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The Best & Worst Games of 2016

by William Schwartz

Dean’s Top Games of 2016

2016 was a year where it seemed like one great game after another was coming out, which meant there are many I still haven’t gotten around to playing. Most notably The Last Guardian I have a feeling would be on this list, but also Dishonored 2, Battlefield 1, Titanfall 2, and possibly some others. However, I did still play some fantastic games with Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Final Fantasy XV battling for my top spot. I went with Uncharted 4 in the end, but these two could easily be swapped. Just behind that are the latest Pokemon games that might be the best games in the franchise to date.

2016 seemed like one great game after another came out all year long

Overwatch is the game that really surprised me this year as someone who didn’t really play Blizzard games before, but it is one of the most fun games of the year. Unlike Overwatch, I knew Forza Horizon 3 would be good coming into this year, but I didn’t know it could be quite this good. I questioned where to put Pokemon Go on this list because it has been plagued with continuous idiotic decisions by Niantic, but it is the game I’ve probably played the most this year and will keep playing for the foreseeable future.

I Am Setsuna came out of nowhere and provided a Chrono Trigger-like experience that I really enjoyed. Fire Emblem Fates released early this year but made a big impression across the three different games, each of which I loved playing through. Dragon Quest Builders was another surprise for me as a non-Minecraft player, but this one felt more like a true Dragon Quest game and I adored every minute of it. Lastly is a game that isn’t of the quality of the rest probably, but I have sunk a lot of hours into and have greatly enjoyed, which is Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. 2016 was a really good year for gaming and I can’t wait to catch up with some of the other games I missed as well.

10) Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
9) Dragon Quest Builders
8) Fire Emblem Fates
7) I Am Setsuna
6) Pokemon Go
5) Forza Horizon 3
4) Overwatch
3) Pokemon Sun and Moon
2) Final Fantasy XV
1) Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End


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