As 2014 comes to a close, the inevitable “lists” are going to be released. On type of list is the “anticipated” lists. In this case the “most anticipated games of 2015”.
IGN’s “Most anticipated games of 2015”
Heavy.com’s “Top 25 Most Anticipated Video Game Releases of 2015”
The snow is on the ground and the turkey’s been stuffed and eaten, and that means the 2014 video game year is coming to a close. We’ve seen some great (and not so great) video game releases in 2014. Some franchises received a breath of fresh air (like Mario Kart 8 and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare), while others were borderline flushed down the toilet (looking at you, Assassin’s Creed: Unity). The 2014 game of the year contenders aren’t exactly the ones we expected when we looked at the upcoming 2014 games last year at this time.
But with the year coming to a close, it’s time to look ahead to what video games are coming in 2015 — more specifically, which games we actually care about the most. We REALLY had to scratch some of these off the list to get it down to 25, so don’t be too disappointed if you don’t see one of your own most anticipated games on this list (because it’s likely we want that game, too). So without further ado, here are our 20 most anticipated video game releases of 2015.
Game-informer’s “Game Informer’s Most Anticipated Games of 2015”
If we could stare into the future and find out which games are going to turn out great, our jobs would be a lot easier. So many changes happen to a game in the final months before release that it’s quite common for a game-of-the-year candidate to come out of left field to surprise everyone. But until all of 2015’s games are finished, we can only guess at their final quality. However, that doesn’t stop our editorial team from doing what every gamer does: dreaming about awesome projects on the horizon. We’ve voted and tallied our top choices for games that are targeting release in 2015, and compiled them here.
To complete our list, we asked each of our editorial team members to look at a list of all titles with announced release dates in 2015, as well as titles that we deemed likely to hit sometime during that year. Everyone ranked their top 10 choices, and then we added up the combined results.