SG Gaming Info’s top 5 games released so far in 2016
This Top 5 list is based on games that I’ve personally played; this means that the likes of Doom (2016) and Uncharted 4 are not a part of this list.
5) The Witness (Thelka Inc) Available On – PS4, PC
Release Date – January 26, 2016 Played On – PlayStation 4
The Witness is a mind-breaking puzzle game set on an open world island. The open world nature of the game means that if you are stuck on one puzzle you can leave it and find another.
While the game is primarily about the puzzles, there is an air of mystery as the calming atmosphere and abandoned structures leave you wondering why the island is abandoned and why there are puzzles everywhere.
4) Megadimension Neptunia VII (Idea Factory International) Available on – PS4, PC
Release Date- February 12, 2016 Played on – PlayStation 4
Megadimension Neptunia VII brings players through three large interconnected stories that feature some of the darkest moments in the franchise to date.
Despite its darkness, Megadimension Neptunia VII retains the franchise’s comedic and four-wall breaking charm. However, the game still contains the franchise’s sexualized humour.
SG Gaming Info’s review of Megadimension Neptunia VII
For more information on Megadimension Neptunia VII, visit http://ideafintl.com/nep-v2/.
3) Senran Kagura Estival Versus (Marvelous) Available on – PS4, PS Vita
Release Date – March 18, 2016 Played on – PlayStation 4
While Senran Kagura franchise portrays itself as a series that is just about fan service, clothes ripping and beat-em-up combat. Senran Kagura Estival Versus proves it can go beyond these three features and tell a heartwarming and emotional story.
Senran Kagura Estival Versus is a game that made me tear up on more than one occasion as the game takes the franchise’s main cast of characters to a place between life and death. In this unfamiliar land, characters get to reunite with those they lost and say goodbye one last time.
For more information on Senran Kagura Estival Versus, visit http://estivalversus.com/.
2) Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book (Koei Tecmo) Available on – PS4, PS Vita
Release Date – June 10, 2016 Played on – PlayStation 4
Atelier Sophie is a JRPG that sees player manage gathering, crafting and combat. Atelier Sophie has received an improved alchemy and gathering system that make alchemy much more than throwing materials into a cauldron.
Atelier Sophie also offers a relaxing and heartfelt story which sees the game’s main protagonist Sophie grow in her alchemy skills while befriending a talking magic book and learning more about her friends and the world.
For more information on Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book, visit http://www.ateliergames.eu/sophie/.
1) Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment) Available on – PS4, PC, XBOne
Release Date – May 24, 2016 Played on – PlayStation 4
Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch is a must play for any multiplayer shooter fan. The multiplayer only FPS offers players a choice of twenty-one characters each with their own role, set of weapons and ability.
What helps Overwatch stand out is its reliance on strategy and teamwork as players need to work together to claim victory in the game’s objective based modes.
So far, Overwatch is lining up to be SG Gaming Info’s number one game of 2016.
For more information on Overwatch, visit https://playoverwatch.com/en-gb/.
Author: Aaron Meehan
Hi, I’m the creator of SG Gaming Info. When I’m not working on my writing or creating content for this site’s YouTube channel, I like to relax and enjoy character driven story games.