The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Release date: March 3, 2017
Breath Of The Wild is the biggest and most open Zelda game ever made, and it just so happens to be a 1,000-page essay on how to reupholster the open world genre. Its characters, locales, music, and Studio Ghibli-esque art style are worth playing it alone, but its ability to take the mundane -- such as cooking, crafting, climbing, and helping villagers in side quests -- and make it feel new again is deeply gratifying. A lot of its charm comes from your own exploration, fighting tough Lynels, riding bears, befriending dogs, taking selfies, and crafting a Home Shopping Network's worth of elixirs only to discover hundreds of other little things that make BOTW a remarkable dreamscape.