7 Open World Games Coming Out In 2016 That You Must Play


2015 gave us Fallout 4, Star Wars: Battlefront and of course, game of the year; The Witcher 3, just to name a few. It’s going to be a hard year to top, but the way things are looking we’re hopeful to say the least. Here’s 7 open world games coming out in 2016 that you must play.

The Division

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It’s hardly been six months since Siege was released and already we’ve been gifted the beta to the next upcoming Tom Clancy game (if you pre-ordered the game that is).

The Division is a little different from prior releases of the same franchise. Instead of the usual tactical first person shooter, it’s a third person, open world game with RPG elements and randomly generated loot. Similar to the likes of games such as Destiny and to an extent, Borderlands, we’re expecting to rack up some hours on this game.

It’s too soon to judge the game based on the beta, but aside from the odd game bug, The Division is looking to be pretty solid. Could this be the game that ends Destiny?

Dead Island 2

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So anyone who managed to play through Dead Island and/or Riptide will know how disappointing the games were. It’s possibly one of the best examples of a game with great concept but lacked in the execution.

With the release of critically acclaimed Dying Light in 2015, I’m sure publishers Deep Silver feel like they have something to prove and stepped their game up for Dead Island 2. Hopefully most of the old mechanisms will be scrapped for more fluent combat and more importantly, movement. There’s nothing worse than trying to outrun a horde of zombies when you move like Robocop.

However, while playing through Dead Island, I noticed how beautiful and rich the landscapes were, something I’m hoping carries through to the next installation. Deep Silver absolutely smashed E3 2014 with one of the best trailers I’ve ever seen. If you missed that, you can see it here.