The Hot 1-5 most anticipated games of 2015

Batman: Arkham Knight

What are you looking forward to?
There you have it. Those are all of the games we know will be releasing in 2015. Now, all we have to do is wait. What games are you looking forward to playing? Which ones are going to make the next few months the most painful as we draw, ever so slowly, to the release date? Let us know in the comments below.
For more on the games coming in the near future, be sure to check out our Upcoming PS4 games list and Upcoming Xbox One games

1. Batman: Arkham Knight (June 2)

Releasing on: PS4, Xbox One, PC [Pre-Order it on Amazon]

Batman: Arkham Knight

Batman: Arkham Knight

Much like Halo 5 telling a new chapter in Master Chief’s life, Batman: Arkham Knight is a new chapter in Bruce Wayne’s life–the final one from developer Rocksteady, in fact. This entry takes place much later in Batman’s life, and that means a lot of changes.

First up, the goddamn Batmobile–it’s sleek, it’s speedy, and it can transform into a tank. Hell yeah. Second, Rocksteady has created an original villain for this trilogy-ender, the Arkham Knight. His identity is unknown, his motivations are unknown. And he’s joined by the expected rogues gallery: Scarecrow, Riddler, Penguin, and Two-Face will all be making their villainous return–and that’s only the lineup we know. There will be a lot more villainy and Bat-punchy action to see before the game’s full release.

2. Zelda Wii U (TBA)

Releasing on: Wii U [Pre-Order it on Amazon]



Ever since Nintendo showed that Zelda tech demo on the Wii U and gave us a taste of the HD Zelda visuals, we’ve been waiting to see the next Zelda on the new hardware. Lo and behold, Eiji Aonuma took the spotlight during Nintendo’s Digital Event during E3 2014 and revealed a brand new open-world Zelda with the beautiful cel-shaded visual style of Skyward Sword.

There still isn’t much that is known about the next entry in the classic series. We know Link is back, but for some reason, the developers decided against showing the hero in his traditional green garb. Horseback riding has returned and Link will get access to his trusty bow–only this time the arrows seem to take on some never-before-seen magical quality. It seems the developers are leaning towards the open feel of A Link Between Worlds and turning the next entry into the Skyrim of Zelda titles, and there’s nothing wrong with that.

3. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (TBA)
Releasing on: PS4 [Pre-Order it on Amazon]

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Naughty Dog sure knows how to get our attention. Even when they have very little to show off, they still somehow get us ridiculously excited for a game just by presenting the right combination of gorgeous CGI, promising new locales and just the right amount of intrigue to get us wondering what comes next. That is the story behind Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, and while it has only been teased in a couple of trailers, that doesn’t stop us from being so, so ready to get our hands on it.

While much of this game is still cloaked in mystery, the teasers we’ve seen have given us a couple of juicy hints. It will probably take place in the jungles of Madagascar. There will probably be pirates. Nathan Drake has been out of the game for too long but has to get back in for mysterious reasons that could get him killed. And we mean it this time, since the game is called “A Thief’s End”, and we have reason to believe this is our intrepid hero’s last hurrah. Whether that plays out is a question for next year, and in the meantime we’ll be chomping at the bit until we find out for ourselves.

4. Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain (TBA)
Releasing on: PS4, Xbox One, PS3, 360 [Pre-Order it on Amazon]

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain

In the continuing saga of Big Boss and Hideo Kojima saying he’s done with him, here comes another Metal Gear game. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is the first open-world game to sport the stealthiness of Kojima’s epic tale, but it’s more than just a new setting. It’s a modified Snake in a totally different world.

The Phantom Pain’s open-world setting means Snake will spend time riding on horseback (which he can totally do stealthily!) and driving vehicles. He’s also just woken up from a nine-year coma – with a cybernetic arm! New mechanics and new abilities for Snake mean The Phantom Pain will really spice up the MGS world. And did we mention you can airlift goats? Yeah, that’s a thing. It’s pretty awesome.

5. Rise of the Tomb Raider (Late 2015)
Releasing on: PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4 [Pre-Order it on Amazon]

Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

The 2013 Tomb Raider reboot makes us all think about Uncharted–and how Tomb Raider is on par with Drake when it comes to epic adventuring and ruin-crawling. Lara’s first journey across a pirate island to save her crew from madmen worshiping an ancient Japanese goddess is all kinds of exciting, but it totally ruins her mental state. It’s a story that demands more attention, and now it’s getting it.

Rise of the Tomb Raider will deal with Lara’s strange state of mind after her time on the island, and we’re excited to see what that means. Will she have nightmares about the horrific things she had to do to survive–and more importantly, will we get to play through those surreal moments!? Just how mental health and raiding tombs go together we don’t know, but we’re excited to find out.

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