fight for the top 50

Game Informer Editors Fight For The Top 50 Games Of 2015

by Tim Turi on Nov 26, 2015 at 03:59 AM

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 dust settles near the holiday season. From 2015's early release of Bloodborne all the way up to Rise of the Tomb Raider, we've been graced with a plethora of great games, making end of the year lists even more challenging to boil down.

Every year the Game Informer works hard to distill the year's best games into the Top 50 Games. Battles are fought, victories are won, and hearts are broken over what games earn the honors of making the list. We try to make the most informed decisions possible, and the best way to do that is to get another Game Informer editor to play a game that you think might be on the fringes of making the list. Like previous years, every Game Informer editors has selected a game they're championing, and another editor has rises to the challenge to see if the game is a worthy contender for the list. Today, we'll be posting the conversations of those editors had about whether the game deserves the accolade.

To see the Fights for the Top 50 Games of 2015 as they roll out, tune into Game Informer for the rest of today and tomorrow. We'll also be collecting all the Top 50 Fights in this story so you have one convenient place to find all the gaming debates.

Note: Game Informer's final Top 50 Games of 2015 list is decided by the entire staff, so if a game wins over another editor during these discussions it doesn't guarantee it a spot on our list.

Star Wars Battlefront with Kato and Brian
Dragon Quest Heroes
with Kyle and Kim
Mad Max
with Reiner and Jeff M.
Resident Evil Revelations 2
with Tim and Kyle
Disgaea 5 with Dan and Joe 
Tales from the Borderlands with Jeff M. and Cork 
Transformers: Devastation with Tim and Mike 
NBA 2K15 with Bertz and Hanson 
Evolve with Hanson and Reeves 
Her Story with Kim and Kato 
Puzzle & Dragons Z / Super Mario Bros. Edition with Jeff C. and Dan 
Cities: Skylines with Brian and Bertz
Box Boy! with Reeves and Mike 
Soma with Joe and Reiner