A new year has begun and this one like the others before it, welcome us with a new set of most anticipated games which are ready to blow our minds out. While inspection, we came to the conclusion that gaming in 2016 is going to be a lot bigger than the past years ever was. Further analysis showed us that marketing campaigns have shown an obvious boost in conversion and public outreach. The brand new powerful systems introduced to the computer industry crave to be used at ultra-settings and the most anticipated games of 2016 are more than ready to fulfill their wishes!
Gaming in 2016 has obviously blossomed and become interesting. Gamers are finally starting to comprehend that they can get lots of experience in one awesome game in the same amount of money in which they would get 5 or so trashy games. Many big companies are spending millions of dollars to keep ahead of their competitors. So far, Microsoft, Sony, EA, and Ubisoft has been the gaming trendsetters.
The latest and spiciest globally hit most anticipated games like Uncharted 4 have given gaming world a different perception. Gaming in 2016 can also be said as a revival of the real games because old classics like Doom has been rejuvenated and brought into the modern era. This is just the beginning of the year and we are not yet fully informed about all the surprises that await us when it comes to gaming in 2016.
This is just the beginning phase of this year so you should clearly expect new hot releases of the most anticipated games as well. From what information we could get our hands on, we have compiled a list of most anticipated games in 2016. All the big sequels like Final Fantasy XV and Dark Souls 3 have been briefly gossiped about. We can’t say clearly about any secret release of a previously hit game but you can bet that this year has gotten lots of surprises in store for gamers. We are not going to follow any certain arrangement or order for our most anticipated games list. Without further ado, let us begin!
This list consists of the top upcoming most anticipated games of 2016. This specific list is divided into tiers, which means there are more games within each number. The positioning of each game is based on search engine results, average searches per month, polls, predictions, comments, and opinions.
10. Street Fighter V
Everyone knows about the Street Fighter gaming series. It is a great set of games and Street Fighter V is its fifth amazing installment that is expected to release worldwide on February 16, 2016. It has been developed by CAPCOMS who collaborated with Dimps to bring this game to reality. Street Fighter V will be available for PlayStation 4, PC and Linux. New moves, upgraded characters, high detailed effects have been introduced in the new game. Camera movement is great and you receive almost real life gaming experience. Power-ups are great as well and can be boosted as you fight your way to high levels
The initial launch of the game is believed to feature 16 characters while 6 more characters will be introduced in gaming in 2016. Street Fighter V has always been a game for which players wait with great anticipation and we believe, after judging the game, that waiting for it is justified.
Other Upcoming Tier 10 Games: ReCore, The Witness, and Homefront: The Revolution
9. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is a mix of First Person Shooter, Stealth and Role-Playing game. It was made by Eidos Montreal and has been published with the help of Square Enix. It is also one of the most anticipated games because it is a sequel to a previously hit game Deus Ex: Human Evolution. The game will be officially released on August 23, 2016, for XBOX One, PlayStation 4 and PC
In Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, players will live through the 2029 year. You will play as the main character named Adam Jensen and your main mission will be to stop terrorist attacks by collaborating with other anti-terrorists organizations. The amount of attention that has been given to the graphics details just shows us that how much it is going to take a toll on our consoles.
Other Upcoming Tier 9 Games: Silence: The Whispered World 2, Ratchet and Clank, and Hitman 6.
8. Mafia 3
Mafia 3 is an open world which can be played in the third person perspective. It is filled with awesome and thrilling adventure and action scenarios. This game was developed and publish by the combined efforts of Hangar 13 and 2K Games. The third game in the Mafia series will be released in 2016. It will available for Mac OS, PC, XBOX One and PlayStation 4
The main character of the story is, Lincoln Clay, and the gamer will assume his role throughout the game. Lincoln Clay, is a Vietnam War hero, who is crafted into a killing machine because of his struggles throughout the war. With his sheer power and skills, he will take his vengeance from the local gangsters who killed his friend’s life. Mafia 2 was a great hit, the release of Mafia 3 after a long period, renders it as one of the most anticipated games of 2016.
Other Upcoming Tier 8 Games: Tekken 7, Overwatch, Shadow Warrior 2, Escape from Tarkov, Project Setsuna, and Unravel.
Doom also known as Doom 4 is the game which is acting as a way of rejuvenating the Doom series after its last game, Doom 3, which was released in 2004. Doom was developed and published by id Software. It will officially release in 2016, however, no certain date or month has yet been decided. Doom 4 will be available for PlayStation, XBOX One and PC platforms.
In Doom, the story is not given much emphasis while development because the team thinks that Doom is not popular for its story but because of other bloody reasons. The level of details just shows how much the graphics have been scrutinized at and the hard work that has been put to craft this masterpiece. Doom is going to feature lots of heavy weapons. We can say for sure that Doom promises a great shooting experience for the gamers. If you are a blood and gore games lover then Doom is the right game for you. Get ready to dismember and destroy demons and ghouls with your long assortment of strong weapons. You can also use physical moves to finish your enemies!
We know one thing clearly from the list of the most anticipated games above and that is – gaming in 2016 is going to be full of fun!
Other Upcoming Tier 7 Games: Total War Warhammer, Battleborn, Persona 5 and Gears Of War 4.
