With 2016 coming to a close, now is the perfect time to reflect on this year's collection of games. 2016 was mostly dominated by sequels and new additions to popular game series – such as Battlefield 1, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Civilization VI and Dishonored 2 – but there were also a number of well received originals like Firewatch, The Witness, and Overwatch.
Some of this year's highly anticipated games were disappointing as well, such as No Man's Sky and Mafia 3. A collection of other titles were plagued with launch issues: Dishonored 2 was completely unoptimized on PC, Watch Dogs 2 suffered from broken multiplayer functionality, and PES 2016 on PC looked like utter garbage.
Luckily there were still a number of great games to play this year, which brings me to the big question: what is your choice for game of the year?
My choice would be Battlefield 1, mostly because its multiplayer was surprisingly engaging and kept me hooked much longer than other recent multiplayer games. I also thoroughly enjoyed The Witcher 3's second expansion, Blood and Wine, while Civilization VI was extremely addictive and a break from what I normally play.
Let us know what your picks for GOTY are in the comments below, and I'd love to hear what you thought was the most disappointing game of 2016 as well.