The 5 Most Anticipated Video Games of 2016

It’s been estimated that the video game industry is set to bring in almost 100 billion in profits this year, worldwide. While there is a long list of “winners” expected to be released, here are our top 5 most anticipate video games of 2016.

1. Overwatch
Blizzard Entertainment
PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Release Date: Spring 2016
Anybody that played Blizzard’s 1998 hit StarCraft is going to appreciate Overwatch. Blizzard is famous for world renowned games like World of Warcraft (who hasn’t played this role playing wonder?), StarCraftII, Heroes of the Storm or Hearthstone and this first person shooter is sure to please as well. Overwatch features great visuals and an awesome collection of more than 20 characters and that’s just until more downloadable content is released. Gameplay includes teams battling their way across maps of locations like Egypt, Japan and London.

2. Doom
Bethesda Softworks/id software
PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Release Date: Q2 2016
Doom, a game that transformed the first person shooters in 1993, is getting a reboot this year from the same developer’s that brought the world the infamous “BFG”s and a wealth of crazed demons. Let’s face it, you’d be hard pressed to find any gamer that hasn’t heard of Doom” before. Id Software is concentrating on a push forward combat style of action, where gamers battle demons that were accidentally released from hell. What can you expect? Plenty of huge weapons and nonstop action. Another difference from the original and other Doom games is a bloody melee takedown system, making it possible for gamers to tear the demons a part, a violent feature that provides a level of gore of the likes of Mortal Kombat.

3. Far Cry Primal
Ubisoft Montreal
PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Release Date: February 23
Far Cry Primal has gone prehistoric, meaning no gas powered vehicles, present day firearms, etc. Instead, you’ll live kind of like a caveman, use primitive weapons and call upon vicious beasts, ranging from wolves to owls. So far the games has been well received, with IGN stating that the result of this new Fry Cry being a competent, game with an abundance of surprises to discover and things to conquer.

4. The Legend of Zelda Wii U
Release Date: Sometime this year
The popularity of Zelda’s past and all the mystery surrounding the upcoming game makes waiting for its release excruciating for fans. That’s right, not much is known about this much awaited Nintendo game except that it’s probably going to be massive, more than likely the largest in the series. We have heard that Epona (sporting the bow and arrow Zelda is famous for, except having undergone an upgrade) has returned and that game play is set in an open, vibrant world. To date, Zelda Wii U remains one of the most anticipated games coming out this year.

5. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Eidos Montreal/Square Enix
PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Release Date: August 23
Mankind Divide, developed as the sequel to “Human Revolution”, is by the same talented team of creators, is an exciting combination of stealth, action and role playing that follows suit. Deux Ex Mankind Divided will also give players the gratifying conclusion that Human Revolution didn’t.

These are just a few of the fantastic video games due for release in 2016 and if the other contenders are anything like the ones listed here, it’s going to be an exciting year for gamers.