Shooter of the Year

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The year is coming to a close and so it’s time once again to take a look back at all the great games that have been released in 2015.

Every day up until the end of the year we’ll be revealing our top three games from a number of different categories, all the way up until the coveted Game of the Year reveal.

Next up is Shooter of the Year.

Third Place – Halo 5: Guardians

As the middle game in a new Halo trilogy, Halo 5’s storytelling struggles slightly but superb enhancements to the familiar, arcade action that Halo is so well known for still put this entry near the top of our Game of the Year list.

Dave Moran reviewed Halo 5 and commented on the excellent new mobility, describing it as:

…the best mobility and skill set I’ve ever used while playing as a Spartan.

and allowing

…plenty of ways to reach an objective or to deal with a group of enemies.

Meanwhile, an excellent multiplayer suite with the terrific new War Zone mode offers oodles of replayability.

Indeed the Halo series remains strong with this latest entry and Halo 5 is well deserving of a top three position in out Shooter of the Year category.

Check out the review here.

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Second Place – Rainbow 6 Siege

Rainbow 6 Siege brings back the much loved, tactical, military shooter along with some exceptional enhancements that make the team-based gunplay even more compelling.

Richard Berry reviewed Siege and said

It’s a thrilling experience and one that can play out in any number of different ways…

and indeed this ability to offer so many different scenarios within its ten maps is part of why we can’t stop playing it over at TiX towers. The destructibility, and intractable enemies makes this latest iteration in the Rainbow 6 saga a stunning success, one that so nearly took top spot as Shooter of the Year.

Check out the review here.

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Shooter of the Game – Star Wars: Battlefront

The last year has been a strongly hyped build up to both a new Star Wars film and the revival of the Battlefront series. And despite fears over content and quality, once the new Star Wars shooter finally released it made a strong impression on even the most cynical of Star Wars fans.

The authenticity to the source material is phenomenal, as Richard Berry says in his review

DICE have lovingly recreated the universe of Star Wars. From cargo crates and power couplings to X-Wings and Lightsabers – nothing has been left to chance or imitation – everything has been modelled from the original props and it makes for a wonderful experience and looks absolutely stunning.

We at TiX towers couldn’t agree more but we all agree that our Star Wars love may be clouding our judgement. We searched our minds, quelled the dark side, and voted, and by a mere single vote Star Wars Battlefront beat out Rainbow 6 Siege for Shooter of the Year.

Check out the review here.

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Be sure to check out the site again tomorrow to see the next category and its winner.

Honourable mentions go to Gears of War Ultimate Edition, World of Tanks Xbox One Edition, Call of Duty: Black Ops III, and Wolfenstien: The Old Blood, all of which were nominated by the TiX team but didn’t quite make the cut.

Some say Greg isn’t one person but a group of many people posting under the pseudonym “Greg”. No one knows for sure but either way, as long as he continues to fight the good fight of reviewing games, then we will always consider him a hero.

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