed by Rocksteady Studios, Batman: Arkham Knight was this year’s winner for the IMGMR Best Action game award. Listed alongside Bloodborne, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Rise of the Tomb Raider, Arkham Knight was selected as the best of its category for delivering constant and engaging action gameplay. Tied in perfectly with the story it tells, this latest Batman title introduced new elements to the series, featured phenomenal acting performances, especially by Mark Hamill (The Joker), and allowed players to discover the hero’s degrading psychosis, all during which you are facing overwhelming combat scenes. The role of Batman as a crime fighter and as a detective was at its best.

Honorable mentions:

– The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
– Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
– Bloodborne



Picking the best platformer game of 2015 was not an easy task. As it turns out, the IMGMR team voted equally for both Ori and the Blind Forest and Super Mario Maker. Although both bare the title of the best of the genre, each were voted backed by different arguments. On one side, we have Ori and the Blind Forest, a Microsoft Studios-developed title that offers traditional platforming gameplay tied with one of the best stories shipped out in a video game this year. As for Super Mario Maker, not only does it bring players back to the roots of Mario games, but it also offers players a chance to create their own Mario-themed levels. Microsoft Studios and Nintendo both have outdone themselves with these respective titles.

Honorable mentions:

– Yoshi Woolly World



The fighting genre, this year, saw some pretty solid games being added to its roster. While the Japanese dished out fantastic titles like the new BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend and J-Stars Victory VS+, the west unveiled Mortal Kombat X. Developed by NetherRealm Studios Mortal Kombat X pushed the franchise to a new level thanks to the additions of “variations”, thus making it a lot more suited for competitive play. Compared to other nominees in the category, Mortal Kombat X’s design looks incredible and its gameplay is solid; it’s easy to pick up the controller and play, but while controls seem simple enough, there are many mechanics that can be exploited.

Honorable mentions:

– Ultra Street Fighter IV



Rocket League, Rocket League, Rocket League! What better way to describe this game than to compare it to FIFA Street, Destruction Derby 64 and RC Mini Racers all together. Developed and published by Psyonix, Rocket League released early July. Ever since it came out, the game has seen nothing put praise and thanks to the marketing program it is currently one – there are constantly new content being released, often for free – the media never stops talking about it. As it turns out, the game was developed by an indie house, features one of the best online experiences of the year, and offers memorable gameplay moments. That being said, the IMGMR team decided to give Rocket League the Best Indie, Best Online Game and Best Sports/Racing awards.

Honorable mentions:

– Heroes of the Storm (Best Online)
– FIFA 16 (Best Sports/Racing)



This year was a big year for action games and shooters alike. With games like Black Ops III, Halo 5: Guardians, Evolve and Fallout 4 to name a few, the industry was overwhelmed with good shooters. Picking out from the list wasn’t an easy task, but after considering what a shooter must offer, we have decided to give the Best Shooter IMGMR Awards to Nintendo’s Splatoon. Thanks to its competitive gameplay, addictive and challenging modes, and most important of all, its high fun factor, Splatoon was crowned as the best for this year. Of course there were many other contenders, but Splatoon offered a refreshing gameplay experience completely unrelated to classic franchises such as Call of Duty, Halo and Fallout.

Honorable mentions:

– Elite: Dangerous
– Halo 5: Guardians



The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, by CD Projekt Red, isn’t only the recipient of IMGMR’s Best RPG award, but also the GAME OF THE YEAR. Out of the select few titles considered in the category, The Witcher 3 took the poll by a landslide; the same can be said about the Best RPG category. How is it so? Well, to put things in perspective, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt offered an outstanding gameplay, story and overall experience. It excelled as well in its soundtrack, voice acting and visuals, which all elements required for today’s standards. Additionally, adding to the RPG side of it, there are 36 possible ending that are influenced by your choices alone. You can grow your character the way you see fit, but the beauty of it, you get to play it the way you want as well.

Honorable mentions:

– Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (GAME OF THE YEAR)



Developing games isn’t all about shipping good games and series, it is also about committing to your players, innovating in the industry, and being active and responsive to your community. The Studio of the Year IMGMR Award is awarded to the development studio that was capable, throughout the year, of delivering on its promises, and more. During 2015, Blizzard Entertainment announced new expansions for their games, expansions that pushed the gameplay further and offer players and long-time fans more for their money. Additionally, they were able to market their products in such a way to bring back followers to their side. Additionally, the studio is competing against others by introducing and further developing on games viable for eSports such as Hearthstone, Overwatch and Heroes of the Storm. Needless to say, Blizzard fans have had an exciting year!

Honorable mentions:

– CD Projekt Red
– Nintendo

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Slimzz is a DJ & Gamer by night, IMGMR's Senior Editor and PR by day. He loves to break the meta in his own way, and discover new and engaging games.
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  • hemraj chorotiya
    9 January 2016 at 5:23 am
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