Best Adventure 2019: Outer Wilds

Our Best Adventure of 2019 takes us on a mysterious tour through the solar system, 22 minutes at a time. We’ll be updating our GOTY 2019 hub with new awards and personal picks throughout December.

Rachel: I’ve put my space ship through thick and thin in the Outer Wilds. Crashing into planets, plummeting into black holes, botching up my landings, and spinning wildly through the endless solar system is all part of the exploration. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve busted up my spacecraft, and with Outer Wilds’ time limit, sometimes there’s just no time for a pinpoint perfect landing, you’ve just got to crash and dash.