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Vote Now: PS.Blog Game of the Year 2015 Awards

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It’s that time of year again! Whether you’re finishing up last-minute holiday shopping, booking a trip back home, prioritizing your gaming catch-up plans, or just taking it easy until 2016, there’s one thing we can all come together for: Game of the Year voting!

We’re lucky enough to live in a world where every year is pretty darned good for gamers, but 2015 was a year where PlayStation 4 really started to hit its stride. We started 2015’s list of GotY nominees nice ‘n early with FromSoftware’s Bloodborne, but things have stayed steady throughout the year.

A few quick housekeeping notes before we dive in:

  • Nominees are limited to games that have never appeared on a PlayStation platform before.
  • Additionally, if a game has won for a specific category in a previous year, it’s no longer eligible to win in that category this year.
  • We tried to include a (very) wide range of nominees for each category, but if your favorite isn’t on the list feel free to write it in at the bottom of each form.

We’re keeping the polls open until the end of 2015 to give folks time to catch up on any games they might still have in their backlog (I’m looking at you, Geralt). Once the polls close at 11:59pm Pacific on December 31st, we’ll start tallying ’em up, with the big Winners post following in early January.

But enough stalling — let’s vote!

Add Your Own

mauaus said:

December 18th, 3:29 pm

my votes went mainly to Rocket League and Psyonix, well deserved, killer game. This game is a showcase of how to make a solid netcode and fun engaging mp game.

    cusman said:

    December 18th, 8:23 pm

    My votes went to Helldivers which has become my favorite co-op game to date. Aside that, I would have voted for Rocket League as well.

Cyberendpunk said:

December 18th, 3:47 pm

Best PS4: Bloodborne
Best PS3: Yakuza 5
Best Vita Game: Shovel Knight
Best Story: Bloodborne
Best Soundtrack: Axiom Verge
Best Expansion: Bloodborne The Old Hunters
Best Digital Release: Axiom Verge
Studio of the Year: From Software
Best PS Plus Game: Transistor
Best Multiplayer: Destiny The Taken King
Most Anticipated 2016: Street Fighter V

Kbps-56 said:

December 18th, 3:56 pm

Dis too much☕

GaMeCuBeFLOP said:

December 18th, 3:57 pm

Please everyone vote Life Is Strange. It’s the right thing to do:)

    Affe56 said:

    December 18th, 5:20 pm

    for what?

ZhaneEndrick said:

December 18th, 4:17 pm

Most anticipated game? Persona 5. No doubt about it.

iamtylerdurden1 said:

December 18th, 4:20 pm

Best PS4: Bloodborne
Best PS3: MGSV (Yakuza 5 is 2nd)
Best PS Vita: Helldivers
Best Story: The Witcher 3 (Soma is 2nd)
Best Soundtrack: Tearaway Unfolded (Axiom Verge is 2nd)
Best Digital Release: Galak-Z (Rapture is 2nd)
Best Multiplayer: Helldivers
Most Anticipated: Horizon Zero Dawn (hands down)
Best PS Plus: Killzone Mercenary
Best Expansion: Driveclub Bikes (Old Hunters is 1A)
Studio of the Year: EVOLUTION STUDIOS (write them in for all the amazing work on DC/DC Bikes)

    iamtylerdurden1 said:

    December 18th, 4:36 pm

    I should’ve written in Driveclub PS Plus Edition for PS Plus game of the yr.

    How about Tomorrow Children for most anticipated?

    London Heist for most anticipated, should’ve had a most anticipated PSVR game.

calc84maniac said:

December 18th, 4:23 pm

I’m seconding that Steins;Gate should be a nomination for Best Story. Not like it would have much chance under the deluge of PS4 games, but I think it should at least be recognized.

RendangSapi2 said:

December 18th, 4:23 pm

Here’s mine

Best PS4: Bloodborne
Best PS3: Yakuza 5
Best Vita: Oreshika
Best Story: Bloodborne
Best Soundtrack: Hotline Miami 2
Best Digital-Release: Yakuza 5
Best Multiplayer: Fat Princess Adv
Most Anticipated 2016: Horizon
Best PS+: Rocket League
Best Expansion: Bloodborne – The Old Hunters
Best Studio: From Software

Bloodborne, Yakuza 5, and From Soft deserved more love!

SaintArson said:

December 18th, 4:32 pm

For Honor for the most anticipated game of 2016
Rocket League for best Soundtrack

MegaRayIII said:

December 18th, 4:45 pm

I know im alone in this, but I voted for Tales of Zestiria. That game is so well done, I put 100 hours in it and still playing. Wish people would give the game a chance, but oh well, its cool to hate on Bamco and Tales these days.

    Seluhir said:

    December 18th, 6:00 pm

    I enjoyed Zestiria(and am enjoying), but… it just didn’t live up to the other recent entries in the series for me. Gameplay was missing something for it to be that high for me. Atelier Shallie was my pick for PS3 game, that series just keeps getting better and better.

