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The Lazygamer Awards 2015–Best New IP

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The Lazygamer Awards Best New IP

Sequels and prequels adorn gaming shelves lately, with established franchises dominating the market in ways that would frighten anything new. Except they don’t, and that’s great because sometimes the best gaming experiences come from names you’re only hearing for the first time. This year was great for some new IP in amongst the rabble of franchises, with a large range of quality, varied titles.

These appeared on a wide range of different platforms too, giving everyone a little taste of something new regardless of your camp choice. Some might go on to form established worlds and franchises while others are strictly once off affairs, but no matter which way to slice it these IPs were certainly the best debuts this year. But like Highlander, there can only be one. And the award for Best New IP goes to…


Bloodborne Best new IP 2015

It falls strictly under the category of “probably never getting a sequel”, but there’s no denying just how brilliant From Software’s new title stole the show this year. Taking hints from their past work on Demon and Dark Souls, Bloodborne feels like the most finely tuned of their RPGs to date. Fast, tight combat, deep RPG mechanics and a world just begging to be explored. Bloodborne had it all.

It’s a shame then that it’s unlikely that we’ll ever see a sequel, with Miyazaki and his team at From moving onto different types of games after Dark Souls III launches next year. It doesn’t mean there never will be one, but, just like Demon Souls, Bloodborne will probably live a life of solitude. But a life that I don’t think anyone is forgetting for a long time.

It’s one of the best games of this year, and a must-have if you’re a PS4 owner. Get in on it.

Honourable Mentions

This year was bursting with quality new IPs, and even just choosing Bloodborne was exactly easy. If you’re sick of the next Assassin’s Creed or have already said your goodbyes to Master Chief, these new franchises will be keeping you happy for the foreseeable future.

  • Rocket League
  • Ori and the Blind Forest
  • Dying Light
  • Splatoon

Which was your favourite new IP of 2015? Sound off in the comments below!

Last Updated: December 15, 2015




  2. Original Heretic

    December 15, 2015 at 14:32

    Wahahaahhahaha!! Love the header!! Donnie Yen as Ip Man. Hats off for that little touch!


    • Jan Prins

      December 15, 2015 at 15:00

      That’s Donnie Yen? I thought it was Geoff negotiating Chow Mein prices.


  3. Umar

    December 15, 2015 at 14:37

    I would actually go with Dying Light. I think this could become a special franchise. The mechanics were so much fun and yes, it’s a zombie game, but man, is it a fun zombie game and the side quests were so good.


    • Hammersteyn

      December 15, 2015 at 14:40

      Game really gains momentum once you reach the part you unlock the grappling hook


      • Umar

        December 15, 2015 at 14:47

        Grappling hook was awesome! I just loved drop kicking zombies in the face. This section in the review killed me…


      • Captain JJ 4x

        December 15, 2015 at 14:49

        Climbing everything you can find, as high as you can….then missing a jump.
        That’s when that grappling hook made the difference for me 🙂
        That game was also the first game that made me nervous at heights.


  4. Hammersteyn

    December 15, 2015 at 14:38

  5. Hammersteyn

    December 15, 2015 at 14:39

    Axiom Verge was my favourite. I had fun with the game but it may be a subjective taste


    • Captain JJ 4x

      December 15, 2015 at 14:50

      I really want to try that.


  6. Captain JJ 4x

    December 15, 2015 at 14:47

    That donkey in the bloodborne pic has some serious illness.


  7. Ryanza

    December 15, 2015 at 14:48

    It’s weird Bloodborne winning new IP. Because Bloodborne is just a Souls game with a new dress on, I mean eyeliner on, i mean goth paint job.

    When Cyberpunk 2077 wins this award next year. At least we will know it’s not just another Witcher shit. What am I talking about. Can’t wait for the Geralt mod in Cyberpunk 2077.

    Don’t Support DRM. Cyberpunk 2077 is coming.


  8. Galbedir

    December 15, 2015 at 14:48

    Only time I never actually considered dropping my Master Race title was for Bloodborne…Looking forward to see how Dark Souls 3 turns out.


  9. RinceThis

    December 15, 2015 at 14:48

    I know it’s a ‘new’ IP but it isn’t really a ‘new’ type of game… Would have chosen Splatoon.


  10. Alien Emperor Trevor

    December 15, 2015 at 14:54

    It’s nice seeing so many Xbox exclusive new IPs making the cut.


    • RinceThis

      December 15, 2015 at 15:00



      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        December 15, 2015 at 15:03


  11. Spy Master Tokashi

    December 15, 2015 at 15:58

    since when is a new IP like other hack and slash games, Dark Souls etc…. I am confused here


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