"XCOM 2" is one of countless amazing games that was released this year.
"XCOM 2" is one of countless amazing games that was released this year.
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Vote for your game of the year!

Philipp Rüegg
Philipp Rüegg
Zurich, on 05.12.2016
Translation: Jessica Johnson-Ferguson
2016 was a fantastic year for gamers. But which game rocked your world most? “The Division”? “Final Fantasy XV”? You decide.

Is it just me or are more and better games released each year? In any case, the time I have to test them just isn’t increasing one bit. 2016 was mind-blowing for gamers. There were so many crackers that it’s quite easy to forget what came out in the first few months. Remember “The Witness”, “The Division” or “XCOM 2”? They all came out this year.

Now that this year is coming to an end and "The Last Guardian” and “Final Fantasy XV” are probably the last of the killer games (yet) to be released, it’s time to crown this year’s best games. 3DS, PC or console – anything goes except for mobile games. Use the comments field below to share your top 10! In about two weeks, we’ll evaluate all your answers and compile an official top ten of digitec users’ fav games.

«The Witness» is also in the race.

To provide you with a little inspiration and remind you of some of the games out there, here are the personal top tens of myself (editor), Raphael Knecht (Marketing Manager IT) and David Lim (Community Representative).

Philipp Rüegg Editor

To be honest, I would love to have crammed 20 games into my top ten list. It was such a hard decision to make but I think I can live with the following order.

  1. Superhot
  2. Hyper Light Drifter
  3. Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
  4. XCOM 2
  5. Tom Clancy's The Division
  6. Titanfall 2
  7. Battlefield 1
  8. Civilization VI
  9. Virginia
  10. Forza Horizon 3

Raphael Knecht Marketing Manager IT

War and sports. First you get shot in the leg, then you’re hit in the head by a baseball. Beware of Raphi.

  1. Mafia 3
  2. MLB The Show 2016
  3. Civilization VI
  4. FIFA 17
  5. Battlefield 1
  6. Tom Clancy's The Division
  7. Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
  8. Formula One 2016
  9. Watch Dogs 2
  10. Madden NFL 17

David Lim Community Representative

I sense a bit of a soft spot for colourful pocket monsters.

  1. Pokémon Sun & Moon
  2. Final Fantasy XV
  3. Pokken Tournament
  4. Uncharted 4
  5. Dark Souls 3
  6. Owlboy
  7. Overwatch
  8. Fire Emblem: Fates
  9. Dishonored 2
  10. Mirror's Edge Catalyst

And now it’s your turn:

What are your personal top ten games of 2016? 3DS, PC or console – anything goes except for mobile games. Make sure to order your favs from 1 to 10.

Our overall evaluation will follow in about two weeks as a separate post.

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Philipp Rüegg
Philipp Rüegg
Senior Editor, Zurich
Being the game and gadget geek that I am, working at digitec and Galaxus makes me feel like a kid in a candy shop – but it does take its toll on my wallet. I enjoy tinkering with my PC in Tim Taylor fashion and talking about games on my podcast . To satisfy my need for speed, I get on my full suspension mountain bike and set out to find some nice trails. My thirst for culture is quenched by deep conversations over a couple of cold ones at the mostly frustrating games of FC Winterthur.

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