UNDED’s Game of the Year picks

UNDED’s Game of the Year picks
by UNDED

UNDED’s Top Games of 2015

2015 was a busy year for gaming. Raven Software, who developed Marvel Ultimate Alliance,celebrated their 25th anniversary, Nintendo announced a new console codenamed NX, and Hideo Kojima finally started his own goddamn studio. Gamers have been keeping themselves busy playing all the great games that came out this year, and as such we’ve each picked our own game of the year, sometimes with friends. Don’t look at me like that, it’s only natural. You’re mama told you about this when you were young. These are my picks for Game of the Year of each genre, the last of which winning the number one spot.

Fighting
Mortal Kombat X
I originally bought it just to show a college professor the dangers of getting hyped about a game and buying DLC before even knowing if you’d like the base game (my wallet suffered immensely), but MKX turned out to be the best fighter I played all year. Not that I’m much of a fighting game kinda guy, but I couldn’t put this down until I had put the single player through my own fatality.

First Person Shooter
Call of Duty Black Ops 3
I used to be really heavy into Call of Duty during the last generation. This generation though, Call of Duty took a back seat for me. Instead I’ve been playing inappropriate amounts of Halo 5, it almost made my list, that is, until I Redboxed Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and fell in love all over again. Say what you will, but no other first person shooter is nearly as stable and reliable is this.

RPG
The Witcher 3
The absolute most expansive game on this list, I knew as soon as I got past the first area that The Witcher3 was going to be large. Skyrimlarge. Economic disaster large. The kind of large they only use to describe your mom. Behind my review for this game there is a sad tale of loss as I had to trade it in for another game needed for review, but I will return Geralt. I will return.

Action/Adventure
Dying Light
Hesitant to even start this game because of how unsettling Dead Island left me, the urge to kill zombies was too strong. Not only is the combat fun and impressive to watch (hit a zombie in the head with a baseball bat and see what I mean), but the new parkour elements were fun to watch, and helpful during combat.

Racing
 Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious
A downloadable title that released FREE for its first week on the store, I picked this baby up expecting to hate it. Quite the contrary, F&F sucked me in like oxygen into a tweaked block, over the manifold, under a hose barb adapter, jerked off onto a crankshaft, and out the engine diaper. I think. I don’t know anything about cars. I assume that’s a thing. Don’t look at me.

Indie Title
Resident Evil Revelations 2
Although it may not be considered an indie title, it was far from a triple-A release. Releasing episodically at $6 a piece for 5 episodes, minus the first episode which is free, Resident Evil Revelation 2 is a great game to have in your collection. The combat is fluid, and straddles both action and stealth. A big winning point for me is that unlike Telltale, Capcom released all the episodes, within months of each other.

Open World
Mad Max
Probably the most casual on this list, never have I felt able to jump into a triple-A title without having to know the story. Not exactly a movie licensed game, nor a stand-alone title, Mad Max tries to cover both the movie world and its own and in the process makes for a story that you will not need to pay attention to. Log on, and use your car’s grapple hook to throw people across the wasteland. That is all.

GAME OF THE YEAR
Assassins Creed Chronicles: China
This game came out of left field for me. What I thought would be a Ninja Scroll rip off turned out to be a pretty impressive, original title. The standard Assassins Creed lore isn’t here much, and I like that. The game focuses solely on stealth gameplay whereas the console releases include fighting mechanics as well. Chinastarted out simple enough, but before long I had a huge arsenal of weapons and more options than I could think of to get through levels. I was immediately swooned. I reviewed 10 games this year, each one giving me a different experience in different genres, and Assassins Creed China rightfully beat them all out.

Well those were my games of the year. I hope you enjoyed reading them. Originally I was hoping to write about each of New Challengers Gaming crews’ games of the year, but everyone settled on Fallout 4, Stella being the only one with an original opinion and sticking to her guns on Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX. I would have loved to give Game of the Year to Fallout 4, but it’s always demanding my time, looking at me dirty me when I play other games, and all around too goddamn big to support its own weight. Just like your mom. 

