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Published on May 13th, 2015 | by Chris Scott

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2015 Video Game Power Rankings: May

Welcome to the Critically Sane monthly Power Rankings for May 2015. As always the list is based on a mix of our opinions of what we’ve played this year as well as conjecture on what we think is going to be awesome in the months to come. The five of us each submit a list of 10 titles which are given a point total in reverse order (so 1st place gets 10 points, while 10th gets one), and then the totals are combined to come up with this monthly list. Four months are now gone from 2015 and E3 is just around the corner but even so, our top three have stayed the same. Can anything beat that trio? (Last month’s rankings)

9t. Tony Hawk: Pro Skater 5 (9 points, new) –  Any new Tony Hawk game, except for maybe one with a skateboard peripheral, was bound to get Jeff excited but the fact that this is a true numbered sequel in the Pro Skater series has Jeff head over heels.

9t. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (9 points, +1 position change) – It has squishy boobs. No, really it does.

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9t. Total War: Attila. (9 points, +1 position change) – Tony was extremely happy to hear that Sega was disappointed in the sales of Creative Assembly’s Alien game, if only because it means more time for them to devote to their strategy titles.

6t. Final Fantasy XV (10 points, -2 position change, 1 first place vote) – Fozzy’s tears will be real when this doesn’t make it in 2015.

6t. Galactic Civilization III (10 points, no change, 1 first place vote) – The Strategy Gamer isn’t content with just conquering the world. He wants the entire galaxy.

6t. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege (10 points, no change, 1 first place vote) – Don is just happy this wasn’t delayed like the other Tom Clancy game.

5. Rock Band 4 (12 points, +1 position change, 1 first place vote) – The more information that is released about Rock Band 4, the more eager Chris is to play it. We may very well lose him to Rock Band LARPing.

4. Batman: Arkham Knight (16 points, +1 position change) – Anticipation still isn’t super high from us for this conclusion to the Rocksteady Batman saga but as we inch closer to release we’re looking forward to it just a tiny bit more.

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3. Halo 5: Guardians (22 points, -1 position change) – 343’s handling of The Master Chief Collection and its continued problems has us feeling a bit less hyped about the latest installment but we don’t see it dropping far.

2. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (29 points, +1 position change) – It’s almost here and we honestly can’t wait to get our hands on it.

1. Rise of the Tomb Raider (32 points, no change, 1 first place vote) – We’re still months from release but there isn’t a single game more collectively lusted after by our staff.

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.

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