A little last minute but I thought I would follow the trend and put together my top games list for 2016. It has been another big year for gaming with new hardware releases from both Sony and Microsoft along with a whole lot of new exciting games to play. Reading through everyone else’s top 5 games for 2016, I started to think about what my top games would be, it was then I realised that I have not played enough games in 2016 so instead I’ll be doing a shortlist of top 3 games for 2016.
Before I begin, I would like to mention some games that I have started playing or are on my playlist but never got around to completing to be included in this list, these games are:
3. Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
“Sic Parvis Magna”
Yet another one of Naughty Dog’s finest moments, Uncharted 4 once again delivers the same great experience that the Uncharted series is known for. The gameplay did get a bit repetitive for me towards the end, but that maybe because I played Uncharted 1, 2 and 3 alot for the two weeks leading upto Uncharted 4’s release.
Uncharted 4 really is a Thief’s End, the final chapter according to Naughty Dog. It really does feel like it too, the story of Nathan Drake concluded nicely.
The multiplayer is also a nice bonus, fun for a few hours but not enough to keep playing for a long time.
2. Dark Souls III
“The fire fades. Only in truth, the lords will abandon their thrones. And the unkindled will rise.”
I had never before played a Souls game but after spending over 200 hours playing BloodBorne I couldn’t wait to give the Souls games a go, the timing was perfect – FromSoftware were working on their final chapter, Dark Souls III.
FromSoftware has combined the best elements from their other games in the series, including the fast and fluid combat of BloodBorne into one excellent package. Dark Souls III offers more of the same intense yet satisfying combat, great level design, great visuals and excellent artistic direction.
I can’t wait to see what FromSoftware is working on next.
1. Battlefield 1
“The war is the world and the world is the war. But behind every gunsight, is a human being.”
While everyone else was looking forward for innovation and ideas, DICE took a chance and looked back, the first-person genre is currently filled with modern and futuristic shooters, it’s refreshing to play a shooter that changes the pacing a little.
World War I is a tough and sensitive subject, but I think DICE has done it justice through it’s memorable campaign. Battlefield has never really had a decent single-player campaign but DICE somewhat solved that issue with Battlefield 1.
As for the multiplayer, it's still the classic Battlefield gameplay with some subtle new changes. For a WW I shooter there is a bit too many automatic weapons, at times it feels more like a WW II shooter than WW I. There is also a bit of balancing issues and some legacy bugs from previous Battlefield games that are still around but all these things are minor and don't really take away from the fun.
The last time I had so much fun in a Battlefield game was Bad Company 2 and Battlefield 3. In the last two months I've already put in 205 hours into the multiplayer alone, it has been a blast to play with friends, and it's because I couldn't stop playing Battlefield 1, that I missed out on some other titles released in the last two months.
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