We have had an awesome year getting to play numerous games by both Indie and veteran developers and have compiled our lists of most favorite games of 2016 as well as our most anticipated games for 2017.
Best of 2016:
Shadow Tactics – by Daedalic
Riders of Icarus (open beta)
Gears of War 4 (PC – picked by our team member – Hemal Patel “Great storyline, graphics and smooth gameplay.”)
Uncharted 4 (PS4 – picked by our team member – Hemal Patel “the most beautifully directed story driven game ever, with a taste of adventure and solving puzzles.”)
The Turing Test – first person puzzler from the developers of Pneuma: Breath of Life that explores the phenomena of consciousness and challenges the meaning of human intuition.
Most Anticipated Games of 2017:
Mass Effect: Andromeda – by BioWare coming early 2017
The Last of Us: Part II – by Naughty Dog – while no release date has been given, we are hopeful that it will be in 2017 🙂
LawBreakers (PC, Steam) – by Nexon America and Boss Key (the game will enter Beta Testing in 2017) In LawBreakers, players get to choose whether to fight to uphold the “Law,” or be out for blood as a “Breaker,” as they take part in the combat raging across iconic locations including the boiling oceans off the Santa Monica coastline, to a gravity-ravaged Grand Canyon and beyond. Take a look at our 11-minutes of gameplay footage here. Sign up for the Beta here.
Resident Evil Biohazard – Capcom
Legend of Zelda – Breath of the wild – “Forget everything you know about The Legend of Zelda games. Step into a world of discovery, exploration and adventure in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a boundary-breaking new game in the acclaimed series. Travel across fields, through forests and to mountain peaks as you discover what has become of the ruined kingdom of Hyrule in this stunning open-air adventure.” (picked by our team member Hemal Patel)
First Assault, or Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex – First Assault Online: (open beta) Tactical, team based F2P shooter based on the popular anime, Ghost in the Shell; (Nexon America)
Riders of Icarus: (open beta) Action-packed F2P MMORPG where player can collect wild beasts, riding combat-ready dragons, exploring fantastical lands and engaging in epic boss battles with friends;
Sniper Elite 4: third-person tactical shooter that combines genre-defining ballistics, breathless emergent stealth, and gripping third person action across the largest and most diverse environments ever seen in a Sniper Elite game;
Yooka-Laylee: Open-world platformer from key creative talent behind the Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong Country games.
The Walking Dead: March to War (Mobile) – a new kind of story-based multiplayer strategy game. Players will be forced to build alliances and compete against rivals in a desperate struggle for scarce resources.
KUDOS to BioWare:
We absolutely have to give an honorable mention to BioWare for Star Wars: The Old Republic. Phenomenal game that we’ve played since its beginning five years ago. Check out the latest Knights of the Eternal Throne Expansion.
KUDOS to Square Enix Collective:
Continuous supporters of indie developers with fantastic games you can help vote and/or support on Kickstarter.