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 Ten
1 Overwatch Overwatch Product Image

Before this, the only Blizzard game I had played was Hearthstone, and the only fps I played was Call of Duty, but this game beats every other game made this year. Maybe the best game I've played. The characters are very well made, (Except Bastion, they need to nerf his damage.) the servers are great, the game is fun, they aren't DLC greedy, and yet it can STILL be improved! If it were to have a campaign, it would beat out every game on the market, as well as making the Competitive ranking system more accurate, as I played with Mercy a lot in placement and got a low sr due to not playing DPS or Tank a lot.

I am honestly not regretting the $60 price tag. That says a lot as I am a very conservative spender on games.

Blizzard is just an amazing company. They do everything and work 24/7 to make the community happy. They aren't money pigs either like many other companies. It's sad how the Blizzard community is also kinda toxic. Ok, now more about the game. It has an amazing concept with balanced heroes and abilities. The possibilities in this game are endless. This game is different than the typical Call Of Duty. It doesn't get boring. Blizzard nailed it and although Uncharted 4 is a great game, I think Overwatch deserves #1

Ever since Team Fortress was released for Quake there have been a steady stream of copy cats. Some good, some bad. This leans towards good but is sullied by an endless plethora of characters with ever conflicting game play balance. Oh look another ethnic character from some corner of the world with a new counter. Plus it looks like the creators were playing TF2 on coke and decided that a new class based shooter needed to be made which can deliver ten times the amount of epileptic action. Meh.

I used to love tf2 but I would always be crushed by people way above my skill level, or which better weapons. Overwatch has so many more characters and an actual storyline through animated shorts. They are also adding new characters and it pairs you with people around your level. And if quick play gets boring custom games are amazing. My sister complains about having to turn of youtube when I play because doomsday isn't the same with lag, I constantly play this game.

2 Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Product Image

Beautiful graphics, developed, likeable, relatable, unique characters, funny one liners, intense moments and fantastically executed stealth add up to the best game I've played all decade. And that's just the campaign. Then there's the creative and addictive multiplayer. Uncharted 4:A Thief's End is a creative, wonder filled bedazzlement that I am ecstatic to see at#1

Amazing graphics even if its not real it feels like it. The story is very violent although is satisfying to go through in the game.
when I first played this it was a total experience and this game is one of the most realistic games I've ever seen. There are even more Uncharted games but by far this one is the best for me.

I could have picked any of these other games for the year's best: Overwatch is more addicting, Battlefield is more a better constraint when it comes to tone, DOOM is more entertaining to play, and Dark Souls is more difficult. But guess what? Uncharted is the only game to nail all of these at once. 97/10

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.

3 Battlefield 1 Battlefield 1 Product Image

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!

One of the most realistic if not the most realistic war game ever, even in the multiplayer. Overwatch is much worse, its overpriced with less content and gets old quickly. BF1 has better matchmaking, better maps, a not overly ambitious campaign mode, and is just all around more impressive.

The graphics made it feel like you are actually fighting in the Great War, but my only negative point is that you have to pay for the amazing dlc's, just like every other ea fps. If they made it a completely free-to-play game, others and I would be extremely happy and willing to play the game till the very end.

Honestly, the campaign was a major disappointment in terms of story, but the game play, authenticity, originality and the portrayal of World War I was absolutely spectacular, and all this was executed with stunning visuals. Loved the multiplayer!

4 Doom Doom Product Image

Please kill this game. It was amazing in the 90's when you first played it on a 486. When games didn't need a story line, or barely had one. They just needed to be fun as hell and shock your friends with the amount of gratuitous violence. Now it's just needless rehashing with every new post-Carmack incarnation of id trying to stay relevant and releasing a new Doom. The only Doom that I would ever bother to play would be filled with endless incoherent mazes, crazy monsters, and loads of them popping out everywhere. How the mighty have fallen. Their peak was the benchmark standard twitch shooter, Quake 3. After that it was all downhill. Unreal ate their lunch.

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.

Such an idgaf attitude. I felt like a total badass time whole time. Gameplay was polished and the graphics were a morbid version of beauty. The level design kept me coming back to this game car after I played it, every time I came across a stash of ammo and weapons I felt a rush of adrenalin knowing that I had an intense battle coming soon. This was my favorite game of 2016 because it was an amazing throwback to when games were just games, not interactive cut scenes.

This game is a solid 7/10 in my eyes. Good game. But the fact that this is given glowing reviews is maybe a sign that the industry hasn't had a good FPS game in a while, and the standards are lowering.

You shoot bad guys, rinse and repeat. It's about a 10-12 hour game, but easily 1/4 of it was repetition.

5 Pokémon Sun Pokémon Sun Product Image

Pokemon Sun and Moon, for lack of a more poetic phrase, feel like a breath of fresh air for the Pokemon series. Even though Sun and Moon will be familiar to anyone who's ever played a Pokemon game at first, closer inspection and further playtime show two games that take more risks than any main series Pokemon game since Red and Blue. The fact that they embrace change rather than what's worked in the past give them the distinction of being two of the best games of the year. (Slash

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.