Uncle Ed
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PS Plus: Free Games for January, 2016

PS Plus: Free Games for January, 2016

Start The New Year With This Months Free PS+ games

Need some new games to start the New Year off? Well below is the full lineup of this months PS Plus Free Games with a video to show off the games. This list consists of two fresh titles as well as one title, Grim Fandango (which is a fan favorite title) as a cross-buy title for PS3,PS4 and PSVita. So three games total for each platform in all.
Leave comments on what you think of the titles this month

  Full Lineup:

  • Dragon Age: Origins, PS3
  • Grim Fandango Remastered, PS4, PS Vita
  • Hardware: Rivals, PS4
  • Legends of War Patton, PS Vita
  • Medal of Honor Warfighter, PS3
  • Nihilumbra, PS Vita

PSN Holiday Sale December 29 2015

Holiday Sale Week 4 (Sale Price, PlayStation Plus Price)
PlayStation 4 Games

  • Adventures of Pip – $7.50, $6.00
  • Akiba’s Trip: Undead and Undressed – $23.99, $19.99
  • Apotheon – $8.99, $3.74
  • Astebreed – $11.99, $7.99
  • Bladestorm: Nightmare – $41.99, $29.99
  • BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend – $20.00, $15.00
  • Bloodborne – $31.99, $27.99
  • Cabela’s African Adventures – $19.60, $9.60
  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Gold Edition – $39.59, $29.39
  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Digital Pro Edition – $63.99, $59.99
  • Chivalry: Medieval Warfare – $14.79, $13.39
  • Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Ulimate Edition – $22.49, $19.79
  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin – $23.99, $19.99
  • Dead or Alive 5: Last Round – $27.99, $19.99
  • Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires – $34.99, $24.99
  • EA Sports NBA Live 16 – $20.00, $16.00
  • EA Sports NHL 16 – $30.00, $24.00
  • EA Sports Rory McIlroy PGA Tour – $20.00, $16.00
  • Ender of Fire – $7.50, $3.75
  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture – $15.99, $11.99
  • Fallout 4 – $53.99, $49.79
  • Far Cry 4 – $21.00, $15.00
  • Goat Simulator – $6.99, $5.99
  • Goosebumps: The Movie – $10.49, $7.49
  • Hasbro Family Fun Pack – $23.99, $19.99
  • Just Dance 2016 – $34.99, $29.99
  • Just Dance 2016 Gold Edition – $38.99, $34.79
  • Knock-Knock – $5.99, $3.99
  • Laserlife – $7.50, $3.75
  • Lost Orbit – $9.59, $8.39
  • Never Alone – $7.50, $3.75
  • Never Alone Arctic Collection – $9.00, $4.50
  • Nidhogg – $6.00, $4.50
  • Nom Nom Galaxy – $7.50, $3.75
  • Prototype Biohazard Bundle – $36.99, $32.99
  • QUBE: Director’s Cut (cross-buy) – $5.00, $2.50
  • Resident Evil Revelations 2 Deluxe Edition – $22.49, $20.99
  • Roundabout – $7.50, $4.50
  • SOMA – $23.99, $20.09
  • Splice – $6.00, $3.00
  • Subermerged – $11.99, $7.99
  • Super Motherload (cross-buy) – $4.50, $3.00
  • Super Time Force Ultra (cross-buy) – $8.99, $5.99
  • Switch Galaxy Ultra (cross-buy) – $6.00, $3.00
  • Tearaway Unfolded – $27.99, $19.99
  • The Bread Pub Brawlers – $4.79, $3.19
  • The Bridge (cross-buy) – $6.89, $4.89
  • The Crew Complete Edition – $35.99, $29.99
  • The Crew: Wild Run Edition – $23.99, $19.99
  • Tiny Troopers Joint Ops (cross-buy) – $4.00, $2.00
  • Toren – $5.00, $2.50
  • Toro – $13.99, $9.99
  • Trivial Pursuit Live – $5.25, $3.75
  • Yasai Ninja – $13.99, $9.99
  • Ziggurat – $7.50, $4.50

