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.

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.