2015 has bowed out on a resurgence of the Xbox One console. PlayStation has every intention of ringing the revolt in 2016. But the two giants will not be the only ones rolling mechanics. From Uncharted 4 and The Division, the Quantum Break and surprisingly to Unravel, here are the 12 games we are looking forward to this year.
The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 entry in 2016 come true in their third year of operation. Suffice to say the age of maturity for a console of video games. The exclusiveness began to bloom on both sides, and each side counts the points. After starting 2014 with a bang with a better powered consoles park and top-flight games (Driveclub, etc), the year 2015 for the exclusives side became more discreet for Sony with a somewhat disappointing game The Order 1886, but an excellent Bloodborne and a surprising Until Dawn game.
A more than respectable wine but an aura undermined by Xbox, which had drawn heavy to catch up with its delay. Forza Motorsport 6 for making engines roar, Halo 5 Guardians, the reference of the multiplayer FPS, and especially Rise of The Tomb Raider, the ultimate casual game which it managed to snatch exclusivity. An year-end cannonball for Microsoft’s console, freed from spectrum of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End postponed until 2016. Meanwhile waiting for Gears of War 4 and Fable Legends.
And with the great return of the adventurer Nathan Drake, the PS4 will rise up again and return to its core, for the game, after playing the card of virtual reality at the end of the year to mark its difference. As gamers prepare: 2016 promises to be a sacred year. Here are some games that give us hope for long hours of fun behind our controller.
No Man’s Sky – Sony (PS4, PC) – June 2016
Welcome to an infinite galaxy where you are going to lose youself from planet to planet! But where everything is taking shape before your eyes as you wish. For No Man’s Sky, it has a quite impressive concept: they are algorithms that will create an own universe to each player. And everyone can explore at will on foot or aboard its ship, passenger cross other players, or hostile creatures to fight pirates. Mercenaries, explorers or traders, each have their role to conquer this strange world. But every decision will affect your journey and discover other resources.
This war of mine: The Little Ones – Deep Silver (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – January 29, 2016
In a world ravaged by war, the inhabitants of a city under siege try to survive in makeshift shelters. You have to manage your characters – including children – and resources, helping them to defend and protect their families, find food and items for making tools, furniture, etc. A story inspired by real events including the siege of Sarajevo during the Bosnian war. A game not to be missed for its graphics, its dark atmosphere and gameplay far from the standards of the time on gaming console. Players accustomed to the PC gaming will discover the opportunity to play with children.
Horizon Zero Dawn – Guerilla Games/Sony (PS4) – End 2016
A game that should not offend the defenders of the environment. In the distant future, nature has reasserted itself and above. The human being must get by him among the trees and plains, while fighting against strange giant machines. A mix set of role play and action game in a post-Apocalypse world overrun by wildlife. You play as a strange adventurer equipped with a bow, which oscillates between prehistoric and futuristic character.
Unravel – EA (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – February 9, 2016
It was a pleasant surprise out of the blue by EA at E3 in Los Angeles. Indeed, a platform game totally unexpected in the land of FIFA, Battlefield or others like Sims and Mass Effect. In Unravel, you play a little red woolen man who tries to find his relatives. For that, it must move forward on a dangerous and hostile terrain for its wool, nature! From branch to branch on an apple or a mound of abandoned rooms, you will redouble their ingenuity to advance it without unfold.
Uncharted 4: a Thief’s End – Naughty Dog/Sony (PS4) – April 27, 2016
Nathan Drake is delayed for a long time and holds the fans of the Uncharted saga breathless since the event of E3 2014 and appeared in the sand with a first trailer that had stunned the audience. What to say about the unsheathed a year later at the same location by Sony, a demonstration of gameplay, history and graphic virtuosity. The adventurer is revealed since sparingly. For the epilogue of the adventures of a descendant of Sir Francis Drake, we will now have to wait until April 2016. What do we hope? Anything that makes a great game: a well-crafted story, graphics with high flight, finesse game that give you the mad desire to play it again and again. On paper, this Uncharted 4 has everything to be the exclusivity that kills. Provided to stop being continually postponed.
Tom Clancy’s The Division – Ubisoft (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – March 8, 2016
Five days after Black Friday, New York is decimated by a terrible epidemic caused by a terrorist attack. Whereof deliver the city to rebel groups for a real turf war. You play as an agent of the group of the Division who tries to put the city on foot. Facing you are escaped prisoners, thugs, criminals and other factions. In an open world, we have to demonstrate tactical sense and reliability for shooting regain from ground, alone or with others. An action-RPG that is more promising.
Deus Ex Mankind Divided – Montreal Eidos/Square Enix (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – August 23, 2016
The hero of Square Enix will make its return. In a not so distant future (2029), individuals increased mechanically have become pariahs to eliminate. Yet the undercover agent Adam Jansen will try to rebalance the world in chaos, between oppression increased and latent violence. And for that, he will try to end the maneuvers of secret organizations that manipulate humanity. Including the Illuminati against which they are fighting within the Collective Juggernaut.
Mafia III – 2K Games (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – Current 2016
For settling, revenge, shooting galore: welcome to the world of Mafia III. After the prohibition of the 30s and the 50s in San Francisco, it was the turn of New Orleans to serve as a theater play. And not just any, the 1968, in full fight for civil rights. Lincoln, a veteran of the Vietnam War, saw his family slaughtered by the mafia. Becoming a gangster, he opted for a total revenge, accompanied by three henchmen that shock to help him in its mission.
Quantum Break – Remedy/Microsoft Studios (Xbox One) – April 5, 2016
No, Microsoft has not quite unsheathed in 2015. The US giant has kept under wraps for the new year and in particular the next blockbuster, Quantum Break. The story of a scientist who finds himself with the power to play with time and create temporal gaps. Obviously, this does not please the Monarch company that planned to take over the world, has power almost similar and therefore spear in pursuit. An ambitious project combining video game and series produced for the occasion in order to understand the story from different points of view. This is the Finnish studio Remedy (Alan Wake, Max Payne) behind this album, which relies heavily on narration.
Dark Souls III – From Software (PS4, Xbox One and PC) – April 12, 2016
A universe cumbersome and deadly. The plot is based on the resurrection of the Lord Ash, although doubts remain about possible links with the two previous episodes. You’ll have to fight stronger enemies than the other. Like the good old times. Bigger and darker, Dark Souls III is the “turning point” awaited by fans after a DS2 slightly below. Visually, we noticed that the paw, Bloodborne, the PS4 exclusivity, is past thereby. And we can only rejoice.