There's been a lot of complaining about this year, and I'm no exception. I won't lie and say that I didn't find it disappointing, and I think there are faults in almost every game on this list. Some are pretty significant. However I'm not here to talk about those faults. Now is not the time for complaining. In years like this the games that managed to make you happy are even more special, because there weren't a lot of them. So as flawed as they might be, I'm still incredibly grateful for all of them.
This year I did something a little different. Normally I order the games and then write about them, this time I had a lot of trouble picking the order, so I wrote the text first and then picked the order based on what I wrote. I think it worked out pretty well, but because of this I'm a little less attached to the order, and I might shuffle some of these around at some point, especially after I play the few games I missed which are: Bayonetta 2, Divinity Original Sin, Wasteland 2, Drakengard 3, Civilization: Beyond Earth, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, and The Talos Principle. Most of those I missed because of time. Every game this year was looong.