By Ali Mohsin
2015 was undoubtedly a divine year in gaming, with titles like Black Ops III, Fallout 4, GTA V (re-release), The Witcher 3 and Mortal Kombat X. 2016 promises to be no less exciting. Here’s a rough countdown to the absolutely killer games of 2016 that gamers can’t wait to play:
Dishonored 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
Bigger and better! If you liked the first game, this one is going to be even more fascinating. Dishonored 2 will give you two playable characters: Corvo from the previous game as well as the princess, Emily Caldwin, whose abilities are even more impressive. Just like Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, player can switch between the two characters to complete the missions. Also, don’t worry about the first game being too unchallenging. Arkane Studios has confirmed that Dishonored 2 will be much more difficult with better variety of choice in it.
Doom (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
Oh yes! Also known as Doom 4, this is the reboot of the legendary Doom series, 12 years after the release of Doom 3 which we all played on our good old Pentium computers! This first-person shooter game will offer you extremely gory gameplay, killing tons of badass demons using various types of weapons. It provides “push forward combat” which allows you to go on a demon-killing spree using everything you’ve got and discourages the Call of Duty style cover-and-shoot. So get ready and brace yourselves to meet your Doom!
Dark Souls III (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
Another game in Souls series to give you those in-game mini-heart attacks and setting you on frenzied struggles to beat those uncompromising bosses! The gameplay will be quite similar to that of Dark Souls II. The new features, however, will include interesting changes to character classes, which will be much more distinct now with a whole new range of contrasting abilities and weapons. The introduction of Weapon Arts will allow players to customize their weapons which are in even wider variety now. Maps are fewer, but much larger than previous games to put more focus on exploration.
Hitman (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
Agent 47 and his world of assassinations and stealth are back! Being the sixth installment in the Hitman series, the game will feature much larger maps and highly sophisticated NPCs each with unique reactions to 47’s actions.
Like before, player can use their creativity and choose between various alternatives to get the missions done; assassinate targets by entering the location using stealth and distractions the old quiet way, create scenarios and accidents to eliminate them, snipe them from long range, or go loud with guns blazing and explosives banging. The story takes place after the events of Hitman: Absolution.
Far Cry: Primal (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
Set in the pre-historic times when the struggle for survival was the real thing, Far Cry Primal is the next best thing in action-adventure gaming. Now your aim is not to achieve sophisticated modern-day objectives, but to basically survive among the vicious wild creatures and numerous tribes with wild motivations. Combat is of course frantically short-ranged and up close, requiring melee weapons and bows and arrows. Player must craft their own weapons, apart from hunting food and creating fires.
The lead character Takkar starts as a nobody but will rise to power in his own tribe, giving the player many in-game choices to alter the story. Far Cry Primal is going to take open world adventure gaming to a whole new level. If this game doesn’t excite you, I don’t know what will!
So what do you think of these awaited games of 2016? Let us know in the comments below.