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Polygon Recommends is our way of endorsing our favorite games. When we award a game the Polygon Recommends badge, it’s because we believe the title is uniquely thought-provoking, entertaining, inventive or fun — and worth fitting into your schedule. If you want to see the very best of the best for your platform(s) of choice, check out Polygon Essentials.

Gris is about the fear we live with, and finding voice to defeat it

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate review

The best PC games

Hitman 2 gives one of 2016’s best games a second shot at success

Tetris Effect is euphoric, and the best Tetris game since the original

Red Dead Redemption 2 review

Return of the Obra Dinn is a superb murder mystery game

PlayStation VR has a killer app, but it’s getting buried by 2018’s biggest games

The best Xbox One games

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey review

Destiny 2: Forsaken is the Destiny I’ve waited four years to play

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is a fun, dark and puzzling critique of the franchise

Marvel’s Spider-Man is best when it lets you loose in New York

NBA Live 19 saves EA’s troubled series with a fantastic playground

Two Point Hospital is funny, smart and surprisingly deep

A list of retroactive recipients of Polygon Recommends