My Top 10 Best Video Games of 2016
- Fifa 17 (PS4, Xbox, PC)
Okay, so it’s no secret that EA have a stranglehold on the football simulation game market, but 2016 saw the release of Fifa’s best and most engrossing game to date. They added ‘The Journey’ mode, wherein you can get a first person view of the life of a would-be footballer Alex Hunter, experiencing the highs and lows of making it as a pro. In addition, for online aficionados, EA overhauled the Ultimate Team mode, adding qualification tournaments for massive Weekend League fests, in which you play 40 online games for amazing rewards depending on how many you win.
- Minecraft (Multiple platforms)
You can barely speak to any child these days for more than ten minutes without the topic of Minecraft creeping up. That’s not to say this is a game only for children, but it is impossible to ignore the fact that Minecraft has become the game for young people. It has captured their imaginations and desire to create and explore like nothing before. Check out our Top 10 minecraft servers to find out more about this amazing game.
- Doom (PS4, Xbox, PC)
Inarguably the best FPS game of 2016, Doom was a massive winner for Bethesda. Of course it was a return to an old classic, but Bethesda did not make the mistake of trying to reinvent the wheel, rather they managed to capture that hi-octane thrill ride that made the game a classic in the first place, adding a modern twist to it. Insanely playable but also very simple, Doom is destined to become a cult classic all over again.
- Pokémon Go (Android, IOS)
Love ‘em or hate ‘em or simply got to catch ‘em, there is no denying the impact that Pokémon Go had on 2016. It was reported to have even encouraged autistic and agoraphobic people to go out and walk around to try and add to their virtual collection of mystical beasts.
- Football Manager 2017 (PC)
The best football manager series got even better in 2016, with this release, making the game that is famous for causing divorces and impossibly long playing sessions even more addictive as fans get hooked on taking their beloved team to impossible glories.
- Uncharted 4 (PS4)
Alongside The Last Of Us (which is still arguably the best PS4 game ever), the Uncharted Series is one of PlayStation’s best exclusives. This, the fourth and possibly final game in the Uncharted odyssey, is arguably the best of the lot. Nathan Drake, at the beginning of the game, retires from treasure hunting, only to return for one final adventure – and what an adventure it is!
- Overwatch (PS4, Xbox, PC)
Another FPS here, but one that is multi-layered and features some truly innovative design features. Overwatch is charming and drips with personality, but dig deeper and there is also a highly tactical game that encourages players to use their little grey cells as Poirot used to say. Definitely up there with the best online gaming experiences of 2016.
- Dark Souls 3 (PS4, Xbox)
The third DS game sees a return to the dystopian world of the first two and also treats us to a brand spanking new combat mechanic as well as some truly terrifying new foes and an environment bristling with intrigue and menace. DS3 stays true to the uncompromising vision of its creators and is a joy to play.
- Battlefield 1 (PS4, Xbox, PC)
Squeezing in ahead of fellow EA release Titanfall 2, Battlefield 1 is a scintillating FPS and the 15th and best instalment of the Battlefield series. Never before has the horror of war been so beautifully and tragically depicted in gaming form.
- Inside (PS4, Xbox, PC)
A leftfield choice to finish with, Inside is a stark and intoxicating peek into a dystopian future through the eyes of a young boy who makes a bid to escape.