GiN Games of the Year Awards

Witcher 3 Leads the Nominations as Gamers Vote for GiN Games of the Year Awards

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Open world epic, The Witcher 3:Wild Hunt leads the nominations for the 2015 GiN Games of the Year Awards with a total of seven nominations.

The GiN awards are voted for by gamers, with an open vote to select the short list of nominees. The Witcher 3 scored nominations for Best RPG, Best Environment, Best Original Soundtrack, Best Character (Geralt), Best PlayStation 4 Game, Best Xbox One Game and Best PC Game.

Fallout 4 scooped five nominations, including Best Environment, for its sprawling desert dystopia. It’s also up against The Witcher 3 for Best RPG.

Indie darling, Life is Strange also won the hearts of readers at gameindustry.com, scoring it three nominations for Best Adventure Game, Best Character (Chloe Price) and Best Story. Halo 5: Guardians, Game of Thrones, Just Cause III and Elite Dangerous all received two nominations each.

The winners of the GiN Games of the Year Awards will be announced at the end of March. Gamers can get their vote in here.

When it comes to the Game of the Year, that’s a completely open vote, allowing gamers to pick the game they like best, not just the short listed nominees. That means anything can happen, as we’ve seen in past years.

Here are all the nominations:

What was the best adventure title of 2015 from this list of nominees?

 Life is Strange (series)

 Game of Thrones (series)

 The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing III

 Rise of the Tomb Raider

 Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate

What was the top role-playing game of the year?

 Fallout 4

 Shadowrun: Hong Kong

 Tales of Zestiria

 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

 Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut

Of all the games in 2015 that were family friendly, which one do you think was best?

 Marvel Puzzle Quest: Dark Reign

 Skylanders Superchargers

 Toy Soldiers: War Chest

 LEGO Jurassic World

 The Book of Unwritten Tales 2

What was the best shooter for all of 2015?

 Primal Carnage: Extinction

 Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

 Call of Duty: Black Ops III

 Just Cause III

 Halo 5: Guardians

Can you solve this one? Which game had the best puzzle elements in 2015?

 Ironcast

 The Mystery of Neuschwanstein

 Hero of the Kingdom II

 Rooms: The Unsolvable Puzzle

 Marvel Puzzle Quest: Dark Reign

Which sports game scored the highest this year?

 The Golf Club

 Pro Evolution Soccer 2016

 FIFA 16

 Madden NFL 16

 NBA 2K16

Calling all armchair generals, what was the best strategy game of 2015?

 Grey Goo

 Sid Meier’s Starships

 Act of Aggression

 The Red Solstice

 Space Hulk Ascension

Which game in 2015 offered up the best story?

 Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture

 Game of Thrones (series)

 Batman: Arkham Knight

 Dragon Ball Xenoverse

 Life is Strange (series)

What title had the very best environment? This could mean visually stunning, or one that created a unique and enjoyable atmosphere.

 The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D

 Star Wars: Battlefront

 Elite Dangerous

 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

 Fallout 4

Which game in 2015 had the very best original soundtrack?

 Call of Duty: Black Ops III

 The Witcher III: Wild Hunt

 Tales of Zestiria

 Just Cause 3

 The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D

Of all the characters that you’ve played or met in games during 2015, who was the most memorable?

 Geralt from The Witcher III: Wild Hunt

 Chloe Price from Life is Strange

 Link from The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D

 Critter from The Book of Unwritten Tales II

 Katarina from The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing III

What was the best title released in all of 2015 for the Nintendo WiiU?

 Splatoon

 Xenoblade Chronicles X

 Yoshi’s Woolly World

 Skylanders Superchargers

 Super Mario Maker

What was the best title released in 2015 for the Sony PlayStation 4?

 Bloodborne

 Fallout 4

 The Order: 1886

 Until Dawn

 The Witcher III: Wild Hunt

For the Microsoft Xbox One console, what was the best title released in 2015?

 Dying Light

 Fallout 4

 Forza Motorsport 6

 Halo 5: Guardians

 The Witcher III: Wild Hunt

For those of you who play on the PC, what was the best game released in 2015?

 Fallout 4

 Elite Dangerous

 Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut

 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

 Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

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