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.
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
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.
No Mans Sky
Quite Possibly one of the most anticipated games for 2016, No Man’s Sky offers something we’ve never heard of before, an infinite universe.
That’s something I’m narrowing my eyes at, the word ‘infinite’. There’s been many times we were promised something just to find out it wasn’t everything it was made out to be *cough* 400 hours of gameplay in Fallout 4 *cough*.
But from what we’ve seen, we might be safe to let our guard down with this one. We’re genuinely excited for the sci-fi space exploration game within an infinite, procedurally generated universe. If there was a Star Wars simulator, I can only imagine this is what it would look like.
Far Cry: Primal
Far Cry 3 was great, Far Cry 4 (for me) was a bit of a disappointment, but Far Cry: Primal looks like it’s going to change the game completely.
I’ve never heard of a video game set in the stone age, never mind an open world sandbox RPG game. Forget your assault rifles, snipers and RPG’s, we’re going back to basic instincts.
Be ready to craft your own weapons such as clubs, axes spears and bows as you fight to survive against harsh landscapes and some very hungry predators. You’ll also be pit against other tribes too, so look forward to some barbaric tribe wars.
The third installation of a beloved franchise, developers Hangar 13 will be taking at shot at capturing the fans hearts.
The basic plot of the story, you’re a Vietnam war veteran seeking revenge for your friends, who were murdered by the mafia. The third person cover shooter will be set in New Orleans, I’m definitely looking forward to exploring 1960’s America once again and hunting down the Italian mob. Fans would be glad to know that Vito, the protagonist of Mafia II, will be making an appearance as one of your available lieutenants.
Homefront: The Revolution
A change of pace from the previous Homefront title, The Revolution has players fighting the GKR (Greater Korean Republic) out of Philadelphia in an open world first person shooter.
You’ll have three districts to choose from, each having their own locations and enemy resistance with some being heavier than others. Instead of having your weapons given to you, players will have to scavenge parts to improve and modify their arsenal.
Along with the main story, there’ll be many other activities to complete, such as assassinating generals and other high ranking soldiers.
On top of this will be a multiplayer mode that almost looks like a hybrid of Battlefield and Call of Duty with large scale maps, modifiable weapons and other ordnance.
Ghost Recon: Wildlands
Yet another Tom Clancy game, Wildlands is my personal most anticipated game of 2016. It looks absolutely amazing.
From what we’ve seen, Wildlands give you multiple classes to play as, such as a sniper or demolitions expert as you track down a drug lord and other high priority targets. How you do it, that is entirely up to you. When you’re not cleansing the world one bad guy at a time, you can roam the open world on foot, by bike or get a road trip going in a Jeep.
Another great trailer that really showcases some of the best that the game has to offer, you can see all of this below. I highly recommend you do so, and if you’ve already seen the trailer, watch it again. It’s awesome.
This was our list of 7 open world games coming out in 2016 that you have to play.What do you think. Have we missed a game that will have you at a midnight release?