Suffering from boring, uninspired gameplay, Thief is nearly dead on arrival. Plain and simple, it's just not fun to play.
There's fun to be had with Dying Light, but it's not going to breathe new life into a genre that's essentially on life support.
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.
Sparc is a two-player game for the PlayStation VR which lets users hurl glowing balls in what the developers hope will become an official esport.
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.
A handful of new improvements on and off the ice make this year's effort a solid package as the franchise continues to evolve its identity on PS4 and Xbox One.
The Witness is a game that you'd never expect. Here's why it's the perfect experience for nearly everyone.
Child of Light is a brave move from a mainstream developer, and one that hopefully heralds a new way forward.
Axiom Verge is an indie game that mixes equal parts Metroid and Castlevania to make for a fantastic throwback adventure.
Picturesque and mysterious, Firewatch brings a fantastic narrative that's a pleasure to experience.
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.
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.
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.
Relive the battles of "Star Wars" in Battlefront.
Fallout 4 is one of the year's best games -- an amazing post-apocalyptic world to explore and experience.
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.
After 12 hours of Mass Effect: Andromeda we don't want to go any further.
With the exception of a cast change, The Lost Legacy ultimately delivers more of the same for Uncharted fans.