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The 2015 GamingOnLinux GOTY award is now over, here's the results!

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The second ever GamingOnLinux GOTY award is now over! Thank you to every one who voted, give yourselves a pat on the back.

Congratulations to all the winners, you deserve it as voted by our readers!

Best DLC release in 2015 Cities Skylines: After Dark 93Cities Skylines: After DarkThe Talos Principle: Road to Gehenna 81The Talos Principle: Road to GehennaPortal Stories: Mel 64Portal Stories: MelPillars Of Eternity: White March 56Pillars Of Eternity: White MarchThe Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth 46The Binding of Isaac: AfterbirthEuro Truck Simulator 2 - Scandinavia 33Euro Truck Simulator 2 - ScandinaviaEuropa Universalis IV Common Sense 33Europa Universalis IV Common SenseSid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth - Rising Tide 28Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth - Rising TidePOSTAL 2: Paradise Lost 25POSTAL 2: Paradise LostAge of Wonders III: Eternal Lords 17Age of Wonders III: Eternal Lords Cities Skylines: After Dark 93The Talos Principle: Road to Gehenna 81Portal Stories: Mel 64Pillars Of Eternity: White March 56The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth 46Euro Truck Simulator 2 - Scandinavia 33Europa Universalis IV Common Sense 33Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth - Rising Tide 28POSTAL 2: Paradise Lost 25Age of Wonders III: Eternal Lords 17 93816456463333282517 01938577695 Total Votes

Overall best Linux game released in 2015 Cities: Skylines 76Cities: SkylinesMiddle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor 67Middle-Earth: Shadow of MordorPillars of Eternity 66Pillars of EternityDying Light 45Dying LightDivinity: Original Sin - Enhanced Edition 45Divinity: Original Sin - Enhanced EditionAlien: Isolation 42Alien: IsolationGrid Autosport 34Grid AutosportKerbal Space Program 33Kerbal Space ProgramSaints Row IV 29Saints Row IVInsurgency 25Insurgency Cities: Skylines 76Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor 67Pillars of Eternity 66Dying Light 45Divinity: Original Sin - Enhanced Edition 45Alien: Isolation 42Grid Autosport 34Kerbal Space Program 33Saints Row IV 29Insurgency 25 76676645454234332925 01632486480 Total Votes

Best game porter in 2015 Feral Interactive 389Feral InteractiveAspyr Media 144Aspyr MediaEthan Lee 59Ethan LeeVirtual Programming 56Virtual ProgrammingKnockout Games 17Knockout Games Feral Interactive 389Aspyr Media 144Ethan Lee 59Virtual Programming 56Knockout Games 17 389144595617 078156234312390 Total Votes

Favourite FOSS project Wine 193WineOpenMW 107OpenMWOBS Studio 49OBS StudioGodot Engine 47Godot EngineFNA 35FNADOSBox 30DOSBoxScummVM 27ScummVMxoreos 18xoreosPPSSPP 12PPSSPPL 10L Wine 193OpenMW 107OBS Studio 49Godot Engine 47FNA 35DOSBox 30ScummVM 27xoreos 18PPSSPP 12L 10 1931074947353027181210 03978117156195 Total Votes

Best audio of a game released in 2015 Alien: Isolation 85Alien: IsolationCrypt of the Necrodancer 56Crypt of the NecrodancerBioShock Infinite 51BioShock InfiniteHotline Miami 2: Wrong Number 45Hotline Miami 2: Wrong NumberPillars of Eternity 34Pillars of EternitySOMA 32SOMADivinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition 24Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced EditionGrim Fandango Remastered 23Grim Fandango RemasteredAxiom Verge 19Axiom VergeInsurgency 18Insurgency Alien: Isolation 85Crypt of the Necrodancer 56BioShock Infinite 51Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number 45Pillars of Eternity 34SOMA 32Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition 24Grim Fandango Remastered 23Axiom Verge 19Insurgency 18 85565145343224231918 01734516885 Total Votes

Best version quality & performance released in 2015 Divinity: Original Sin - Enhanced Edition 88Divinity: Original Sin - Enhanced EditionDiRT Showdown 81DiRT ShowdownPillars of Eternity 80Pillars of EternityInsurgency 68InsurgencyKerbal Space Program 54Kerbal Space ProgramTerraria 40TerrariaArma 3 33Arma 3Outland 14OutlandThey Bleed Pixels 12They Bleed PixelsDungeons 2 11Dungeons 2 Divinity: Original Sin - Enhanced Edition 88DiRT Showdown 81Pillars of Eternity 80Insurgency 68Kerbal Space Program 54Terraria 40Arma 3 33Outland 14They Bleed Pixels 12Dungeons 2 11 88818068544033141211 01836547290 Total Votes

