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The Iris’ 2016 Game of the Year Countdown: The Top 10

It’s that time of year again. We’re making a list, and checking it 26 times because that’s how many good games there were this year. Through hours of painstaking research, office-wide arguments, dice-rolling, divination via goat bones, sacred pilgrimages and pleas for guidance to a small framed picture of Reggie Fils-Aime, we have collated our Top 10 favourite titles and (under extreme duress) chosen our #1 Game of the Year. Continue reading The Iris’ 2016 Game of the Year Countdown: The Top 10

The Iris’ 2016 Game of the Year Countdown: The 5 Biggest Letdowns

2016 has, by now, a well-deserved reputation for being kind of a jerk. The last twelve months have taken beloved artists from us, presented a nightmare vision for the political future and tried its very best to defeat and demoralise us all. Amongst the gloom, we still had our lights — games we could look forward to, games we felt like we could still get a little hype about.

And then there were those that betrayed us. These are the five games that broke our hearts in 2016. Continue reading The Iris’ 2016 Game of the Year Countdown: The 5 Biggest Letdowns

The Iris Games & Tech Top 15 Games of 2015, plus our Runners Up and Biggest Letdowns of the Year

What a year it’s been for gaming. The surge of fantastic indie titles shows no signs of slowing and, after a horror year in 2014, the AAA side of the industry has made a clear effort to pick itself up by the bootstraps and deliver titles of quality. There was a lot to like out there this year, but 2015 wasn’t without its calamities and misfires and we’ll cover those too. So what were our favourite games this year? And which will take home our coveted Game of the Year award? Continue reading The Iris Games & Tech Top 15 Games of 2015, plus our Runners Up and Biggest Letdowns of the Year