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.
Square Enix's latest epic isn't perfect, but it's a refreshing take on its most revered franchise.
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.
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.
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.
What a week with Madden's new features and obsessive details did for my love-hate relationship with my childhood team.
Quantum Break is a unique videogame/live-action TV show hybrid that features dazzling visual effects and presentation. Even though its gameplay falls a bit short the whole package is probably worth experiencing -- just maybe not at full price.
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.
Take back New York in this third-person shooter.
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.
Fallout 4 is one of the year's best games -- an amazing post-apocalyptic world to explore and experience.
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.
The latest entry in the Call of Duty series is all about cybernetic soldiers, increased mobility, and zombies.
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 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.
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.
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.
The Xbox racing sim franchise debuts this month with over 450 cars, 26 tracks, new night and rain racing modes, and an odd car-based mod system.