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Why Hades is Polygon’s game of the year

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Animal Crossing kept up with all the twists and turns of 2020

Only one company could make Microsoft Flight Simulator

Final Fantasy 7 Remake avoided the remake trap

Kentucky Route Zero is the game about 2020 — despite its decade in development

Spider-Man: Miles Morales is the future of the Marvel universe

Half-Life: Alyx makes reloading a gun a devastating adventure

Crusader Kings 3 is the rare strategy game everybody should play

Blaseball showcases the power of a healthy fandom

Among Us saved the world from Zoom fatigue

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The 50 best games of 2020

From big to small, we rank them all

The 2019 Sports Video Game of the Year

Wreckfest’s beautiful disaster was the most fun I had all year

The 50 best games of 2019

GOTY 2019 #1: Outer Wilds

GOTY 2019 #2: Control

GOTY 2019 #3: Devotion

GOTY 2019 #4: Baba Is You

GOTY 2019 #5: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice


I made a formula to scientifically calculate the game of the year

The best PC games of 2018

The best PlayStation 4 games of 2018

The best Xbox One games of 2018

The best Nintendo Switch games of 2018

Sports video games finally have their Year of the Woman

The Sports Video Game of the Year 2018

Mimir holds the key to God of War’s mythology-hopping deities

Keeping up with all my old games made playing new games hard in 2018


The best games of 2018 in 7 words (or less)

GOTY 2018: #1 God of War

The 50 best games of 2018

Florence finds emotional power in how we use touchscreens