Universal Touch Arcade forums' Game of the Year 2015 [Nominations 12/21-12/28]

Discussion in 'iPhone and iPad Games' started by undeadcow, Dec 11, 2015.


What was your favorite game of 2015

Poll closed Jan 6, 2016.
  1. Downwell

  2. Horizon Chase - World Tour

  3. Implosion - Never Lose Hope

  4. Lara Croft Go

  5. Alto's Adventure

  6. AirAttack 2

  7. Dust: An Elysian Tale

  8. Space Marshalls

  1. undeadcow

    undeadcow Well-Known Member

    Dec 4, 2010
    Houston, TX
    #1 undeadcow, Dec 11, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2015
    Touch Arcade forums’ Game of the Year: 2015​

    Nominations Starting December 21, 2015 and ending December 28, 2015
    Participants may nominate up to 10 titles for game of the year; multiple nominations are cool but games nominated should be those that are viewed as THE best game this year or close contenders - not a ‘top 10’ count but only your ‘best of the best.’ If someone nominates more than 10 games or posts nominations twice then only the first 10 will be counted.

    Nominations will close after December 27, 2015 and the top contenders will be used in a poll for final voting. The voting time frame will be from December 28, 2015 – January 4, 2016 with the highest vote count winning.

    Developers should not nominate or vote for their own games; recruiting outside votes is also uncool – please do not vote for your own game or ask Twitter/Facebook/etc to register just to vote. However, no votes/nominations will be disqualified.

    2014 Game of the Year Poll: http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=249263

    Credit to Crex for originating Touch Arcade forums’ Game of the Year

  2. undeadcow

    undeadcow Well-Known Member

    Dec 4, 2010
    Houston, TX
    #2 undeadcow, Dec 11, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2015
    Many thanks to AndyC83
  3. undeadcow

    undeadcow Well-Known Member

    Dec 4, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Reserved x2
  4. undeadcow

    undeadcow Well-Known Member

    Dec 4, 2010
    Houston, TX
    #4 undeadcow, Dec 11, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2015
    Touch Arcade forums’ Game of the Week Results [Listing 1st place then 2nd-3rd only if the results were close]

    January 15: Logic Dots Link
    January 22: Adventure to Fate Battle Arena Link
    January 29: Particle Mace Link
    February 5: Odd Block Out Link
    February 12: Auro: A Monster Bumping Adventure, Planet Quest Link
    February 19: Alto’s Adventure Link
    February 26: Prison Life RPG, Flop Rocket, iNethack 2 Link
    March 5: Blockshot Revolution, .Decluster: Into Bullet Hell, Blockwick 2 Link
    March 12: Card Crawl, Pocket Mine 2 Link
    March 19: Rally Rush Link
    March 26: Final Fantasy Record Keeper, Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions Link
    April 2: The Quest Keeper Link
    April 9: Implosion - Never Lose Hope Link
    April 16: Rex Rocket Link
    April 23: Forgotten Memories, Sorcery 3 Link
    April 30: Marvel Future Fight Link
    May 7: Legends of Grimrock Link
    May 14: Heroes and Castles 2 Link
    May 22: Drylands, Capitals Link
    May 28: Sproggiwood, Zombiebucket, Nub’s Adventure Link
    June 4: You Must Build a Boat, Hitman: Sniper Link
    June 11: Transistor Link
    June 18: Xenowerk Link
    June 25: The Abduction of Bacon at Dawn - the Chronicles of a Brave Rooster, Furdemption Link
    July 2: The Executive, Heroki Link
    July 9: Don’t Starve: Pocket Edition Link
    July 16: Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch – Tyranid Link
    July 23: Guardian Sword, Cally’s Cave 3, Pac-Man Collector’s Edition DX Link
    July 30: Cosmonautica, Race the Sun Link
    August 6: .Decluster: Bullet Nocturne, Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon Link
    August 13: Battlestation: Harbringer Link
    August 20: Horizon Chase - World Tour Link
    August 27: Lara Croft Go Link
    September 3: Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville, The Deer God Link
    September 10: Devastator, Deponia Link
    September 17: Starseed: Origin, Super Happy Fun Block Link
    September 25: Land Sliders Link
    October 1: Storm Casters Ultra Link
    October 7: Dust: An Elysian Tale Link
    October 14: Downwell Link
    October 22: Evil Kineval Link
    October 29: Templar Battleforce RPG Link
    November 5: The Room Three Link
    November 12: Wizards and Wagons Link
    November 19: Super Dangerous Dungeons Link
    December 10: Pending, Vote Now Link
    December 17: Coming Soon, last GOTW 2015
  5. rIcHrAnDoM

