We’re not quite sure where the year has gone – it’s December already, which means 2015 is nearly behind us. It’s been an absolutely fantastic year for games; it’s no easy task to choose the best of the best, but we’ve looked back over the year and chosen our top 10 PS4 games of 2015.
Sit back and reflect on 10 of the best games your PS4 console has seen in the last 12 months…
10. Axiom Verge
The game we deemed as “the best Metroidvania-style title since Castlevania: Symphony of the Night” way back in April, Axiom Verge is a retro style 2D shooter that is not to be missed.
Developed solely by Tom Happ in his spare time, Axiom Verge draws inspiration from old classics such as Metroid and Castlevania to deliver a sprawling adventure across an alien world, rewarding exploration with upgrades and collectibles.
Being honest, as a retro-style indie title made single-handedly by one man, we didn’t expect much from Axiom Verge, but after being totally absorbed in its eerie yet beautiful pixelated world we feel it really is something quite special. Everything from audio to enemy design is so perfectly implemented that any fan of side-scrolling adventures simply has to give Axiom Verge a go.
Axiom Verge is available digitally on the PSN Store.
9. Mortal Kombat X
Making a worthy successor to 2011’s excellent Mortal Kombat was never going to be an easy task for Netherrealm Studios, but with Mortal Kombat X they confidently exceeded everyone’s expectations and delivered what we believe is the best beat’em up of the year.
Continuing the story from where Mortal Kombat left off – then jumping 20 years into the future – allowed Netherrealm Studios to go back to the drawing board with regards to the character roster, meaning that Mortal Kombat X features some much-needed fresh new faces alongside a handful of the series’ favourites. Meanwhile, the fantastically directed and well-paced story mode is entertaining fun from beginning to end, and gives you a nice taste of each characters’ play style. Oh, and let’s not forget the fatalities that are assuredly some of the most grotesque in the series to date.
With its interesting cast of characters and vast array of game modes to get your teeth stuck into, Mortal Kombat X offers something for all fighting game fans regardless of whether you’re a casual brawler or a high level player. For that reason, it’s one of our best games of 2015.