PlayStation 3 Games

  • Alter Acho (PS2 Classic) – $5.00, $2.50
  • Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea – $34.99, $24.99
  • Bladestorm: Nightmare – $25.00, $12.50
  • BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend – $16.00, $12.00
  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Gold Edition – $39.59, $29.39
  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Digital Pro Edition – $63.99, $59.99
  • Class of Heroes 2G – $22.50, $18.00
  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin – $17.99, $14.99
  • Dead or Alive 5: Last Round – $17.99, $14.99
  • Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires – $23.99, $19.99
  • EA Sports NHL Legacy Edition – $30.00, $24.00
  • Goat Simulator – $6.99, $5.99
  • Goosebumps: The Movie – $10.49, $7.49
  • Just Dance 2016 – $27.99, $23.99
  • Never Alone – $11.99, $8.99
  • Prototype Franchise Bundle – $36.99, $32.99
  • QUBE: Director’s Cut (cross-buy) – $5.00, $2.50
  • Resident Evil Revelations 2 Deluxe Edition – $22.49, $20.99
  • Splice – $6.00, $3.00
  • Suikoden 3 (PS2 Classic) – $5.99, $3.99
  • Super Motherload (cross-buy) – $4.50, $3.00
  • The Bridge (cross-buy) – $6.89, $4.89
  • Tiny Troopers Joint Ops (cross-buy) – $4.00, $2.00
  • Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters – $20.00, $10.00
  • Trivial Pursuit Live – $3.50, $2.50

PlayStation Vita Games

  • Atelier Ayesha Plus: The Alchemist of Dusk – $27.99, $19.99
  • BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma Extend – $16.00, $12.00
  • Breach and Clear – $6.00, $2.25
  • Resident Evil Revelations 2 – $20.99, $14.99
  • Super Time Force Ultra (cross-buy) – $8.99, $5.99
  • Switch Galaxy Ultra (cross-buy) – $6.00, $3.00
  • The Bridge (cross-buy) – $6.89, $4.89
  • Tiny Troopers Joint Ops (cross-buy) – $4.00, $2.00
  • Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters – $20.00, $10.00

PSOne Classics/PS Minis

  • Aces of the Air – $3.00, $1.50
  • Angus Hates Aliens – $3.50, $1.75
  • Chess – $3.00, $1.50
  • Mega Man 8 – $4.19, $3.59
  • Mega Man Legends – $7.99, $6.99
  • Suikoden 2 – $5.00, $2.50

Other Deals (Additional PS+ discount in brackets is taken off the regular price)

  • 3-in-1 Mega Bundle (PS Vita) – $5.00 (10%)
  • AeternoBlade Platinum Bundle (PS4) – $10.00
  • Armageddon Riders (PS3) – $2.50
  • BlazeRush (PS3) – $2.50
  • Brunswick Pro Bowling (PS4) – $19.79
  • Fluster Cluck (PS4) – $3.00 (10%)
  • Furmins (PS Vita) – $3.00 (10%)
  • KillAllZombies (PS4) – $8.39 (10%)
  • Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut (PS4) – $3.00 (10%)
  • Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut (PS3, PS Vita) – $3.00 (10%)
  • MouseCraft (PS4, PS3, PS Vita) – $4.50 (10%)
  • Nihilumbra (PS Vita) – $5.00 (25%)
  • Proteus (PS3, PS Vita) – $4.20 (10%)
  • Rainbow Moon (PS Vita) – $4.95 (7%)
  • Rainbow Moon (PS3) – $4.95 (7%)
  • Rainbow Moon Cross-Save Bundle (PS3, PS Vita) – $5.85 (4%)
  • Soldner-X 2: Final Prototype (PS Vita) – $3.00 (5%)
  • Soldner-X 2: Final Prototype Complete Bundle (PS Vita) – $3.51 (4%)
  • Soldner-X 2: Final Prototype ‘The Last Chapter’ (PS Vita) – $1.00 (4%)
  • Soldner-X 2: Final Prototype (PS3) – $3.00 (5%)
  • Soldner-X 2: Final Prototype ‘The Last Chapter’ (PS3) – $1.00 (4%)
  • Soldner-X: Himmelssturmer (PS3) – $2.00 (5%)
  • Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark (PS3, PS Vita) – $3.00 (10%)
  • Stealth Inc: Ultimate Edition (PS4) – $4.50 (10%)
  • The Swapper (PS4, PS3, PS Vita) – $3.00
  • Thomas Was Alone (PS4, PS3, PS Vita) – $3.00 (10%)
  • Titan Attacks (PS4, PS3, PS Vita) – $3.60 (10%)
  • Ultratron (PS4, PS3, PS Vita) – $3.00 (10%)
  • Velocity Ultra (PS3) – $3.00 (10%)
  • Zotrix (PS4) – $9.89
  • Z-Run (PS Vita) – $3.60 (10%)