    rIcHrAnDoM Well-Known Member
    Patreon Silver

    Nov 17, 2008
    Indiana, USA
    Wow what an AMAZING year of gaming on this all encompassing little iDevice! Will be back to this spot with my noms. Thanks for this thread...
  6. undeadcow

    undeadcow Well-Known Member

    Dec 4, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Participants are discouraged from nominating games before all releases of the year have made it in.

    If you need to make a change to your nominations it's preferred that you edit your original post and not make a second post.

    Open to feedback on rules/wording in original post and timeframes...
  7. NOEN

    NOEN Well-Known Member

    Jul 31, 2012
    Ugh. I don't think I can decide on just 10 games! This is gonna be so though. There were so many good games this year.

    All I can say is that WE ARE ALL WINNERS this year! Lol
  8. Exact-Psience

    Exact-Psience Well-Known Member

    Jan 12, 2012
    The Work-At-Home Guy
    Pretty much.

    What i have been doing since the start of the year was create my own growing list, so i have a smaller list to filter through. :)
  9. mr_bez

    mr_bez Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2012
    #9 mr_bez, Dec 12, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2015
    Let's get the ball rolling then:

    Her Story

    Edit: just noticed that you didn't want noms yet. I'll definitely review my list before the end of the voting period, and I've got a couple if spare slots in case something does blow me away between now and the end of the year.

    Edit2: Added Rust Bucket as a late contender.

    Edit3: Decided to prune my list. The other games on my list were games I would consider voting for if these don't make the poll, but not at the same level as these three.
  10. thumbs07

    thumbs07 Well-Known Member

    Jul 20, 2010
    It's probably got be something like don't starve, or one of these premium ones.
    Downwell was amazing in its pure innovation but hate to say the mobile version came second to the PC version. Not sure about don't starve, only ever played PC version.
    It'll be exciting who wins!
  11. Touchmint

    Touchmint Well-Known Member
    Patreon Bronze

    Oct 19, 2011
    I got a ton of play out of roller coaster tycoon 3. Although it's a remake so idk haha.

    I had a lot of fun lately with tiny rogue. Was a huge fan of Knights of pen and paper 2 as well.

    Roller coaster tycoon 3
    Tiny Rogue
    Knights of pen and paper 2
  12. paulkane

    paulkane Well-Known Member

    Sep 6, 2012
    Library automaton
    Particle Mace
    Alto's Adventure
    Blokshot Revolution
    Galactic Nemesis
    Sword Of Xolan
    Pac-Man 256
    Incurve Sector 1
    Land Sliders
    Super Sharp
    Domino Drop
  13. sinagog

    sinagog Well-Known Member

    Aug 15, 2014
    #13 sinagog, Dec 12, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2015
    Will edit this when I have time to properly pore through everything I've played, but for now I'll add a stop-gap top list from looking at metacritic (http://www.metacritic.com/browse/games/score/metascore/year/ios/filtered). I can already tell there'll be far too many ports.

    Heroes & Castles 2
    Her Story
    Five Minutes Before
    Horizon Chase
    Land Sliders
    Space Marshals
    Hitman: Sniper
    Beneath the Lighthouse
  14. ROGER-NL

    ROGER-NL Well-Known Member

    May 21, 2012
    #14 ROGER-NL, Dec 12, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2015
    Here are my noms for 2015:

    1.Cut the Rope:Magic.
    2.Lara Croft Go.
    3.Beneath the Lighthouse.
    4.Inch by Inch.
    5.Tilt:Quill's Quandary.
    7.Cobe the Gallery.
    8.Super Sharp.
    9.Agent A:puzzle in disguise.
    10.Badland 2.

