The Talos Principle, Croteam's philosophical puzzler about artificial intelligence, the existence of God, and moving laser beams around in space to open force fields, was one of my top three games of last year. OK, it was exactly No. 3, if you must know, followed in ascending order by South Park: The Stick of Truth and The Last of Us: Left Behind, the short prequel to The Last of Us. I called it "one of the most literate and thoughtful games I've encountered" in a review in The New York Times.