The Game Awards 2015 Game of the Year award goes to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
According to our Gamesided poll, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was set to win the Game of the Year award, and you were correct.
Winning Game of the Year is always an honor, but The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was up against an extremely tough crowd of games. The nominees for The Game Awards 2015 Game of the Year were:
While very strong, the field of contenders did have some weakness. Both Bloodborne and Super Mario Maker may have been slightly constrained by platform exclusivity, and while generally well-received, Metal Gear Solid V suffered from a lackluster ending. With its massive hype and recent release, Fallout 4 contested many awards, but bugs and a lack of innovation allowed The Witcher 3 to come out on top.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt also took home the award for Best Role Playing Game, but developer CD Projekt red would take home a total of three awards, winning Developer of the Year earlier in the show. That award is also well-deserved after The Witcher 3 saw numerous free content releases, constant bug fixes, and gameplay system improvements to polish away any of the RPG’s few imperfections.
See the Developer of the Year presentation below, or by clicking here.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has an insane amount of content to experience, so much so that I described by journey through it in a series of review journals. It’s also my personal pick for Game of the Year, and if you act fast you can get The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt at a 50% discount on Steam.