5 games from 2015 you need to play

5 games from 2015 you need to play - Dying Light

2015 has been a whirlwind year for gaming, arguably one of the best in recent times.

With so many massive releases having hit the shelves throughout the year, it’s difficult to decide which to pick up this festive season.

Here’s five games that come highly-recommended as must-plays for 2015.

Dying Light

Available on: Xbox One, PS4, PC

Not in a very long time have I felt the level of anxiety, fear and pure paranoia as I have playing Dying Light.

Techland’s open-world zombie-parkour-survival mash-up may look like an idea cashing in on a few popular cultural phenomenons, but it’s actually one of the most interesting, well-designed and unique experiences seen on the current generation of consoles.

So, should you get Dying Light?

Well, if Rambo movies, George Romero-esque zombie flicks, and the idea of drop-kicking zombies into spikes tickles your fancy, then the answer is a resounding ‘yes’.

Dying Light screenshot 3

Just Cause 3

Available on: Xbox One, PS4, PC

While just recently-released, this is one of the most explosive and downright enjoyable games to come out all year.

I’ve been playing Just Cause 3 and can wholeheartedly say that its adrenaline-inducing stunts, fiery action, gorgeous visuals, and tongue-in-cheek humour have got us nodding in approval.

The open-world action sequel sees returning protagonist Rico Rodriguez battling an evil dictatorship in his home country – so if you’re in the mood for some explosions, guns and a lot of stunts, Just Cause 3 should be top of your list.

Just Cause 3

Fallout 4

Available on: Xbox One, PS4, PC

Obviously, if you’re looking for sheer scale and immersion, Fallout 4 has little competition.

The extensive gameplay and unique scenarios of Fallout 4 make it one of the best games that I’ve ever played.

It encompasses a whole host of aspects of other RPGs while injecting its own trademark Fallout humour and charm into the world.

The result is something quite spectacular, and Bethesda have outdone themselves this time.

If you’re a lover of deep RPGs, punchy slow-motion gunplay, and giant open-worlds, Fallout 4 is a winner.

Fallout 4 screen

Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection

Available on: PS4

If ever a trilogy of last-gen games was worthy of a next-gen remastering, then this award-winning PlayStation-exclusive series is it.

Comprising of Drake’s Fortune, Among Thieves and Drake’s Deception – we see treasure hunting Nathan Drake span the globe partaking in perilous white-knuckle adventures, all with incredibly intuitive gameplay among the backdrop of some gorgeously luscious jungles, deserts, and ancient cities.

If you have somehow never played these games (shame on you), or perhaps want to give them another spin, this collection is a must-own.

Uncharted 2

Batman: Arkham Knight

Available on: Xbox One, PS4, PC

Much like Christopher Nolan having to achieve expectations and bring a climactic close to his Dark Knight film trilogy, developer Rocksteady had a massive task at hand to send the Arkham trilogy off with a bang.

The result is Arkham Knight, which features everything fans love about the franchise, peppered with some new elements to mix up the bad-guy beatdown sessions a bit more; and Rocksteady’s final game for the franchise did the caped crusader proud.

Rocksteady did a great job at rounding up the loose-ends of their massive Batman franchise, and fans of the series will be pleased with the new additions, even if they aren’t executed in the most tactful ways.


Article originally published on MenStuff.co.za.

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