Top 10 Upcoming Games 2016

With 2016 fast approaching, we take a look at the Top 10 Upcoming Games 2016 that have got us excited for another big year in gaming. Not only is VR set to burst onto the scene but there is also a number of highly anticipated games set to release in 2016 such as The Division and Far Cry Primal to name a few as well as The Guild 3. Yes, The Guild 3 is coming our way in 2016! As always, there will be a host of games announced during 2016 for release which aren’t on this list.

1) Far Cry Primal

 

Far Cry has long been one of Ubisoft’s most popular and successful franchises so we can’t wait to see how Far Cry Primal turns out. The game travels back in time to 10,000 BC where the world was very different to the one we live in today and sets us loose on Oros, a huge open-world playground which was once a valley covered in ice which has now melted.

Far Cry Primal sees us play as Takkar, a stone-age hunter who’s hunting party was ambushed. Having just survived, Takkar finds himself stranded with no weapons or resources and must set about rebuilding his life in this new world. Takkar must not only survive the numerous threats which lurk around every corner but also rise to become the leader of a tribe and lead them through one of the harshest periods in human history.

Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PC

Release Date: February 23, 2016 on PS4 & Xbox One, March 1, 2016 on PC

 

2) The Division

The Division could go one of two ways. It will either fail to live up to the hype or it will prove to be hugely successful. We are hoping on the latter of course as The Division aims to mix single-player, multi-player and survival all into one package. The main bulk of the game will see players explore a devasted New York after a deadly virus has ravished the human population. As a Division agent, it is the players job to investigate the source of the virus, both on their own and by teaming up with other agents.

If you want some PvP, The Division also has you covered. Dark Zones are high-loot areas where PvP is enabled allowing you to battle other players for the best weapons in the game. It will be interesting to see how The Division combines all of its different elements, including the RPG features which are aimed at giving players more freedom with their character.

Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PC

Release Date: March 8, 2016

3) XCOM 2

XCOM 2 serves as the sequel to 2012’s very successful XCOM: Enemy Unknown and takes place 20 years after the previous events unfolded, leading to XCOM losing the battle against the aliens.  After Earth surrended to the aliens, XCOM have other plans as you take over as commander of XCOM and subsequently of the Avenger, their new mobile base.

You must take the fight to the aliens and free earth from their grip. Gameplay remains largely the same from Enemy Unknown with the addition of new features such as the ability to loot corpses to gain new weapons and resources. Melee weapons are also added to the game as well as flying drones. When deploying, players will now also be able to position their squad for ambushes without attracting aggro or alerting the aliens before attacking.

If you are a fan of XCOM: Enemy Unknown, then you should definitely enjoy XCOM 2. Unfortunately, it is a PC exclusive this time round though which means PS4 and Xbox One gamers will to miss out.

Platform: PC

Release Date: February 5, 2016

4) Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

You can’t take a look at the upcoming games of 2016 without mentioning Naughty Dog’s Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. The game is the sequel to Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception and will be the final game in the Uncharted series. That fact alone makes it a must have for anyone who has played the previous Uncharted games to see how Nathan Drake’s story concludes.

The game takes place three years after Drake’s Deception with Nathan Drake happily retired as a fortune hunter, however he can’t rest for long when his older brother, long thought to be dead, reappears asking for Drake to help him, leading the pair on an adventure across the globe. We all know what to expect from an Uncharted game by now and we can’t wait for Uncharted 4.

Platform: PS4

Release Date: March 18, 2016

 

5) Crackdown 3

It’s been five years since we last saw a Crackdown game, however Crackdown 3 looks set to be well worth the wait. Crackdown 3 will continue the story 6 years after that of Crackdown 2 and will feature more of the great open-world gameplay we have come to love.

However one of Crackdown 3’s new features is its fully destructible environments which the player can trigger. Pretty much everything in Crackdown 3 will be able to be destroyed thanks to new cloud computing technology Microsoft is using which gives them 20x more power than that of one Xbox One console, allowing them to offer destruction in Crackdown 3. Unlike the previous games, Crackdown 3 will also put a huge amount of focus into online play where the full destructibility really comes into its own.

Platform: Xbox One

Release Date: 2016

6) Mafia 3

Mafia 3 is one of 2016’s most anticipated games and it’s hard not to get excited for the next installment in a great franchise. The game transports players back in time to New Orleans in 1968, putting players in control of  Lincoln Clay, a Vietnam war veteran on the quest for revenge after his friends are murdered by a local mob. This sees Lincoln create his own organization after surviving a murder attempt and therefore attempt to take control of New Orleans.

The game will feature a huge open-world for us to explore at our own will with no limitations, as well as a number of different ways to complete each mission. Mafia 3 gives players the choice of going in guns blazing or using stealth, going completely unnoticed by enemies.

Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PC

Release Date: 2016

 

7) Homefront: The Revolution

Homefront: The Revolution is an open-world first person shooter where you must lead the Resistance movement in guerrilla warfare against a superior military force. Homefront: The Revolution serves as a direct sequel to the original game which I personally loved. Taking place four years after the initial invasion of the Korean army, the game puts you in the shoes of freedom fighter Ethan Brady as he tries to galvanize a resistant movement against the occupying Korean forces as they attempt to retake Philadelphia.

Philadelphia is open-world, meaning inbetween missions the player can explore the city and engage in resistance activities against the Koreans which can help benefit the player in future missions. The game also features Co-Op which will allow you to team up with a friend to create your own resistance organisation and retake Philadelphia together.

Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PC

Release Date: 2016

 

8) Survive the Nights

The survival genre has been done to death over the past few years and we are yet to find that truly great game. Will Survive the Nights be it? We hope so as it certainly looks promising. If there is one survival game you should be keeping an eye out for in 2016, it is Survive the Nights which is due to be open to the public soon. It will be an alpha and beta so expect the typical bugs and glitches with early access games, however Survive the Nights looks awesome.

Every building is enterable and able to be turned into a base with a range of different fortifications and traps available. The game is aiming for realism so hopefully with their calorie intake system they can get the balance spot on when it comes to hunger. Add in vehicles, generators and a whole host of other features, STN could prove to be one of the best survival games. How many times has that been said about a game however?

Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PC

Release Date: 2016

 

9) The Guild 3

The Guild 3, the long awaited sequel to The Guild 2 is set to release at some point in 2016 on PC. Not too much is known about the game, but you either love games like The Guild or hate them. If you haven’t played any of them yet, The Guild 3 is a life simulation game set during the 15th century. You must create a family dynasty which will survive through the centuries while also building your own wealth and trading empire by setting up shops and businesses as well as partake in politics as you and your dynasty rise to power.

The game takes place in a beautifully created and fully interactive 3D world which looks and feels alive along with different weather depending on the seasons.

Platform: PC

Release Date: 2016

10) World of Warcraft: Legion

World of Warcraft: Legion will be Blizzard’s sixth expansion for its hugely popular MMO. Legion will raise the level cap beyond level 100 to 110 and will also introduce a new hero class to the game, Demon Hunter, who will start the game at level 98. As with every expansion, there will also be a new area to explore in the form of the Broken Isles as well as nine new 5-man dungeons and two raids. As always, there will be a range of new features and improvements made to the game so if you a WoW player, Legion will be a must have.

Anyone who pre-orders the expansion will receive one level 100 boost for any character and will also have access to the demon hunter class seven days earlier.

Platform: PC

Release Date: 2016

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