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POSTED 30/12/15


GAMESBLIP 'BLIPPY' AWARDS 2015

Whoomp! There it was. As 2015's taillights fade it's time once again to get all judgy on the console games that we played during the year. As we're not superhuman - and have a day job - we didn't get to play everything, so can only type of that which we know.

We've streamlined it (a bit) this year as the Blippys were turning into a monster, plus we don't have a 'game of the year' as such now, just our favourite of the year. It may not be the best thing released, but we really liked it. After all, opinions are like arseholes - everybody's got one. So these are our arsehol- erm, opinions for the year...




2015 BLIPPY FOR ACEST ACTION THING



RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER
Crystal Dynamics/Square Enix

We'll always bear with you, Lara. Even when you're monoconsolic.

Review...

2015 BLIPPY FOR ACEST ADVENTURE THING



EVERYBODY'S GONE TO THE RAPTURE
The Chinese Room/Sony

It may be languid, but what an immersive trip.

Review...

2015 BLIPPY FOR ACEST ARCADE THING



DARIUSBURST: CHRONICLE SAVIOURS
Taito/Degica

Super expensive, but super arcade perfect.

Review...

2015 BLIPPY FOR ACEST DRIVING THING



FORZA MOTORSPORT 6
Turn 10/Microsoft

Hoon down Conrod Straight 'flat knacker' and just try not to grin. We dare you!

Review...

2015 BLIPPY FOR ACEST FIGHTING THING



ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS 3
Omega Force/Bandai Namco

One of the year's most out-and-out fun surprises.

Review...

2015 BLIPPY FOR ACEST GUILTY PLEASURE THING



SAINTS ROW: GAT OUT OF HELL
Deep Silver

What it lacks in polish it gains in wonderful, hilarious insanity.

Review...

2015 BLIPPY FOR ACEST MONEY PIT THING



LEGO DIMENSIONS
TT Games/WB Games


Hey, tire of it and at least you have a bunch of (scarily expensive) blocks and minifigs to chuck into your LEGO collection!

Review...

2015 BLIPPY FOR ACEST PLATFORMY THING



TEARAWAY UNFOLDED
Media Molecule/Sony

We love things that inspire creativity, and so do Media Molecule.

Review...

2015 BLIPPY FOR ACEST PUZZLY THING



THE TALOS PRINCIPLE: DELUXE EDITION
Croteam/ Devolver Digital

A philosophical puzzler with an actually sane learning curve.

Review...

2015 BLIPPY FOR ACEST REMASTERED THING



RARE REPLAY
Rare/Microsoft Studios

Blast Corps and 29 other games - some great, some dated - in a superbly presented package. More please.

Review...

2015 BLIPPY FOR ACEST RPG THING



THE WITCHER III: WILD HUNT
CD Projekt RED

Much more fun than an arrow to the knee...

Review...

2015 BLIPPY FOR ACEST SHOOTY THING



SPLATOON
Nintendo

Nintendo's day-glo way to go gun crazy. A wonderful surprise, and killer (well, splatty) multiplayer experience.

Review...

2015 BLIPPY FOR ACEST SNEAKY THING



METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN
Kojima Productions/Konami

The only Snake that we don't hate.

Review...

2015 BLIPPY FOR ACEST SPORTY THING



ROCKET LEAGUE
Psyonix

Car soccer, or 'soccar' if you prefer (hopefully you don't though, because naff - unlike the game, which is tops).

Review...

2015 BLIPPY FOR BIGGEST DISAPPOINTING THING



ROCK BAND 4
Harmonix/Mad Catz

So very disappointing. Much of what was good about RB3 stripped out, a D-grade track list, stupid additions and promises made that are still nowhere to be seen at the time we're writing this (like exports we've previously paid for, and that were used as a major selling point.) At least updates are slowly improving things, but it's a dud so far.

2015 BLIPPY FOR OUR FAVOURITE THING



ASSASSIN'S CREED SYNDICATE
Ubisoft

AWOO! Grapple hooks of London... Loading times suck really hard, but the bits in-between are just great fun, even if we can't make that bloody carriage destruction trophy pop...

Review...



2015 BLIPPY CLOSE BUT NO CIGAR THINGS

DISNEY INFINITY 3.0 (Review...)
 
FALLOUT 4
(Review...)

 
LIFE IS STRANGE
(Review...)

 
PROJECT CARS
(Review...)

 
UNTIL DAWN
(Review...)

 
XENOBLADE CHRONICLES X
(Review...)

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