What are your favorite games?
Persona 5 - I can honestly switch out 4 and 5 equally, I love them both so much.
Witcher 3 - The atmosphere, combat, and lore of this game are phenomenal. I hadn't heard of the series prior to this installment, and I must say 3 is such a damn near perfect game. I was drawn in almost immediately
Mass Effect 2 - I'd put Mass Effect 3 here because it's a damn near perfect game, apart from the ending. Now the ending to 3 doesn't ruin the rest of the game for me, but as a whole I have to give it to Mass Effect 2.
Last of Us - What an emotional rollercoaster, then again I say that about most of the games on here. I was really late to the party in playing this game, but it certainly lived up to the hype. I was so emotionally attached to Joel and Ellie, and absolutely fell in love with the game.
Nier/Nier:Automata - I remember when I played the first Nier back in 2011, that game held such a special place in my heart primarily due to the story/characters/music. When they announced automata I was completely blown away, and it absolutely blew the first game out of the water in terms of combat. The story and music are pretty much on par, sometimes even better.
That's my top 5, and with the exception of a few of them, sometimes I switch out a couple games. Here are some other games I love: Fallout 3, Jet Set Radio, Yakuza 0, Fable, Sonic Adventure 1/2, Bioshock Infinite, Animal Crossing, MGS 3, Dishonored 2.
Oh and I need to give an honorable mention to the Sly Cooper and Ratchet and Clank games.<div class='edited'>(edited by glacier)</div>
Album of the Year
Not sure if you'll count these, but the Persona 5 OST and the Nier: Automata OST which both came out this year were amazing. Utada put out a couple new singles that I enjoyed, and band called Vivid Undress put out an EP titled "Endless", which I liked a lot. I can't seem to think of much else that came out this year that I listened to.