Top 10: Games I’m Looking Forward to Playing in 2015

Day of the Tentacle - Special Edition (Logo)

2015 is here which means that not only do I feel somewhat obligated to talk about the year that’s passed and everything I played, but also about the year that has just started and all the games I want to play. Now it’s the perfect time to focus on the latter. Below, you’ll find ten games that I’d love to check out if they come out this year.

Things chance. If there’s a motto that represents the video game industry that’s probably it. Some games are delayed or may eventually come out for different platforms. Take into account that I included games that are coming for platforms I don’t even own yet, but since I have no idea what will happen in 2015, I decided to include them anyway. Here’s my list.

Grim Fandango: Remastered

Most of the people who follow my site probably know my fascination with classic point-and-click adventure games. Well, it doesn’t get more classic than Grim Fandango. Although I had the chance to play some of the best adventure games ever made (read: Day of the Tentacle, Sam & Max: Hit the Road and Full Throttle, among others,) I never played Grim Fandango. Since this is usually considered “the best point-and-click adventure game of all time” I owe it to myself to at least check it out and thanks to Sony and Double Fine, I’ll get my chance later this year.

Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, PC, Mac, Linux

Release date: January 27th, 2015

Life Is Strange

Life Is Strange is right up my alley. Although it’s hard to say exactly what the game is, the five-part episodic adventure seems to concoct the best parts of Twin Peaks with interactive dramas such as Gone Home. There’s also the unique ability to rewind time to re-enact events with Butterfly Effect repercussions. I guess we’ll know what this means soon, since the first episode comes out in late January.

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360

Release date: January 30th, 2015

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

I completely missed both The Witcher and The Witcher 2, but I’m really excited about the third entry in the series even if I don’t have a PC that can run the highly anticipated role-playing game. But regardless of how I end up playing the game (and when) The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a beautiful game that probably has a mature story with compelling mechanics.

Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One

Release date: May 19th, 2015

Broken Age

I didn’t play the first episode of Broken Age and since many people stated that episodic structure about the point-and-click adventure game definitely hurt the experience, I might play Broken Age as intended when I check out the second part later this year. To be completely honest, I don’t know many details about the story or the characters, but a point-and-click adventure game made in 2014 by Double Fine sounds like an amazing idea.

Platforms: Android, iOS, Linux, Mac, PC, OUYA, PS4, PlayStation Vita

Release date: Q2 2015

Day of the Tentacle: Special Edition

Day of the Tentacle - Special Edition (Logo)

Last time I checked, Day of the Tentacle was one of my favorite games of all time and with good reason. After all, this is the epitome of the genre. But I haven’t played the game for a while now and not only am I interested in seeing how well the game has aged (or not,) but I also want to know what Double Fine will change about the game to make it a “Special Edition.” I guess we’ll know soon enough.

Platforms: PS4, PlayStation Vita, PC, Mac, Linux

Release date: 2015

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

When it comes to the Metal Gear Solid series, I have some serious catching up to do. I missed both Metal Gear Solid 4 and Ground Zeroes. Despite being really short, people really liked Ground Zeroes and made everyone interested in The Phantom Pain. As usual, it’s really hard to say what a new Metal Gear Solid title will be, but as long as Hideo Kojima is involved in the game, I think the series is in good hands.

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360

Release date: 2015

No Man’s Sky

Regardless of what ends up happening with this title, No Man’s Sky is a game that will remain in my mind for years to come. After all, this is the next thing by the people behind Joe Danger. It’s really hard to say what this adventure game will be. Apparently, there’s exploration, spaceships, some sort of combat and procedurally generated worlds, but that can mean anything. Whatever this game turns up to be, it’ll be a surprise and that’s something we don’t get very often in this day and age.

Platforms: PC, PS4

Release date: 2015

Quantum Break

A third person action game by Remedy Entertainment. That’s what Quantum Break is and it sounds compelling right from the get go. We don’t know much about the game apart from the fact that it blends live-action sequences with traditional gameplay, but then I remember that this is the studio behind Max Payne and Alan Wake and all my fears suddenly disappear.

Platforms: Xbox One

Release date: Q2 2015

Rise of the Tomb Raider

I really liked the Tomb Raider reboot and while I don’t want to play a new one right away, I don’t mind waiting a few months for a proper sequel. A lot has been said about the exclusivity deal between Microsoft and Square Enix, but who cares? As long as we get another power fantasy that has a good story, entertaining gameplay and simply astonishing visuals, Rise of the Tomb Raider is already a game I want to play.

Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360

Release date: Holiday 2015

Silent Hills

P.T. (also known as Playable Teaser) caught everyone by surprise ans quickly became one of the best horror experiences of the past few years. But if P.T. was such an amazing title, I have no idea what Kojima Productions will do with the proper game. Interestingly, Silent Hills is being directed by Hideo Kojima with assistance from film director Guillermo del Toro.

Platforms: PS4

Release date: TBA

Other games I’d love to check out this year: Halo 5: Guardians, Killing Floor 2, Axiom Verge, Mighty No. 9 and Dying Light.