8 Videogames To Keep You Warm for the Rest of 2016
By Matthew Arcilla
The end of every year is like the blockbuster season for gamers. While some nerds and geeks count the days to the next comic book movie, gamers count the pesos they need to survive the next videogame releases.
With a totally representative sample of four stores, I asked video game retailers which unreleased video games of 2016 were asked about the most. The results totally surprised me and um, I couldn’t believe number 3. Really.
8. Gears of War 4
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Microsoft Studios / The Coalition | Xbox One | Scheduled release date: October 11, 2016
Given the lukewarm reception for 2013’s Gears of War Judgment, it’s surprising how much excitement surrounds the installment of the venerable shooter series. Gruesome monsters and bro-tastic action are Gears’ trademarks. Those qualities make Gears of War 4 the fresh, uncompromising game we need in a sea of open world sandboxes and tactical team based shooters.
7. Dishonored 2
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Bethesda Softworks / Arkane Studios | PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One | Scheduled release date: November 11, 2016
The sequel to the cult classic of 2012, Dishonored 2 is a first person action adventure that asks you to cut through the villainous elite using ninja skills and otherworldly powers. While many fans are eager to play as the nimble infiltrator and exiled noble Emily Kaldwin, the return of stealthy protector Corvo as a fully voiced protagonist is also a treat.
6. Titanfall 2
Electronic Arts / Respawn Entertainment | PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC | Scheduled release date: October 28, 2016
2014’s Titanfall focused on parkour-based gun play and mechanized warfare as a team based multiplayer experience. For Titanfall 2, the promised sell is a story-based single player campaign. The focus? A buddy cop bromance that explores the unique bond between a pilot and his Titan, BT-7274, who sounds suspiciously like Optimus Prime. Prepare for Titan feels.
5. Sid Meier’s Civilization VI
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2K Games, Inc. / Firaxis Games | PC | Scheduled release date: October 21, 2016
Sid Meier’s Civilization may very well be one of the great wonders of the world. Like the first game’s motto, it has stood the test of time. The next installment builds on the hex-based foundations of Civilization V with promises of more personalized cities, rebalanced victory strategies and AI opponents with meaningful personalities. We hope Gandhi is still a warmongering jerk, though.