50 Best Games of 2016

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

'Hitman' IO Interactive26/50

26. Hitman

The Hitman games have been hit and miss, if you'll pardon the expression, and the announcement that this year's entry would be episodic had everyone quite worried. Turns out that slicing Hitman up into discrete levels suited it perfectly. The weeks between episodes gave us time to experience a sense of growing mastery over each level, and the time-limited Elusive Targets tested that to its limits. Knowing where to find the perfect disguise and how to navigate to an escape route became tools as important as a silenced pistol or fiberwire.

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