Top 10 Games We’re Most Excited About For 2016 (And You Should Be Too)

Gaming, Science & Tech

2015 was a fairly good year for games. We got Halo 5, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, Fallout 4, Just Cause 3, The Witcher 3, Rise of the Tomb Raider… The list could go on. But now those games are in the past and boring. We’re looking ahead to see what’s coming this year and what’s going to result in thousands of people calling out of work and websites seeing hits in traffic.

2016 is lining up to be a fantastic year for games. We could easily fill up pages with 50+ games we’re excited about. But after much arguing, tantrum throwing, full water bottle throwing, and cursing we narrowed it down to just 10. So here you have it:

The Top 10 Games to Look Forward to in 2016

#10: Doom


Expected Release Date: 2016

Why You Should Be Excited:
It’s being produced by Bethesda, yes the incredible guys that brought you the Fallout series. It also doesn’t seem to be getting lost in a complicated story. You point, shoot, and blow stuff up.

Why You Should Be Skeptical:
While the straightforward look and shoot gameplay could be awesome, it also could be extremely repetitive. It’s also been delayed since 2013, so we could end up seeing a title the developers just wanted to finally push out to the masses

Regardless, this trailer looks awesome.

#9: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End


Expected Release Date: April 26th, 2016

Why You Should Be Excited:
I mean come on, it’s Uncharted. This is the final run in the series of platforming, and Nate’s world gets turned upside with his brother?! The story has huge potential, and if they just build on top of the amazing gameplay what they did with Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, we’re in for a wild ride.

Why You Should Be Skeptical:
It’s been delayed 2 times by more than a year from it’s original release date of March 2015 to April of 2016. Naughty Dog may have bit off more than they can chew. If it’s a copy and paste from the original 3, it probably will end up as more of the same.

The trailer gave me chills though.

#8: Dishonored 2


Expected Release Date: Spring of 2016

Why You Should Be Excited:
Bethesda. Need I say more? Ok I will. Not only was the original game by Arcane Studio’s a sleeper hit, it’s now pushed the “damsel in distress” from the original title, to the story’s antagonist. The game has gorgeous graphics. Some incredible abilities and infinite combos with those abilities, it’s set up to be fun.

Why You Should Be Skeptical:
This could be a case of the old “looks great in the trailer, doesn’t look so good on console disease.” It’s also seemingly geared for fans of the original, and not necessarily new fans. We hope the story will do a good job setting up the universe and the amazing story behind it all, but there’s always a chance it couldn’t.

It’s been stated by Arcane, that everything done in this trailer, can actually be done in the playthrough of this level. We’ll let that sink in.

#7: Mass Effect: Andromeda


Expected Release Date: December 2016

Why You Should Be Excited:
A brand new antagonist to follow and a brand new story. Mass Effect has always been RPG and Decision based gameplay at it’s finest. (With a slight exception to the ending of the 3rd one)

Why You Should Be Skeptical:
The story aspect is bringing much concern. We hope that the developers of the game don’t try to hard after the fan uproar about the ending of Mass Effect 3. Not to mention, it could be the same game we’ve played for 100+ hours already.

This trailer though…

#6: Star Fox Zero


Expected Release Date: April 21st, 2016

Why You Should Be Excited:
It’s Starfox. A classic nintendo character who’s probably had the least amount of game releases, yet remain such a staple of the Nintendo franchise. With classic throwback gameplay to Starfox 64 3D, this is going to be one fun retro style game.

Why You Should Be Skeptical:
While yes it’s great to play classic gameplay retro fit for today’s consoles, it’s also a little nerve racking. We’re hoping Nintendo can really keep it fresh and interesting to attract new fans and bring back old fans.

#5: Horizon Zero Dawn


Expected Release Date: April 26th, 2016

Why You Should Be Excited:
These guys have to win the originality award of the year. A post apocolyptic world, with dinosaur robots. Incredible looking gameplay and mechanics, as well as gorgeous graphics? It’s also been stated as RPG elements to cross between Assassin’s Creed and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. You can’t miss this.

Why You Should Be Skeptical:
The developer, Guerilla Games don’t have the greatest track record. Yes they brought us Killzone 2, but they also brought us Killzone 3 and Shadowfall. If the controls mimic that of Killzone 1, it may be an interesting feat to take down a giant robo T-rex.

Want to see a red headed girl take down a robot dinosaur 10x her size, with a bow? Watch.

#4: Tom Clancy’s: The Division


Expected Release Date: March 8th, 2016

Why You Should Be Excited:
The premise is great. A virus sweeps through the U.S. and leaves Manhattan in shambles. You and friends, have to help rebuild it in this mid crisis, MMORPG. This seems like a cross between Destiny, Rainbow Six, and World of Warcraft, in a ‘to-scale’ Manhattan? The hype is real folks.

Why You Should Be Skeptical:
The game was delayed and we’ve already seen graphics deteriorate between the original 2013 E3 Gameplay footage, and the current beta version gameplay footage. Also, it doesn’t make sense why normal people have more HP than other people when it comes to guns. But who’s really asking, am I right?

Nonetheless, the trailer and gameplay footage look amazing.

#3: The Last Guardian


Expected Release Date: 2016

Why You Should Be Excited:
It’s being developed by genDESIGN who also brought us Shadow of the Colossus and Ico. Games with similar vibes and incredible stories and gameplay. Little is known about the overall story, but this type of game seems to be their speciality. The game, while not maintaining the crazy amount of polygon graphics some games do, it still looks gorgeous.

Why You Should Be Skeptical:
The game was originally announced in 2009 and then was cancelled. That was 7 years ago. Not many details are known about it’s gameplay style, and could end up just being a release that falls to the wind.

#2: No Man’s Sky


Expected Release Date: June 2016

Why You Should Be Excited:
18 Quintillion planets. That’s right. Quintillion. A billion billion. Everything is generated through mathematical algorithms. The developers even had to write little “probes” into the software, in order to explore and find problems they couldn’t. This game is going to be massive with infinite possibilities of finding new things.

Why You Should Be Skeptical:
We don’t fully know what the entirety of the gameplay will revolve around. This is new territory for games. Is this just an exploratory game? Is there action? Is there a giant point other than adding to a data base of known planets? So many questions. It has the potential to be really really boring, or really really awesome.

Yes we’re excited and of course, here’s the trailer so you can jump on the hype bandwagon with us.

#1: The Legend Of Zelda: Wii U


Expected Release Date: 2016

Why You Should Be Excited:
I’ve frequently regarded The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time as the greatest game of all time. Never have I once been disappointed by a Zelda game.

Why You Should Be Skeptical:
You shouldn’t be. It’s Zelda. Ok ok. It was delayed twice. But it is Zelda

There you have it folks. Our list of the most anticipated games of 2016. Can’t wait to hit you with reviews as soon as we can.

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