This year has seen some fantastic releases and next year is expected to be even better. With an already jam-packed line-up, here’s a few games that are sure to be some of the highlights of 2016.
GT Sport (PS4)
The PS4 has a huge amount of games to fit nearly every genre, however, racing games is one area that variety lacks. But this is all about to change with Sony’s elite car racing sim, which is set for release in 2016. Named GT Sport, it will look to provide the most realistic racing sim available on any console. Weather effects should also be jaw-dropping. In fact, any car fan will probably grab a PS4 just for this game alone – long awaited, but 2016 will be major for racing and PS4 fans alike.
When it’s developed by Naughty Dog, you know that it’s probably going to win lots of awards and basically be a masterpiece. The Uncharted series is a prime example of just what adventure games should be. With a mix of puzzles, action and suspense – you’ll struggle to find a better series within this genre. The story will continue to follow Nate, whom has retired and thought the action and mayhem was past him. However, he was wrong, as he is drawn back into yet another thrilling action packed journey. Both the visuals and storyline are expected to be the best yet, all making for an amazing experience for PS4 owners. The multiplayer feature is also expected to add a dimension not found previously in the series. Get ready for this one, it’s sure to be special.
Quantum Break (XBOX One)
Microsoft’s attempt to bring to light the adventure action genre for XBOX One fans, Quantum Break will follow an engaging storyline that will entice plenty of action. Jack Joyce is the main playable character whom is involved a time traveling experiment which has gone wrong. As time begins to stagnate, it creates the perfect environment for action and developments. Expected to be visually stunning, loaded with both action and puzzles, this title is on course to be a very good game.
Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4)
Fans of role playing games are sure to be awaiting, with much anticipation, the upcoming release of Horizon Zero Dawn. Set in a futuristic world where evolution has resulted in robotic-like creatures, it’s Aloy’s job, the main character, to progress through the dangerous environment of which the game is set. Typical RPG elements are at the forefront of gameplay – allowing you to craft and collect items. The open-world environment will also be enhanced by a dramatic weather system and day / night light cycle.
Crackdown 3 (XBOX One)
British developer, Reagent Games, will be bringing the next Crack Down to the XBOX One in 2016. Using the Unreal Engine, visuals should be ultra-impressive – which is perfect for the destructive environments which Crackdown 3 will ultimately provide. One thing that is going to be super exciting is the fact that you’ll be able to destroy absolutely anything and everything. How awesome is that? It’s rare you get to play a game where this is possible – but a real selling point that comes with this title. What’s more, Crackdown 3 will use real-time cloud technology, meaning everything you do will be saved within the world. Little else has been leaked, but it’s these features which make this one an expected huge title of 2016.
Planet Coaster (PC)
Whilst the business sim genre doesn’t have the same mass appeal that others do, this game is expected to be massive. It might even be so good that it raises the eyebrows of those who couldn’t really care-less about such a game. After all, the graphics look stunning and the creativity that you’ll be able to enjoy, well… seemingly endless. The fact is, since Chris Sawyer brought to life this genre, nothing much else has had such a wow factor. But this is expected to change, thanks to this upcoming title. Planet Coaster will be in competition with Rollercoaster Tycoon World – both out to become the real winner in 2016. However, right now, Planet Coaster seems to have more to offer – might it become the best business sim of all time? Hopefully.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands (PS4, XBOX One, PC)
With vast environments that cover mountains and deserts, the visuals won’t just look jaw-dropping, but it will all be within an open-world setting. Players will be welcomed to a single player or coop mode – but it will not allow larger multiplayer lobbies. The story is centred on The Ghosts (US Elite Special Forces), whom are tasked with destabilising a vicious drug cartel based in Bolivia. However, it’s the open-world setting that is expected to be the real highlight here, providing you with stunning snowy mountains, jungle, desert and other heart-skipping areas. Tactical shooter fans should be revved up about this one.