These lists are something I've enjoyed doing year after year (granted I missed some here; but did them external to Giant Bomb - Sorry!!! They were on Facebook). It's a way to reflect upon a year measured in games. Some have been good, others have been great. That's the thing about 2016, I'd argue that it is - to me - the best year for video games since 1998. I found myself going through experiences which I can easily consider among my favourites of all time, not just for the year. We, as an industry, seemed to have found our stride. This is something to be celebrated, and I am extremely excited for what the future brings. For now? Let's celebrate the best of the year!!!
This list is comprised of the games I've played this year. I didn't touch games like Battlefield 1, Watch Dogs 2, Dark Souls 3, and several other big releases this year. This is purely based on what I played and adored from 2016 =)
Thank you for checking this out <3
Special mentions go to: Uncharted 4; XCOM 2; Pony Island; Regency Solitaire; Devil Daggers; Hyper Light Drifter; Pokemon Sun; and Jackbox Party Pack 3. All exceptional games, but the list here represents what I personally enjoyed in a powerful way. Also, though not a game, special props go to Beam! What a great new service.