11 Best PC Games coming out in 2016

Best PC Games coming out in 2016
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So what are some of the best PC games coming out in 2016?

2015 was an awesome year filled with awesome games from all over the spectrum of genres, but let’s top it with 2016! Not only are there going to be the same amount, if not more, video game releases, the overall experience will be better! This list provides the best of the best games that'll be making it's first steop in 2016. Hyped up? Ok, let's get started!

11.  XCOM2

Ready to find out who the enemy is?

A force gathered once again to stand up for humanity. Always on the run, the remnant XCOM forces must find a way to rise from the ashes, expose the insidious truth behind the occupation, and eliminate the alien threat once and for all.

What is this infamous truth that the occupation is hiding and what all can we do to stop them? Will the threat of the aliens really be gone forever? This game is definitely going to have us all on the edge of our seats.

XCOM 2 is a turn-based tactics game. The game’s release date will be delayed until February 5, 2016.

Gameplay –

Players are instructed to give commands to members in their team and battle against aliens during missions. They’ll also be commanding the engineering and research department of the base to create and research better quality gadgets, weapons and technologies that’ll be used to assist players in battle.

Everyone, follow her lead!

The game allows players to position their troops and plan their battle to ambush enemies. The player can gain items from the corpses of the members of the opposing side to receive items such as weapons, upgrade parts and artifacts. Players have the ability hack into using the enemy’s weapons against them.

Hacking? Looks like the enemies have another thing coming! You get to plan out the battle to your advantage and make your team the ultimate defense weapon!

10.  Overwatch

This game looks good already!

"Soldiers. Scientists. Adventurers. Oddities. In a time of global crisis, an international task force of heroes banded together to restore peace to a war-torn world: OVERWATCH. It ended the crisis and helped to maintain peace in the decades that followed, inspiring an era of exploration, innovation, and discovery. But after many years, Overwatch's influence waned, and it was eventually disbanded. Overwatch is gone… but the world still needs heroes." Quoted from website: http://us.battle.net/overwatch/en/game/

Can you be the hero that world needs? They need a protector…are you up for the job?

The game is to be released February 23, 2016. This was made 15 years after the original Dues Ex game.

Gameplay –

The game has two opposing teams with the maximum amount of members being six. The four character roles the game includes is:

 Offense characters elevated speed and attack but deficit of defense
Defense characters have the purpose of forming choke points for the opposing members
Support characters supply buffs  for their allies and debuffs for the enemies
 Tank characters withstand enemy attacks and draw danger away from teammates.

3, 2, 1, FIGHT!

The game has two modes:

Point Capture: The attacking team must attempt to capture points on the map, while the defending team must stop them.
Payload: The attacking team must take a vehicle to a given delivery point before the timer runs out. The defending team’s goal is to stop them. The vehicle moves along a fixed track when a player on the attacking team is close to it.

You options are endless in this game! And get this, the three maps are based off of real word places! King's Row, Hanamura, and the Temple of Anubis are inspired by London, Japan, and the ruins of Ancient Egypt. Talk about cool.

9. DOOM

The anticipation!

"Dominate your opponents in DOOM’s signature, fast-paced arena-style combat. In both classic and all-new game modes, annihilate your enemies utilizing your personal blend of skill, powerful weapons, vertical movement, and unique power-ups that allow you to play as a demon." Quoted from website: http://doom.com/en-us/

Will you be able to keep up?

Doom has been rumored to be released around spring 2016. The game is a reboot of the Doom series coming after the previous game (Doom 3) which was released 12 years ago, in 2014.

Gameplay –

The combat mechanics of the game encourages the use of momentum and speed, because of this the game allows players to perform movements such as sprinting and double-jumping.

Are you afraid to go against it?

"Push forward combat" is featured, which discourages players from taking cover behind obstacles or resting to regain health. The game does not feature any cover mechanics or a health-regeneration system. Players can collect health and armor pick-ups place all throughout levels, or kill enemies to regain health.

With this new style of gaming are you going to be able to handle it? I’d like to take that challenge!

8. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Will you make the right choice?

“Experience the renowned world of Deus Ex, where the decisions you make and the actions you take play a crucial role in determining the game’s outcome. Choose between combat, stealth, social, and hacking approaches to achieve your objectives. Be mindful though, as there will be a meaningful consequence to every action and choice you make.” Quoted from website: https://www.deusex.com/game/dx-md

The pressure is on, will you be able to complete the game making all good choices? Or will you wreck the world from a slip-up?

The game’s released date is set on March 8, 2016. It’s a third person shooter set in an open world game. The game can also be referred to as an RPG (role playing game.)

Gameplay –

The game takes place during the year 2029, and the main lead a.k.a. the protagonist, Adam Jensen has to make his way through a world that hates his own kind/”species”.

That’s one sharp sword!

You’ll be able to choose from various weapons of all types. Customizing them to your liking. Isn’t that amazing? The game gives you complete control on how you want to do things! You can unlock new abilities and upgrade your stealth, combat, hacking and/or social skills.

All of this while being able to explore an open world. The gift that keeps giving!

7. Mafia 3

 Want to be a part of the mafia?

 As an orphan, Lincoln Clay was constantly looking for a family. When Clay grew up he joined the armed forces and helped fight in the Vietnam War. Post war, he returns to New Orleans and joins "The Black Mob". After surviving a murder attempt by the Italian Mob, Clay attempts to start his own criminal organization and get revenge.

Ready to take vengeance on those determined to harm Clay?

Mafia 3 is an action/adventure game. The full release date has not been given, but it will be released in 2016.

Gameplay –

During the game you play in third person perspective. You can use weapons in the game such as guns. Although, you can pass a group of enemies in its entirety by just sneaking around.

