StormZtrooper’s Top Ten Games Of 2016

    10. Job Simulator

    Job Simulator was my first PSVR experience, and am I glad it was.  Between the funny robot antics and the crazy work environments, it makes great use of the virtual reality aspects.  This game is my favorite PSVR game to date, and I’m hoping for more PSVR experiences similar moving forward.

    9. Inside

    Inside, what a game.  Honestly, it’s my indie game of the year and nothing has left me with more questions at the end then this game has.  If you would like to hear my spoiler-y thoughts on the game, check them out here or you can watch my entire play-through of the game here.

    8. Gears Of War 4

    Gears of War 4, such a fun and amazing game.  The campaign is probably my favorite shooter campaign of the year, and it left me craving for so much more.  Also, who could forget Old Man Marcus?  He is probably my favorite video-game character this year.  If you are craving a third-person shooter game to start off the year then look no further.

    7. Dark Souls 3

    Da……..crap, I just died.  *Respawn* Dark……again, dead.  If that doesn’t give you an idea of what this game about, I don’t know what will.  Dark Souls 3 is a game I love to hate and hate to love.  It’s a game about learning from your mistakes, and pushing forward.  It has never felt so satisfying to beat a boss or enemy in a game like this one.  If you rage quit easily, avoid this game, but if you love a challenge then this game is for you!

    6. Forza Horizon 3

    Forza Horizon 3, honestly can’t think of a better racing game in the last five years.  The open world of Australia is the perfect place to explore and race across between the outback, the forest, the city and the coast-line all provides a great variety.  The amount of cars, customization options, and challenges, there is enough content to keep you racing for a very long time.

    5. Overwatch

    I blame my fellow editors for this one as they got me into this.  In this game, I never felt like I was losing, as I’m more of an “objective-based” player.  No matter the amount of times I died, I always felt like each match I did great.  Also, the amount of variety with maps and characters, kept me going back for more and more.  If you like team-based multiplayer games, then this one is for you!

    4. Uncharted 4

    Uncharted 4, my first ten out of ten for the year.  If you would like to read my review, you can find it here (Don’t worry there is also a video).  Nick and I also did a spoiler-cast that you can watch or listen to here.  This game was such a fitting end to the series, and was one of the best Uncharted entries to date.

    3. Titanfall 2

    Titanfall 2, this is one game that I almost skipped entirely this year after playing the Technical Alpha and hating it.  Respawn took all of the criticism and feedback from the Alpha and changed this game into what it should have been originally.  This is the first entry in a Titanfall game that included a campaign, and oh how good it was.  Stop reading this, and go play it right now, till the very end, you will thank me later.  Not only is the campaign amazing, the multiplayer is just as phenomenal as ever.  It’s everything I wanted, plus more.  You need a good multiplayer game to keep you busy, but only have about 15 minutes to spare here and there?  This is your game.  This is a must play and don’t overlook it like I almost did.

    2. Battlefield 1

    Battlefield 1.  It has had me hooked since the first reveal trailer and has yet to take it’s hooks out of me.  The World War 1 setting has what I’ve been missing from FPS shooters for years.  The campaign in this game is phenomenal and really shows the brutality of war.  Between the Alphas, Betas and the actual release, I have put way more hours into the multiplayer portion of this game then I would like to admit on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4.  This game was almost my GOTY for 2016, but another title just barely beat it.

    1. Watch Dogs 2

    Watch Dogs 2, I went radio silent on this game when it was announced as I wanted to go completely blind in this game after having the unpopular opinion of loving the first one and am I glad I did.  Between the awesome environment of San Francisco and the game-play of this game, it just kept me coming back for more and more.  It’s the first game that I have 100% completed since Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, one of my all time favorites if that gives you an idea of my love for this game.  Definitely don’t skip out on this one, its my GOTY of 2016.

    Honorable mentions:

    Deux Ex: Mankind Divided

    Dishonored 2

    Dead Rising 4

    Games I wish I could have played in time for this list:

    Final Fantasy XV

    The Witness

    Firewatch

    My most disappointing game of 2016:

    Mafia III

    Sound off in the comments below about my top ten games or let me know what your top ten games of 2016 is!