10. Magicka 2
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9. Apotheon
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8. The Order: 1886
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7. Rocket League
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6. Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward
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5. Star Wars: Battlefront
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4. Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited
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3. Heroes of the Storm
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2. Destiny: The Taken King
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1. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
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I am quite aware that this game is at the top of almost every author’s list, for those who did a “Top Ten Games of 2015” list. The Witcher 3 deserves every bit of glory that it receives. I have to restrain myself from writing pages upon pages of praise for The Witcher 3. I have never played the first two games in the series, which almost deterred me from playing this one, which would have been mayhaps the greatest mistake a man could ever make. The Witcher 3 is set in a gargantuan open-world fantastical reimagining of medieval Poland (it’s not really Poland, but it’s steeped in Slavic folklore, mythology, culture, et cetera. It’s practically Poland. In fact, I’ve never been to Poland. For all I know, the “Witcher-verse” is totally just set in Poland.) The massive in-game world is populated with countless people, most with individual personalities and many of them with quests to conquer. The most impressive feat that The Witcher 3 accomplishes is in the glorious narrative and storytelling present in the game. There are hundreds of quests; some of them are very short and to the point, while others expand and become quite lengthy. The amount of time in each quest is not relevant though, as each and every quest that I completed in The Witcher 3 felt unique, fleshed-out, poignantly detailed and like I was covering new ground from the quests that I had completed prior. It is a truly immersive, once-in-a-generation, magnum opus of the fantasy RPG genre. I will sing praises for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt until the end of time.

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