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Published on October 14th, 2015 | by Staff

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2015 Video Game Power Rankings: October

Welcome to the Critically Sane monthly Power Rankings for October 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. We are getting down to the end of the year and our list is starting to shape up a bit more. But will it hold that way when it is all said and done. (Last month’s rankings)

10t. Total War: Attila (8 points, -1 position change) – Tony always seems to sneak a strategy title onto our list and Attila has been hanging around nearly all year.

10t. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege (8 points, -2 position change) – The beta didn’t dampen Don’s interest at all. The news that it is online multiplayer only did the rest of us though.

8t. Just Cause 3 (9 points, +1 position change) – Where else can you grapple a plane and a car together just to see what happens?

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8t. Need for Speed (9 points, +1 position change) – Don somehow keeps slipping these games onto the list, no matter how much we threaten him.

6t. Destiny: The Taken King (13 points, new) – Is this an alternate reality AND 2014?

6t. Rock Band 4 (13 points, no change, 1 first place vote) – It’s here. It’s Rock band. It’s awesome.

5. Halo 5: Guardians (21 points, -1 position change) – Halo has a lot to prove but if it succeeds, we’re sure to see it jump up higher on this list. And we’ll know this month.

4. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (23 points, +3 position change, 1 first place vote) – Is it a great Metal Gear Solid game? No. But it’s a great game in its own right, 30+ hours in and we’re liking it more and more.

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2t. Rise of the Tomb Raider (31 points, no change, 1 first place vote) – If Microsoft and Square were willing to give us Lara and her tombs right now, none of us would complain.

2t. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (31 points, no change, 1 first place vote) – The first expansion is here. Guess what? The game is still awesome.

1. Fallout 4 (36 points, no change, 1 first place votes) – We think Chris hit his head because this wasn’t even on his list this month. Even so, it easily slots in at #1.

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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