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The Best & Worst Games of 2016

by William Schwartz

Mike’s Top Games of 2016

2016 had a lot to offer in the gaming department, with many great games from a variety of genres coming out that all seemed to scratch a certain itch. There were several genres that came up big in 2016, but the two genres that I got the most out of this year were shooters and RPGs. From old-school rebirths to innovative show-stoppers, it seemed like there was always something out or around the corner that was well worth checking out.

There was always something out or around the corner that was well worth checking out.

While Overwatch was the talk of the town for most of the year and now sits as the shining example of the hero shooter, it was the finale to Naughty Dog’s Uncharted series that stuck with me the most this year. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is an incredible experience from a gameplay, story and presentation perspective, making Nathan Drake’s final thrilling adventure an easy choice for my personal game of the year. DOOM is a close second, however, delivering a no-nonsense FPS that left me mentally exhausted (in a good way) and in awe after just about every intense play session.

Unfortunately, being a mere mortal means there were some big games that I missed that I’m almost positive would have otherwise grabbed a spot on this list. I didn’t get to dive deep into games like Dark Souls 3, Final Fantasy 15, The Last Guardian and many more, but I’m hoping to fix some of that over the next couple of months.

Now let me introduce you to my top 10 games of 2016:

10) Darkest Dungeon
9) Killing Floor 2
8) Pokémon Sun & Moon
7) Dead Rising 4
6) The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood & Wine
5) Titanfall 2
4) Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
3) Overwatch
2) DOOM
1) Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

 

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