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PSNStores 2015 Game of the Year Awards: Day Two

Posted by on January 5th, 2016 | 0 Comments | Tags:

The PSNStores Podcats spent three hours last week debating 13 different categories for our 2015 Game of the Year awards. Today brings Best Multiplayer, Best Visuals, and Collin’s Top 5 Games of 2015. Check out the videos below to see our choices, come back tomorrow for more awards, and stay tuned for a full Game of the Year Podcast later in the week.

Day One Best Story, Best Soundtrack, Charmingest Charming Charmer
Tomorrow: Biggest Surprise, Most Disappointing, Whity the Dolphin’s Character of the Year, Eric’s Top 5 Games of 2015

Best Visuals

Seeking out the best visuals is always fun when you consider the variety of art styles in use. There’s really nothing that looks like Apotheon and White Night’s noir aesthetic really helps to sell the horror vibe that the game is going for. Meanwhile The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is making some wonderful use of photogrammetry.

It’s not just the realistic visuals that win out here. The Vanishing of Ethan Carter also constructs a believable world with those same visuals. It’s one that simply kept pulling me back in for well over a month. Looking out onto the river and just listening to nature do it’s thing has never been so relaxing.

Runners-Up White Night, Apotheon

Best Multiplayer

Whether it was split-screen or online multiplayer, there was no game that was more enjoyable to get a group of friends together, than Rocket League. With cross-platform play, to a consistent stream of free updates, Rocket League offers a lot of variety. It’s a simple game for friends to pick up, but requires serious skill to master. Its fair and balanced gameplay with so many options, makes it our favorite Multiplayer Game.

Runners-Up Toto Temple Deluxe, Jamestown+