At a time when everyone is debating which games were the best released during the year previous, it’s good to have some certainty. For a brief, shining moment, the games released this week are the best games of 2016.

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And that’s great, because we generally completely forget about these by the time late December rolls around.

Tuesday, January 5

  • Amplitude — PS4 Digital
  • Hardware Rivals — PS4 Digital
  • Volume — Vita Digital (Cross Buy)
  • Rebel Galaxy — PS4 Digital

Thursday, January 7

  • Discovery — Wii U eShop

Coming Soon

Tuesday, January 12

  • Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India — PS4, Xbox One, PC Digital
  • That Dragon, Cancer — PC
  • Gone Home — PS4, Xbox One Digital
  • The Banner Saga — PS4, Xbox One Digital

Wednesday, January 13

  • Rebel Galaxy — Xbox One Digital

Friday, January 15

  • Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen — PC

Did I miss anything important? Anything you’re looking forward to on Steam or mobile? Sound off in the comments section.