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Published on September 14th, 2015 | by Chris Scott

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2015 Video Game Power Rankings: September

Welcome to the Critically Sane monthly Power Rankings for September 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 75% done the year and only three of the games on the rankings have been released. We obviously have a lot of hope for the October and November releases. (Last month’s rankings)

9t. Tony Hawk: Pro Skater 5 (8 points, +1 position change) – Jeff is the only one holding out hope for this game. We hope he doesn’t break if it turns into a dud.

9t. Just Cause 3 (8 points, new) – There have been a lot of overly serious titles this year. Just Cause looks like the counterpoint we’ve been waiting for.

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9t. Total War: Attila (8 points, +1 position change) – Tony has to sneak at least one strategy title onto the list each month. But can he sneak it onto our game of the year list?

9t. Need for Speed (8 points, new) – We’ve got the need for rebooted speed, or at least Don does.

8. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege (9 points, no change) – Don plans on hunting all the terrors in December, the rest of us might just watch his Twitch stream.

7. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (10 points, +1 position change, 1 first place vote) – We’re not 100% sure how it’s going to hold up but the 6% we’ve completed in 15 hours is really, really strong. Even Jeff likes it.

6. Rock Band 4 (13 points, no change, 1 first place vote) – Coolers of beer and a collection of plastic guitars sounds like a party to me.

5. Star Wars: Battlefront (14 points, no change) – The force has awakened in us, or maybe we’re just hungry.

4. Halo 5: Guardians (20 points, no change) – 343 seems to be making some weird calls with Halo 5 and that has certainly dampened some of our excitement for it and when you factor in last year’s Master Chief Collection debacle, this could be on unstable ground. Still it is Halo and Microsoft wouldn’t let it’s biggest franchise fumble twice in a row, right?

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2t. Rise of the Tomb Raider (33 points, no change, 1 first place vote) – If you are only a PS4 owner, we are sorry for your loss.

2t. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (33 points, no change, 1 first place vote) – Did you know there are 10 hours of new content coming in October in The Witcher 3’s first expansion? Did you know I’m 50 hours in and not halfway done?

1. Fallout 4 (38 points, no change, 1 first place votes) – I can’t decide if Fallout 4 is post apocalyptic Boston, or just Boston after PAX East.

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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