    I played 200 games this year out of the more than 100.000 that are released every year, and out of that 200 there are 50 good ones and 10 top games, so can you imagine what a load of crap there is on the Appstore unbelievable.

    These are all puzzle and puzzle action games my fave genre, a great year for puzzle fans, on to 2016.

    Happy New Year everybody.
  15. Dailon80

    Dailon80 Well-Known Member

    Nov 10, 2014
    Program Director/Radio DJ
    Final Fantasy Record Keeper
    Dust: An Elysian Tale
    I Am Bread
    Operation Dracula
    Deer God
    Radiation Island
  16. Den Den

    Den Den Well-Known Member

    Jun 11, 2014
    The Room 3
    Dark Echo
    Warhammer 40K: Deathwatch - Tyranid Invasion
    Geometry Wars 3
    Implosion - Never Lose Hope
    Hero Emblems
    Lara Croft GO
    PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX
    Dragon Quest V
  17. Andy C83

    Andy C83 Well-Known Member

    Oct 20, 2010
    Over the Rainbow
    All Touch Arcade 5 star reviews of 2015

    Dragon Quest 5 - review
    Particle Mace - review
    Radiation Island - review
    Dark Echo - review
    Auro: A Monster-Bumping Adventure - review
    Pinball Acade: The Addams Family - review
    Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition - review
    Blokshot Revolution - review
    Flop Rocket - review
    .Decluster: Into the Bullet Hell - review
    Ryan North's To Be Or Not To Be - review
    Final Fantasy: Record Keeper - review
    Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions - review
    Attack the Light - Steven Universe - review
    Implosion - Never Lose Hope - review
    Sorcery! 3 - review
    Does not Commute - review
    Test Chamber - review
    Legend of Grimrock - review
    Capitals - Free Word Battle - review
    Grim Fandango Remastered - review
    Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions - review
    Chaos Rings 3 review
    You Must Build A Boat - review
    Nubs' Adventure - review
    Xenowerk - review
    Transistor - review
    Piloteer - review
    Furdemption - review
    The Executive - review
    Don't Starve - review
    Cally's Caves 3 - review
    Pac-Man Championship Edition DX - review
    Prune - review
    Angry Birds 2 - review
    Race The Sun - review
    Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon - review
    Operation Dracula - review
    This War of Mine - review
    .Decluster Zero - Bullet Nocturne - review
    Pac-Man 256 - review
    Galactic Keep - review
    Horizon Chase - review
    Sage Solitaire - review
    Land Sliders - review
    Mos Speedrun 2 - review
    Gamebook Adventures 12: Asuria Awakens - review
    Dust: An Elysian Tale - review
    Subterfuge - review
    Downwell - review
    Five Card Quest - review
    The Room Three - review
  18. Samulaan

    Samulaan Well-Known Member

    Oct 15, 2011
    #18 Samulaan, Dec 13, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2015
    This list is a work in progress.

    Rush Rally
  19. somedumbgamer

    somedumbgamer Well-Known Member

    May 4, 2013
    Galactic Keep. That is all!
  20. mananlak

    mananlak Member

    Nov 15, 2015
    #20 mananlak, Dec 13, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2015
    Downwell - Absolute blast in every way, simple to play, but a deep convo system and high skill ceiling makes it set a new bar for me in terms of scrolling action games

    Grimrock - haven't played that much, mostly because I already know that something of such high quality will suck up too much of my time

    This War of Mine - I game about war that puts real emotional value on a civilian life

    Geometry Wars 3 - Addictive, gorgeous, but lacks real change compared to previous titles

    Horizon Chase - Beautiful Retro Racer, I've lost many a race because I was just staring at the background

    Implosion - AAA game, great quality and gameplay all around

    Pac Man CEDX - loved it on PC, pleasantly surprised when it came on iOS, really fun game

    Altos Adventure - unoriginal, but incredible presentation and fun and simple scroller

    GOTY will be Downwell imo.

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