Today, we want to call out the year’s most impressive games. Each of these titles have noteworthy technical accomplishments, but this isn’t a pixel count and frame rate competition. Instead, we want to tip our hats to the games that astonished us the most.
Sadly, there’s just not enough time to discuss each and every impressive release — even some of our personal favorites. Games like Abzû and Rez Infinite make our hearts sing, but even they missed the cut. So with that in mind, here’s our list of 2016’s most impressive games. And as always, you’re welcome to give props to standout games in the comment section below.