|#1: Fire Emblem: Three Houses|
|Released in July this year for the Switch by Intelligent Systems, new on the list this year.|
Three Houses is a marvellous achievement that feels like the climax of the series' revival that started with Awakening. It has a fantastically told story with numerous branching paths (what Fates attempted mediocrely, 3H does incredibly well) that makes you want numerous playthroughs and makes everything you do in game feel like it carries weight.
Three Houses' biggest strength comes from it's characters. A huge, diverse bunch who are all incredibly well characterised and developed, and who you come to care about deeply throughout the story. After my first playthrough, I made sure to recruit everybody possible on other playthroughs because I didn't want to have to kill them.
The game's music is another incredible strong point, there are nothing but fantastic tracks in the game, including my personal favourite battle themes of all time, particularly Chasing Daybreak.
I could go on for pages, but I'll leave it here. 3H is an incredible masterpiece, and my equal top game of all time.