Welcome to the end-of-the-year round up! As gamers, we have a lot of options to choose from when it comes to video games. So many great games come out every year that it’s hard to pinpoint the best ones. But don’t worry, we’re here to help you narrow down your choices. After surveying thousands of gamers on Reddit and Quora, we’ve come up with a list of the most popular video games released in 2016! Here they are:
Overwatch is a first-person shooter video game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. It was released worldwide on May 24, 2016 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Overwatch assigns players into two teams of six, with each player selecting from a roster of over 20 characters, known as “heroes”, each with a unique style of play whose roles are divided into four general categories: Offense heroes deal damage to attack or harass the enemy; Defense heroes protect their allies by absorbing damage or protecting them from being attacked; Tank heroes have a large amount of health and can absorb large amounts of damage; Support heroes provide buffs for their allies or debuffs for their foes.
Overwatch features several competitive multiplayer modes: Quick Play matches players against one another regardless of their skill level; Play vs A.I., where players compete against computer-controlled opponents; Arcade mode provides flexible rulesets so that players can enjoy modified versions of existing maps and modes; Custom Games allow players to create their own matches using custom settings including options such as hero restrictions and time limits; Training mode allows players to practice mechanics without affecting rankings or earning experience points (XP).
2. Pokemon Go
- Pokemon Go
If you’re a fan of the popular role-playing game series, you’ll have a good time with this app. It’s easy to use and has fun features like catching Pokemon in real life using your phone’s camera. You can also meet other players and battle them using your own Pokemon team. This game is available for Android and iOS devices, so it’s pretty much guaranteed that you’ll find some friends to play with wherever you go!
3. Dark Souls III
Dark Souls III is a third-person action role-playing game developed by FromSoftware and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. It was released in April 2016 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows. Dark Souls III is the eighth entry in the Souls series of video games and a sequel to 2011’s Dark Souls II.
The game’s plot is not connected to its predecessors or successors, but it features several returning characters from previous installments of the series. The player assumes control over an undead warrior who has been chosen as one of many Undead at the start of a new age where there’s been an awakening of powerful dragons that have laid waste to much of their world’s population (as well as some other creatures). Players are tasked with defeating these dragons before they destroy humanity entirely so that they may save what remains.”
4. Uncharted 4
Uncharted 4 is a popular video game that was released in 2016. It’s also the fourth main game in the Uncharted series of video games, which is known for its cinematic action sequences, stunning graphics, and gripping gameplay. The story follows treasure hunter Nathan Drake as he tries to uncover lost artifacts while evading mercenaries and government agencies who want them for themselves. The game received widespread acclaim from critics upon release; it currently has a Metacritic score of 97% on PS4 and PC (on Xbox One it’s 96%).
- DOOM is a first-person shooter video game developed by id software and published by Bethesda Softworks. It was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on May 13, 2016. The game is the fifth main installment in the Doom series and was met with positive reviews from critics. In addition to its single-player campaign, it features multiplayer modes supporting up to eight players (as well as bots).
6. The Last Guardian
The Last Guardian, released in 2016 by Sony Interactive Entertainment, is an action-adventure video game that follows a young boy who finds himself stranded in a forbidden land with a giant griffin. You’ll explore ruins of ancient civilizations and solve physics puzzles as your companion helps you climb through the ruins and reach out for other places. It’s an emotional roller coaster ride — if you like touching games, this one is for you!
Hitman is a stealth video game series developed by IO Interactive and published by Square Enix. The first game in the series was released in 2000, and the latest game, Hitman 2, was released in 2018.
The games follow Agent 47 (voiced by David Bateson), an assassin who carries out hits on behalf of his clients. His signature weapon is a fiber wire garrote. Each level has a time limit and can be completed in multiple ways, with varying levels of success or failure for each outcome.
8. Total War: Warhammer
Total War: Warhammer is a strategy game set in the Warhammer universe, which was previously only featured in tabletop games. It is the first Total War game to be set in a fantasy setting, as previous installments were all historical battles. The game also features a campaign that spans both Warhammer fantasy races and different parts of their world. You can play as one of four major factions: Empire, Greenskins, Vampire Counts or Dwarfs.
The campaign map allows you to build your own empire by conquering neighboring regions with varying levels of difficulty depending on who they are ruled by (or if they’re unclaimed). You can then use those resources to build up your cities and armies so that you can take down harder foes when it’s time for them to fall under your rule!
9. Injustice 2 (coming in 2018)
Injustice 2 (coming in 2018)
Injustice: Gods Among Us, the 2013 fighting game from NetherRealm Studios, was a hit with both critics and players. The sequel looks like it will take everything that was great about the original game—the story, the graphics, and especially the combat—and make it even better. Better still? It’s coming out next year!
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And that’s it! The most popular video games of 2016! Maybe you’ll have even more fun if you find some friends to play them with. And who knows, maybe 2017 will have even better video games in store for us.