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20 Best Games of 2016 You Should Definitely Play
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2015 has indeed been a happening year, with games like Fallout 4, Black Ops 3, Star Wars Battlefront, Halo 5 Guardians, The Witcher 3 and many more taking center stage when it comes to game releases.
However, the year was also marred by delays which pushed some really hyped titles to 2016 where they have been joined by numerous other must haves. Now that we are almost done with this year, let’s see what the most anticipated game releases of 2016 are going to be.
Note: We are not ranking these since all of the 20 games below are worth buying.
Horizon Zero Dawn
Guerrilla Games’ action RPG took everyone by surprise not only because of the interesting concept that they showed off at this year’s E3 but also because it promises to give you a vast world with never seen before experiences.
You go up against futuristic mechanized creatures with the most dangerous ones looking like a mix between dinosaurs and robots.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
This one was supposed to come out this year but as fate would have it, you guys will step in the feet of Nathan Drake for one last time next year in March. Which also makes it one of the most anticipated games for the coming year.
Treasure hunting, thievery, exploration and a really hyped up narrative are just a few of the thing why you should buy it.
Mass Effect Andromeda
The trilogy is done, but that doesn’t mean fans of the series don’t want another go at it. In fact, Bioware is counting on it. Andromeda has made people wait for a while but hopefully it won’t go past next new years.
The deep space adventures coupled with the power of latest generation of consoles deserve nothing less than a crazy warm welcome.
Deus Ex mankind Divided
Thanks to the massive respect gained by Human Revolution, this one is expected to be even more in demand. From the looks of what Eidos Montreal have shared so far, we can trust that the game will do justice to all the four elements that make Deus Ex games great i.e. story, roleplay, action and stealth.
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst
EA DICE has done a good job of shaping up Mirror’s Edge Catalyst as the perfect representation of a good franchise being adapted to the newer technology that the developers have at hand thanks to the Xbox One and PS4.
Faith continues on her quest for freedom in a beautiful but enslaved world.
Tom Clancy’s The Division
The Division has kept us waiting for almost three years now, which was coupled with the delays that were met with utter dislike.
However, the expanse of the game and the intricate details shown off in terms of the gameplay have managed to retain hype for the game. When it comes out in March, The Division is definitely going to break shelves.
Street Fighter 5
Becoming exclusive to PS4 among consoles might or might not have been a wise decision here, but Street Fighter V is the fighting game and no matter which platform it releases to, it is definitely going to sell by heaps. The game comes out for PS4 and PC in February next year.
When you have had it all, and played all the different types of experiences that third person shooters have to offer, what more could you do? Introduce a time-manipulations and screw with the minds of everyone watching of course! Sam Lake has taken up a very ambitious project and we are willing to give it all the time it needs to be released in the perfect form.
The Xbox One exclusive Crackdown 3 was not something that people stood up at night to talk about, but when the developers showed off the sassy destructive environments, we knew that they had made a point.
It has all the sandbox elements that the series is popular for, but takes it a notch up thanks to the power of Xbox One.
Dark Souls 3
In any given year and in any given list of best games for that year, if there is a Souls game being developed by FromSoftware, it is bound to make it among the top few.
We fear that treading very close to Dark Souls 2 might make it look too similar, but let’s leave it the game to instill fear in the fans instead of such a bad thought.
Eleven years! That is how long it has been since the last installment in the series came out. And when Bethesda finally unveiled this monster at E3, it was nothing short of a chilly, awe-inspiring spectacle for those who have played the older games.
This list wouldn’t have been complete with out DOOM because “badass demons, big effing guns, and moving really fast!”
While Dishonored 2 was announced alongside a number of titles we have mentioned above, Arkane Studios have kept the noose tight on details.
However, the fact that it is a direct sequel of the massively popular 2012 stealth action adventure title featuring Emily Kaldwin or Corvo Attano was enough to put it on top of countless other games in terms of anticipation.
Final Fantasy 15
2016 might finally be the miraculous year when Square Enix manages to complete the development of Final fantasy XV and give it to us before the next new year.
The game has been in development since 2006, so the urgency with which people want it to release is understandable since many of the fans grew up listening to news that the game is being developed. It will be one of the biggest Final Fantasy releases ever.
Gears of War 4
Since Microsoft had purchased the rights to the franchise about two years ago from Epic Games, it makes sense that they want Gears 4 to be a console seller.
The developers are promising that the game is going to reintroduce thee iconic horror-esque image of the franchise complete with the darker vibe that we used to love.
Hideki Kamiya might be outspoken about a number of things but his game development prowess cannot be denied – Scalebound, with its Dragon companion, free brawling, fast paced action which includes combating and climbing gigantic beasts, is definitely going to be his next hit.
If you don’t believe me look at Resident Evil 2, Devil May Cry and Bayonetta. However, do hope that Platinum pulls off what they are boasting in the demos.
No Man’s Sky
Let’s get this in perspective, 18 quintillion means 18000000000000000000; that is how many planets No Man’s Sky has and not even the developers know what is brewing in each one of them. In terms of videogame development, this game could be used as a phrase that defines the word ambitious.
Let’s hope the PS4 exclusive can pull it off, just like we are hoping for the Xbox One exclusive Scalebound.
The Last Guardian
Another game that proudly sits alongside Final Fantasy XV for making the fans wait for so long that teenagers turned into adults is The Last Guardian. However, the emotional element portrayed in the bond between the boy and Trico, and the innovative gameplay that comes with it is definitely going to breathe new life to action adventure and puzzle genres.
Although there are some conceptual similarities between this and Horizon, ReCore differentiates itself by means of emotional elements insofar as the robotic pet is concerned.
One interesting aspect that the developers have revealed is that you will be able to take on the abilities of other creatures using the pet dog somehow.
Hangar 13’s upcoming open world third-person action-adventure is going to feed off of the popularity of its predecessors, but from what the developers have shown us so far, Mafia 3 has juice of its own. Also, the way they have presented New Orleans and the gang wars in the 1960’s is amazing.
God of War 4
This is the only game we have added to the list which has not been officially announced, but ever since Ascension came out God of War 4 has been in the talks; everyone knows that it is going to come out and now we are almost sure it will be out next year.
In fact, our very own Sikandar Mahmood suggests it might be revealed at the coming PlayStation Experience!
Don’t get mad if we didn’t include the games you like more than these, instead leave a comment below!