50 Best Games of 2016

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

'FIFA 17' EA Sports25/50

25. FIFA 17

A new FIFA often means minor changes and cosmetic alterations. FIFA 17 wasn't one of those updates. It brought a new engine and a "Physical Play Overhaul" to make collisions weightier, as well as adding story mode The Journey – a narrative element so well written is was shorlisted for a British Writer's Guild Award. Turning FIFA into something akin to Mass Effect with cutscenes and a wheel of dialogue choices, The Journey let us control a rookie as he became a star player (even when we screwed up on the pitch). It was like directing a sports movie, giving single-player matches enough of a backstory that they seemed to matter as much as the rivalries developed in multiplayer.

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