It's that time of year where we all get to submit our GOTY lists to Giant Bomb to be aggregated into one enormous list (BTW, you can find the form here, if you didn't know).
But let's make things personal. I wanna see your list. Yes, you. I want to see what you think are the best games that were released in 2016. Embed a list if you've already made one, or just write 'em out here.
My personal list:
|1. The Witness|
Despite being at the top of my list, I still have a bunch of issues with this game. Particularly some puzzles being frustrating rather than fun. Also, I thought the 'story'/logs/dialogue/etc... didn't add much to the experience. Having said that, some puzzles were fantastic, and I really enjoyed the environments. The game's definitely worth checking out if you love puzzle games.
A fun and well-made FPS - for the most part (there's one really horrible level that involves an excessive amount of platforming). The game also has some great extras - a whole bunch of puzzle levels within the SnapMap mode, photo mode, Arcade Mode, and earning the achievement for beating the first level on Ultra-Nightmare.
|3. Zero Time Dilemma|
A good end to the series, despite one part of the story just not making sense.
|4. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided|
It's what you'd expect from a follow-up to Deus Ex: Human Revolution. I very much appreciated the way it made you feel like a maligned part of society - especially the disdain you received when boarding a train carriage reserved for 'naturals'.
|5. XCOM 2|
It got its hooks in me again. I couldn't help but get attached to several of my soldiers. I had a bunch of issues with the ending, from glitches to the story to just how long-winded the last mission is.
Voice acting that really sells the main characters. Also, lovely visual design. Turt Reynolds for character of the year.
I thought Limbo was ehhh. But this improves of that game many-fold. I'm glad I decided to give Inside a shot.
|8. Dishonored 2|
One really phenomenal level was balanced out by one really aggravating glitch that can make a pacifist playthrough impossible. Overall, a good follow-up to the original Dishonored.
First off, the pixel art in this game is absolutely peerless. The game has some really lovely things in it, but also some very unfun gameplay moments.
|10. The Banner Saga 2|
A nice continuation of the first game. Some good changes, some not-so-much. I look forward to playing the next installment.