Most anticipated game for 2016 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 154The Witcher 3: Wild HuntXCOM 2 106XCOM 2Street Fighter V 51Street Fighter VRocket League 45Rocket LeagueShadow Warrior 2 33Shadow Warrior 2Elite Dangerous 32Elite DangerousTorment: Tides of Numenera 31Torment: Tides of NumeneraBatman: Arkham Knight 30Batman: Arkham KnightFirewatch 27FirewatchARMA 3 24ARMA 3 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 154XCOM 2 106Street Fighter V 51Rocket League 45Shadow Warrior 2 33Elite Dangerous 32Torment: Tides of Numenera 31Batman: Arkham Knight 30Firewatch 27ARMA 3 24 1541065145333231302724 0316293124155 Total Votes

Best free game released in 2015 AdVenture Capitalist 97AdVenture CapitalistFishing Planet 59Fishing PlanetTime Clickers 52Time ClickersKrosmaster Arena 22Krosmaster Arena AdVenture Capitalist 97Fishing Planet 59Time Clickers 52Krosmaster Arena 22 97595222 020406080100 Total Votes

Best update in 2015 Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords 76Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith LordsOpenMW 46OpenMWWasteland 2: Director's Cut 45Wasteland 2: Director's CutDota 2 43Dota 2Kerbal Space Program 42Kerbal Space ProgramPrison Architect 35Prison ArchitectStarbound 33StarboundPortal Stories: Mel 28Portal Stories: MelTrine Enchanted Edition 28Trine Enchanted EditionInsurgency 23Insurgency Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords 76OpenMW 46Wasteland 2: Director's Cut 45Dota 2 43Kerbal Space Program 42Prison Architect 35Starbound 33Portal Stories: Mel 28Trine Enchanted Edition 28Insurgency 23 76464543423533282823 01632486480 Total Votes

Most promising Early Access game in 2015 Ark: Survival Evolved 96Ark: Survival EvolvedThe Long Dark 66The Long DarkBesiege 52BesiegeStarbound 48StarboundDistance 43DistanceDon't Starve Together 40Don't Starve TogetherDescent: Underground 24Descent: UndergroundRimWorld 19RimWorldCrawl 10CrawlKeeperRL 9KeeperRL Ark: Survival Evolved 96The Long Dark 66Besiege 52Starbound 48Distance 43Don't Starve Together 40Descent: Underground 24RimWorld 19Crawl 10KeeperRL 9 9666524843402419109 020406080100 Total Votes

Best story for a game released in 2015 Bioshock Infinite 118Bioshock InfinitePillars of Eternity 82Pillars of EternitySpec Ops: The Line 62Spec Ops: The LineSOMA 55SOMAAlien: Isolation 33Alien: IsolationDivinity: Original Sin - Enhanced Edition 28Divinity: Original Sin - Enhanced EditionShadowrun: Hong Kong 27Shadowrun: Hong KongMiddle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor 24Middle-Earth: Shadow of MordorDying Light 19Dying LightThe Banner Saga 19The Banner Saga Bioshock Infinite 118Pillars of Eternity 82Spec Ops: The Line 62SOMA 55Alien: Isolation 33Divinity: Original Sin - Enhanced Edition 28Shadowrun: Hong Kong 27Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor 24Dying Light 19The Banner Saga 19 118826255332827241919 024487296120 Total Votes

Best graphics for a game released in 2015 Alien: Isolation 130Alien: IsolationMiddle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor 108Middle-Earth: Shadow of MordorError 87ErrorBioshock: Infinite 79Bioshock: InfiniteGRID: Autosport 55GRID: AutosportDivinity: Original Sin - Enhanced Edition 27Divinity: Original Sin - Enhanced EditionSOMA 18SOMASkullgirls 15SkullgirlsPillars of Eternity 15Pillars of EternityWar Thunder 15War Thunder Alien: Isolation 130Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor 108Error 87Bioshock: Infinite 79GRID: Autosport 55Divinity: Original Sin - Enhanced Edition 27SOMA 18Skullgirls 15Pillars of Eternity 15War Thunder 15 1301088779552718151515 0265278104130 Total Votes

Favourite open source games 0 A.D. 1340 A.D.Unreal Tournament 64Unreal TournamentThe Battle for Wesnoth 61The Battle for WesnothSuperTuxKart 51SuperTuxKartOpenTTD 47OpenTTDOpenRA 32OpenRAXonotic 24XonoticWarsow 18Warsownethack 16nethackEndless Sky 14Endless Sky 0 A.D. 134Unreal Tournament 64The Battle for Wesnoth 61SuperTuxKart 51OpenTTD 47OpenRA 32Xonotic 24Warsow 18nethack 16Endless Sky 14 134646151473224181614 0275481108135 Total Votes


This was a much bigger turnout than last year in votes, and it all went over pretty smoothly I think!

Psst, please mind any issues with the charts above, they are brand new. The graphs are made possible using the awesome SVGGraph script, with a little of my own magic. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Shaolu 13 Jan, 2016
ripperSince when is Unreal Tournament an open source game?

