Abandoning the original's forced dark tone and bland protagonist, Watch Dogs 2 explodes with silly characters, a sense of fun and multiple play-styles in an excellent open world
Combining their excellent writing with the crazy world of Gearbox' flagship franchise, Telltale delivers an explosive and hilarious ride with Tales from the Borderlands
Nier: Automata doubles as both a deep, complex story about the human soul as well as an elegant action game with unique approach to the medium that cement its place in video game history
Despite a somewhat puddled final third, A Thief's End is an exciting, beautiful and ultimately heartfelt conclusion to Naughty Dog and Sony's adventure series
An unpredictable story, inventive gameplay and excellent soudntrack make Undertale a timeless classic and a superior example of video-gaming storytelling.
Ambitious and grandiose, and boasting tremendous production values, Final Fantasy XV is a gigantic, actionized sequel that does more than a little justice to a beloved franchise, even though it not always manages to strike all of its goals.
Though it still harbors some of the series' greatest strengths and advantages, Assassin's Creed: Syndicate is in itself, a disappointing title with little ambition or personality.
Masterfully designed, cleverly written and set in a beautiful and unique world that begs to be discovered, Horizon: Zero Dawn is more than a worthy addition to the open world genre, and a strong candidate for Game of the Year 2017.
A decent game with kinetic action and beautiful scenery, held back by outdated systems and questionable design choices.
As far as I'm concerned, this was the real star of 2016.