We are half way through the year and there have already been some great 2016 games we have played. Some of the 2016 games were overshadowed by some larger releases, but they are still worth playing.
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Back in January when we played The Witness, it really opened out eyes to how beautiful a game can be. Set on an island with hundreds of grid puzzles scattered around each area, you now need to solve the puzzles that keep you from proceeding to the next area.
The game requires that you use every inch of your brain as the puzzles go from simple, to near impossible to complete. Every location is a marvel to behold thanks to the game’s gorgeous views and attention to detail. The Witness is by far one of the 2016 games you should give a try.
Dying Light: The Following
Dying Light is a great zombie smasher, but when it received it expansion pack, The Following, it got even better.
Techland took one of the 2016 games that already had a great zombie slaying combat system, with an awesome parkour system and improved it in The Following expansion.
Gravity Rush Remastered
Remastered for the PS4, Gravity Rush Remastered fixed all the issues the game had on the PS Vita when it released back in 2012. The game follows the story of Kat who has awoken with no memory and gets roped into a story that involves her using all her powers to try to fight a strange enemy.
The game relies on gravity and manipulating Kat and her abilities to get around. You can float through the air, and skyrocket into enemies who threaten to stop Kat at all costs. Gravity Rush Remastered is definitely one of the 2016 games you should look into.
Plants Vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2
When we reviewed Plants Vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2, we loved it. Since then the game has expanded like never before with two DLC updates adding new characters and new community events to reward players for killing a set amount of enemies.
We reviewed the latest Hitman a few months ago, and since then new episodes and content have released for the game, further expanding its episodic targets. We have been to Paris, and recently Marrakesh to take down some elusive targets.
If you do not know what Hitman is all about, you play as Agent 47, a hired hitman who sets out to take down dangerous men in the most conspicuous ways possible. It’s one of the most exhilarating 2016 games so far.
Ori and the Blind Forest
Ori and the Blind Forest is one of the most beautifully designed 2016 games. Somewhere behind it all is a story about life and how the world is slowly destroying itself.
You play as Ori, who sets out into the Blind Forest, to save the elements and hopefully bring it back to life.
Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter
Play as Sherlock Holmes and use his extraordinary abilities to progress through the adventure. Freely explore several of the city’s neighborhoods in search of clues and suspects. Interrogations, combat, chases, infiltration.
Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter, is the latest in the series to mix gaming with clever puzzles and detective work that outmatches TV shows like CSI and Criminal Minds. Its smart interrogation system lets you interview and accuse whoever you wish, with consequences though.
Resident Evil 5+6
You might have played Resident Evil 6 and Resident Evil 5 back on the PS3, but Capcom has remastered the games to match the current bar set by 2016 games. The games now run at 1080p, and include all DLC and content ever released for them.
If you love shooting zombies, or feel like a safari through Africa as Shieva and Chris, then these two 2016 games are for you. Each game also comes with an action packed survival mode, which lets you fight waves of enemies and see how long you can survive for.