50 Best Games of 2016

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

Forza Horizon 3
'Forza Horizon 3' Playground Games7/50

7. Forza Horizon 3

It's not too much of a stretch to say that Forza Horizon 3 is perhaps one of the best racing games ever made. Playground Games' more playful open-world spin-off series has long been a tonic for automotive fans that find the dour seriousness of the Forza Motorsport titles a little dull, and with this third iteration they've finally perfected the formula. Whether you like hurtling through the brush in an offroader or screaming down highways in a supercar, Horizon's vast Australian environment offers every fast-car thrill imaginable, while constantly offering new incentives to keep you exploring and racing. Built around the conceit of a huge racing festival with the attitude of a supercharged X-Games, it peppers the competition with stunning set pieces that have you competing in insane challenges worthy of Clarkson-era Top Gear in its heyday.

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