There was a whole lot of PlayStation 4 games to go around in 2016, and the breadth and scope of the PlayStation portfolio this year is arguably the best yet. This also made our choice of winner from an excellent list of nominees more difficult than usual. Each nominee below represents the apex of their respective game genre. For instance, Final Fantasy XV marks the glorious return of the beloved RPG franchise and Naughty Dog showed why they are still one of the best story-tellers with Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.
Uncharted 4’s thematic strength is supported by technical marvels accrued through Naughty Dog’s time with the series. Facial animations are stirringly human, maps are open and gorgeous, yet level design always points you towards your goal. The entire journey is a lesson in greatness. An impeccable farewell to an iconic adventure series, Uncharted 4’s brilliant direction and unmitigated reflection will be remembered for years to come, and is bravely worthy of being the Best PlayStation 4 Game of 2016.