PlayStation Minis Sale

  • Arcade Air Hockey and Bowling – $1.00 (25%)
  • Arcade Darts – $1.00 (25%)
  • Arcade Pool – $1.50 (25%)
  • Bashi Blocks – $1.00
  • Golf Mania – $2.00
  • Icon’s 5-IN-1 Minis Collection – $2.50

Pre-Orders

  • Dead Star (PS4) – $14.99
  • Sword Coast Legends (PS4) – $34.79

Nintendo eShop Sale and Download’s December 25th 2015

Virtual Console on Wii U

  • Super Mario Galaxy – Become Mario as he traverses gravity-bending galaxies, traveling in and out of gravitational fields by blasting from planet to planet. Control Mario with the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers, power up to reach inaccessible areas and collect Star Bits to either stun enemies or feed Lumas in this Wii classic – now available from the Virtual Console service on the Wii U console!

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

  • Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition – DLC UpdatePuzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition includes two gigantic puzzle RPGs, which both use a unique drag-and-match style of game play. And now your Mushroom Kingdom experience expands even further with a downloadable update for the Super Mario Bros. Edition. This free update brings new Mario and Luigi Leaders, new Transformations and new Allies. You’ll also find updated Score Attack challenges that include online world rankings, new Free Challenges that let you pick your own team and game-play replays.

Nintendo eShop sales:

Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (Nintendo 3DS), Super Street Fighter II Turbo Revival (Wii U) and more games from Capcom are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 1.
  • Shovel Knight (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS) is on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 1.
  • The Peanuts Movie: Snoopy’s Grand Adventure (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS), TRANSFORMERS PRIME (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS) and more games from Activision are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 4.

Nintendo eShop on Wii U

  • Roving Rogue is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 7.
  • TNT Racers – Nitro Machines Edition is more than 35 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 7.
  • Electronic Super Joy is more than 10 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $6.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 7.
  • Toto Temple Deluxe is 40 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $5.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 6.
  • Jeopardy!, Wheel of Fortune and more from Nordic Games are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 7.
  • Little Inferno and Human Resource Machine are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Dec. 31.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

  • Chat-A-Lot, Governor of Poker and more games from Teyon are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 7.
  • Snow Moto Racing 3D is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Dec. 31.
  • Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains is 30 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $19.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Dec. 31.
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers and Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth are on sale starting 9 a.m. PT on Dec. 28 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 11.
  • Funfair Party Games, Jewel Match 3 and more games from Joindots are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 7.
  • Glory of Generals, Parking Star 3D and more games from Circle Ent. are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 14.
  • Cubit The Hardcore Platformer Robot is 30 percent off (reduced from $2.99 to $1.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 7.
  • Zombie Incident is 25 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to $1.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 7.
  • Coaster Creator 3D and Cube Creator 3D are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 7.
  • League of Heroes, Monster Shooter and more games from Gamelion Studios are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 14.
  • KORG DSN-12 and KORG M01D are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 7.
  • 2 Fast 4 Gnomz, AiRace Speed and more from Qubic Games are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 14.
  • Japanese Rail Sim 3D Journey to Kyoto is 50 percent off (reduced from $19.99 to $9.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 7.

