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  • Blog Post: Is Soma One Of The Top 50 Games Of 2015?

    Frictional Games made a name for itself as the studio behind the 2010 horror hit Amnesia: The Dark Descent. Soma is the developer’s latest first-person foray into the strange and terrifying, but with a more philosophical angle. Despite never playing Amnesia, I decided to play Soma based on Tim’s... More
  • Blog Post: Is Box Boy! One Of The Top 50 Games Of 2015?

    Box Boy! might be one of the most overlooked games of the year. A simple black and white aesthetic belies the game's more complicated puzzles. Developed by HAL Laboratory – the same studio that has brought us games like Kirby and Super Smash Bros., Box Boy! is a puzzle game about a young box... More
  • Blog Post: Is Cities: Skylines One Of The Top 50 Games Of 2015?

    It’s hard to believe that 2015 is rapidly approaching its end. With the holiday shopping season kicking off in prudent this weekend, we’re looking at some of games of 2015 and debating whether or not they belong in our year-end list of the top 50 games . This time, we’re putting Colossal... More
  • Blog Post: Is Puzzle & Dragons Z / Super Mario Bros. Edition One Of The Top Games Of 2015?

    Every year, Game Informer breaks down the best releases with its annual Top 50 list. It’s a group effort, which includes long meetings, heated discussions, and possibly the best homework assignments you could possibly ask for. There’s only so much time to go around, however, and sometimes... More
  • Blog Post: Is Her Story One Of The Top 50 Games Of 2015?

    Her Story is one of the biggest indie surprises to hit this year. Those who reveled in other popular media, such as True Detective and Serial , found something in this interactive experience that scratched a similar itch. The game is delightfully simplistic: you type keywords into a crime database to... More
  • Blog Post: Is Evolve One Of The Top 50 Games Of 2015?

    Back in February of 2015, 2K and Turtle Rock Studios released the five-player co-op/competitive monster-hunting game Evolve . It was a great idea that didn’t exactly take the world by storm. After a full year of amazing game releases, we wanted to look back at Evolve and see if it deserves a spot... More
  • Blog Post: Is NBA 2K16 One Of The Top 50 Games Of 2015?

    After years of great promise and stellar action hamstrung by poor servers, 2015 is the year the NBA 2K series finally rounded out its game. The amount of content available in this title is staggering. Hoops fans can play one-off games online, build a dynasty in MyGM, play an online league in MyLeague... More
  • Blog Post: Is Transformers: Devastation One Of The Top 50 Games Of 2015?

    Each year around Thanksgiving, we start compiling our list of contenders for our Top 50 games. Inevitably, there are some that are “on the bubble,” that need more voices for our discussion. The Fight for the Top 50 is our chance to give games on the cusp a fair shake at a coveted spot on... More
  • Blog Post: Is Tales From The Borderlands One Of The Top 50 Games Of 2015?

    Telltale has continued to expand its adventure game empire with new IP, taking on multiple projects simultaneously in 2015. Of those series, Tales From The Borderlands was a particularly unexpected pick. Does it have what it takes to make our Top 50 Games Of The Year list? Learn more about the Game Informer... More
  • Blog Post: Is Disgaea 5 One Of The Top 50 Games Of 2015?

    Every year, Game Informer distills things down to the absolute best of the best with its Top 50 list. The deliberation process often involves blood, sweat. and tears. and there's always the challenge portion where someone's hot pick gets shopped around to other editors to get a second opinion... More
  • Blog Post: Is Resident Evil Revelations 2 One Of The Top 50 Games Of 2015?

    Resident Evil Revelations has injected the seminal horror series with new levels of fun fan service and consistent gunplay, and I think it's a contender for Game Informer's Top 50 Games of 2015 . In keeping with our annual tradition, I've challenged another Game Informer editor to play the... More
  • Blog Post: Is Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe And The Blight Below One Of The Top 50 Games Of 2015?

    Dragon Quest Heroes was perhaps my biggest surprise this year ( here's my review ). In general, I do not enjoy the musou-style game, and do not have a history with the Dragon Quest series. It was these two factors that made Heroes such a surprisingly fun experience. It doesn’t radically change... More
  • Blog Post: Is Star Wars: Battlefront One Of The Top 50 Games Of 2015?

    It's been another good year to be a gamer given all the great experiences we've played, but like every year there's a healthy debate as to which titles actually belong on our Top 50 games list . I've been having fun with Star Wars: Battlefront's easy, breezy take on online multiplayer... More
  • Blog Post: Game Informer Editors Fight For The Top 50 Games Of 2015

    Certain years are unforgettable for their volume of stellar game releases. Both The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Metal Gear Solid arrived in 1998, and Portal and Assassin's Creed debuted with other hits in 2007. It looks like 2015 could be another one of those fondly remembered years as the... More
  • Blog Post: Top 50 Challenge 2014 – Kirby: Triple Deluxe

    I don't know who the Kirby fans are out there. There's Game Informer's Kimberley Wallace, but she'd be a fan of a wet towel on a bathroom floor if it was pink, so I don't know if she really counts. I vaguely remember enjoying Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land on the Game Boy Advance... More
  • Blog Post: Top 50 Challenge 2014 - Thief

    Andy Reiner challenged me to test my stealth skills in Eidos Montreal's reboot of the Thief franchise? Did this game steal my heart? You'll have to read on to find out (Get it? I said "steal" my heart because the game about a guy who steals things...pretty clever). I like to go into... More
  • Blog Post: Top 50 Challenge 2014 – Civilization: Beyond Earth

    My colleague Daniel Tack has been sharing with me his enthusiasm about Beyond Earth since his initial review , so I jumped at the chance to dive into the game myself and see how it compares with previous Civilization titles. I’m glad I did, as Beyond Earth is a rich and complex title. While it... More
  • Blog Post: Top 50 Challenge 2014 – Fantasia: Music Evolved

    I like music. I know it’s not exactly a controversial statement, but it’s been a constant throughout my life. Growing up, something was almost always playing on the family stereo. I played an instrument from elementary school through high school, and eventually combined my loves of music... More
  • Blog Post: Fight For The Top 50 2014 – The Banner Saga

    The Banner Saga isn't a game filled with spectacle. It doesn't feature motion-capped voice acting, or big budget particle effects, or hundreds of hours of side quests. Still, it's an incredibly intelligent strategy game wrapped around a compelling and heartfelt story. Even more impressive... More
  • Blog Post: Fight For The Top 50 - LittleBigPlanet 3

    Picking a game to champion for our Top 50 Challenge was easy; I knew it had to be Sumo Digital's charming platformer LittleBigPlanet 3. As a long time fan of the LittleBigPlanet series, I was worried when it was announced that Sumo Digital was taking over the series for Media Molecule. Thankfully... More
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