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Just three picks left? Dang, as I've got several more titles here that have been firm friends across the past 12 months. Watch Dogs 2, for example: a rare case of a triple-A game actually surprising the majority of its players by being just so, so much better than expected. ( Final Fantasy XV, too.) I really enjoyed the aggression-rewarding momentum of Quantum Break: if you were approaching it as a Gears of War-like cover shooter, you were playing it wrong. And, if we're sticking to the big-money blockbusters for a second, you can't overlook just how amazingly presented Uncharted 4 was. It mightn't have done a lot new under the hood, but what a looker. Shout out to Ratchet & Clank, too, for brilliantly manifesting my memories of that series in its PS2 days, rendered anew in almost-Pixar-like gorgeousness.