The most comprehensive videogame releases 2016 list
2015 is history. Yeah, we’re in 2016 now and it’s already looking poised to be a great year for gaming enthusiasts. A load of games have already been confirmed for release this year or the developers have promised to release this year (no fixed date yet).
We know it can be exhausting to keep track of it all and that is the reason we’ve compiled this neat list for you which features every single game that is going to release in 2016 or has been stamped with a 2016 tentative release date.
The list deals with PC, PS4, Xbox One and Wii U platforms to be specific and the release dates are either North American or worldwide. This depends on which release date is earlier for the game.
Bookmark this page and come back to it often as we’ll be updating it as more games are announced or confirmed a 2016 release window.
Traditionally, January is known to be slow on big game releases but 2015 saw that change with a lot of triple A releases such as Dying Light and Saints Row 4. 2016 seems to be going back to the roots though and there’s nothing big enough to make you super excited. Still, it’s got quite a few notable releases –
Amplitude (PS4) – January 5
Hardware: Rivals (PS4) – January 5
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – January 12
The Banner Saga 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – January 12
Gone Home (PS4, Xbox One) – January 12
Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster, and Resident Evil Origins Collection (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One – January 19
Darkest Dungeon (PC, PS4) – January 19
The Deadly Tower of Monsters (PC) – January 19
Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak (PC) – January 20
Mario and Luigi Paper Jam (3DS) – January 22
The Witness (PC, PS4) – January 26
Lego Marvel’s Avengers (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) – January 26
Final Fantasy Explorers (3DS) – January 26
Sébastien Loeb Rally Evo (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – January 29
Bombshell (PC) – January 29
This War of Mine: The Little Ones (PS4, Xbox One) – January 29
Rise of the Tomb Raider (PC) – January
February’s always been a busy month when it comes to game releases and 2016 seems no different. There’s plenty of interesting games lined up for release including some biggies such as Far Cry: Primal, Street Fighter 5 ad XCOM 2.
Cobalt (PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360) – February 2
Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – February 5
XCOM 2 (PC) – February 5
Mighty No. 9 (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U) – February 9
Dying Light: The Following Expansion & Enhanced Edition (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – February 9
Firewatch (PC, PS4) – February 9
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia & trilogy pack (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – February 9
Unravel (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – February 9
Gravity Rush Remastered (PS4) – February 9
Mighty No. 9 (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) – February 9
Earth Defense Force 4.1 The Shadow of New Despair (PS4) – February 12
Street Fighter 5 (PC, PS4) – February 16
Far Cry Primal (PS4, Xbox One) – February 23
Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – February 23
The Walking Dead: Michonne (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) – February
March 2016 seems to be the biggest month so far when it comes to confirmed game releases. There’s just too many AAA titles lined up for release, some of which are a result of delays.
Whatever the reasons, it’s definitely the month to watch out for with games such as Hitman, The Division and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess confirmed for release among others.
Far Cry Primal (PC) – March 1
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD (Wii U) – March 4
The Division (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – March 8
Hitman (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – March 11
Samurai Warriors 4 Empires (PS4) – March 11
MLB The Show 16 (PS3, PS4) – March 29
Hyrule Warriors Legends (3DS) – March 25
Nights of Azure (PS4) – March 29
MXGP 2 The Official Motocross Videogame (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – March 31
Killer Instinct: Season 3 (Xbox One) – March
Day of the Tentacle Remastered (PC, PS4, PSVita) – March
April isn’t known to feature a lot of big game releases traditionally but this year is choke-full of notable releases, the biggest among them being Uncharted 4.
Quantum Break (Xbox One) – April 5
Dirt Rally (PS4, Xbox One) – April 5
Dark Souls 3 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – April 12
Ratchet & Clank (PS4) – April 12
Star Fox Zero (Wii U) – April 22
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (PS4) – April 26
Total War: Warhammer (PC) – April 28
Not a lot of game developers release games in the month of May and there’s a reason for it. In case you couldn’t guess, June is when E3 (the biggest gaming expo on Earth) takes place and hence most of the devs/pubs are either too busy preparing for it or too scared that their games might not the get the attention it deserves thanks to pre-E3 press rush.
This year isn’t any different with just two confirmed releases so far –
Battleborn (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – May 3
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – May 24
The fabled month of the “Legend of E3”. This is a month where almost no game releases and 2016 is no different. The names you see below are NOT confirmed but are just tagged with a “June” release date. No surprises if some of these skip to the next month or deeper into the year.
No Man’s Sky (PC, PS4) – June
ARK: Survival Evolved (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – official launch for the Early Access game on all platforms
We Happy Few (PC, Xbox One) – June
One Piece Burning Blood (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – June
Valentino Rossi The Game (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – June
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition (PC) – Spring
Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition (PC, Xbox One) – Spring
July to December (videogame releases 2016)
The business end of the year, barring July, these months are known to give birth to some of the biggest and most critically and commercially successful games to release every year.
However, if you haven’t noticed yet, we’ve lumped all these months into a nice little thread. This is because it’s too early for anyone to confirm any videogame releases 2016 so far down the line.
Make no mistake though, there will be games releasing in these months and some of them will go on to be massive. Especially October, November and December are sure to feature some big releases including Battlefield, Call of Duty and possibly a new Assassin’s Creed game among others.
We’ll update these as we have more details but here are a few samples –
Pokken Tournament (Wii U) – July
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – August 23
Gears of War 4 (beta in spring) (Xbox One)
Halo Wars 2 (PC, Xbox One)
Confirmed for 2016 with dates TBA
Don’t we just love developers who say “confirmed” for “add a year” when it comes to release dates? What? We don’t? Either ways, here’s a list of games which met with this exact fate.
You would be a fool to think all of this would actually end up releasing in 2016.
Adrift (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
Arslan The Warriors of Legend (PS4, Xbox One)
Assetto Corsa (PS4, Xbox One)
Attack on Titan (PS4)
Below (PC, Xbox One)
Batman: A Telltale Games Series (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
Crackdown 3 (beta in summer) (Xbox One)
Cuphead (PC, Xbox One)
Dishonored 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
DOOM (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
UFC 2 (PS4, Xbox One)
Final Fantasy 15 (PS4, Xbox One)
Gravity Rush 2 (PS4)
Homefront: The Revolution (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
Hellblade (PC, PS4)
Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4)
Hyper Light Drifter (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Eyes of Heaven (PS4)
Mafia 3 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Wii U)
Mass Effect: Andromeda (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
Need for Speed (PC)
Nier: Automata (PS4)
Outlast 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
Overwatch (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
Paragon (PC, PS4)
Persona 5 (PS4)
God Eater Resurrection (PS4, PSVita)
God Eater 2 Rage Burst (PS4, PSVita)
Resident Evil: Umbrella Corps (PC, PS4)
ReCore (Xbox One)
Rise of the Tomb Raider (PS4)
Sea of Thives (PC, Xbox One)
Fable Legends (open beta in spring) (PC, Xbox One)
Shadow Warrior 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
Shadow Complex Remastered (PS4, Xbox One)
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
Sword Art Onine Hollow Realization (PS4)
Tekken 7 (PS4)
The Last Guardian (PS4)
The Legend of Zelda U (Wii U)
The Technomancer (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine expansion (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
World of Warcraft: Legion (PC)
World of Final Fantasy (PS4, PSVita)
There you have it, it’s just the start of the year and there’s already enough videogame releases 2016 to keep you busy for a long time. There’s more on the horizon so make sure you bookmark this and come back often.