2016 has been a brilliant year for gaming so far with many great nostalgic games such as doom out and the new competitive games that will take you by surprise like Overwatch, to see the list check down below. Top Best Games of 2016 So Far!
Game of the Month May (Runner-up): Overwatch
Overwatch pulls off what seems impossible for most multiplayer shooters: promoting cooperation and rewarding teamwork while still giving individuals their own personal moments of glory. This team-based FPS employs the same winning formula as Team Fortress 2, where distinct roles and objective-based maps incentivize players to diversify their skills to bolster their allies. And you’ll definitely want to try out every hero to see who suits you, because the characters in Overwatch’s roster are all wonderfully unique and equally enticing in their own ways.
Game of the Month May (Winner): Doom
Doom isn’t just a ferociously good FPS. It’s an intricate, deeply intelligent showcase of the genre’s very nature. Examining, exploring, and constantly escalating and reworking what the first-person shooter is on its most fundamental level, it delivers the most organic, affecting, potent and pure expression of it in years. At every moment, Doom feels alive, its fast, flowing, utterly freeform combat an ever-changing, omnidirectional frenzy made out of nuanced, intimate interactions.
Game of the Month April (Runner-up): Ratchet & Clank
I had Ratchet & Clank downloaded on a Saturday afternoon. I had the game finished by late Sunday night. I was midway through my second playthrough on Monday evening. It’s not a short game, either. I was just so enraptured by moving through its world, by levelling up my weapons, by finding its secrets, that I couldn’t stop until I’d finished it. And then I immediately wanted to dive back in. These are not words I thought I would be writing about a mascot platformer in 2016, especially one that is a game based on a movie based on a game.
Game of the Month April (Winner): Dark Souls 3
By now, you probably know whether or not FromSoftware’s highly acclaimed action RPGs are for you, with their exacting difficulty, anxiety-inducing boss fights, deeply layered lore, and wide-open worlds that are gorgeous and treacherous in equal measure. But whether you’re gearing up for a New Game+ run or just now cutting your teeth against Iudex Gundyr, it’s apparent that Dark Souls 3 is an exceptional, engrossing experience and a fitting swansong for the entire Dark Souls series.
Game of the Month March (Runner-up): Tom Clancy’s The Division
Tom Clancy’s The Division is a deep, deep game. Not only is there a whole mess of things to do in its virus-riddled version of New York, you can also spend hours and hours exploring a wealth of customization systems. And that’s the true beauty of the game – it’s full of ways to incrementally boost your character’s stats, to make their loadout and abilities more suited to the way you want to play. Helps that the cover-based shooting is pretty handy too, thanks to a smart movement system and some lethal-feeling weaponry.
Game of the Month March (Winner): MLB The Show 16
Baseball games don’t get much better than this. MLB The Show 16 continues Sony’s acclaimed slugger series in triumphant fashion, where every strikeout feels like a monumental feat, and a grand slam is just as glorious as in the real world. It’s all about the details here: your pitcher’s fatigue is tracked and actually factors into their throws, your team’s morale will affect your performance during a season, and scouting new players is an impressively multifaceted process (while still being accessible).
Game of the Month Feb. (Runner-up): Firewatch
Firewatch seems like a tranquil game at first. You control Henry as he heads into the Wyoming wilderness to make sure no one burns the place down over the summer. He’s had a lot of life stuff going on lately, and this seems to be a good way to empty his mind and just focus on one day at a time for a bit. He spends his days staring out of a watchtower while Delilah, his supervisor and only form of human contact, exists only as a voice that pipes out of his walkie-talkie. Life finally seems like it’s going to be nice and boring for once – but a disquiet simmers within the Wyoming forests like tinders in drybrush, and uncovering the mystery hidden in the woods provides Firewatch’s biggest draw.
Game of the Month Feb. (Winner): Layers of Fear
You’re not really in any danger in Layers of Fear, the tale of a painter desperately trying to create the perfect portrait, but that doesn’t make it any less creepy. Favoring atmosphere over gore, Layers of Fear is still quite unsettling despite the fact that death at the hands of the mansion’s ghost may actually be a good option to pursue. The layers of the title don’t just refer to the paint being applied to the canvas, but also to the elements of the tragic family tale that unfold as you explore the house from top to bottom. So while your instincts may tell you to get as far from that specter as you possibly can, you may want to face that fear head on. Or, you know, not. She is really freaky.
Game of the Month Jan. (Runner-up): Amplitude
If you’ve ever wanted to know what having musical synesthesia might be like – where hearing music can make you see colors and experience sensations of movement – Amplitude is your best bet. This crowdfunded revival of Harmonix best pre-Rock Band rhythm game positively shines on PS4, with vibrant colors, hypnotic visual effects, and the feeling of cruising through a tunnel formed from pure, harmonious sound.
Game of the Month Jan. (Winner): Gravity Rush Remastered
There’s every reason to suspect Gravity Rush Remastered exists on PS4 to get people up to speed for Gravity Rush 2. But even if the sequel wasn’t coming, you should still get on this right now. Shifting gravity in a third-person, open-world action game sounds like a gimmick, but it basically means you can fly. With spectacular and exciting combat, a story packed full of revelations and a sense of scale that belies the game’s handheld roots, Gravity Rush feels more like a home console game, which is probably why it works so well on PS4.