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The 10 most anticipated games of 2016


The game industry took a giant step forward over the last 5 years. We have seen a lot of gorgeous projects in 2015. Some of these games just kept up traditional ways. And others brought new forms of gameplay. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Fallout 4, StarCraft 2: Legacy of Void, Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain and Bloodborne became bright stars in 2015. Now let’s try to figure out what we can expect from the game industry in 2016.

10. Paragon

After the world entered MOBA era neither giant company could resist to release their own multiplayer battle arena game. And Epic Games is not exclusion. Paragon is a new third-person MOBA game. There will be classic elements as bases, three lanes, towers, and creeps. But Epic is promising to represent them from a new point of vision. We’ll see a lot of projectile abilities. As any MOBA game, Paragon will be focusing on teammate interactions.

Release date: Early Access in Spring, 2016 (open beta in the Summer 2016).

Platforms: PC, Sony PlayStation 4.

9. The Division

Ubisoft presents the new game title. A lethal virus has spread across the United States. A player must prevent all aftermath sequences and restore order as a member of an organization called The Division. This game is a cooperative shooter that can compete successfully against Destiny. The main location is New Your city where we’ll be fighting against infected people and hunting for useful items and weapons. Players can have up to 4 characters at the same time. You can swap between them at any time. Each character has 2 skills.

Release date: March 8, 2016.

Platforms: PC, Sony PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

8. Overwatch

This is a new Blizzard game. It’s a team based FPS with MOBA elements. There are 21 heroes which can be picked before a fight begins. Each hero has unique abilities that will help a player to struggle against the enemy team. There are 4 game roles: offense, tank, support, and defense. Players can switch between heroes during a death cooldown at the battlefield. You won’t be able to play in a single mode. Overwatch is only about futuristic multiplayer battles. Blizzard is planning to extend a hero pool in the future. The game cost is $60. The closed beta testing has been running up from 27 October 2015.

Release date: Spring, 2016.

Platforms: PC, Sony PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

7. Hitman

2016 is the year of rebooting titles and game sequels. IO Interactive will present hardcore puzzles and variety of game walkthroughs in renewed Hitman. Square Enix is promising an evolving world with a lot of features that will be delivered in the future. However, it won’t depend on microtransaction model.

Release date: March 11, 2016.

Platforms: PC, Sony PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

6. XCOM 2

XCOM has intense combat, strategy, and tactic elements. Aliens have successfully proceeded in their invasion mission. And players must take a stand against huge enemy forces. There will be new graphics, classes, items, maps, and modding tools support.

Release date: February 5, 2016.

Platform: PC.

5. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Adam Jensen will return in 2016. The new game offers a solid cyberpunk design conception. The sequel of Deus Ex: Human Revolution provides an enduring role-playing system, beautiful graphics, various action scenes, new technologies and stealth elements.

Release date: August 23, 2016.

Platforms: PC, Sony PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

4. Street Fighter V

The fifth installment of major Capcom franchise returns with the $500000 prize pool tournament. There will be old and new characters. We’ll see 16 fighters in total. All of them have a rebalanced techniques and skills. Some of the new characters will be released as post-launch content. Capcom presents the new V-System mechanics that will be a key point for this game. There is also daily goals system with executing of 30 special moves. It’ll help players to get quickly bonus and rewards. But it won’t affect the balance.

Release date: February 16, 2016.

Platforms: PC, Sony PlayStation 4.

3. DOOM

No one expected that id Software would prepare such a surprise. The new reincarnation of Doom will be aimed to fans and those players who miss gore shooters. Players will get a chance to crush demons by shotgun and use the chainsaw to push through evil legions. The game is related to first part of series. It’s not a horror game as it was Doom 3. The old school franchise will be back with all basic elements that we loved in the past.

Release date: Spring, 2016.

Platforms: PC, Sony PlayStation 4.

2. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Uncharted series has sold more than 13 million copies worldwide. All these games became bestsellers on Sony platforms. The fourth part will develop game elements of the previous series. Players will meet old and new characters as Sully, Elena, Sam, and Nadine Ross as the main enemy. The developer’s team will bring us exciting car chases, adventure quests, interesting puzzles and much more in Uncharted 4. The game has a multiplayer support.

Release date: March 18, 2016.

Platform: Sony PlayStation 4.

1. Dark Souls 3

The third part of Dark Souls will be the last in the series. We’ll see a lot of gameplay elements which were used in Bloodborne. There are also grand battles with giant bosses, new magic skills and weapons, astounding locations and dark medieval atmosphere. FromSoftware is preparing a real masterpiece of modern RPG genre. Souls games have a great fan base all over the world. So, we hope that the final installment will live up to players’ expectations.

Release date: April 12, 2016.

Platforms: PC, Sony PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.


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