6. Tom Clancy’s The Division
Like all other most anticipated games in this list, Tom Clancy’s The Division is also an open world game. It has been developed and published with the joint effort of several Ubisoft studios, Red Storm Entertainments. It will be available for PlayStation 4, XBOX One, and PC. It has been decided that The Division will be officially released on March 23, 2016.
It can be clearly seen by the preview trailer of the game that in depth concentration has been given to the graphic details of the game environment. Many new weapons have been introduced as well.
The story is very great and well thought as well. The United States of America crumbles in five days due to some virus and what little number of people remain made up the division. Now, you will have to fight the virus and for that, you will have to wander through the ruined streets of New York. Pilfer goods to start a new beginning. There will be many twists. Your companions can turn on you as well if you betray their trust in the PVP battles. All over this latest installment in the Tom Clancy’s series is going to be a great one.
Other Upcoming Tier 6 Games: Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, XCOM 2 and Dishonored 2.
5. Far Cry Primal
Far Cry Primal has been developed by Ubisoft Montreal. It has been published by Ubisoft and is dated to be released on February 23, 2016, for Playstation 4 and XBOX One. We can expect a PC version of Far Cry to be released in March 2016.
Far Cry Primal is very different compared to earlier Far Cry installments. This game is prehistoric in nature and that means you won’t be getting any supercharged weapons, knives, high powered engine cars, but, on the other hand, you get a chance to big toothed tigers and control many creatures. That might be a bit disappointing for some but everyone has their own taste. Many people would like to live in the stone ages and that is exactly what Far Cry Primal features as its main gameplay environment. You must have watched 10000BC a great movie, Far Cry latest installment features a similar world.
The game will be set in a fictional land named Oros, an open world filled with wildlife never seen by the human kind in real life. Players will play the main character named Takkar, who is trapped in the land of Oros. You can fight with others tribe and with your ability to control animals according to your will, you will forge a name for yourself and finally lead your very own tribe.
Other Upcoming Tier 5 Games: The Legend of Zelda Wii and Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 4.
4. Final Fantasy XV
This Final Fantasy series latest release perhaps might be the best Action Role-Playing Video Game ever! The fifteenth installment of the Final Fantasy series has been made by Square Enix. It has already been published for Xbox and PSP 4. Final Fantasy XV is expected to release worldwide in gaming in 2016. This game features an open world which has been detailed precisely and efficiently giving you almost real life gaming experience. If you think you have played great games with awesome battles than getting ready to be surprised because Final Fantasy XV features first time introduced battle systems which are a bit similar to battle systems in Kingdom Hearts. This might be hard for you to believe but it took almost 10 whole years to develop this beast of a game and that alone is enough to render it as one of the most anticipated games in 2016.
Here is a short insight for you about the game story of Final Fantasy XV. You are going to be playing in a modern world in which all the countries, expect the Kingdom of Lucis, are under the sovereignty of Niflheim Empire. You are going to be playing the character named Noctis Lucis Caelum, the heir to the Lucian throne. Noctis will have lots of powers. With his companions, he is going to fight against Niflheim and gain back control of the throne.
Other Upcoming Tier 4 Games: Rise Of The Tomb Raider, Kingdom of Hearts 3 and For Honor.
3. No Man’s Sky
No Man’s Sky was developed and published by indie studios of Hello Games. The game is expected to be launched in June 2016. It is only available for PlayStation 4 and PC. Sony provided marketing support but other than that Hello Games have accepted no kind of development support.
No Man’s Sky is the biggest game ever, literally. You may have heard about open world game but this is the first open universe game. It is unbelievable but this game features 18 quintillion planets. That is a great number of planets and the saddest fact about this game is that no human being can finish this game.
Basically, you can visit all sorts of planets in this game. This is the first game which allows you to live throughout the universe as per your wishes. You will discover creatures, worlds with different environment and will earn game money for uploading its discovery in the main Atlas servers for the other gamers.
Other Upcoming Tier 3 Games: Halo Wars 2 and Mass Effect: Andromeda
2. Dark Souls 3
Dark Souls 3 is the third installment of the soul series. It has been developed and published by From Software. The game is set to be released in Japan in March 2016 and in the very next month will be release worldwide. Dark Souls 3 is available for PC, PlayStation 4 and XBOX One.
Dark Souls 3 is an action and role play genre game which can be played in third person view mode. Dark Souls 3 environment design is closely similar to Dark Souls 2. Many new weapons and upgrade have also been featured in this beast game.
Some features like Agility Stats and another few have been removed from the latest entry of Dark Souls and some new features such as Multiplayer has been enhanced. All over we have great expectations from the game.
Other Upcoming Tier 2 Games: The Last Guardian and Horizon: Zero Dawn
1. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is also one of the most anticipated games in 2016 because of its fantastic story. This game was developed and published by the hard efforts of Naughty Dog and Sony Computer Entertainment respectively. Sadly, the game will only be available for PlayStation 4. The official date selected for the worldwide launch of Uncharted 4 is April 2016
This game has very good graphics which shows us just how much effort has been put into the development of the game. One of the main factors, why gamers are looking forward to gaming in 2016 is the uncharted sequel, is because of the life plot of Nathan Drake. The game name of the latest Uncharted installment implies that the thief is about to come to an end and that is why gamers think that the great character Drake is about to die but no one is sure because it could be Sam for all we know and that’s why gamers wait impatiently for the game.
Other Upcoming Tier 1 Games: Half-Life 3 (Not yet confirmed)