It generally takes a little while for developers to get comfortable with a new console system, so as the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 approach their third birthdays, gamers are starting to get a sense of their true potential.
2016 hasn't offered quite the embarrassment of riches that last year did in terms of quality software, but there are plenty of top-tier titles to keep players happy. And in many cases, those games are made so well that they'll hold a player's attention much longer than titles from a few years ago.
If you're not a gamer, though, separating the good from the bad can be tricky as you do your holiday gift shopping. Here are some can't-miss suggestions.
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