This is an interesting category. It might as well be the PC list, too; the unfettered nature of the platform tends to invite more esoteric, experimental titles. In some instances, that results in oddballs that end up rolling off the table. In others, however, we all end up with a new gem to paw at, and those usually make it across to other platforms.

OlliOlli: Epic Combo Edition$29.99

This is a potent little collection. It’s a rerelease of 2014’s OlliOlli and 2015’s OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood, both of which were just stupendous games. The above trailer is perhaps a bit braggadocios, but it’s not entirely unwarranted either. It’s easy to play but it presents a deep and wonderful challenge as well.

Available on the PlayStation 4.

Virginia (Multiplatform) — $9.99

Virginia is a completely unique experience. While it was a great year for the more traditional triple-A type of games, it’s unbelievable that an adventure game starring two black women with zero dialogue and pretty much no character agency was able to stand out amongst all the explosions and demons of the $60 releases. It tells a strange, psychedelic story that somehow ends up being more grounded than anything else this year.

Available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

That Dragon, Cancer (PC) — $9.99

If not for this year’s Game Awards, it would have been easy to forget that That Dragon, Cancer even came out in 2016. Maybe it was the mid-January release or the fact that it has been hovering around the industry space for the past few years. But it’s definitely hard to forget ever playing it. It’s not fun. It’s painful, if anything, but it’s an experience transliterated that so few experience, and it’s a luxury—a god damn privilege—that it’s so.

Available for PC/OS X.

Hyper Light Drifter (Multiplatform) — $19.99

Honestly, this action-oriented slot was kind of a tossup between this and Furi. And truly, you can’t go wrong with either one. But Hyper Light Drifter simply has more meat on its bones (and doesn’t stumble as much in its latter half like Furi does). It’s punishing and rewarding in just the right doses, pushing you away as much as it pulls you back in.

Available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC/OS X/Linux.

Abzû (Multiplatform) — $19.99

I don’t know how else to describe Abzû but wholly and totally relaxing. It melts right into you, filling every corner and washing away any tension, any anxiety. You simply swim—soar, really—across the waters and meditate on what it, you, and everything in between means. It certainly doesn’t hurt having Austin Wintory’s score back you up.

Available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.