PSN Flash Sale Xmas Weekend 2015


December 2015 PSN Flash Sale
PlayStation 4 Games

  • Arcania: The Complete Tale – $12.00
  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate – $40.19
  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Gold Edition – $58.49
  • Batman: Arkham Knight Season Pass – $20.00
  • Batman: Arkham Knight – $25.00
  • Batman: Arkham Knight Premium Edition – $45.00
  • Beyond Eyes – $8.99
  • Beyond: Two Souls – $20.99
  • Blood Bowl 2 – $29.99
  • Capsule Force – $5.10
  • Color Guardians (cross-buy) – $4.50
  • Darksiders 2: Deathinitive Edition – $22.49
  • Deadpool – $34.49
  • Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess – $25.00
  • Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition – $29.40
  • Dishonored Definitive Edition – $15.20
  • Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition – $14.99
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Game of the Year Edition – $24.00
  • Farming Simulator 15 – $29.99
  • Grand Theft Auto V – $35.99
  • Grand Theft Auto V & Great White Shark Cash Card Bundle – $40.00
  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (cross-buy) – $7.50
  • Just Cause 3 – $47.99
  • Just Cause 3 XL Edition – $67.59
  • King’s Quest Season Pass – $23.69
  • Legend of Kay Anniversary – $12.00
  • LEGO Jurassic World – $25.00
  • Madden NFL 16 – $24.00
  • Madden NFL 16 Deluxe: Season Edition – $32.00
  • Madden NFL 16 Super Deluxe: Season Edition – $40.00
  • Mad Max – $30.00
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – $40.19
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition – $23.99
  • Minecraft: Story Mode Season Pass – $17.49
  • MX vs ATV Supercross Encore – $22.49
  • N++ – $11.99
  • NBA 2K16 – $44.99
  • NBA 2K16 Michael Jordan Special Edition – $53.59
  • Need for Speed – $24.00
  • Need for Speed Deluxe Edition – $28.00
  • Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence – $47.99
  • Nova-111 (cross-buy) – $6.00
  • Onechanbara Z2: Chaos – $20.00
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 20th Anniversary Bundle – $46.89
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 Digital Exclusive Bundle – $40.19
  • Pure Hold’em World Poker Championship – $14.99
  • Rainbow Six Siege – $44.99
  • Rainbow Six Siege Gold Edition – $67.49
  • Risen 3: Enhanced Edition – $20.00
  • Rock Band 4 – $53.99
  • Samurai Warriors 4-II – $39.99
  • Skylanders SuperChargers Portal Owner’s Pack – $24.50
  • Star Wars Battlefront – $40.19
  • Star Wars Battlefront Deluxe Edition – $46.89
  • Star Wars Battlefront Ultimate Edition – $89.99
  • The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 – $8.00
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – $25.00
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Game + Expansion Pass – $48.74
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 – $29.40
  • Tour de France 2015 – $15.00
  • Transformers; Devastation – $24.50
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order – $9.00
  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood – $5.00
  • WWE 2K16 – $44.99
  • WWE 2K16 Digital Deluxe Edition – $60.29
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist – $14.99

PlayStation 3 Games

  • Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess – $25.00
  • Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition – $19.60
  • Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition – $14.99
  • Farming Simulator 15 – $23.99
  • Grand Theft Auto V – $25.20
  • Grand Theft Auto V & Great White Shark Cash Card Bundle – $27.20
  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (cross-buy) – $7.50
  • King’s Quest Season Pass – $23.69
  • Legend of Kay Anniversary – $3.75
  • LEGO Jurassic World – $20.00
  • Madden NFL 16 – $24.00
  • Madden NFL 16 Deluxe: Season Edition – $32.00
  • Madden NFL 16 Super Deluxe: Season Edition – $40.00
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – $34.49
  • Minecraft: Story Mode Season Pass – $17.49
  • Monster Jam Battlegrounds – $7.50
  • NBA 2K16 – $44.99
  • Nova-111 (cross-buy) – $6.00
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 20th Anniversary Bundle – $40.19
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 Digital Exclusive Bundle – $33.49
  • Samurai Warriors 4-II – $31.99
  • Skylanders SuperChargers Portal Owner’s Pack – $24.50
  • The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 – $3.00
  • Tour de France 2015 – $12.00
  • Transformers: Devastation – $24.50
  • WWE 2K16 – $44.99
  • WWE 2K16 Digital Deluxe Edition – $59.99

PlayStation Vita Games

  • Amnesia: Memories – $7.50
  • Color Guardians (cross-buy) – $4.50
  • Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls – $23.99
  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (cross-buy) – $7.50
  • Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed – $10.00
  • Hyperdimension Neptuna Re;Birth 3: V Generation – $10.00
  • LEGO Jurassic World – $10.00
  • Nova-111 (cross-buy) – $6.00
  • Samurai Warriors 4-II – $31.99