Top PC Games of 2016
In 2016 consoles became more like PCs (we had the mid-gen upgrade that is the PS4 Pro and the reveal of the Xbox Scorpio) yet the PC continued to be the only true place to get fully customisable games and the full range of genres out there. It is also clearly the most powerful, with processors that kill what's on offer inside the Xbox One and PS4 Pro, and GPUs that cost more than many cars. The Geforce Titan X retailed for about $1200!
On the release front the PC received most of the excellent console releases and with Microsoft adopting an ecosystem policy, it also got what would have previously been Xbox console exclusives. This meant that PC gamers with the right setup could play the awesome Gears of War 4 and Forza Horizon 3 in 4K and at 60fps. Lovely!
So, what were the very best PC games of 2016. This list should give you some idea.
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- Role Playing
- All Platforms
- PlayStation 4
- Xbox One
- Xbox 360
- PlayStation 3
- Nintendo Switch
- Wii U
- Nintendo 3DS
- Nintendo DS
- PS Vita
- PlayStation 2
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Skyrim Special Edition on console looks lovely and runs well, and with all the DLC included it's a great option if you aren't fussed about mods. If you are fussed about mods you might be disappointed. Or already have a PC. The state of mods on Skyrim Special Edition's consoles Modding your... more
Watch Dogs 2 is missing a bit of refinement, and has had issues with multiplayer, but joining DedSec is still a riot and a half. It's high energy fun with engaging characters, and you can make an entire city your playground. Watch Dogs 2 has launched without full multiplayer functionality. While you... more
Final Fantasy XV is about adventure and excitement. There are oddities, and it's not the FF you're used to, but it's a good time with some good boys, and has an unexpected emotional resonance to it. Sometimes it seems like it shouldn't work, but it does. Getting a handle on Final Fantasy XV's combat In Final Fantasy XV the... more
Gears of War 4 had a lot to live up to, but The Coalition has delivered a visually stunning and thrilling campaign, plus top notch multiplayer modes. One of the Xbox One's very best titles, and the PC version is excellent too. Gears of War 4's campaign is bloody good fun Shooter campaigns aren't... more
Dishonored 2 takes everything you loved about Dishonored and improves upon it without becoming bloated. It's a beautifully designed, layered game, stuffed with hidden gems and secret stories. Also you can stab people in mid air. 5 things Dishonored 2 is doing so right After a few... more