There were some major games released in 2015. Metal Gear, The Witcher, Fallout, the list is rather long. While you were losing yourself in those worlds, a bunch of weird, whacky, and unfortunately timed titles came out and blew the minds of a few people. It’s not your fault you missed them. Really. But it would be utterly tragic if you missed out on some of the most unique and entertaining experiences of the year. Here are 10 of the best forgotten games of 2015.
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime
Co-op games are best when your partner is on the same couch as you. It’s just science. Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime is an intense systems management game that requires solid communication and quick fingers. Besides the clever title, Lovers simply oozes style and is sure to impress with its slick visuals and funky music. Give a shot on your Xbox One or PC, and test out your ability to stay friends with that person that you’re yelling at to “man the guns, NOW!”
Galak-z is like R-Type meets Asteroids meets bullet hell. The difficulty level is brutal, but the anime good looks and diverse gameplay options make Galak-z nearly infinitely entertaining. Did I mention your ship transforms into a giant freakin’ robot? Yeah, it’s exactly as amazing as it sounds. It’s a PS4 and PC joint that you can pick up RIGHT NOW.
Hey, does tracing IP addresses and bypassing firewalls sound like a good time? I’m guessing no, but Hacknet does an incredible job of offering a convincing and fun to interact with command line interface while making you feel like a real badass hacker. It’s an incredibly unique experience, and anybody that has even a passing interest in the inner workings of operating systems and networks can have a good time with Hacknet.
Sony left Until Dawn for dead on the marketing front – making it truly one of the most forgotten games of 2015 – but it’s one of the most entertaining and distinctive experiences of the year. Written in the style of a teen horror movie, it’s up to you to gather information and make decisions that will help the characters survive… Until dawn. Yes, that cheesy line is in there a bunch, and it’s rad every time. Until Dawn is a hell of a thrill ride, and properly supported it would be getting a LOT more game of the year buzz.
Pillars of Eternity
Pillars of Eternity is one of the first titles to really prove the value of Kickstarter. Backed by over 77000 people, Obsidian’s latest masterpiece is a direct decendent of isometric RPG classics like Icewind Dale and Baldur’s Gate. It’s smart, polished, and deep. RPG fans would be nuts to pass it up, especially if you (like me) think the RPG apple has rolled a little too far from the proverbial tree in recent memory.
We’re halfway done – there are 5 more great forgotten games of 2015 on page two!