Top 5 Video Games of 2016
Narrowing down the top five of the 2016 video games was a challenge with the numerous games being released or re-mastered. Through testing varied games, asking seasoned gamers opinions, and reading online reviews, here is the final cut of the top five games from 2016.
Pokemon Go is formatted for iOS and Android devices and developed by Niantic. It has revolutionized gaming by using a global positioning system (GPS) to link imaginary characters to real locations. The uniquely cleaver programing where imaginary Pokemon are found in real interactive places has mobilized gamers. Pokemon Go has some great flashback similarities to some older original Pokemon games. The overzealous consumption of the game is its appeals to both young (new) gamers, to parents wishing to connect with their kids, to older gamers because of nostalgia from the original games released for the game boy color. Best of all it is free.
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD is formatted for Wii U and developed by Nintendo. It is a high definition remake of the Zelda adventure. The game holds plenty of memorable programming that has stood the test of time. Nintendo’s high-definition update modernized the look and feel, providing sharper and enhanced graphics. The most noteworthy part of this game is the puzzles and dungeons, found throughout the series. Many of the dungeons are brilliantly designed, and its timeless story is arguably Zelda’s best attribute.
Tom Clancy’s The Division is formatted for PS4, Xbox One and developed by Ubisoft. This game is an expansive, colossal post apocalyptic game in which saviors of society attempt to rebuild and save the city, a wintery New York. With willful focus on shooting and looting it presents itself as a futuristic survival game. Rewards abound in this game as your shooting expertise increases. The real depth of the game is delving into the different characters.
No Man’s Sky is formatted for the PC, PS4, and developed by Hello Games. It is a truly open universe like no other game. Whether a distant planet or a mountain on the horizon, you can go there. You fly seamlessly from the surface of a planet to another. Every star in the sky is a sun that you can visit. Where you’ll go and how fast you traverse your way through this universe is up to you, so the self paced accomplishments and choices are endless. From survival to epic journeys, this is a highly creative game with endless possibilities.
Overwatch is formatted for the PC, Xbox One, and PS4, and developed by Blizzard Entertainment. It is a balanced multiplayer game. The player attempts to escort a payload or take control over an objective or battle. Taking control over an objective in this game is based on player versus player (PVP). There is no story line besides out of game lore. There are 22 characters to choose from with more on the way. The constant updates, patches, and bug fixes is a testament to Blizzard’s dedication to keep it’s game as balanced as possible for the best gaming experience.