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Best Games Of 2015: Handpicked By Japanese Game Developers

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You know you can trust the Japanese when you’ve got some of the world’s best gadgets, cars and animations, all hailing from Japan. And now that they’ve given their perspective on what they believe are the Games of the Year for 2015, you shouldn’t have to even think twice.

Below is an extracted list of 37 Japanese game developers who picked out five of their favourite games for 2015; as featured by the latest issue of Japanese magazine Weekly Famitsu. Some of the answers were quite interesting though (like, who would have thought that Level-5’s boss Akihiro Hino is an MMORPG fan?), and these just ultimately tell us how once you’re a gamer, forever you will be one.

Daisuke Ishiwatari – Arc System Works

1. The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes (3DS)
2. Bloodborne (PS4)
3. Godus (iOS, Android)
4. Heroes of Order and Chaos (iOS, Android)
5. How to Survive: Storm Warning Edition (PS4, PS3, PC)

Yoshimi Yasuda – Kadokawa Games

1. Niki Nikki ~ Sekai Ryoko-hen ~ (iOS, Android)
2. Dragon Quest of the Stars (iOS, Android)
3. The Last of Us Remastered (PS4)
4. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
5. Disgaea 5 (PS4)

Yoshinori Kitase – Square Enix

1. Mobius Final Fantasy (iOS, Android)
2. Factorio (PC)
3. Splatoon (Wii U)
4. The Last of Us Remastered (PS4)
5. FIFA 16 (PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Akihiro Hino – Level 5

1. Final Fantasy XIV (PS4, PS3, PC)
2. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
3. Black Desert Online (PC)
4. Dragon Quest of the Stars (iOS, Android)
5. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, PC)

For the full list, you may check out this link here.

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