Top 5 Games of 2016

WRITTEN BY JASON SEWALD

By now you probably know how I begin every single one of my posts; making a bad joke about how terrible 2016 has been, then save it with how good some aspect of it was. Well this time I’m not going to do that, but i’ll just say that 2016 gave us a bunch of excellent games and some finally made it out of development hell. Let’s see if any of your favourite games made my list.

5. Hitman 2016
Story – 5
Gameplay – 9
Graphics – 10
Boy oh boy, I’m starting off this list very strong. Hitman may be the most visual pleasing game I have seen and I don’t say that lightly. The amount of effort Square Enix has put in level design almost rivals the Mona Lisa. The gameplay is nothing to scoff at either because the near infinite ways of killing your target gives the game limitless re-playability. Only sad thing is that the game is only a downloadable at the moment and we wont get a physical copy till mid January so if you can’t wait get it now, otherwise wait till the physical copy comes out.

4. Forza Horizon 3
Story – 6
Gameplay – 9
Graphics – 9
Best racing game out hands down. If you’re a fan of racing and haven’t gotten this game yet then what are you waiting for? Get it now! On top of being the best racing game it is also one of the best looking ones out there; the cars look so good and the setting of Australia just gives you an eyegasm. So just to remind you guys again, if you like racing games and don’t have it get it now, hell even if you aren’t, GET THIS GAME.

3. Dishonored 2
Story – 8
Gameplay – 8
Graphics – 9
Dishonored 2… Man is this a fun game. If you haven’t played the first one I suggest you do and if you have and not played this one, Dishonored 2 just builds on what made the first one such a great game in the first place. Now being able to play through Corvo or Emily gives the game a great way to see it in different perspective. So just like all the other games on this list if you haven’t got it, pick it up now.

2. Final Fantasy XV
Story – 9
Gameplay – 9
Graphics – 9
Square Enix is back at it again, bringing out an immaculate game which has been in development for 10 FLIPPING YEARS, it makes you wonder how they do it bringing out Hitman and then on top of that bringing the best RPG out to date in the same year. The guys at Square Enix are just crazy talented and Final Fantasy reflects just that.

1. Overwatch
Story – 8 (Animated shorts)
Gameplay – 10
Graphics – 7
My number one spot of this year goes to Blizzards Overwatch, because this game spawned a whole new cult which we haven’t seen since the rise of Call od Duty and World of Warcraft (another blizzard game), and not without good reason. The gameplay is incredibly simple and easy to learn making it a whole lotta fun for casual and hardcore gamers. Graphics are good but not spectacular, and the story is not really in the game but the animated shorts that Blizzard put out are dope as hell and tells you more about the game. But the games strengths don’t lie in the graphics or story but the gameplay and community itself. The gameplay is so simple that it has everyone playing it and the community loved it so much that it’s already a major game in competitive gaming and will most likely give gaming exposure on a higher level such as being shown on sports channels so on and so forth. So for these reason I stated earlier Overwatch gets my game of the year.

Honourable Mentions
Battlefield 1
Uncharted 4
FIFA 17 (Say whaaaaat)
Batman: The Telltale Series
The Last Guardian
So here are my top 5 games of the year 2016, if I didn’t mention any of your favourite games feel free to let me know and if I did tell me why you loved it. Also I gotta say this year has been pretty good for games and I can only look forward onto 2017 and see how they try to top that.

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