Looking back and reflecting on 2016, it seems fair to say that it was a great year for the gaming industry. We had new console announcements and launches, such as the PS4 Pro, Nintendo Switch and Xbox Scorpio. This article looks over some of the most played games from 2016. Let’s begin.
When it comes to soccer, EA’s FIFA franchise is extremely popular. Rarely do we see a bad release and FIFA 17 was the best we’ve seen so far. The online play is very entertaining, visuals really impressive and the players look realistic. This game has a huge following online thanks to how easy it is to jump into an online game or play with friends. FIFA 17 was one of the most played sport video games from 2016.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Those who own the PlayStation 4 were treated to an absolute gem from Naughty Dog. The adventure series, featuring Nathan Drake, takes a dramatic twist within this title. Loaded with action and excitement, the compelling story brings many twists and turns. The online mode is also a welcome feature. Simply put, this was one of the best PS4 games to have released in 2016, winning many awards.
Smartphone games are highly popular and Slither.io was one of the highlights from 2016. You can find the game at the Poki portal where you have the chance to enjoy this great game. It involves controlling a snake and guiding it whilst avoiding other snakes. Your aim is to grow your snake by collecting the food placed on the map, the larger your snake grows the harder it will become. Are you a fan of .io games? These awesome .io games are sure to keep you busy for hours on end. Slither.io was one of the more popular smartphone games from 2016.
First-person-shooters are always in high demand, and EA’s Battlefield 1 is an absolute masterpiece. Going back to World War 1, the setting scraps the futuristic theme set my many new FPS titles. The weapons are from this historic setting, which is a great change from the high-tech laser weaponry found in games such as Activation’s competing Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. We have the Frostbite 3 engine to thank for the amazing visuals. Battlefield 1 was one of the most played games from 2016 within the FPS genre.
Business sim games don’t attract the most attention from gamer’s, but there are many gems out there. Planet Coaster was a huge release that was rivaling Roller coaster Tycoon World. The question was; which would be better. The answer was Planet Coaster. The features were detailed, visuals amazing and game play brilliant. If you like the idea of creating, and managing your very own theme park, then be sure to check this game out. When it comes to a business-sim game, Planet Coaster quickly became the most played title within the genre for 2016.
There were many great games from 2016, and the above examples and just a few reminders. What is for sure, we have many more to look forward to this year. 2017 is expected to be one of the best yet. With the Nintendo Switch releasing next month, re-visiting 2017 this time next year should be an easy task. Which releases were your favorites? Be sure to let us know.