Published on April 16th, 2015 | by Staff1
2015 Video Game Power Rankings: April
We’re a quarter of the way through the year and the top of the list has remained solid since day one. Will anything top the big three for us? (Last month’s rankings)
10t. Yoshi’s Wooly World (9 points, new) – Is this really Nintendo’s only big release in the back half of the year?
10t. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (9 points, no change) – Crazy things are happening at Konami and this could be Kojima’s swan song but if it is, we think it will be a good one.
10t. Total War: Attila. (9 points, no change) – Do you think we’ll really let Tony keep two strategy games in our top ten for the year?
6t. Tom Clancy’s: The Division (10 points, no change) – There is a 50/50 shot this game makes it this year. The other side is that it is actually just vaporware.
6t. Galactic Civilization III (10 points, +1 position change, 1 first place vote) – This is Tony’s baby. It’s really weird seeing him nurse it.
6t. Rock Band 4 (10 points, new, 1 first place vote) – Chris is getting the band back together and it will probably sound awful but this time everyone can watch it on Twitch.
6t. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege (10 points, no change, 1 first place vote) – With the latest Alpha footage, this steps up a few places due to Don thinking it could be his “new SOCOM”.
5. Batman: Arkham Knight (11 points, +2 position change) – It’s getting closer to reality and we’re getting a little – just a little – more excited for it now.
4. Final Fantasy XV (13 points, +1 position change, 1 first place vote) – Like many games this year, we’re not sure if this one is going to make it or not. But if it does, it has the potential to be a game changer.
3. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (26 points, no change) – We’re a month out and CD Project Red’s open world fantasy fest is holding steady in third place. With nothing else like it this year, it could be permanently there.
2. Halo 5: Guardians (27 points, no change) – Halo sits pretty at #2 and it does so without any support from Don, who has bad taste in things.
1. Rise of the Tomb Raider (31 points, no change, 1 first place vote) – If we killed Don, Halo might be in this slot but even so, we’re pumped for this game. Microsoft and Square better not delay it.
If you had to predict your top 10 list at the end of 2015, what would it look like? Let us know in the comments below.