Thursday 22 March 2018

Most Anticipated Games of 2016 - Part 2

games of 2016
games of 2016

Our coverage of the biggest and best games set to arrive in 2016 continues with our staff picks from Daniel Anderson

Most Anticpated Games of 2016 – Part 2

It’s time to take a gander at the year ahead to pick out the biggest and brightest gaming gems, and Daniel is here with his picks.

Mark has already taken some time to gather up five titles that have caught his eye for 2016. I’m going to try to pick five that I’m most excited for, and we’ll have a more wide ranging preview of the year coming up soon.

Deus Ex Mankind Divided More than a decade and a half after the first entry in the esries, Deus Ex continues. Bolstered by the success of 2011’s Human Revolution (which was great – go play it) Mankind Divided takes us back to a near future world where tensions are rising between augmented people and regular folks. It’s going to get intense, luckily you have plenty of new abilities to use stealth or stabbing as you see fit.

Coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC from the 23rd of August.

Dishonored 2 Another sequel, this time to a game from 2012, and also an original title you should really seek out. The gameplay in Dishonored is among the best around, with a heady mix of abilities and weapons to cause utter chaos in the ranks of your enemies. This story continues from the good ending of the previous game, with players taking on the role of Emily, the girl you previously saved. It’s going to be violent in all the best ways.

On PS4, Xbox One and PC in 2016.

Mafia III

It’s been more than five years since the last game in the Mafia series, and fans rightly thought it was gone for good. Happily, it’s returning for more gangster inspired action, this time set in 1968 in New Orleans with a lead returning from the Vietnam War. It looks more cinematic than ever and can hopefully regain some of the open world glory which was such a huge part of the first game, released all the way back in 2002.

Coming to consoles and PC in 2016.

Tacoma The makers of Gone Home have another title in the works, and it sounds even more intriguing. It’s set 200,000 miles from Earth on the Lunar Transfer Station Tacoma, where a woman has been sent for mysterious purposes. You’ll piece together the story by reading logs and watching holographic forms moving around and it looks more puzzle oriented, but no less atmospheric, than Gone Home. Can’t wait.

Play it in 2016 on consoles and PC.

Hellblade I’m not entirely sure yet about Hellblade but it definitely has my attention. The makers of Heavenly Sword and DmC have set out to make their version of an indie, with a small team and high production value and a story which tackles themes like mental illness and Celtic mythology. It sounds like it has the potential to be hugely interesting but it’s still not clear exactly what form the final game will take, and development seems to be going quite slowly. Still, I’m going to remain hopeful.

Coming to PS4 and PC in 2016. Maybe.

-Daniel Anderson

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