50 Best Games of 2016

Pokémon Go
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From 'Overwatch' and 'Stardew Valley' to 'Mario' and 'Pokémon', the best of a truly excellent year for games

From 'Overwatch' and 'Stardew Valley' to 'Mario' and 'Pokémon', the best of a truly excellent year for games

10. Pokémon Go

If you missed the actual stampedes through the streets, the numerous counts of trespassing and even the spate of alleged Pokémon Go related muggings that took place back in July, allow us to introduce the biggest thing to happen to mobile phones since sexting. The free-to-play, augmented reality game that allowed you to catch Pokémon in the real world sent everyone mad and reinvented to pocket monster series for a whole new generation. The combination of a tried and tested real world location mechanic (developer Niantic had tested the concept out with its other mobile game Ingress) and a mega series made it a global addiction that will be around for years to come.

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