50 Best Games of 2016

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

The Banner Saga 2
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'The Banner Saga 2' Stoic Studio27/50

27. The Banner Saga 2

A story of grief in a dying world, The Banner Saga 2 was about two bands of survivors marching through snow while supplies dwindled. They faced enemies in turn-based combat improved from the original, which was sometimes more of a drudge than even a game about walking through snow for months should have been. There were also hard decisions to make – a common enough feature in RPGs, but The Banner Saga 2 is the exemplar for the kind of quandaries where you weigh the consequences and make an impossible choice, then face the results with heart in mouth.

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