WGTC’s Top 10 Video Games Of 2016 [HD] Overwatch, DOOM, Final Fantasy XV, Battlefield 1

WGTC’s Top 10 Video Games Of 2016 [HD] Overwatch, DOOM, Final Fantasy XV, Battlefield 1

2016 has been a stellar year for video games,
with some truly spectacular titles hitting both consoles and PC. It was a year that saw the explosion of virtual
reality, a war between some of the biggest franchises around and an unbelievably strong
showing from the indie scene. Without a doubt, 2016 was a great year to
be a gamer, and here are the 10 titles that impressed us the most. Perhaps due to backlash against Call of Duty:
Infinite Warfare, Battlefield 1 quickly became one of the year’s most-anticipated games. And thankfully, it lived up to the hype, becoming
a smash hit among players on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One alike. Its refreshing take on a single player campaign
and the refined and robust multiplayer mode cemented it as one of the strongest offerings
from the franchise yet and one of the very best gaming experiences of 2016. Talk about an amazing follow-up to what was
an excellent debut. After the platforming innovations of Braid,
Jonathan Blow’s sophomore effort came as even more of a delightful surprise. The combination of island exploration and
puzzle solving enchanted critics early this year, earning it perfect scores from a number
of gaming publications — including our own. After 10 years in development, Final Fantasy
XV had a lot to live up to. While not the strongest outing for the series,
it was still definitely worth the wait. Shaking up the usual turn-based formula in
favor of a Western-style open world and fast-paced action RPG battle system, this bold experiment
was rewarded by becoming the fastest-selling game in the franchise to date. You might say Dark Souls III offers more of
the same as previous entries in the series, and you’d be right — but in a series as
good as this, that’s more than enough to recommend it. After some people felt that Dark Souls II
strayed from the original games’ success in a few ways, many were happy to see the franchise
back on track with this third entry – or fourth, if you count Demon’s Souls. If you’re looking for something newfangled
with a lot of old-school sensibilities, you can’t do much better than this. It’s always great to see smaller indie games
going head-to-head with the big dogs on Game of the Year lists, and Firewatch is definitely
deserving of its spot here. Telling the compelling tale of a fire lookout
and his supervisor, this stunningly gorgeous game generated a ton of pre-release buzz — and
fared just as impressively once players got their hands on it. We already knew Titanfall 2 was going to have
excellent multiplayer going in — after all, that’s what the original game was known for
— but it was an unexpected surprise to find the sequel’s single-player campaign to be
among the most fun and exciting in the genre. The game hasn’t sold as well as expected,
but if you haven’t taken a shot at its fast-paced and fluid FPS action yet, be sure to jump
in when you get a chance. With diversity and accessibility becoming
ever-greater concerns in the gaming industry, it’s unbelievably refreshing to see a company
as big as Blizzard tackling both issues in a first-person multiplayer shooter that’s
as addictive and fun as just about any in recent memory. Blizzard’s latest has dared to do things differently
in a medium that sees AAA developers and publishers playing it safe all too often – and the risk
certainly paid off. Say what you will about its other aspects,
but there’s not a more gorgeous game or better technical achievement this year than
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. Nathan Drake’s final adventure takes him to
just as many exotic places as his previous three, but this time the scenery is that much
more striking to behold — and makes fleeing for your death that much harder to do when
everything around you is so damn pretty. The fact that Bethesda held back review codes
of DOOM until the last minute made some people very nervous, and yet here we are, with the
2016 revival of this legendary franchise sitting at the penultimate spot on our list. Taking the inherent silliness of the demon-splattering
gameplay and going way over-the-top with it, DOOM is hilariously visceral entertainment
and some of the most fun you’ll have while gaming this year. In a year chock-full of AAA releases, we’re
thrilled to see an indie game top our Game of the Year list. INSIDE obliterates stereotypes about independent
game development, offering one of the most polished and perfected projects ever to come
from any game studio big or small. Sure, it may be a short experience, clocking
in at three or four hours, but there isn’t one moment of boredom or filler during this
entire creepy journey – which makes it an incredibly memorable outing. Tell us, which video games left you floored
this year? Take to the comments section to share your
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5 thoughts on “WGTC’s Top 10 Video Games Of 2016 [HD] Overwatch, DOOM, Final Fantasy XV, Battlefield 1

  1. I didn't get to game much in 2016, but I am looking forward to Resident Evil 7. I will say that Overwatch took the cosplay scene by storm in very short order.

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