Best Video Games of 2016

But let's be real for a second, if I would'nt make this list someone else would make it before 2016!
So quit whining and come back December 2016 so that you can vote for the games that rocked the hardest this year!

The Top TenXW

1Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

Definitely one of the best games of the year. I just loved the single player campaign, despite the first few chapters being boring. My only gripe is with the lack of modes in multiplayer. - MKBeast

This game just set a really high bar in both graphics and story.

Maybe we should kinda wait til it comes out. - MKBeast

Legendary game

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As a HUGE Blizzard fan I played almost all of their games (Didn't play Diablo I and Warcraft I-III) And I will buy this game for sure It's golden just like all Blizzard games. And Overwatch KILLED Team Fortress 2 A game that's made by valve and it got Crushed by Blizzard. - Aguythatpeopleignores

This game is the greatest. The heroes have several awesome abilities to use and are all super fun. Multiplayer in this game is crazy fun and addicting. The only downside is that it is pretty much only online. - AlBrEv2003

I love this game, pretty much everything about the core game is wonderful. Ranked mode sucks though and the progression system is also trash but they don't really bother me much. I still enjoyed doom more but this is a close second place for me.

Probably the most fun I've ever had

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3Battlefield 1

The game isn't even out already and it's already high on this list. From the trailer the game looks far more promising than infinite warfare. Just don't over hype the game.

Stop voting for a game that is not out yet it could be terrible for all you know

I always wanted a shooting-game set in WW1. Finally, someone at EA and DICE woke up and saw the light. Imagine yourself: planes, tanks, flame throwers, mustard gas, no science fiction like Call of Duty, and much more! I'm hyped already!

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This is a mostly old school shooter in 2016 and is so good. This is just pure intense violence and joy. This is almost as good as the original (one of the best games ever) as much as I love overwatch I just appreciate doom more and the fact that a game like this was made in 2016 and became a success. The game also does a very good job with characterization of the simple protagonist and I love how the protagonists emotions are delivered though no word and though action and the felling of doomguy perfectly matches the players emotion. Multiplayer and snap map suck but the single player is just so good.

This is a perfect example of homage to a great series. It's everything you want from a DOOM game. - MKBeast

I thought nothing... NOTHING could beat Uncharted 4... Then I played this masterpiece!

Easily the best first-person shooter since Halo Reach

5Dark Souls III

This is the perfect swansong for Dark Souls. Its difficulty is back, its combat is a lot more fluid and fast paced, AI is very smart, graphics are stunning, weapon arts change up tactics, and more. This deserves game of the year, hands down.

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6Pokemon Moon

It may not be out, but it's Pokemon! They've never failed the main series games.

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7Pokémon Sun

Aren't versions the same? But with different pokemon and story?

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8Far Cry Primal

This game will kick ass when it releases!

I don't have the game but I've seen the trailer and its awesome

9Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4

A great conclusion to an awesome gaming franchise! - DenBoro

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10No Mans Sky

I don't think it's what people were expecting, but it's a lot of fun and one of the best sandbox games ever created.

While it may not be the best game of the year, NMS is an exciting, touching and technically breathtaking experimental ambient game. Highly underrated.

I was so hyped for this game. Its has been delayed for a long time. When I played it I was so disappointted

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The Newcomers

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The Contenders

11Stardew Valley
12Pokemon Go

Just wish the server issues could be fixed sooner

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13Street Fighter V

This shouldn't be here this game was incomplete at launch bad servers and no arcade mode - ikerevievs

I feel so sorry for those who went through this shallow cash in. - MKBeast

This is the only one we already know it's pretty sweet, so it deserves it's place here! - CastlevaniaFanboy128

14XCOM 2

XCOM: Enemy Unknown already rebooted the series perfectly and I hope this game will be at least as good! - CastlevaniaFanboy128

It's the only one that's actually out for crying it loud.

15Tom Clancy's The Division

It's march, so I'm voting for something that has actually released lol

The updates ruined it for me. Fun while it lasted though!

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16The Last Guardian
17The King of Fighters XIV
18Kingdom Hearts III

This game may not come out in 2016, maybe even 2027, but when it comes out it better be in my number 1 or in the top 3 - idontknow

I am the worlds biggest Kingdom Hearts Fan. I've waited so long for this game. Please let it release this year! - Jonerman

This game is taking so long to come out, but that's a good thing because it lets me know that Square Enix is taking their time with this one. KH3 is gonna be huge! - Mcgillacuddy

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