2016 is here, and with a new year come new games. Here are some of the most anticipated games coming to our systems this year:
Release date: 2016
If you enjoyed the Wolfenstein reboot and you were left wanting more, then you’re in for a treat. DOOM, the visceral, demon-slaying FPS is set to return this year with a fresh coat of paint and more gore than ever. Releasing with both a single player mode in which you kill dozens of demons and a multi player mode similar to Quake, DOOM will bring back joy to the faces of people that grew up playing PC games in the 90’s.
If this description wasn’t enough to pique your interest, keep your eyes open for the beta coming soon. The beta will only be accessible to those who preordered Wolfenstein: The New Order.
Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst (PC/PS4/Xbox One)
Release date: May 24, 2016
The long-awaited prequel to the brilliant first-person parkour game will finally release in 2016. First teased at EA’s E3 2013 conference as “coming when it’s ready”, Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst will have players experience the origin story of Faith, the protagonist of the first game. EA has promised that she will act “more mature” in this prequel, although that’s not entirely logical if we’re talking about a story of her growing up.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (PC/PS4/Xbox One)
Release date: August 23, 2016
Following the hit that was Deus Ex: Human Revolution, there is no surprise that Square Enix now wants to release another full-fledged Deus Ex game (let’s not count The Fall here). This new entry in the popular Deus Ex franchise acts as a direct sequel to Human Revolution, once again following the beloved protagonist, Adam Jensen, through his adventures in a world that was turned against augmented people, like himself.
With the return of Adam Jensen, and a brand new engine, this game will surely impress most of the franchise’s fans who were let down after The Fall.
Quantum Break (Xbox One)
Release date: April 5, 2016
If reboots or sequels aren’t your thing, then you will be happy to hear that Quantum Break is Microsoft’s ambitious new IP. Pushed back from a 2015 release, Quantum Break is described as “a revolutionary entertainment experience that blurs the line between television and gaming.”
What does that mean? Well, Microsoft’s new game will release alongside a TV show that will change depending on your decisions in the game. With such a bold statement and a large company behind it, you should definitely watch this space.
No Man’s Sky (PC/PS4)
Release date: June 2016
Do you want a new IP but don’t own an Xbox One? Worry not, No Man’s Sky is the game for you. This new, promising title focuses on exploration of planets and survival, while featuring over 18 quintillion (1.8×1019) planets, many with their own flora and fauna. By exploring, players will be able to name the things they discover and add them to The Atlas, a universal guide accessible to all players.
The game has already won “The Game Award for Most Anticipated Game”, meaning that it already has a huge following on the Internet. We can only hope that the developers will not let us down with their brave promises.
Fable Legends (PC/Xbox One)
Release date: 2016
If you don’t feel like buying too many games this year, you should know that there are plenty of high-quality free-to-play games coming out. One of them is Fable Legends, which is a multiplayer title set in the Fable universe. The game is currently under closed beta testing, and fans are praising the fun gameplay, while complaining about high prices for premium currency. We can only hope that Microsoft Studios will hear players out and adjust the prices.
These are the games we are all excited for. What did we miss? What game are you must excited for in 2016? Let us know in the comments!