1. The Vanishing of Ethan Carter - Breath taking visuals, interesting gameplay without overstaying its welcome.
2. Risen 3 - Extremely clunky game but, there's just something about exploring that world. It's kind of like Two Worlds 2 in that way (visual only - TW2 had way better gameplay)
3. Farcry 4 - Best character animation, and texturing I've seen in a long time in an FPS. Never played CoD, so I can't fairly compare the two.