Ho-ho-holy shit it’s almost the end of 2015. Can you believe that?
Late December means a few different things. Christmas cheer, warm tidings, and family fun come to mind for most people, but the video gaming world knows what the end of the year really means: Game of the Year awards.
Entertainment Buddha Editor-in-Chief Matt Heywood and I sat down earlier this week to discuss the winner of the site’s most prestigious awards, The Golden Buddhas. Divvied up into a handful of different (and totally not arbitrary) categories, this year’s honored games were selected in their respective categories by Entertainment Buddha’s staff members. In addition to announcing the winner of each respective categories, Matt and I took the time to share our thoughts (or lack thereof) about each category and winner.
If you can’t be bothered to listen to the entire podcast, the winners can be found below.
Action/Adventure Game of the Year:
Role-playing Game of the Year:
First-person Shooter of the Year:
Third-person Shooter of the Year:
Fighting/Sports Game of the Year:
Racing Game of the Year:
- Project CARS
Best Visuals of the Year:
Best Writing of the Year:
Best New IP:
- Rocket League
Best Sony/Microsoft/Nintendo Exclusive:
Best Character of the Year:
- Geralt of Rivia
Weirdest Game of the Year:
- Shower With Your Dad Simulator 2015
Scariest Game of the Year:
Indie Game of the Year:
Handheld Game of the Year:
- Monster Hunter IV: Ultimate
Game of the Motherf*cking Year 2015:
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
And there you have it, folks. The best games of the year according to the lovable rogues that make up Entertainment Buddha’s staff. Thank you for all of your support this year. Take a listen to the podcast for some free company on those long winter nights. Subscribe for each new episode and have a happy holiday.
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