Well for me, the only remote contender is Dragon Age Inquisition. One of the few RPGs that will finally be on a modern engine, Frostbite is amazing looking plus it’ll be nice to have destruction in an RPG. However DA:I will have to be pretty damn mind blowing to beat Evolve in my mind.
I feel like Evolve is going to be like L4D, have a pretty loyal fanbase who love the game but I don’t think it will have the widespread appeal of say, Call of Duty or Battlefield. Lots of people don’t even seem to really understand the concept judging from some Youtube comments on the trailers. But I think the people who do like Evolve will stick around, it looks like TR has built a pretty addicting game.
This is all based on my opinion though and tbh, who cares what random websites put up? I mean I subscribe to PC Gamer but I still can’t help but laugh at the fact that they made Spelunky GotY. Of all the indie games to pick too, it just seemed super random and I see 0 appeal in it. Which is why GotY is different to each person you ask. I also have no interest in Dark Souls 2 as the first was a blatant ripoff of a port on PC and the second looks kind of “meh”. But hey, that’s me. I prefer RPGs like Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Witcher, Dragon’s Dogma, etc.
And maybe a bit off-topic, but am I the only one who thinks Destiny looks incredibly over-rated? Just because Bungie made it…Halo was awesome for it’s time but it’s really not all that special anymore and Destiny looks mostly like an MMO version of Borderlands to me. But I’m a PC player, so it really doesn’t matter all that much to me, won’t be getting it regardless.
TL : DR - Evolve is my most anticipated game this year and will probably be the game I compare other games to in the years to come.