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Best RPG of 2015

Best RPG of 2015 - Article

by Chinh Tran , posted on 05 January 2016 / 4,692 Views

2015 was another strong year for the RPG genre, which saw a good combination of established properties as well as new, independent titles. All of these titles ensured that the RPG genre continued to provide gamers with countless hours of enjoyment.

From our nominees, CD Projekt RED was able to conclude Geralt’s epic tale in The Witcher III: Wild Hunt, Bethesda released another gargantuan game in Fallout 4, FromSoftware continued to entertain and infuriate gamers with Bloodborne, Monolith Soft crafted one of the Wii U’s best games in Xenoblade Chronicles X, and indie hit RPG Undertale came out of nowhere to steal the hearts of hundreds of thousands of PC gamers.

 

 

The Nominees:

 

The Witcher III: Wild Hunt

 

 

Undertale

 

 

Bloodborne

 

 

Fallout 4

 

 

Xenoblade Chronicles X

 





And the Winner is…

 


The Witcher III: Wild Hunt

 

Community's Choice - Xenoblade Chronicles X (32% of the vote)

CD Projekt RED successfully delivered on its lofty ambitions for The Witcher series this year, completing the trilogy in spectacular fashion. The Witcher III: Wild Hunt takes the best parts of the first two games - which were themselves excellent RPGs - and expands them into a glorious open world, allowing players to engage with The Witcher universe in ways that were previously impossible. Combine that with strong story-telling and superlative presentation and you have VGChartz's Best RPG of 2015.


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27 Comments

WoodenPints (on 05 January 2016)

IMO this was the hardest category to choose a clear winner as we got a great offering of RPG's this year but I'm happy with The Witcher 3 as the winner :)


darkneal (on 06 January 2016)

Ah, what a tough decision between Fallout 4 and Witcher 3. I'm loving Fallout just as I've loved the previous titles, its taken over my life...but Witcher set a new standard, both graphically and story wise imo. But theres something bout Fallout, it has that je nai sai qua. I would say Fallout 4 was my winner. (i'm one of those gamers that doesn't like the Souls gameplay at all though, so bloodborne had no chance)


ReimTime (on 05 January 2016)

A very tight category. Honestly picking any of these games is a good choice.


malistix1985 (on 05 January 2016)

BLOODBORNE


captain carot (on 05 January 2016)

Well deserved. I really don't care for Souls/BB though.


Luke888 (on 05 January 2016)

Add an X to that Cmmunity's Choice since Xenoblade Chronicles is the name of another game >.<


Machina (on 05 January 2016)

Fixed.


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Cloudman (on 05 January 2016)

I figured Witcher 3 would take it, but personally, I would give it to Undertale or XCX. They are both RPGs I have enjoyed greatly from last year.


JRPGfan (on 05 January 2016)

Undertale or XCX would have been my vote.


Moonhero (on 05 January 2016)

Witcher sucked. Fallout 4 us a billion times better.


method114 (on 05 January 2016)

Huge fan of Witcher 2 but 3 was horrible. The writing was bad.


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PEEPer0nni (on 05 January 2016)

Fallout 4 is a traitor to the series.


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VXIII (on 05 January 2016)

The Witcher 3 is great game indeed, its strength comes from how they designed the side content, there are meaning and context to it. Personally, I prefer Bloodborne substance and depth in gameplay mechanics over The Witcher world... I also like to struggle. No wrong choice either way.


Azuren (on 05 January 2016)

So far I've been really disappointed with Vgchartz's winners. The title may as well be changed to "Best Selling RPG of 2015".


PEEPer0nni (on 05 January 2016)

The winner isn't Failout 4.


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Azuren (on 05 January 2016)

Did Fallout 4manage to pass Witcher 3 before the end of the year?


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darkneal (on 06 January 2016)

If that was the case, Fallout 4 is the clear winner...by almost 4 million sales!


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Azuren (on 06 January 2016)

Then I guess Witcher 3 is just mostly undeserving.


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Chazore (on 05 January 2016)

I don't think I'd ever expect an Indie like Goat Mom simulator to ever win on here, it's got to be AAA or an exclusive. Good to see Witcher won though.


KazumaKiryu (on 05 January 2016)

And 2016 the best jrpg ever: PERSONA 5. Cant wait!


NobleTeam360 (on 05 January 2016)

I'm sure Mass Effect Andromeda will have a thing or two to say about that :P


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NobleTeam360 (on 05 January 2016)

Oh you said JRPG, ignore my comment xD


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Jranation (on 05 January 2016)

IKR!!!!! But for me it will be FE: Fates (Handheld) and FExSMT (Console)


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WoodenPints (on 05 January 2016)

Best High School Simulator of 2016!


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Ruler (on 05 January 2016)

Bloodborne deserved it more, this also means that Witcher 3 will be game of the year on VGchartz


Machina (on 05 January 2016)

Why does it mean it'll be GOTY?


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Azuren (on 05 January 2016)

Witcher 3 was average compared to Bloodborne.


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