2016 is proving to be a great year to be a gamer. There is a plethora of games surely to excite everyone’s desires with some trusted franchises and hot new titles. Almost every major publisher has a game up their sleeve for release this year. Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, and some others, have an eccentric lineup of games that range from first-person shooters, MOBAs, MMOs, action-adventure, fighting, puzzle, and more. In no particular order here is my list of the most anticipated games of 2016.
Ever wonder if you could survive in the Stone Age? If so this is the game for you. Create weapons, tame prehistoric beasts, ride mammoths, and conquer fire; all the while defending yourself against fearsome predators and battling hostile tribes. You play as Takkar the lone survivor of a doomed hunting party. You will need to learn the skills to lead your tribe and survive in this unforgiving land. Just remember in the Stone Age the hunter can easily become the hunted. Far Cry Primal will be released on 2-23-2016 for the PS4, XBO, and PC.
Want to explore the universe? No Man’s Sky will help you to fulfill this dream. This massive multiplayer sci-fi online game has a gigantic universe for you to explore to your heart content. No Man’s Sky will have an infinite procedurally generated galaxy; as you progress, it creates more planets ripe for exploration. Every planet you visit will have its own landscape, animals and flora. You can also search for artifacts or try to tame the wild lands and leave your own mark in this vast universe. Be careful though because your spaceship and spacesuit will be affected by your actions. Your ship or suit may be damaged by fights whether in the air or on the ground. No Man’s Sky has an expected release in June 2016 for the PS4 and PC.
There isn’t a lot of information released about the new Legend of Zelda. According to gamesradar.com, “It’s set in a vibrant, open world, Epona is back, and the classic Zelda bow and arrow seems to have gotten an upgrade – but that’s really all we’ve got”. However you should expect everything you know and love with Zelda games such as: memorable characters’, exciting dungeons, and puzzles in this addition. The Legend of Zelda has an expected release 12-30-2016 for the Wii U.
Play as Prince Noctis in the new addition to the Final Fantasy world. On his way to finalize a peace treaty with an enemy county by marrying their royalty, a coupe occurs. He learns that his father the king, his fiancée, and himself are believed dead. According to ign.com “Final Fantasy XV (formerly Final Fantasy Versus) is the story of a young king sworn to defend the last crystal in the world from the “hectic order” outside of his kingdom. It’s a fight between ancient and modern technology, and the struggle of one king to protect the old ways”. Final Fantasy 15 has a scheduled release for later this year for the PS4 and XBO.
The Dark Souls franchise is known for producing some of the hardest but most rewarding games, get ready to die a lot again. Dark Souls II is the third and final addition to the Souls franchise but don’t dismay there is hope. According to radargames.com, “It’s not going away, it’s just kindling the bonfire and setting the stage for something brighter and bolder. Make no mistake, though: their latest looks like an epic send off”. Dark Souls III has a scheduled release date of 03-24-2016 for the PS4, XBO, and PC.
Continue on Nathan Drake’s, with what’s being hyped as his final epic, adventure now joined by his brother Sam. Nate is coming out of a three year hiatus from treasure hunting to save his brother’s life and hunt for the legendary lost treasure of Captain Henry Avery. Expect the movie style quality that fans of Uncharted have come to expect with this franchise. A thief’s end will be released 04-26-2016 for the PS4.
Set in a post-apocalyptic time where mankind has regressed back to a bow and arrow tribal existence and is being threatened by hybrid animal machine terrors. According to ign.com, “Embark on a compelling, emotional journey and unravel mysteries of tribal societies, ancient artifacts and advanced technologies that will determine the fate of this planet, and of life itself”. You play as a skilled hunter named Aloy as she traverses this lush and treacherous landscape. Horizon Zero Dawn is scheduled to be released 12-30-2016 for the PS4.