The confusion might come in because technically the source is available for the engine, but yeah it's definitely not Freely licensed.
Eike 13 Jan, 2016
Xpanderdon't get me wrong. its a nice game, but imo apart from the amazing city, the story wasnt anything special to me, pretty much same as previous bioshock games in general. though i have only 5 hours into the game or something like that, but it didnt pull me in because of being nothing special.

I guess there's a point where a game (movie, book, whatever) has lost and cannot pull someone in anymore if it hasn't already done, so maybe Bioshock Infinite won't succeed on you anymore. But it's story really should only be judged after playing (not watching) through the whole game. It's a deserved clear win to me.
ellie_feral 13 Jan, 2016
This was so much fun, and thank you so much on behalf of Feral for your votes! It's awesome being up there with some very exciting Linux games and porters. Here's to 2016 being another big ole year for Linux gaming.

\o/
Stupendous Man 13 Jan, 2016
BeamboomI must say I'm surprised about Cities: Skylines receiving that many votes. Apart from that it all looks fine although only one of my favourites won.
Me too, I recently bought the game, made a large city, and grew really bored; the game has close to no difficulty as is really just a sandbox. Oh well, to each their own.

ellieferalHere's to 2016 being another big ole year for Linux gaming.
\o/
Please make it a year with lots of great ports!

BTW, when are you porting Deus Ex: Human Revolution for us? ;-)
coeseta 13 Jan, 2016
First of all congrats to the winners

Eike
Xpanderdon't get me wrong. its a nice game, but imo apart from the amazing city, the story wasnt anything special to me, pretty much same as previous bioshock games in general. though i have only 5 hours into the game or something like that, but it didnt pull me in because of being nothing special.

I guess there's a point where a game (movie, book, whatever) has lost and cannot pull someone in anymore if it hasn't already done, so maybe Bioshock Infinite won't succeed on you anymore. But it's story really should only be judged after playing (not watching) through the whole game. It's a deserved clear win to me.

I agree with Xpander here. If you have played Bioshock 1 and 2 you expected a generic shooter with a good story and a twist at the end. So Bioshock had a good story but SOMA was kind of mind blowing compared to Bioshock. So best story was SOMA, nothing came even close this year imho ;)

Edit: And yes I played through Bioshock 1,2 and Infinite + DLC 1 and 2. Also finished SOMA 2 times.


Last edited by coeseta on 13 January 2016 at 11:03 am UTC
Liam Dawe 13 Jan, 2016
Shaolu
ripperSince when is Unreal Tournament an open source game?

The confusion might come in because technically the source is available for the engine, but yeah it's definitely not Freely licensed.

Yeah my bad with that one, will make sure it's not in there for next year.

Next time around we will do things a little slower, and get the community in after nominations to point out stuff in the wrong places before voting opens.

Not bad for our second attempt!
BOYSSSSS 13 Jan, 2016
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don't get me wrong. its a nice game, but imo apart from the amazing city, the story wasnt anything special to me, pretty much same as previous bioshock games in general. though i have only 5 hours into the game or something like that, but it didnt pull me in because of being nothing special.

I guess there's a point where a game (movie, book, whatever) has lost and cannot pull someone in anymore if it hasn't already done, so maybe Bioshock Infinite won't succeed on you anymore. But it's story really should only be judged after playing (not watching) through the whole game. It's a deserved clear win to me.


I agree with Xpander here. If you have played Bioshock 1 and 2 you expected a generic shooter with a good story and a twist at the end. So Bioshock had a good story but SOMA was kind of mind blowing compared to Bioshock. So best story was SOMA, nothing came even close this year imho

Edit: And yes I played through Bioshock 1,2 and Infinite + DLC 1 and 2. Also finished SOMA 2 times.
I think the problem here is that much more people that played Bioshock voted than people who played SOMA.
Edit: Also Bioshock is much more famous game than SOMA so people that didn't even play it could have voted for it.
(I doubt everyone that voted, played all the games they voted for, could be wrong though)


Last edited by BOYSSSSS on 13 January 2016 at 12:06 pm UTC
drmoth 13 Jan, 2016
@BOYSSSSS yes I think you're right. I'm at least one who's played Bioshock but not SOMA, although I hope to rectify that in 2016!
Segata Sanshiro 13 Jan, 2016
I'm glad Divinity got at least some recognition, despite being so late in the game - it's absolutely fantastic. I'm surprised people love Cities Skylines so much to be honest... I really felt like it sucked all the character out of one of my favourite genres and replaced it with drab and dull northern European "regeneration" type city planning. It was possibly the biggest let down of the year for me, but then I knew I was going to be hard to please with a city builder.

Also, I'm glad someone took the job from removing Broken Age from every single category - apparently someone's idea of a sick joke.
Eike 13 Jan, 2016
Segata SanshiroAlso, I'm glad someone took the job from removing Broken Age from every single category - apparently someone's idea of a sick joke.

I liked it. Not a "GOTY" like, but a "got entertained" like.


Last edited by Eike on 13 January 2016 at 9:06 pm UTC
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