2016 is proving to be a golden year for the gaming industry. A slew of much-awaited sequels, innovative new franchises and cutting-edge game play advancements are making the year’s upcoming releases that much harder to wait for. So, across all different platforms including the PlayStation, Xbox and PC, we thought we’d tease you with a little peek of what awaits us.
Here are 2016’s most anticipated games.
1. Dark Souls 3 (April, 2016)
The third edition of one of the most successful RPGs in recent time is set for a release this year. Dark Souls 3 is set to be released on PS4, Xbox One and PC, and is without doubt one of the games, gamers are looking forward to the most. A particularly clever style of gameplay and the fight for survival makes it one of the coolest strategy games to be released this year.
2. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (May, 2016)
The fourth and final addition to the Uncharted series is set to be released only on the PS4 this April, and it is fucking kick ass. The third-person action adventure game is set with protagonist Nathan “Nate” Drake, now retired as a fortune hunter, who has to return to his foregone ways to help out his brother.
3. Doom (May, 2016)
You probably remember growing up on this first person shooter that pretty much created the wave of FPS games that are so successful today. Overwhelming numbers, mass attacks, gore and horrific enemies will take you back to your childhood with the latest reboot of Doom set to release on the PS4, PC and Xbox.
4. No Man’s Sky (June, 2016)
Perhaps one of the more innovative games on this list, No Man’s Sky is developed by indie studio Hello Games, and features probably the most expansive universe in open-world gameplay you have witnessed yet. Yes, we are talking about a universe the size of, well, our Universe. Let that sink in for a bit.
5. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (August, 2016)
The cyberpunk-themed action RPG series of Deus Ex is any die-hard gamer’s best pick for an action game. Set in a dystopic future, you get to play Adam Jensen again, who now shows up with new technology and body augmentations. Mankind Divided will release on the PS4, Xbox One and PC.
6. Dishonored 2 (Release TBA)
The long-awaited sequel to the fantasy stealth RPG, Dishonored, will give you the option of playing Empress Emily Kaldwin – something fans had been begging for after the predecessor’s release. There are certain interesting advancements in the gameplay and overall entry options to each mission. You could really play this games a 100 times over. The game releases on all three platforms.
7. Final Fantasy XV (Rlease TBA)
I know. It seems almost never ending, doesn’t it. Well, do you really even want the Final Fantasy series to come to a close after 14 epic instalments to it. The fifteenth one is going to be a kicker, and features an open-world environment, and action-based battle system incorporating the ability to switch weapons and other elements like vehicle travel and camping. The game releases on the PS4 and Xbox One.
8. Quantum Break (April, 2016)
Third-person action game Quantum Break is set to release on PC and Xbox One, featuring a world where time manipulation is possible. Quantum Break is also going to feature a interesting blend and tie-in bits of the game with the TV series and digital show. This is really cool.
9. The Last Guardian (Release TBA)
Set in an amazing Aztec-like universe, The Last Guardian or Hitokui no Ōwashi Trico is an upcoming third-person puzzle-based adventure game which will be released on the PS4. Critics and audiences are taken back by the game’s breathy environment and simple gameplay. The game will feature players controlling a young boy who befriends a giant bird, dog and cat hybrid creature, Trico, in a plot to escape capture by guards. This game looks really cool.
10. Mafia III (Release TBA)
You remember playing the Mafia series for all its Godfather fantasy rewards that we so wanted live, at least virtually. Set in 1968 New Orleans, the third instalment to the third-person open world series features you playing a Vietnam war veteran out looking for revenge. The game will be released on Xbox One, PS4, PC and Mac.
11. Gears Of War 4 (Release TBA)
Long has there been a wait for this addition to Gears Of War series, and with this fourth main instalment is set 25 years into the future after the Gears Of War 3 universe. The third-person shooter will feature two new protagonists this time with the developers vouching for interesting additions to the gameplay. GOW 4 will release only on the Xbox One. Unreal!
12. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands (Release TBA)
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon series has been the focal point of some really amazing third-person shooters. This time around the game is going to ditch the futuristic setting and head to the grimier war against the Cartel drug lords. This is also going to be the first game in the series to feature an open world, and releases on PC, Xbox One and PS4. Man, this is going to be so badass.
13. Homefront: The Revolution (Release TBA)
Imagine this: In a dystopic fantasy future, the Korean People’s Army have invaded and enslaved America. And your job as part of the sparse and fragmented revolution is to wage guerilla war against the oppressors. Homefront: The Revolution is a first-person shooter and is set to be released on PC, Xbox One and PS4. Let’s stray away from Call Of Duty for a while please.
14. Dead Island 2 (Release TBA)
Zombie violence and genocide is never going to go out of fashion. Sure, some of us like action, some like strategy, but then a lot of us like messing the fuck out of a horde of zombies. Dead Island 2 has successfully developed a no-nonsense zombie killing spree for all you psychopathic maniacs, and it releases on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
15. For Honor (Release TBA)
Imagine a game based on war epics, on the battlefield, in a third-person RPG, with complete control over the combat action (developers call it “The art of war”), and lets you pan across three military civilizations – the knights, the Samurai and the Vikings; that’s a bit about the hack and slash action game For Honor. The game will release on PS4, Xbox One and PC. See, we saved the best for last.