The Five Most Anticipated Games of 2015

For the gamers, 2014 was a year short on worthy AAA titles and marked by game delays. Many developers seemed to have conveniently pushed most exciting games in the 2015 slot. That always seemed SO far away at the time. However, we have finally moved on and boy oh boy, there’s so much in store for this year. Kick back and relax as I present to you a compilation of five most anticipated video games of 2015.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

(PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC)

MGS: Ground Zeroes may have seemed like a mere tech demo but it was a fair demonstration of what awaits in The Phantom Pain. Top-notch direction, story writing and production of the MGS series has always been the hallmark of Hideo Kojima’s work. Expect nothing less as MGS puts you in the shoes of the ‘Big Boss’ who embarks on yet another infiltration mission.

The tactical espionage action is well set up with photorealistic visuals, thanks to the next-gen FOX Engine. It’s upto players if they take a stealthy approach to deceive their enemies or just go in all guns blazing. Either way, “war has changed” and you better be prepared for it.

Release date: 2015

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

(PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)

The Witcher series has been a cult classic on PC and Xbox 360. Given the considerable amount of audience for the series, developers CD Projekt now bring The Witcher 3 to next-gen platforms as well. It’s worth mentioning that the game has been delayed on three different occasions and put back in the works for more polish. The results of this have been quite substantial.

The third installment of the extremely popular single-player RPG series is set in a world that is 30 times larger than before. Needless to say, the open world looks more beautiful than ever before. Players will take on the role of Geralt and Ciri as they explore the massive port city of Novigrad. The game incorporates an intuitive set of controls that combine tactical maneuvers with some fascinating combat sequences.

Release date: May 19, 2015

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

(PlayStation 4)

Uncharted series has undoubtedly been a system seller for SONY in the past. It seems like developer Naughty Dog is finally preparing to bid farewell to the massively renowned series. This paves way for yet another adventure for the treasure hunter ‘Nathan Drake’ who hasn’t had his fill for years. Now it’s upto him to pursue a historical conspiracy behind some fabled treasure.

Given Naughty Dog’s exceptional story telling skills, players can expect an extremely immersive tale. The gameplay simply builds on what we are already accustomed to with a few additions. From what little we have seen so far, the game looks gorgeous with significantly enhanced lighting and physical based shaders. It’s little things that equally matter such as water making Drake’s hair shine and lean over with its weight.

Release date: 2015

Batman: Arkham Knight

(PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)

Rocksteady Studios has continually impressed with the stunning visuals, satisfying gameplay mechanics and impressive story telling skills in the previous Batman titles. I can hardly spot any flaw in the formula they have consistently used over the years.

Arkham Knight brings the same goodness with the introduction of the popular Batmobile that is not simply a means of transport but a full-fledged weapon. Batman would now face Scarecrow who returns to Gotham city with Batman’s worst enemies such as Two-Face, Harley Quinn and Penguin to annihilate the city that the Knight swore to guard.

Release date: June 2, 2015

Bloodborne

(PS4)

Bloodborne clearly captures glimpses of Dark Souls. Afterall, it’s brought by the same developer ‘FromSoftware’. It’s an almost equally dark, gritty and unforgiving package as the Souls titles with a faster-paced gameplay and enhanced visuals. That doesn’t mean you can frivolously engage in combat with the enemy; enemies are just as agile so combat requires clear strategy. The difficulty in the game will surely pave way for tense battles and present challenges that players must strive to tackle.

Release date: March 24, 2015

Honorable Mentions

We know we said 5 but there are just too many good titles out this year. Here is a list of 10 that didn’t make our list but you should still keep an eye out for.

  • Quantum Break
  • The Order: 1886
  • Halo 5: Guardians
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Mortal Kombat X
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Star Wars Battlefront
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Xenoblade Chronicles X


  • IrfanAmir

    GTA V for PC can make place in the list

    • Haris Raaziq

      Its time we looked beyond that game to new IPs. GTA V has made enuf appearances so it shouldnt be included in more lists.

      • Taufeeq ‘The Game’ Iqbal

        Fully agreed. We should look forward. That list contains many of my personal favourites!

      • MaaZ

        he has made just a suggestion, at-least it can be in honorable mention list…

        • Haris Raaziq

          True but I think the list would get too long then. It already has 10 games under honorable mentions.
          I have played GTA V alot on my PS3 AND PS4. :D

  • Muhammad Atif

    My CPU not able to RUN any of those. :'(

    • Ali Quraishi

      Mine too but Im saving up to build a new gaming rig just to play these. Those are some of the best games. I cant wait!

