William Kirk at GameCloud writes: "It’s finally happening. And by “it,” I mean the golden era of game releases that usually hits around half-way through a console generation (if we can still call it that?). Basically, I’m talking about the games that exist outside of that initial obsession to prove the value and power of each system, and to instead focus on fresh and innovative experiences. Typically, most of the excitement is left until the later months of the year, but 2016 has been an exception to history with so many excellent games having been released already. E3 is not far off either, so before we move forward, we thought we’d take a moment to look back on the year so far and highlight the games that stood out to us personally."