Dragon Age Inquisition isn't perfect -- but pretty close and very easily the best in the series by a wide margin.
Magic Duels' tutorial mode is among the best ways to learn to play Magic, but interface problems and poor cross-device support mean the average player should look elsewhere for their fix.
Most racing sims are all about getting somewhere quickly, but Forza Horizon 2 is filled with moments where you can enjoy the scenery and culture surrounding the cars.
Even though it is apparently cut from the same cloth, Far Cry Primal does enough to separate itself from previous iterations of the game thanks to its solid melee, hunting and taming mechanics.
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.
Overall, NHL 15 is a bittersweet event. It regularly exudes shades of brilliance and heightened moments of action that truly captures the best parts of hockey. But alas, it's soiled by a harsh truth. NHL 15 is missing an awful lot of features.
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.
Fallout 4 is one of the year's best games -- an amazing post-apocalyptic world to explore and experience.
Child of Light is a brave move from a mainstream developer, and one that hopefully heralds a new way forward.
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.
Just Cause 3 provides a satisfying over-the-top action experience that is guaranteed to thrill, even if it falls short in a few sub-categories.
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.
It has all the building blocks you'd expect from the makers of Mega Man and Metroid, but ReCore gets in its own way too often.
Lego Jurassic World freshens up the formula. You can insert your own bone-related pun here.
Square Enix's latest epic isn't perfect, but it's a refreshing take on its most revered franchise.
FIFA 15 is easily the most realistic soccer game out there, even if it at times feels a bit over-the-top.
A significant update to 2013's game of the year just might be worth a replay.
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.