PC gaming is amazing and the one thing I am very grateful for of Microsoft is the fact that with the release of Windows 10, they actually started taking PC gaming on Windows more seriously. With the release of new graphics cards from both AMD as well as Nvidia, we have all the more reasons to get back to PC gaming and start afresh.
This post is about some of the best PC games of 2016 that you might have missed. But keep in mind that the list isn’t written in a ranked order so don’t get furious about the placements of the titles. Let’s get started with the list and see which games were worth being called “the best” in 2016.
Overwatch was a surprise to the gaming community as the game was much more addictive than what people expected. One of the major factors behind Overwatch’s success was the fact that it was a team game with amazing elements. You can choose a Hero you want to play with, and every Hero has their own strengths and weaknesses. This new Blizzard title came with beautiful graphics that people loved.
You can choose a Hero you want to play with, and every Hero has their own strengths and weaknesses. This new Blizzard title came with beautiful graphics that people loved. Personally, I find the game quite similar to Dota but in the first person. But that’s just my opinion.
Superhot is a unique first person shooter that stands away from the “war shooter” category and brings something new to the table. The player in the game has to take out the enemies using his own weapons and guns, and the game brings in a time element to make things interesting. The game only moves forward when you, the player are moving. This also brings a strategic element where you have to decide your next step in order to survive in the game. The graphics are quite minimalistic.
The whole environment is white and gray in color while the enemies are red. The weapons, on the other hand, are black.
Firewatch is a very unique first person mystery and adventure game. The game revolves around Henry who is a Shoshone National fireguard in the year of 1989. The story takes place after Yellowstone fires in the year 1988.
The game is about incidents that have been happening with Henry as well as Delilah who is his supervisor, and they both keep in contact on radio., You can choose to play the game using dialogs, and as the game progresses, the relationship between Delilah and Henry progresses. It is an amazing mystery game that one should definitely try.
The graphics and soundtrack of the game make it more amazing and worth spending your time and money on.
Sid Meier’s Civilization VI is a turn-based game and also the game in the Civilization series of games. Civilization games are known for being an exciting game about ruling and developing civilizations that are you can setup in the start of the game.
As the game progresses and as per the choices and decisions you take in the game, the further events unfold. You can lead your settlement to become a superpower, or you can go ham and wreck havoc on neighbor civilizations. But keep in mind that things can go ugly at any time so make sure you think about the decisions you take.
The game brings amazing characters like Gandhi, Cleopatra, Teddy Roosevelt and more as leaders of your settlements. So if you are into strategy and turn based games, Civilization 6 is a game that you should not miss.
Rise of the Tomb Raider
The game was originally released in 2015, but the PC version was made available in 2016. The game brings a lot of new things to the table. The game is a sequel to the Tomb Raider series which rebooted in 2013.
The story of the game is about Lara Croft who is now in Siberia to find the city of Kitezh – a legendary city. She’s against an evil organization that wants to stop her in her ordeal to find Kitezh which promises immortality. You get to play as Lara Croft while she goes through extreme conditions of Siberia.
Forza Motorsport 6: APEX
This is the first of the two Forza games you will find on this list. The Motorsport 6: Apex is a free to play game for Microsoft Windows. The eighth game from Forza brings new gameplay features like night time racing and racing in rain. You also have a story mode with more than 70 hours of gameplay. You can choose from more than 450 cars which is amazing. It is definitely one of the best racing PC game of 2016.
Forza Horizon 3
Forza Horizon 3 is an open world racing game that is set in Australia and it has a HUGE map. The map is twice the size of what Forza Horizon 2 had to offer. Not only is this an open world racer, but it also brings multiplayer racing and it features a cross platform playing using Xbox Play anywhere. You can choose from more than 350 cars and more will be added with future updates.
The Forza Horizon 3 is the ninth game in the Forza series of racing games and it is definitely one of the best racing games of 2016 for PC (DO SOMETHING EA!).
Battlefield decided to take things a while back and decided it was time to bring back the World War 1 vibe to their latest Battlefield game i.e. Battlefield 1. The game brings back the World War 1 weapons and ways of combat. You have a huge co-op mode and a story made that takes places around different characters. The story mode introduces all the new weapons, tanks and ways you can play the game in the multiplayer mode.
Not only is the game beautiful, but it keeps the amazing and witty elements of Battlefield games while bringing a lot of things to the table. You can go ahead and join a multiplayer game and go ham. Kill people with syringes or slaughter them while riding the horse. Battlefield 1 is truly one of the best PC games released in 2016.
Gears of War 4
Gears of War 4 was long due and it finally launched for PC with a really good looking version of the game. The game is well optimized for PC and the graphics are stunning. It is a third-person shooter game which many similarities with older Gears of Wars games – which is not a bad thing.
Things like Dropshot weapon, the Buzzkill etc. are present and the players can also choose to take down their enemies in a different number of ways. The best part of the game is the weather changing environments which also affects the gameplay.
There are four kinds of weathers i.e. heavy breeze in which the environment will be more violent – dusty and more rustles in trees and leaves and other 3 weather which have their own gameplay effects.
DOOM is a first person shooter and it is a reboot of the Doom series of games. This is the fourth game in the series after the last game was released back in 2004. You, as the player take control of an unknown marine who has to fight through hell (literally) killing and slaughtering monsters and demonic forces from Hell released on you by Union Aerospace Corp. and this game is set on Mars.
The game brings amazing combat and shooting which as a player you will definitely enjoy!
Dishonored 2 is an action and adventure game with elements of stealth. The Dishonored 2 is sequel to Dishonored which was released back in 2012. The game is set in the Empire of Isles whose empress is Emily Kaldwin and as a player you can choose to play as Emily or her bodyguard and father Corvo Attano. Both of these characters have their own abilities and there are a number of ways you can complete the game. You can choose to play in a stealthy manner or you can go in all guns blazing and screw things up.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is an action and stealth game in which you have to play in a world that is set in the year 2029. As the player of the game, you have to play as Adam Jensen who is the same character that was present in last Deus Ex game.
This is basically a first person shooter game which has some third person characteristics. You can interact using dialogs, and you can play the game using skills like combat, hacking, and even stealth.
Total War: Warhammer
Total War: Warhammer is a turn based real time strategy game in the Total War series. This is the 10th game in the Total War series and it is the first game of the Warhammer trilogy. The game has a turn based campaign in which you have to manage cities and armies in the Warhammer world. You can choose to control one of the many factions and each of them have their own characteristics.
Honorable Mentions & Verdict
Apart from all the other games, we think we should mention some that definitely deserve a mention. The first is The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine which is a DLC for the original The Witcher 3 but it has more than 20 hours of gameplay which is worth playing.
Then we have The Dragon, Cancer which is a beautiful game. It is a narrative game about Joel Green’s fight against cancer for 4 years. It is not only a beautiful game, but extremely emotional. Don’t worry if you shed a tear or two while playing this – they’re not those ninjas chopping onions. That’s just your feelings.
These were some of the best PC games that we saw in 2016. A number of amazing titles are coming up, and the PC gaming scene will be amazing for us in the coming year.