Best of 2016: Game of The Year

After many discussions between Play Legit crew members, and listening to everyone in the Network, we have provided our picks.  Games below either pushed their respective genre further, featured superb design, or were just fun to play.  Here we go.

Battlefield 1 (EA/Dice)


EA went the opposite direction of Activision.  Instead of launching us into a futuristic world with space robots, World War 1 was the priority. Arguably the best looking game of the year.  Satisfying Multiplayer options that allowed many to play.  BF1’s epic soundtrack added to the experience, giving us a big-battle-feel every-time we picked up the controller.  Our Review

Doom (iD/Bethesda)


A great mixture of Old School/New gameplay. Fast paced action, with a face rippingly awesome soundtrack by Mick Gordon. An enjoyable shooter that wont soon be forgotten. How about those awesome weapon unlocks, and thoughtful easter eggs sprinkled throughout the Red Planet. Our Review

Gears of War 4 (The Coalition/Microsoft)


Gears of War 4 pushed the franchise further. 20 years to be exact.  Many new faces would enter the fray, only adding to the mayhem this series is known for.  Marcus Fenix brought his combat knowledge to the young-blood team making for some unique interactions with the cast.  Unreal Engine 4 made the desolate world stand-out (especially in 4K).  Fun coop options online and off.  Split-screen lives on! Our Review

Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix)


This title added fun exploration options, and a more hands-on approach to combat.  Stellar graphics and larger-than-life enemies made Final Fantasy XV one you’ll want to invest your time into.  Still plenty of throwback content included to keep veterans happy, with the modern flair expected out of top-shelf games.  Players who put in hours, reaped the rewards.

Forza Horizon 3 (Turn 10/Microsoft Studios)


Tight physics, fun locations, and multiplayer racing made this a must have for racing enthusiasts.  Forza Horizon 3 could be the best in the franchise.  Maybe even one of Racing’s best in history.  How can Turn 10 top this one?

Hyper Light Drifter (Heart Machine)

hyperlight.jpgA rewarding combat system, and outstanding art style. Hyper Light Drifter made great use of its level layouts. Haggy constantly screenshot captured because he was so impressed with the visuals.  Great to look at, and it requires a great amount of skill to survive.  Add this unique adventure to your collection. Our Review

Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment)


A game that continues to grow in terms of popularity and options.  Fresh modes come to Overwatch regularly.  New Heroes and Maps periodically show up (and on-the-free!). Ultimately Blizzard put together title with very interesting participants. Players will find their favorite hero in the bunch, it’s almost guaranteed.  The last game i can remember that was loaded with so many memorable characters was Street Fighter II.  So congrats team blizz. Our Review

Pokemon Sun and Moon (Game Freak/Nintendo)


Pokemon Sun and Moon added a great Time Trials feature making the game feel brand new.  Z moves also gave the characters big-time attacks they could unleash on foes.  All the new Pokémon fit right in with the already massive roster.  The subtleties throughout, such-as seeing your trainer give the commands to the pokemon in play.  Improved enemies.  Team Skull provided great humor, first Hip Hop themed Team Rocket Clone.

“What I love the most, is the game is really hard, which is something I wanted for years. I haven’t struggled with a Pokémon game since Red in the late 90s”. -Mo Chocolate

Titanfall 2 (Respawn/EA)

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To go from no-campaign in part one, to this. Wow, Respawn did it.  Titanfall 2 provided us with one of the more memorable first person shooter story modes in years.  Still on our minds indeed.  Well designed shootout segments, and engaging dialogue between man and machine.  Titanfall 2 really raised eyebrows this year. The gameplay hybrid project was successful in 2016. Our Review

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog/Sony)


This PS4 exclusive provided the rich story, and explosive set-pieces Naughty Dog is known for.  Mo Chocolate stated in his video review that this is one of the best looking games he has ever seen. Gameplay mechanics were polished even more than ever. U4 introduced fun offroad driving segments, and a grappling hook that expanded the gameplay.  Uncharted 4: A Thief’s end closed out Drake’s story properly. Our Review.

Thanks For Voting! and Here’s The Winners:

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5 thoughts on “Best of 2016: Game of The Year

  1. Pokemon got my vote :). If Xcom 2 was a selection, shame it isn’t :(, I probably would have picked that one.

    My top 5 games of the year are
    Civilization VI
    Salt and Sanctuary
    Dark Souls III
    Xcom 2
    Pokemon Sun/Moon

    I can easily replace Pokemon with Xcom 2. I’m always flipping the two around :).

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  2. I voted for Overwatch because it is one of my fave games from 2016… plus I haven’t played the other games on the list.


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