Best Video Games of 2016

I KNOW 2015 IS NOT OVER YET,
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 Ten

1 Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Uncharted 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 was a pretty weak year for games, a lot of disappointments, so it's easy to see why Uncharted 4 comes out on top. It's honestly the only game that stood out this year and also happens to be one of the best video games ever made, there is just no competing with that. - UnjustNation

These are one of those games you get hooked to. I had the same vibe for The Last Of Us. Storylines are great, and has depth, and of course, FUN

Truly a Thief's end to an absolutely god tier franchise.

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2 Overwatch Overwatch

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.

Overwatch is the best game ever, but I wasn't expecting it THIS high! Yay!

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3 Battlefield 1 Battlefield 1

This game is so awesome! I don't even have it but the gameplay is so badass I pissed myself! The different guns and classes make the game so diverse and unique compared to other games cough cough infinite warfare. The maps are almost real it seams I'm at the battle myself. This game deserves to be on the top three and all of you know it. I'm SO HYPED FOR IT!

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

Way better than shooting robots in space! BF1 kicks butt! Over watch and some dumb parkour game can suck it

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4 Pokémon Sun Pokémon Sun

The game is good. But the starting point is WAY to long. Its like nintendo needs to teach you every little detail that most of us already know! Just make a option to go through the tutorial for gods sake. So if you don't want to you don't have to! The game is a great one though.

I finally completed the main game, and in my conclusive opinion, Pokemon Sun and Moon have the best to offer in the series yet. Much better than Pokemon X and Y, and that's saying something. Happy 20th anniversary to Nintendo's 2nd best-selling video game franchise. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

It is pretty good. My friend was able to finish the ENTIRE game in about 40 hours (he plays at night until 6 AM in the morning, just plain sad)! All he had to do was capture the Ultra Beasts, and that was just it. He also said it had a pretty sad story, which was better than Minecraft: Story Mode.

Anything's better than story mode; you have no impact on the story. Any choice you make will not affect the outcome WHATSOEVER. - mattstat716

Yo-Kai watch 2's story was better (same goes for the mario franchise)

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5 Doom Doom

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.

Great graphics, even better gameplay, along with loads of powerful weapons to blow demons apart with. What more could you want? This is the reboot that the original deserved - Ballistc

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

This is quite good. If I made this list, it would be a bit lower. - maestroERROR123

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6 Pokemon Moon Pokemon Moon

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

My favorite Pokemon game so far. Amazing plot and characters. The "evil" team, Team Skull, is more amusing than anything, and there are many ships that I love.

Pokemon Have Never Failed On A Game!

I juts finished playing it. I loved it

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7 Dark Souls III Dark 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.

It a really good if you want to buy a challenging game this is it

I think that people are overrating this game a little too much. I'd put it in the top 50. - maestroERROR123

Great great game. How can anyone have such imagination

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8 Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

Maybe the best fighting game of 2016

Vote for this! It's going to be one of the best games of 2016, maybe better than Nsuns4

Get this to the top 10, be intelligent people!

No it is the best fighting game in 2016

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9 Watch Dogs 2 Watch Dogs 2

Best game ever, amazing graphics, and hack everything!

Fun as hell, way better than number 1. Positive ratings everywhere you look, and packed with side missions. Totally worth it.

This games is very, very awesome. Full of sweet things to do in this world and more HACKS - PrinceOfFire

It is not a good game it is a great game

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10 Tom Clancy's The Division Tom 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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The Newcomers

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? The Jackbox Party Pack 3 The Jackbox Party Pack 3

The Contenders

11 Street Fighter V Street 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

I haven't even played it yet and I'm hyped about it

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12 Pokken Tournament Pokken Tournament

Why am I on this website? Is there any point in life?

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13 NBA 2K17 NBA 2K17

NBA 2k is an annual must for all sports enthusiasts, with stunning graphics and visuals, plus the game physics are improving year by year. - AKASHPAWAR

Huge basketball fan so personally I think it should and is the best game - Roro23

So weird, though, it takes a day, a whole day, to install on xbox one and other console stuff!

Best sports simulator out there!

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14 Pokemon Go

It's not in the pokemon series lol. However it remains the prime example of a good phone game.

It Had A Good Affect On The Country It Had People Go On More Runs And Got More People Fit And In Shape

Just wish the server issues could be fixed sooner

Because you got to go outside to do it again and again.

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15 Far Cry Primal Far Cry Primal

This game will kick ass when it releases!

I've played it before but I think ARK survival evolved is better it has WAY more content and taming - Katekat123

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

16 WWE 2K17 WWE 2K17

Pre ordered it can't wait for goldberg

It's just the way that I like it fam good graphics and more superstars

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17 Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana
18 XCOM 2 XCOM 2

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

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19 Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam

An excellent Video game with the most engaging BAttle System alongside Bowser's Inside Story! HOWEVER, there is a little bit too much padding and filler which kind of just slows the whole entire Video Game Down. HOWEVER, I will still highly recommend this Video Game to all of you! I highly recommend it! Despite all of the padding and filler that it has and/or possesses, it is a very great Video game with Very Great Characters and Very great Gameplay and music. the music is awesome, especially the final boss battle theme in my opinioN! They're aren't really any new characters I n here, but the ones who are already hear are all portrayed so darn well. - HeavyDonkeyKong

HeavyDonkeyKong, could you please tell me what battle system is/means/is genuinely observed? At the same time as I, Kieran Stark (aka the Ultimate Daredevil) am confused about what a video game's battle system is, I am getting the point. I sorta like this game, even though it is the weakest of all the Mario & Luigi RPGs (unlike Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story's predecessors, which are heavily underrated because of their sharp retro presentations! Yeah, I still said it! ) and Paper Mario: Sticker Star is the only Mario RPG that is (much) worse than Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam even though it is not as unplayable as Hydilide. Classic Nintendo > Modern Nintendo (and it's because of FAR more reasons than just Princess Peach getting kidnapped to make the Mario franchise at least a bit more anti-feminist).

I really don't think you should make a list about games you likely haven't played fully yet, but since I can tell that Paper Jam will most likely obliterate every other Mario and Luigi game so far, it gets my vote. - Garythesnail

Paper Mario + Mario & Luigi = Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam

20 Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2

It's so fun playing in the backyard and playing online! Really fun to play turf takeover and mixed mode!

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