The 10 Best Video Games of 2016 (So Far)

For video games, as with movies, fall is both blockbuster and awards season. Game publishers save their heavy-hitters — the biggest, most eye-popping releases — for the end of the year so that they’ll be bought up for the holidays. (Everything is marketing, right?) Anyway, because it’s all too easy for the stars of the early months to be easily forgotten in that end-of-year rush, we’re giving them their moment. So, here they are: the 10 best games of 2016 so far. And it’s truly a diverse bunch.