You can also be involved in melee combat and use execution moves to defeat them once and for all. The player has the ability to duck behind items in case the gun fire is to strong.

Oh, don’t mind the guys in the back, they’re just sleeping!

You can interrogate other characters in the game to get more information, if needed. How awesome is that? You get to break bones and play detective at the same time!

6. Tom Clancy’s: The division

Tom Clancy is on a roll.

“New York is in trouble. A devastating epidemic sweeps through the city and in the wake of the disease basic services fail one by one. Without food and water, the streets are in chaos and new factions rise to profit from the mayhem. Amid the chaos, a classified unit of self-supported sleeper agents known as The Division is activated and tasked with one mission: take back New York.” Quoted from website: http://tomclancy-thedivision.ubi.com/game/en-us/home/

The game’s released date is set on March 8, 2016. It’s a third person shooter set in an open world game. The game can also be referred to as an RPG (role playing game.)

Gameplay –

The game allows the player to carry only three weapons, and explosives similar to sticky bombs and smart mines to fight against enemies. The game includes cover system, where you can hide behind objects to resist fire and damage from the opposing team.

The city might look like trash, but at least the decorative lights are still up!

The player gains experience points (XP) and can use it for upgrades and customization. The game also features a weather system which players can use to their advantage or disadvantage.

5. World of Warcraft: Legion

Would you go up against it?

“The Tomb of Sargeras has been reopened, and the demons of the Burning Legion pour into our world. Their full, terrifying might is fixed on summoning the Dark Titan to Azeroth—and they’ve already located the key to his return.

With the Alliance and Horde devastated, only you can take up Warcraft’s most legendary artifacts, scour the ancient Broken Isles for relics of the Titans, and challenge the Legion before Azeroth’s last hope dies.

Steel yourself, champion. Extinction is imminent.” Quoted from website: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/legion/#home

Not only is World of Warcraft widely known to be a great game but it’s making a comeback better before. For only the new generation but for the old fans too. And this is when you ask yourself: Am I ready to accept the challenge and challenge the legion?

World of Warcraft is an online multiplayer role-playing game (RPG). The release date is said to be on or before September 21, 2016.

Gameplay –

There are 36 unique weapons that are made specifically for each class and specialization combination. Artifact weapons will become one of the main weapons in the game available to players.

So intimidating!

As for as class, each class will have an order hall. Here everyone with the same class can meet up and converse. In the order hall, the player can upgrade or level up items they have.

Are you excited for the new and improved WoW?

4.  Mass Effect: Andromeda         

If only suits like this existed.

Mass Effect: Andromeda is an upcoming action role-playing third-person shooter video game developed by BioWare and published by Electronic Arts. It’s the fourth installment in the series and will be released in December of 2016.

If you’re a huge Mass Effect fan then you’ll be in for a treat for this one. Mass Effect: Andromeda is going to rock.

Gameplay –

Not much information has been leaked yet. But what we do know about Mass Effect: Andromeda is that the player will be able to choose the sex of their character. Also, the new Mako, a six-wheeled buggy-type vehicle will be drivable.

Prepared to fight?

Ready to speed around the world of Mass Effect in your hot wheels?

3. Street Fighter V  

It’s made a return!

Capcom is back with another Street Fighter! The released date is unannounced at the moment. It’s a fight game, usually 1v1 with another person or with a CPU. All characters have been announced and confirmed.

Long fans of the series are ready to once again pick up that controller and play as their favorite character, how about you?

Gameplay –

The game features the same side-scrolling fight style as the previous in the series.

The game now has a “V-Gauge". This builds as the player receives attacks and adds three new techniques: V-Reversals, V-Skills, and V-Triggers. The special attacks are different for every character.

Don’t we all just love Cammy?

Out of the 16 characters there are 12 veterans and 4 new. The new characters are F.A.N.G., Rashid, Laura, and Necalli.

2.  Torment Tides of Numenera

Could this be a Utopia?

“Numenera's Ninth World is a fantastic vision of a world in which hyper-advanced civilizations have risen and fallen and left their inventions behind. Their achievements became part of the accumulated detritus of eons… and now this assortment of ancient power is there for the taking. The humans of the Ninth World take and use what they can. They call these artifacts the numenera.” Quoted from website: https://torment.inxile-entertainment.com/game

Torment: Tides of Numenera is a role-playing game (RPG). The game is said to be released in 2016 but the month and day is still unconfirmed.

Gameplay –

The player will be able to choose the sex of its character. From there, the character will develop skills/personality as the game progresses and they get to interact with the world more.

What a beautiful world

The game puts a huge emphasis on storytelling, theme and plot. It also takes place in a 2.5D world.

1.Total War: Warhammer

Will you win the war?

“A fantasy strategy game of legendary proportions, Total War: WARHAMMER combines an addictive turn-based campaign of epic empire-building with explosive, colossal, real-time battles, all set in the vivid and incredible world of Warhammer Fantasy Battles. Command four wholly different races: the Empire, the Dwarfs, the Vampire Counts and the Greenskins, each with their own unique characters, battlefield units and play style.” Quoted from website: http://www.totalwar.com/warhammer

Total War: Warhammer turn-based strategy real-time tactics game. It’s said to be released on April 28, 2016.

Gameplay –

Unlike previous games, Warhammer has a fantasy setting along with the characters in the game. The player can control characters such as monsters, warriors and heroes. There a 4 factions at the moment that the player can choose.

CHARGE!

Those factions are: The Empire, The Greenskins, The Dwarfs, and The Vampire Count. Each faction has their own special units.

Dragons will also make an appearance in the game.

This game has everything! Monsters, dragons what more can you ask for? April 28, come already!

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