Oh gaming gods; provide us with fulfillment, bless us with open world greatness and FPS dominance, RPG wonders, and adventures beyond our comprehension! 2015 was fantastic, from The Witcher 3 to Star Wars: Battlefront this year was a good one and 2016 promises to be even better.
For those in the Nation, today marks our first most anticipated games list… remember, these dates are just projections, and pushbacks will happen. Hell, a game could be shelved for decades only to suck when it comes out (thanks Duke Nukem, we hardly knew ye). With all that being said this list is pretty damned exiting.
It has been made using the latest in nerd math: a secret, ancient, perplexing, well versed, and likely over explained formula; that consist mostly of YouTube views, Reddit hype, and nerdy chest thumping.
When possible the official synopsis will provided, otherwise the latest details have be summarized for your consumption. So without further ado, we here at GeekNation present to you, in no discernible order, the most anticipated games of 2016!
Welcome to the Stone Age, a time of extreme danger and limitless adventure, where giant mammoths and sabretooth tigers rule the Earth, and humanity is at the bottom of the food chain. As the last survivor of your hunting group, you will learn to craft a deadly arsenal, fend off fierce predators, and outsmart enemy tribes to conquer the land of Oros and become the Apex Predator.
A 400-year-old clue in the coffin of Sir Francis Drake sets Nathan Drake on an exploration for the fabled treasure of El Dorado, leading to the discovery of a forgotten island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
The search turns deadly when Drake becomes stranded on the island and hunted by mercenaries. Outnumbered and outgunned, Drake and his companions must fight to survive as they begin to unravel the terrible secrets hidden on the Island.
Doom returns as a brutally fun and challenging modern-day shooter experience. Relentless demons, impossibly destructive guns, and fast, fluid movement provide the foundation for intense, first-person combat.
A new Zelda game finally for the WiiU. Although it has been pushed back to 2016 there is promise from the footage that this game will be another masterpiece in Nintendo’s cap of original IP’s. An open world, puzzle filled adventure, that marks the return of Epona, this maybe the most anticipated game for WiiU owners (IGN).
Taking place far away from and long after the events of the original trilogy. You will play a human, male or female. You’ll be exploring an all-new galaxy, Andromeda, and piloting the new and improved Mako you saw. 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 (Bioware).
Facing unknown dangers in a strange and mystical land, an ordinary young boy and his gigantic feathered friend must rely on each other to survive in this harrowing story of friendship and trust.
What is next for the XBOX exclusive series? Little details are available following the defeat of the Locusts. The developer promises ”something personal, intimate, dark, and mysterious (Gamespot)”.
Having learned that all the conflicts surrounding “Kingdom Hearts” were a part of Master Xehanort’s master plan to cause a Keyblade War, Sora and his friends search for the seven guardians of light to combat the darkness. While King Mickey and Riku set off in search of previous Keyblade wielders, Sora, Donald and Goofy visit various Disney worlds in search of the “Key to Return Hearts.”
The armed forces of Niflheim launch a devastating assault upon the Kingdom of Lucis, casting Crown Prince Noctis and his comrades out of their homes and into the fray. The engaging tale to follow draws audiences into an awe-inspiring world steeped in the rich storytelling traditions of Square Enix’s renowned First Production Development Team.
In a time of global crisis, an international task force of heroes banded together to restore peace to a war-torn world. This organization, known as Overwatch, ended the crisis and helped maintain peace for a generation, inspiring an era of exploration, innovation, and discovery.
After many years, Overwatch’s influence waned and it was eventually disbanded. Now in the wake of its dismantling, conflict is rising once again. Overwatch may be gone…but the world still needs heroes.
I know, I know, there are a lot of great games that did not make the list; but you have to admit this is a pretty nice list. How come titles that are TBA are on the list? Anticipation, not concrete dates, are the litmus test here. Hands down if the The Legend of Zelda WiiU is released in 2016, it is the favorite of most video game purists for the most anticipated game. Other than that, Doom looks frightening. Uncharted looks to be back at it. Overwatch is another Blizzard creation that if you’ve seen the cinematic trailer looks like a freaking Pixar film (NICE ANIMATION ALERT). Square Enix has two titles that have the potential to be hands down amaze-balls in Kingdom Hearts 3 and Final Fantasy XV. The Far Cry and Mass Effect franchise continuations both look like graphical brilliance. No matter what title is your pick to claim the throne as the most anticipated game of 2016, there is no wrong answer.
Unless you pick the next Angry Birds game, then you should probably go back to the bathroom. That isn’t gaming.
So to everyone out there in the Nation… what is your top choice? I would love to hear your picks! You can do so in the comment section below.
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