50 Best Games of 2016

24. ReCore

recore

“Do not be deterred by the weak endgame of ReCore, as shooting up bad bots with Joule’s Rifle and zipping around Far Eden with Mack, Seth and Duncan is so very enjoyable.”

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23. NBA 2K17

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Source: www.sportsgamersonline.com

“What I will say is this: basketball fan or not, you owe it to yourself to play NBA 2K17 at least for a short while.”

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22. Layers of Fear

Layers of Fear

“And that’s the beauty of Layers, it only does one thing and it does it well. Take it for what it is and you’re going to have a good time.”

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21. Stellaris

Stellaris

“With features such as galaxy-threatening crises to spice up the endgame, and quests to undertake in the name of your glorious and all-powerful space people, Stellaris succeeds in many areas that large-scale strategy games so often fall short of.”

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20. Zero Time Dilemma

Zero Escape 3
Source: IGN

“Although it can be brutal at times, Zero Time Dilemma still has light moments that help keep the whole thing up. The game is filled with twists, and will keep you guessing until it’s done.”

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19. Battlefield 1

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“If you’re wondering if pigeons could possibly make you cry, play this game.”

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18. Madden NFL 17

Madden NFl 17

“I ask anyone who has not done so yet, to go out and grab a copy of this game and play the hell out of it.”

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17. Far Cry Primal

Far Cry Primal

“It isn’t the most thrilling or advanced of games to come out this year, but it’s an oddly relaxing venture back in time that still satisfies.”

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16. Planet Coaster

Planet Coaster

“Planet Coaster is easily the best theme park builder on the market.”

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15. Necropolis

Necropolis game

“I’ve never made it past level seven in Necropolis and I’ve never minded that as a fact.”

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14. Pokemon Sun/Moon

Pokemon Sun

“Pokemon still manages to bring in the money and 2016 hasn’t been any different.”

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13. Gears of War 4

Gears of War 4

“Gears 4 introduces some good characters and manages to tell its own tale…”

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12. Shadow Warrior 2

Shadow Warrior 2
Source: YouTube

“…whether you’re done with DOOM and looking for another fix or just a shooter junkie, there’s plenty to love with Shadow Warrior 2.”

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11. Dishonored 2

dishonored-2

“Truly, there is no better time than now to give one of 2016’s most unique and replayable titles your attention.”

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10. Hearts of Iron 4

Hearts of Iron IV

“Paradox Studios’ grand strategy games have a tendency to perfectly capture the essence of an era, from the rivalries to the discoveries that defined it. Hearts of Iron 4 is no exception of this, capturing the fear, chaos and intense haste that surrounded World War 2.”

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9. Superhot

Superhot

“Superhot is one of the most innovative shooters in years and is a good dog tha–SUPER. HOT. SUPER. HOT. SUPER. HOT. SUPER. HOT.”

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8. Reigns

Reigns game

“It’s eccentric, irreverent, and the perfect excuse to go sit on the toilet for 4-6 hours.”

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7. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Mankind Divided
Source: Forbes

“…for anyone just wanting to become a superpowered edgelord, Mankind Divided will scratch an itch for potentially dozens of hours.”

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6. Oxenfree

oxenfree

“It’s a relaxing and fascinating journey, whether you’re playing for the first, second, or third time, and one that I cannot recommend enough.”

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5. Enter the Gungeon

Enter the Gungeon

“Enter the Gungeon stands out in a year full of roguelikes as the best of the bunch. Seek it out, but make sure you pick up some stress balls, too.”

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4. Valley

Valley game

Thanks to tinges of Bioshock, a sublime score, and a subtly fascinating story, Valley has to go down as one of the 2016’s best and also one of its most underrated.

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3. Thumper

thumper

“Thumper may well be one of the best games of 2016…”

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2. Watch Dogs 2

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Source: Ubisoft

“…play the game for what it is then you really do have a game that is a little bit special.”

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1. Final Fantasy XV

“Final Fantasy XV was one of the most beautiful and surprising games of last year…”

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