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2015 Action Game Of The Year Awards

This year has been filled with incredible action games that have captivated gamers worldwide. From the epic adventures of Metal Gear Solid V to the dark and haunting world of Bloodborne, the action genre has delivered some truly memorable experiences. In this article, we will explore the best action games of 2015 and celebrate the achievements of these remarkable titles.

Best Story: Batman: Arkham Knight

One game that stood out for its compelling narrative is Batman: Arkham Knight. Rocksteady’s conclusion to the Arkham trilogy impressed us with its twists, cameos, and dark surprises. The story revolves around a mysterious new villain, the Arkham Knight, who has taken over Gotham City. But what truly sets this game apart is how it delves into Batman’s personal sacrifices to save the city, leading to unexpected and delightful moments that weave into the entire tale.

Batman: Arkham Knight

Best Setting: Bloodborne

In terms of atmospheric world-building, Bloodborne takes the crown. From Software’s Lovecraftian nightmare creates an oppressive and chilling environment, filled with gruesome beasts and towering cosmic horrors. The attention to detail in the gothic city of Yarnham is awe-inspiring, from the dark stonework to the cobblestone streets. Prepare to be immersed in a world of dread and hopelessness as you traverse the treacherous landscapes of Bloodborne.

Bloodborne

Best Handheld: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is a standout action game on handheld devices. Capcom’s series, highly popular in Japan, finally hooked Western players with its gradual introduction and improved co-op gameplay. With nearly 100 giant beasts to defeat and hours of entertainment, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate offers an impressive and immersive experience for those seeking adventure on the go.

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

Most Ridiculous: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is not your typical military action game. It surprises players with its quirky and laugh-out-loud moments. From surrounding enemy soldiers with balloon doppelgangers to hiding in a porta potty and playing embarrassing noises, the game embraces absurdity. One particular highlight is the ability to make a horse defecate on command, hoping that an enemy vehicle will spin out. The Phantom Pain proves that even in a serious game, there’s room for humor and unexpected silliness.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Best Graphics: Bloodborne

Bloodborne not only excels in its setting but also showcases stunning graphics. From Software’s attention to detail is evident in the dark and gothic environments of Yarnham. The carefully crafted atmosphere, from the rising mist to the mutilated creatures, adds to the overall haunting experience. Bloodborne sets a new benchmark for visual excellence in action games.

Bloodborne

Best Cooperative Multiplayer: Grand Theft Auto V – Heists

Grand Theft Auto V continues to impress with its multiplayer offerings. The heists in GTA Online provide a complex and thrilling cooperative experience. Working together with friends to plan and execute large-scale robberies adds a new level of excitement to the game. The ability to adapt to unexpected challenges on the fly strengthens the bonds between players and reinvigorates the multiplayer aspect of GTA V.

Grand Theft Auto V - Heists

Best Download-Only Action Game: Axiom Verge

Axiom Verge stands out as a remarkable action game available only through digital download. This indie title captures the essence of the beloved Metroid games with its sprawling labyrinth, unique weaponry, and challenging boss battles. Axiom Verge offers a distinct identity and satisfies the desire for a new Metroid-like experience.

Axiom Verge

Best Replayability: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Although Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain may have its flaws in storytelling, it compensates with incredibly satisfying gameplay. The moment-to-moment action and the joy of kidnapping skilled soldiers with a Fulton balloon make for an addictive experience. The game’s RPG elements, such as building up Mother Base and unlocking new gear, provide hours of replayability. Metal Gear Solid V keeps players engaged and entertained, ensuring they always come back for more.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Best Remastered Action Game: The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D

Nintendo has a reputation for delivering exceptional remastered versions of their beloved Zelda games. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D is no exception. With improved visuals and gameplay tweaks, the game offers a fresh experience while staying true to its original roots. Nintendo’s dedication to producing polished remasters deserves recognition.

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D

Action Game of the Year: Bloodborne

After dominating multiple categories, Bloodborne claims the title of Game Informer’s Action Game of the Year. From Software’s masterpiece combines stunning visuals, a chilling atmosphere, and challenging combat to create a truly satisfying action game. With its RPG elements and the gradual progression of character development, Bloodborne provides an unforgettable journey for those seeking a test of skill and determination.

Bloodborne

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FAQs

Q: Are there any other action games worth mentioning from 2015?
A: While the ones mentioned in this article are the highlights of 2015, there were other notable action games as well. Visit Wqaindia for a comprehensive list of the best games from that year.

Q: Did any of these action games receive sequels or follow-up titles?
A: Some of the games mentioned in this article have received sequels or spin-offs. Check out Wqaindia for the latest updates on these franchises.

Conclusion

The year 2015 was a remarkable one for action games, with titles like Bloodborne, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, and Batman: Arkham Knight pushing the boundaries of what the genre could achieve. Whether you’re a fan of intense combat, immersive storytelling, or breathtaking visuals, there was something for everyone. As we look back on these memorable games, let’s celebrate the talent and creativity that went into making them and anticipate what the future holds for action games.

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