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Game of the Year 2016: #2 - Inside

#2 - Inside

Inside out

Much has been said about the last twenty minutes of Inside. And rightly so – it's one of the most intense and intriguing sections of any game in recent memory. But to focus solely on those moments would be to do a disservice to what is a consistently excellent experience. Indeed, from its very first second, Playdead's sophomore...

Game of the Year 2016: #3 - Overwatch

#3 - Overwatch

Together, we are strong

Shooters are not prone to positivity. Whether it's a grim illustration of objectivism as a societal foundation in BioShock or a striking commentary on senseless violence in Spec Ops: The Line, the genre typically doesn't have settings, characters, or themes that are uplifting. A fallen world makes way for endless scenarios...

Game of the Year 2016: #5 - Dishonored 2

#5 - Dishonored 2

From out of the shadows

Arkane Studios' first entry in the Dishonored series was one of the best games of the previous generation. The game introduced us to the "whale-punk" city of Dunwall and its highly-stylised, gorgeous environments. And then it served up a selection of brilliantly entertaining supernatural powers, removed the leash, and...

Game of the Year 2016: #7 - The Witness

#7 - The Witness

Blown away

If there was an annual award for 'Game Most Often Judged by Cover', The Witness would take it this year, hands down. Written off by many as "that game that's just about drawing lines", Jonathan Blow's long-delayed successor to Braid is, and has always been, about more than what's on the surface. Sure, your only real interaction with the...