10 Awesome Video Games to Expect in 2016

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With each passing year, video games come closer to reality thanks to the evolution of technology. This year we will be able to enjoy new game mechanics, innovative ideas, compelling storylines and spectacular worlds. There are numerous awesome video games to expect in 2016, and we have brought together some of the most interesting ones in the making. From first and third-person shooters to exploration and survival games, we’ve got it all covered here, including two truly unique entries.

1. No Man’s Sky

No Man's Sky is definitely one of the awesome video games to expect in 2016.

Release Date: June 2016

Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4

Publisher: Hello Games

Among the top awesome video games to expect in 2016 we can find No Man’s Sky, particularly because of the gameplay freedom and the stunning, unique visuals. The game features a procedurally generated universe, which changes as you explore the many planets with different environments and try to survive.

2. Horizon Zero Dawn

This game takes us to a primitive future.

Release Date: TBA

Platform: PlayStation 4

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

Everyone seems to be pretty excited about Horizon Zero Dawn, and they have every right to be. The game with dazzling visuals takes places 1,000 years in the future. You will get to play Aloy, the heroine who fights the robotic creatures who have taken over the world with the help of her trusty bow.

3. Far Cry Primal

The next game in this series takes place in the Stone Age.

Release Date: February 23

Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Publisher: Ubisoft

The next game in the Far Cry series is one of the awesome video games to expect in 2016. The sequel is set during the Stone Age, which has not been frequently approached by developers. You will witness the story of a man named Takkar who rises from a simple unarmed hunter to become the powerful leader of a tribe.

4. Deus Ex

This long awaited sequel is definitely among the awesome video games to expect in 2016.

Release Date: August 23

Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Publisher: Square Enix

The first game in this series was launched about fifteen years ago, and this much awaited sequel will surely find its way on the screens of many gamers. The story is set in 2029 in an open world environment. The decisions you will make will have an impact on the storyline, thus changing the ending as well.

5. Doom

Doom was once the pinnacle of third-person shooters.

Release Date: TBA

Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Publisher: Bethesda Softworks, ZeniMax Media

The pinnacle of first-person shooters, Doom was first released in 1993. The story was quite simple: a space marine had to fight hordes of demons and undead to survive. Not much has changed in the much awaited sequel that is expected to be released sometime during spring.

6. Dishonored 2

The sequel of the first video game will be released this year.

Release Date: TBA

Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Publisher: Bethesda Softworks

The upcoming sequel from Bethesda shows what happens fifteen years after The Dunwall Plague. Empress Emily Kaldwin is dethroned by an evil usurper and thus decides to become an assassin. Her sole purpose is to reclaim her honor and restore the world to its previous state before it fell to chaos.

7. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

This video game involves solving a mystery of a treasure cove.

Release Date: April 26

Platform: PlayStation 4

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

This series will launch its fourth third-person shooter in April. Its story is set three years after the previous game (Drake’s Deception) has ended, and follows the events that happen from now on. Drake has the surprise of being joined by his previously supposed dead brother Sam, and together they have to solve a mystery involving a hidden treasure and a bunch of pirates.

8. Quantum Break

In Quantum Break players will tailor their own stories.

Release Date: April 5

Platform: Xbox One

Publisher: Microsoft Studios

Many awesome video games to expect in 2016 involve the customization of the story. An episodic TV show, Quantum Break is no exception, as every decision you make while playing will reflect in the outcome of events. As a result, you can reach multiple endings as well.

9. Dreams

Truly the most surreal game of the year, Dreams belongs among the top awesome video games to expect in 2016.

Release Date: TBA

Platform: PlayStation 4

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

This game has been named the most surreal ever made, due to its ability of letting players generate their own content. Everything in the world is customizable and you can let your mind wander and create whatever it wants. Similar to the concept of Inception, this game gives you the freedom to create the world from your dreams.

10. Cuphead

Cuphead tackles a new visual aspect of videogames: that of looking like a cartoon.

Release Date: TBA

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Xbox One

Publisher: Studio MDHR

Last but not least, we have a truly unique entry on our awesome video games to expect in 2016 list: Cuphead. The whole game is drawn in the cartoon style of the 1930s, and will surely become popular among those who love retro. You get to play as Cuphead, who has to defeat numerous bosses in order to repay a debt to none other than the Devil.

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