As it has been for many centuries, Thanksgiving is a time for reflection and grace, being thankful for what you have and appreciating everything you hold dear. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we at VG Newswire thought now would be the perfect time to reflect and pay tribute to the games we’re completely grateful to have played in our years of gaming. So without further ado, here they are.

Peter → The games industry is filled with a variety of games to play, some of them extremely fun and addicting, while others happen to be complete and utter garbage. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, on the other hand, is my favorite game of all time and I’m completely grateful for it’s existence.

Unlike most of the open-world games that I’ve played in my day, Skyrim allowed me to roam freely, pick a fight with essentially anything in sight (animal, man, or fantasy creature), and, among other things, customize my playable character. What more could you ask for in a game, right?

The soundtrack also gives plenty of life to the atmosphere, and makes the journey throughout Skyrim seem like an adventure you’ll never want to end. Skyrim is a game that will forever go down in my personal history book as a true favorite, and my over-130 hours spent playing the game on Xbox 360 does nothing but illuminate my interest, passion, and love for the Bethesda created game that everyone should play.

David → It’s good to get away from intense multiplayer games now and again, and there’s few better options than Everybody’s Golf on PlayStation 4. A great pick up and play choice, you can knock out a 9 hole round in 15 minutes. Or you can eat up an entire night chasing your own records.

There’s tons of cosmetic items to unlock if you need that carrot on a stick to keep playing, and every day you can challenge the world with your best score if you’re wanting to move away from the relaxed play.

Patrick → If someone had told me in February that the PS4 (at the time) exclusive Nioh would be coming to PC, I wouldn’t have believed you. Yes, I signed petitions and pleaded on message boards to get Koei Tecmo and Team Ninja’s action RPG on Steam but I didn’t think it would be coming out this November.

Thankfully, Sony only had a timed exclusive deal for Nioh and now PC players can enjoy taking on the role of William Adams as he takes on demonic entities in a Souls-like game that is forgiving enough to pick up but challenging enough to make the experience worthwhile. Here’s hoping for more former console exclusives coming to PC.

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