    MegaRayIII said:

    December 18th, 6:15 pm


    To me, Zestiria is easily better than Xillia, Symponia and Grace, (<Will, it feel like an updated Grace game). Anyways, even if Zestiria isnt the best in the series story-wise, it still have the best main cast in any Tales or any JRPG game ever IMO. Atelier games are good but Tales series have an advantage and that is a fully voiced game with a bunch of dialogue.

    My two cents, anyway.

    Seluhir said:

    December 19th, 12:40 am

    Hm. I disagree with the cast component. Sorey, Mikleo, and Alisha were all really hollow characters… Lailah and Edna were very strong characters, but no better than Sophie, Leia, Gaius, Elize or Elle…

    And Zestiria’s gameplay just felt so restrictive and inconsistent. I felt like I had very little freedom or control throughout the game, and I kept noticing moments where I’d get different results for the same button inputs, for seemingly no reason. Just not a good feeling.

I8AllDaBadgerz said:

December 18th, 4:55 pm

Persona 5 isn’t highly anticipated enough? Can you guys add it in voting other is no fun!

And Megaman Legacy for best soundtrack!

LucasFla1 said:

December 18th, 5:03 pm

Most Anticipated 2016

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    Justin Massongill said:

    December 18th, 5:44 pm

    Persona 5 won an award for Most Anticipated last year, so it’s ineligible to win again this year. Totally agree though, can’t wait!

    davidstubbs said:

    December 18th, 5:29 pm

    Same here idk why itr’s not on the list

holicek said:

December 18th, 5:06 pm

CDPR for studio of the year by an absolute landslide. Other than that, a lot of tough, close choices.

Affe56 said:

December 18th, 5:17 pm

It’s pretty funny that the best digital only game came out in japan like 2 years ago.

I’m mean yakuza 5 btw.

davidstubbs said:

December 18th, 5:29 pm

Bloodborne was the best followed by the Witcher 3 and Disgaea 5 (monster hunter 4 on the 3DS was up there too but shhh we don’t talk about that here)

davidstubbs said:

December 18th, 5:30 pm

Why is Persona 5 not on the most anticipated games list?

    Astraleaf said:

    December 18th, 9:10 pm

    Persona 5 was originally confirmed for a 2015 release, so it was eligible for — and won — in last year’s poll. Now it’s been delayed to 2016, but since it won last year, it’s ineligible to win again and, thus, won’t be included in this poll.

    seppo91 said:

    December 19th, 6:33 am

    @Astraleaf I thought Uncharted 4 won last year? So is it all nominee that was in last year’s poll that can’t be in this one?

    Mercenary09 said:

    December 19th, 12:28 pm

    The PS.Blog awards hand out Platinum, Gold, Silver, and bronze awards for every category. If a game one any one of those awards in a previous year it can’t win again. That is how Uncharted 4 and Persona 5 both won last year.

Logan22 said:

December 18th, 5:55 pm

Kojima is God, Kojima is God, Kojima is God

(PW reference)

    Fuhr31 said:

    December 18th, 10:23 pm

    Kojima makes games. Good games, but others make better games. I don’t understand how he has reached this level of celebrity when there are others that are just as good. Too much hype.

Seluhir said:

December 18th, 5:57 pm

Really sad to see Disgaea 5 not on the PS4 list, dood.

    Seluhir said:

    December 18th, 6:02 pm

    Also REALLY sad to see Legendo f Heroes: Trails in the Sky Second Chapter not on the Vita list.

    Astraleaf said:

    December 18th, 9:12 pm

    I wrote in “Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC” as my pick for best Vita game. Hope it counts! Such a cool game, especially for those of us who finished the first game. For anyone wondering what game we’re talking about, check the Playstation Store for Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC.

Faenix1 said:

December 18th, 6:12 pm

Uh.. when was Prototype 2 a PS+ game?

Been PS+ all year, except a brief period between Nov and Dec, but I don’t recall – nor own – Prototype 2. Did I some how lose it or something? Wtf.

    PanTheMan16 said:

    December 18th, 6:18 pm

    You must have forgotten to downloaded it. I got it on 10/24/2015.

PanTheMan16 said:

December 18th, 6:15 pm

I’m too indecisive. I was only able to vote for one thing. >.<

rusher25 said:

December 18th, 6:17 pm

If Rocket League doesn’t win a single award, heads will roll!!

    cusman said:

    December 18th, 8:16 pm

    I voted Rocket League in the Best PS+ Free game category. For multiplayer, I had to go with Helldivers. Rocket League would be my runner up.

    Fuhr31 said:

    December 18th, 10:24 pm

    Hmm, interesting DLC suggestion…

DarkSide666 said:

December 18th, 6:36 pm

Win or Lose (WIN)
WARFRAME from Digital Extremes is My pick for GAME & DEVELOPER OF THE YEAR!!!

Franky_TH said:

December 18th, 6:53 pm

Wanna play No Man Sky

cusman said:

December 18th, 8:15 pm

How is Uncharted 4 not even on the list of voting options for Most Anticipated in 2016? Anyway wrote that in

Also, Helldivers should be in the voting list for best Soundtrack because after 300-400+ hours playing that game, I am still enjoying its soundtrack.

    PanTheMan16 said:

    December 18th, 9:22 pm

    It won that award last year, so it can’t be entered again.

Monterossa said:

December 18th, 9:47 pm

Best soundtracks: Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

Fuhr31 said:

December 18th, 10:11 pm

A lot of games I have not played…

Mayoubaz2 said:

December 18th, 10:24 pm

Done ✔

DJ20BB said:

December 18th, 10:44 pm


You cannot forget AMPLITUDE!!! The best music genre game before rockband and guitarhero.

It is the most anticipated, most funded game in the market to have kickstarted to blow your minds with all new music and visuals as they roll out to launch on jan. 5 2016. Check the youtube trailers. Like i said AMPLITUDE IS the most anticipated game since 2007 to 2016.

Backers earned a 2 week early game access. So be sure to check it out from live from playstation to get a glimpse of pure epicness.

Game is up for grabs at only 19.99. Jan 5 2016.
Thats one hell of a deal. Game would be broadcasted live on december 23rd on ps4.

See you there!

KillerXpro101- said:

December 18th, 10:48 pm

Shouldn’t Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End also be in The Most Anticipated 2016 category?

idontloosetoyou said:

December 18th, 11:13 pm

Last of us was such a great game. The story was heart touching, the characters were also. Best story ever.

arbitor365 said:

December 18th, 11:14 pm

Where is Persona 5 in the most anticipated games? Its not an obscure title. There is really no reason it shouldnt be on there, especially when it could be one of the highest scoring games of next year

    Seluhir said:

    December 19th, 1:43 pm

    “•Additionally, if a game has won for a specific category in a previous year, it’s no longer eligible to win in that category this year.”

    From the opening paragraph.

GangstaMac said:

December 18th, 11:26 pm

Konami has a lot of nerve to let themselves be added to the ‘Studio of the year’ category after the **** they pulled. Lol!

noller77 said:

December 18th, 11:34 pm

How in the world is the battlefront soundtrack not on there?! John Williams is a genius and deserves to be praised even more than he already is being. Oh and secret ponchos for the best ps plus game would be sweet, those guys need as much love as possible

WaifuDestroyer said:

December 18th, 11:51 pm

Why is Megadimension Neptunia VII on here? It doesn’t come out in the West until next year! Unless you’re counting the Japanese version which is already out but I don’t think most western fans own that version.

SuperShouden said:

December 19th, 12:18 am

Square Enix wins for Studio for me. I mean, Witcher 3 is great as is Fallout 4…but Square has had Life is Strange, Just Cause 3, Monster Quest, FFVII announcements, FFXIV: Havensward, Rise of the Tomb Raider, which, despite NOT being released on PS4 this year did meet with good reviews if not so good sales…So, Square has been busy pumping out lots of really good titles. No offense to CDProjekt Red and Bethesda, but…Square has been the hard worker of the year.

Bethesda might get it next year with FO4 console mods and maybe another Elder Scrolls game? At least the announcement of the next one and Doom. ’cause id Software is Bethesda, now.

AhmedShehab95 said:

December 19th, 1:59 am

Most Anticipated game of 2016
others:Uncharted 4.

make sure you do that please.

    seppo91 said:

    December 19th, 6:28 am

    It can’t win 2years in a row.

Clay_Davis83 said:

December 19th, 3:40 am

Can’t believe I had to write in Persona 5 for most anticipated game for 2016.

    seppo91 said:

    December 19th, 6:27 am

    Yeah I thought I was at the EU ps blog first, then it would have made more sense.


The_Last_Dodo_ said:

December 19th, 4:42 am

Where is Disgaea 5! Come on, guys! I bought the console for that release! LOL

KeaneFTW said:

December 19th, 4:45 am

No Rockstar Games for studio of the year? They came out with free DLC almost every month.

gotwriter said:

December 19th, 5:16 am

I am not sure why there are any other PS4 titles besides the Witcher 3 and Rocket League are included on this list. ;-)

muha_ronin said:

December 19th, 5:36 am

Most Anticipated: The World of Final Fantasy
Best PS Plus: Transistor

TheBigTen-Shadow said:

December 19th, 6:17 am

New category “Best Ego” and the award goes to Greg Millers Ego

seppo91 said:

December 19th, 6:26 am

I really hope that Tales from the Borderlands gets some awards in the industry, haven’t seen that game got any attention at all. Telltale’s engine might still be cr@p, but Borderlands is probably their best game to date.

DJ_Tomato said:

December 19th, 7:03 am

Superbeat XONiC it is!

SkIbraheem said:

December 19th, 7:09 am

the what . destiny has a story

CatherineRCali said:

December 19th, 7:09 am

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xXNYR30Xx said:

December 19th, 7:51 am

How is Uncharted 4 not on the most anticipated list unless I’m just blind?(That could be a possibility)

brickjohn said:

December 19th, 8:00 am

It’s wierd, I thought Uncharted 4 would make the list of most anticipated. I know that’s what I’m waiting for 2016.

cano74 said:

December 19th, 8:47 am

Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture in every category available! The Last Guardian is finally coming next year!!!!

MewVeerakit said:

December 19th, 9:01 am

I verry love Ps4 , Ps4 in my heart.

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