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

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

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

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

Best Game OF all TIME

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2 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.

2nd? why not first?

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3 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.

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! - AKASHPAWAR

This is a good game. Multiplayer is God and much better than that dumb polluted Overwatch.
Campaign is good but could be longer.
And I also like how Aussies are in a FPS for once! Go Aussies!

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4 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.

You figure that we'd know it by now since they repeated the same formula 7 times - marmalade_skies

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

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

This was a great Pokémon game! I didn't know much about the game but I beat it. It was awesome how it had Red and Blue in it. One thing I disliked was the fact that everyone followed you in this game and the starting point was way too long. And one other thing I make fun of Hau a lot. He looked so dumb!

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5 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.

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. - LordMongo

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

Awesome game

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6 Dark Souls III

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 - YourWaifuSucks

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

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.

Deep, dark, hardcore...

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7 Pokemon Moon

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. - dlbk03

I haven't finished this game since I got it for Christmas and forgot about it for a few, but so far, it's really good. I'm up to the very beginning of Island #3 out of 4. I'm glad that Game Freak decided to give the game major changes. - Matt0418

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.

I got both but moon is better

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8 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 looks fun

Best open world game

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9 Fire Emblem: Fates

WHOA Surprised to see this game on here, I love it - zekrombolt9000

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

Fire emblem is my favourite game series ever

Fire Emblem is STUPID!

Eh, pretty good and fun series to play. Hoping I'll be able to get the newer game I've been seeing... admittedly forgot it's name. - DaForry

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10 Tom Clancy's The Division

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

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

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

Tom yom shom pom wom lom

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The Newcomers

? Attack on Titan
? Ori and the Blind Forest

Ori is the best game ever!

The Contenders

11 Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

Maybe the best fighting game of 2016

Get this to the top 10, be intelligent people!

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

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

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12 Batman: The Telltale Series

I got this game for Christmas and its amazing

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

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

I love DC.

13 Pokemon Go

Horrible, annoying overrated game. - olliv

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

Just wish the server issues could be fixed sooner

My Parents forbid me to play that app because its dangerous - Bikerninja1997

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14 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

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.

Mountain Dew sponser

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15 Final Fantasy XV

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

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.

This is the best ff - EliHbk

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16 Dishonored 2

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.

One of the more underrated games this year. - shawnmccaul22

100? , Are You Kidding Me? , Not Even Top 50? - VideoGamefan5

I like he 1st one and the 2nd one

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17 WWE 2K17

Pre ordered it can't wait for goldberg

Nice it should be top as it is number 1 wrestling games of all times

It should be number 1

good

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18 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

Street Fighter has been my game since way back in 2010 when I played the arcade version since then you could not beat me if I chose ryu or akuma - Datboi

Best game ever

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19 Gears of War 4

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

20 Far 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

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

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