The Koalition’s 2015 Game of the Year Nominees

2015 proved to be a very interesting year for both video games, and the people connected to them. While we experienced several instances of controversy in the form of rushed games and overhyped titles, there still were a handful of notable releases that captured our hearts and attention as the year went on. Taking all of this into account, we have decided to put together a comprehensive list of our 2015 game of the year nominees. Feel free to check out our early picks in all their glory below:


Game Of The Year:

Fallout 4

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Batman: Arkham Knight

Rise of the Tomb Raider


Best Indie Game:

Ori and the Blind Forest

Massive Chalice

Broken Age

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number

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Best New IP:

Dying Light




Until Dawn


Developer of the Year:

Telltale Games


CD Projekt Red

Bethesda Game Studios

Kojima Productions


Best RPG:

Pillars of Eternity

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition

Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance

Fallout 4

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Best Action/Adventure:

Just Cause 3

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Batman: Arkham Knight

Rise of the Tomb Raider


Best First-Person Shooter:

Halo 5: Guardians

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3

Star Wars Battlefront

Destiny: The Taken King

Battlefield Hardline


Best Episodic Series:

Life is Strange

Tales From The Borderlands

Game of Thrones

Resident Evil: Revelations 2

Broken Age


Best Fighting Game:

Mortal Kombat X

Dragon Ball Xenoverse

Guilty Gear XRD Sign

Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax

Dead or Alive 5: Last Round

Project CARS

Best Racing Game:

Forza Motorsport 6

Project CARS

The Crew: Wild Ride

Skylanders Superchargers

DIRT Rally


Best Sports Game:

NBA 2K16

Madden NFL 16

NHL 16

MLB 15: The Show

Rocket League


Best Xbox Exclusive:

Halo 5: Guardians

Rise of the Tomb Raider (Timed Exclusive)

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition

Forza Motorsport 6

Rare Replay

The Order 1886

Best PlayStation Exclusive:

The Order: 1886

Until Dawn

Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture


Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection


Best Nintendo Exclusive:

Super Mario Maker


Xenoblade Chronicles X

Mario Party 10

Yoshi’s Woolly World


Best Handheld Game:

Fallout Shelter

Lara Croft GO

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes

Monument Valley

The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D

This concludes our full list of nominees for this year. Be sure to come back here on Friday, December 18th to check out all our winning picks. Did any of the games we have listed above make your lists? Please feel free to let us know in the comments section below.