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.

6 Dark Souls III Dark Souls III Product Image

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.

Full orchestra music, epic boss battles, large variety of enemies, several types of weapons, and extremely fun exploration in a unique map design.

Dark souls 3 was the best experience of my life, I cried and cried and cried during the whole game, it was hell for me but it was also beautiful!

Dark Souls 3 is the legacy of the souls' series. Epic boss battles, Great music and it also fixed Dark Souls 2's problems like bad level design and difficulty

7 Watch Dogs 2 Watch Dogs 2 Product Image

Yeah this is fun! It's a free roam game where you can do whatever. Weather it's hunting people down other players, campaign, or co-op. Or even being a hypocrite to the campaign and blow people up!

It's a great game that Ubisoft made with amazing storyline and character! The graphics are awesome and how Ubisoft created Watch Dogs 2 in general is wonderful.

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

Dude this is the best game in the world and no game can compare with it and deserves to be the top1!

8 Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Product Image

I'd say this is the best game of 2016. So much charm, so much polish, it's so much better than over watch. I hate Team based first person shooters, people don't know how to work as a team so that fact alone ruins the same. In this game, you fight alone or against a single person. So, you don't have to deal with the incompetence of others. I love that you can finally select an actual stage to fight on instead of just the world martial arts tournament. Finally, they added cooler. They have a full roster of 68 characters

I have played neither of the 2 Xenoverse games, but I watch people play it and it looks very fun. I have just started to watch dbz about 2 months ago. It is really cool.

Much better than the first. Still has its problems, but still worthy of a spot in the top 10.

Why the hell are watch dogs 2,no man's sky, street fighter and pokemon go above this?

9 Pokemon Moon Pokemon Moon Product Image

Oh man... This was the best video game ever. The story was brilliant, the characters were likeable (except for Lusamine, of course), the region was gorgeous, and the graphics took my breath away. Also, Team Skull had some of the most meta quotes in video game history, and ya boi Guzma is awesome. I love the idea of the Island Challenge, where you travel Alola to complete the trials and defeat the Kahunas. I felt like it had a POINT, unlike gym battles in earlier games. A lot of people got really pissed at the abundance of long cutscenes, but I didn't really mind. The characters had distinct personalities, unlike in XY, where every character was a carbon copy of the last.

While I have mixed thoughts about Ash's new look in the anime, I will tell you that these games are a must-buy. The graphics are stellar, the trials were an interesting gimmik (I don't know how to spell that) Team skull are the closest thing we will get to having Miror B. (from the collusseum games) back, being utterly silly and just dancing all around. I love how Lillie had a lot of character development (Nebby, get in the Bag), and am I the only one that actually LIKES the story. Better than most main series games. And don't even get me started on Z-moves!

It's something fresh for the Pokemon series, and I love it. Every new generation of Pokemon is reminiscent of the days when video games weren't dominated by generic shooters and adult content. Pokemon has remained popular despite how everyone's "growing up." Nintendo, thank you for daring to be different and being the better choice for people who prefer family-friendly gaming.

Best Pokemon games yet! Finally Nintendo tries something slightly different from their normal formula & it pays off in full. This game has an immersive story, amazing characters, an extremely-creative region, a great soundtrack, & finally got rid of those stupid HMs! On a scale of 1 to 10, it's over 9000(come on. I had to make the reference).

10 Forza Horizon 3 Forza Horizon 3 Product Image

There's not much to say other than it's a Forza Horizon game - so pretty much perfect right? Incredibly fun if you're the right person, and that's why I think it's so low on the list. Unless you're into cars and customisation, you probably won't care for it

For anybody who missed the time when FH3 was at its peak and was still being updated... you really missed out.

Why is forza horizon 3 here it should be at number one this had the best graphics, the best gameplay, the best car selection, best customisation, best open world, lived up way past its potential and supplies hours of fun for the whole family

Best graphics. Great gameplay. Countless hours of fun.

The Contenders
11 Tom Clancy's The Division Tom Clancy's The Division Product Image

I thought it was Tom clancy's splinter cell Pandora tomorrow.
But I have this game in my house Xbox!

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

Great video game... awesome fun with aspects of third person shooter and rpg

I liked this game. The gameplay was fun.

12 Titanfall 2 Titanfall 2 Product Image

Such an underrated game. The multiplayer is fun and addicting with very fluid movement mechanics. The story in this game is amazing on top of that. This game and Battlefield 1 put Infinite Warfare in the ground.

Needs to be top 10. Just a shame got released at a stupid time next to BF4 and IW. Yet it is a fantastic game. Finished the campaign and I was never bored for a second. Makes you feel attached to the titan in quite an impressive way, and I'm sure I wasn't the only one who *SPOILERS*

Was upset when but died.

