50 Best Games of 2016

From 'Overwatch' and 'Stardew Valley' to 'Mario' and 'Pokémon', the best of a truly excellent year for games

Dragon Quest Builders
'Dragon Quest Builders' Square Enix19/50

19. Dragon Quest Builders

Popular as Minecraft is, there are plenty of players left cold by its lack of direction. Dragon Quest Builders gave us direction in spades. It took crafting games and merged them with a fantasy RPG – one of the classics – turning the world of Dragon Quest to rubble so we could rebuild it block by block. Fantasy villages surrounded by wilderness are always under threat, but when you're the one who built it suddenly that's personal. Every skeleton attack felt like an affront worth avenging, and every character we built for became a friend.

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