COG writes - 2015 has been a great year for first-party games. Check out which 10 first-party published games we've deemed to be the best of this year!
Great list! 10 outta 10 on this one
Can't wait to see more from Nintendo in 2016.
Microsoft really had a stellar year with Halo 5: Guardians, Rise of the Tomb Raider, and Forza 6
RTOR not 1st party.
List is first-party published, not developed. Microsoft Games Studios put out Rise of the Tomb Raider. Really not that difficult to understand.
Microsoft doesn't own the Tomb Raider franchise. They just helped with publishing. So it isn't a first party game. Since it will be release on PS4 and PS3 in a year. Microsoft doesn't own the rights to Tomb Raider. They just bribed SE and CD for exclusivity with a truckfull of money. That is all!
@mind This is another BS article. What do 1st party publish means ? What next ? An exclusive to Wii U, PS4, XO... because it is not on PC, Ouya, Steam OS and Mac ?
@mindtwang You're right, it's not difficult to understand -- MGS does not own TR ip or Crystal Dynamics, so it's a second-party game (especially since Squeenix co-published).
@mindtwang yeah, the author was wise to make it "first party published" so he could squeeze Tomb Raider in there. Still misleading. "First party published" doesn't mean a whole lot.
Bloodborne and Tearaway are such great games, happy they made it onto this list! Still need to get my hands on Until Dawn...
Great list but Tomb raider was published by Square Enix not Microsoft. And all of those games are exclusive to their respective consoles TR is on or gonna be on Xbox1,Pc,Ps4
It was confirmed a year ago MS was publishing Rise of the Tomb Raider.
Yeah but it still isn't a 1st party game. It's a 3rd party game PUBLISHED by MS. Big difference. 1st party means in-house studio. And unless it has changed during last months Crystal Dynamics is not an in-house MS studio.
Read the header monkey.... Does it say ONLY 'First-Party' or does it say 'First-Party Published'? I'm just curious why people argue the point when the game clearly falls within the context of the header. Then again, people argue a lot of stupid things on this site unfortunately.
@Digital_Anomaly, the problem is the basis of the article is stupid. Yes, it says what you say it says.
"Great list but Tomb raider was published by Square Enix not Microsft." Dude apocalypse, you really need to take my advice and study your gaming materials before posting as MS has been confirmed to be the publisher of Tomb Raider on XB1 and X360 months ago. http://www.polygon.com/2014... Polygon: Square Enix also confirmed to Polygon that Microsoft will publish the upcoming game. Microsoft also responded to say that it would publish the game on Xbox platforms.
That says Microsoft WILL publish it. It's an old article. I'm actually having a hard time finding evidence that they DID publish it. Can you find any source that says anyone but Square Enix actually published it? Wikipedia only lists Square Enix. Metacritic only lists Square Enix.
It might be published by Ms on that console but its not 1st Party. Crystal Dynamics is not a 1st Party studio from Ms. I would say the same about Bloodborne but Sony Owns the IP. Ms doesnt Own TR
So what does that got to do with the subject of this article which is "The 10 Best First-Party Published Games of 2015"??? 1. Tomb Raider was one of the best games this year. Fact 2. The year is 2015. Fact 3. Microsoft is a first party publisher. Fact Microsoft is a first party publisher and is publishing Tomb Raider in 2015 for xboxes. Fact The other things you try to spin, is just nonsense against XB1 and MS as usual. Smh
2pacalypsenow why are folks on here so stupid? microsoft is a first party studio to xbox tomb raider was published by microsoft for the xbox so that means tomb raider is a first party published game. do you understand?
Because all those other games are owned by their respective Publishers. Jeez people get so offended the minute you criticize or correct something about the Xbox. If I hated Xbox so much I wouldn't own one and BTW I have Tomb raider
Again, that is like saying if we have a top 10 list of "Best Third-Party Published Games of 2015", we can dismissed Witcher 3 and the Taken King in the list cause you know, CD Red owns the IPS and WB is just the publisher so is Bungie owning their IPS but Activision is the publisher. Com on now. LOL
The Order 1886=most underrated game of 2015
Great list. Totally agreed with all the games on the list. To go by orders, this my personal ranking top 5 first party published games of 2015 that I had played. 1. Tomb Raider 2. Halo 5 3. Bloodborne 4. Forza 6 5. Xenoblade X
My 5 favorite: Super Mario Maker Tearaway Unfolded Woolly World Forza 6 Until Dawn
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