Wasteland 2 is genuine fun, packed with enough lore to make you want to keep exploring and adventuring, well past your bedtime.
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End is a spectacular send-off that celebrates the franchise, all while delivering superb storytelling, acting, production values -- you name it.
The Last Guardian might show some of the wear and tear that comes from a decade of on-and-off development, but as a whole, it's a fantastic adventure that players of all tastes can enjoy. And if you're among those who've enjoyed the developer's other games, The Last Guardian will seem like a near-perfect hybrid of those two classics.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified is a huge disappointment that does nothing right.
The Order: 1886 is a beautiful and impressive technical achievement, but it's also chock-full of frustrating control issues. Odd pacing and a less than compelling storyline don't help either.
With the exception of a cast change, The Lost Legacy ultimately delivers more of the same for Uncharted fans.
Supermassive Games deserves high praise for taking a path less taken with Until Dawn, but the end result is more of a clever experiment than a glorious success.
WWE 2K16 is an enjoyable game for wrestling fans, but you may be better off waiting for a price drop.
WWE 2k15 is a hard game to recommend to someone who isn't a wrestling fan and it's not without its issues, but if you know the difference between an Enziguri and a Senton there's a lot of fun to be had.
Take back New York in this third-person shooter.
The action and chaos of New Bordeaux kicks off with a bang, but in the end Mafia III reverts back to a very familiar open-world game that never picks up enough momentum.
A significant update to 2013's game of the year just might be worth a replay.
Resident Evil 7 is an absolute triumph that honors the series' legacy in almost every way imaginable. But it also stands confidently on its own as an amazing piece of interactive horror.
Child of Light is a brave move from a mainstream developer, and one that hopefully heralds a new way forward.
Meticulously designed for a very specific hardcore audience, Bloodborne is a marvel along those parameters. But if you're the type of player looking for a way to unwind through a game, look the other way.
Evolve is a welcome evolution from the Turtle Rock Studios team and a refreshing kind of title that you likely haven't experienced before, introducing excellent four-versus-one action that can be enjoyed on- or offline.
The Last of Us is brutally realistic, often shocking, but undeniably fun to play. It's easily one of the year's best games and the strongest console exclusive in a long time.
Destiny is a victim of the hype machine created around it. It's a refined console shooter that feels great during the action, but goes stale during just about every other component of the game.