destiny: the taken king

Grant's Top 5 Games of 2015

Looking over my top 5 games of 2015, I noticed a trend; all five of my choices have some outstanding soundtracks. There was the dreamy indie rock of Life is Strange, the licensed eighties music in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, the hypnotic electronica in Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number, the angelic choral music of Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, and the orchestral/rock music of Destiny: The Taken King. Each soundtrack stood out in its own way and made my gaming sessions that much more enjoyable. 2015 was a fantastic year for games but it also brought the realization that it's almost 2016 and I'm still... playing Destiny.

Grant's Top 5 Games of 2015

Brian's Top 5 Games of 2015

What does one say to end a year? 2015 was, like the years before it, simply just a year, and trying to sum up a year’s worth of experiences into a single paragraph always comes off as wanting for words. It, like others, was a year of tough choices, as my budget determined both when and what I was able to play. Gone are the years of throwing caution to the wind on a questionable choice; now everything is carefully measured out, and sometimes it feels like the only chances I take in my gaming life are done through reviews, where the question can shift from price to experience. Regardless, judging by the list below, the time I did spend gaming didn’t turn out to badly. I mean, I once again played the GOTY, and a I got a new Batman game to boot. So 2015, you were alright.

Brian's Top 5 Games of 2015

Mark's Top 5 Games of 2015

Although we can have a discussion about there being far too many reboots, sequels, and spinoffs, 2015 was a banner year for big-budget AAA-tentpole games. This year, many of the big games didn't just have huge production budgets and elaborate marketing campaigns, but solid content and gameplay, too. It's not that the indie scene languished in 2015, but the major players really delivered in an exciting way.

Mark's Top 5 Games of 2015