WWE 2K16 ( PlayStation 4)
WWE 2K16 is an enjoyable game for wrestling fans, but you may be better off waiting for a price drop.
Fallout 4 ( PC)
Fallout 4 is one of the year's best games -- an amazing post-apocalyptic world to explore and experience.
Rise of the Tomb Raider ( Xbox One)
Lara Croft's latest adventure delivers a satisfying action game that also brings back some the puzzle solving and tomb raiding that the series cut its teeth on, even if it's a bit easier than what loyalists might be used to.
Nevermind ( PC)
Nevermind is a unique horror experience that steps outside the normal jump-scares to deliver something tense and personal. Although it's short, it's intense, especially if you make use of the biofeedback.
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Halo 5: Guardians ( Xbox One)
Halo 5: Guardians is an exceptional technical achievement with a solid campaign and a compelling set of multiplayer modes. At the same time it refuses to do anything else outside of its wheelhouse, which may disappoint some players.
Assassin's Creed: Syndicate ( PlayStation 4)
Assassin's Creed: Syndicate is a captivating adventure game that rebounds happily from the disappointment that was last year's Unity. Syndicate makes great use of its setting, doesn't overwhelm the player with mindlessness and stands on its own as a great open world game, even if its core is slowly growing tired.
LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack ( PlayStation 4)
It has all the usual "toys-to-life" bugbears, but Lego Dimensions is packed with great characters, clever puzzles and a physical experience you won't get anywhere else.
FIFA 16 ( PlayStation 4)
FIFA 16 continues its solid track record by improving on an already winning formula and introducing Women's International Teams for the very first time.
NHL 16 ( PlayStation 4)
It's not without its shortcomings, but NHL 16 is a significant step in the right direction, laying the groundwork for even more improvement in the future.
Mad Max has a fair amount of issues that are guaranteed to frustrate, but there's a handful of delectable chaos inside that's worth being exposed to -- just maybe not at full price.