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Strider's favorite games of 2016, if they were Stands

Here we are! My absolute favorite time of year for video games. We get to reflect back and say to ourselves, "Yes, these are the games I loved the most, let's go." It feels like it was only recently that I enjoyed thinking back on my time f...

 
 
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Chris Carter's personal picks for Game of the Year 2016

Once again, I played entirely too many games in 2016. If you count mobile titles and everything I reviewed, well over a hundred. I don't know for sure, I didn't keep track because it's been one of the busiest and most stressful years of my ...

 
 
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Peter Glagowski's personal picks for Game of the Year 2016

2016 wasn’t the best year for gaming, at least in my opinion. We definitely saw some solid titles come out (along with the end of a decade-long wait for two games!), but a lot of the major releases this year were retreads of tired the...

 
 
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Jed Whitaker's top lit and or turnt games of 2016 fam

How do you do fellow kids? I'm sure you are all on the edges of your seats in anticipation of the most objectively correct list of the best games of 2016. Welp, here it is.  Lick my chest hair and call me daddychu.

 
 
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Nick Valdez's personal picks for Game of the Year 2016

I took so many Ls in 2016, folks. I lost a couple of jobs, I moved back in with my parents after living on my own (across the country) for two years, we lost so many icons, and there's a good chance I'll be half of Master Blaster when the w...

 
 
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Ray Porreca's personal picks for Game of the Year 2016

2016 was a wild year. Humanity got a raw deal over the last twelve months. Cool people died. Actual idiots got elected into office. Cigarette prices went up. I still can’t buy beer at a gas station in Pennsylvania.  Basically, th...

 
 
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Josh Tolentino's personal picks for Game of the Year 2016

It's been a pretty grim year for many people, but all things considered, it's been great if all you care about is games and anime! Thank goodness, then, that we're on a website primarily concerned with those things, which means I don't have...

 
 
 
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The Great Retro Quiz! Reboot: The games of 2016

I hope everyone had a great holiday, whatever you choose to celebrate. Myself, I was drifting in and out of a food coma all day yesterday, though I did manage to complete a jigsaw puzzle with my in-laws.  Some of you long-time Destruct...

 
 
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Destructoid's award for Overall Best Game of 2016 goes to...

When Blizzard was first founded in 1991 as Silicon & Synapse, I was in grade school. My first introduction to its work was Rock n' Roll Racing and The Lost Vikings, which I rented on a lark, partially because of the weird box art (back ...

 
 
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Destructoid's award for Best Vita Game of 2016 goes to...

The Zero Escape series came out of nowhere in 2009 on the original DS, and captivated people enough to actually cement it as a real franchise. Fans clamored for years, and eventually, we got Virtue's Last Reward in 2012. Ages of clamoring a...

 
 
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Destructoid's award for Best PC Game of 2016 goes to...

Shame on me for underestimating Overwatch. For the longest time, I just assumed it'd be another Blizzard game, this time a shooter. I knew it'd be big, but in the exact same way all Blizzard games are big. You know, those PC games that the ...

 
 
 
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Destructoid's award for Best Wii U Game of 2016 goes to...

It was a regrettably light year for Wii U releases, but that's not to say it was uneventful. This was the year that gave us an Atlus-developed, idol-centric JRPG that not only brought the storied Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem franchise...

 
 
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Destructoid's award for Best Xbox One Game of 2016 goes to...

There's nothing quite like Dark Souls. It's a series that intrigues and ensnares, temping its players to persevere against harsh odds to see the next captivating set design or beautifully vile boss. At times, these games teeter over the edg...

 
 
 
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Destructoid's award for Best VR Game of 2016 goes to...

The VR platform has given us so many games that aren't otherwise possible on standard platforms. Whether it's moving around like Neo from The Matrix in Superhot VR while dual wielding shotguns, or dodging, dipping, diving, ducking, and dodg...

 
 
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Nominees for Destructoid's Best Vita Game of 2016

I will never forget heading to GameStop to pick up my day one Vita with that beautiful OLED screen. There was no one else there, no doubt scared off by the high price tag of the proprietary memory cards. It was a stupid mistake and that hub...

 
 
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Nominees for Destructoid's Best 3DS Game of 2016

Big budget console role-playing games can take forever to release and be huge events; take Final Fantasy XV's ten-year development as an example. But on the humble 3DS, great RPGs show up every few months. Of our nine favorite 3DS game...

 
 
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Nominees for Destructoid's Best Wii U Game of 2016

In the best of times, "quality over quantity" has been the way of the Wii U. If you bought into the system knowing that you'd more than likely end up playing Nintendo-backed games and not a whole lot else, this isn't your first rodeo. That ...

 
 
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Nominees for Destructoid's Best Mobile Game of 2016

Look, we all know video games are great, but you can't bring your cutting edge gaming PC or your Xbox Steel Battalion controller with you everywhere you go. Or maybe you can, but you probably shouldn't. It's bad for your back. Thankfully, t...

 
 
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Nominees for Destructoid's Best VR Game of 2016

Modern VR is in its infancy, but three big publishers came out of the gate swinging this year. Oculus, Valve, and Sony are all vying for your attention (and by proxy, an entire paycheck to pay for the tech), and in that confrontation, some ...

 
 
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Nominees for Destructoid's Best PC Game of 2016

When it comes time to pick Game of the Year, there's one thing and just one thing that you look for: Quality. If it's good, like cream-of-the-crop good, it belongs in the conversation. Brevity is not a strong suit of this year's PC list. Th...

 
 
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Nominees for Destructoid's Best Xbox One Game of 2016

In 2015, Microsoft's sales pitch heading into the holiday season was "The greatest games lineup in Xbox history." It felt sort of hollow at the time, like those games were okay but that the best was still around the corner. As it turns out,...

 
 
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Nominees for Destructoid's Best PS4 Game of 2016

This time of year, I tend to have a mostly finalized list of my personal favorite games in mind. I just instinctively know what belongs where. Worst case, there might be a tie or two left to break or a few titles in need of a refresher befo...

 
 




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Race for the Galaxy (Mobile)"One of the best digital conversions to date"

 

Star Wars: The Last Jedi"The Force is strong with this one"

 

Review in Progress: Okami HD"Amaterasu is still lookin' good"

 

7 Wonders (iPad)"Give me that money, Berenice"

 

Puzzle Fighter"A bit of a gem"

 
 
 

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