  • Mirza Moazzam Baig

    i’m looking forward to MGS and Batman Arkham Knight. . . .. and looking forward to announcement of any new game from Rockstar Games … Bully 2 or Agent .. or Red Dead Redemption2 may be let’s see

  • Najam

    Bhai… Mass Effect 4 kithay gai ? :(

    • Hassan Aftab

      For a game that’s still in early stages of development, I don’t expect a renowned title like Mass Effect 4 to be revealed anytime soon. I get the feeling it wouldn’t see the light of day until 2016.
      Besides, it’s better for BioWare to take their time rather than rush the release and bring disrepute to the franchise.

      • Najam

        Honestly, with Experience from ME2 and ME3 ending, I am expecting way much from Bioware, Hope they will yield good this time aswell.

  • Monster

    screenshots laga dete to zada behtar hota

  • Ghulam.e.Ahmed

    don’t know much about Gaming, just want to ask is there any game which is suitable for my little daughters ( in classes 2nd and 3rd ), they are playing online games ( like Dora Games ) on PC but asking me for the Gaming Consoles, will it be a right choice for them? any games for these babies on these consoles? please help.

    • Hassan Aftab

      I appreciate that you are actually looking to support the idea of gaming for your kids. I can assure you that it’s a great mode of fun and learning if the resources are managed well.

      At the age they must be, I strongly suggest getting them a Wii U console. Most of the games that this console gets are meant for fun and party together with family and friends.

      You’d be pleased to know that there’s less likelihood of mature content in these titles compared to other consoles so you wouldn’t have to worry too much about the games you get them. Though, I would still advise you to research a little regarding popularity and parental content advisory of a game on imdb.com before purchasing it.

      Wii U games I recommend would be: Rayman Legends, Mario Kart 8, Scribblenauts Unlimited, Super Mario 3D World and Nintendo Land. There are plenty more but I’d recommend these for now.

      The games can offer fun, challenges and contribute to your child’s learning especially games like Scribblenauts. I’d advise you to engage in the games yourself and infact play alongside your kids. Nintendo platform is truly made for families.

      Here’s the link to read more about it:http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu/features

      Here’s reasons why you should prefer it over other consoles: http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2014/12/02/six-reasons-to-buy-a-wii-u-instead-of-a-ps4-or-xbox-one/

      I would mention here that the games are not cheap; none of the games for new consoles are. Local shopkeepers in Pakistan actually charge significantly more for not only the console but its games as well. Plus, there is no guarantee of what you are getting is even brand new. So, I would strongly suggest AGAINST buying from local shopkeepers.

      I do know a reliable vendor who could import the console for you from Amazon US as he’s being doing for me with games and a number of games over the past three years or so. It takes about a month for shipment to get here but it’s worth the wait and price.
      He’s also a renowned premium seller on a Pakistani gaming forum called Pakgamers where I met him for the first time. I can provide you his contact details if you wish so you can contact him yourself as he can detail you even better than me on issues like which consoles, games, accessories to buy since he has kids almost the age of yours for whom he got the console too.

      A freshly released Wii U game can cost you upto Rs. 6500 (same case for other NEW consoles like PlayStation 4 and Xbox One) so please bear in mind that price mark before you decide to finally buy your kids a console. If you think you are willing to afford that for say, one game every month or two that’s great.

      If you have ANY further questions, I’d be glad to assist you. I must reemphasize that I support your decision to consider gaming for your kids. It’s a healthy activity and would surely broaden their learning.

    • MaaZ

      i know a person who has PS4 (bought from Germany) and it has p0rnh(_)b app pre-installed and i works directly without the need for proxy, but i don’t know about local versions sold in Pakistan, so check before you buy…

  • Ghulam.e.Ahmed

    dear Hassan, thanks very much for your great help to guide me in detail. I am really very grateful for this reply.

    • Hassan Aftab

      Mention not, Sir. In case you want me to provide the details of the reliable premium seller I know for more information on the topic and possibly purchase of a console/games you can provide me with your email or any other contact information where I can offer you his contact details.

      I did have a word with him regarding this last night and he said that if the price of original games bothers you, you could get your kids a modded/hacked/pirated Nintendo Wii or XBox 360 instead. Those are two different consoles from the older generation. That way you can download the games from the internet yourself for free and play them on the console. You could even buy pirated games from the local market if you can’t download them yourself for hardly Rs. 200 to Rs. 300 each.

      I am sure he would be able to guide you better if you give him a call. As I mentioned, I could patch you two if I had your contact details.

      Glad to help. :)

  • crazyforgaming

    WHY CAN’T WE HAVE MORE GAMING ARTICLES LIKE THIS ON PROPAKISTANI?!! I’M A BIG FAN!!!