This game is so much better than the first with a surprisingly good campaign and awesome multiplayer. It's just a shame that is was released in between boyfriend and Call of Duty.

A severly underrated FPS that is exhilarating, fast paced, and overall just fun, way better than the original and way better than most shooters currently on the market! One of the best first person shooters in a LONG time!

13 Fire Emblem: Fates Fire Emblem: Fates Product Image

Excellent; Fire Emblem is one of the only turn-based tactical RPGs still alive and strong along with Xcom. It's basically anime chess, but with strong focus on gameplay and character development that makes all 3 games in the package a joy to play.

This game gets way too much hate. Not only is it super enjoyable, it also got me into Fire Emblem as a whole.

They are fun games but I liked Conquest more than Birthright.

Surprised to see it this high!

14 Batman: The Telltale Series Batman: The Telltale Series Product Image

I generally dislike Batman, but this game was amazing.
Good job, Telltale Games, you did it again.

Love Batman and TellTale games, wish they did A New Frontier on PS3!

Can't go wrong with Batman.

15 Pokemon Go

Why is everyone so excited by flipping pokemon! When will this stupid craze just DIE! so overrated. just come from top 10 mika songs and I was not impressed by the list. people should care about things over than games. I spend my times browsing the web and making documents. plus I am 11. it justs proves. also I have heard on the news that people have been breaking into other people's homes to get the charzad. what the hell is wrong these people, why should people break in kill others for their pokemon. I have always hated it!

This game is worst as hell because it's make me annoyed and disturb people (example:At Church, At Cemetry, At Restaurant, At Street) by the way it's too dangerous that this game always make us glued to screen. So pokemon go must be banned and pokemon go make people racist.

Of course Pokemon made it on to the list. To me, Pokemon is a boring game, and the characters are boring. My brother plays the game and watches the kids' T.V. series (which is beyond the worst show ever! ) But to sum it all up: I hate Pokemon!

Are you kidding me? Pokemon Go? Man, rhis crap is overrated as hell. It's not even a Pokemon game. All you do is catch, battle. IF you even call that battling. And, like your starter? Well, too bad, Pokemon Go makes starters useless. Horrbile game.

16 Street Fighter V Street Fighter V Product Image

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

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

Best game ever

17 Far Cry Primal Far Cry Primal Product Image

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

18 NBA 2K17 NBA 2K17 Product Image

A lot of people may complain about 2K17 for many reasons, but it's definitely a fun game. MyCareer never gets boring if you use your imagination, and can always hop onto MyPark or Pro-Am if you DO get bored of it. MyTeam seems like a waste of time, but pulling off a crazy team without spending VC is temporarily fun. MyLeague / MyGM never gets boring, the only thing is that you never end up playing the games, you just simulate them, which does get repetitive. Definitely one of my favorite games of the year.

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

This is probably the first non-shooter, non-violent, non-pokemon game out there. I can't stand any of those, so this is my favorite.

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

19 WWE 2K17 WWE 2K17 Product Image

The game sucks so many glitches this should be one of the worst games of 2016 and is definitely the worst wrestling game of all time except backstage assault.

I only buy these games so I can go on a gauntlet of beating everyone with my created character "Satan" Then I snap the disk.

Good game but John Cena sucks though.

It should be number 1

20 Final Fantasy XV Final Fantasy XV Product Image

How is this so low on the list? This game was a blast. The characters are so much fun, the animation (as always) is beautifully rendered, and despite the somewhat loose storyline, it still delivered a great experience.

This might be the most flawed game of 2016 along with The Last Guardian, however the reason why it's still considered as a great game is that it's filled with surprises and the charm of the main characters.

Although It didn't deliver a strong story telling as we would expect however, game delivered an amazing world design, great soundtrack even thought it can get lazy sometimes by being repetitive in some locations, surpassingly deep combat mechanics and really dynamic so, in the end I wasn't disappointed after all

Square currently packing huge DLC and updates to make this game twice as better.

21 Pokken Tournament Pokken Tournament Product Image

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

PETA's gonna be mad at this...

22 Gears of War 4 Gears of War 4 Product Image

Amazing game. Great graphics, plotlines, story, characters, foreshadows and the weapons.
What makes this game so satisfying? A chainsaw in a gun!

23 Shadow Warrior 2 Shadow Warrior 2 Product Image
24 Valkyria: Azure Revolution
25 Dishonored 2 Dishonored 2 Product Image

I will vote for this one because it is definitely not high enough on this list (same goes for Skyrim: Special Edition, though for different reasons). It may not be open world, which would fit the style and theme of the game (though I am not sure if this is why it is not higher), and I have not gotten that far into the game so I cannot say any of this as 100% accurate, but the game is dark, fun and just difficult enough without being overly so, as well as having a deep story, a great atmosphere and a good Steampunk style.

Production quality is undeniably top notch. It also handles nicely. Lots of good things. Very cool game. Can't think of negative things to say. It does what it set out to do at a very high level.

One of the more underrated games this year.

Is a really good game

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