The year’s end is upon us once more and that means yearly wrap pieces. It’s been a pretty amazing year in the games industry. Microsoft launched the most powerful console ever made, and Nintendo released an altogether new one. We saw AAA disasters, runaway indie successes and an combative relationship with microtransactions as publishers figure out how to include revenue streams that don’t rub players the wrong way. With that in mind, lets take a look at what The Iris team thought ranked as their Top 5 games for 2017. Continue reading The Iris’ 2017 Game of the Year Top 10
2017 was such a fantastic year for games that we had to cut a great many titles we really loved from our final Top 10. There were a few titles, however, that we felt were well worth shouting out, titles that made an impression on us throughout the year. Ones we’re still thinking about now. It’s The Iris’ 2017 Game of the Year Honourable Mentions.
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
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
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