At this stage we know 2023 was a landmark, historic year for video games. You can't go a single day without another five recommended titles arriving on the immediate horizon, or a retrospective pointing out a hidden gem or three you missed from a prior month.
With that in mind, it's less about trying to play every last worthwhile title (because that's nigh-impossible at this point), and more about zeroing in on - and celebrating - the specific moments in these games that were raise-the-roof INCREDIBLE.
Whether unique, experimental level design, a well executed character moment, boss fight, line of dialogue or anything else, with the year we've had, it's worth taking a step back and indulging in pure admiration.
Because when the buffet is this vast; this outright recommendable, sometimes you just need to know where to look.