Most Anticipated Games of 2016
We make our quick selections for the most exciting games coming this year
Mass Effect Andromeda
Mass Effect Andromeda is a new adventure, taking place far away from and long after the events of the original trilogy. You will play a human, male or female, as you explore an all-new galaxy, Andromeda, and pilot the new and improved Mako. And through it all, you will have a new team of adventurers to work with, learn from, fight alongside of, and fall in love with. This upcoming action RPG will run on the Frostbite engine.
When: Q4, 2016
In the aftermath of a split second of destruction that fractures time itself, two people find they have changed and gained extraordinary abilities. One of them travels through time and becomes hell-bent on controlling this power. The other uses these new abilities to attempt to defeat him – and fix time before it tears itself irreparably apart. Quantum Break follows Jack Joyce, as he desperately struggles to prevent the end of time, while the TV show that runs alongside the game revolves around the conspiracies and intrigue within the villainous corporation called Monarch Solutions, Jack’s main enemy.
When: April 5, 2016
A devastating pandemic sweeps through New York City, and one by one, basic services fail. In only days, without food or water, society collapses into chaos. The Division, a classified unit of self-supported tactical agents, is activated. Leading seemingly ordinary lives among us, The Division agents are trained to operate independently of command, as all else fails. Fighting to prevent the fall of society, the agents will find themselves caught up in a conspiracy, forced to combat not only the effects of a manmade virus, but also the rising threat of those behind it.
When: March 8, 2016
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
Several years after his last adventure, retired fortune hunter, Nathan Drake, is forced back into the world of thieves. With the stakes much more personal, Drake embarks on a globe-trotting journey in pursuit of a historical conspiracy behind a fabled pirate treasure. His greatest adventure will test his physical limits, his resolve, and ultimately what he’s willing to sacrifice to save the ones he loves.
When: April 26, 2016
Unravel introduces Yarny, a new character made from a single thread of yarn, that slowly unravels as you move. Inspired by the unique environments of Northern Scandinavia, Unravel is a physics-based puzzle platformer. Using yarn to Swing from tree branch to tree branch or hitch a ride on a flying kite, no feat is too big. Yarny is brought to life as the representation of the ties that bind loved-ones together. Embark with Yarny on an adventure to reconnect the long-lost memories of a family.
When: February 9, 2016
In XCOM 2, the roles have been reversed, and XCOM is now the invading force. They are hampered by limited resources and must constantly evade the alien threat in their new mobile headquarters. Players must use a combination of firepower and stealth-like tactics to help XCOM recruit soldiers and build a resistance network, while attempting to expose the evil alien agenda and save humanity.
When: February 5, 2016
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