Returns of Lara Croft, Super Mario, Zelda -- and Darren Franich's pick at No. 1
In a fictional communist country located somewhere between Soviet Russia and Kafka's brain, you play an immigration officer struggling with a mountain of paperwork. Creator Lucas Pope's ''dystopian document thriller'' is a throwback puzzler with big ideas about humanity and the information age. More impressive: It's a game about boredom that's actually fun.