Top 5 Games Coming in 2016
Some awesome games came out in 2015, ranging from Grand Theft Auto V to Cities Skylines. 2016 is looking like it will continue the upwards trend in computer games. In addition to some sick titles coming out, gamers will be able to supplement their rig with VR. Here’s a look at the titles I’m most excited about:
With the recently released trailer showing off gameplay of Star Citizen, this heads the top of the list. Space games have taken off in the last few years with huge titles being released such as EVE , X-Rebirth and Elite: Dangerous . Star Citizen promises to take 4X Space Simulators to the next level, advancing numerous features not fully developed in previous games such as first person gameplay. The detail in game is fantastic. The first thing I noticed playing the Alpha is how realistic space in Star Citizen looks. Star Citizen has serious competition though, with Elite: Dangerous coming out with rolling updates.
Platform: Windows; Linux.
Rome 2 Total War (I know not everyone will agree!) was one of my favourite Total War games. I liked how you were able to develop your generals’ characters (you could do that in Shogun 2) and also the Roman period is awesome. Total War is now taking a leap into the unknown: a world of dragons, magic and Chaos. The gameplay trailers have looked awesome, with the campaign map having immense detail, and the animated battles look fantastic. Total War has a lot to live up to, so don’t let us down!
Platform: Windows; Linux; Mac OS
Hearts of Iron 4 was initially going to be released in Q4 2015. They delayed it because the campaign was too one sided with Allies winning the war easily every single game. For those hard core strategy gamers out there, this game encompasses the war effort of WWII: crafting battle plans to occupy Europe; planning supply routes through Africa; forming alliances and making enemies. If you want to conquer the world with a fascist America, or a democratic Russia, or a communist Germany, then this is the game for you. A 4X real time strategy game that’ll keep you occupied for hours on end.
Platform: Windows; Linux; Mac Os
4. No Man’s Sky
No Man’s Sky is a sandbox adventure game, created by indie studio Hello Games. The appeal of No Man’s Sky is a virtually limitless galaxy, calculated and designed using algorithms. Much like other space games, crime, trading, exploring and fighting are all available for the player. The vibrant colour schemes add an interesting twist to space. This trailer only touches the surface of how cool this game could be.
Platform: PlayStation 4; Windows.
It’s been 5 years since the last Gears of War was released. Not much has been said about Gears of War 4 (except the E3 Gameplay demo), but we can expect some innovative (but hopefully not for the sake of innovation) so keep an eye out for Gears of War 4.
Platform: Xbox One
Bonus: Diablo 3 2.4.0: January 2016
While not strictly a new game, Diablo 3 updates usually bring some awesome new zones, set and legendary items to the game. The continual development of the game makes it all the more re-playable (as long as you don’t mind grinding til the early hours of the morning). Patch 2.4.0 promises a whole new zone, Greyhollow Island, as well as expanded areas. You can bet that I’ll be playing Diablo 3 when this patch comes out.
Platform: Windows; Mac OS; PlayStation 3; PlayStation 4; Xbox 360; Xbox One.