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Monday, January 2, 2017

How many of the best games of 2016 did you play?


Welcome to a bright new year! 2017 is shaping up to be one of the best years for games that we've ever seen; the fact that Persona 5 and NieR: Automata are just two of the games on the way if proof enough of that.

But, thankfully, January is still a relatively quiet time of year. There are some releases that you're not going to want to miss out on, of course (got a PlayStation Vita? Atelier Shallie is not long away), but if there is any point this year where you'll have a chance to catch up on your backlog, it's this time.

And if you're going to catch up on a game, then consider playing any of the below that you might have missed. These were our games of 2016, and regardless of what platforms you own, there is something incredible for you on them:

Best game from Australia and New Zealand

Bronze:

Submerged, Mini Metro, Ninja Pizza Girl

Silver:

Blast 'Em Bunnies

Gold:

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD



Best Art Direction

Bronze:

World of Final Fantasy, ABZU, Dead or Alive Xtreme 3

Silver:

Severed

Gold:

I Am Setsuna




Best Music

Bronze:

Mafia III, Nights of Azure, World of Final Fantasy

Silver:

Unravel

Gold:

Hatsune Miku: Future Tone




Best Narrative

Bronze:

Heavy Rain Remaster, Valkyria Chronicles HD Remaster, I Am Setsuna

Silver:

Mafia III

Gold:

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE




Arthouse Game of the Year

Bronze:

The Witness, ABZU, 1979 Revolution

Silver:

Unravel

Gold:

Bound




Blockbuster Game of the Year

Bronze:

Civilization VI, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Mafia III

Silver:

Overwatch

Gold:

Final Fantasy XV




Best New IP of 2016

Bronze:

Yomawari, 'Unravel, Tahira: Echoes of the Astral Empire

Silver:

No Man's Sky

Gold:

I Am Setsuna




Mobile Game of the Year

Bronze:

Disney Crossy Road, Jade Empire, Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories

Silver:

Pokemon Go

Gold:

Mini Metro




PlayStation Vita Game of the Year

Bronze:

Dragon Quest Builders, Stranger of Sword City, Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X

Silver:

Shiren the Wanderer

Gold:

Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness




Nintendo 3DS Game of the Year

Bronze:

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse, Pokemon Sun & Moon, Dragon Quest VII

Silver:

Fire Emblem Fates

Gold:

Bravely Second




PC Game of the Year

Bronze:

No Man's Sky, Overwatch, Stardew Valley, Plague Inc. Evolved

Silver:

Civilization VI

Gold:

1979 Revolution




Xbox One Game of the Year

Bronze:

Mirror's Edge Catalyst, Overwatch, Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition

Silver:

Forza Horizon 3

Gold:

Unravel




Nintendo Wii U Game of the Year

Bronze:

Pokken Tournament, Star Fox Zero, Paper Mario: Color Splash

Silver:

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

Gold:

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE




PlayStation 4 Game of the Year

Bronze:

Gal*Gun Double Peace, I Am Setsuna, Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII

Silver:

World of Final Fantasy

Gold:

No Man's Sky




Overall Game of the Year

Bronze:

No Man's Sky, 1979 Revolution, Bound

Silver:

I Am Setsuna

Gold:

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE



How many of the best games of 2016 did you play?
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