1. Deus Ex Mankind Divided
Deus Ex Mankind Divided features on the top of the 2016’s most anticipated first person shooter game list. The game is a sequel to the 2011 critical and commercial hit Deus Ex Human Revolution. Deus Ex Mankind Divided is being developed by Eidos Montreal and published by Square Enix.
Deus Ex Mankind Divided is a cyberpunk themed action game which can be played from either of first person shooter, third person shooter, stealth or role playing perspectives, hence giving the players a lot of variety to play with. The game is set in 2029, which is two years after the events of its prequel.
Deus Ex Mankind Divided is scheduled to release in August 23, 2016 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows platform.
The second game to feature in this list is Overwatch. With just a couple of days to go for its release, Overwatch is one of the most anticipated first person shooter games of 2016. The multiplayer first person shooter game which hosts squad based combat between two teams is developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. Each team in the game has six players where the players can select their own characters with special abilities and roles.
Overwatch is a very fast moving game where the players needs to utilize the unique ability of their characters. The game looks extremely promising and has been able to garner a lot of attention from critics and audience. The game releases on May 24, 2016 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows.
3. Titanfall 2
Another largely anticipated first person shooter video game title of 2016 is Titanfall 2, which is the sequel 2011’s original Titanfall. The game is being developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts. The first Titanfall game was a massive hit which won over sixty awards during its reveal in E3, so there is a lot of expectation from the sequel Titanfall 2.
Although Titanfall was a successful game, it had some shortcomings which Titanfall 2 is looking to work on. Titanfall 2 will introduce a single player campaign which was almost non-existent in the previous outing and better the AI which was very poor in the prequel. According to the writer, the game “will portray a world in which science meets magic, but a world which will still be grounded, dirty, human and real.” This gives us enough reasons to look forward to the game.
There has been no official announcement on the exact release date of the game yet but it is expected to release in the fourth quarter of 2016. The game will be available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Windows platforms.
4. Rising Storm 2: Vietnam
Rising Storm 2: Vietnam is the next game to feature in this list. The game is a stand alone expansion for Red Orchestra 2 and is a sequel to Rising Storm which was released in 2013. All the core mechanics Red Orchestra 2 of are being retained in the game. Rising Storm 2: Vietnam is being developed by Tripware Interactive and Antimatter Games.
Rising Storm 2: Vietnam focuses mainly on the Vietnam War which took place for a long 19 years starting from 1955. The promising upcoming first person shooter game looks amazing from the gameplay and visual perspective. Although there is no official announcement on the release date yet, we can expect it to release towards the end of 2016.
5. Shadow Warrior 2
The next game to feature in the list is Shadow Warrior 2. Shadow Warrior 2 is a sequel to the 2013 release Shadow Warrior. On the other hand Shadow Warrior itself is a reboot of the original Shadow Warrior which was released in 1997. Shadow Warrior 2, which is currently in development is being developed by Polish indie studio Flying Wild Hog and published by Devolver Digital.
When the rebooted version of Shadow Warrior released, none would have thought that it would create a benchmark. The game was received well and was praised for the combat mechanism and the campaign length. Now, the sequel being under works in the same studio, there is obviously a bigger expectation. Shadow Warrior 2 will newly introduce the four player co-op mode which was not available in the prequel along with the single player campaign mode. This makes the game even more interesting and promising.
The released date of Shadow Warrior 2 hasn’t been revealed yet, but it is expected to release in 2016 itself for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
LawBreakers is another largely anticipated upcoming first person shooter game. The game is directed by Cliff Bleszinki, who has worked with some very famous video games like Unreal Tournament, Gears of War etc. Interestingly, this would be Bleszinki’s first project since leaving Epic games, where he worked for twenty years until 2012. The game is being developed by Bleszinki’s own studio Boss Key Productions and published by Nexon.
Initially, LawBreakers was set to be free-to play game but it was later changed to pay-to play. The character based multiplayer game looks more violent and darker than most of the present day games. The game also is fast paced and the players will get a lot of variety in the style of play. There is a lot of expectation from this game as this is Boss Key Production’s first game.
The game is expected to release later this year for Microsoft Windows platform.
7. Dead Island 2
The next game to feature in this list is Dead Island 2. The game is the sequel to the original Dead Island which was released in 2011. Dead Island 2 was announced at 2014 E3 and was initially developed by Yager Development and was set to be release during spring 2015. However, the project got delayed for a number of times and the previous developers were replaced by Sumo Digital by the publishers Deep Silver.
The role playing first person shooter horror game is set on a open world and happens just a couple of month after the events of the prequel, Dead Island. The game starts with another zombie outbreak in California which is being put under a full quarantine restricted zone by the United States Armed Forces. The game is one of the most anticipated titles of the year and hopefully the new developers can complete the game by the end of this year.
The game is expected to release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows by 2016 although no official announcement is made yet.
Desync features next in the list of the most anticipated first person shooter games of 2016/17. The game is being developed by Australian developer The Foregone Syndicate and published by Adult Swim Games.
Desync is the most unique game in the list and has an interesting color theme. The game looks great with a nice colorful and retro look. The digital weapons provided to the players in the game also makes the game look pretty nice. The game is expected to release towards the end of 2016.
9. Unreal Tournament
The next game on the list is Unreal Tournament, which is the ninth game of the Unreal series. The crowd-sourced game is developed and published by Epic Games and will be released for free on Microsoft Windows, OS X and Linux.
Unreal Tournament will be a fast paced first person shooter game which will have same gameplay as the classic Unreal games. The game is also visually appealing which is definitely the main cause of being on of the most anticipated games of 2016-17.
Till this point there has been no official confirmation about the released date of the game but we can assume that it will release somewhere between the fourth quarter of 2016 and the first quarter of 2017.
10. Battlefield 1
Battlefield 1 is one of the most anticipated games of the year. As of now Battlefield 1’s trailer has over 1.6 million likes and more than 33 million views, which are highest for any game trailer ever. The upcoming first person shooter game is set on the first World War period. Developed by DICE and published by Electronic Arts, Battlefield 1 is the fourteenth installment of the Battlefield franchise.
The upcoming game, which is inspired by the historical events of World War I promises to give a variety of weapons from the era like bolt-action rifles, automatic and semi-automatic rifles, artillery, flamethrowers, and mustard gas. The players will also get to use some melee weapons such as shovel, sabres, trench clubs etc. and take control of vehicles like tanks, biplanes, battleships and ride horses.
Battlefield 1 is regarded as one of the most anticipated games of the year and will release on October 21 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows.