Despite what you think, 2015 has been a year for the gamers. Especially towards the end of the year, too many highly anticipated games have been announced or released. Gaming enthusiasts had no shortage of games to play and rant about.
As Facebook is still one of the most populous places where discussions of all sorts happen, the company recently released a 2015 Year in Review where it looks back at some of the most important stories and happenings of 2015 that people talked about on Facebook.
I can’t say that I wasn’t a little surprised to see that games were included in that list.
According to the list that Facebook prepared, a link to which will be at the bottom of the post, here are 10 new games that dominated conversations on Facebook.
1. FIFA 15
Don’t be surprised. It hasn’t been that long since FIFA 16 has come out. On the contrary, FIFA 15 has been out for a long time. As the year began, people were still talking and sharing about FIFA 15, causing this title to rank up high in the list despite no longer being in the category of ‘new games’.
2. Mortal Kombat X
You probably don’t remember it now, but there was a huge hype when the first trailer of Modern Kombat X came out. I’ve been a long time fan of Mortal Kombat series. I haven’t played all the games in the series, but I’ve played it in my early days of gaming on a SEGA Mega Drive.
It’s a pity that I still haven’t played Mortal Kombat X. But I will, soon. It wasn’t surprising to see that this title became the second most talked-about game in 2015 according to Facebook’s data.
3. Fallout Shelter & Fallout 4
These titles require no descriptions as you can guess. Fallout Shelter pretty much came out of nowhere at a time when fans couldn’t wait anymore for Fallout 4 to drop. You can still check the Fallout 4 announcement video and hear the loud cheering when Bethesda announced Fallout Shelter was to be released right that day on iOS.
After the insane success of Fallout Shelter came the real thing. Fallout 4 dropped in early November and sent half the gamers to their den; many of whom haven’t come out to the real world yet. Although it’s still being criticized by a lot of people for having worse-than-expected graphics as well as a story, there are still many more who absolutely love what Bethesda has put together in the game.
I, for one, don’t really care as much about the graphics and, as I’ve written here, I liked what I’ve seen so far in Fallout 4. I’m yet to dive deeper into the game and explore the story. And I can’t disagree that I have high hopes that the story will be worth it.
4. Batman: Arkham Knight
This game made it to the list probably because people were furiously criticizing it for the unbelievably bad performance on PC. I’m not a big Batman fan so I haven’t kept myself educated about what happened later on. I heard the PC version was so bad that they actually refunded purchases?
In any case, this title was one of the most talked-about games on Facebook this year.
5. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
This game requires absolutely no introduction at all. Worthy of being the Game of the Year in 2015, The Witcher 3 has made a lot of gamers’ hundreds of hours worth it. Sadly, I stopped playing it after I got stuck because of bad inventory management. I found it a little too difficult to manage the items from the inventory although the game is definitely one of the most beautiful games I’ve ever played. It’s without a doubt worthy of being in this list. I surely look forward to playing this game soon.
6. Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain
Metal Gear Solid is one of the most popular gaming franchises to date. And the release of the new title was sure to kick off tons of conversations on Facebook.
7. Dying Light
Some say this game beat the expectation. Some say it becomes boring and repetitive after a while. Some say this game becomes one of the hardest games around as soon as the light dies. With many people saying different things, Dying Light became one of the most talked-about Games on Facebook in 2015.
8. Star Wars: Battlefront
I’m not a Star Wars fan and before you start hating me, let me tell you that it’s only because I think Star Wars (and Star Trek) are rabbit holes. There are so many episodes (or movies? I don’t even know) that I feel tired to even get started. However, that didn’t stop me from getting the game because I loved the gameplay as soon as I saw it on YouTube.
I’m not a good gamer when it comes to multiplayer. But so far, I’m loving it. More so because it has splitscreen multiplayer mode. That alone makes this game worth buying for me.
9. Pac-Man 256
Frankly speaking, I don’t know much about this game (except the basic pac-man which all of us have played at least once and use all the time on Facebook as an emoticon of laughing out loud). Somehow, it was one of the most talked-about games on Facebook.
10. Halo 5: Guardians
It was a no-brainer that this game would here, but I wasn’t expecting it to be so far down the list. Especially considering that this is the most anticipated game for every single Xbox One owner out there. I haven’t read the reviews, but a few Halo fans who had been waiting for the game for eternities told me that they didn’t think this game alone was worth getting an Xbox One for — something that they were ready to do months prior to the game’s release.
So those are the most talked-about games on Facebook, according to Facebook, in the year that’s about to end in a couple of weeks. Which of these games were you hyped about? Let me know in the comments section below.
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