best of 2015

USgamer's Game of the Year for 2015

May we have the envelope, please....

USgamer's Best Games of 2015: Best DLC

PART 10: Not every add-on is worth adding on, but these expansions and updates rose above the rest.

USgamer's Best Games of 2015: Best Time-Waster

PART NINE: When we had a few idle moments to kill, these games did the killing—with style!

USgamer's Best Games of 2015: Best Emergent Gameplay

PART EIGHT: The USgamer team celebrates the games that let us play 'em our own way, even if those ways were never intended.

USgamer's Best Games of 2015: Best Surprise

PART SEVEN: The team discusses the video gaming swerves that hit them outta nowhere this past year.

USgamer's Best Games of 2015: Best Quest

PART SIX: The most memorable storylines of the year. (Spoilers, maybe?)

USgamer's Best (?) Games of 2015: Our Biggest Disappointment

PART FIVE: They can't all be winners. We pause a moment in our celebration of the year's best games to note the ones we hoped would turn out better than they did.

USgamer's Best Games of 2015: Best Level Design

PART FOUR: No matter how well a game plays, great mechanics are wasted on shoddy design. We celebrate 2015's cleverest play spaces.

USgamer's Best Games of 2015: Best Character

PART THREE: Who was 2015's breakout video game character? The USgamer team name their faves, but in the end there can only be one.

USgamer's Best Games of 2015: Best Open World

PART TWO: Do you weep for your vanishing free time whenever a publisher announces another massive open-wold game? We pick the must-play sandbox space of 2015.

USgamer's Best Games of 2015: Most Rewarding Game

PART ONE: The team played lots of games in 2015, but which one left them with the greatest sense of accomplishment?