Brian sums up a relatively mild year in gaming, where only one title truly reigned supreme.
Preface: I’d like to say here that if you found Rockstar’s business practices unsavory and have decided to boycott or otherwise ignore this game, I sympathize completely. I think that’s a fine reason to miss out on this thing. No piece of commercial art could possibly be important enough to ruin so many people’s mental wellbeing like that. I still think the end result of their efforts was worth it, even if a lot of the crew who worked on this game will never be compensated as such. Anyway, enjoy whatever your choice was.
OK, so here’s the actual list, complete with some friendly blurbs from some friendly people that I am friends with. Also a bunch of strangers. Friendly strangers!